The shortlist, which was announced on Monday 11th May, is an incredibly strong all-female list and features some of the best writing around today.
The winner is due to be announced on Thursday 2nd July, and you can read more about the shortlist here.
The long-awaited third instalment of Ragnar Jónasson's Hidden Iceland series, The Mist, was published on the 30th April and has since garnered this absolutely brilliant review in the Daily Mail:
"This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson’s atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine’s unerring humanity shining from every page."
You can read the full review here.
In addition, none other than Ian Rankin endorsed the book with this fantastic quote:
"Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense."
This is the absolute perfect escapism for those wanting to shut the doors on the stresses of this time, if only for a few hours. Don't believe us? Some of the top women's fiction writers of today had this to say about it:
"Well, I just finished reading this beauty and - WOW! Stunning. Someday In Paris is a deeply moving, richly evocative story of love, loss and the power of hope. Absolutely gorgeous!"
"Someday In Paris was the bookish escape I truly needed right now. An epic, sweeping romance set in the art worlds of Paris and New York, it's about soulmates and second chances – a love story that felt timeless yet completely original. Adored it."
"An absolutely unforgettable love story ... You will lose your heart to this epic romance."
See... Told you. You can get your copy here (currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited!).
Cate Green grew up in Buckinghamshire longing for city life and lived in Manchester and London before moving to France over twenty years ago. She now lives and writes just outside Lyon, France’s second city and gastronomic capital. Her novel For the Record won this year’s Exeter Novel Prize and she was runner-up in the Yeovil Novel Competition in 2016. Cate is a broadcast and print journalist and copywriter with over twenty years’ experience in international radio, television and corporate communications.
Richard is a commercial litigator by trade. He has been writing science fiction and fantasy novels since his early teens with the hope of one day being published. He is currently spending a year in Australia with his wife and infant son, and is taking the opportunity to read and write as much as possible.
Watch this space for more on these very exciting new authors...
One person who has got her hands on an early copy, is Good Me Bad Me author Ali Land, who had this to say:
"Stuart Turton has done it again. The Devil and the Dark Water is mind bending, genre bending, intricate, vivid, intelligent and with one of the most gloriously grizzly cast of characters ever. An absolute razztwizzler of a novel!"
High praise, indeed! The book has already sold in six territories and there is major interest to the film/TV rights. If you like your books to mess with your mind a little, then look no further. Pre-order your copy now!