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            Fiction     Fever by Deon Meyer  I want to tell you about my Father's murder. I want to tell you who killed him and why. This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world too, as you will see. Nico Storm…
  Fiction     My Husband’s Wife by Amanda Prowse Once a week, Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings. She goes to sit on her favorite bench on the north Devon cliffs, and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters, and her neat little house by…
  Fiction   A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison A gripping new thriller that unpacks the horrors of exploitation in the garment industry, blending the nailbiting courtroom drama of John Grisham with the emotional heart of Khaled Hosseini. 'Poignant and engrossing ... Corban Addison will hold you spellbound with…
Fiction    I’ll Take you There by Wally Lamb I’ll Take You There centres on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theatre. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he’s confronted by the ghost of…
  Fiction     The Snow Rose by L Taylor The Snow Rose is the gripping story of a woman on the run from her past by Lulu Taylor, author of The Winter Folly. I know they think I shouldn't keep her... That's why I've escaped them while I can,…
Fiction     Small Great Things by J Picoult When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father…
  Fiction     The Lonely Hearts Travel Club 3: Destination Chile by K Colins ‘Katy writes with humour and heart. The Lonely Hearts Travel Club is like Bridget Jones goes backpacking.' - Holly Martin, author of The White Cliff Bay series Welcome to Paradise Next on her travel bucket…
  Fiction     The House Without Windows by N Hashimi   A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood—an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture—from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and When…
  Fiction     Happy People Read & Drink Coffee by A Martin-Lugand Diane, owner of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, a cosy coffee shop turned library in Paris, seems to have the perfect life. But when she suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, her…
Fiction   Midnight Sun (Blood on Snow 2) by J Nesbo Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo’s biggest crime lord: the Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary among…
Fiction   Something to Hide by D Moggach The bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever is back with a warm, witty and wise novel about the unexpected twists that later life can bring… ‘Nobody in the world knows our secret ... that I’ve ruined Bev’s…
FICTION The Girl on the Train by P Hawkins THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. YOU DON'T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU. Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller 'Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read' S J WATSON, bestselling author of Before…
FICTION   One with You (Crossfire) by S Day The final chapter in the global blockbuster Crossfire quintet Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably. Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the…
FICTION     The Girl Who Came Back by Susan Lewis When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she's feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules' life…
FICTION     The Widow by F. Barton   'The ultimate psychological thriller' Lisa Gardner We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom…
FICTION   The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff The Danish Girl is now a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, directed by Tom Hooper. Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has to…
FICTION The Food of Love - By Prue Leith A proud family. World War 2 is not yet over. Snubbed by aristocratic neighbour Lord Frampton at a coming-of-age ball, Donald Oliver dreams of the day he'll have his vengeance. A wild daughter. Laura Oliver, beautiful and tempestuous, falls in love…
FICTION Purity - By Jonathan Franzen Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is…
FICTION Dark Places - By Gillian Flynn Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty five years later, the Kill Club a secret society obsessed with…
FICTION Ghost Flight - By Bear Grylls The Bourne Identity meet Indiana Jones - a debut thriller to take your breath away. A mother and child savagely abducted from a snow-swept mountainside. A loyal soldier tortured and executed on a remote Scottish moor. A lost warplane discovered in the heart…
FICTION Finders Keepers - By Stephen King 'Wake up, genius.' So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because…
FICTION Sacrifices - By Roger Smith Just another murder in a country where killing is a national pastime . . . Wealth insulates Michael Lane and his family from South Africa's violent crime epidemic until trouble comes from within the high walls of their Cape Town mansion one night when…
FICTION At the Water's Edge - By Sara Gruen After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1944, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army Colonel who is already ashamed of his…
FICTION A Song of Shadows - By John Connolly Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Broken, but undeterred, private detective Charlie Parker faces the darkest of dark forces in a case with its…
FICTION The Last Road Trip - By Gareth Crocker Following the poignant death of a man they barely knew, four friends decide to make the most of what's left of their lives. Abandoning the humdrum routine of life at their retirement estate, they embark on a thousand-mile road trip that…
FICTION The Seven Sisters - By Lucinda Riley Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died.…
FICTION The Seven Sisters - By Lucinda Riley Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died.…
FICTION The Hunter - By Tony Park Safari guide and private investigator Hudson Brand hunts people. He's on the trail of Linley Brown, a young woman named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Linley's friend Kate died in a car crash in Zimbabwe, but Kate's sister believes that…
Fiction Mr Mac and Me - By Esther Frued It is 1914, and Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast. He is the youngest child, and the only son surviving. Life is quiet shaped by the…
FICTION Us - By David Nicholls 'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.''Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?'Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just…
Fiction The Corners of the Globe - By Robert Goddard Spring, 1919. James 'Max' Maxted, former Great War flying ace, returns to the trail of murder and treachery he set out on in The Ways of the World. He left Paris after avenging the murder of his father, Sir Henry…
FICTION Cop Town - By Karen Slaughter For women like Maggie Lawson and Kate Murphy every day is a battle. From different side of the tracks they are united in their determination to be good cops. But they have to fight the prejudice of people like Maggie's uncle Terry who…
FICTION   The Emperor of Paris – by C.S Richardson Like his father before him, Octavio runs the Notre-Dame bakery, and knows the secret recipe for the perfect Parisian baguette. But, also like his father, Octavio has never mastered the art of reading and his only knowledge of the world…
FICTION The Bird Skinner - by Alice Greenway Jim Kennoway was once an esteemed member of the ornithology department at the Museum of Natural History in New York, collecting and skinning birds as specimens. Slowing down from a hard-lived life and a recent leg amputation, Jim retreats to an island…
 FICTION The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair – Joel Dicker August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset…
FICTION The Son-in-Law  - by Charity Norman For three years Joseph Scott has been haunted by one moment, the moment that changed his life forever. Now he is starting over, and he wants his family back more than anything.  This is the story of Joseph and his wife, Zoe; of…
Fiction   end-section end-section end-section Half of One Thing by Zirk van den Berg Gideon Lancaster, a New Zealand soldier fighting for the British, infiltrates a Boer commando.  He soon finds himself entangled in a confusion of loyalties as he becomes better acquainted with the men and, worse, falls in…
  Fiction end-section end-section The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimke is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable.…
Fiction end-section Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George When Hadiyyah Upman disappears from London in the company of her mother, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is as devastated as the girl's father. They are her close friends as well as neighbours, but since the child is with her mother, nothing…
Fiction end-section The Signature Of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times best selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting…
Fiction end-section One Night In Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore Moscow, 1945: As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. This is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of…
Let these books warm you from the inside this winter Fiction end-section The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls 'Bean' Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz fifteen when their artistic mother Charlotte, a woman who 'flees every place she's ever lived at the first sign of trouble', takes off to…
Fiction Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende Teenage Maya is in trouble. She's an alcoholic, an addict and deeply involved with a criminal gang. Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Maya has been brought up by her tough grandmother Nini and her gentle grandfather Popo. At school though, teenage Maya…
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. It is 1914 and Europe is on the brink of war. When a magnificent ocean liner suffers a mysterious explosion…
Book hunting is the new egg hunt this Easter – treat yourself to a basket full! end-section The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee The mysterious new masterpiece from J.M. Coetzee. After crossing oceans, a man and a boy arrive in a new land. Here they are each assigned a…