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The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone

Obsession, bullying and self-harm are daily ingredients in the rise of a young chef in a London restaurant. Add a touch of black magic (and I don't mean pepper...) and you have a grotesque tale of ambition and twisted sensuality. Guaranteed to leave a strong after-taste!

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A series of lyrical and beautiful interlinked stories that are simply a joy to read. The skill with which the stories are interwoven, so that preceding stories become fiction in the later stories creates a beauty that is truly enthralling. The tranquillity of the writing adds to the disturbing nature of the stories. This is a book not to be missed.

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The Distance

An authentic thriller of multiple layers which reveal unexpected connections in a very satisfying way. But what makes this debut novel leap from the genre shelves is the central lead Karla, or is it Charlotte? Karla is a superb creation - written so convincingly that you can't get her out of your head and will gladly follow her anywhere. The whole is a terrifying, tension-fuelled race against time that will grip you by the throat.

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The Dig

A hauntingly beautiful but brutally honest and shocking account of rural Wales. It captures the inner tensions of rural hardship, isolation and the survival of those that live solely off the land. A memorable read, but certainly no amusing countryside idyll.

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