Get into the good books

Nina Pot­tell’s favourite page-turn­ers

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YOU LET ME IN

by Lucy Clarke (Harper Collins, £12.99) Au­thor Elle Field­ing rents out her Cor­nish clifftop house while on a writ­ing re­treat. When she re­turns, the at­mos­phere feels dif­fer­ent. There’s a cold­ness, a shift – is some­one watch­ing her, some­one who knows her se­crets? Clever, com­pelling and riv­et­ing. Out 6 Septem­ber

THE RI­VAL

by Charlotte Duck­worth (Quer­cus, £12.99) When He­lena hires Ash­ley to work for her they form a dream team – but Ash­ley will do any­thing to get to the top. And, when He­lena dis­cov­ers she’s preg­nant, her po­si­tion be­comes dan­ger­ously vul­ner­a­ble. Fast for­ward to present day and He­lena has no job and no baby. And she blames Ash­ley for ev­ery­thing. Out 6 Septem­ber

THE FOR­BID­DEN PLACE

by Su­sanne Jans­son (Mul­hol­land Books, £16.99)

Bi­ol­o­gist Nathalie is vis­it­ing Moss­marken, to study peat bogs. She dis­cov­ers that, ac­cord­ing to his­toric records, peo­ple used to of­fer sac­ri­fices to the mire – and then a body is found. An omi­nous read with a creepy am­biance. Out 20 Septem­ber

THE CLOCK­MAKER’S DAUGH­TER

by Kate Mor­ton (Man­tle, £18.99) In 1862, a group of artists de­scends upon Birch­wood Manor in Berkshire. But when their stay is over, one woman is dead, an­other has dis­ap­peared and an heir­loom is miss­ing. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow be­gins to un­cover the se­crets. Out 20 Septem­ber

THE CORSET

by Laura Pur­cell (Raven books, £12.99) Char­ity work leads wealthy young Dorothea Tru­elove to visit teenage seam­stress Ruth But­ter­ham in prison. Ruth is await­ing trial for the mur­der of her mis­tress, which she claims is be­cause of the su­per­nat­u­ral power of her sewing. But can Ruth be trusted? Sin­is­ter and heart wrench­ing. Out 20 Septem­ber

THE RISE & FALL OF BECKY SHARP

by Sarra Man­ning (Harper Collins, £7.99) Af­ter ex­it­ing the Big Brother house, Becky Sharp and Amelia Blank re­main friends. Amelia may be the win­ner, but Becky wants the lime­light and will do any­thing to get it. A hi­lar­i­ous mod­ern retelling of Van­ity Fair. Out 6 Septem­ber

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