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THE SILENT COM­PAN­IONS by Laura Pur­cell (Raven Books, £12.99) Preg­nant and re­cently wid­owed, Elsie is liv­ing in her late hus­band’s ram­bling house with his cousin, and finds a locked room con­tain­ing di­aries, por­traits and spooky ‘silent com­pan­ions’. A bril­liant, un­set­tling de­but: don’t read just be­fore bed­time! Out 5 Oc­to­ber


by AF Brady (HQ, £12.99) Sam James is a highly re­spected psy­chol­o­gist in an in­fa­mous New York psy­chi­atric in­sti­tute. She hides her al­co­holism and abu­sive re­la­tion­ship from ev­ery­one. But a new pa­tient makes her ques­tion her own mo­tives and life in this taut, in­tel­li­gent story. Out 5 Oc­to­ber THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoff­man (Si­mon & Schus­ter, £16.99) Re­mem­ber Sally and Gil­lian’s aunts in best­seller Prac­ti­cal Magic? This is their story and 1950s New York is the set­ting. Frances and Jet know they’re dif­fer­ent and want to find out who they are. Fin­gers crossed that this is made into a film, too. Out 2 Novem­ber WITH­OUT A WORD by Kate Mc­quaile (Quer­cus, £13.99) Ten years af­ter Lil­lian dis­ap­peared, her friend Orla has moved back to Ire­land. The de­tec­tive who led the un­solved case tells her he wants to rein­ves­ti­gate. Delv­ing into the past means find­ing out things about both of the friends’ lives in this fast-paced read. Out 19 Oc­to­ber THE STOLEN MAR­RIAGE by Diane Cham­ber­lain (Macmil­lan, £14.99) Tess Demello finds her­self mar­ried to a stranger and not ac­cepted by her hus­band’s fam­ily or the lo­cal towns­peo­ple. But then there’s a po­lio out­break and she hopes her nurs­ing skills will win peo­ple over. A fab drama with se­crets aplenty. Out 5 Oc­to­ber UN­COM­MON TYPE by Tom Hanks (William Heine­mann, £16.99) Yes, this is the Tom Hanks. A won­der­ful col­lec­tion of short sto­ries ex­plor­ing fam­ily, friend­ship, love and re­la­tion­ships. The tales are truly de­light­ful to read and you can hear Tom’s voice in each one.

Out 17 Oc­to­ber

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