THE BEST NEW FICTION
Eoin McNamee Faber £12.99
McNamee’s latest novel is set in the lonesome Irish town of Mourne, home to a former military base where a black soldier was once sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Decades later, the body of a long-dead young woman is found in the shifting sands that edge the town, and frictions and factions are exposed. When an investigation gets under way, the local religious community and the staff of a former children’s home attempt to quash it. Eerie, atmospheric and elliptical.