Adult Fiction for £5 or less

Brilliant Adult Fiction Books for £5 or less!

  • BLDO

    Blood Orange (Hardback)

    Harriet Tyce

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Harriet Tyce's debut thriller Blood Orange is a dark and addictive novel for readers who enjoyed Apple Tree Yard, The Nightingale and The Girl on the Train.

    Alison has it all: a doting husband, beloved daughter and career on the up. But nothing is quite what it seems. Alison drinks too much and she's having an affair with a colleague who likes to push boundaries. And it's all getting too much.

    Alison is representing a client who wants to plead guilty to stabbing her husband, but something about her story is amiss. However, if Alison saves this woman, she believes she can save herself. But someone knows all of Alison's secrets - and wants to make her pay for what she's done...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • Price Drop
    SCLT

    Sleep (Hardback)

    C.L. Taylor,CL Taylor

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie... C.L. Taylor's Sleep is a creepy and atmospheric psychological thriller that will keep you awake long into the night.

    All Anna wants is to be able to sleep but guilt-ridden night terrors and crushing insomnia are making this impossible. In a bid to escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on a remote Scottish island.

    When she welcomes seven guests, what starts as a retreat becomes a deadly nightmare. Each guest has a secret but one of them is lying about why they're on the island - and it soon becomes clear a murderer has their sights on Anna...

    For fans of authors like Karin Slaughter, Paula Hawkins, Tess Gerritsen
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • TIKY

    I Thought I Knew You (Hardback)

    Penny Hancock

    Hand-picked favourites
    Jules and Holly have been best friends since they met at university. They know everything about each other and have navigated the trials and tribulations of adulthood together.

    Holly is the only person who knows about Jules' affair and Jules was there for Holly when her husband died. Their children were born just three years apart and have also grown up together. But now Jules' daughter Saffie has made a serious allegation against Holly's son Saul - and it's tearing their friendship apart...

    appeal to fans of He Said/She Said and Anatomy of a Scandal.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • FLWR

    The Flower Girls (Hardback)

    Alice Clark-Platts

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    Praised by Sophie Hannah, Alice Clark-Platts' The Flower Girls is a psychological thriller that will keep you on tenterhooks from the very first page.

    Three children went out to play but only two came back. Laurel and Primrose were the survivors and one was convicted of murder while the other was given a new identity... Now, 19 years later and another child has gone missing.

    The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    TSDR

    The Stranger Diaries (Hardback)

    Elly Griffiths

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    A Radio 2 Book Club Winter Pick, The Stranger Diaries is a captivating and contemporary Gothic thriller that combines the unsettling tone of Susan Hill with the darkness of Gone Girl.

    Clare Cassidy is a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland. Her work and life tragically collide when one of her colleagues is found dead with a line from an R.M. Holland story by her body.

    The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works hold the key to the case. Clare has no idea who she can trust and fears the killer is someone she knows. As a way of coping, she writes her fears and suspicions in her journal. But then she notices someone else has been writing in her diary...
    • £4.49
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.50
    More info
  • TTGA

    The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton (Hardback)

    Anstey Harris

    Hand-picked favourites
    Anstey Harris' The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton is a feel-good novel that will delight fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things.

    It follows Grace as she recovers from huge heartbreak in the most uplifting way. Grace had been with David for eight years and was blissfully happy running a violin shop. However, Grace had secrets and one act flips her life completely...

    While at her lowest ebb, Grace meets a straight-talking teenager and vivacious old man who make her realise she is not alone in the world and things can only get better...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • Price Drop
    PGRL

    The Perfect Girlfriend (Hardback)

    Karen Hamilton

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Anatomy of a Scandal will find this psychological thriller from debut author Karen Hamilton utterly compelling. It's a twisted love story that will have you racing through the pages.

    Juliette is an intelligent and driven woman who finds herself falling in love with Nate. However, when they break up she decides to do anything to win him back - including becoming a flight attendant for his airline. Juliette knows they are meant to be and is willing to do anything to prove this.

    But true love hurts - and Juliette's obsession is going to bring about even more pain...
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • Price Drop
    HNTG

    The Hunting Party (Hardback)

    Lucy Foley

    (4) Hand-picked favourites
    Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries and toxic friendships, Lucy Foley's The Hunting Party is a riveting murder mystery that can count Sophie Hannah and Adele Parks amongst its fans.

    In a remote hunting lodge deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather round to celebrate the New Year. There's the beautiful one, the golden couple, the volatile one, the new parents, the quiet one, the city boy, the outsider and the victim.

    And then a murder occurs... This whodunnit is packed with intrigue and and suspense.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • DMBI

    Dear Mrs Bird (Hardback)

    AJ Pearce

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    A.J. Pearce's debut novel Dear Mrs Bird is a funny and warming read that will take you back to London in 1940.

    Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life annoying for everyone. Emmy wants to become a Lady War Correspondent and seizes her chance when she spots a job advertisement. But after some crossed wires, she actually ends up typing letters for Henrietta Bird, the notorious agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine.

