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The 24th Hour

The 24th Hour The latest novel in the Sunday Times bestselling series (Women’s Murder Club 24) by James Patterson

The thrilling new instalment in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series. ___________________________________________________ Trouble is never far away . . . The Women’s Murder Club is out celebrating an engagement at San Francisco’s finest restaurant when a blood-curdling scream interrupts the festivities. They soon discover a young woman who has been the victim of a violent assault. Sergeant Lindsay Boxer makes an arrest. Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano takes the case. But assigning blame is made impossible due to the victim’s chaotic version of events – and the shocking reason behind her ever-changing memory. As Yuki argues the toughest case of her career, Lindsay must chase down a high-society killer whose target practice may leave the Women’s Murder Club short a bridesmaid . . . or two. ______________________________________________________ Readers are loving The 24th Hour . . . 'These ladies are like family to me' 'James Patterson does it again as only he can' 'I would highly recommend this whole series to anyone' 'Such an enjoyable read, so entertaining' 'Juggernaut speed until the very end' _______________________________________________ PRAISE FOR THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB 'Packed with action... a compelling read with great set pieces and, most of all, that charismatic cast of characters' SUN 'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page - all the right ingredients for a thriller!' HEIDI PERKS 'Fast-moving, intricately plotted... Boxer steals the show as the tough cop with a good heart.' MIRROR 'Terrific, high-octane, really pacy... every scene is a film, every character real, and every plot point leaves us breathless.' JO SPAIN 23rd Midnight was a No.2 Sunday Times bestseller 11/03/23


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What Happened to Nina?

What Happened to Nina? The thrilling new crime novel from the popular bestselling author of THE MURDER RULE and THE RUIN, for fans of Jane Harper, Ann Cleeves and Hayley Scrivenor by Dervla McTiernan

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Murder Rule comes an emotional novel of suspense about two families pitted against each other. 'Addictive. Propulsive. Dervla McTiernan is a thriller master.' Trent Dalton Nina and Simon are the perfect couple. Young, fun and deeply in love. Until they leave for a weekend at his family's cabin in Vermont, and only Simon comes home. WHAT HAPPENED TO NINA? Nobody knows. Simon's explanation about what happened in their last hours together doesn't add up. Nina's parents push the police for answers, and Simon's parents rush to protect him. They hire expensive lawyers and a PR firm that quickly ramps up a vicious, nothing-is-off-limits media campaign. HOW FAR WILL HIS FAMILY GO TO KEEP HIM SAFE? Soon, facts are lost in a swirl of accusation and counter-accusation. Everyone chooses a side, and the story goes viral, fuelled by armchair investigators and wild conspiracy theories and illustrated with pretty pictures taken from Nina's social media accounts. Journalists descend on their small Vermont town, followed by a few obsessive 'fans.' HOW FAR WILL HER FAMILY GO TO GET TO THE TRUTH? Nina's family is under siege, but they never lose sight of the only thing that really matters - finding their daughter. Out-gunned by Simon's wealthy, powerful family, Nina's parents recognize that if playing by the rules won't get them anywhere, it's time to break them. 'Her best yet. Completely riveting ... and everyone's going to be talking about that ending' Sally Hepworth 'Propulsive and satisfying ... This is Dervla McTiernan at her finest.' Tracey Lien, internationally bestselling author of All That's Left Unsaid 'Gripping ... A smart and unpredictable portrait of how the boundaries between tragedy and entertainment get blurred. It's a disturbing treat for thriller fans.' Publishers Weekly 'One of the best thrillers I have read ... unforgettable and deeply moving' Don Winslow 'McTiernan turns the traditional thriller on its head ... [with] deep humanity ... Truly haunting.' Kirkus starred review 'A masterpiece. Haunting, emotional, fiercely intelligent and absolutely diabolical' TJ Newman, author of Falling Praise for Dervla McTiernan: 'An uncommonly fine mystery writer' New York Times 'McTiernan's in the top rank of crime writers' Chris Hammer 'A born storyteller' Val McDermid


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Dirty Flirt

Dirty Flirt
A Slayers Hockey Novel
by Mira Lyn Kelly

Bad Ideas are kind of my Superpower... I’m Ben Boerboom, the NHL’s favorite puck boy, and Lara's my slamming hot, former bestie. She's also the friend who got away and my dirty, dirty accomplice from those two insane weeks that weren't supposed to change anything... but did. I wanted it all. Would have wrapped my forever around her finger if she'd let me. But if making bad decisions is my special skill, Lara's is making good ones... Like prioritizing her career goals and the kind of security she didn’t have growing up. Hard pass on that kind of heartbreak again. So cue the bunnies. Years of bunnies. Now Lara’s back in my city. Temporarily. And thanks to a burst pipe and a miscommunication with my sister, she’s living in my spare room. A lot has changed, but two things haven’t. Her goals and the way she sometimes believes my bad ideas are good... like crossing those lines I swore we wouldn't cross again. DIRTY FLIRT is a sexy friends to lovers, second chance at first love hockey romance in USA Today Bestselling Author Mira Lyn Kelly’s Slayers Hockey series. All titles are loosely connected but can be read as standalones. Tropes: Friends to Lovers Second Chance Off Limits OTT Golden Retriever Hero Roommates Secret Crush Friends with benefits Reformed Puck Boy Secret Relationship Good Girl Bad Boy Smexxy times in inappropriate places


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The Accident

The Accident Gripping, thought-provoking, a new mystery from a bestselling Australian author by Fiona Lowe

A terrible crash... but the facts don't add up. Worlds converge and two women's lives are torn apart when a devastating accident uncovers a shocking web of lies. A gripping and thought-provoking new mystery from bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe. Perfect for readers who enjoy Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth. Freya thought she could relax when Ryan's best mate Jamie got engaged to her best friend Hannah. Two couples, four friends - what could be better than that? But a day before the wedding Freya's torn between keeping the peace or blowing it up. Hannah's perfect wedding is hours away and she's daydreaming of a honeymoon in Tahiti and starting the family she longs for when she hears the first-responder sirens. Is it a grass fire? Worse? And why aren't Ryan or Jamie answering their phones? When a car veers off the road with devastating consequences, the small wheatbelt town of Garringarup is left reeling, but no one's worlds are more shattered than Hannah's and Freya's. As disturbing details surrounding the accident emerge and questions pile up, ugly secrets rise to the surface. Mystery, lies and scandal - it's soon obvious nothing is as it seems in this small town... The gripping and thought-provoking new mystery from bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe. PRAISE FOR FIONA LOWE: 'A gripping tale about greed, the price paid for ill-placed trust and the lessons that come with having it and losing it all ... Ultimately, The Money Club is about hope.' - Weekend Australian, Notable Books 'Greed, self-interest, and moral drama also feature in the latest novel by Fiona Lowe, the undisputed queen of Australian small-town fiction ... The Money Club is another enjoyable character-driven tale by Lowe that will keep you happily entertained.' - Canberra Weekly 'Lowe's writing style is as approachable, relatable, well-paced and as humane as ever. She possesses the rare strength of not judging her characters, which provides for the development of their depth.' - Better Reading


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The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

There were a few minutes when I was alone with her in the autopsy room. I felt wild. Absent. Before I could stop myself I was leaning close to her, telling her everything. The words draining out of me as she lay there. Her long damp hair hanging off the back of the steel table. Glassy eyes fixed blindly on the ceiling. She was still so beautiful, even in death. Our secrets circled madly around the bright white room that morning. Rocking back and forth on my heels as I stood next to her, I knew how far in I was again, how comprehensively her death could undo me. I looked at Rosalind Ryan properly for the last time before breathing deeply, readying myself, letting her pull me back into her world, and I sank down, further and further, until I was completely, utterly under. A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pushes to be assigned to the case, concealing the fact that she knew the murdered woman in high school years before. But that's not all Gemma's trying to hide. As the investigation digs deeper into the victim's past, other secrets threaten to come to light, secrets that were supposed to remain buried. The lake holds the key to solving the murder, but it also has the power to drag Gemma down into its dark depths. The Dark Lake is an addictive crime thriller, a mesmerising account of one woman's descent into deceit and madness, and a stunning debut that is already causing a stir around the world.


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Empire of the Damned

Empire of the Damned
by Jay Kristoff

The highly anticipated sequel to the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE 'Bloody brilliant' V.E. Schwab ‘A ripping read’ Joe Abercrombie Gabriel de León has saved the Holy Grail from death, but his chance to end the endless night is lost. After turning his back on his silversaint brothers once and for all, Gabriel and the Grail set out to learn the truth of how Daysdeath might finally be undone. But the last silversaint faces peril, within and without. Pursued by children of the Forever King, drawn into wars and webs centuries in the weaving, and ravaged by his own rising bloodlust, Gabriel may not survive to see the truth of the Grail revealed. A truth that may be too awful for any to imagine. Reviews ‘If you were bitten by Empire Of The Vampire, you’ll know what to expect; if not, here’s another beautifully constructed, epic maelstrom of high-stakes gore and adventure… Awesome.’ Daily Mail Praise for EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE ‘A ripping read – dark as black coffee and savage as a slit throat’ Joe Abercrombie, bestselling author of the First Law trilogy ‘A gothic bloodbath that will leave any reader breathless. The story is a vast apocalyptic canvas, reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE or even Stephen King’s THE STAND, yet Kristoff’s work stands on its own ruthless merit as the opening gambit of a richer tale yet to unfold. I can’t wait to return again to this rich, lush, and bloody world. Until then, read this book now!’ James Rollins, no.1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE LAST ODYSSEY and THE STARLESS CROWN ‘A wonderfully crafted tale, the pieces as meticulously interlocked as fine woodwork. A chilling new take on vampire lore and those who must battle that darkness. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE looks fearlessly at how ruthless Good must become when confronted with unrelenting Evil’ Robin Hobb, SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE 'Brilliant and unputdownable, with tenderness and light bound into the bitter dark of a grim and fascinating world' Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of STRANGE THE DREAMER 'This book is bloody brilliant' V.E. Schwab, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE About the author Jay Kristoff is the NEW YORK TIMES and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files, and The Nevernight Chronicle. He is a winner of five Aurealis Awards, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books lists and published in over thirty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. Jay is 6’7’’ and has approximately 11,935 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife. He does not believe in happy endings.


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Guilty Mothers

Guilty Mothers An utterly addictive and nail-biting crime thriller by Angela Marsons

She lies on the floor, her blue eyes wide and unseeing, arms outstretched as if begging for help. Kneeling next to her, wearing a sequinned purple ballgown and holding a knife in shaking hands, is her daughter…  In a quiet kitchen, where two mugs wait by the kettle to be filled, Sheryl Hawne lies in a pool of blood. Her only daughter, Katie , is found at her side, still clutching the murder weapon and apparently incapable of speech. To Detective Kim Stone , the case seems open and shut. But Katie is in no state to be questioned, so Kim and the team must dig deep to understand what triggered this brutal act.  Soon, they learn that Katie participated in beauty pageants as a child, and her mother kept a shrine to her achievements. As Kim gazes at the golden trophies and shiny rosettes, she is forced to wonder if this was what set Katie on the path to murder…  But then Kim receives a shocking call. Another woman is dead . And with Katie safely locked up, she cannot be the killer. The second victim also entered her daughter in pageants, and a broken tiara is found thrust down her throat. Someone clearly feels that these mothers are guilty – and that they deserve to die. Forcing back the memories of her own monstrous mother, Kim vows to find justice for these women, no matter what pain they caused.  Now more than a day behind their killer, Kim races to learn more about a competitive world where appearances are everything and mothers will go to any lengths to ensure their daughters triumph. Buried somewhere in this dark past is the key to unlocking the case… but will Kim be able to find it before another family is destroyed forever?   The twentieth book in the international, multi-million-copy bestselling series, Guilty Mothers will have you glued to the pages. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Val McDermid and Robert Dugoni will devour this gripping crime thriller.   Can be read as a standalone. See what everyone is saying about the Detective Kim Stone series:  ‘ OMG!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US ANGELA!!!! JUST WOW!!!! Seriously love, love LOVED this book!!!! … I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails whilst feeling my heart pounding into the silly hours of the morning… one of the best books I have ever read!!!! An absolute MUST READ!!! ’ Bookworm86 , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ WHY DO I DO IT TO MYSELF EVERY TIME????? Why can’t I just be a sensible reader and savour every sentence, why do I have to halt the universe, sit in a quiet room, mute the kids and hubby and devour it in one sitting??? ’ Bookreviewercakemaker , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ OMG! OMG! OMG! Angela Marsons what on earth have you done to me?!… I’m completely out of words to describe this. Just OMG! Wow! Speechless! … Utterly amazing .’ Rachel’s Random Reads , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ The jack, queen, king and ace of crime fiction … you can’t stop reading it until the fantastic ending… Another mesmerizing and riveting read! I find it insulting to even rate it giving between one to five stars, because how many stars should you give to the sun? ’ The World Is Ours to Read , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ OH. MY. GOD!!!!!! … It hits you right in the face from the first page to the last, bang! – cliff-hanger; bang! – twist; BANG!! – ANOTHER jaw-dropping moment … fast, chilling and thrilling … quite simply perfect .’ Emma the Little Book Worm , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ I love Kim Stone!! … I must admit I did make a little squeak of excitement when I read it! … gripping, thrilling… I was hooked from the very first page! The Queen of Crime has done it again ! Fab, fab, fab!!! ’ Stardust Book Reviews , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! … Love, love, love this book! ’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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One Day

One Day Now a major Netflix series by David Nicholls

'ONE DAY is destined to be a modern classic' - Daily Mirror Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. The multi-million copy bestseller that captures the experiences of a generation. 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Now a major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and directed by Lone Scherfig.


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Storm Watch

Storm Watch by C. J. Box

Joe Pickett investigates a mysterious death at a secret high-tech facility in this gripping new novel from #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box. When a prominent University of Wyoming professor goes missing, authorities are stumped. That is, until Game Warden Joe Pickett makes two surprising discoveries in his district. First, Joe finds the professor's vehicle parked on a remote mountainside. Then he finds the professor's frozen and mutilated body. When he attempts to learn more, Joe's investigation is obstructed by Federal agents, extreme environmentalists, and Governor Colter Allen. Meanwhile, Joe's associate, falconer Nate Romanowski, is approached by a shadowy group of local militant activists who are gaining in power and influence, and demanding that Wyoming join other western states in seceding from the Union – by force, if necessary. They ask Nate to throw in his lot with them, but should he trust them, or is he being set up? As a storm of peril gathers around them, Joe and Nate confront it in different ways – and maybe, for the first time, on opposite sides. Reviewers on C.J. Box: 'The king of contemporary crime fiction set in the West' Publishers Weekly 'A masterful storyteller who writes sublimely' Irish Independent


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by Cathy Kelly

Two sisters. One secret. A journey to learn who they really are… The instant Irish number one bestseller! ‘I really, really loved it. I think it's her best book so far, written with maturity and great compassion. The characters are very relatable, Lou was my favourite . . . I enjoyed this book so much’ MARIAN KEYES ‘Cathy at her absolute best . . . Wonderful realistic women trying to forge their way in an upbeat story where dark clouds give way to sunshine. Perfect to curl up with' RACHEL HORE 'A burst of Sicilian sunshine . . . Cathy writes from the heart with great warmth and sincerity' ERICA JAMES As the waves crash on to a wild Atlantic beach, Lou is at a crossroads. For the first time ever, just giving up seems like an option. In just one night, at her own 50th birthday, her world has imploded. Her mother has kept a secret hidden all her life. And it changes everything. Before Lou can take another step, she needs to get to the bottom of the shocking truth that alters who she really is. Along with her sister, Toni, who is facing her own crisis, the two women sets out on a life-changing journey – one that will take them through Ireland’s wildest coastline and to Sicily’s sun-baked rocky shores. It will also take Lou deep into her relationships with her mother, her sister and her daughter to figure out how to stop pleasing everyone else – and carve out who she really wants to be. READERS HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH SISTERHOOD: 'I love Cathy Kelly's books and this is no exception. She seems to have the knack of taking an ordinary family with ordinary problems and making it so very interesting.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I have always enjoyed Cathy Kelly's books, and think this is one of her best. I was completely caught up in the story of the two sisters and their journey of self-discovery.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This is a poignant and engaging feel-good story, which had me hoping for bouts of insomnia for a little extra middle of the night reading.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Girl power at its best! A story of self-discovery for two sisters who both have devastating things to deal with.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Cathy’s novels never fail to completely engross you in the story – first class.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'The book was AMAZING. I loved seeing the sisters support each other and I delighted in Lou getting bolder and stronger and telling people what for.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'It seems a long time since I have read a book by Cathy Kelly, one of my favourite authors. This book is so well written' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Yet another amazing family drama by Cathy Kelly, diving into the complexities of a relationship between sisters, when long buried secrets come to light. So good!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A warm, thoughtful and entertaining read focusing on the relationships between mothers and daughters and sisters.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the author Cathy Kelly worked as a journalist before becoming a novelist. Her debut novel, Woman to Woman, became an instant number 1 bestseller and since then she has published 22 novels, which are loved by readers all around the world and have sold millions of copies globally. In addition to her writing, she is a Unicef Ambassador and lives in County Wicklow with her family and dogs.


