1. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty. I really enjoyed this highly suspenseful and intelligently written psychological thriller about a woman who has an affair. Gripping court room scene. Brilliant.
2. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of this one. At first I misunderstood what was going on, even after the Big Reveal, which I won’t give away in case you haven’t read it yet.
3. Cujo by Stephen King. I found this unputdownable. One of the most stress-inducing novels I’ve ever read, but in a good way. King ratchets up the tension until you think you can’t take any more.
4. PopCo by Scarlett Thomas. This is quite a challenging novel about code-breaking. For me, the best bits were the flashbacks to the protagonist’s childhood. Found it a bit preachy in places though.
5. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King. I did my best with this one but only got half-way through before abandoning it. You can’t win them all!
6. Now You See Me by Emma Haughton. Really happy to have discovered this (to me) new author of YA thrillers. Now You See Me is moving, gripping and written in beautifully clear prose.
7. Better Left Buried by Emma Haughton. Enjoyed the previous book so much I went straight on to read her next novel. Also highly recommended.
8. I Was Here by Gayle Forman. This is the first Gayle Forman book I’ve read. I found it slightly sentimental at first but really got into it by the end. Will try more by her.
9. Haunted by William Hussey. I found this an odd mixture of a middle-grade story with a YA romance thrown in. Didn’t really work for me, although the prose was excellent.
10. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Currently reading this one and really enjoying it so far.