Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
He’s famous for books like Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. This is very different – it’s essentially a period piece set in late 60’s London about a psychedelic folk band who call themselves Utopia Avenue. It focuses on the members of the band, and is littered with references to the era, with cameo appearances from a number of real people on the scene at that time (Mama Cass, John Lennon, David Bowie, to name a few). It’s a bit like a rock n’ roll road trip.
When She Was Good by Michael Robotham
This is the second in a terrific new series starring Cyrus Haven, a forensic psychologist who, in the last book, met a young girl named Evie who was discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Now, the closer he gets to uncovering answers about Evie’s dark history, the more he exposes Evie to danger, giving her no choice but to run.