Father’s Day is fast approaching – time to treat your Dad to some cracking fiction from some of the best authors in the business. We’ve picked out four of our favourite bestsellers, so whether he’s into espionage, thrillers, literary fiction or historical novels, we’ve got you covered!
Tom Bradby’s Double Agent is the sequel to the smash hit Secret Service, and sees the return of his MI6 heroine Kate Henderson. On holiday in Venice, she is kidnapped by a would-be Russian defector who claims to have proof that the British PM is a spy working for Moscow. The evidence seems watertight, but Kate needs confirmation – and as her mission takes her from Berlin to the heart of Russia, she finds herself wondering who she can trust… Gripping, suspenseful and tightly-plotted, this is a classic spy thriller reminiscent of Len Deighton and John le Carré. It’s available on our site here for £10.83, saving you £2.16 on the RRP.
In his latest thriller Camino Winds, international bestseller John Grisham swaps the legal world for the literary world, as bookseller-cum-detective Bruce Cable investigates a writer’s murder. When a devastating hurricane tears through the small Florida island of Camino, a dozen people are killed – among them Bruce’s author friend Nelson Kerr. However, it wasn’t the storm that caused Nelson’s death, but a series of blows to the head. With the police overwhelmed, it’s left to Bruce to solve the mystery – but he soon finds out that the truth is more devastating and dangerous than anything in Nelson’s fiction… The follow-up to Camino Island, this pacy, compelling story will appeal to anyone looking for an entertaining, escapist read. Find it on our site here for £14.98, a saving of £5.02 on the publisher’s price.
Booker Prize-winning author Graham Swift has won huge acclaim for Here We Are, his extraordinary new novel spanning seventy years in the lives of its central characters: magician Ronnie Deane, his glamorous assistant Evie White and compere Jack Robinson. Set in three different time periods – the summer of 1959, just before and after the Second World War, and the present day – and told in three different voices, the stories of Ronnie, Evie and Jack intertwine as their relationships develop and change. Both a magical evocation of the vanished world of vaudeville, and a poignant meditation on memory, illusion and fate, this enthralling tale of love, loss, magic and betrayal will surprise and amaze. You can order it here for just £10.58, saving you £4.51.
Finally, if your Dad loved The Mirror and the Light, Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet is sure to hit the spot. Inspired by the true story of Shakespeare’s only son, who gave his name to the playwright’s most famous tragedy, it opens on a summer’s day in 1596. Eleven-year-old Hamnet is desperately searching for someone to help his twin sister, Judith, who is sick with a fever – but his parents are away, and plague has come to the house... Flashing back to fifteen years earlier, we read of the courtship and marriage between a young Latin tutor and a free-spirited falconer and herbalist named Agnes. When she becomes pregnant, he goes to seek his fortune in London, but their relationship endures – until tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Lyrical, heart-stopping and totally immersive, Hamnet is a vivid portrait of 16th Century life and a moving meditation on grief, love and family. It’s available on our website for £15.21, a saving of £4.79.