    Mrs Bird has very clear rules: letters containing any form of unpleasantness are to be binned immediately. Emmy starts off by dismissing the problems of lovelorn readers, but eventually the thought of desperate women's questions and pleas going unanswered is too much and she decides it's the right thing to secretly write back...

    Praised by the likes of John Boyne, Marian Keyes and Annie Barrows, this charming read will warm your heart. It's a tribute to the strength of female friendship, the kindness of strangers and the art of letter writing. The time it's set in also makes it a celebration of the incredible Blitz spirit.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • BBAD

    Beautiful Bad (Hardback)

    Annie Ward

    Hand-picked favourites
    Fans of The Girl Before and The Perfect Girlfriend will find themselves absorbed by this powerful psychological thriller by debut author Annie Ward.

    Maddie and Ian have been happily together for 16 years and are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America with their beautiful son. When Maddie has an accident, she starts attending therapy as part of the healing process and gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their child; and the couple's tumultuous past with Jo.

    Eventually, all the years of love, fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in the Day of the Killing... And a frantic 911 call finds the police attending the scene of a shocking crime.

    Why should you buy this book? It's an absorbing and twisted page-turner about a perfect love story leading to the perfect crime...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • ANON

    An Anonymous Girl (Hardback)

    Greer Hendricks

    Hand-picked favourites
    Described as 'a clever thriller with masterful twists' by Karin Slaughter, The Wife Between Us authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's An Anonymous Girl is a thrilling read about the deadly nature of obsession.

    Jessica Farris signs up for an anonymous psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, thinking it will be a case of answering a few questions, collecting her money and then leaving. But then the questions become more intense and invasive and she is told what to wear and how to act...

    Jessica starts to believe that Dr Shields knows all her secrets and realises she can't trust what is real in her life and what might be one of his manipulative experiments. She's caught up in a web of deceit and jealousy. Will she be able to untangle herself out of it?
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    ANGM

    The Angel's Mark (Hardback)

    S. W. Perry,SW Perry

    Hand-picked favourites
    Amidst a backdrop of Spanish plotting and Catholic disputes, Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering...

    The body of a small boy is found in London with strange marks on it that no one can explain... Idealist physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body just days after and this one is displaying the same marks... A serial killer must be on the loose. He's joined by the mysterious tavern keeper Bianca in his investigations but the duo soon find themselves caught up in a sinister plot.

    Set in Elizabethan London, S.W. Perry's debut novel The Angel's Mark is an intelligent and dark historical thriller full of sinister twists and turns...

    For fans of authors like C.J. Sansom, Rory Clements, S.G. MacLean
    • £4.49
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.50
    More info
  • BJAN

    Bloody January (Hardback)

    Alan Parks

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    When a teen shoots a woman dead in the middle of a Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Harry McCoy is certain it wasn't a random act of violence.

    While investigating the case, McCoy discovers a secret society led by a wealthy family.

    Alan Parks debut novel Bloody January is a taut, violent and addictive page-turner.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    MWDC

    The Man Who Didn't Call (Hardback)

    Rosie Walsh

    (3) Hand-picked favourites
    Rosie Walsh's debut novel The Man Who Didn't Call is a charming summer read that finds a whirlwind romance ending in mysterious circumstances...

    Sarah and Eddie enjoy seven perfect days together and fall in love. She's so sure about that but then he leaves for a holiday and promises to call from the airport. This call never comes...

    Sarah's friends tell her to forget all about Eddie, but she knows they're wrong. There has to be a reason for his disappearance. But what if this reason is the one thing they didn't share? The truth...
    • £4.49
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.50
    More info
  • ABCM

    The ABC Murders (Hardback)

    Agatha Christie

    Hand-picked favourites
    A special gift edition of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders - a masterful Poirot novel that has been adapted into a BBC drama starring John Malkovich and Rupert Grint to be shown over the festive period.

    Murder is a simple crime but in the hands of a maniac or a serial killer, it can become a very complicated business indeed. The whole country is in a state of panic and this is only serving to make the murderer even more confident.

    They've already killed Mrs Ascher in Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill and Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. However, these deliberate clues are playing right into the hands of Hercule 'probably the greatest detective in the world' Poirot...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    More info
  • ASIB

    And So It Begins (Hardback)

    Rachel Abbott

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Rachel Abbott's latest psychological thriller is an addictively dark page-turner that asks who will believe a victim's story when the only witness is dead...

    Cleo should be happy that her brother Mark has found a new partner following the sudden death of his first wife, But something about Evie just doesn't feel right. She keeps having accidents at home and her friends are growing concerned that Mark may be responsible...

    Meanwhile, Sergeant Stephanie King has been called out to a clifftop house to investigate two bodies found entangles on blood-drenched streets. As the accused stands trial, the jury must consider if there is ever a proper defence for murder...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • SINS

    Sins of the Dead (Hardback)

    Lin Anderson

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    The thirteenth book in Lin Anderson's series of Rhona MacLeod thrillers finds the forensic scientist looking into the death of a man found by a group of Harley-Davidson riders who was discovered with his hands together on his chest as if he had been peacefully laid to rest.

