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Carol Smith is the author of eight novels, all published by Time Warner Books. She lives in Kensington, West London.
Iâ€™m a big fan, she is so good at menace, female characters and building suspense. This is her ninth novel and she just gets better.Comparison: Mary Higgins Clark, Barbara Vine, Hilary Norman.
Designing Gardens with Plant Shapes introduces a new visual approach to planting design. Instead of relying heavily on plant knowledge, it provides a practical, hands-on method for the design of planting, so that the final garden suits your needs and style. This innovative book sets out the principles of planting design, introduces the nine plant shapes and a selection of appropriate plants, and explains how all gardeners - from the novice to the experienced - can achieve a beautiful and rewarding garden.
When Rose sees Joe in an Oxford bar, for her it is instant infatuation. He is everything she could ever want: gifted musician, wit and high achiever. In her mind, at least, they are ideally matched and a burning desire for him takes hold. Fate, however, has other plans and Joe has no intention of settling down. All Rose will ever be to him is part of his student past. Instead he embarks on a dazzling career which takes him abroad for a number of years, leaving Rose alone with shattered dreams. She knows what true happiness can be like. Her parents have always been very well married, and the late arrival of her kid sister, Lily, helped make the family complete. But when Joe returns and falls for Lily, unaware that Rose still has feelings for him, a dangerous rivalry ensues . . . one that can only lead to murder.
Devastated by the shocking news that an old school friend, Suzy Palmer, faces execution in Louisiana for the murder of her children, London rabbi, Deborah Hirsch, enlists the aid of her former classmates in an attempt to get her off. She can't be anything but innocent; the Suzy they've known and loved all these years could never hurt a fly. Aided by Miss Holbrook, Suzy's former art teacher, the friends unite to prove Suzy's innocence. Back and forth across thirty years they slowly piece together what happened. And even more shocking than Suzy's plight is the knowledge that one of their number has betrayed her.
Bestselling author Anna Kovac has just bought the house of her dreams in New York. But the horror of September 11th, and the need for peace to finish her latest novel, leads her to crave a change of scene and so she arranges a four-month house-swap with the mysterious Don Sutherland, an ex-Yalie who is prepared to loan her his villa in Tuscany while he lives in her apartment. Delighted by her good fortune, Anna arrives in Tuscany with two friends. After a blissful few weeks she calls home and her friend Larry Atwood assures her that, although no one has seen the mysterious Mr Sutherland, the house seems fine. But then Anna tries to access her bank account and her details have been wiped. All her savings have disappeared. She calls her house and discovers it has been put up for sale. Then she hears that Larry has fallen from the scaffolding outside her building and been killed. Anna returns to New York to discover that someone has ruthlessly erased all evidence of her life there. Someone has taken her identity...