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The Simple Dinner Edit

The Simple Dinner Edit Simplify your cooking with 80+ fast, low-cost dinner ideas by Nicole Maguire

More than half a million Australian home cooks already love Nicole Maguire's delicious, simple dinner ideas. Her much-anticipated debut cookbook is a mantra in keeping it simple, with more than 80 mouth-watering, low-cost dinners for people watching their weekly food cost. Nic's speedy weeknight lifesavers include one-pan peanut chicken, cheat's laksa and speedy san choy bao. Family favourites using everyday ingredients include butter chicken, classic smash burgers and Greek chicken and rice; and make dinner fun again with fish tacos, spring rolls and beef quesadillas that will keep everyone happy. With brilliant tips on how to freeze or turn leftovers into another meal, Nicole makes planning and streamlining your weekly meal-planning, shop, and your nightly dinners, a breeze. This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.


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Unspoken Passions

Unspoken Passions by Elizabeth Lennox

She’d been in love with him for years!!   Ella Lanson had been in love with Mick Donovan for...ever!  But he only saw her as an obligation; his best friends little sister.  Mick came into Ella’s coffee shop nearly every day, just to check on her.  And that infuriated her!  Because she wanted more.  She wanted him to see her as a woman!   Mick had loved Ella for as long as he could remember.  But Ella was off-limits.  She was his best friend’s baby sister and he had to remind himself of that fact every time he saw her lush body walking down the street.  He had to ignore the lust he felt every time Ella smiled at him, or spoke to him.  Or breathed.  So when Ella invades his space, he’s at a loss as to how to keep his desire hidden.  And then Ella is kidnapped!  His precious, beautiful Ella is taken and Mick won’t sleep until he finds her!    Enjoy this novella featuring the characters that you met in “The Irish Rogue”. 


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Iron Flame


THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (November, 2023) AND THRILLING SEQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING GLOBAL PHENOMENON, FOURTH WING ! The deadly second year at Basgiath awaits. Don't miss out on the series that the world can't stop talking about: 'An absolute romantasy sensation . . . Yarros is the true inheritor of Harry Potter and inspires Hunger Games levels of devotion' - Guardian 'Fear not, levels of fighting, rebelliousness and all-round sexiness are still sky-high' -Daily Mail 'Iron Flame is on course to set the world alight' Glamour 'Yarros had me hooked from the first chapter' Mail on Sunday __________________________________________ She survived her first year at Basgiath War College . . . but the danger is only beginning. Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College, Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky. Now the real training begins, and Violet's already wondering how she'll get through. It's not just that it's grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it's designed to stretch the riders' capacity for pain beyond endurance. It's the new vice commandant, who's made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is - unless she betrays the man she loves. Although Violet's body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else's, she still has her wits, and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules. But a determination to survive won't be enough this year. Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College - and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end. __________________________________________ R eviews for Fourth Wing 'Pure escapism - think Hunger Games meets Fifty Shades' THE SUN 'We weren't expecting to become obsessed with Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing, but we very much are - and we're not alone . . .' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE 'I couldn't put it down!' MILLIE BOBBY BROWN 'This book contains an addictive , drug like essence that will make you relinquish all responsibility until the very last word. Do not say I didn't warn you' GLAMOUR 'Throw in an enemies-to-lovers plotline, some life-threatening trials and the threat of war in the outside world, and you've got yourself a deliciously gripping dish, which I downed in one sitting' STYLIST '2024 is the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese calendar. Dive into a fantasy narrative featuring these mythical, winged creatures.' POP SUGAR 'If I can convince you to read one book I recommend it would be this one' READER REVIEW 'I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, and when I finished, I had the overwhelming urge to just start it all over again ' READER REVIEW 'This book is probably the best fantasy book I have ever read' READER REVIEW ' FIVE. FREAKING. STARS . There is no universe where I could give this book any less of a rating' READER REVIEW OTHER BOOKS IN THE EMPYREAN SERIES - FOURTH WING - IRON FLAME *Rebecca Yarros's Iron Flame was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller in hardback in the second week of November 2023


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The Women

The Women by Kristin Hannah

'A master storyteller' Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing 'Stuns with sacrifice. Uplifts with heroism. A long overdue tribute to the brave women nurses who served in Viet Nam' Bonnie Garmus, #1 international bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry 'You would be hard-pressed to find a book club that has not discussed one of her novels' New York Times From the worldwide bestselling author of The Four Winds , The Nightingale and Firefly Lane (a Number One series on Netflix) , The Women is a story of devastating loss and epic love. It is both an intimate portrait of a woman coming of age in a dangerous time and a story of a nation divided by war. It would be the journey of a lifetime . . . ' Women can be heroes, too '. When twenty-year-old nursing student, Frances "Frankie" McGrath, hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on California's idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different path for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurses Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the young men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed America. Frankie will also discover the true value of female friendship and the heartbreak that love can cause. The Women is the story of one woman who goes to war, but it shines a light on the story of all women who put themselves in harm's way to help others. Women whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has been all too often forgotten. A novel of searing insight and lyrical beauty, The Women is a profoundly emotional, richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose extraordinary idealism and courage under fire define an era. PRAISE FOR KRISTIN HANNAH 'Powerful and compelling' Christy Lefteri, bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo 'You would be hard-pressed to find a book club that has not discussed one of her novels' New York Times 'A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival' - Kate Morton 'A masterclass' - Karen Swan 'Powerful' - Matt Haig


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Fourth Wing


Don't miss out on the series that everyone can't stop talking about! 'Pure escapism - think Hunger Games meets Fifty Shades ' - The Sun 'We weren't expecting to become obsessed with Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing, but we very much are - and we're not alone . . .' - Sunday Times Style 'I couldn't put it down!' - Millie Bobby Brown 'The new publishing sensation' - Daily Mail 'This book contains an addictive, drug like essence that will make you relinquish all responsibility until the very last word. Do not say I didn't warn you' - Glamour 'Yarros had me hooked from the first chapter' - Mail on Sunday __________________________________________ FRIENDS. ENEMIES. LOVERS . . . EVERYONE HAS AN AGENDA Violet Sorrengail expected to live a quiet life surrounded by books, until she was forced onto the world's deadliest training ground. Now she must fight to join the army's elite: dragon riders. But dragons don't choose fragile riders, they incinerate them, and when your body breaks as easily as Violet's does - death is only a heartbeat away. EVERY NIGHT COULD BE YOUR LAST Many cadets would kill Violet to better their own chances of success; the rest would kill her just because of her last name . . . including the ruthless Xaden Riorson, her family's greatest enemy. With the odds stacked against her, Violet must use every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise, because once you enter Basgiath War College, there are only two ways out: GRADUATE OR DIE __________________________________________ OVER ONE MILLION READERS HAVE ALREADY GIVEN FOUR T H WING FIVE S T ARS. ARE YOU READY T O ENTER T HE WORLD OF BASGIA T H WAR COLLEGE? 'If I can convince you to read one book I recommend it would be this one' 'I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, and when I finished, I had the overwhelming urge to just start it all over again ' 'This book is probably the best fantasy book I have ever read' ' FIVE. FREAKING. STARS . There is no universe where I could give this book any less of a rating' 'There are some stories you read and enjoy but every so often you come across one that just obliterates everything and takes over your entire being within a few pages and becomes your world and personality . Well, this is the one' ' The world building in this was phenomenal . I lived, breathed and became a part of the college' 'You know when you finish a book, and it leaves an ache in your chest because it was so good, and now it's over? That's exactly how I feel after finishing Fourth Wing' OTHER BOOKS IN THE EMPYREAN SERIES: - FOURTH WING - IRON FLAME *Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing was a New York Times bestseller and Sunday Times bestseller in hardback in the second week of May 2023 and a number one Sunday Times bestseller in the third week of July 2023.


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Never Too Late

Never Too Late by Danielle Steel

An act of terror. A summer of change. . . Following the death of her beloved husband, Kezia Cooper Hobson decides to leave her home in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, and move to a luxury penthouse apartment in Manhattan, where she’ll be closer to her adult daughters. As she stands on her terrace to watch the 4th July firework display, Kezia is shocked to see smoke and flames pouring from three famous New York landmarks: Hudson Yards, the Empire State building and the new World Trade Centre, reminding her of the horror of the September 11th attacks on the city some twenty years before. Kezia’s neighbour, the famous movie star, Sam Stewart, is also aware of the frightening scene, and watches in horror as the terrifying drama unfolds. Determined to offer their assistance, Kezia and Sam hasten to the site and swiftly become involved in the rescue effort. They do whatever they can to help the emergency services, as it quickly becomes clear that hundreds of lives have been lost. Shocked and traumatized by the events they experienced on 4th July, Kezia and Sam bond in the days and weeks that follow one of the worst nights the country has ever known. What follows is a summer of healing and change, and the discovery that it's never too late for dreams to be born again. . .


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A Court of Wings and Ruin

A Court of Wings and Ruin The third book in the GLOBALLY BESTSELLING, SENSATIONAL series by Sarah J. Maas

The third instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON, romantic fantasy epic and TikTok sensation, ACOTAR. From multi-million and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Maas has established herself as a fantasy fiction titan - Time Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James – Telegraph Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building ... a page-turning delight – Guardian Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint … To be devoured with relish – Mail ****** Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring her land to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords and hunt for allies in unexpected places. And her heart will face the ultimate test as she and her mate are forced to question whether they can truly trust each other. Sarah J. Maas's books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 38 languages. Discover the sweeping romantic fantasy that everyone's talking about for yourself.


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A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury The second book in the GLOBALLY BESTSELLING, SENSATIONAL series by Sarah J. Maas

The second instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON, romantic fantasy epic and TikTok sensation, ACOTAR. From multi-million and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Maas has established herself as a fantasy fiction titan - Time Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James – Telegraph Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building ... a page-turning delight – Guardian Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint … To be devoured with relish – Mail ****** Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now possesses the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, the mesmerising High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates his dark web of political games and tantalising promises, a greater evil looms – and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can step into her growing power, heal her fractured soul and have the courage to shape her own future – and the future of a world cloven in two. Sarah J. Maas is a global #1 bestselling author. Her books have sold more than nine million copies and been translated into 38 languages. Discover the sweeping romantic fantasy for yourself.


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The Uncaged Sky

The Uncaged Sky My 804 Days in an Iranian Prison by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year for Non Fiction Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction 2023 ‘The sky above our heads was uncaged and unlike us, free .’   The extraordinary true story of Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s fight to survive 804 days imprisoned in Iran.   On September 12, 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran’s feared Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Convicted of espionage in a shadowy trial presided over by Iran’s most notorious judge, Dr Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to 10 years in prison.    Incarcerated in Tehran’s Evin and Qarchak prisons for 804 days, this is the full and gripping account of her harrowing ordeal. Held in a filthy solitary confinement cell for months, and subjected to relentless interrogation, Kylie was pushed to the limits of her endurance by extreme physical and psychological deprivation.    Kylie’s only lifeline was the covert friendships she made with other prisoners inside the Revolutionary Guards’ maximum-security compound where she had been ‘disappeared’, communicating in great danger through the air vents between cells, and by hiding secret letters in  hava khori , the narrow outdoor balcony where she was led, blindfolded, for a solitary hour each day.   Cut off from the outside world, Kylie realised she alone had the power to change the dynamics of her incarceration. To survive, she began to fight back, adopting a strategy of resistance with her captors. Multiple hunger strikes, letters smuggled to the media, co-ordinated protests with other prisoners and a daring escape attempt led to her transfer to the isolated desert prison, Qarchak, to live among convicted criminals.    On November 25, 2020, after more than two years of struggle, Kylie was finally released in a high stakes three-nation prisoner swap deal orchestrated by the Australian government, laying bare the complex game of global politics in which she had become a valuable pawn.   Written with extraordinary insight and vivid immediacy, The Uncaged Sky is Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s remarkable story of courage and resilience, and a powerful meditation on hope, solidarity and what it means to be free. 'immensely readable' – The Sydney Morning Herald 'reads like an espionage thriller' – The Australian 'stunning' – Osher Günsberg 'brilliant’ – Mia Freedman 'utterly engrossing' – Australian Book Review ‘Kylie Moore-Gilbert is one pretty remarkable woman’ – Sarah A*o ‘There are no heroes and villains in  The Uncaged Sky  … only human beings. The depth of Moore-Gilbert’s empathy for the human condition is extraordinary … [She] sees deeply into the complexity of the human tragedy, and she writes of it with the compelling clarity of genius.’ – Alex Miller, author of  A Brief Affair ‘Moments in her memoir  The Uncaged Sky  will leave readers breathless. The sheer terror, uncertainty and gnawing dread of a brutal regime closing in all around ... Powerfully and artfully written, the book has moments of joy shining through: the loving friendships made inside prison; the exhilaration of “escaping” to that uncaged sky, standing on the prison roof; and the strength Moore-Gilbert found to defy her captors amid the ceaseless cruelty of her incarceration.’ – Ben Doherty, The Guardian    ‘ The Uncaged Sky  is a brilliant and powerful book.’ – Ann Cunningham, Booktopia ‘a remarkable story of courage’ –  The Canberra Times                      


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House of Flame and Shadow

House of Flame and Shadow The INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER and the SMOULDERING third instalment in the Crescent City series by Sarah J. Maas

The third book in the EPIC Crescent City series from multi-million and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Maas has established herself as a fantasy fiction titan - Time Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James – Telegraph Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building ... a page-turning delight – Guardian Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint … To be devoured with relish – Mail ****** A WORLD IN DARKNESS. A BURNING SPARK. A BLAZE OF STARS. Bryce Quinlan is stranded in a strange new world. She's going to need all her wits about her to get home again and return to everything she loves. But that's no easy feat when she has no idea who to trust. Meanwhile, Hunt Athalar is back in the Asteri's dungeons. Stripped of his freedom and the happiness he'd fought so hard for, he's without a clue as to Bryce's fate. Hunt is desperate to help his mate, but until he can escape the Asteri's chains, his hands are quite literally tied. In this breathtaking sequel to the #1 bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath, Midgard is brought to the brink of collapse, and the fate of the world rests on the hope of rebellion. But the fight for survival, freedom, and love may cost everything Bryce and Hunt have. House of Flame and Shadow was ranked #1 in UK TCM charts week ending 6/2/2024


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Body of Lies

Body of Lies by Sarah Bailey

DS Gemma Woodstock returns to Smithson in a mysterious new thriller from the bestselling author of The Housemate . 'Sarah Bailey just gets better and better. Body of Lies is nuanced, compelling and so very entertaining.' Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands and The Seven 'Bailey blasts through more twists in the first fifty pages of Body of Lies than some writers manage in a whole book.' Jack Heath, author of Kill Your Brother 'With Body of Lies , Sarah Bailey proves she is the master of the relatable protagonist and the queen of dramatic tension. I defy readers to put down this book once they start.' Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town A car crash victim clings to life and is rushed to hospital but can't be saved. Hours later, her corpse is stolen from the morgue. No one knows who the dead woman was or why her body was taken. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is back in her hometown of Smithson on maternity leave when the bizarre incident occurs. She is intrigued by the case but reluctant to get involved, despite the urging of her journalist friend Candy Fyfe. But in the days after the body goes missing, the town is rocked by another shocking crime and Gemma can't resist joining the investigation. Candy and Gemma follow the clues the dead woman left behind. As they attempt to discover the identity of the missing woman, Gemma uncovers devastating secrets about the people she thought she knew best. The closer Gemma gets to the truth, the more danger she is in. She desperately needs to confide in someone—but is there anyone she can trust? A gripping, white-knuckle thriller from the bestselling author of The Dark Lake and The Housemate . Praise for Sarah Bailey: 'An exceptional and powerful novel from an outstanding author…takes the reader on an intense and thrilling psychological journey. A highly recommended read.' – Canberra Weekly on The Housemate ' The Dark Lake adds to the trend of haunting, rural Australian crime fiction, and provides a welcome addition to the genre for those left bereft after finishing Jane Harper's The Dry .' – Books + Publishing 'Melbourne's wintry streets come alive on the pages, keeping the dramatic tension high…Bailey's writing has grown stronger and more assured in this novel.' – Good Reading on Into the Night 'Next level crime fiction…Gritty, realistic, atmospheric and chilling. An absolute cracker of a read that I can't even begin to recommend highly enough.' – Theresa Smith Writes on Where the Dead Go 'An addictive and thoroughly entertaining read.' – The Weekly Review on The Dark Lake 'Bailey crafts a provocative and thought-provoking thriller, accurately portraying the dance between police and media, with plenty of red herrings to keep readers enthralled to the last page.' – The Courier-Mail on The Housemate


