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Black Dog Summer
Miranda Sherry
August 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Black thugs break into a South African animal sanctuary/farm and senselessly massacre the whites....
   

A Place for Us: Part 1
Harriet Evans
Beautifully told, with a cast of truly intriguing characters, this is a novel that immediately captures attention and allows you to immerse yourself in its velvety depths. This, the first in an exclusive four part serialisation of the novel, introduces...
   

Welcome to Meantime
Murray Davies
August 2014 eBook of the Month. This is a book to make real coppers and crime sleuths smile, the first chapter slaps your interest then...
   

Alphabet House
Jussi Adler-Olsen
August 2014 eBook of the Month. Absolutely fascinating and riveting, this powerful read draws you in from the beginning and doesn't let go. Although partially...
   

White Lies The 11th Spider Shepherd Thriller
Stephen Leather
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd thriller. He is a great character, an old-fashioned gung-ho hero with knowledge of modern procedures...
   

The Vanishing Witch
Karen Maitland
August 2014 eBook of the Month. Set against the Peasants’ Revolt and the poll tax (yes, they had one in the 1380s), this is an...
   

Broken Monsters
Lauren Beukes
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful. It borders on the supernatural, taking you just as far...
   

In Love and War
Alex Preston
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A remarkably captivating book that starts as a slow-burner then sparks into an absolute firecracker of a read. The...
   

Other Featured eBooks this Month


The Proposal
Tasmina Perry
August 2014 Book of the Month. A tale of an unlikely friendship and hard lessons well learned. Amy, bruised by a failed relationship, answers an advertisement in The Lady magazine and becomes companion...
   

Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Thomas Sweterlitsch
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Heralded as a mix of Philip K. Dick, William Burroughs and Raymond Chandler, this splendid slice of future noir hits all the right buttons and demonstrates that...
   

The Good Girl
Mary Kubica
August 2014 Debut of the Month. A memorable and riveting thriller of a mystery novel, ‘The Good Girl’ features an unusual focus and startling ending....
   

The Christmas Party
Carole Matthews
Another great romp from this fab author. The party of the title is an office party in a very posh country house hotel with no expense spared, including a free bar all night! Most of our action is concentrated on...
   

Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his thirtieth book. He is ace, although this is not his best but you’ve got lots to indulge in to find...
   

Escape
Dominique Manotti
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. A past winner of the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, Manotti is a French academic and crime writer with a sure touch for the nuances of contemporary society and...
   

Spring Tide
Cilla Borjlind, Rolf Borjlind
A rookie cop investigating an unsolved, gruesome, murder from 24 years ago unknowingly stirs a dangerous cocktail of people and events. The authors are well known screen writers and penned the brilliant Arne Dahl crime series.This is a...
   

The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Bestselling Jodi Lynn Anderson tells a mesmerising story of the complications of teen romance against a chilling backdrop of multiple murders. Newly arrived to live in a ramshackle house on the shore of Lake Michigan, seventeen year old Maggie soon...
   

If I Stay
Gayle Forman
Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay is a haunting novel about the power of love and loss – a story that won’t quite let you go. It will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've...
   

What's the Drama, Malibu Bennet?
Michelle Gayle
Michelle Gayle’s trilogy, if which this is the third and finals one, addresses real-life concerns of teenagers including career, family relationships and romance. Written in a popular diary format with a sophisticated cover design, this is sassy summer escapism for...
   

Isla and the Happily Ever After
Stephanie Perkins
Best-selling Stephanie Perkins adds a new chapter to a romantic series she began with Anna and the French Kiss. When Isla meets Josh in a café in Manhattan she hopes it will be the beginning of the relationship she has...
   

Every Second Counts
Sophie Mckenzie
A dramatic sequel to Split Secondwhich picks up the threads of the story about Charlie and Nat, two idealistic kids living in England in a time of recession, who are determined to take a stand against terrorism. When Charlie...
   

Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo
The first in an epic trilogy, Shadow and Bone follows Alina, as she attempts to discover who she really is and what her powers are, in the hope of rescuing Ravka from the flesh-eating monsters tearing her country apart.
   

Kill Baxter
Charlie Human
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Teenage involuntary super hero, Baxter Zevcenko was first introduced in the manic Apocalypse Now Now, which managed to feature high school porn rings, zombies, pan dimensional octopi and...
   

Half World
Scott O'Connor
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Inspired by reports of the CIA's clandestine mind control experiments in the 1960s, this powerful literary thriller follows the consequences of such illegal research and the way if...
   

White Feathers
Susan Lanigan
Don’t be tricked into thinking this is a ‘Cinderella’ story, the first part, so gently and simply told by the author, almost lulls you into a false sense of security before World War One sticks it’s fearsome and harrowing boot...
   

What's Up with Jody Barton?
Hayley Long
A love triangle is always going to be messy but when a love triangle involves twin sisters then that is going to mean trouble but that's not all. One of the twins has a much bigger problem to worry about...
   

Ruin and Rising
Leigh Bardugo
In the final episode of the powerful and all-consuming The Grisha sequence, Alina has one last chance to destroy the Darkling. To do so she needs to find the firebird. She must also decide whether her loyalties are to Mal...
   

Siege and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
A sequel to Shadow and Bone, the first instalment of the epic trilogy, The Grisha. Set in the vividly creative and imaginatively rich world of the Grisha, a new twist to the story unfolds. Now The Darkling is determined...
   

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of Fairyland almost impossible. She longs to return and to see...
   

Birdsong
Sebastian Faulks
Editor's Comments: Since its publication in 1993 Birdsong has established itself as one of the most important novels of recent years. A novel that brings alive the horrors of war and the redemptive power of love there are few books that...
   

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Richard C. Morais
Completely and utterly delightful, this feels like a breath of fresh air (fresh air with vibrant notes of sizzling, aromatic piquancy). Hassan’s family leave Mumbai and embark on a journey that finishes and then starts anew in France. So simply...
   

Daughter
Jane Shemilt
A tale of abduction/murder/disappearance? We the reader know not and so the tension and mystery builds. It is about a medical couple with three children, prosperous, hardworking, happy – so there is no way Naomi would want to run away....
   

The Secret Place
Tana French
A stunning murder mystery, yes, Tana French has awards that say so, but as with all her novels it is so much more. An exploration of friendship, the deep do-or-die kind, and an intricate peek into the teenage psyche, a...
   

Man at the Helm
Nina Stibbe
Fabulously funny, sharp and yet also touching and poignant, this semi-autobiographical novel from Nina Stibbe is wonderfully captivating and engaging. Two sisters (aged 11 and 9), conclude that finding their newly divorced mother a man will lead to happiness and...
   

Lovestruck
Julia Llewellyn
An excellent book that speeds along at a cracking pace with an involved plot and great characters. What more can you ask for? It traces a whirlwind romance, an early pregnancy, marriage and the problems of building a life together....
   

