‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’, by David Lagercrantz

Hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander returns in this Millennium trilogy sequel. Review by Barry Forshaw

‘Among the Ten Thousand Things’, by Julia Pierpont

A debut that skilfully explores the impact of infidelity on different generations of a family. Review by Suzi Feay


‘Trigger Mortis’, by Anthony Horowitz

Crisp one-liners, deadly peril, an uber-villain — Anthony Horowitz’s 007 novel has all the time-honoured ingredients, writes Simon Schama

‘The Book of Memory’, by Petina Gappah

The first novel offers a vivid portrait of Zimbabwe as seen by a prisoner on death row. Review by Catherine Taylor

‘The Moor’s Account’, by Laila Lalami

A historical novel recounts an ill-fated expedition to the New World through a slave’s eyes. Review by Lucy Popescu

‘Blackass’, by A Igoni Barrett

A compelling novel about a Nigerian’s metamorphosis raises questions of race and identity. Review by Jon Day

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‘Man on Fire’, by Stephen Kelman

A washed-up Englishman and an Indian ‘extreme sportsman’ form an affecting alliance. Review by Malcolm Forbes

‘A Little Life’, by Hanya Yanagihara

A nightmarish childhood of abuse lies at the centre of a hymn to lifelong friendship. Review by Maria Crawford

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‘A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me’, by David Gates

Booze and banter, horror and hilarity: Julius Purcell reviews a dark new story collection

‘The Mark and the Void’, by Paul Murray

A boisterous comic novel set in Ireland during the financial crisis is filled with complex truths. Review by Neil O’Sullivan