Voodoo, faith, racism, integrity (or lack thereof) in the news business, language as virus, fluctuating female friendships: these are some of the heady ideas at the heart of the recently published debut novels we’re big fans of. There’s a broad diversity among these books; shuffle through them and you’ll find something to be enchanted with.
"One of the best and most compulsively readable spy-fiction debuts in years."
Against all odds, Prisoner 5995—a former professor wrongly convicted of murder—escapes a high security Chinese facility after 20 torturous years. Having concocted a plan to flee China and establish a new identity, he finds an unlikely ally in Mangan, a veteran British journalist based in Beijing. Read full book review >