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Great Debut Novels

A Listmania! list by C. Bannister (Jersey, CI)
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The Book of Lies
1.  The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock
The list author says:
  "Multi-Layered book set in Guernsey and a family living during the Occupation.  Wonderful fresh read"
Used & New from: £0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Everything and Nothing
2.  Everything and Nothing by Araminta Hall
The list author says:
  "Psychological thriller, realistic characters and well written. Not one you'll forget as you feel like you were a spectator."
£10.61   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

The Woman Before Me
3.  The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall
The list author says:
  "Great crime debut novel written about a woman accused of killing a baby.  Well written and although you think you know what the truth is, do you?"
£3.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)

Half-truths & White Lies
4.  Half-truths & White Lies by Jane Davis
The list author says:
  "Brilliant book set in 1970's about a family and their secrets, each different narrator gives something to the characters involved"
£7.13   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Emma's Baby
5.  Emma's Baby by Abbie Taylor
The list author says:
  "Emma's baby disappears on a tube a psycological thriller that dealt with in an understated and well written way"
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Notes on a Scandal
6.  Notes on a Scandal by ZoŽ Heller
The list author says:
  "A fantasticly well written story about jealousy and obsession."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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The Weight of Silence (MIRA)
7.  The Weight of Silence (MIRA) by Heather Gudenkauf
The list author says:
  "Two girls go missing, not a whodunnit but a great story from multiple points of view"
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

Sister
8.  Sister by Rosamund Lupton
The list author says:
  "A compelling story about an older sister trying to retrace her younger sibling's steps in order to work out what happened to her"
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (616 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Mistress's Revenge
9.  The Mistress's Revenge by Tamar Cohen
The list author says:
  "A darkly funny account of a mistresses obsession with the married man who dumped her."
£9.90   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Before I Go To Sleep
10.  Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson
The list author says:
  "A psychological thriller about a woman who has no memory of the last 20 years.  Good book although the ending could have been better"
£2.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,422 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Missing
11.  The Missing by Jane Casey
The list author says:
  "Fantastic psychological thriller about two missing children, one recent and one 16 years previously."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

A Cupboard Full of Coats
12.  A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards
The list author says:
  "Yvvette Edwards debut novel is set in Hackney.  Jinx is forced to confront her part in her mother's murder 14 years previously.  Well written and well worth a read"
£9.24   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Secrets of the Tides
13.  Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell
The list author says:
  "Well written debut novel.  Family saga with a dollop of tragedy and a twist of suspense"
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)

The Fall
14.  The Fall by Claire Mcgowan
The list author says:
  "A crime novel looked at by the partner of a man charged with murder.  Great characters with a fresh feel"
£9.67   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Glasshopper (Myriad Editions)
15.  Glasshopper (Myriad Editions) by Isabel Ashdown
The list author says:
  "A coming of age story about Jake a 13 year old boy and his mother Mary. Family secrets are exposed."
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Crossbones Yard
16.  Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes
The list author says:
  "Fresh crime novel featuring a psychologist.  Well written and set in London with well drawn characters"
Used & New from: £4.52
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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The Guilty One
17.  The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
The list author says:
  "Did Sebastian kill Ben?  What ok did Minnie do to betray her foster son Daniel? Brilliant bo"
£3.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

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Ladybird, ladybird
18.  Ladybird, ladybird by Milka Sculac Sennett
The list author says:
  "A complex and evocative tale of one woman's life.  Standing on the Millenium Bridge aged 58 she wonders if it is possible to jump"
£0.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Out of Sight
19.  Out of Sight by Isabelle Grey
The list author says:
  "A tale of emotions and how to live with them.  Set in 2005 Patricks parents come to visit leading to a devastating event.  In 2011 in France a woman falls deeply in love with Patrice.  Brilliant writing and perfect pace"
£0.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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Alys, Always
20.  Alys, Always by Harriet Lane
The list author says:
  "Tragedy following an accident gives Frances the key to change her life.  Brilliant observations of behaviour with an uneasy undertone as our unreliable narrator reveals her plan.  Wonderful debut""
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

The View on the Way Down
21.  The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait
The list author says:
  "Tragic story told with a light touch and wry humour.  Well worth a read for the depth of characters"
£10.34   Used & New from: £5.55
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Red Ribbons
22.  Red Ribbons by Louise Phillips
The list author says:
  "Published 2012 this is a great psychological crime set in Dublin.  Three voices tell the story and despite knowing who this is a powerful read"
£13.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Things We Never Said
23.  The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright
The list author says:
  "Maggie is in a 1960's psychiatric unit, Jonathan is a teacher in 2008.  A well written enjoyable story which brought a tear to my eye"
£1.85
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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