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The Revenge Club

The Revenge Club the wickedly witty new novel from a million copy bestselling author by Kathy Lette

When the odds are against you, it's time to get even. Matilda, Jo, Penny and Cressy are all women at the top of their game; so imagine their surprise when they start to be personally overlooked and professionally pushed aside by less-qualified men. Only they're not going down without a fight. Society might think the women have passed their amuse-by dates but the Revenge Club have other plans. After all, why go to bed angry when you could stay up and plot diabolical retribution? Let the games begin... PRAISE FOR KATHY LETTE: 'Deliciously rude and darkly funny' Nicole Kidman 'Unputdownable' Stephen Fry 'The thinking lady's hornbag' Kath and Kim


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Lola in the Mirror

Lola in the Mirror The heartbreaking and inspiring new novel from the award-winning author of Australia's favourite bestsellers Boy Swallows Universe, Love Stories and All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

Bighearted, gritty, magical and moving, Lola in the Mirror is the irresistible new novel from international bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe and All Our Shimmering Skies, Trent Dalton. SHORTLISTED FOR 2023 DYMOCKS BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2024 INDIE BOOK AWARDS 'Unpredictable, fantastic ... It takes a charged narrative, like Dickens achieves, and as Dalton does too, to reach the heart and the brain - writing that is able to carry both stories, the individual and the political/personal ... To tell you more would spoil this complicated and surprising story. You should read it.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Mirror, mirror, on the grass, what's my future? What's my past?' A girl and her mother have been on the run for sixteen years, from police and the monster they left in their kitchen with a knife in his throat. They've found themselves a home inside a van with four flat tyres parked in a scrapyard by the edge of the Brisbane River. The girl has no name because names are dangerous when you're on the run. But the girl has a dream. A vision of a life as an artist of international acclaim. A life outside the grip of the Brisbane underworld drug queen 'Lady' Flora Box. A life of love with the boy who's waiting for her on the bridge that stretches across a flooding, deadly river. A life beyond the bullet that has her name on it. And now that the storm clouds are rising, there's only one person who can help make her dreams come true. That person is Lola and she carries all the answers. But to find Lola, the girl with no name must first do one of the hardest things we can ever do. She must look in the mirror. From international bestselling author Trent Dalton, Lola in the Mirror is a big, moving, blackly funny, violent, heartbreaking and beautiful novel of love, fate, life and death and all the things we see when we look in the mirror: all our past, all our present, and all our possible futures. 'Trent Dalton's third novel reminds me of the 1980s advertising slogan for the author's home state of Queensland: Beautiful one day, perfect the next ... Lola in the Mirror is a bold, big-hearted, hopeful, humorous, dark, reflective, truthful, superbly written novel that confirms Dalton's place in all the shimmering skies (to borrow the title of his second novel) of Australian literature. He is not a rising star but a star full stop.' The Australian 'Wonderful ... An original, heart-thumping novel ... you are right there with the protagonists, feeling and believing every word and every raindrop. It is the type of novel you read filled with pure hope and sorrow for the characters. You want to believe that everything is going to work out just fine, and that there will be dancing, and art, and delight. You won't know until the end, and by that time you, too, are running through the streets, turning the pages, and trusting that love wins.' Readings 'Dalton holds a mirror up to the darkest corners of this Australian life and reveals every bit of beauty, magic and calamity it has to offer.' Booktopia


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Bride From the bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

A dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha werewolf becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into in this new paranormal romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis. Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast - again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold an historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange - again . . . Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It's clear from the way he tracks Misery's every movement that he doesn't trust her. If only he knew how right he was . . . Because Misery has her own reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she's ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what's hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory . . . alone with the wolf. Praise for The Love Hypothesis 'Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist.' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners 'Funny, sexy and smart.' Mariana Zapata, New York Times bestselling author 'I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!' Jessica Clare, New York Times bestselling author 'Pure slow-burning gold with lots of chemistry.' Popsugar 'A beautifully written romantic comedy with a heroine you will instantly fall in love with.' Elizabeth Everett, author of A Lady's Formula for Love


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The Rancher’s Inescapable Love

The Rancher’s Inescapable Love Ace and Ari by SJ McCoy

The Rancher’s Inescapable Love is the sixth book in SJ McCoy’s sweet n steamy MacFarland Ranch series, and the second to feature an older couple – in their fifties.   Ace Zielinski is a laid-back kind of guy. He’s had his share of adventure, and now he’s content to live a quieter life back home in Paradise Valley.  Surrounded by lifelong friends, and never short on offers of female company, he enjoys dating, but prefers to keep his relationships short and sweet. He values his solitude up in his cabin above the ranch too much – no way does he want a woman disturbing his peaceful life.  He doesn’t mind going out of his way to help people. Last summer he helped a woman who came to the valley in the wake of a difficult divorce. Now, he’s about to be reminded that no good deed goes unpunished.  Ariana Knightly cannot figure out how her life got turned upside down so completely and abruptly. Yes, she knew that she might face some blowback after handling Stella Ansari’s divorce last year, but she never suspected that she’d find herself in danger, ousted from her own law firm, and worse still, stuck in the middle of nowhere, Montana.  Staying on the same ranch where Stella hid out last summer seemed like a good idea. However, Ari hadn’t taken into account that the winters in Montana are a whole lot different from the summers. But not even the subzero temperatures outside can lower the heat levels whenever she’s faced with Ace Zielinski.   All she knew from Stella was that Ace was a nice guy who’d helped her out.  Nice? Ha! Not one of the many words Ari would use to describe him. Hot? Check. Infuriating? Absolutely! Irresistible? Possibly.   As for Ace, he doesn’t need some big-city lawyer around, especially not one like Ariana Knightly – she disturbs his peace in a way that no other woman ever has. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, but he’s fighting a losing battle to keep her at a distance.  When a major winter storm hits, Ace and Ari find themselves trapped in his cabin. They’re snowed in with no way to escape each other – and no way to avoid the attraction that’s been growing between them.  Even if they can survive each other, they'll still have to face the danger that's closing in.    MacFarland Ranch   Book 1: The Cowboy's Unexpected Love – Wade and Sierra  Book 2: The Cowgirl's Unmistakable Love – Janey and Rocket  Book 3: The Sheriff’s Irresistible Love – Deacon and Candy  Book 4: The Cowgirl’s Inevitable Love – Laney and Luke  Book 5: The Cowboy’s Undeniable Love – Kolby and Callie  Book 6: The Rancher’s Inescapable Love – Ace and Ari    Remington Ranch   Book 1: Mason  Book 2: Shane  Book 3: Carter  Book 4: Beau  Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta    A Chance and a Hope Trilogy   These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.    Book 1: Chance Encounter  Book 2: Finding Hope  Book 3: Give Hope a Chance    The Davenports Series   The sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family. In their own words they are - the "Suit", the "Vet" and the "Geek."    Oscar  TJ  Reid  Spider 


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A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses Enter the EPIC fantasy worlds of Sarah J Maas with the breath-taking first book in the GLOBALLY BESTSELLING ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas

The first instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON, romantic fantasy epic and TikTok sensation, ACOTAR. From multi-million and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Maas has established herself as a fantasy fiction titan - Time Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James – Telegraph Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building ... a page-turning delight – Guardian Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint … To be devoured with relish – Mail ****** Feyre is a huntress. And when she sees a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she kills the predator and takes its prey to feed herself and her family. But the wolf was not what it seemed, and Feyre cannot predict the high price she will have to pay for its death... Dragged away from her family for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding even more than his piercing green eyes suggest. As Feyre's feelings for Tamlin turn from hostility to passion, she learns that the faerie lands are a far more dangerous place than she realized. And Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever. _________________________ Sarah J. Maas's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into 38 languages. Discover the tantalising, sweeping romantic fantasy for yourself.


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The Silencer Series Box Set Books 5-8

The Silencer Series Box Set Books 5-8 by Mike Ryan

This Box Set contains books 5-8 in The Silencer Series, including: ​ Point Blank After six months away in Detroit, Recker and Jones return their operation to Philadelphia. They're almost immediately thrown into trying to prevent a cop killing. They also come back to find things aren't quite the way they left them. One of the city's crime leaders tries to force Recker's hand, by using Mia as bait, in helping them take control of the city. Despite getting the cold shoulder from Mia initially upon his return, Recker works hard at freeing her from danger, taking her to the only place he knows she'll be safe. It leads to a violent conclusion, one that finds Recker working with the police by his side. Double Tap ​Recker and Jones go hunting to add a third member to the team. After an exhaustive search, Jones has finally found the perfect candidate. Former CIA Operative Chris Haley has been out of the game for a couple of years, but jumps at the chance to jump back into things as the new Silencer. As Recker and Haley start settling in with their new work dynamic, things don't go as smoothly as they have in the past. They get into a rough situation that leads to Recker getting put in handcuffs and taken away in a police car. Can Jones engineer Recker's release? Or will they once again become a two man team with only Jones and Haley? Hollow Point Somebody is shooting police officers. After several killings, and no progress on finding the shooter by the police department, Recker is asked to lend a hand. One of Vincent's men inside the department, a homicide detective, reaches out to The Silencer, setting up a meeting through Vincent. As Recker, Haley, and Jones investigate the killings, they start to find more questions than answers, and realize that everything is not as cut and dried as it seems. Once the supposed killer is finally found, Recker thinks he may have been played. He's not so sure that it wasn't a plant and the man was framed. All of which leads him to question, if it's someone else behind the shootings, who has the power and motivation to pull it off? And why? High Velocity There's a new criminal element in town and they state their arrival by knocking off a few of Vincent's men. Recker and the team get drawn into the middle of it and start investigating to learn the identity of the mystery player. Recker and Haley get a tip about a high-level meeting of the new crew in an abandoned building, but all is not what it seems. Instead of a meeting, they run into Malloy, who's also there to investigate, and an otherwise empty building. It turns out to be an ambush, and only two of the three will escape uninjured. Will they find out who's responsible for the attack and bring them to their brand of justice? Or will the perpetrators slip out from under their fingers to cause more chaos and destruction?


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A Simon Grave Mystery Trio (Books 1-3): Box Set - A Grave Misunderstanding, Simon Grave and the Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime, and Simon Grave and the Drone of Basque Orvilles

A Simon Grave Mystery Trio (Books 1-3): Box Set - A Grave Misunderstanding, Simon Grave and the Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime, and Simon Grave and the Drone of Basque Orvilles by Len Boswell

American Fiction Awards Finalist - Mystery/Humor PenCraft Awards Winner for Literary Excellence (Mystery) "Boswell continues his genre-defying series in this ambitious adventure…" – Publishers' Weekly ***This box set includes the first three mystery novels in the Simon Grave Mystery series by Len Boswell. Book #6, Simon Grave and the Wrath of Grapes , is now available! A Grave Misunderstanding (Book 1) Murder has come once more to the seaside town of Crab Cove, testing the mettle of "almost handsome" Detective Simon Grave and his "nearly invisible" partner, Sergeant Barry Blunt, who investigate a locked-room mystery with a significant twist: the prime suspects are in the locked room, not the victim, a logic-defying situation that challenges the team at every turn. As if murder weren't enough, they must also investigate the simultaneous disappearance of The MacGuffin Trophy from that same locked room, the studio of artist Whitney Waters, famous for her stylized paintings of red herrings. Who is/are the killer(s)? How did he/she/they get out of the locked room with the trophy, kill the victim, and return unnoticed by others in the room? These and other questions, including the limits of logic and the meaning of life, are posed and perhaps even answered in this quirky, near-future mystery. Yes, there are robots. Simon Grave and the Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime (Book 2) Murder rocks the seaside town of Crab Cove, but to solve the crime, Detective Simon Grave must first deal with the curious incident of the cat in the daytime. Murder has come yet again to the seaside town of Crab Cove, testing the mettle of Detective Simon Grave, his "almost invisible" partner, Sergeant Barry Blunt, and his new assistant, Charlize, a simdroid (an android lookalike of a famous person) who fancies herself a match for Sherlock Holmes, in the simulated body of Charlize Theron. When a body is discovered on a deserted beach, alongside a deactivated Betty White simdroid, the game is afoot. Grave must not only deal with the murder, but also come to grips with a deadly prognosis for his retired detective father. The murder and his father's illness take them on a tour of local cemeteries, including a new graveyard that features multiscreen videos celebrating the lives of the deceased. They soon discover that the only way to solve the murder is to first deal with the curious incident of the cat in the daytime. Simon Grave and the Drone of the Basque Orvilles (Book 3) A demon hound haunts Crab Cove, taking its victims as they come. When a mutilated corpse is found in the marshes, Detective Simon Grave rises to the challenge. Everything points to the hound, but it is quickly apparent that the body has been stabbed repeatedly, in a way that suggests serial killer Chester Clink also may be involved. Or maybe not. Grave and his team, including his partner, Sergeant Barry Blunt, and androids Charlize and Smithers, who fancy themselves as Sherlock Holmes and Watson, follow clues that lead them from drone manufacturing plants, to the labyrinthine caves along the shore, to the abode of a strange Scotsman who plays his bagpipes on a bluff above the crime scene. As always in Crab Cove, one killing leads to another, further pressuring Grave to solve the mystery—fast. The year is 2053. Time to... Release the hounds ! (And the drones.)


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A Court of Frost and Starlight

A Court of Frost and Starlight An unmissable companion tale to the GLOBALLY BESTSELLING, SENSATIONAL series by Sarah J. Maas

An unmissable companion tale to the GLOBAL PHENOMENON, romantic fantasy epic and TikTok sensation, ACOTAR. From multi-million and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Maas has established herself as a fantasy fiction titan - Time Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James – Telegraph Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building ... a page-turning delight – Guardian Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint … To be devoured with relish – Mail _________________________ In this companion tale to the bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series, Feyre, Rhys and their friends are working to rebuild the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated – scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court. _________________________ Sarah J. Maas is a global #1 bestselling author. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into 38 languages. Discover the sweeping romantic fantasy that everyone's talking about for yourself.


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Please Don't Take Mummy Away

Please Don't Take Mummy Away The true story of two sisters left cold, frightened, hungry and alone by Maggie Hartley

'Mummy! Where did you go? Please come back, Mummy.' Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass, a new powerful true story from bestseller Maggie Hartley, foster carer for over 20 years. When police are called to a local supermarket late one evening, they find an angry shopkeeper and a silent young woman. It's the third time 24-year-old Zoe has been caught stealing in the past few days. Eyes filled with panic, Zoe has been hiding bread, milk, Calpol and nappies under her coat. As police officers break down the door of Zoe's flat they find seven-year-old Coco and two-year-old Lola, home alone, huddled on the floor in a freezing cold bedroom, crying out for their mummy. When Social Services are called in, the girls are taken into care and are soon tucked up safely in bed at Maggie's house. It looks like a simple case of neglect, but things aren't always what they seem and, with Maggie's help, can Zoe convince Social Services that love is enough to be a good mum? Readers LOVE Maggie Hartley: 'Was gripped the whole way through' 'Could not put it down' 'I enjoyed every minute'


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Loving Julia

Loving Julia by Karen Robards

Seventeen-year-old Jewel Combs is not a lady. She is a guttersnipe living hand-to-mouth on London's mean streets when she meets a dying man who marries her to spite his aristocratic family. Cold, aloof, breathtakingly handsome, Sebastian, Earl of Moorland, is the head of that family, and when widowed Jewel belligerently presents herself to him as his newest relative his inclination is to throw her back out on the streets. But instead he accepts her into the family to spite his icy, unloving mother, on the condition that Jewel let him turn her into Julia Stratham, lady of the town. Sparks fly between them as Jewel becomes Julia, a stunning beauty, and Sebastian finds himself falling head over heels in love with his own creation. But Sebastian has learned in a hard school that love is not to be trusted.... Winner of Romanic Times' Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Novel Winner of Affaire de Coeur's award for Best Historical Romance New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestseller Karen Robards is the six-time winner of Affaire de Coeur's Silver Pen Award for favorite romance author. And don’t miss Karen Robards’ newest crime thriller, THE ULTIMATUM, available in June! “Behold the wondrous star in the firmament of historical romance that is Karen Robards. With each new book her luster intensifies....” – Romantic Times “Ms. Robards has the marvelous talent to zero in on the heart of erotic fantasy. She seems to know instinctively our most secret thoughts and the dreams up the perfect scenario to give them free rein. The result is pure magic.” – RT Book Reviews “One of the finest, most talented writers of romantic history today.” – Affaire de Coeur “Karen Robards is one of the most popular voices in women's fiction.” – Newsweek “Robards is one terrific storyteller.” – Chicago Tribune About the Author: Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved to write. My first book was a ten-page effort written at age five for my grandmother. Throughout grade school, high school and college I wrote for various school publications. When I was eighteen, my first professionally published piece—a humorous anecdote—appeared in Reader’s Digest. Still, it never occurred to me that I might become a professional writer. I aimed for a career as a lawyer and was actually in law school when I sold my first book. When that happened, the world lost a would-be lawyer and gained a writer. That book, which is still in print, is Island Flame, and it was published when I was twenty-four. Since then, I've written over forty books, which regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists, among others. The mother of three sons, I read, I write, and I chauffeur children. That’s my life.


