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Literary Fiction

You can view our entire archive of book reviews further down the page, or go direct to your preferred genre using the list below. If you would like to submit a book review of your own to be considered for publication, you can do so here.

Suzy Suzy by William Wall
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Suzy is a 17-year old Dublin girl in post Celtic Tiger Ireland. Her father collects properties like people collect stamps, lending a suggestion of foreboding to the plot. The health...

The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Set at the Bauhaus art school in pre-war Germany… An intoxicating story of young friendships and fledgling loves in a heady and enticing world set against the backdrop of a...

The Outsider by Emily Hourican
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , , .

Miriam and Paul pooled their monies and decided that this year, finally, they would take a foreign holiday. The holiday deal in Portugal seemed perfect for them and their ten...

A Modern Family by Helga Flatland
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Winner of the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize and a number one bestseller, A Modern Family is the English debut by Helga Flatland. Described as the Norwegian Anne Tyler, Helga Flatland made her literary...

The Outsider by Emily Hourican
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

‘Two very different families….. One is loud, eccentric, rich and confident. The other is less sure of their place in life.’ The Outsider is the fourth novel from Irish writer Emily...

Breakers by Doug Johnstone
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

A toxic family. A fight for survival. Breakers is the latest novel from author, journalist and musician, Doug Johnstone. Published with Orenda Books, it is described as ‘a breathtakingly brutal, beautiful, and...

The Good Mayor by Andrew Nicoll
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Marking ten years since The Good Mayor won the Saltire First Book Award, Black & White have just published a brand-new edition of this international bestseller. It has been published...

Echoes of Grace by Carragh Bell
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

The poet Elizabeth Bishop wrote ‘With crayons the child draws a rigid house/and a winding pathway’. It is widely interpreted to be a reflection of the structure which Bishop herself...

The Lost Letters Of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Lost letters have only one hope for survival. If they are caught between two worlds, with an unclear destination and no address of sender, the lucky ones are redirected to...

Turbulent Wake by Paul E. Hardisty
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Turbulent Wake is the latest novel from author of the renowned Claymore Straker series, Paul E. Hardisty. It is a departure for the writer and is very much a stand-alone book....