The Aftermath
Rhidian Brook
World War II is an all too written about period of history but Brook manages to find a fresh take in this exquisite novel. It’s 1946 and there’s an uneasy tension in Hamburg between the occupying forces, hunting war criminals...
   

The Secrets Women Keep
Fanny Blake
Thirty years of happiness rocked by a text message! The family gather in Tuscany, which is beautifully described, the secret is revealed, tragedy strikes and everything falls apart. It is so refreshing to have an author who writes sensitively and...
   

Treachery
S. J. Parris
The fourth in the series featuring Giordano Bruno, mathematician, philosopher, heretic and spy, and solver of murders in Elizabethan England. In previous novels Bruno encountered John Dee, Nostradamus and Walsingham. He’s good friends with Philip Sidney (historically rumoured to be...
   

Solitaire
Alice Oseman
A coming-of-age novel with a compelling narrative voice and strong, assured writing, making it hard to believe that Alice was just 17 years old when she wrote the book. It tells the story of sixteen-year old Tori Spring, who feels...
   

This is the Water
Yannick Murphy
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A sinister thriller that grabs you from its very beginning, This is the Water is both chilling and unputdownable. A killer is swimming in a public...
   

The Girl in 6E
A. R. Torre
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An ingenious erotic thriller with an unlikely but fascinating heroine who barricades herself for three years inside her apartment where she makes a living through webcam sex. This...
   

Harry's Game
Gerald Seymour
A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast,...
   

The Vanishing Witch
Karen Maitland
Set against the Peasants’ Revolt and the poll tax (yes, they had one in the 1380s), this is an involved, long, medieval drama of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times. We are in Lincoln in the family of a...
   

Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012
Alasdair Gray
Containing sixteen tales that were published in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly, this collection also includes fifty-seven tales from later books, as well as sixteen new ones.
   

Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Sahar Delijani
Post-revolutionary Iran, 1983-2011, and three women prisoners’ lives are torn apart. Through linked stories we follow the utter pain of many characters as they try to find some sense in their world. Here is love at a terrible price. The...
   

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion
A thoroughly charming book from this witty and intelligent Australian writer. Don leads a very ordered life. He does not consider himself odd, does not notice how much he shares with a group of children with Asperger’s syndrome, approaches everything...
   

The Unknown Soldier
Gerald Seymour
I don’t think that Gerald Seymour’s plot-driven thrillers have wavered in their excellence since he started with Harry’s Game and The Glory Boys, but somewhere along his distinguished career he seemed to go out of fashion. Not any...
   

Before I Go to Sleep
S. J. Watson
A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh with no memories of the one before. Cared for by...
   

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Sebastian Faulks
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. This is Sebastian Faulks’ homage to P G Wodehouse and a very fine one it is too. Faulks captures the Wodehouse spirit in a knowing and sympathetic way. The characters are...
   

Entry Island
Peter May
Like his famous Lewis Trilogy, this stand-alone mystery has a dual-time frame and a small island setting. This time it is a remote Canadian island. One of the investigating team has Scottish ancestry and when he meets the suspect, the...
   

The One Plus One
Jojo Moyes
August 2014 Book of the Month. JoJo Moyes is an incredible writer whose ability to depict modern life in all its glorious complexities is second to none. This is a touching story of...
   

Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
August 2014 Book of the Month. Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right up to the very end. Having been told that something...
   

Buddhaland Brooklyn
Richard C. Morais
As he approaches his fortieth birthday, the introverted monk Seido Oda is ordered by his superior to leave behind his peaceful, quiet refuge in the remote mountains of Japan and set up a temple in Brooklyn's Little Calabria. There Oda...
   

Ancients
David Lynn Golemon
Ancients is an action-packed thriller in the Event Group series by David Lynn Golemon. The lost city of Atlantis is the stuff of legend. A vast treasure of secret knowledge and unimaginable wealth. An entire civilisation that disappeared for unknown...
   

The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday reality filled with exquisite loss and longing. With harrowing memories of the savagery of Nazi Germany, tantalising...
   

Gone for Good
David Bell
Elizabeth Hampton has not spoken to her mother in weeks when she gets the phone call. Her mother has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. But who would want to kill a kind old woman who stayed at home to...
   

First We Take Manhattan
Colette Caddle
Identical twins, Sinead and Sheila Fields, have always done everything together and so, after graduating in millinery, they decide to open their own hat shop. It's a small business but thanks to hard work and talent, they build up a...
   

The Dogs of Littlefield
Suzanne Berne
This is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014. Littlefield, Massachusetts: home to psychologists, college professors and their over-achieving children, and recently lauded as one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America. If happiness had a...
   

The Way You Look Tonight
Richard Madeley
Not until she was 16 did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father, how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold-blooded, psychotic extortionist, racketeer and killer. Knowing now what her father was capable of, she decides...
   

The Tell-Tale Heart
Jill Dawson
One heart, two lives...When a teenager dies in an accident in rural Cambridgeshire, it affords Patrick, a fifty-year-old professor, drinker and womaniser, the chance of a life-saving heart transplant. But as Patrick recovers, he has the odd feeling that his...
   

Strange Shores
Arnaldur Indridason
A missing woman. A missing boy. Detective Erlendur returns - for the last time. A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies, betrayal and...
   

Some Lucky Day
Ellie Dean
This is the gripping new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of All My Tomorrows. May 1942. Kitty Pargeter loves the life she's leading as a talented young pilot, serving her country. But tragedy strikes...
   

MaddAddam
Margaret Atwood
Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the earth, is telling stories. Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will determine a new one. Listening hard is young Blackbeard, one of the innocent Crakers,...
   

The Killing Pool
Kevin Sampson
Detective Chief Inspector Billy McCartney discovers a headless corpse in the scrubland close to Liverpool docks. The slaying carries all the hallmarks of a gangland hit - a message from the underworld to snitches, cops and rival gangs. One mile...
   

The Far Side of the Sun
Kate Furnivall
Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife...
   

The Discourtesy of Death
William Brodrick
An anonymous letter sent to Larkwood's Prior accuses Peter Henderson, an academic celebrity renowned for daring ideas, of a grotesque murder: the calculated killing of Jenny, his disabled partner, believed by everyone to have died peacefully two years previously from...
   

Dead Sleep
Greg Iles
Terrifying secrets and a stunning mystery power this page-turner from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. When prize-winning photojournalist Jordan Glass chances upon a portrait by an unknown artist in Hong Kong, she is shocked. The face staring back at...
   

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono,...
   

H is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald
'In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens, they're the birdwatchers' dark grail.' As a child Helen Macdonald...
   