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A Court of Silver Flames

A Court of Silver Flames The latest book in the GLOBALLY BESTSELLING, SENSATIONAL series by Sarah J. Maas

The latest instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON, romantic fantasy epic and TikTok sensation, ACOTAR. From multi-million and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas. Maas has established herself as a fantasy fiction titan - Time Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James – Telegraph Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building ... a page-turning delight – Guardian Sarah J. Maas does not disappoint … To be devoured with relish – Mail ****** Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined A Court of Thorns and Roses series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta... Nesta Archeron has always been prickly – proud, swift to anger and slow to forgive. And since the war – since being made High Fae against her will – she's struggled to forget the horrors she endured and find a place for herself within the strange and deadly Night Court. The person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred, winged warrior who is there at Nesta's every turn. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. And when they are forced to train in battle together, sparks become flame. As the threat of war casts its shadow over them once again, Nesta and Cassian must fight monsters from within and without if they are to stand a chance of halting the enemies of their court. But the ultimate risk will be searching for acceptance – and healing – in each other's arms. ___________________________ Sarah J. Maas's books have sold millions of copies and been translated into 38 languages. Discover the sweeping romantic fantasy that everyone's talking about for yourself.


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TechWitch Boxed Set Books 1-3

TechWitch Boxed Set Books 1-3 by M.J. Scott

Grab this boxset of the first three books of the TechWitch series exciting dark and sexy futuristic urban fantasy series from RITA® Award nominated author M.J. Scott.   Wicked Games (Book 1)     My mother was a wicked witch. Her spells brought nothing but trouble. Since her death, with no power of my own, I’ve stayed far away from magic . . .   Maggie Lachlan thinks she’s just a really good computer geek. Until a job with the gorgeous owner of the world's biggest virtual reality company breaks a spell she didn't know she was under and shoves her back into the world of magic. Now she's fighting unwanted chemistry, unwanted powers, and the all too real demons from her past…   Wicked Words (Book 2)    Some people might be happy to find out they're a witch. In my case, magic came with a demon who wanted my power back under its control. I took out the demon but the price I paid was heartbreaking. Now all I want is to leave magic far behind…   Maggie Lachlan is the TechWitch. A computer whisperer, who brings recalcitrant systems to their knees with a single keystroke. But now she knows she is more than a geek, she’s a witch too, a revelation that cost her the man she loved and the life of her best friend.  But when her ex, virtual reality billionaire Damon Riley, needs help with a magical threat, she'll need every ounce of her tech mojo and her magic. Trouble is, she seems to have lost both. With a curse to break and a demon’s revenge to escape, Maggie needs to find her power to save the day and Damon.    Wicked Nights (Book 3)    They say magic has a price. They’re right. Sure, I’m a witch. I’ve even defeated a demon or two. But embracing my magic hasn't made my life easier…   Maggie Lachlan has become a TechWitch in all senses of the word. No longer just a super geek, now she's learning to master the magic she never wanted with the help of her newfound witch friends and trying to find her happy place. But with gamers and witches converging on San Francisco for Damon’s high stake virtual reality contest, old powers start to take notice. And Maggie’s past isn’t done with her yet. And when darkness, money, and technology collide, magic might be the only thing that gets her through the night…   This box set bundles features the first three books of the TechWitch series. This series has witches, demons, an ongoing relationship that will have an HEA, sexy times, and a lot of computer geeks. Perfect if you like the idea of a strong heroine, a hot protective billionaire and magic and technology colliding. Enjoy!   Author’s note, for TW/CW please check my website.


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The School Run

The School Run The gripping new 2024 thriller full of scandal, secrets and glamour from the bestselling author of The Trivia Night by Ali Lowe

How far would you go to protect your children? For parents living in the beautiful coastal town of Pacific Pines, all their hopes and dreams are pinned on the outcome of the annual Gala Day hosted by St Ignatius Boys' School. To be accepted into the prestigious institution, their sons must battle it out, facing rigorous rounds of physical and mental tests. Their parents will stop at nothing to ensure their sons succeed. But after one boy is struck down in a hit and run, the scandals, secrets and lies that entangle three mothers threaten to unravel their seemingly perfect lives . . . How far will the women go to, not just to save their families - but also their reputations? Make sure you don't miss the latest scandal. Everyone is reading Ali Lowe... 'Ali Lowe is swiftly moving into the footprints of Liane Moriarty' The Australian 'Sharp, clever and compelling' Sarah Pearse, bestselling author of The Sanatorium 'Deliciously dark and completely enthralling' Nicola Moriarty 'Utterly gripping' Heat 'Darkly funny . . . I raced to the last page' B.M. Carroll 'A murder mystery that had me gripped til the end' Helen Cooper


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The Chaos Agent

The Chaos Agent The superb, action-packed new Gray Man thriller by Mark Greaney

Artificial intelligence leads to shockingly real devastation in this new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Gray Man series. A car accident in Japan. A drowning in Seoul. A home invasion in Boston. Someone is killing the world's leading experts on robotics and artificial intelligence. Is it a tech company trying to eliminate the competition or something even more sinister? After all, AI may be the deadliest battlefield gamechanger since the creation of gunpowder. Meanwhile, the quest for a quiet life has led the Gray Man to Central America, where he and his lover Zoya Zakharova have assumed new identities. Eventually, they're tracked down and offered a job by an old acquaintance of Zoya's: to extract a Russian scientist who is on the kill list. They reject it, but just being seen with him is enough to put assassins on their trail. Now, they're back on the run, but no matter which way they turn, whoever's tracking them is always one step ahead. Since flight's no longer possible, fight is the only option left, and no one fights dirtier than the Gray Man.


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A Villa with a View

A Villa with a View by Julie Caplin

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Amalfi coast setting, the handsome grumpy Italian, this book has it all!!’ Lia Bathurst had always dreamed of escaping to the white sandy beaches and turquoise blue seas of the Amalfi coast – but that dream hadn’t included meeting her real father. A father she had never even known about until a few weeks ago! Yet here she was, standing outside the gates of a gorgeous pink villa being refused entry by the insufferable – and insufferably handsome – Raphael Knight, her father’s business manager. When an old black and white photo proves Lia’s claim to be true, Raph is determined to make sure this stranger, with her long caramel waves and infectious smile, doesn’t have an ulterior motive. Even if that means not letting her out of his sight. As temperatures rise, and not just from the heat of the Mediterranean sun, could Lia and Raph’s forced proximity lead to something more like… amore? Praise for Julie Caplin: ‘One unputdownable story’ Sunday Times Bestseller Katie Fforde ‘An irresistible slice of escapism’ Sunday Times Bestseller Phillipa Ashley ‘The descriptions of food and drink made me want to visit France immediately, if not sooner. A wonderful, summery treat for every reader’ Sue Moorcroft ‘A gorgeous book, in which each little detail and plot point adds sparkle to the story – much like the tantalising fizz in a glass of chilled champagne!’ Erin Green ‘The perfect summer escape’ Alex Brown ‘A delicious read! I could almost taste the Champagne’ Teresa F. Morgan ‘Oh la la, joy of a book! A stunning summer escape in the French countryside’ Caroline Roberts ‘Julie Caplin always sweeps me away to whatever location her stories are set in…a feast for all the senses with a romance that sparkles like the finest champagne!’ Sarah Bennett 'Absolutely perfect! Everything you could possibly want from a summer romance’ Annabel French ‘Made me want to pack my entire life into a suitcase and start all over again in a gorgeous setting, with delicious dining, charismatic characters and fabulous friendships and a swoon-worthy french man to die for’ Kim Nash ‘With an abundance of chemistry between Hattie and Luc, plus a delicious vineyard setting, The French Chateau Dream is a gloriously satisfying escapist read!’ Kate Frost ‘A gorgeous slice of escapism to a beautiful chateau. I loved joining Hattie on her summer escape to a dreamy French chateau with an equally dreamy owner. A beautiful setting, wonderful characters, and gorgeous writing’ Jessica Redland ‘A beautifully romantic read with a fabulous cast of characters, I was totally transported to the delights of a French vineyard in summer alongside Hattie and Luc’ Suzanne Snow


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Boy Swallows Universe

Boy Swallows Universe The beloved multi-award winning international bestseller, now a major Netflix series by Trent Dalton

'The best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade' Sydney Morning Herald 'Astonishing, captivating ... a wild, beautiful, heart-exploding ride' Elizabeth Gilbert The bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm. Brisbane, 1985: A lost father, a mute brother, a junkie mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli Bell's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart and understand what it means to be a good man, but fate keeps throwing obstacles in his way - not the least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But now Eli's life is going to get a whole lot more serious: he's about to meet the father he doesn't remember, break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day to rescue his mum, come face to face with the criminals who tore his world apart, and fall in love with the girl of his dreams. A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year. Awards: 2019 ABIA Book of the Year Award, Winner 2019 Indie Book Award, Winner 2019 UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Winner 2019 People's Choice Award, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Winner MUD Literary Prize 2019, Winner 2019 ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, Winner 2019 ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, Winner 2019 ABIA Audiobook of the Year, Winner 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Longlisted 2019 Colin Roderick Award, shortlist Reviews: 'Boy Swallows Universe is a wonderful surprise: sharp as a drawer full of knives in terms of subject matter; unrepentantly joyous in its child's-eye view of the world; the best literary debut in a month of Sundays.' The Australian 'Boy Swallows Universe hypnotizes you with wonder, and then hammers you with heartbreak.' Washington Post 'This thrilling novel' New York Times Book Review 'Marvelously plot-rich ... filled with beautifully lyric prose ...At one point Eli wonders if he is good. The answer is "yes," every bit as good as this exceptional novel.' Booklist 'Dalton's splashy, stellar debut makes the typical coming-of-age novel look bland by comparison ... This is an outstanding debut.' Publisher's Weekly (starred review) 'Extraordinary and beautiful storytelling' Guardian


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Swamp Spies

Swamp Spies by Jana DeLeon

Things have reached a critical point in the Middle East. Carter agreed to serve as a consultant for his old Force Recon unit but for reasons unknown to his friends and family, jumped from the command center and into the field. Now he’s MIA, and Fortune is the only one who can put together a rescue mission that has any chance of being successful. But will her skills and connections be enough? Most Sinful residents are unaware of Carter’s crisis and are going about their daily lives as they always have, including local prankster Gage Babin. Except this time, Gage’s attempt to elicit laughs leaves him on a slab in the medical examiner’s office. Everyone knows how unhealthy he was, but Fortune thinks there’s more to his death than a poorly timed prank that caused his bad heart to give out. Unfortunately, what she knows and what she can prove are two different things. And unless she can find the evidence to support her theory, someone will get away with murder.


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The Other Bridget

The Other Bridget by Rachael Johns

Named after a famous fictional character, librarian Bridget Jones was raised on a remote cattle station, with only her mother’s romance novels for company. Now living alone in Fremantle, Bridget is a hopeless romantic. She also believes that anyone who doesn’t like reading just hasn’t met the right book yet, and that connecting books to their readers is her superpower. If only her love life was that easy. When handsome Italian barista Fabio progresses from flirting with love hearts on her coffee foam to joining the book club she runs at her library, Bridget prays her romance ‘curse’ won’t ruin things. But it’s the attention of her cranky neighbour Sully that seems to be the major obstacle in her life. Why is he going to so much effort to get under her skin? With the help of her close friends and the colourful characters who frequent her library, Bridget decides to put both men to the test by finding just the right books to capture their very different hearts. She soon discovers that not all romances start with a meet-cute, but they might just end in happily ever after… Written by Australia’s most beloved romance writer, The Other Bridget is a delightfully uplifting book about books, and a gorgeous celebration of the power and pleasure of romance novels throughout the ages. ' The Other Bridget has everything a booklover could want in a great read. Our protagonist is a delight. Tick. She works with books. Tick. There’s an all-star supporting cast. Tick. The two love interests are perfectly cast and the chemistry sizzles. Tick-tick. But also, this exceptional story has so much heart, humour and intelligence. I often laughed out loud and, yes, I even got teary. It delivers. The Other Bridget is Rachael at the top of her game. The writing sings. It’s a superb celebration of libraries, friendship and books. It will be difficult to top this for a feelgood read this year.' Better Reading 'Pure sunshine for the soul. I just loved it!' Tess Woods


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Big Bad Boss

Big Bad Boss Midnight by Renee Rose & Lee Savino

RULE #1 OF WALL STREET: DON’T HUNT WHAT YOU CANNOT EAT.   I’m the king of the business world. The Alpha of my pack. No one dares challenge me. Except my new assistant. She questions me to my face and calls me Big Bad Boss behind my back. When I give her an order, she asks me why, with all my billions, I can’t afford some manners. Worse, the little human smells like temptation. She dresses to kill, and I want to sink my teeth into her. One day my control’s going to snap, and a wolf never stops hunting until he’s claimed his prey.  Midnight is book one in the Big Bad Boss trilogy. It features a billionaire boss-hole wolf shifter and his freakishly smart assistant set in the Bad Boy Alpha world created by Renee Rose and Lee Savino.


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Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang

The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller from literary sensation R.F. Kuang *Foyle’s Fiction Book of the Year* *Amazon Book of the Year* *Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year* ‘Hard to put down, harder to forget’ STEPHEN KING 'Ingenious, astute, hugely entertaining' DAVID NICHOLLS ‘Breathtakingly clever on jealousy, talent, success, and who gets to tell which story’ ELIZABETH DAY 'A great morality tale… I guarantee it will stay with you' AFUA HIRSCH Athena Liu is a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. But when June just happens to witness Athena die in a freak accident, she realises now is her chance to find fame. So what if that means stealing her friend’s work? So what if that means creating a new, racially ambiguous identity? So what if a social media scandal is about to blow her cover? As her lies mount up and threaten her stolen success, how far will June go to keep what she thinks she deserves… This is one hell of a story. It’s just not hers to tell. R.F. Kuang’s book ‘Yellowface’ was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 04-06-23 R.F. Kuang’s book ‘Yellowface’ was a #5 New York Times bestseller w/c 04-06-23 Reviews ‘Propulsive’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘Razor-sharp’ TIME ‘A clever, pacy tale’ SARA PASCOE 'Tense, modern… a brilliant exploration of the literary world' AISLING BEA ‘A riot’ PANDORA SYKES ‘Darkly comic’ GQ ‘A wild ride’ STYLIST ‘Pacy and provocative’ MAIL ON SUNDAY ‘A hugely entertaining account of a brazen literary heist’ OBSERVER ‘A wicked little satire of publishing, racial politics and icky internet culture’ THE TIMES ‘Intriguing’ ELLE ‘Strikingly topical’ GUARDIAN ‘Utterly diverting’ FINANCIAL TIMES ‘Blistering’ SCOTSMAN ‘Unforgettable’ WOMAN & HOME ‘A spiky, snarky, shady, smart, sinister take on white privilege’ NIKKI MAY ‘Incisive and compelling… sweeps the reader up on a thrilling ride, but leaves us thinking about the questions raised for days’ JENNIFER SAINT ‘A rollicking good read that you’ll struggle to put down’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY ‘Deeply, darkly hilarious’ MARIE CLAIRE ‘So addictive you could easily risk heatstroke if you read it on a sun lounger’ GRAZIA ‘This acute, fast-paced thriller will have literary insiders nodding in recognition and outsiders gasping in shock’ THE BOOKSELLER ‘A firecracker of a book’ i PAPER ‘Uncomfortable and addictive… a must-read’ INDEPENDENT ‘Not since Martin Amis’s The Information has the venality, self-regard and absurdity of the writing life been so gloriously skewered’ THE CRITIC ‘Once you start, you won’t be able to put it down’ HEAT ‘Scathing, spiky and full of laugh-out-loud moments’ GLAMOUR ‘Well-observed and alarmingly convincing’ DAILY MAIL ‘Sharp and funny… a superb insight into the publishing world’ PRIMA


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Wildcrest Witches Romance

Wildcrest Witches Romance The Complete Trilogy by Heather Silvio

The Complete Wildcrest Witches Trilogy in one collection! Meet the Witches of Wildcrest, Nevada in this fun, flirty, fantasy friends-to-lovers sweet romance collection. Love’s Misfiring Magic A bumbling witch discovers sometimes friends can become lovers after her best friend sabotages the spells intended to win back her ex-boyfriend. Love’s Misaligning Magic An emotionally wary witch must choose between her magic and her heart when sparks fly with her fast-talking real estate agent. Love’s Misbehaving Magic An early-career witch must choose between a job offer with the coven and the family-first doctor capturing her heart. Don't miss out on the small town, sweet paranormal romances of the Wildcrest Witches from the author of the Paranormal Talent Agency!


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Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf by Gregg Hurwitz

THE INCREDIBLE NINTH BOOK IN THE ORPHAN-X SERIES WILL THRILL YOU FROM PAGE ONE . . . AN ASSASSIN IN FREEFALL Following a career in which he was always the most dangerous man in the room, ex-government assassin Evan Smoak is the last person his friends should ever have to worry about. But when Evan, formerly codenamed Orphan X, drops out of sight they’re concerned. They were right to be. A personal crisis has left him on his knees. A RECLUSIVE BILLIONAIRE If anyone remembered his first name they never cared to use it. But Allman’s lack of empathy hasn’t proven any barrier to building a tech empire whose tentacles reach into every aspect of people’s lives. And in the rush to praise his genius, no one’s asking what it could mean for humanity. Nor what Allman’s got coming next. A KILLER AT LARGE Someone is leaving a trail of dead in their wake. Apparently chosen at random, their deaths dressed up as accidents or suicides. The woman responsible is known only as the Wolf and looks to be every bit Evan’s equal. She now has him in her sights. How does it all connect? What is at stake? And will Evan rediscover the instinct and skill he needs to prevail? Or die trying . . . Praise for the Orphan X series 'Feels like a missile launch' DAVID BALDACCI 'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD 'Weapons-grade thriller writing' GUARDIAN 'An immensely entertaining adventure' THE TIMES


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Shogun The First Novel of the Asian saga by James Clavell

NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Clavell never puts a foot wrong . . . Get it, read it, you'll enjoy it mightily' DAILY MIRROR This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his shipwreck on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the hights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country. 'I can't remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. It's irresistable, maybe unforgettable. Clavell creates a world so enveloping you forget who and where you are' NEW YORK TIMES


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Alien Mercenary's Scientist

Alien Mercenary's Scientist by Mina Carter

Accused of murder and trapped in a web of corporate deceit, her only hope lies in the stars... and in a handsome alien mercenary. Lina's day goes from bad to worse when she uncovers her employer's darkest secret: illegal experiments on non-humans that shatter ethical boundaries and risk igniting a war. She knows she needs to tell someone, but her employers have a habit of silencing whistleblowers. Permanently. Desperate, she makes a call to an old friend... She anticipates a high-stakes rescue. What she doesn't expect is Mayce, an alien mercenary whose smoldering gaze and sharp intellect challenge everything she knows about survival—and desire. The mission was simple: rescue the damsel (scientist) in distress. But it's not that simple anymore... Mayce, the newest member of the Warborne, prepares for a straightforward rescue mission. However, a raging solar storm strands him at the base, complicating what should have been a simple plan. He must think on his feet to keep the rest of the crew from discovering he's an alien and to protect Lina, not just as a rescuee, but as the woman who's stolen his heart. When the base turns into a hunting ground with crew members mysteriously killed, and attempts on Lina's life intensify, Mayce finds himself in a race against time. He must unravel the mystery and solve the murders before the killer claims the one person who makes his heart beat...


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Into the Night

Into the Night by Sarah Bailey

The riveting follow-up to The Dark Lake , acclaimed debut novel and international bestseller. 'Bailey's writing is stronger than ever, and the prickliness of her characters a natural fit for the jarring confines of Melbourne's central business district…a bristling police procedural for fans of Emma Viskic and J.M. Green.' - Books + Publishing , April 2018 Sarah Bailey's acclaimed debut novel The Dark Lake was a bestseller around the world and Bailey's taut and suspenseful storytelling earned her fitting comparisons with Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins.  Into the Night is her stunning new crime novel featuring the troubled and brilliant Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock. This time Gemma finds herself lost and alone in the city, broken-hearted by the decisions she's had to make. Her new workplace is a minefield and the partner she has been assigned is uncommunicative and often hostile. When a homeless man is murdered and Gemma is put on the case, she can't help feeling a connection with the victim and the lonely and isolated life he led despite being in the middle of a bustling city.  Then a movie star is killed in bizarre circumstances on the set of a major film shoot, and Gemma and her partner Detective Sergeant Nick Fleet have to put aside their differences to unravel the mysteries surrounding the actor's life and death. Who could commit such a brazen crime and who stands to profit from it? Far too many people, she soon discovers - and none of them can be trusted. But it's when Gemma realises that she also can't trust the people closest to her that her world starts closing in... Riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters make this an utterly addictive crime thriller and a stunning follow-up to The Dark Lake .


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Save the Last Dance for Me

Save the Last Dance for Me by Cora Lee

A pretend courtship and private dancing lessons allow two old friends to consider their future together. Who will confess their growing love first? Mr. Benedict Grey is the only heir to a long-standing title, and he knows his duty: find a suitable girl, get married, secure the succession beyond himself. But if a gentleman could be called a wallflower, Benedict would fit the description perfectly. And for the past six years, he's been out of Society more than he's been in it. How will he find a woman to wed and bed when he can barely converse with the ladies of the ton ? Lady Honoria Maitland has promised her dying father that, before he breathes his last, she would find a husband to take care of her. But she wants a gentleman that loves her , not her dowry or her name. When she reunites with her old friend Benedict, she proposes a plan that will help them both: a faux courtship and betrothal. She can teach him how to woo a woman and simultaneously ease her father's last days. But Honoria's clever plan failed to account for Benedict's heart...or her own. Is she strong enough to bear the loss of her father and her friend? This short (1-2 hour read) novel is a kisses-only Regency romance with a happily ever after, no cliffhangers, and is part of a series that can be read in any order.


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Baking Sourdough Bread

Baking Sourdough Bread Dozens of Recipes for Artisan Loaves, Crackers, and Sweet Breads by Göran Söderin & George Strachal

Sourdough is magic. It’s healthy, it’s tasty, and it’s alive. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a magician to craft beautiful, tasty loaves from it. Baking sourdough bread is an art for everyone. Baking Sourdough Bread is the cookbook and guide into the delicious, healthy world of sourdough. Baking with sourdough isn’t difficult; the biggest challenge is patience! But take it easy, and your taste buds will be rewarded with a crispy crust and rich, full flavor. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to know a few tricks when mastering the art, and this book offers plenty. Learn to make a sourdough starter, and keep the leaven active with regular feeding. Try different flours and unique ingredients; did you know you can make delectable bread with apples and raisins, for example? The book contains recipes for classics like levain and Old English wheat-and-sourdough, unique twists like carrot bread and hazelnut, and sweet breads such as the German gugelhupf, among many others. But it’s not just the recipes that make the book a treat. It’s the creativity it cultivates. The book is a starter—and not just for sourdough.


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Never Fall for the Bride's Father

Never Fall for the Bride's Father by Julia Kent

Power outages. Runaway brides. Collapsed wedding cakes. Tainted caviar. Handsy grooms.  And the always classic: jealous MILs who wear white. No wedding catastrophe can faze Katie Gallagher, because when you plan for the worst, you deliver the best. The best wedding ever . Her company, Wedding Protectors, Inc., promises happily ever afters. Guaranteed. Whatever it takes. But always-prepared Katie? She’s steering clear of her own HEA. Years of dating older, wealthy, alpha businessmen who treat her like an ornament has left a bad taste in her mouth. And some bruises on her ego.  Love is her job. Not her destiny. So when she falls for silver fox and self-made millionaire Patrick Cooper, she breaks a rule so taboo, it doesn’t technically exist: Never fall for the bride’s father. Enter Patrick, a widowed art dealer with salt-and-pepper charm. He can't resist trying to share an Uber with the captivating, enticingly stubborn blonde. Their encounter? Classic enemies-to-lovers. Sparks fly, but not the good kind... at first. Starting off on the wrong foot left a terrible impression, but when a series of coincidences pushes them together, the more time they spend with each other, the more the lines blur.  Chance favors the risk-takers, so when he takes a leap of faith and gets a passionate kiss that rocks his world, Katie opens closed doors in his heart. Can he really have a new soulmate —  Or is this just a May-December fling? — Welcome to the Whatever It Takes series, where every book is a complete HEA and a standalone within the same world, with one couple per book: Every bride needs something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue -   But you know what brides don't need? Complications. Welcome to Wedding Protectors, Inc. Have a spritzer or a latte or some lovely Zen tea and sink into a comfortable chair in our sunlit offices as we listen to your wedding problem – and form the perfect solution to every possible contingency.  We plan for everything. Except our own love lives. But that's not your problem. ;) Book 1: Never Plan a Billionaire’s Wedding Book 2: Never Fall for the Bride’s Father


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Just an Ordinary Family

Just an Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe

Liane Moriarty meets Jodi Picoult in this tensely negotiated story of family ties, betrayal and sacrifice. Every family has its secrets... Alice Hunter is smarting from the raw deal life has thrown her way: suddenly single, jobless and forced to move home to her parents' tiny seaside town. And now she faces an uncomfortable truth. She wants her twin sister Libby's enviable life. Libby's closest friend Jess Dekic has been around the Hunter family for so long she might as well be blood. She's always considered herself a sister closer to Libby than Alice ever could be... Libby Hunter has all of life's boxes ticked: prominent small-town doctor, gorgeous husband and two young daughters. But when she is betrayed by those she loves most, it reveals how tenuous her world is... For Karen Hunter, her children are a double-edged sword of pain and pride. She's always tried to guide her girls through life's pitfalls, but how do you protect your children when they're adults? As the family implodes, the fallout for these four women will be inescapable... Bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe wields a deft hand, creating utterly addictive storytelling that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is. PRAISE: 'Fiona's insight into the fickle nature of life, the way relationships evolve, what a tough gig parenting can be and how best intentions can so easily come undone makes it simple to identify with her characters and lends an authentic resonance to this roller-coaster story.' - Australian Country 'Fiona Lowe weaves an extraordinary story of loss, love, and forgiveness.' - GLAM Adelaide 'If you loved Big Little Lies, you'll want to devour Fiona Lowe's Just an Ordinary Family next.' - Mamamia 'Drama, upheaval and family secrets feature in the latest novel by Fiona Lowe, the undisputed queen of Australian small-town fiction...a moving character-driven tale that steadily draws you into itsthrall.' -Canberra Weekly


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Dune The First Dune Novel by Frank Herbert

The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then Paul succeeds his father, and he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force ... DUNE: one of the most brilliant science fiction novels ever written, as engrossing and heart-rending today as it was when it was first published half a century ago. Joint winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1966 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1965


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Petteril's Thief

Petteril's Thief by Mary Lancaster

A missing family heirloom – and one of the family stole it. In the spring of 1812, Piers Withan is dragged from his beloved Oxford to be the new Viscount Petteril. Burdened by responsibilities he doesn't want and the remnants of a family who don't want him, he is saved from an irredeemable mistake by Ape, the small thief burgling his house. When the family heirloom known as the Petteril Necklace is found to be missing, Piers seeks out his burglar to get it back. However, their search leads them to Piers's own family – entitled, resentful and largely indebted. Only, which one of them is the thief? As he uncovers the truth, Piers begins to find his feet and his old joy in life, not least in his burgeoning friendship with Ape, whose past is a mystery of its own.


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The Seven

The Seven by Chris Hammer

The latest stunning thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands and The Tilt . Yuwonderie's seven founding families have lorded it over their district for a century, growing ever more rich and powerful.  But now—in startling circumstances—one of their own is found dead in a ditch and homicide detectives Ivan Lucic and Nell Buchanan are sent to investigate. Could the murder be connected to the execution of the victim's friend thirty years ago—another member of The Seven—or even to the long-forgotten story of a servant girl on the brink of the Great War? What are the secrets The Seven are so desperate to keep hidden? With the killer still on the loose and events spiralling out of control, the closer Ivan and Nell get to discovering the truth, the more dangerous their investigation becomes. Can they crack the case before more people die? The Seven is a compelling thriller filled with intrigue, emotional depth and an evocative sense of place—where nothing is ever quite what it seems. Chris Hammer, the acclaimed and bestselling author of the international bestsellers Scrublands , Treasure & Dirt and The Tilt, can take his place among the world's finest crime writers. Praise for Chris Hammer: 'Hammer has confirmed and underlined his reputation as numbering among the very best novelists in detective fiction.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Chris Hammer at the height of his powers absolutely not to be missed!' Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town on The Tilt 'A darkly simmering mystery, gorgeously told Utterly brilliant.' Dervla McTiernan, author of The Ruin and The Murder Rule 'It would be unfair to say Chris Hammer is at the top of the crime writing game. Chris Hammer IS the game. Full Tilt may be a better title, given the speed with which readers will devour Chris Hammer's exceptional novel.' Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone 'Like everything Chris Hammer writes, The Tilt is a rich, complex thriller, packed with detail and intrigue. There's a reason why this guy is on my auto-read list!' Christian White, author of The Nowhere Child 'Chris Hammer is a great writer a leader in Australian noir.' Michael Connelly 'If you haven't read Hammer before, this is the perfect time to experience one of the best writers Australia has to offer. Rife with intrigue, murder, and small-town secrets, Treasure and Dirt is a spectacular thriller that delivers some unforgettable characters with twists and turns you won't see coming. Hammer has raised the bar for Australian crime, and this is a must-read.' Better Reading 'Chris Hammer has excelled himself with Trust a thriller strong on character development, social insights, ethical issues and dramatic action.' Weekend Australian 'The best Australian crime novel since Peter Temple's The Broken Shore .' The Times on Silver 'Shimmers with heat from the sun and from the passions that drive a tortured tale of blood and loss.' Val McDermid on Scrublands


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Baby, One More Time

Baby, One More Time A BRAND NEW laugh-out-loud, second chance romantic comedy from Camilla Isley for 2024 by Camilla Isley

The gorgeously funny new enemies-to-lovers, second-chance rom com from Camilla Isley. Perfect for fans of Sarah Adams, Lynn Painter and Jo Watson. Driven and smart, Marissa Mayer has worked her way to COO at a major Fintech startup as well as launching her own successful app on the side. Now what she wants more than anything is a baby. And having given up on love after her heart was broken by the boy next door, she’s prepared to do it alone. Recently returning to New York from LA, Dr John Raikes is an expert in his field of neonatal medicine. But when John introduces himself as Marissa’s doctor, sparks fly, and not in a good way. Because Dr John Raikes is no stranger: he’s her teenage sweetheart all grown up. Marissa knows she should keep John at arm’s length, lest she have her heart broken again... But there’s something about a man in a white coat. And with John determined to show Marissa he’s changed, can she keep saying no when her heart is saying yes?


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House 23

House 23 A Thriller by Eli Yance

A psychological thriller that pits a community against a man, and that man against himself. Joseph Lee lost his wife, the love of his life. She was slain in their home, right under his nose. As if the grief weren’t enough, Lee was also blamed for her murder. At the end of the day, the detectives didn’t have any proof that Lee was the murderer, but that didn’t stop the community from shunning him or his friends and family from cutting him out of their lives. They didn’t need proof, they said. Left to stew in his own self-loathing, a miserable existence of solitude and narcotics, Lee is alone with his regrets and his remorse. But his life is about to change—there is hope yet for this hopeless man. A beautiful woman who looks uncannily like his deceased wife moves into the vacant house across the road, sparking something in Joseph Lee that he thought was long dead. But after the light at the end of the tunnel, there is even more darkness for Lee. This beautiful lookalike, and the house she now calls home, are hiding terrible secrets that will unravel everything Lee thought he knew about himself, his neighbors, and his deceased wife.


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The Bride's Pink Shoes: a Second Chance Romance

The Bride's Pink Shoes: a Second Chance Romance by Jennifer Faye

A lost love comes back… Clara Harrington is secretly arranging the wedding of the year for Hollywood's latest sweetheart—an event that will make her the West Coast's most sought-after wedding planner. However, when she discovers the best man is her ex-fiancé, Andrew Cross, Clara is blindsided. Andrew is a changed man, intent on making amends. But will Clara risk her heart again when at long last her career is about to take off? Seabreeze Wedding Chapel series: Prequel - The Bride's Dream Wedding Book 1 - The Bride's Pink Shoes Book 2 - The Bride's Christmas Dress


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The Country Cooking of Italy

The Country Cooking of Italy by Colman Andrews

From the James Beard Award winners: Photos, stories, and over 200 simple Italian recipes rooted in fresh ingredients and rural traditions.   Following the success of their James Beard Foundation Best Cookbook of the Year, The Country Cooking of Ireland , Colman Andrews and Christopher Hirsheimer achieve the formidable feat of illuminating the world’s most beloved cuisine in an entirely new light. Drawing on more than forty years of experience traveling and eating in Italy, Andrews explores every region, from Piedmont to Puglia, and provides the fascinating origins of dishes both familiar and unexpected.   This gloriously photographed keepsake depicts an ingredient-focused culture deeply rooted in rural traditions, in which even the most sophisticated dishes derive from more basic fare. With 230 sumptuous recipes highlighting the abundant flavors of the land, all set against the backdrop of Andrews’ vivid storytelling and evocative images by Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, this book is sure to delight home chefs and lovers of Italian food alike.   A Foreword INDIES Award Winner in Cooking   “A record of how people in rural Italy actuall  eat.” — Eater   “A resource for any cook who adores their Italian meals.” — The Simply Luxurious Life


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Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight From the # 1 Sunday Times best-selling author of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

'One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade' TIME Never trust an assassin. Celaena's story continues in this second book in the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King's Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she goes to great lengths to hide her secret, her deadly charade becomes more difficult when she realises she is not the only one seeking justice. Her search for answers ensnares those closest to her, and no one is safe from suspicion - not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a princess with a rebel heart. Then, one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie ... and what she is willing to fight for. The second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series returns readers to a land destroyed by liars, where one woman's truth is the only thing that can save them all.


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Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire From the # 1 Sunday Times best-selling author of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

'One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade' TIME The heir of ash and fire bows to no one. A new threat rises in the third book in the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak, but now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth. That truth could change her life - and her future - forever. Meanwhile, monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena will need the strength not only to fight the evil that is about to be unleashed but also to harness her inner demons. If she is to win this battle, she must find the courage to face her destiny - and burn brighter than ever before. The third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series continues Celaena's epic journey from woman to warrior.


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Random in Death: An Eve Dallas thriller (In Death 58)

Random in Death: An Eve Dallas thriller (In Death 58) by J. D. Robb

It's the best night of her life. It's the last night of her life. Sixteen-year-old Jenna Harbough's parents had finally given in, and there she was, at a New York club with her best friends, watching the legendary band Avenue A, carrying her demo in hopes of slipping it to the guitarist, Jake Kincade. Then, from the stage, Jake catches her eye, and smiles. It's the best night of her life. It's the last night of her life. Minutes later, Jake's in the alley getting some fresh air, and the girl from the dance floor comes stumbling out, sick and confused and deathly pale. He tries to help, but it's no use. It's time to call Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Who could want this level-headed teen, passionate about her music, dead? Was she targeted or could she have been the victim of a random attack? And if she was, who's next.....?


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Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Romancing Mister Bridgerton Penelope & Colin's Story, The Inspiration for Bridgerton Season Three by Julia Quinn

A New York Times Bestseller The inspiration for season three of BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington in the fourth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family. COLIN AND PENELOPE’S STORY Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn’t know him at all. Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. When he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat— or his promise of a happy ending?


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Anna O

Anna O by Matthew Blake

*ANNA O – THE WORLD WILL KNOW HER NAME* _______________________________________________ **SELECTED AS THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH** **AN OBSERVER THRILLER OF THE MONTH** 'Reads like a dream but unsettles like a nightmare' A J FINN ‘A propulsive and inventive read’ GUARDIAN 'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit' THE TIMES 'Utterly addictive' LUCY CLARKE ‘Certain to be one of the year's best thrillers’ LEE CHILD 'Will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime' NITA PROSE 'Remarkable . . . it deserves to be a breakout bestseller’ DAILY MAIL 'The twist is one of the best I’ve read' DAVID BALDACCI ________________________________________________ ANNA O HASN’T OPENED HER EYES FOR FOUR YEARS Not since the night she was found in a deep sleep by the bodies of her best friends, suspected of a chilling double murder. For Doctor Benedict Prince, a forensic psychologist on London’s Harley Street, waking Anna O could be career-defining. As an expert in sleep, he knows all about the darkest chambers of the mind; the secrets that lie buried in the subconscious. As he begins Anna O’s treatment – studying his patient’s dreams, combing her memories, visiting the site where the horrors played out – he pulls on the thread of a much deeper, darker mystery. Awakening Anna O isn’t the end of the story, it’s just the beginning. About the author After discovering that the average person spends thirty-three years of their life asleep, MATTHEW BLAKE felt the pull of a story. He began extensive research into sleep-related crimes and into the mystery illness known as resignation syndrome, research that sparked a thrilling question: if someone commits murder while sleepwalking, are they innocent or guilty? And so his novel Anna O was born. Before writing fiction, Matthew worked as a researcher and speechwriter at the Palace of Westminster. He studied English at Durham University and Merton College, Oxford.


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The Paris Agent: Inspired by true events, a gripping tale of family secrets

The Paris Agent: Inspired by true events, a gripping tale of family secrets by Kelly Rimmer

'A masterpiece' SARAH JONES ' Another soon-to-be classic' Woman's Day 'Riveting and moving' The Australian Women's Weekly Twenty-five years after the end of the war, ageing British SOE operative Noah Ainsworth can't stop thinking about the secret agent who saved his life in occupied France. He never knew her real name, nor whether she survived the war. His daughter Charlotte begins a search for answers and discovers the story of Fleur and Chloe: two women called up by the SOE for deployment in France in 1943. But little do they know that they're at the mercy of a double agent within their ranks who is wreaking chaos. As Charlotte's search for answers continues, unsettling clues about the identity of the double agent come to light - and more shocking events are unearthed from the dangerous, dramatic last days of the war that lead to Chloe and Fleur's eventual fates. 'The author's research has captured the tension that those who lived through that time experienced at deep levels. Kelly Rimmer's scenes in both eras are fraught with anxiety, urging the reader to keep turning the page, anxious to learn about each character's experiences, right up to the very end' New York Journal of Books 'Emotionally compelling' Who Weekly ' A gripping page-turner inspired by a true story' New Idea 'Guaranteed to stay with you long after you have finished it' Canberra Weekly 'A beautifully written novel, a powerful story of hope, family, friendship and love amid great struggles and bravery' Good Reading 'A fast-paced tale of heroes, double agents and mystery' MICHELLE GABLE **Contains BONUS extract from Kelly Rimmer's bestselling novel The German Wife **


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Murder Before Dawn

Murder Before Dawn by Delta James

The only thing more exciting than a famous local author staying at the bed and breakfast is a real murder mystery. Mystery novelist and member of the Mystery Writer's Murder Club, Jessica Murdoch, heads off for a staycation at a bed and breakfast in her hometown of Badger's Drift, Maine for some rest and relaxation. When a murder takes place in her luxurious suite, she figures it's up to her to uncover the town's secrets and find the killer. Thorn Wilder, of the Major Crime Unit of the Maine State Police, is assigned to investigate the murder. Thorn, an astute and methodical investigator, is familiar with Jessica's work and quickly recognizes her as a potential asset in solving the case. Jessica finds herself irresistibly drawn to the enigmatic detective and becomes an unofficial consultant in the investigation. Join Jessica Murdoch, Tracer, her faithful basset hound, and Thorn Wilder as they unravel the dark mysteries that lurk beneath the surface of this small town, and discover the shocking truth that lies at the heart of it all. Murder Before Dawn is the first story in the Mystery, She Wrote series. Four mystery authors meet at a book conference and discover they all live in small towns in Maine. After a fabulous weekend together they decide to form the Mystery Writer's Murder Club. They meet monthly at a different house to check out cold cases in the area, write, and relax. They soon discover the only thing more exciting than a good murder mystery book is an actual murder mystery. If you like fast-paced mysteries with quirky characters, an inquisitive basset hound, and unexpected twists, you're going to love the Mystery, She Wrote series. One-Click Murder Before Dawn and get started on your next murder mystery adventure today!


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Herb & Spice Companion

Herb & Spice Companion The Complete Guide to Over 100 Herbs & Spices by Lindsay Herman

You can spice up your cooking when you learn how to grow, dry, store and use over 100 herbs and spices—from angelica to woodruff, allspice to vanilla. Herb and Spice Companion is your ultimate guide for using fresh and dried herbs and spices in the kitchen. Inside this handy book, get descriptions of more than 100 herbs and spices from around the world. Discover useful tips on storing and using spices to create innovative combinations of flavors. This is the essential guidebook to using herbs and spices to add flavor and depth in your cooking. From basil to beebalm, from lavender to lemon verbena, learn all of the interesting aspects of your herbs, including their rich history, how to grow, harvest, and dry them, and even their unique medicinal uses. This is a must-have for anyone’s cookbook library.


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My Path Leads to Tibet

My Path Leads to Tibet The Inspiring Story of the Blind Woman Who Brought Hope to the Children of Tibet by Sabriye Tenberken & Rosemary Mahoney

While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions—shunned by society, abandoned, and left to their own devices. Sabriye, who had lost her sight at the age of twelve as the result of a retinal disease, promised herself early on that she would never allow her blindness to turn her into an invalid. When she heard of a place where sightlessness was practically akin to leprosy, the decision was instant: she would go to Tibet to help these children.Armed with nothing but her conviction and determination, she single-handedly devised a Tibetan Braille alphabet and opened the first school for the blind in Tibet, with only a handful of students. From its modest beginnings, that school has grown into a full-fledged institution for visually impaired people of all ages. In this updated edition of My Path Leads to Tibet , Sabriye, shares the inspiring story of how she shone an unlikely light in a dark place.


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Women in the Middle Ages

Women in the Middle Ages The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies

An ambitious work that traces the stories and fates of women in Medieval Europe over the course of a millennium. “A wealth of solid information.” — The New York Times Medieval history is often written as a series of battles and territorial shifts. But the essential contributions of women during this period have been too often relegated to the dustbin of history. In  Women in the Middle Ages , Frances and Joseph Gies reclaim this lost history, in a lively historical survey that charts the evolution of women’s roles throughout the period, and profiles eight individual women in depth. We learn of Hildegarde of Bingen, an abbess who was a noted composer and founded two monasteries; of Eleanor de Montfort, a 13th-century Princess of Wales who was captured by Edward I and held as a political prisoner for three years; and women of somewhat more modest means, such as the spouse of an Italian merchant, and a peasant’s wife. Drawing upon their various stories, talented historians Frances and Joseph Gies—whose books were used by George R. R. Martin in his research for  Game of Thrones —offer a kaleidoscopic view of the lives of women throughout this tumultuous period. “[The Gieses] specialize in making the Middle Ages accessible to nonspecialists.” — The New Yorker


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Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass From the # 1 Sunday Times best-selling author of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

'One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade' TIME Enter the realm. Unleash the darkness. Live the legend. In a land without magic, an assassin is summoned to the castle. Celaena Sardothien has no love for the vicious king who rules from his throne of glass, but she has not come to kill him. She has come to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three murderers, thieves, and warriors in a deadly competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the King's Champion. But something rotten dwells in the castle – and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying mysteriously, one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival – and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world, and the people she has come to love. Thrilling and fierce, Throne of Glass is the first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that has captivated readers worldwide.


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Apples Never Fall

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES STARRING SAM NEILL AND ANNETTE BENING From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be an enviably contented family. Even after all these years, former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are still winning tournaments, and now that they've sold the family business they have all the time in the world to learn how to 'relax'. Their four adult children are busy living their own lives, and while it could be argued they never quite achieved their destinies, no-one ever says that out loud. But now Joy Delaney has disappeared and her children are re-examining their parents' marriage and their family history with fresh, frightened eyes. Is her disappearance related to their mysterious house guest from last year? Or were things never as rosy as they seemed in the Delaney household? SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022 Praise for Apples Never Fall 'I loved it. Apples Never Fall is an absolute page-turner with all the wit and nuance that has put Liane Moriarty head and shoulders above the crowd and shows once again why she leads the pack.' - Jane Harper 'Utterly and completely wonderful. I've loved all of Liane's books but Apples Never Fall is next-level writing: an intelligent, forensic portrait of a family' - Marian Keyes 'To say Moriarty nails the zeitgeist is an understatement. In fact, Apples Never Fall takes us right through to the COVID-19 pandemic . . . With her relatable characters, keen eye and complicated story structure, Moriarty has produced yet another great romp.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'Her novels, of course, are highly readable. But to categorise them as beach reads is to dismiss Liane's distinctiveness as a writer - the dark comedy, the razorblade observations, the ever-present sense of aspiration.' - Sun-Herald 'Clever, engaging and funny, Liane Moriarty's new novel, Apples Never Fall is a great read. A razor-sharp dissection of family dynamics over-laid with the mystery of an unexpected disappearance, it kept me captivated.' - Weekend Australian 'Nobody does it better' - Vogue 'Moriarty brings it all together with heartwarming insight and empathy and that wicked final barb.' - Adelaide Advertiser 'Settling in with a new Liane Moriarty novel is a bit like a catch-up with an old friend or binge-watching a favourite series. Time just flies and you can't help but crave more. Moriarty has an incredible talent for building complex, compelling tales loaded with spot-on human interaction, dark and light, as well as drama, suspense and insight. Apples Never Fall delivers again. This could well be her best effort yet. Brilliant.' - Herald Sun 'Moriarty tells a great story, understands her characters and cares about them, too.' - The Washington Post 'Magnificent, pyrotechnic, deliciously theatrical' - Guardian 'Moriarty has an eye for the telling details that rivals Anne Tyler's - and a knack for building suspense.' - People Magazine 'A witty tale of domestic suspense, and a satisfying, layered family drama where the tension comes from the treachery of memory, the specter of generational violence and the effects of decades' worth of unspoken resentments that have curdled over time. . . . Moriarty once again shows her mastery with the inner working of women.' - The New York Times Book Review 'Everything Liane Moriarty touches turns to gold . . . a throwback to her best-known - and most beloved - material: family secrets.' - Entertainment Weekly 'A tour-de-force of a novel; brilliantly plotted and superbly written . . . The tension builds to a conclusion alive with ingenious twists. Smart, sharp and utterly riveting' - Daily Mail


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The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club (The Thursday Murder Club 1) by Richard Osman

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES. ---------- 'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes 'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' Ian Rankin 'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late? The Times Crime Book of the Month Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers ---------- 'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid 'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena 'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' Steve Cavanagh 'Steeped in Agatha Christie joy' Araminta Hall 'Pure escapism' Guardian 'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard 'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' Daily Mail 'A witty and poignant tale' Daily Telegraph 'Funny and original' Sun


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Girl Abroad

Girl Abroad by Elle Kennedy

New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy brings her signature angst, drama, and humour to a new standalone romance. When nineteen-year-old Abbey Bly gets the opportunity to study abroad for a year in London, it's the perfect chance to finally slip out from under the thumb of her beloved but overbearing retired rock star father. She's ready to be free, to discover herself - but first off, to meet the girls she's rooming with. That is, until she arrives at her gorgeous new flat to discover those roommates are actually all boys. Charming, funny, insufferably attractive boys. And off-limits, with a rule against fraternizing between housemates after unwanted drama with the previous girl. Abbey has never considered herself a rulebreaker. But soon, she's lying to her father about her living situation and falling for not one, but two men she can't have: her rugby-player roommate and a broody musician with a girlfriend. Not to mention, her research for school has gotten her tangled in a deeply hidden scandal of a high nobility family, surrounding her in secrets on all sides. If there's any hope of Abbey finding love, answers, or a future in London, she'll have to decide which rules - and hearts - might be worth breaking . . . Praise for Elle Kennedy: 'Delicious, complicated and drama-filled . . . I read it in one sitting, and you will, too' L. J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author 'A deliciously sexy story with a wallop of emotions that sneaks up on you' Vi Keeland, No.1 New York Times bestselling author 'Elle Kennedy delivers another sexy and addictive read, and my latest personal favourite from her!' Tijan, New York Times bestselling author


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Essential Pepin Desserts

Essential Pepin Desserts 160 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food by Jacques Pépin

Pie or pastry, fruit or frozen, homey or haute cuisine—160 recipes for sweet treats from the legendary James Beard Award–winning chef.   For over four decades, French culinary master Jacques Pépin has been delighting taste buds and teaching home cooks how to dazzle their loved ones with classic and innovative recipes alike. Now collected together in one volume are Pépin’s best confections from his long and luminous career in cooking.   Essential Pépin Desserts is filled with unbelievable treats, from Fruit Desserts (such as Apple Fritters and Cold Peach Soup); to Puddings, Sweet Soufflés, and Crepes (including Chocolate Mousse and Baked Alaska); to Cakes, Cookies, and Candies (like Orange Tuiles and Candied Citrus Peels); to Tarts, Pies, and Pastries (with Tarte Tatin and Croquembouche); to Frozen Desserts (featuring Blood Orange Sorbet and French Vanilla Ice Cream). Sprinkled with Pépin’s time-honored tips on how to master each technique, this is the dessert cookbook every baking aficionado needs in his or her collection.


