As we head towards autumn we have a spine-chilling cover reveal, cracking reviews and audiobook announcements for you this week.

Not one for the faint-hearted, the creepy cover of The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell (Bonnier / Embla Books) is here and we’re already scared! Out this October, just in time for Halloween, this thriller is sure to give you nightmares.

We have exciting audiobook news to share – Nigerian actors Weruche Opia (‘I May Destroy You’) and Oseloka Obi (HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’) will be narrating the audiobook of Yomi Adekoke’s Of This Our Country (The Borough Press). Both have read audiobooks before and are incredibly proud to be part of this project.

Inga Vesper is an Amazon bestseller with The Long, Long Afternoon (Manilla Press / Bonnier) in the American History category alongside American royalty, Michelle Obama! Inga was also selected as one of four debut author’s not eligible for the shortlist of the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival but whose books have made a big impact on co-founder and author Alex Gray. The festival is taking place in September, you can read more about it here.

Nikki May was over the moon to receive a glowing review of her exhilarating debut Wahala (Penguin Random House / Doubleday) from New York Times bestselling author Paula Hawkins. The buzz around Wahala continues to grow ahead of its publication in January 2022 and we couldn’t be more ready for it.

Katherine May‘s US edition of The Electricity of Every Living Thing (Melville House) also received a wonderful review from Publisher’s Weekly: ‘Candid, rough, and uplifting, this moving account shines’, read more here.

Maisie Chan is on author Anna James’ YouTube channel here talking about her inspirations and her wonderful book Danny Chung Does Not do Maths (Bonnier / Piccadilly Press).

The intriguing cover of Caroline Bishop’s The Lost Chapter (Simon & Schuster) was revealed earlier this week, a compelling mystery that explores female friendship that you just won’t want to put down.

Jodie Chapman’s Another Life (Penguin Random House / Penguin Michael Joseph) made it to No.6 on the Kindle chart! If you managed to bag a copy of this when it was just 99p then you had yourself a very good deal indeed!

With only four months to go until Christmas, we are in the festive mood already after seeing the dreamy cover reveal of Jenni Jenning’s new YA novel Merry Kissmas to You (Scholastic).

Ben Oliver was in conversation at Edinburgh International Book Festival earlier this week chatting about dystopian novels and time travel in fiction, a subject he knows very well from his YA trilogy The Loop (Chicken House).

We didn’t think it was possible but The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood (HarperCollins / HarperVoyager) just got even better, look at its beautiful new paperback jacket!

Queen of Thieves by Beezy Marsh (Orion Dash) was let lose on the world this week; the first book in the gangland crime saga trilogy. Based on true events and real people, Queen of Thieves is set in post-war London, featuring an all-female gang of shoplifters, or ‘hoisters’, called the Forty Thieves.