FIC­TION Love’s Long Road The Mandibles: A Fam­ily, 2029-2047

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - IN10 -

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

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