The Summer Guest
Emma Hannigan
August 2014 Book of the Month. Life, loves, laughs and a few bumps amid a group of folk in an Irish seaside town. Kathleen has returned to visit her childhood home now lived...
   

Without You
Saskia Sarginson
1984, Suffolk When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to...
   

This One is Mine
Maria Semple
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - but she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet...
   

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
P. D. Viner
Something very bad happened to Dani Lancing. Twenty years later, her father is still trying to get her to talk. Her best-friend has become a detective, the last hope of all the lost girls. And her mother is about to...
   

Let's Get Lost
Adi Alsaid
One girl could change four lives forever...Mysterious Leila, who is on the road trip of a lifetime, has a habit of crashing into people's worlds at the moment they need someone the most. There's Hudson, who is willing to throw...
   

The Bird That Did Not Sing
Alex Gray
2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But...
   

Visions
Kelley Armstrong
Omens, the first instalment in Kelley Armstrong's exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially...
   

The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and...
   

One Night: Promised
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him...
   

This is the Life
Alex Shearer
Even when you have received a death sentence, you still have to live... Life just seems like a big party sometimes, at which we all gradually get edged to the door, and then we are out in the cold. But...
   

The Death of Bunny Munro
Nick Cave
The world is a hard place to be good in...Struggling to keep a grip on reality after his wife's death, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of: with his young son in tow, he hits the road....
   

Black Box
Cassia Leo
To tell you too much about this book would be to risk ruining the heartbreaking pleasure of reading it. A bittersweet romance between two very damaged people, hopefully you will fall as much in love with Mikki and Crush as...
   

Csardas
Diane Pearson
CSARDAS - taken from the name of the Hungarian national dance - follows the fortunes of the enchanting Ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic Hungary, through the traumas of two World Wars. From the dazzling elegance of coming-out...
   

What Would Mary Berry Do?
Claire Sandy
Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. Except, her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are runny and her biscuits rock-hard. She cannot bake for toffee....
   

Child of the Mersey
Annie Groves
A brand new series from the bestselling author of A Christmas Promise. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn. For the ordinary people of Empire Street, life will never be the same again. Kitty Fisher has plenty on her plate to...
   

California
Edan Lepucki
The sunshine state lies in darkness. Los Angeles is in ruins, left to the angels now. And the world Cal and Frida have always known is gone. Cal and Frida have left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind...
   

The Blunders of Our Governments
Anthony King, Ivor Crewe
'Fascinating and zeitgeisty.' David Aaronovitch, The Times 'Must be read by every incumbent and wannabe representative of the people.' The Herald, best books of 2013 'Two of our most brilliant political analysts focus entertainingly on an endless succession of great...
   

Blood Memory
Greg Iles
'Iles's way of telling the story lifts him clear of the pack into a different league' (Observer) in this masterful psychological serial killer thriller from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. He kills like an animal, but the bite marks...
   

Ballistics
D. W. Wilson
It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. Fleeing the fallout of a failed relationship, Alan West returns to his grandfather's home in the Kootenay Valley. Cecil West, an old man confronted by his own mortality, asks Alan...
   

Beautiful Oblivion
Jamie McGuire
The Beautiful Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series. Fiercely independent Camille Cami Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before...
   

Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures
Paul Atterbury
To mark the centenary of the start of World War I, the Antiques Roadshow team filmed a series of specials at the Somme, where the public brought in their family's war memorabilia and photographs. These 'antiques' weren't financially valuable, or...
   

Acts of Omission
Terry Stiastny
In 1998 the gilt is starting to come off a new era. Mark Lucas, the recently appointed foreign minister, is in a dilemma. A disk containing the names of British informants to the Stasi has ended up in the hands...
   

The Winter Foundlings
Kate Rhodes
The girl was lying on the steps of the Foundling Museum, dressed all in white. Four girls have disappeared in North London. Three are already dead. Britain's most prolific child killer, Louis Kinsella, has been locked up in Northwood high-security...
   

One Kick
Chelsea Cain
Kick Lannigan, 21, is a survivor. Abducted at age six in broad daylight, the police, the public, perhaps even her family assumed the worst had occurred. And then Kathleen Lannigan was found, alive, six years later. In the early months...
   

The King's Curse
Philippa Gregory
The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon...
   

The Boy That Never Was
Karen Perry
The Boy That Never Was is that powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts . (Tana French). You were loved and lost - then you came back...Five years ago, three-year-old Dillon disappeared....
   

The Betrayers
David Bezmozgis
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis: read it in a sitting; remember it for the rest of your life. This unforgettable novel squanders no words in its brilliant, deft depictions of love, of memory, of compassion and, ultimately, despite its title,...
   

Before the Fall
Juliet West
A compelling, moving tale of a love affair, set in the East End during World War 1 and inspired by an unforgettable true story A great war. A powerful love. An impossible choice. I think the war is everywhere: in...
   

All Fall Down
Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely...
   

2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas
Marie-Helene Bertino
Madeleine Altimari is a sassy, smart-mouthed nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer, inwardly mourning the recent death of her mother. Little does she know that on Christmas Eve Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day - and...
   

With a Friend Like You
Fanny Blake
Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of...
   

Where Women are Kings
Christie Watson
Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties - and that being white will not...
   

Where Memories Are Made
Lynda Page
Jolly's campers are guaranteed to have a holiday to remember, but that's not always easy to achieve thanks to the array of colourful characters who pour through Jolly's gates. Jackie Sims works in the general office and her ambition is...
   

What Tomorrow Brings
Mary Fitzgerald
August 1937 Seffy Blake falls in love with Amyas Troy from the moment she sees him on a Cornish beach. But when he disappears, she is forced to face the consequences of their affair alone. In London, Seffy makes a...
   

W is for Wasted
Sue Grafton
Two dead men changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation....
   

Village Rumours
Rebecca Shaw
At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say...While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village. Having received a...
   

Courting Trouble
Kathy Lette
Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon. She escapes to her mother, Roxy - a sassy solicitor...
   

True Evil
Greg Iles
An electrifying serial killer thriller from the New York Times No.1 bestseller. True evil has a face you know and a voice you trust...Dr Chris Shepard has been happily married for just one year. Then FBI agent Alex Morse brings...
   

Together for Christmas
Carol Rivers
August 1914, London. Britain has just declared war on Germany, and the whole country seems to be in uproar. Flora, Hilda and Will, who grew up together in St Boniface orphanage sit in the sunshine in Hyde Park on a...
   

The Supernatural Enhancements
Edgar Cantero
Two months after the last of the Wells jumped out of his bedroom window (incidentally forgetting to open it first), a strange couple of Europeans arrive at Point Bless, Virginia, to take possession of the mysterious Axton House. A. is...
   

Sins of the Flesh
Colleen Mccullough
A Captain Carmine Delmonico mystery from the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds. August 1969. Two anonymous male corpses are discovered in the sleepy college town of Holloman, Connecticut. After connecting the emaciated bodies to four other victims, the police...
   

Save Yourself
Kelly Braffet
When Patrick Cusimano's alcoholic father kills a child in a hit-and-run, Patrick is faced with a terrible choice: turn his father in - destroying what's left of his family in the process - or keep quiet. But can Patrick's brother,...
   

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Retribution
Robert Ludlum, Eric van Lustbader
When the head of Mossad learns that a major Mexican drug lord may be trafficking something far more deadly than drugs, he turns to his friend Jason Bourne for help. Bourne agrees to investigate, but he has his own agenda:...
   

Reflection
Diane Chamberlain
YOU CAN NEVER OUTRUN THE PAST. Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquillity of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what...
   

Pig's Foot
Carlos Acosta
Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales - some taller than others. But one day Oscar wakes to find himself utterly alone, the sole descendant of...
   

Paper Swans
Jessica Thompson
Ben Lawrence seems to have it all - the hot job, the flashy car, the luxurious apartment. But one tragic day in his past mars his future. Since the events of that day he hasn't truly got close to anyone....
   

Panic
Lauren Oliver
An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver. Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to...
   

The Orchard of Lost Souls
Nadifa Mohamed
It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall. Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee...
   

The One You Trust
Paul Pilkington
The thrilling final instalment of the chart topping Emma Holden trilogy. Following a sequence of horrifying events Emma Holden is now happily married, and hoping that the nightmare is finally over. However, she doesn't realise that the biggest danger is...
   

NYPD Red 2
James Patterson
NYPD Red - the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city -hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission. A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and...
   

The Night the Rich Men Burned
Malcolm Mackay
There's nothing so terrifying as money...Two friends, Alex Glass and Oliver Peterkinney, look for work and for escape from their lives spent growing up on Glasgow's most desperate fringes. Soon they will become involved in one of the city's darkest...
   

Never Say Goodbye
Susan Lewis
This is a compelling and deeply moving novel of friendship, family and the power of love, from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of No Child of Mine and Don't Let Me Go. How would you cope with the...
   

Nash
Jay Crownover
The fourth book in the scorching hot NEW YORK TIMES bestselling MARKED MEN New Adult series. What do you do when the one who defined your past becomes your future? 'His kiss was like the past and like the future;...
   

Love, Love Me Do
Mark Haysom
1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family from their home in Brighton to a dilapidated caravan in the Ashdown Forest - then disappears....
   

The Long Way Home
Louise Penny
Former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache, has found a peace he'd never imagined possible, away from the front line of the police and in the tranquil village of Three Pines. But when his friend Clara Morrow asks for help,...
   

Life or Death
Michael Robotham
Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of his gang. Five million dollars...
   

The Last Boat Home
Dea Brovig
Explosive, dark and tender, The Last Boat Home is a devastating novel about sacrifice, survival and a mother's love. If you loved The Light Between Oceans or The Snow Child, this is for you. On the wind-swept southern coast of...
   

Irene
Pierre Lemaitre
For Commandant Verhoeven life is beautiful: he is happily married, expecting his first child with the lovely Irene. But his blissful existence is punctured by a murder of unprecedented savagery. Worse still, the press seem to have it in for...
   

The Incorruptibles
John Hornor Jacobs
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all,...
   

The Incorruptibles
John Hornor Jacobs
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all,...
   

If You Leave
Courtney Cole
Ex-army soldier Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be. Home from Afghanistan, Gabe can't stop thinking about that one horrible night on the battlefield, a night that changed his life for ever. He knows he's messed...
   

Hotel Alpha
Mark Watson
Three decades ago, the charismatic Howard York built the empire of his dreams: the Hotel Alpha. It was once the finest in London, but over the years, as the world around it has moved on at an ever more dizzying...
   

The Girls from Corona Del Mar
Rufi Thorpe
Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can't quite be good to, Lorrie Ann...
   

The Girl Next Door
Ruth Rendell
A dark, sad, slightly depressing tale of old age. We start in the late thirties when the crime was committed (so this is no whodunit) and then leap to the present where a group of children, who used to play...
   

Fool's Assassin
Robin Hobb
'Fantasy as it ought to be written' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service...
   

The First Horseman
D. K. Wilson
1536. In the corrupt heart of Tudor London a killer waits in the shadows...The Real Crime Before dawn on a misty November morning in 1536, prominent mercer Robert Packington was gunned down as he crossed Cheapside on his way to...
   

Fiddle City
Dan Kavanagh
Everyone knows a bit of petty theft goes on in the freight business at Heathrow - it is fiddle city, after all. But things have gone beyond a joke for Roy Hendrick and he suspects someone who works for him...
   

The Fair Fight
Anna Freeman
Some call the prize ring a nursery for vice ...Born into a brothel, Ruth's future looks bleak until she catches the eye of Mr Dryer. A rich Bristol merchant and enthusiast of the ring, he trains gutsy Ruth as a...
   

Her Mother's Secret
Catherine King
Desire Lettie Hargreaves wants more than her simple, uncomplicated life with her grandmother can provide. She longs for excitement and love and she's determined to make something of herself. Deceit There is something about Lettie's mother that Ivy has kept...
   

The Doll Maker
Richard Montanari
Mr Marseille is polite, elegant, and erudite. He would do anything for his genteel true love Anabelle. And he is a psychopath. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. And there she...
   

Counting the Days
Benita Brown
After the fall of France, Hazel, Irene and Carol are sent from the east end of Newcastle to the safety of a country village. Billeted in a grand house with a spinster and her niece, the three young evacuees' futures...
   

The Causal Angel
Hannu Rajaniemi
Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of wild future and deep conjecture on the nature of...
   

The Crocodile
Maurizio de Giovanni
Transferred to Naples after a tangle with the Sicilian Mafia, Detective Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono feels that he's marking time, waiting out an awkward scandal. But when the bloodied bodies of teenagers start appearing around the city, victims of a strange...
   

The Ugly Renaissance
Alexander Lee
Featuring the beauties of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, combined with the dark and hidden side of the Renaissance, by an acclaimed historian and expert in the period. Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with...
   

The Chef
Martin Suter
As the financial crisis tightens its grip on Europe, the gilded world of Zurich's leading restaurant, Chez Huwyler, seems immune to plunging stock markets and collapsing banks. But behind the scenes, even the rarefied world of haute cuisine is feeling...
   

Chain of Events
Fredrik T. Olsson
William Sandberg. A broken genius, snatched from his home. Christina Sandberg, his ex-wife. She does not believe their lies. Our future hangs on their survival. If they fail, we are all lost.
   

Celebrations in Burracombe
Lilian Harry
The latest book in the Burracombe series, CELEBRATIONS IN BURRACOMBE draws together many threads of life in the little Devonshire village where triumph and tragedy have always rubbed shoulders. It's the late 1950s and change is in the air. For...
   

Bravo
Greg Rucka
In the wake of a failed attack on America's premier theme park which put his own daughter at risk, Special Forces operator Jad Bell is sent after the man who arranged it. But it soon becomes clear that capturing him...
   

The Bones of Paris
Laurie R. King
Paris, 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, his current assignment is a private investigator's dream - he's getting paid to trawl the cafes and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a...
   

The Boat
Clara Salaman
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime...Johnny and his new bride Clem have arrived in Turkey for a year's honeymoon. Young, blissfully happy but poor, they are surviving on love, luck and a spirit of adventure. So...
   

Behind Closed Doors
Susan Lewis
The powerful new novel about how life can change course in a heartbeat. From the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Never Say Goodbye. When fourteen-year-old Sophie Monroe suddenly vanishes one night it looks at first as though she's...
   

Bad Blood
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Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except from one fateful night when she was eleven; she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later...
   

Avenged
Jacqui Rose
Thrilling, dangerous and compulsive, Avenged is perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers. You make a deal with the devil; you pay your dues...Franny Doyle has always known that her father Patrick has been up to no good....
   

Adultery
Paulo Coelho
The thought-provoking new novel from the international bestselling author whose words change lives. This is Linda's story. She's lucky. She knows that. It's what makes being unhappy even worse. Her friends advise taking medication. But Linda wants to feel more,...
   

Genocide on the Drina River
Edina Becirevic
In this scholarly yet intensely personal history, author Edina Becirevic's explores the widespread ethnic cleansing that occurred in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 through 1995, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Serbs against Bosnian Muslims that fully meet...
   

Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union
Felix Wemheuer
During the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide died in China and the Soviet Union. In this rigorous and thoughtful study, Felix Wemheuer analyzes the historical and political roots of these socialist era famines, in which overambitious...
   

50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know
Adrian Furnham
How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires? Psychology is everywhere in today's society. No crime fiction, documentary, chat show or medical consultation...
   

50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know
Joanne Baker
We encounter physics before we've even left the house in the morning; an alarm clock tracks time, a mirror reflects light waves and our mobile phones rely on satellites held in their orbit by gravity. Where would we be without...
   

Run or Die
Kilian Jornet
Run or Die by Kilian Jornet - The inspirational memoir of the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. (The New York Times). Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up...
   

US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45
Ryan Noppen
The development of the US Navy's dreadnought battleships was a pivotal part of America's evolution into a true world power. By the beginning of World War I, the United States possessed the world's third largest navy, with ten dreadnoughts in...
   

Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War
Martin Pegler
This is a celebration of cheerful determination in the face of appalling adversity. Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War reveals the bawdy and satiric sense of humour of the Tommy in the trenches. Published to coincide with the...
   

Peek-a-boo Cakes
Joanna Farrow
Peek-a-boo cakes are all about fun, and this little book of sweet surprises is full of ideas for unforgettable celebrations. Surprise and delight your family and guests with these delicious treats, which can be cut open to reveal a burst...
   

101 Legendary Whiskies You're Dying to Try but (Possibly) Never Will
Ian Buxton
Exploring the finest and rarest whiskies in the world: wonderful whiskey you're dying to try but probably never willThese whiskies may be extraordinarily hard to find, impossible to buy, or literally the sole survivor of a long lost distillery--some are...
   

The World's War
David Olusoga
A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to...
   

Double Down
John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
'What am I supposed to do when he starts spewing his bullshit?' Barack Obama preparing for his first debate with Mitt Romney. In their runaway bestseller Game Change / Race of a Lifetime, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the...
   

The Book of Football Quotations
Phil Shaw
Now in it's seventh edition, this compilation includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Shankly, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham - who has made an apt, pithy or comical comment about football. And not just footballers and managers either...
   

Kids' Birthday Cakes
Karen Sullivan
50 fabulous kids' cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. Kids' Birthday Cakes Step by Step is a delicious guide that takes the stress out of baking unforgettable birthday cakes to wow your child, whatever their age. Choose your child's cake from...
   

Boy About Town
Tony Fletcher
'I was no longer fitting in at school. I was unsure of my friends, and they were increasingly unsure of me. I wanted to be a rock star. But while all around, voices were starting to break, acne beginning to...
   

The Three Degrees
Paul Rees
When Cyrille Regis became one of the first black players to be selected for the full England team, he was sent a package in the mail. Inside it was a silver bullet and a note that read: 'You'll get one...
   

Four Fields
Tim Dee
In his first book since the acclaimed The Running Sky Tim Dee tells the story of four green fields. Four fields spread around the world: their grasses, their hedges, their birds, their skies, and their natural and human histories. Four...
   

Elizabeth of York
Alison Weir
Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. The eldest daughter of Edward IV, at seventeen she was relegated from pampered princess to bastard fugitive, but the probable murders of her brothers,...
   

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett
Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall...
   

Straight White Male
John Niven
Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old school. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink hard, write hard and try to screw every woman you meet. He's writing film scripts in LA, fucking, drinking...
   

Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an...
   

Ghost Child
Caroline Overington
This book is from the bestselling author of I Came to Say Goodbye. Can you ever escape the secrets of your past? It is perfect for fans of Susan Lewis. The photograph shows four smiling children. But look closer and...
   

The Devil's Workshop
Alex Grecian
We are back in London for the third in this terrific series of early police detection in The Murder Squad. Full of the smells and dirt of the Victorian underworld contrasting with the opulence of the grand drawing rooms, this...
   

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird
Conn Iggulden
The first in a new series of the Wars of the Roses. Whereas the TV drama The White Queen looked at the period from the female point of view, this is the male’s angle. It tries to make sense of...
   


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The Edge of Normal
Carla Norton
Reeve LeClaire was abducted when she was twelve years old and held in captivity for four years. Now, in her twenties, she has a fragile stability. With the help of...
 
 
 


Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
Romain Puertolas
One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to...
 
 
 


The Falconer
Elizabeth May
Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she...
 
 
 


The Final Silence
Stuart Neville
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Irish cop DCI Jack Lennon returns for another searing thriller. Suspended from the force following the decidely traumatic...
 
 
 


First Sight
Danielle Steel
New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, unflagging work and attention to detail. At the centre of the storm is...
 
 
 


Flora
Gail Godwin
Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months...
 
 
 


Omens
Kelley Armstrong
Olivia Jones has lived a life of privilege and good fortune. But on the eve of her wedding she discovers two shocking facts. One - she was adopted. Two -...
 
 
 


For Better for Worse
Pam Weaver
A dramatic read from Sunday Times bestseller, Pam Weaver, filled with bigamy, scandal and friendships which bring hope in the darkness. The perfect read for fans of Katie Flynn and...
 
 
 


Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent...
 
 
 


Friendship
Emily Gould
Bev Tunney and Amy Schein are best friends, but now, at thirty, they have reached a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed muster in her...
 
 
 


Ghostman
Roger Hobbs
Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense. Read it immediately! (Lee Child (author of the Jack Reacher novels)). I make things disappear....
 
 
 


The Girl Who Just Appeared
Jonathan Harvey
London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old, she's always felt she was someone with no history, the girl who just appeared. All...
 
 
 


The Girl with All the Gifts
M. R. Carey
NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at...
 
 
 


The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly
Mickey Haller’s fifth case has the murder of a prostitute Mickey believed he had ‘saved’ at its core. Fans will know that Mickey is Harry Bosch’s half-brother, newcomers will find...
 
 
 


The Good House
Ann Leary
Ann Leary's The Good House creates a one-of-a-kind character in Hildy Good...By the end you'll be flipping pages, trying desperately to piece together what happened as much as the narrator...
 
 
 


Half a King
Joe Abercrombie
A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie. 'A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page...
 
 
 


Hannibal: Clouds of War
Ben Kane
As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal...
 
 
 


Happiness Is Easy
Edney Silvestre
Olavo Bettencourt is an important man, a man of spin. With Brazil adjusting to the new idea of democracy, his PR firm holds the balance of power in its hands....
 
 
 


Harry's War
Harry Drinkwater
'I saw several fellows fall, one fellow coughing up blood and all the time, bullets were hacking about me. I ran for about 70 yards carrying with me all the...
 
 
 


Hereward: Wolves of New Rome
James Wilde
1072 - The great battle has been lost. King William stands victorious. And for the betrayed and abandoned English rebels, the price of their crushing defeat is cruel: exile. Cut...
 
 
 


Hidden Order
Brad Thor
No.1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor returns with his hottest and most action-packed thriller yet! And don't miss FREE FALL: A Prelude to Hidden Order, available for free...
 
 
 


The High Druid's Blade
Terry Brooks
Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is...
 
 
 


His Majesty's Hope
Susan Elia MacNeal
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as...
 
 
 


How to Build a Girl
Caitlin Moran
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs...
 
 
 


Innocence
Dean Koontz
Heart-stopping supernatural thriller from the master of suspense. Addison Goodheart is not like other people...Addison Goodheart lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from a society which will destroy...
 
 
 


Into a Raging Blaze
Andreas Norman
Stockholm, September 2011. Carina Dymek is on a fast track for promotion at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when she is approached by a stranger and given a USB...
 
 
 


Invisible
James Patterson
Everyone thinks Emma Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she...
 
 
 


Jet
Jay Crownover
The second book in the Marked Men series from Jay Crownover - it's what's on the inside that counts...Doesn't every good girl want to tame the bad boy? Ayden Cross...
 
 
 


The Killing Room
Christobel Kent
When private investigator Sandro Cellini is invited to attend a glamorous launch party for a luxury residence overlooking the glittering expanse of Florence, he has no idea what he's walking...
 
 
 


Landline
Rainbow Rowell
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her - but...
 
 
 


The Last Banquet
Jonathan Grimwood
Starting life in the gutter, Jean-Marie d'Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste. But beyond the...
 
 
 


The Last Kiss Goodbye
Karen Robards
Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to...
 
 
 


Lawless
Jessie Keane
Only the lawless will survive ...It is 1975 and Ruby Darke is struggling to deal with the brutal murder of her lover, Michael Ward. As her children, Daisy and Kit,...
 
 
 


Letters from Skye
Jessica Brockmole
18 June, 1940. Oh, my Margaret, You have no secrets from me, but I've kept a part of myself locked away, always. A part of me that started scratching at...
 
 
 


Letters To My Daughter's Killer
Cath Staincliffe
Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four...
 
 
 


Lie of You
Jane Lythell
One woman's fear is a another woman's weapon... When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew. But then,...
 
 
 


Lion Heart
Justin Cartwright
Richard remembers his recently-deceased father, Alaric, as a delusional hippy, who saw himself as an intellectual and historian. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard travels to Jerusalem where he falls...
 
 
 


Little Mercies
Heather Gudenkauf
As a veteran social worker, Ellen Moore has seen it all - the vilest acts one person can commit against another. The only thing that gets her through the workday...
 
 
 


Liverpool Angels
Lyn Andrews
They may well have been angels but they went to hell for this is the story of two girls and a boy during World War I. The boy, Eddie, in...
 
 
 


The Longest Ride
Nicholas Sparks
Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears....
 
 
 


Meatspace
Nikesh Shukla
The second novel from Costa First Novel Award shortlisted author Nikesh Shukla. 'The first and last thing I do every day is see what strangers are saying about me.' Kitab...
 
 
 


The Miniaturist
Jessie Burton
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. A superlative debut novel that combines the complexity and atmosphere of the best historical tales with a...
 
 
 


The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of...
 
 
 


Never Mind Miss Fox
Olivia Glazebrook
Clive and Martha have been together since they met at university; they have a young daughter, Eliza. Their marriage appears serene and content but when Eliza's adored new piano teacher...
 
 
 


The Night Guest
Fiona McFarlane
In an isolated house on the New South Wales coast, Ruth, a widow whose sons have flown the nest, lives alone. Until one day a stranger bowls up, announcing that...
 
 
 


No Mercy
John Burley
No Mercy is a harrowing tale of suspense, brutal murder and the dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid, tight-knit town. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben...
 
 
 


The Norfolk Mystery
Ian Sansom
Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley's guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals - and murder! It is 1937 and disillusioned...
 
 
 


Now That I've Found You
Ciara Geraghty
Forty-two-year-old Vinnie knows lots of things. He knows new books and school shoes are expensive. He knows his teenage daughter keeps getting into trouble and he knows his seven-year-old has...
 
 
 


The Preacher
Sander Jakobsen
Thorkild Christensen stares down at his murdered wife, Karen, and realises he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her days? Where did she disappear to every Thursday?...
 
 
 


The Queen of the Tearling
Erika Johansen
It is so good to find a strong female fantasy, not that boys won’t like this book but it has a little more feminine insight than the usual “hit...
 
 
 


The Republic of Thieves
Scott Lynch
After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live...
 
 
 


Respect
Mandasue Heller
Chantelle has everything going against her. She's a good student who only wants to pass her exams and find a way out of the sink estate in Manchester where she...
 
 
 


River of Stars
Guy Gavriel Kay
In his critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits...
 
 
 


Rome
Jay Crownover
The third book in the MARKED MEN series. Somewhere between the perfect fairytale and a broken heart lies a happy ending...Loud and colourful, Cora Lewis is used to keeping her...
 
 
 


Rome's Fallen Eagle
Robert Fabbri
Rome, AD41. Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor - but his position is precarious. His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas and Callistus, must find a...
 
 
 


Rule
Jay Crownover
Sometimes opposites don't just attract - they catch fire and burn the city down Is it true that you can't always get what you want? Shaw Landon is a good...
 
 
 


The Sea Garden
Deborah Lawrenson
Present day. On a lush Mediterranean island off the French coast, Ellie has accepted a commission to restore an abandoned garden. It seems idyllic, but the longer Ellie spends at...
 
 
 


Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband
Natalie Young
Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. Runs a little business making cakes. No one...
 
 
 


Second Honeymoon
James Patterson
FBI agent John O'Hara receives a call from a man desperate for his help. His son and daughter-in-law have been found murdered on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. The grieving...
 
 
 


The Seventh Miss Hatfield
Anna Caltabiano
Rebecca, a 15-year-old American, isn't entirely happy with her life, comfortable though it is. Still, even she knows that she shouldn't talk to strangers. So when her mysterious neighbour Miss...
 
 
 


Shovel Ready
Adam Sternbergh
Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, before New York became a burnt-out shell. Now the...
 
 
 


The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert
From the moment Alma Whittaker steps into the world, everything about life intrigues her. Instilled with an unquenchable sense of wonder by her father, a botanical explorer and the richest...
 
 
 


The Silent History
Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, Kevin Moffett
There's an epidemic: silence. A generation of children are born without speech, without comprehension, without language entirely. At first, they are just medical curiosities. But their numbers swell, and soon...
 
 
 


Silken Prey
John Sandford
Murder, scandal, political espionage and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas Davenport's going to be lucky to get out of this one alive. A Minnesota political fixer has hit the jackpot...
 
 
 


Simple Cakes
Mary Berry
Let Simple Cakes dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle. Now Mary Berry guides you through the art of making the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes,...
 
 
 


Spare Brides
Adele Parks
The richly compelling and emotional new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks is the powerful story of four extraordinary women left to pick up the pieces of their...
 
 
 


The Storms of War
Kate Williams
In the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. Rudolf and Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter Emmeline, while their eldest son,...
 
 
 


The String Diaries
Stephen Lloyd Jones
Selected for the Radio 2 Book Club. He has a face you love. A voice you trust. To survive you must kill him. The rules of survival are handed from...
 
 
 


Sword of Rome
Douglas Jackson
the Emperor Nero's erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close....
 
 
 


Sycamore Row
John Grisham
Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has...
 
 
 


Tell the Girl
Sandra Howard
Married four times, Susannah Forbes had a starry career as a top model. Now, with an instinctive eye for colour and design, she finds herself in constant demand as an...
 
 
 


The Third Wife
Lisa Jewell
In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? Her grief-stricken husband, Adrian, is determined to find...
 
 
 


Thirst
Kerry Hudson
The beginning of a relationship is usually all about getting to know each other, sharing stories far into the night, comparing experiences, triumphs and heartaches, until we know one another...
 
 
 


The Tilted World
Tom Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly
From the author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year April 1927. After months of rain, the...
 
 
 


The Tournament
Matthew Reilly
England, 1546. A young Princess Elizabeth is surrounded by uncertainty. She is not currently in line for the throne, but remains a threat to her older sister and brother. In...
 
 
 


Tower Lord
Anthony Ryan
THE REALM BURNS. Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love, the...
 
 
 


Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead
Sean Thomas Russell
Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead is masterful maritime fiction - Sean Thomas Russell's latest Charles Hayden voyage. Under the command of the steadfast Captain Charles Hayden, Royal...
 
 
 


Upstairs at the Party
Linda Grant
In the early Seventies a glamorous and androgynous couple known collectively as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the isolated concrete campus of a new university. To a group of...
 
 
 


The Verdict
Nick Stone
Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of...
 
 
 


The Visitors
Rebecca Mascull
What a delightful book. Full of action, drama and emotion, it is a wonderful, inspiring read. Furthermore the writing is stunningly beautiful. It is about Adeliza who is both blind...
 
 
 


Watching You
Michael Robotham
Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow...
 
 
 


We Live in Water
Jess Walter
From Jess Walter, the bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, comes We Live in Water - a darkly funny, utterly compelling collection of stories about the American family. We Live in...
 
 
 


The Weight of Blood
Laura McHugh
This is a gripping debut psychological crime novel about family lies and dark secrets in an isolated community as a series of women go missing. People still whisper about Lucy...
 
 
 


What a Girl Wants
Lindsey Kelk
A summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey Kelk Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out...
 
 
 


What Milo Saw
Virginia Macgregor
A BIG story about a small boy who sees the world a little differently Nine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing and he will eventually go...
 
 
 


Where Love Lies
Julie Cohen
Lately, Felicity just can't shake a shadow of uncertainty. Her husband Quinn is the kindest person she knows and loves her peculiarities more than Felicity feels she deserves. But suddenly...
 
 
 


The Woman in the Picture
Katharine McMahon
February, 1926. The city of London is tense in the days leading up to The General Strike. Evelyn Gifford, (protagonist of THE CRIMSON ROOMS) has now qualified as a solicitor...
 
 
 


Wreaking
James Scudamore
This is a brilliantly dark and unsettling novel from the author of the Booker longlisted Heliopolis and one of the UK's most talented young writers. Perilously ill, Jasper Scriven spends...
 
 
 


The Emperor Waltz
Philip Hensher
The new novel from Booker Prize-shortlisted Philip Hensher - his most ambitious and daring novel yet. In this astonishing novel, various narrative strands are drawn together into a compelling symphonic...
 
 
 


The English Girl
Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding new thriller from No.1 bestselling author Daniel Silva. For all fans of Robert Ludlum. When a beautiful young British...
 
 
 


Stay Up with Me
Tom Barbash
The stories in Tom Barbash's evocative and often darkly funny collection explore the myriad ways we try to connect to one another and to the sometimes cruel world around us....
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed My Husband Next Door
Catherine Alliott
July 2014 Book of the Month. A fun and easy read, Alliott’s novel is a look at domesticity gone wrong and particularly at...
 
 
 


Remember Me This Way
Sabine Durrant
July 2014 Book of the Month. A tale full of passion, anger, fear and heartache, an excellent read which concerns the love between...
 
 
 


Night Train to Jamalpur
Andrew Martin
Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was first introduced to us in 2002 in The Necropolis Railway. This is now his ninth adventure and as you can see, we are in...
 
 
 


Refusal
Felix Francis
After Dick’s death Felix took on his mantle and is doing sterling work. Not quite up to Dad’s standards yet but stay with him for these thrillers are good. This...
 
 
 


Survivor
Lesley Pearse
The third in the Belle series but you really do not need to have read the earlier two. This follows Mari from New Zealand to London on the brink of...
 
