Here’s a list in the Daily Telegraph of best books of 2014 .
We enjoyed Trials of passion: crimes in the name of love and madness by Lisa Appignanesi (as true crime fans in the Suspicions of Mr Whicher mould) : When passion is in the picture, what is criminal, what sane, what mad or simply bad? Through court and asylum records, letters and newspaper accounts, this book brings to life a period when the psychiatric professions were consolidating their hold on our understanding of what is human. We also liked
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Flier.
An extraordinary portrait of one man’s journey through the spinning vortex that is mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction