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  3. The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent
  4. The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow by Jackie Morris
  5. The Unravelling by Thorne Moore
  6. My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry
  7. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
  8. As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden
  9. Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
  10. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
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