Poet’s debut novel has a thin plot but is held together by skilful, well-crafted prose
Interesting questions of free will and predestiny may ultimately test the reader’s patience
Artistic, poetic depiction of island life is the perfect travel book
Fascinating story of “the greatest” covers a lot of ground
Four siblings forced to forge their own way in Lagos tell tragic but different tales
Remarkable book will open minds to infinite possibilities
Gayle’s latest tale of sorrow and loneliness will ultimately bring great joy
Holloway sits on the fence between faith in God and total atheism in latest book
Four women set course to find hope for mankind in comfortable sci-fi novel
Award winner’s debut uncovers stories of three single mothers from three different generations
Intriguing premise and story of relationships lacks direction and ‘fizzles out’
Uncomfortable but thought-provoking reading from popular Edinburgh pastor
Foley sticks to the same format in the follow-up to her hugely successful debut
An exciting and human tale set amidst the world of the mafia from this Scottish bestseller
Kay delights readers once more with tales from the hospital wards at the most wonderful time of year
Whether Ennis is attempting to mock religion or convert people to it is unclear but the book is certainly a colourful portrayal of life in the 1960s
Life as a bookseller back under the microscope in Bythell’s follow-up which will have readers flocking to Wigtown
Challenging read by a talented master of language
A story of the hard realities of trying to survive on a small island
A well-crafted ‘whodunnit’ with an intriguing storyline but just one too many coincidences.
A memoir in three parts which doesn’t quite match its description.
A delightful read, rich in narrative and French cuisine from popular author, Alexander McCall Smith.
A story about silence and why words sometimes fail us.
Haunting and tense, Armstrong’s latest novel holds reader attention despite some tricky interspersing of chapters.