New Time Out Books for October

This month we have a few new Time Out books.  Below are a few of them and their synopsis.  If you want to peruse our catalogue for more please go to

Catching The Sun – Tony Parsons

The Finn family leave broken Britain in search of a better life.  Their destination is Hat Nai Yang beach, the south coast of Phuket, Thailand.
But paradise has a heart of darkness and disasters made by man and nature conspire to shatter the tropical idyll – and threaten to tear their family apart.

The Vault of Bones – Pip Vaughan-Hughes

In the darkness of 13th century Europe, the most precious treasures in the Christian world lie in a small church in the great ruined city of Constantinople.  On the other side of the globe, Petroc of Auneford has left his old monastic world for London alongside Captain de Montalhac, purveyor of fine relics and exotic trinkets.  For Petroc, the trip is soon blighted by tragedy.  The great powers of Christendom are gathering. All covert the power of the most precious relics and Petroc finds himself right in the eye of the storm.

Summer with my Sister – Lucy Diamond

Polly has always been the high-flyer of the family, with the glamorous lifestyle. Claire is a single mum struggling to make ends meet. The two sisters are barely on speaking terms.  But then Polly’s fortunes change and her world comes crashing down.  She is forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up and the sisters find themselves living together.  With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Claire and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first though..

Mister B Gone – Clive Barker

A medieval devil speaks directly to his reader – his tone murderous one moment and seductive the next – is a never-before-published memoir allegedly penned in the year 1438. The demon has embedded himself in the very words of this tale of terror, turning the book itself into a dangerous subject, laced with menace only too ready to break free and exert its power.

Mr Maybe – Jane Green

At twenty-seven years old, Libby thinks there’s a lot to be said for a rich husband.  So when Nick comes along who has no money, lives in a grotty bedsit – she decides he’s only good for a fling.
Investment banker Ed, on the other hand, could be the answer.  His house in Regent’s Park more than makes up for his hideous moustache and she can probably overlook his irritating habits and he’s crazy about her.  Is she just in love with being loved?  Is she loving the lifestyle rather than the man?


Industrial Magic – Kelley Armstrong

When Paige Winterbourne is ousted as leader of the American Coven of Witches, all she wants to do is hide under her duvet for a few months.  But fate of course, has other plans.  A murderer is on the loose – someone with superhuman skills and a grudge against the supernatural community.  When Paige learns that the killer is targeting children, she has to get involved.
Desperate to protect those she loves, Paige is thrown into a world of arrogant sorcerers, drunken necromancers, sulky druid gods and pretentious leather-clad vampires.  Not to mention an apparently unstoppable supernatural psychopath hell-bent on revenge.

Open Your Eyes – Jake Olson

Doctors removed Jake Olson’s left eye at ten months old. At twelve, after years of radiation and chemotherapy the cancer took his right eye as well.
When ESPN met Jake, he was a twelve-year old boy who wanted to spend his final weeks of sight in the presence of the USC football team. Jake’s story became one of the most recognized pieces in the network’s history, instantly celebrated by thousands of people worldwide.
Now sixteen, Jake Olson is on the path to becoming the first blind golfer in the PGA.

The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Pie Society

It’s 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can’t think what to write next.  Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – by chance he’s acquired a book that once belonged to her – and spurred on by  their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence.  When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Pie Society, Juliet’s curiosity is piqued and it’s not long before she begins to hear from other members.  As letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under the German Occupation, Juliet soon realises that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name.

The Visitor – Lee Child

Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers.  Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher.  Both were forced to resign from the service.  Now they’re both dead.  Both were found in their own home, naked, in a bath full of paint.  Both apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante.  A man just like Jack Reacher.

Falling Sideways – Tom Holt

From the moment Homo Sapiens descended from the trees, possibly onto their heads, humanity has striven towards civilization.  Fire, the wheel, running away from furry things with more teeth than one might reasonable expect- all are testament to man’s ultimate supremacy.  It is a noble story and so, of course complete and utter fiction.  For one man has discovered the hideous truth: that humanity’s ascent to civilisation has been ruthlessly guided by a small gang of devious frogs.
The man’s name is David Perkins and his theory is not, on the whole widely admired, particularly not by the frogs themselves who had, frankly invested a great deal of time and effort in keeping the whole thing quiet.

Safehaven – Nicholas Sparks

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past.  Beautiful yet unassuming, Katie is determined to avoid forming personal ties until a secret of events draws her into two reluctant relationships. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to lower her guard, putting down roots in he close knit community.  But even as Katie starts to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts her.