Imagine if Jesus had a rebellious, clever sister. Such is the world that author Leslie Cannold as created in her new novel The Book of Rachael (Text). Elisabeth Holdsworth’s novel Those Who Come after (Picador) is about a girl who learns in her adulthood how to pass on the stories from her history. She learns to speak about her father, who was part of the French Resistance and her mother, a Holocaust survivor. The Troubled Man (Harvill Secker) is the tenth and final book in Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series, where Wallander hears about a cover-up of Russian submarines in Swedish waters in the 80s from ex-Navy officer Hakan, who then mysteriously disappears. These three books topped the most mentioned chart with equal mentions this week—Media Extra.