In no particular order:
The Ice House by Tim Clare. A rip-roaring speculative adventure with the female hero I wanted to read before she was ever written. My review.
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne – Maurice Swift is the protagonist you’ll love to hate. Satire on the publishing industry. My review.
Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval (transl. Marjam Idriss) – Oozes with an atmosphere as claustrophobic and moist as a Wardian case. My review.
The Red Word by Sarah Henstra. A provocative and intelligent campus novel tackling gender politics, consent and myth. My review.
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich – Heartrending mystery of a little girl’s murder. My review.
Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo – short stories that bite. My review.