DEBUT authors seem to have dominated the fiction charts this year; from The Miniaturist to the success of The Girl On The Train.
Harper, €9.99; ebook, €9.34
Fresh voices seem to have caught the public’s imagination.
Claire Douglas won the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award with this psychological thriller about a girl named Abi, who is making a fresh start in Bath after the death of her twin sister, Lucy.
One day she meets free spirit Bea and her brother Ben, who she is immediately drawn to.
She is welcomed into their circle of friends but relationships quickly begin to sour and some weird things start to happen.
The plot is very tight, with tension oozing from every page and the different narrative perspectives (from Abi and Bea) keep you guessing until the end about the characters’ motives.
This is hugely enjoyable and a very addictive read that will leave you at the edge of your seat.
© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved