After the brief but intense heat wave, Autumn is rolling in. The Barbenheimer momentum has cooled, but if you’re after some fiction that focuses on women’s voices, then you’re in the right place. What better way to spend time this PSL season than to curl up with our pick of 2023’s Autumn reads.


Wander through Edinburgh’s Old Town in this retelling of the Burke and Hare murders. Think you know the story? Think again.

Carol Margaret Davison shines a light on the untold female voices.

A blend of true crime and gothic horror, Bodysnatcher is a powerful portrayal of desperation, poverty, and the disempowerment of women. It also exposes the potential corruption of institutions and authority figures, and it may leave the reader in doubt as to whether all the criminals were actually caught.

The Time Between Space

A woman who seemingly has everything, but her perfect life isn’t so perfect. Sound familiar?

Mental health is at the heart of this story, showcasing the power of memory and the min

The Time Between Space is as beautiful as it is tragic: as uplifting as it is heartbreaking, and simply breathtaking in its uniqueness. A highly recommended read.

The Bone on the Beach

Escape to the highlands in this contemporary mystery that draws inspiration from the tragic legend of ‘Deirdre of the Sorrows.’

A mysterious death. Check.

A close-knit community full of suspicions. Check.

A beautiful backdrop. Check.

What more could you want?

If you enjoy any of these reads, tell us! We’d love to hear from you. Or if you have any recommendations for other Autumnal reads, let us know. We’re on all the major social media platforms, so come and say hi.