THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE NIGHT BY CATHERINE BANNER, PENGUIN, £12.99
On a tiny island off the coast of Italy, Amedeo thinks he has found a place where, finally, he can belong. Intrigued by a building the locals believe to be cursed, Amedeo restores the crumbling house. The island withstands a century of turmoil – transformed in ways both big and small by war, tourism and recession. And while regimes change, betrayals are discovered and unexpected friendships nurtured, the House at the Edge of Night remains: the backdrop for long-running feuds and the stage for great love affairs.