Top Fiction Books 2015

Top Fiction Books 2015

Mightier than the Sword Jeffery Archer

Jeffrey Archer’s compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world’s most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.

A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara

An epic about love and friendship in the 21st century. When 4 graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition.

Even Dogs in the Wild Ian Rankin

EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD brings back Ian Rankin’s greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms George R. R. Martin

A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwor

A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James

Spanning three decades and crossing continents, A Brief History of Seven Killings chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – slum kids, one-night stands, drug lords, girlfriends, gunmen, journalists, and even the CIA.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series David Lagercrantz

It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters – and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.

A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler

From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy into the 21st century – four generations of Whitshanks lives unfold in and around the lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their home.

Freedom’s Child Jax Miller

A heart-stopping debut thriller about a woman named Freedom, who will stop at nothing to save the daughter she only knew for two minutes and seventeen seconds.

Memory Man David Baldacci

Following the serious brain injury Amos suffered as a professional footballer, he gained a remarkable gift – and the police believe that this unusual skill will assist in the hunt for the killer.

Waiting For Doggo Mark Mills

So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love. He’s just one reluctant dog owner. One Man. One Dog. One Big Love.

Dark Corners Ruth Rendell

When Carl sells a box of slimming pills to his close friend Stacey, inadvertently causing her death, he sets in train a sequence of catastrophic events which begin with subterfuge, extend to lies, and culminate in murder. 

A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. 

A Place Called Winter Patrick Gale

In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama, both brutal and breathtaking. 

Dictator Robert Harris

Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man – a hero for his time and for ours. 

Asking For It Louise O’Neill

One night, there’s a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can’t remember what happened, she doesn’t know how she got there. She doesn’t know why she’s in pain. But everyone else does.

A Year of Marvellous Ways Sarah Winman

 A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus.

The Versions of Us Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us is an outstanding debut novel about the choices we make and the different paths that our lives might follow. What if one small decision could change the rest of your life?

The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of their lives.

Trigger Mortis Anthony Horowitz

It’s 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. 

A Kind Worth Killing Peter Swanson

Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched – but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it?

Finders Keepers Stephen King

Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life – for good, for bad, forever.

The Ice Twins S. K. Tremayne

A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But then their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims that she is Lydia…

After The Crash Michel Bussi

On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. 168 out of 169 passengers are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades

Alone in the Dark Karen Rose

A breath-taking new novel in the Cincinnati series – would you cross the line between danger and desire, justice and revenge? A desperate hunt to find a young girl’s killer is about to turn deadly

I Let You Go Clare Mackintosh

In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.

According to Yes Dawn French

Rosie Kitto, an eccentric 38 year old primary school teacher from England has a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city. For the Wilder-Bingham family the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying…yes?

Get Even Martina Cole

Sharon doesn’t question Lenny’s business dealings and it isn’t long before his reputation as a hard man destined for the top means they are living the good life with their sons. But one night Lenny doesn’t come home. It isn’t the first time he has gone AWOL. But it is his last.

You are Dead Peter James

The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancee, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead.

The Marble Collector Cecila Ahern

When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie. The familiar man she grew up with is suddenly a stranger to her

The Buried Giant (Main) Kazuo Isiguro

Axl and Beatrice set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards, but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.

All the Bright Places Jennifer Niven

It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them.

A God in Ruins Kate Atkinson

A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

Finding Audrey Sophie Kinsella

Be prepared to laugh, dream and hope with Audrey as she learns that even when you feel like you have lost yourself, love can still find you…

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass 4) Sarah J. Maas

Aelin must stay hidden beneath her assassin’s hood and draw on her mortal strength as Celaena to prevent the King of Adarlan from tearing her world apart. Only then can she fight for her people.

Half Wild Sally Green

Drawn into the rebellion by the enigmatic Black witch Van Dal, Nathan finds himself fighting alongside both old friends and old enemies. But can all the rebels be trusted, or is Nathan walking into a trap?

The Lake House Kate Morton

In the attic writing room of her elegant home, Alice Edevane leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family’s past, seeking to resurrect the complex secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape…

Sweet Caress William Boyd

In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay.

The Quality of Silence Rosamund Lupton

On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrive in Alaska. Within hours they are driving alone across a frozen wilderness Where nothing grows Where no one lives Where tears freeze And night will last for another fifty-four days.

How to be Both Ali Smith

Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions.

Golden Lion Wilbur Smith

A thrilling blend of extraordinary drama and epic storytelling, Golden Lion sees Wilbur Smith return in triumphant form to the adventures of his beloved and bestselling Courtney family.

Pretty Baby Mary Kubica

As Willow begins to get back on her feet, disturbing clues into her past starts to emerge. Now Heidi must question if her motives for helping the stranger are unselfish or rooted in her own failures.

Slade House David Mitchell

Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night.

The Santangelos Jackie Collins

A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family…the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. The Santangelos is an epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion.