New Adult Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - February 2018
The following adult fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during February 2018. Clicking on the book title (red underlined) will bring up a popup window listing which libraries the book is available at. Simply scroll down this list to see if the title is currently available for loan at Stoneleigh or whether it has been borrowed by another library customer.
   
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 A good heart is hard to find

Trisha Ashley (2018)

 

Cassandra Leigh has woken as if from a bad dream: forty-four, childless and twenty-plus years into an affair with a married man. Max assures her they just need a little more patience and for his wife to die but Cass is desperate for a baby and running out of time. Maybe Max is not the only man for her? There's her friend Jason - though he's perhaps a little too rugged, and there's something strange about the way his wife disappeared. Or there's Dante, the mysterious stranger she meets on a dark night in his haunted manor house.

 

Book Details: PB/9781784160876/FIC/2018

[Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

   
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Hiding in plain sight

Susan Lewis (2018)

 

Andee Lawrence is in heaven. Well, the South of France to be exact. Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. Pottering around a small picturesque town on an early summer's day, she is at peace. But her world is about to be shattered. Remember me? Two words spoken by a woman from the back of a car that say so much yet reveal so little. As the car drives away Andee is left reeling, overwhelmed by shock, confusion, self-doubt and mounting trepidation. Almost 30 years ago, 14-year-old Penny had disappeared from her family's life, never to be heard from again. It is the missing child case that has haunted Andee her whole life; And now Penny - Andee's sister - is back. The question is: why?

 

Book Details: PB/9781784755607/THR/2018

[Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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Final girls

Riley Sager (2018)

 

Each girl survived an unthinkable horror. Now someone wants them dead. They were the victims of separate tragedies. Three strangers bound by similar traumas grouped together by the press. When something terrible happens to Lisa, put-together Quincy and volatile Sam finally meet. Each one influences the other. Each one has dark secrets. And as the bloodstained fingers of the past reach into the present, each one will never be the same.

 

Book Details: PB/9781785034046/THR/2018

[Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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A darker state

David Young (2018)

 

When the battered body of a teenage boy is found in a lake, Karin Müller, newly appointed Major of the People's Police, returns to lead the investigation. But in East Germany, her power only stretches so far. Searching for answers, Müller must work behind the backs of the Stasi if she wants to uncover the truth. And with the possibility of a broader conspiracy at large - one that affects even those closest to her - the stakes are higher than ever, and Müller quickly finds herself treading very thin ice.

 

Book Details: PB/9781785760709/THR/2018

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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The mermaid and Mrs Hancock, a history in three volumes

Imogen Hermes Gowar (2018)

 

One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock's marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on - and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost. What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?

 

Book Details: HB/9781911215721/HIS/2018

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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Want you gone

Christopher Brookmyre (2018)

 

Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, drawing her into a trap she may not escape alive. Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything. Thrown together by a mutual enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realise - and might be each other's only hope.

 

Book Details: PB/9780349141336/THR/2018

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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Dark in death

J.D. Robb (2018)

 

In death series There's always a reason for murder. But when a young actress is killed in a swift and violent attack at a cinema screening, that reason is hard to fathom - even for Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team. It's only when bestselling crime writer Blaine DeLano arrives at the precinct that the shocking truth is revealed. Someone is recreating the murder scenes from her latest series, book by book. With six more novels left in the series, Eve now knows how the killer will strike next. But why has DeLano been targeted? Could her abusive husband be involved? As fiction is transformed into bloody reality, Eve will need all her skill and experience to solve this unique case. Luckily for her, husband Roarke happens to be a fan of DeLano's work. And he's more than happy to work side by side with his brilliant wife - no matter how dark things become.

 

Book Details: HB/9780349417851/THR/2018

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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The gathering dark

James Oswald (2018)

 

A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle's toxic load. The consequences are devastating. DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss - and everyone involved seems to have something to hide. But as McLean struggles to uncover who caused the tragedy, a greater crisis develops: the new Chief Superintendent's son is missing, last seen in the area of the crash.

 

Book Details: HB/9780718183691/THR/2018

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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Fugitive pieces

Anne Michaels (2009)

 

Jakob Beer is seven years old when he is rescued from the muddy ruins of a buried village in Nazi-occupied Poland. Of his family, he is the only one who has survived. Under the guidance of the Greek geologist Athos, Jakob must steel himself to excavate the horrors of his own history.

 

Book Details: PB/9780747599258/FIC/2009

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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The Zanzibar wife

Deborah Rodriguez (2017)

 

Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, wind-swept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life. Rachel, an American war photographer, who is struggling to shed the trauma of her career. Now she is headed to Oman to cover quite a different story - for a glossy travel magazine. Ariana Khan, a bubbly English woman who has rashly volunteered as Rachel's 'fixer', a job she's never heard of in a country she knows nothing about. And Miza, a young woman living far from her beloved homeland of Zanzibar. As the second wife of Tariq, she remains a secret from his terrifying 'other' wife, Maryam. Until the day that Tariq fails to come home.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780751561487 /FIC/2017

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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Perfect death

Helen Fields (2018)

 

There's no easy way to die. Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible - engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it's too late. But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task. (A DI Callanach Thriller.)

 

Book Details: PB/9780008181611/THR/2018

 [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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The secret lives of the Amir sisters 

Nadiya Hussain (2018)

 

Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae, the four Amir sisters, are the only young Muslims in the quaint English village of Wyvernage. On the outside, despite not quite fitting in with their neighbours, the Amirs are happy. On the inside each sister is secretly struggling. Fatima is trying to find out who she really is - and finally pass her driving test. Farah is happy being a wife but longs to be a mother. Bubblee is determined to be an artist in London, away from family tradition, and Mae is coping with burgeoning Youtube stardom. Yet when family tragedy strikes, it brings them closer together and forces them learn more about life, love, faith and each other than they ever thought possible.

 

Book Details: PB/9780008192266/FIC/2018

  [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]

 

   
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All that she can see

Carrie Hope Fletcher (2018)

 

Cherry has a hidden talent. She can see things other people can't and she decided a long time ago to use this skill to help others. As far as the rest of the town is concerned she's simply the kind-hearted young woman who runs the local bakery, but in private she uses her gift to add something special to her cakes so that after just one mouthful the townspeople start to feel better about their lives. They don't know why they're drawn to Cherry's bakery - they just know that they're safe there and that's how Cherry likes it. She can help them in secret and no one will ever need to know the truth behind her gift. And then Chase turns up and threatens to undo all the good Cherry has done. 

 

Book Details: PB/9780751563207/FIC/2018

  [Book Selected By Surrey Library Services]