FICTION Love’s Long Road The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
GD Harper, Matador, £9.99
A psychological thriller set in 1970s Glasgow, which provides a seedy, yet vibrant backdrop.
After her boyfriend’s suicide, Bobbie vows never to love again and begins to live a double life – kind hearted by day, promiscuous by night.
A story about how guilt can cling to you for years. Yet no matter what struggles you’ve faced, ultimately it is possible to find love again. Gritty summer reading.
Our verdICT 7/10 Lionel Shriver, The Borough Press, £16.99
Whatever advances technology makes, mankind will always have to deal with some basic problems.
In 2029 there are driverless cars and household cyborgs, but also water shortages and hyperinflation.
Forced under one roof thanks to an economic crash, four generattions of a family resort to desperate measures to keep their lives afloat.
Our verdICT 8/10