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Killing Booth

Killing Booth by Lani Lynn Vale

Every single thing you want is going to require you to be uncomfortable. Those words had been shared with her by the one man she didn’t think she could take a chance on. She just didn’t know that he was right, or that he was going to be the one making her uncomfortable. Nash Wilder Christopherson was the world’s golden boy. For fifteen years, she watched Nash race from the safety of her phone. Every single race, PR event, ESPN interview—she was there for it. He was the one thing that kept her sane while having to live the life her father forced her to. That was all he’d ever be to her, though. A face on the other side of the screen. Until he showed up at her apartment complex, carried her sister down hundreds and hundreds of stairs during a fire, and changed her opinion of him. Nash Christopherson was Mean. With a capital M. And he couldn’t stand her. *** He thought he had everything under control. Then he met her. Nash knew from the moment he saw Zip waiting in her apartment, looking panicked, that she was going to damage him. She was going to pull him in, chew him up, and spit him out. What he didn’t know was just how much damage he could take. Nearly a year passed as he tried and failed to stay away. A full year of her smiles, her playful jabs, her teasing, her eyes on him. Then he got news that changed his life, and she finally took matters into her own hands, forcing herself into his life and pretty much giving him everything he ever wanted. Everything was great, until it wasn’t. Life smacked him hard, and when the dust settled, she was gone. The only sign that she was ever there was the cracked and bleeding heart, half beating inside his chest, that yearned to hold her one more time.


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You Need to Know

You Need to Know by Nicola Moriarty

From the bestselling author of The Ex and Those Other Women comes a thrilling family drama about the secrets we keep, the lies we tell and the truths that won't stay hidden. Everybody's hiding something ... Jill, her three sons, their wives and children are driving in convoy on Christmas Eve. But something sinister is simmering behind their happy smiles. Mimi is struggling with her new twins, but at least a glass of wine smooths out life's jagged edges. Andrea's starting to wonder if her marriage is as happy as she'd thought. Darren is reeling from a surprise request and teenager Callie has become increasingly withdrawn. On the way to their holiday house, a terrifying car accident devastates them all. But someone unexpected was in one of the cars. No one is searching for them. And their time is running out. You Need to Know is a dark domestic drama about family secrets and lies, fractured relationships, tragic mistakes and the ultimate betrayal. 'Nicola Moriarty has a gift for domestic drama, cracking pace, and skilful narrative timing' Kerryn Goldworthy, Sydney Morning Herald 'Dark, twisty and utterly enthralling, You Need to Know is a gripping domestic thriller [and] yet another unputdownable read from the very talented Nicola Moriarty.' Better Reading 'Moriarty has delivered another gripping domestic drama about secrets, lies and fractured families. She builds the tension so expertly, with twists and turns leading towards one cracking end, that you may well need to see a chiropractor afterwards.' The Australian 'A tense, well-crafted storyline, interesting, multifaceted characters, and a sensational climax' Book'd Out


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None of This is True

None of This is True The new addictive psychological thriller from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Buy now and prepare to be hooked from the Number One bestselling thriller author . . . * AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * * OVER 6,000 FIVE STAR REVIEWS * * AUDIBLE NO.1 SIX WEEKS IN A ROW * 'Gloriously dark' Lucy Foley ' A moody, slippery novel ' Gillian McAllister 'One hundred percent brilliant' Clare Mackintosh 'Shocking and creepy and glorious' Nicola Walker ' Utterly addictive' Claire Douglas ___________ Celebrating her 45th birthday at her local pub, podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie is also celebrating her 45th. A few days later, they bump into each other again, this time outside Alix's children's school. Josie says she thinks she would be an interesting subject for Alix's podcast. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life. Alix agrees to a trial interview and indeed, Josie's life appears to be strange and complicated. Alix finds her unsettling but can't quite resist the temptation to keep digging. Slowly Alix starts to realise that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it Josie has cajoled her way into Alix's life - and into her home. Soon Alix begins to wonder who is Josie Fair really? And what has she done? * The Hi! I'm Your Birthday Twin podcast has been bought to life! Listen to all 4 episodes and find out more at penguin.co.uk/BirthdayTwin * ___________ Readers can't get enough of None of This is True . . . ***** ' Lisa Jewell is BACK with a banger baby!!! and this might just be my favourite of hers yet.' ***** ' I'm speechless after reading this bone chilling , dark , twisty , mind bending thriller' ***** ' Did it deliver??? OMG !!! wait until you read this!!!' ***** 'OMG!!!!!! Dare I say this may just be Lisa Jewells best book yet!?' ***** 'What in the actual hell did I just read???? Bingeable, unreliable, unhinged in the best way, and well developed!' ___________ More love for None of This is True . . . ' You will ignore everyone and everything until you’ve finished it' India Knight ‘A tense, superbly crafted exploration of obsession .’ Steve Cavanagh 'Left me reeling' Adele Parks 'Really dark and twisty' Graham Norton ' MAGNIFICENT' Marian Keyes 'So suspenseful, so smart, so insightful. ' Katherine Heiny ' A pitch-black fever dream of a novel' Ruth Ware 'Have never read a book so fast!' Hayley Morris ' A sleek, playful, mesmerising read' Louise Candlish 'Twisty twisty twisty' Emily Henry 'You're in for a treat' Jojo Moyes 'Rollercoaster of a read' Jane Fallon 'I inhaled it!' Harriet Tyce 'Lisa Jewell [has] confirmed her status as a powerhouse of psychological thrillers' Sunday Express 'The most gripping thriller I read this year' Daily Express


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House of Earth and Blood

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James - Telegraph Perfect for fans of Jessica Jones and True Blood, this is a blockbuster modern fantasy set in a divided world where one woman must uncover the truth to seek her revenge. Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion – also known as Crescent City – has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down. Two years later, Bryce still haunts the city's most notorious nightclubs – but seeking only oblivion now. Then the murderer attacks again. And when an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to watch her every footstep, Bryce knows she can't forget any longer. As Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery, and their own dark pasts, the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the deepest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir ... With unforgettable characters and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom – and the power of love.


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To Sir Phillip, With Love

To Sir Phillip, With Love Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

ELOISE’S STORY Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he’d proposed, figuring that she’d be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn’t. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn’t marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn’t. Her perfect husband wouldn’t be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn’t help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her?


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Tipping Point

Tipping Point The thrilling new action packed crime novel from the award winning author of THE TORRENT and TAKEN, for fans of Patricia Wolf and Jane Harper by Dinuka McKenzie

A suicide. A shooting. And a reckoning, decades in the making. The must-read new Detective Kate Miles novel from 'a born storyteller' (Michael Robotham). Weeks from Christmas in the sweltering heat of summer, Detective Kate Miles' estranged brother, Luke Grayling, returns home to Esserton to farewell a childhood friend - Ant Reed, dead by suicide. Within days of the funeral, another young man, Marcus Rowntree, is found shot dead in the back paddock of his property. Almost twenty years ago, Luke, Ant and Marcus were best mates in high school and now two of the three friends are dead. A tragic coincidence? Or is there something more sinister connecting the three men? When Luke is identified as a person of interest in Marcus's death, Kate once again finds herself in the middle of a media storm, sidelined from the case and battling accusations of conflict of interest. As press attention deepens, and uncomfortable truths about Luke's personal life and past events come to light, Kate is forced to contend between loyalty to the police force, and the bonds of friendship and blood. Praise for Dinuka McKenzie: 'How lucky are we to have Dinuka McKenzie?' Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town 'Dinuka McKenzie has talent to burn' Dervla McTiernan, author of The Murder Rule


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SEAL's Honor

SEAL's Honor by Makenna Jameison

He'll fight all her battles and stop at nothing to make her his… Navy SEAL Jackson "K-Bar" Clinefield is strong, silent, and lethal. He's not interested in the flirtatious women always hanging around his teammates, but when he meets his buddy's beautiful yet reserved neighbor, he can't deny their instant attraction—even if he suspects she's hiding something from him. Taryn Miller is on the run. Her abusive ex-husband has tracked her across the United States, and she's finally settled into a new life—and new name—in San Diego. When trouble catches up to her, leaving her bruised and badly shaken, Jackson is the one who rushes to her side. The massive and muscular Navy SEAL should terrify her, but he's gentler than any man she's ever known, and she feels nothing but safe and protected in his arms. Discovering someone laid a hand on the innocent Taryn makes Jackson see red. He'll stop at nothing to track down her abusive ex and won't rest until the gorgeous brunette is safe in his arms and sleeping in his bed—forever. SEAL'S HONOR, a standalone novel, is book three in the addictive Alpha SEALs Coronado series.


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It Ends With Us

It Ends With Us The emotional #1 Sunday Times bestseller by Colleen Hoover

Don't miss  IT STARTS WITH US , the sequel to  IT ENDS WITH US . Available now...  THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY GLOBAL BESTSELLER. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE.  Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price. 


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It Starts with Us

It Starts with Us the highly anticipated sequel to IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

Before  It Ends with Us , it started with Atlas. Multi-million copy bestselling author Colleen Hoover tells fan favourite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the #1 Sunday  Times  bestseller  It Ends with Us Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, have just settled into a civil co-parenting rhythm when she suddenly bumps into her first love, Atlas, again. After nearly two years separated, she is elated that for once, time is on their side, and she immediately says yes when Atlas asks her on a date. But her excitement is quickly hampered by the knowledge that, though they are no longer married, Ryle is still very much a part of her life—and Atlas Corrigan is the one man he will hate being in his ex-wife and daughter’s life. Switching between the perspectives of Lily and Atlas,  It Starts with Us  picks up right where the epilogue for the bestselling phenomenon  It Ends with Us  left off.  Experience the romantic and satisfying conclusion to Colleen Hoover's powerful global bestselling novel,  It Ends with Us.  


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The Sea Captain's Wife

The Sea Captain's Wife by Jackie French

From bestselling author Jackie French comes a compelling story of murder, mystery, and mutiny on the high seas - and a love so intense it can overcome two different cultures. You never know what the sea will give you ... or what it will take back. When Mair McCrae follows her island tradition and hunts for a husband cast up on the beach, she has no notion that the naked, half-drowned man she rescues is not just Captain Michael Dawson, heir to a major shipping firm, but that he's obsessed by a 'ghost ship' carrying golden cargo. On Big Henry Island women make the decisions and knit the patterns that mark a man as their own. But Big Henry is also a volcano, and threatening to erupt. Yet when Mair agrees to accompany Michael home, she finds that the Australian comfort he promised has a danger just as real: a social system that tries to keep women confined to small roles at the edges of men's lives. And as Michael hunts for the 'Ghost' in his revolutionary new steamship, a string of mysterious deaths upends Mair's new life in Sydney. Who is the murderer, and why is Mair the only one who realises what is happening? PRAISE FOR BECOMING MRS MULBERRY '... a captivating story of personal growth, of generosity in its true sense and ultimately one of courage and hope. Not to be missed.' DARRY FRASER, AUTHOR OF THE FORTHRIGHT WOMAN 'A captivating masterpiece - insightful, humorous and heart wrenching. A total delight.' TEA COOPER, AUTHOR OF THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR


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Matilda's Wish

Matilda's Wish by Beth Prentice

The irresistible heart-warming novel from USA Today Best-selling author Beth Prentice Keep your wishes close . . . and your secrets even closer. Tilly Lockhart is out of luck, out of money and up to her eyeballs in debt. But just when she thought that fate had it in for her, she inherits a farm from her great aunt Matilda—a woman she never knew existed. The only catch? She must spend one year on her aunt's farm Dun Roamin' before she can sell up and save her flailing business. Faced with two thousand acres of land and a menagerie of neurotic animals, this city slicker must enlist the help of the farm's sexy co-owner Noah in order to survive this new life and uncover why her aunt left it all to her. But just when her heart is opening to small-town life, an unexpected fire uncovers Dun Roamin's deadly mystery. As threads of past sins unravel, secrets are revealed, danger builds, and threats for Tilly to leave things alone and go home grow more deadly with every passing day. With her newfound friends by her side, can Tilly learn the truth that great aunt Matilda was hiding? Can she find inner strength to protect what she's grown to love? Or will she lose everything, including her life?   If you like lovable characters and heart-warming romance with a dollop of mystery, then you'll love Matilda's Wish.


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Empire of the Vampire

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

'This book is bloody brilliant' V.E. Schwab ‘A ripping read’ Joe Abercrombie The SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller from the award-winning author of the Nevernight Chronicle It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. Ever since, vampires have waged war against humanity building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Gabriel de León, half man, half monster, and last remaining silversaint – a sworn brother of the holy Silver Order dedicated to defending the realm from the creatures of the night – is all that stands between the world and its end. Imprisoned by the very monsters he has vowed to destroy Gabriel is forced to tell his story – a story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the War of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope: The Holy Grail. Featuring the darkly beautiful illustrations of Bon Orthwick (@monolimeart) Reviews ‘A gothic bloodbath that will leave any reader breathless. The story is a vast apocalyptic canvass, reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE or even Stephen King’s THE STAND, yet Kristoff’s work stands on its own ruthless merit as the opening gambit of a richer tale yet to unfold. I can’t wait to return again to this rich, lush, and bloody world. Until then, read this book now!’ — James Rollins, No.1 NEW YORK TIMES author of THE LAST ODYSSEY and THE STARLESS CROWN ‘A wonderfully crafted tale, the pieces as meticulously interlocked as fine woodwork. A chilling new take on vampire lore and those who must battle that darkness. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE looks fearlessly at how ruthless Good must become when confronted with unrelenting Evil’ — Robin Hobb, SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author 'Brilliant and unputdownable, with tenderness and light bound into the bitter dark of a grim and fascinating world' — Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of STRANGE THE DREAMER 'This book is bloody brilliant' — V.E Schwab, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE Praise for The Nevernight Chronicle: ‘If you love Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin, you will adore NEVERNIGHT’ — STARBURST ‘With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying’ — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ‘Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence . . . something special’ — SCIFI NOW About the author Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files, and The Nevernight Chronicle. He is a winner of five Aurealis Awards, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books lists and published in over thirty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. Jay is 6’7’’ and has approximately 11,935 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.


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Where the Sun Shines Out

Where the Sun Shines Out A Novel by Catalano, Kevin

A raw, unflinching literary debut for fans of Dennis Lehane and Tom Franklin examining the aftershocks of survival, and the price of salvation. In the blue-collar town of Chittenango, New York, two young boys are abducted from a local festival and taken to a cabin in the woods. One is kept; one is killed. When they are next seen, ten-year-old Dean has escaped by swimming across Oneida Lake holding his brother's dead body. As the years pass, the people of Chittenango struggle to cope with the collateral damage of this unspeakable act of violence, reverberations that disrupt the community and echo far beyond. With nothing holding it together, Dean's family disintegrates under the twin weights of guilt and grief, and the unspoken acknowledgment that the wrong child survived. At the center of it all, Dean himself must find a place in a future that never should have been his. In a sweeping narrative spanning decades and told from alternating points of view, Where the Sun Shines Out tells the story of a town and the inevitable trauma we inflict upon each other when we're trying our best. Exploring the bonds, and breakdowns, of families, Kevin Catalano's fearless debut reminds us that although the path to redemption is pockmarked, twisted, and often hidden from view, somehow the sun makes it through.


