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Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
Today Will be Different
Maria Semple
October 2016 Book of the Month. A smart and sassy take on a 21st century mum making her way in the world, trying not to cause too much damage but also hoping that maybe, just maybe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney
The Day I Lost You
Fionnuala Kearney
October 2016 Book of the Month. A mesmerising and eloquently emotional novel exposing the complexity of relationships and the hidden, the things left unsaid and untold. I adored Fionnuala Kearney’s debut novel, so was very much...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home
The Malice of Waves
Mark Douglas-Home
October 2016 Book of the Month. The third in the gripping ‘Sea Detective Series’ continues to captivate, with the rather wonderful Cal McGill investigating the disappearance of a 14 year old boy from a small...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
The Deviants by C. J. Skuse
The Deviants
C. J. Skuse
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Revelations | Revenge | Rebuilding relationships Masterfully suspenseful rollercoaster of a read, with a genuinely jaw-dropping finale. Once thick as thieves and known as “The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016
Darkness Follows by L. A. Weatherly
Darkness Follows
L. A. Weatherly
October 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Absolutely thrilling! This is the second in the truly wonderful ‘Broken Trilogy’ and is just as captivating and if possible, even more gripping than the first. This world must...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2016
The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide? by Casey Watson
The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide?
Casey Watson
A particularly timely and relevant tale from Casey Watson, who is a specialist foster carer and author. Casey agrees to foster 14 year old Adrianna from Poland, Adrianna has no one to care for her, no belongings, and no explanation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
The Secret by Katerina Diamond
The Secret
Katerina Diamond
Intense, shocking, thrilling… this is a fast-paced read, so as curveballs and whammies ricochet towards you, make sure you're on your toes and ready to keep up. DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into another desperate search...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
Deep Water by Christine Poulson
Deep Water
Christine Poulson
A quietly dramatic novel, ‘Deep Water’ thrusts questions forward, and I found myself asking ‘what would I do?’ as I read. Several interlinked stories weave their through and around a clinical trial into obesity, and the search for a cure...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/10/2016
Hidden Killers by Lynda La Plante
Hidden Killers
Lynda La Plante
October 2016 eBook of the Month. Prime Suspect lovers are in for a treat for this once again gives us a large slice in the development of Jane Tennison. In the eponymous book published last year...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
Two by Two
Nicholas Sparks
October 2016 Book of the Month. Russell rises swiftly into a high-powered job until it all comes crashing round him and he now has to spend time at home so there is a slight role reversal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2016
Betrayal by Martina Cole
Martina Cole
Martina Cole’s twenty-third East End thriller is as raw and involved as one has come to expect. With huge family betrayals and some very nasty goings-on indeed. It fair pounds along leaving you breathless and probably shattered. We are introduced...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop
Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop
October 2016 Book of the Month. Three years ago Cardiff born Ellie moved into a small block of twelve flats in Kensal Rise, London. Her life is dull. She does tele-ad sales for a trade mag...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone
Jo Malone: My Story
Jo Malone
October 2016 Book of the Month. Has appeal as a rags to riches story but also will act as an inspiration for anyone dreaming of starting their own business. Showing that you don't need qualifications and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World by Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World
Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
October 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Hearing of this title my heart sunk a little, a book filled with (mostly) Victorian moustache twiddling tales of derring do – or so I thought - how wrong...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
Salt is Essential And Other Things I Have Learned from 50 Years at the Stove by Shaun Hill
Salt is Essential And Other Things I Have Learned from 50 Years at the Stove
Shaun Hill
October 2016 Food & Drink Book of the Month. The cover may not be your typical foodie book but it will stand out for being different. However, inside is a book that deserves to be read...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul
Stuart Cosgrove
Northern Soul isn't just a music genre, it's a way of life and one that intensely encompasses and overpowers those that fall for it's high energy 'stomping' - dancing. Young...

Scottish Baking by Sue Lawrence

Scottish Baking
Sue Lawrence
A look at traditional Scottish baking and introducing some new contemporary favourites, Sue Lawrence shares her passion for her homeland and for baking. The Recipes cover both sweet and savoury,...

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Reader Reviewed Underground Airlines
Ben H. Winters
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A most unexpected, if gripping thriller from the author of the much-admired LAST POLICEMAN trilogy. The book takes place in an...

Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary

Reader Reviewed Tastes Like Fear
Sarah Hilary
September 2016 Book of the Month. This is the third in the ‘DI Marnie Rome’ series, and is just as distinctive, powerful and enthralling as the...

Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse

Keep You Close
Lucie Whitehouse
Ten years ago Rowan and Marianne were inseperable. Rowan, our narrator, lost her mother while still a baby and Marianne's family embraced her. Then Seb, the father, is killed in...

Exposure by Helen Dunmore

Reader Reviewed Exposure
Helen Dunmore
A wonderfully tense and arresting Cold War relationship tale, stuffed full to the brim with suspense. Set in 1960, couple Lily and Simon become caught in an unbelievably powerful web...

The Travelers by Chris Pavone

The Travelers
Chris Pavone
September 2016 Book of the Month. When a spoiled travel journalist succumbs to sexual temptation on an assignment on a trip to Argentina, his whole...

Beck by Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff

Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
September 2016 MEGA NewGen Book of the Month. Please note we think this book is suitable for 16+ only. In turns brutal and passionate, Beck is...

The Weekends of You and Me by Fiona Walker

The Weekends of You and Me
Fiona Walker
September 2016 Book of the Month. Jo and Harry are both recently single. Harry has an 18-year old daughter from a one-night stand long before he...

As I Descended by Robin Talley

Reader Reviewed As I Descended
Robin Talley
September 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Deadly Ambition | Scheming with Spirits | Descent into Darkness Thrilling, chilling, supernaturally-charged retelling of Macbeth...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Reader Reviewed Missing, Presumed
Susie Steiner
If you're looking for a fresh, addictive police procedural with characters who spring into vivid life, then look no further than Susie Steiner's Missing, Presumed. It's Steiner's first venture into...

Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine

Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve...

How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss

How Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Hattie’s life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria by name, and...

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Reader Reviewed Watching Edie
Camilla Way
August 2016 Book of the Month. In alternating chapters headed “Before” and “After” and narrated by both Heather and Edie, this is one truly compulsive read....

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Reader Reviewed I Found You
Lisa Jewell
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet...

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan

No Turning Back
Tracy Buchanan
August 2016 Book of the Month. A tension filled, dramatically striking tale, where there is far more to discover than you may at first think. Anna...

Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith

Reader Reviewed Children of Icarus
Caighlan Smith
August 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: * Dystopian deception * Greek myth * Survival A labyrinthine world of brutality, deception...

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish

Reader Reviewed The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
August 2016 Book of the Month. Tense and full of intrigue, this is a novel that sinks into the depths of obsession and discovers a very...

What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne

Reader Reviewed What's a Girl Gotta Do?
Holly Bourne
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Feminism * Friendship * Fighting back Inspirational and insanely funny, this third and final book in...

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard

The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard
August 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Survival * Friendship * Power of words Heartrending and, ultimately, hopeful, this tells the extraordinarily powerful...

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