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The Curated Shelf by Clare Mackintosh

The Curated Shelf


In partnership with Palas Print the wonderful Clare Mackintosh has curated her dream bookshelf!

How many have you read?


Something to Live for, Richard Roper

Quirky and life-affirming, if you liked The Rosie Project, you’ll love this.


The Life of Death by Lucy Booth

A beautiful, thought-provoking novel, written while the author was dying, and published posthumously.


The River by Peter Heller

A beautiful, heartrending exploration of male friendship.


The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Original, funny, and touching. I loved it.


The Book of Love by Fionnuala Kearney

A beautiful exploration of falling – and staying – in love.


To the Lions by Holly Watt

A shocking, high-octane thriller with compelling characters.


Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Brilliantly written crime novel with a killer premise. This is a belter of a book.


Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

The best courtroom drama I’ve read since Apple Tree Yard.


The Dry by Jane Harper

An atmospheric novel set in the stifling heat of the Australian outback.


Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre

Gloriously dark and deliciously twisty. I inhaled it in a single sitting.


Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of I Let You Go, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It also won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2016. Both Clare’s second and third novels, I See You and Let Me Lie, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. All three of her books were selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and together have been translated into over thirty-five languages. Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.


Her new novel, After the End is out this June.




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