16 The North Water

16 The North Water by Ian McGuire

Paperback £8.99

Staff Recommendation: A 19th century whaling ship, The Volunteer, sets sail with a killer aboard. The harpooner Henry Drax exists in a world of violence and perversity where murder happens on a whim. Patrick Sumner, a former army surgeon, is a faint ray of grace and humanity in this grippingly horrific tale set in the freezing Arctic Circle. This is a fantastic read which makes The Revenant look like a walk in the park.