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The Good Father by Noah Hawley is published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton, priced pounds 12.99. Available March 29.

Workaholic American film and TV producer Noah Hawley has produced three novels, as well as worked on shows such as Bones and My Generation, and written the screenplay for the 2006 film Lies and Alibis.

His fourth novel, The Good Father, follows a despairing father's attempts to uncover why his son was arrested for allegedly assassinating a presidential candidate.

Being a doctor, he analyses the case like he is treating a patient, looking for similarities with other notorious murders and questions his role as a father, digging into his past to find whether his actions have had a detrimental effect on his son.

A gripping story as clever as it is bold, stripping down the paternal relationship. 8/10 Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver is published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton, priced pounds 12.99. Available now.

US author Lauren Oliver has had an exciting couple of years. Her debut novel, Before I Fall, is being made into a film; and Delirium, about a futuristic world devoid of love, was a huge success. The second novel in a trilogy after Delirium comes Pandemonium.

Lena, a shy and slightly eccentric teenager, is on the run after escaping the clutches of the totalitarian rule of the Consortium.

She takes solace with a freedom-fighting group called the Invalids in the Wilds, an area outside the government's jurisdiction.

She deals with the grief of losing true love Alex in the previous book, while training as an insurgent to fight the government.

The Hedgerow Handbook: Recipes, Remedies And Rituals by Adele Nozedar is published in hardback by Square Peg, priced pounds 12. …

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