Fiction

I Shot the Devil: Evil lurks in pitch-black thriller from an Irish/Australian author

How to Kill Your Family: Deliciously dark debut keeps murder and revenge in the family

The Country of Others: Slimani begins colonial trilogy not with a bang, but with a sprawling saga

Elizabeth Day interview: ‘You can feel as though you’re failing because you’re comparing your insides with everyone else’s outsides’

Beautiful World, Where Are You: Rooney widens her horizons with mesmeric meditation on the modern world

All Her Fault: Brilliantly believable evocation of every parent’s worst nightmare

Something Bigger: Bringing an Irish-American family saga to vivid life

Blank Pages and Other Stories: Meditations on loss, grief and death from a creator of entire worlds

56 Days: Thriller set in Ireland’s lockdown days comes with a savage twist

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel: Tarantino picks up his pen with surprisingly successful results

Holding Her Breath: A deep dive into the psyche of a troubled young woman

The Echo Chamber: Boyne turns an unhappy social media episode into a sharp and funny satire

The Pages: A novel approach that gets to the heart of politics and storytelling

Still Life: Big-hearted story is a joyful celebration of people and their imperfections

This Eden: Exciting thriller mixes tech polemic with plenty of drama

A Shock: Parallel worlds collide in entertainingly experimental tale

Listening Still: Story of undertaker with supernatural gift imbued with tender humour

Last Days in Cleaver Square: Time, memory and ghosts mingle in masterful soldier’s story

I Couldn’t Love You More: A powerful novel that explores the love between mothers and daughters in a cruel society