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Fiction

Unearthing The Best Fiction Books To Read

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  1. Maestra

    Sex. Murder. Shoes. A shockingly original and darkly decadent thriller - Gone Girl meets The Talented Mr Ripley.

    Judith Rashleigh works as an assistant in a prestigious London auction house, but her dreams of breaking into... More about this book
  2. An Isolated Incident

    When 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm descends.

    Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a barmaid a... More about this book
  3. The Book Thief

    It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

    By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. I... More about this book
  4. Slaughter House Five

    Unstuck in time, Billy Pilgrim, Vonnegut's shattered survivor of the Dresden bombing, relives his life over and over again under the gaze of aliens; he comes at last to some understanding of the human comedy. The basis of George Roy's great 1972 film ... More about this book
  5. Life After Life

    In 1910, Ursula Todd is born during a snowstorm in England, but two parallel scenarios occur - in one, she dies immediately. In the other, she lives to tell the tale. As the possibility of having a second chance at life opens up, the novel unfolds, fo... More about this book
  6. The Muse

    From the bestselling author of The Miniaturist

    A picture hides a thousand words . . .

    On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, know... More about this book
  7. The Shifting Fog

    A rich and engrossing story of love, passion, secrets, and lies set in the gaiety, glamour, and grand country houses of post-war Edwardian England.

    Summer 1924: on the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand Engli... More about this book
  8. Burial Rites

    Winner Of The 2014 Indie Awards Debut Fiction Of The Year
    Winner Of The Victorian Premier's Literary Award People's Choice Award 2014
    Winner Of The Faw Christina Stead Award 2014
    Winner Of The Aba Nielson Bookdata Booksellers' Choice Aw... More about this book
  9. Treading Air

    In 1920s Brisbane, Lizzie O'Dea wants to get away from her dad and the memories of her mum that haunt her. At the races, she meets attractive, war-scarred Joe. When he says that he wants to marry her and take her away to far-flung Townsville, Lizzie s... More about this book
  10. The Sense of an Ending

    A brilliant short novel from a writer at the very height of his powers

    Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectati... More about this book

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