The voices by Frank Tallis -In the scorching summer of 1976 Christopher Norton, & his family settle into their new home in north London. The faded glory of the Victorian house is the perfect place for Norton, a composer of film soundtracks, to build a recording studio of his own. But soon in the long, oppressively hot nights, his wife begins to hear something through the crackle of the baby monitor. First, a knocking sound. Then come the voices.
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris -Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay a while, and learn the truth
Sworn in steel by Douglas Hulick – It’s been three months since Drothe killed a legend, burned down a portion of the imperial capital, and unexpectedly elevated himself into the ranks of the criminal elite. Now, as the newest Gray Prince in the underworld, he’s learning just how good he used to have it
The bone season by Samatha Shannon – Dystopian novel set in 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals, scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds.
Terra by Mitch Benn Comic scifi about Terra – now aged 11 – and her search for answers about her past, not stinting on spacey technology, alien battles and knowing comic asides. Mitch Benn works the comedy circuit and Radio 4 satirical programmes like The Now Show.