Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag by Oliver Bowden – For fans of the game, this will be a welcome addition; for those unfamiliar, it is still an action-packed tale of pirates and adventure.
Will Shingleton’s book about the suggestion of subversive dealings in a college football team reads like a gripping Netflix documentary
Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith – An interesting book which discusses the evolution of intelligence and focuses on how this manifests itself in the octopus
Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen: A book about growing up; about sisters; about the characters in a neighbourhood, all framed around some mysterious murders.
Mattie Simpkin is a wonderful heroine with verve and drive and a willingness to ensure that young women of the early twentieth century know that they can achieve much – if they only know how to push.
A coming-of-age novel told by Jayne, a science lover whose life is transformed and how she uses her differing parents’ views to navigate it
James Bond’s trip to Turkey for the suggested love of a Russian beauty was a great introduction for me to the fiction of Ian Fleming
For me, bourbon conjures images of small chocolate biscuits but the Bourbon Kid is a far scarier prospect in this quirky detective horror thriller
Jojo Moyes’ book about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky is a stirring tale about the power of friendship and the joy that books can bring
Sophie Hannah has created in Perfect Little Children a thriller which is tense, well-plotted and humorous.