We Own The Sky Luke Allnutt (£ 14.99, TRAPEZE)
With echoes of David Mitchell, Jodi Picoult and John Green, this story opens with Rob Coates feeling like he’s won the life lottery with his wife Anna and young son Jack. But Anna thinks there’s something wrong with Jack – and she’s right. Soon Rob is dealing with the hardest things any parent can imagine – but he’s determined to find a way back to life, and forgiveness. That fact Allnutt began writing the book after being diagnosed with cancer in 2013 (and given only a 30% chance of survival) – and is now in remission – adds greater resonance.