The Queen of Bloody Ev­ery­thing

Irish Sunday Mirror - - STAYING IN -

Joanna Nadin Man­tle. Out now In sum­mer 1976, six-year-old Dido moves with her bo­hemian, boozy mother Edie from a Lon­don squat to a house in Es­sex and is in­stantly drawn to neigh­bour­ing fam­ily the Trevelyans and the sta­bil­ity they rep­re­sent.

Years later, as Edie lies dy­ing, Dido tells of their shared lives and the ro­mances, tri­umphs and dis­as­ters that be­fell them, al­ways un­der the shadow of the glam­orous Trevelyans.

Ten­der and with a wince-in­duc­ing evo­ca­tion of ado­les­cence, you’ll fall for the awk­ward Dido as surely as she falls for the boy next door. Clev­erly crafted and beau­ti­fully writ­ten.

Luke All­nutt Orion. Out now Pre­pare to have your heart wrenched by this emo­tion-drenched story fol­low­ing Rob as he looks back on his bat­tle to save his young son af­ter the lad’s di­ag­no­sis with can­cer. With All­nutt in re­mis­sion from the dis­ease him­self, this stun­ning novel has a raw au­then­tic­ity.

Karen Cleve­land Ban­tam. Out now What does a CIA agent do when she finds her hus­band is a Rus­sian spy? That’s the dilemma for moth­erof-four Vi­vian – who faces an im­pos­si­ble choice. Full of heart-pound­ing sus­pense, this high­stakes thriller is un­put­down­able.

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