Most mentioned this week

Lucy Jarrett returns home to upstate New York from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father’s unresolved death a decade ago in Kim Edwards’ novel The Lake of Dreams (Viking), which is at the top of the most mentioned chart. On the subject of hauntings, Peter Ackroyd reveals that the English see more ghosts than any other nation in his spooky collection of ghost-sightings, The English Ghost (Chatto & Windus). Alison Booth’s The Indigo Sky (Bantam) is the sequel to Stillwater Creek and centers around a refugee and her daughter in a New South Wales town during the 1960s. Also on the most mentioned chart is Julian Barnes’ third collection of short stories called Pulse (Jonathan Cape)–Media Extra.

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