 
 


The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan
With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book comes to further nurture our appetite. It is indeed about baking, but its heart is about...
 
 
 


The Tightrope Walkers
David Almond

 
 
 


Mr Lynch's Holiday
Catherine O'Flynn
Catherine O’Flynn’s debut, What Was Lost, is one of the most brilliant first novels of recent years so Mr Lynch’s Holiday, her third novel, has a lot to live...
 
 
 


The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan
Violet is half-American, half-Chinese, and in the turn of the century Shanghai, as the revolution looms, she is separated from her mother and becomes a courtesan. We follow both women...
 
 
 


Will You Remember Me?
Amanda Prowse
This is an extremely moving book which deals with the difficult issue of coping with impending death for the sick person and for their family and friends. Poppy is...
 
 
 


England and Other Stories
Graham Swift
These twenty-five new stories mark Graham Swift's return to the short form after seven acclaimed novels and confirm him as a master storyteller. They unite into a richly peopled vision...
 
 
 


House of Ashes
Monique Roffey
The City of Silk is seething. The corrupt government has been ruling over the people too long and the city is becoming restless. Then one hot evening The Leader, a...
 
 
 


The Italian Girl
Lucinda Riley
This is a tale of passion and betrayal from bestselling author Lucinda Riley - first published under the name Lucinda Edmonds. Rosanna Menici is just eleven years old when she...
 
 
 


Kangaroo Dundee
Chris Barns
Brolga (aka Chris Barns) is the 6ft 7in strong but sensitive Aussie star of the extraordinary BBC series Kangaroo Dundee. Brolga lives in a simple tin shed in the outback...
 
 
 


Me After You
Lucie Brownlee
'He crashed on to the pillow next to me, heavy as a felled oak. I slapped His face and told Him to wake up. Our daughter, B, appeared in the...
 
 
 


Power Games
Victoria Fox
The most exclusive invitation of the year has been issued; the supermodel, the thief, the senator, the heiress, the paparazzo, the pop prince and the playboy board a private jet....
 
 
 


The Secrets Sisters Keep
Sinead Moriarty
Sinead Moriarty's delicious tenth novel, The Secrets Sisters Keep, is the story of three sisters, three life-altering problems and one eternal truth: nobody knows you quite like a sister! Sinead's...
 
 
 


The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Emily Croy Barker
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is a sparkling romantic adventure. When Nora Fischer stumbles, quite literally, into a magical world where everyone is glamorous and life is one...
 
 
 


Ways of the Dead
Neely Tucker
The Ways of the Dead is a great read. If this is Tucker's first novel, I can't wait for what's coming next . (Michael Connelly). True detective meets house of...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Renegade
Robyn Young
The second novel in the bestselling INSURRECTION trilogy, an epic new historical novel from the author of BRETHREN.
 
 
 


The Darkest Hour
Barbara Erskine
July 2014 eBook of the Month. What can I say about this fabulous book? That...
 
 
 


Vixen
Rosie Garland
Rosie Garland's extraordinary tale is a story of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death and will bewitch both new readers and fans of her much-loved debut,...
 
 
 


The Atlas of Us
Tracy Buchanan
How far would you go for the one you love the most? When Louise Fenton flies to Thailand to find her mother, Nora, after the Boxing Day tsunami, she fears...
 
 
 


Perfect Preserves
Thane Prince
In Perfect Preserves, Thane Prince gives even the most unconfident cook the help needed to make perfect jams, pickles and chutneys. Using these recipes both beginners and more adept cooks...
 
 
 


Zom-b Clans
Darren Shan
In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive. B Smith...
 
 
 


The Wedding Weekend (An Emma Hannigan Short Story)
Emma Hannigan
'A writer who understands exactly how women think' Cathy Kelly Tess can't quite believe her luck - she's marrying Marco, the man of her dreams, in an exquisite traditional Italian...
 
 
 


ZOM-B Gladiator
Darren Shan
Written in serial form, across twelve books, this is the sixth terrifying ZOM-B instalment from bestselling master of horror, Darren Shan with full page artwork throughout by acclaimed comic book...
 
 
 


Young God
Katherine Faw Morris
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. Elliptical and powerful, this savage novel follows the blighted life of Nikki, a wild teenager in North Carolina on...
 
 
 


Girl Seven
Hanna Jameson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Jameson's London Underground series began explosively with her CWA Dagger shortlisted Something You Are which fizzled...
 
 
 


Carnal Acts
Sam Alexander
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A mixed blood female London homicide detective, wounded in a botched operation, is sidelined to a newly-formed police...
 
 
 


The House on the Hill
Kevin Sampson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. DCI Billy McCartney first appeared in The Killing Pool, a wonderfully twisted slice of Scouse Noir. Disillusioned...
 
 
 


The Sun is God
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Alongside Ken Bruen and Stuart Neville, McKinty sits atop the Irish contemporary crime writing scene, so this comes...
 
 
 


The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Jonas Jonasson
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The...
 
 
 


The Night Watchman
Richard Zimler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A chilling psychological mystery set in Lisbon that follows the dogged path of local Chief Inspector Henrique Monroe...
 
 
 


The Causal Angel
Hannu Rajaniemi
Influenced as much by the fin de siecle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions...
 
 
 


Wild Cards: Aces Abroad
George R. R. Martin
Return to the early days of the Wild Cards series, as a group of super-powered Aces set off on a fact-finding tour of the world. Ever since the Wild Card...
 
 
 


Liberty Silk
Kate Beaufoy
One beautiful dress is the key to three brave women's destinies...France 1919: Jessie is celebrating the last heady days of her honeymoon. But when her husband suddenly disappears she finds...
 
 
 


The Shadow of War
Stewart Binns
The Shadow of War is the first novel in Stewart Binns' new series which will see a book release for each year of the First World War. June 1914: the...
 
 
 


Moth and Spark
Anne Leonard
He's cursed with an impossible task. She's blessed with magical visions. Together they can save a divided Empire. Prince Corin has been given the task of freeing the dragons from...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed She is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick
When sixteen-year-old Laureth’s father vanishes she is determined to track him down. So determined that she flies to New York to find him. But Laureth doesn’t go alone; she takes...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Rain
Virginia Bergin
A dystopian story told with the refreshing addition of a dollop of good humour. Ruby thinks nothing of it when it begins to rain. Why should she? But, what she...
 
 
 


Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent...
 
 
 


Since You've Been Gone
Morgan Matson
Another gorgeous summer read from the bestselling author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, John Green and Rainbow Rowell
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
Perfect for readers looking for an authentic teenage voice - moving and funny, this is the story of true-to-life in all their complex, frustrating, lovable glory, messing up, falling out,...
 
 
 

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