    The only clues to his death are half a glass of red wine and a partially eaten chunk of bread that echo the ancient religious practice of sin-eating. MacLeod is perplexed by this but then another body is found in a similar position - and this one's closer to her home.

    The killer appears to be using skills that could have been learned while attending Rhona's forensic science lectures at Glasgow University... Could she know who it is? And will she be able to stop them before they claim their next victim?
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    More info
  • Clearance
    ASID

    A Shot in the Dark (Hardback)

    Lynne Truss

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    A Shot in the Dark by Lynne Truss is the first book in a quirky and charming new crime series set in 1950s Brighton.

    When Inspector Steine stops for an ice cream, there's a vicious battle taking place in the seaside city and pretty much every criminal is wiped out. With no criminals, crime or stress, Inspector Steine is really starting to enjoy life as a policeman... However, Sergeant Brunswick is adamant not every crook has disappeared.

    A new constable has also joined the force to investigate a series of burglaries. Then a vicious theatre critic is shot dead halfway through the opening night of a new play... Brighton might not be as safe as Steine hoped, after all!
    • £4.49
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.50
    More info
  • SSDY

    Some Sunny Day (Hardback)

    Hand-picked favourites
    At 94 years old, Madge Lambert is one of the few remaining women to have served as a nurse during the Burma Campaign between 1944 and 1945. It was while working here that she met her husband, Captain Basil Lambert. The couple have a love of dance that saw them appear on a Strictly Come Dancing Remembrance Day special.

    Based on first-hand research and meetings with Madge, Robert Blair's biography celebrates their romance, explaining how they met in the most desperate of times. Joining the troopship when she was just 20 years old and not long qualified, she was based in Chittachong on the Indian border, close to a fierce battle between the Allied forces and the Japanese.

    Madge spent long and exhausting hours nursing badly injured soldiers and eventually met Basil. This is a heart-warming and poignant account of how their burgeoning romance survived the final few months of war - and has thrived ever since.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • TSFO

    Two Steps Forward (Hardback)

    Graeme Simsion

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion and his wife Anne Buist tell the heart-warming and inspiring story of how two middle-aged misfits walked 2,000km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves - and perhaps something to cherish with each other in Two Steps Forward.

    This contemporary novel has already been earmarked for a film adaptation by Ellen DeGeneres' production company and follows occasional artist Zoe (from California) and Yorkshire engineer Martin as they end up in Cluny in central France. Zoe is grieving for her late husband while Martin is in the midst of a messy divorce. They both decide to clear their heads by following in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked for centuries from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Will fate bring them together?

    Told in alternating chapters, this is a novel full of important physical, psychological and spiritual themes - including working out where you are going in life...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • BLVM

    Believe Me (Hardback)

    J. P. Delaney,JP Delaney

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    The Girl Before author J.P. Delaney returns with another powerful psychological thriller in Believe Me. This page-turner follows an actress who is playing both sides of a murder investigation.

    Struggling British actress Claire Wright is in New York without a green card and is desperate for work. Times are desperate so she takes the only part she's been offered - a decoy for a divorce firm, hired to entrap straying husbands.

    She's not allowed to hit on them directly, but does have to make it clear she's available. Any innocent men will have nothing to hide but then things change. A policeman is investigating one of Claire's targets for murder and asks for her help. Claire can do this, but as she assumes a voice and attitude, she wonders who's actually deceiving who...
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    More info
  • Price Drop
    ATHT

    All the Hidden Truths (Hardback)

    Claire Askew

    Hand-picked favourites
    Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers college and killed 13 women before ending his own life. But no one knows why.

    DI Helen Birch is tasked with leading the investigation of this high-profile case on the first day of her new job but she's not the only one searching for an answer - Ryan's mother needs to know why he did it as do his victims' families...

    The tabloids and media are also taking a keen interest in the case but just as family secrets come out and the world seems set on finding someone to blame, the truth seems to vanish...

    This captivating crime novel has drawn praise from the likes of He Said, She Said author Erin Kelly and it's easy to see why. You'll be drawn into its dark world long into the night...
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    More info
  • RITS

    The River in the Sky (Hardback)

    Clive James

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Beloved broadcaster and journalist Clive James was given a terminal diagnosis many years ago and in this book-length poem he tackles the subject of mortality with candour and charm.

    Although unable to leave his house in Cambridge due to ill health, Clive remains in good spirits and lets his mind take you on a journey that captures 'the fragile treasures of his life'.

    Funny, wise and emotional, this book finds Clive looking back over emotionally resonant personal moments, celebrating his interests and accepting his fate. He also focuses on the fact that he is only one bright spot in an entire galaxy filled with stars.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    More info
  • MGEC

    Mr Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean (Hardback)

    Roger Hargreaves

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Mr. Greedy and his attempts to eat clean and get lean.

    The original Mr. Men books have tickled children for generations, and now they are all grown up! Join Mr. Greedy and his health and fitness journey, as he begins to realise that he needs to make some changes.

    Will he be able to do it with some little help from his friends?
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £3.00
    More info