All she wants is to stay wrapped up in her grapefruit-scented love bubble with reformed playboy Caleb. But then her new boss turns up, the high-flying, high-maintenance Melissa, who has a mysterious history with Caleb.
Suddenly Ariella finds herself working miles from home, fighting with Caleb, and wondering where it all went wrong?
And just as they’re about to sort it out, real trouble comes knocking…
Released only last week, Femi Kayode's Gaslight, the second in his bestselling Philip Taiwo series, was selected as Brittle Paper's list of 100 Notable African Books of 2023.
Back in the UK, the Guardian's Alison Flood chose the book as the one she would most like to receive this Christmas:
"I’m crossing my fingers that one of my loved ones has picked up on the fact that I’ve yet to read the second Femi Kayode novel, Gaslight. I loved his first, Lightseekers, set in Nigeria and following Philip Taiwo, an investigative psychologist, and I can’t wait to curl up with Philip’s latest investigations."
The eBook of the first Philip Taiwo book, Lightseekers is only 99p on Kobo until 14th December!
I hear my son cry out. I rush, half-dressed, to the window and see two men marching up my driveway. They knock my son to the ground. They want the keys to my car.
I phone my husband. ‘Susannah,’ Lance says in a voice I don’t recognise. ‘Hand them the keys. Do not call the police.’
It brings back the wild panic I experienced all those years ago when I discovered I was pregnant after an intense holiday romance. I couldn’t tell the father. And I struggled as a single mother.
But when Lance suggested we move in with him and I could finally give my son a proper loving home it was the happiest day of my life.
But our life was built on lies. Not just about money. Everything.
Matilda, Jo, Penny and Cressy are all women at the top of their game; so imagine their surprise when they start to be personally overlooked and professionally pushed aside by less-qualified men.
Only they're not going down without a fight.
Society might think the women have passed their amuse-by dates but the Revenge Club have other plans.
After all, why go to bed angry when you could stay up and plot diabolical retribution? Let the games begin...
Released in February 2024 from Penguin Transworld, the debut from Gareth Brown, The Book of Doors, has picked up a wonderful review in Publishers Weekly (the book will be published in the US by William Morrow):
"Brown debuts with a riveting tale of adventure, magic, and the long process of grieving ... With an endearingly quirky cast and a lightning quick pace, this is due to suck readers in. Fans of Alix E. Harrow's The Ten Thousand Doors of January will be especially hooked."
Finally, congratulations to Ola Tundun! Roommates, her debut novel which published earlier this year, was selected as one of NPR's 'Best Books of 2023'.
"Reading this book is like curling up with a thick blanket as rain gently patters on the window."
National Public Radio (NPR) is an American non-profit media organisation headquartered in Washington, D.C., with its NPR West headquarters in Culver City, California. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.