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Magic Caged: Reverse Harem Shifter Paranormal Romance

Magic Caged: Reverse Harem Shifter Paranormal Romance by Charmaine Ross

Enjoy this steamy griffin shifter reverse harem paranormal romance series by best-selling author Charmaine Ross… A blind mage. An unknown land. Mates who can never bond. My lack of sight has made me invisible. I'm nothing. Unworthy. Until I'm thrust into the unknown land of Faerie and the arms of two powerful Griffon shifters. They say I'm their mate, but a missing bond brother and a frozen wasteland stand between us and our bond. I can't let them claim me. A woman who will never complete them. They think I'm one of the true Chosen. The key to saving Faerie and all who reside here, but I'm not who they think I am. If I had the grimoire inside me, surely I'd know? I'm not magical. I'm not a shifter. Their trust in me is misplaced. But as our enemy hunts us down they do the unthinkable and bond me to them. They see my soul and their greatest mistake. Magic Caged is the fourth book in this dystopian romance series. Although each novel is dedicated to its own pack, it's best to read this series in order. For fans of Evangeline Anderson, Emilia Emerson and Sam Hall, this is a HOT romantic story with a guaranteed happily ever after. It includes some strong language, dark magic and oh my, steam sexy times. Enjoy!


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A Gentleman in Pursuit of Truth

A Gentleman in Pursuit of Truth The Lord Julian Mysteries--Book Four by Grace Burrowes

A dogged investigation... Lord Julian Caldicott is summoned to the country home of a family friend to search for a prize foxhound who’s gone missing. The purloined canine turns out to be only the tail of a series of puzzles involving family secrets, slander, blackmail, and fraud. Matters grow more baffling when Julian is told to drop the investigation, though suspects abound, motives are multiplying, and a large sum of money has come into play. Hounded by lies... Julian survives an attempt on his life, and endures slights to his honor rather than give up on his objective. Before the truth is revealed–and the hound brought safely home–he will have to choose between protecting his only surviving brother from ruin, or allowing a scoundrel to get away with the next thing to murder.


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Sea Glass Summer

Sea Glass Summer by Rachel Hanna

At 40, Tara Lawson's world falls apart. A painful divorce and the loss of her job as a journalist leave her reeling. But it's the news of her beloved grandmother's passing that draws her back to her childhood home in Seagrove, South Carolina, to settle the estate. In the midst of her grief, Tara unexpectedly reconnects with Noah, her childhood best friend. Now a successful sea glass artist, Noah's steadfast presence becomes a comforting anchor. Together, they revive their old tradition of hunting for sea glass, a simple joy that begins to heal Tara's emotional wounds. As the summer unfolds, their bond deepens, and a profound love blossoms. The peaceful beach town, the shared silence and laughter, and the beauty of sea glass all play a part in Tara's healing process. But as the season draws to a close, Tara is faced with a decision that threatens to unravel everything she's rebuilt. Torn between two paths, she must choose what she truly wants.


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A Little Tempting

A Little Tempting by Kelsie Rae

Dylan Thorne. Wallflower. Girl next door. Best friend’s little sister. All right,  best friend  might be a bit of a stretch, but Griffin’s my roommate, the captain for LAU’s hockey team, and a pretty decent guy. His right hand man, however, hates me. Then again, I have a feeling we’re both interested in the same girl, so I guess I can’t blame him. I'd almost feel bad for being interested in Dylan and stepping on Everett's toes if he didn't have a leg up in the situation, already. Everett’s been a family friend of Dylan’s for her entire life, and I’m an outsider. I’m also too much of a jerk to back off after Dylan gives me a taste of her innocence. So. Damn. Sweet. Besides, she’s cute when she blushes, and I’ve never been afraid to go after what I want, even if it means putting my future on the line. And now, I want her.


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First Lie Wins


You meet a stranger at a party. She looks like you, sounds like you. Even has your name... THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, JANUARY 2024 'This has everything you could want in a thriller... I did NOT expect that ending' REESE WITHERSPOON 'Twisty and exhilarating' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Riveting!' LUCY FOLEY 'The best cat and mouse suspense I've read' LISA GARDNER 'Unexpected and pacy' HARRIET TYCE 'An absolute CRACKER of a book' RACHEL ABBOTT * SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH, JANUARY 2024 * * REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK, JANUARY 2024 * * SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES * __________________ Everything she is about to tell them is a lie... Evie Porter has everything a girl could want: a doting boyfriend, a house with a picket fence, a fun group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn't exist. First comes the identity. Once she's given a name and location by her employer, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job. For Evie, this job feels different. Ryan has gotten under her skin and she's started to picture another kind of life for herself - one where her boss doesn't pull the strings. But Evie can't make any mistakes. Because the one thing she's worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back to - her real identity - just walked right into this town. A woman, who looks just like her, has stolen her name - and she wants more. As Evie's past begins to catch up with her, can she stay one step ahead to save her future? ________________ 'I devoured it. Absolutely brilliant' HEIDI PERKS 'Strikingly ingenious' DAILY MAIL 'Twisty and fast-paced' OBSERVER 'A clever, high-stakes now-you-see-me-now-you-don't thriller' A J FINN 'Mind-blowingly brilliant' SUN 'Brilliant. I read it in one sitting. If you love twisty thrillers, this one is for you' SARAH MORGAN 'Twisty and suspenseful. K ept me on my toes right up to the end' DIANE CHAMBERLAIN 'The kind of jaw-droppingly twisty read you stay up all night for' I NEWS 'An outstanding psychological thriller... this could well be the best read of 2024' SHOTs magazine Real readers are GRIPPED : 'This book consumed a whole 24 hours of my life' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Heartpounding . . . Definitely one of the best books this year' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Suspense fans rejoice - this is phenomenal' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'OMG, I was immediately sucked in' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Absolute perfection' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'A thrill ride from start to finish' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Kept me guessing until the end' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Twisty and engaging' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Had me on the edge of my seat' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


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Where You Fear (A Kelly Cruz Mystery—Book Five)

Where You Fear (A Kelly Cruz Mystery—Book Five) by Rylie Dark

Bounty hunter Kelly Cruz, with her dark past, is as tough as they come, working solo, given her aversion towards authority, living in a bad neighborhood with her rescue pitbull and refusing to take a fee. After years of searching, Kelly finally has a lead on the most important case of her life: her long-missing sister.   And in this non-stop action thriller, she will stop at nothing, break any and every rule, until she finds her and gets her back alive….   “A brilliant book. I couldn’t put it down and I never guessed who the murderer was!” —Reader review for Only Murder ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   WHERE YOU FEAR is book #5 in a new series by #1 bestselling and critically acclaimed mystery and suspense author Rylie Dark, whose books have received over 2,000 five-star reviews and ratings.   A cat-and-mouse thriller with harrowing twists and turns and filled with heart-pounding suspense, the Kelly Cruz mystery series offers a fresh twist on the genre as it introduces two brilliant protagonists who will make you fall in love and keep you turning pages late into the night.   Future books in the series are also available.   “I loved this thriller, read it in one sitting. Lots of twists and turns and I didn’t guess the culprit at all… Already pre-ordered the second!” —Reader review for Only Murder ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “This book takes off with a bang… An excellent read, and I'm looking forward to the next book!” —Reader review for SEE HER RUN ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “Fantastic book! It was hard to put down. I can’t wait to see what happens next!” —Reader review for SEE HER RUN ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “The twists and turns kept coming. Can't wait to read the next book!” —Reader review for SEE HER RUN ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “A must-read if you enjoy action-packed stories with good plots!” —Reader review for SEE HER RUN ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “I really like this author and this series starts with a bang. It will keep you turning the pages till the end of the book and wanting more.” —Reader review for SEE HER RUN ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “I can't say enough about this author! How about ‘out of this world’! This author is going to go far!” —Reader review for ONLY MURDER ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “I really enjoyed this book… The characters were alive, and the twists and turns were great. It will keep you reading till the end and leave you wanting more.” —Reader review for NO WAY OUT ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “This is an author that I highly recommend. Her books will have you begging for more.” —Reader review for NO WAY OUT ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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Darling Girls

Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

It's not just secrets buried at Wild Meadows. For as long as they can remember, Jessica, Norah and Alicia have been told how lucky they are. Rescued from family tragedies and raised by a loving foster mother on an idyllic farming estate, they were given an elusive second chance of a happy family life. But their childhood wasn't the fairy tale everyone thinks it was. And when a body is discovered under the home they grew up in, the foster sisters find themselves thrust into the spotlight as key witnesses. Or are they prime suspects? A thrilling page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth of sisterhood, secrets, love and murder. Praise for Darling Girls 'Sally Hepworth's Darling Girls is the kind of story that grabs you hard and doesn't let go. Easily one of the best books I've read all year. An absolute page-turner from first word to last, and a story told with wit and compassion. It's got HUGE HIT written all over it, and I'm going to be pressing it into the hands of everyone I know. A superb and haunting mystery. ' Jane Harper


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Into the Flames

Into the Flames by Jessica Ames

Enjoy this dark motorcycle club romance from USA Today Bestselling romance author Jessica Ames...   GENEVIEVE I've never played by the rules. Women don't run gangs, yet I'm the leader of the biggest one in Liverpool. No one knows I've stepped into my father's shoes and that I'm making changes. Taking on the Royal Bastards MC is not a good idea, but I want the wealth and power they have. I want my family's legacy to live on long after I'm gone. Doing that means making difficult decisions. I didn't expect the Royal Bastards to retaliate so savagely. Now, I'm prisoner of their President, a man who goes by the name of Mouth. He's dangerous, vicious and he wants to make my father pay for crimes I've committed. Can I survive his wrath? MOUTH This prissy woman is a thorn in my side, but she's the only way to exact my revenge. Crossing the Bastards is an instant death sentence, and when I'm done with Genevieve, her father is going to beg for mercy I won't deliver. I'm not someone to cross without retribution and mine will be swift. I will destroy The Dockland Gang and every person associated with them, including Desmond's pretty little daughter. She's a doll I want play with and I will break her down piece by piece, because now that she's in my control I'm never letting her go. All books in this universe can be read as standalones, but are better enjoyed read in order. This is a dark romantic story with a guaranteed happily ever after. It does have some strong language, graphic violence and content that might be triggering.


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No Man's Bride

No Man's Bride by Shana Galen

She's an Outcast Who's Vowed Never to Marry Catherine Fullbright has sworn off marriage. Her abusive father has made her wary of men and long for independence, and she has a plan to escape her family home. Catie's younger sister is the apple of their father's eye and betrothed to a wealthy lord. But when a more advantageous suitor shows interest in Catie's sister, Catie finds herself standing at the altar with her sister's betrothed and no memory of how she came to be there. He's a Political Insider Who Needs the Perfect Wife Quint Childers, the fifth Earl of Valentine and heir to a marquessate, has a bright political future. He's well on his way to the role of prime minister. The one thing he lacks is the perfect wife—a faultless hostess with impeccable taste to shine on his arm. But when he wakes up naked in bed with Catherine Fullbright, his dreams are shattered. Catie is impulsive, argumentative, and wants nothing to do with him. But there's one thing Quint hates more than being tricked into marriage—scandal. He vows to win his wife's affections. The task won't be easy or without sacrifice, but the more he comes to know Catie, the more he wants her, no matter the cost.


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Where the Dead Go

Where the Dead Go by Sarah Bailey

Four years after the events of Into the Night , DS Gemma Woodstock is on the trail of a missing girl in a small coastal town. 'Every bit as addictive and suspenseful as The Dark Lake ... Sarah Bailey's writing is both keenly insightful and wholly engrossing, weaving intriguing and multi-layered plots combined with complicated and compelling characters.' The Booktopian A fifteen-year-old girl has gone missing after a party in the middle of the night. The following morning her boyfriend is found brutally murdered in his home. Was the girl responsible for the murder, or is she also a victim of the killer? But who would want two teenagers dead? The aftermath of a personal tragedy finds police detective Gemma Woodstock in the coastal town of Fairhaven with her son Ben in tow. She has begged to be part of a murder investigation so she can bury herself in work rather than taking the time to grieve and figure out how to handle the next stage of her life - she now has serious family responsibilities she can no longer avoid. But Gemma also has ghosts she must lay to rest. Gemma searches for answers, while navigating her son's grief and trying to overcome the hostility of her new colleagues. As the mystery deepens and old tensions and secrets come to light, Gemma is increasingly haunted by a similar missing persons case she worked on not long before. A case that ended in tragedy and made her question her instincts as a cop. Can she trust herself again? A riveting thriller by the author of the international bestseller The Dark Lake , winner of both the Ned Kelly Award and the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for a debut crime novel.


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It's Not You

It's Not You How to Identify and Heal from NARCISSISTIC People by Ramani Durvasula

‘A compassionate road map.’ - Jay Shetty REDISCOVER WHO YOU ARE AFTER YEARS OF INVALIDATION. Dealing with a narcissist is hard. One day their confidence and charisma pull you in, the next day they gaslight, wreck your self-confidence, and leave you wondering what you could have done differently. Clinical Psychologist and narcissism expert Dr Ramani is here to help. Drawing on more than 20 years of studying, teaching and helping people navigate the challenging landscape of narcissism, you’ll learn how to: Spot the tell-tale signs of a narcissistConfront toxic cyclesProtect your energyCreate realistic boundariesReclaim and embrace your true self Packed with expert tips and detailed advice, this book will equip you with the tools to stop blaming yourself, regain your power, heal, and take back your life.


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One True Loves

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu and Luke Bracey, a moving love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life. From the bestselling author of  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six . In her twenties, Emma marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.   Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.   That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and all these years he’s been trying to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants.   Who is her one true love? Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying. 'Earth-shaking romance … you will flip for this epic love story.'  Cosmopolitan


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The Stark Beauty of Last Things

The Stark Beauty of Last Things A Novel by Céline Keating

The Stark Beauty of Last Things is set in Montauk, the far reaches of the famed Hamptons, an area under looming threat from a warming climate and overdevelopment. Now outsider Clancy, a thirty-six-year-old claims adjuster scarred by his orphan childhood, has inherited an unexpected legacy: the power to decide the fate of Montauk’s last parcel of undeveloped land. Everyone in town has a stake in the outcome, among them Julienne, an environmentalist and painter fighting to save the landscape that inspires her art; Theresa, a bartender whose trailer park home is jeopardized by coastal erosion; and Molly and Billy, who are struggling to hold onto their property against pressure to sell. When a forest fire breaks out, Clancy comes under suspicion for arson, complicating his efforts to navigate competing agendas for the best uses of the land and to find the healing and home he has always longed for. Told from multiple points of view, The Stark Beauty of Last Things explores our connection to nature—and what we stand to lose when that connection is severed.


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Murder at an Irish Chipper

Murder at an Irish Chipper A completely unputdownable cosy crime novel by Carlene O'Connor

Out of the frying pan and into the fire… Gardas Siobhán and Macdara Flannery are off to the seaside for their honeymoon, happy to finally have time off from work and relax. Their itinerary includes a visit to a struggling fish and chip shop owned by the aptly named Mrs. Chipper. But when they arrive, a crowd is waiting in front of the closed shop. A local handyman unlocks the door, only to find the proprietor lying dead at the base of a ladder, its rungs coated in slippery fat. Clearly this was no accidental tragedy. Even as the local garda take over the murder investigation, Siobhán and Macdara can’t help but put their long-delayed honeymoon on hold – at least until they can find the elusive killer. But will they catch who did it before they strike again, or will the culprit slip through their net? An addictive cosy crime murder mystery, perfect for fans of Jean G. Goodhind, Dee MacDonald and Betty Rowlands.


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The Stepmother

The Stepmother A BRAND NEW completely addictive, page-turning psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Ex-Wife for 2024 by Sally Rigby & Amanda Ashby

BRAND NEW FROM SALLY RIGBY AND AMANDA ASHBY She’ll do anything to protect her family… From the moment I met Nathan, a widower with two small children, I knew I would do anything for him. Sam and Sienna were both desperate for a mother and I knew I was perfect for them. I would raise them as my own, love them like my own. I would die for them. So when a missing teenager is found lying on the side of the road, my first through is for my precious kids. Are they home? Are they safe? And then I discover something much worse. That the children I’ve raised could somehow be involved… But I made a promise that I would protect my family at all costs. Even if the consequences are deadly…. Praise for Sally Rigby and Amanda Ashby: 'Dark, gripping and with a smart twist, The Ex-Wife kept me turning the pages. I thought I'd managed to guess the ending, but for once was thrilled to be wrong' Bestselling author M A Hunter 'So many twists and turns, no way could I have predicted the ending. I can't recommend it enough, well worthy of 5-stars' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reader Review 'This is a real page turner of a book and you never know where the next page is going to take you!' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reader Review 'Loved this book. Twists and turns all the way and then an explosive ending!' ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reader Review