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Jack Nightingale found it hard enough to save lives when he was a cop. Now he needs to save a soul - his sister's. But to save her he has to find her and they've been separated since birth. When everyone Jack talks to about his sister dies horribly, he realises that someone, or something, is determined to keep them apart. If he's going to save his sister, he's going to have to do what he does best - negotiate. But any negotiation with the forces of darkness comes at a terrible price. And first Jack must ask himself the question: is every soul worth saving?
Jay O'Donnell, a former Royal Navy Search and Rescue diver, has seen - and lived - it all culminating in the rescue of 26 crew from the MSC Napoli disaster in Cornwall, January 2007 - where he was decorated for his courage and refusal to give up in appalling conditions - this title offers a tribute to the Royal Navy's search and rescue crews.
Shirley Valentine, eat your heart out Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. The world would be their oyster. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her kind, caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit forty. Before they know it, the four of them are far from home, on the high seas. But can blue skies, hot sun and sixteen days of luxury and indulgence distract from the tension and loneliness that await their return?
The perfect summer read - a novel about love and gardening in which a woman, recovering from divorce, rebuilds a lost garden in Oxfordshire and finds healing - and romance - in the process. We know Prue Leith is a dab hand in the kitchen. And now we know she can cook up a tasteful story about a garden - although no kitchen garden this. The gardens of the fictional Maddon Park (based on some impressive real estates recognised in the acknowledgements) are expansive and mature. And so this is a delightful novel for the mature reader. If you want a racy bonk-buster this book is not for you. If, one warm summer evening, you feel in the mood for gentle relaxation, find the cushions for the garden chair, pour yourself a glass of soft rose wine and settle down to this delightfully tasteful read.
Celeste is thirteen years old. The only thing that really matters to her is the wild animals of her homeland - the Laurentian Mountains in Canada - which are dying out, one by one. She has spent recent years quietly fighting the local hunters and poachers, but they've finally caught up with her, beaten her to a pulp and left her for dead. When a wanderer by the name of Nile, who is hiding out, escaping the law in the US, finds her in a ditch, she is barely breathing. Through a drug-fuelled haze, he nurses Celeste back to health and together they set out to take on the men who have destroyed the natural wildlife and who hold the town in thrall. Working alone, in a place where man and his gun is king, they find themselves facing grave danger at every turn, trying anything to stop the bears, birds and panthers joining the extinction club...
Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary; the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world: fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death. Absolute power is within his grasp, the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife. But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know.
May 2011 Book of the Month. CWA Gold Dagger Finalist 2010. Set in an isolated and isolating community, this is a children-in-peril narrative with a powerful twist. An outstanding British thriller from a new star of the genre - as creepy as Karin Slaughter, as addictive as Tess Gerritsen, but in a league of her own.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 May 2011. Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine - in touch only with his daughter and still trying to reconcile himself to the end of a long marriage that he knew was flawed from the outset.
Meet teenage Carrie Bradshaw as she hits the bright lights, big city of New York for the very first time! Find out how Carrie transforms from country girl to super-cool fashionista in the second explosive CARRIE DIARIES novel from the globally bestselling author of SEX AND THE CITY. Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it -- the crazy characters in her neighbourhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. This sequel to THE CARRIE DIARIES brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country sparrow -- as Samantha Jones dubs her -- to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realises that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined. With her signature wit and sparkling humour, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of the New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.
This is the stunning sequel to Hush, Hush, one of the most talked about and read teen novels of the last year featuring feisty protagonist Nora Grey. Like Hush, Hush this is a real rollercoaster of twists and turns that will have you gasping for breath. Brilliantly paced and exhilarating the multiple layers of suspense will hold you enraptured through to the final page and most likely keep you up in order to finish it. It’s dark, yet sexy and alluring; fans of paranormal romance will devour it. Click here for more info on the author and on Hush, Hush. There are four books in the Hush, Hush Series. Hush, Hush, Crescendo Silence, and Finale You can also visit the author's own website - click here.
May 2011 New Gen Book of the Month. All the pain of love and loss is crammed into this powerful and passionate novel about two talented teenagers from the bestselling author of If I Stay. Adam’s making it big as a rock star but he’s still haunted by how Mia ended their high school relationship. Having never come to terms with it, it still fuels his songs. When he gets the chance to meet up with Mia again, will he be able to find some kind of peace? Adam and Mia set out on a challenging and touching journey of discovery. Does first love ever die?
February 2011 Guest Editor Carmen Reid on Candace Bushnell... I’m crazy about Candace. How does her writing compare to the SATC TV series? The TV series is M&Ms and Candace is like silky, sinful, 70% pure dark chocolate. My favourite of her books is One Fifth Avenue: so glitteringly sophisticated and hard-edged. This is New York in the Noughties and so prophetic of the downturn. It’s packed with bad girls, ambitious girls, larger-than-life girls. But for teen romance The Carrie Diaries is a wonderful whirl. It’s Carrie: the high school years and Candace absolutely captures the huge, emotional punch of first love. The agony and fantasy as Carrie longs for Sebastian. The ecstasy when she has him. The inevitable tragedy of losing him... and to her best friend. It’s wonderful! May 2010 Book of the Month. The Lovereading view... This terrific teen prequel to ‘Sex and the City’ is a sexy, funny, coming-of-age and totally engaging look at how Carrie became THE Carrie Bradshaw. She was just a regular girl growing up in Connecticut. We meet her here in her senior year of high school. She and her best friends are inseparable and then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. Sebastian is a bad boy – older, intriguing and unpredictable. Carrie falls into the relationship until a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything. With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself, and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.
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