FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER
'Evaristo possesses enough ball-busting originality to create whole novels for each of the historical characters she resurrects . . . [she creates] funky yarns so tantalising you want to devour them' Guardian
Meet Stanley Williams: Single, in his thirties, grieving the death of his Jamaican father and wondering if there is more to life than his nine-to-five banking job in a sky-high glass menagerie.
Enter Jessie O'Donnell: barmaid, former singer-cum-comedienne, and desperate to get into her rusty old Lady Niva and hit the freeway across Europe.
The unlikely pair begin an electrifying odyssey that weaves in and out of history, colliding with the forgotten heroes of Europe's past. Shakespeare's mysterious 'Dark Lady of the Sonnet's, Pushkin and his Ethiopian great-grandfather and the mixed-race Allessandro de' Medici of Florence are all ready to have their voices heard, and Stanley and Jessie do what they can to hang on for the ride . . .
'A bouncy. . . touching novel about the search for love and belonging' The Times
If you liked Atonement by Ian McEwan, you'll love this Harper's Bazaar
The bestselling novel from the author of The Snakes, The Outcast is a powerful portrait of unexpected love and treacherous charades against the backdrop of a sleepy post-war English village
August 1957. Lewis Aldridge, straight out of jail, stands alone at a Surrey railway station.
Hes returned to the village where he grew up: the village where, a decade earlier, tragedy tore his family apart, leaving him to a troubled adolescence without a mother and with a father he barely knew.
Now, the only person who understands him is Kit, daughter of a bullying local businessman. Soon they realise that to forge their own futures, they must first confront the darkest secrets of their past.
As family, love, passion, sex and violence become ever more so intertwined, can Kit and Lewis find their way back to each other amidst the chaos?
A tragic account of the devastating effects of parental abuse and the redemptive power of true love Guardian
'In the tradition of Remains of the Day...a passionate and deeply suspenseful novel Margot Livesey
WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun-but may end in murder . . .
Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia's starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou-and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he's Lucian de Vincent . . . her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion-and the ever-present temptation of Lucian-prove dangerously distracting.
Lucian's grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once-and hard. Apparently, it's Lucian's turn. Julia's compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.
The recent ""suicide"" of Lucian's father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia. . . .
The de Vincent brothers are back-and so is the intrigue that surrounds them-in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout's sizzling new novel . . .
Nicolette Bresson never thought she'd return to the de Vincents' bayou compound. It's where her parents work, where Nikki grew up . . . and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki's time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected-especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki's space as much as possible.
Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He'd wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he's known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman . . . one who's being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe-and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.