New Adult Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - Jul 2018
The following adult fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during July 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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The perfectly imperfect woman

Milly Johnson (2018)

 

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she 'meets' an old lady on a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change. Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she'd hoped - and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations. And when Marnie needs a refuge after a crisis, she ups sticks and heads for Wychwell - a temporary measure, so she thinks. But soon Marnie finds that Wychwell has claimed her as its own and she is duty bound not to leave. Even if what she has to do makes her as unpopular as a force 12 gale in a confetti factory!

 

Book Details: PB/9781471161773/FIC/2018

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Nobody's child

Valerie Wood (2018)

 

When Laura Page returns to the remote Holderness village of Welwick, it is try to and discover the mystery of her mother Susannah's early life. Now a prosperous business woman in Hull, Susannah never speaks of her childhood, when she was brought up with the terrible stigma of bastardy - of being nobody's child.

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780552173643 /FIC/2018

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Hellbent

Gregg Hurwitz (2018)

 

To some he was Orphan X. Others knew him as the Nowhere Man. But to Jack Johns he was a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret government programme and trained to become a lethal weapon. By Jack. And yet for all the dangerous skill he instilled in his young charge, Jack Jones cared for Evan like a son. But Jack knew too much about a programme that had gone rotten - he was a loose end that needed to be dealt with. But if you go after the only person who ever treated him like a human being, you can guarantee that the Nowhere Man will be coming for you. Hellbent on making things right.

 

Book Details: PB/9781405928540/THR/2018

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Watching you

Lisa Jewell (2018)

 

Everyone in the leafy suburb of Melville loves Tom Fitzwilliam. The charismatic head teacher has saved the local school from ruin and brought the community together as a result. His wife adores him, his students moon over him - and his next-door neighbour Joey Mullen is obsessed by him. And she believes he feels the same about her - he's been giving her signs recently that she simply can't ignore. Joey thinks her crush on Tom Fitzwilliam is a secret. But she doesn't realise that Tom's teenage son, Freddie, is also watching her. And then there's Jenna who is only just holding her own life together because her mother is having delusions- she is convinced that she is being followed, and that her stalker is none other than Tom Fitzwilliam.

 

Book Details: PB/9781780896434/THR/2018

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Blood cruise

Mats Strandberg (2018) [Translated by Agnes Broomé]

[Originally Published in Swedish as Färjan (2015)] 

 

On the Baltic Sea, no one can hear you scream. Tonight, 1200 expectant passengers have joined the booze-cruise between Sweden and Finland. The creaking old ship travels this same route, back and forth, every day of the year. But this trip is going to be different. In the middle of the night the ferry is suddenly cut off from the outside world. There is nowhere to escape. There is no way to contact the mainland. And no one knows who they can trust. Welcome aboard the Baltic Charisma.

 

Book Details: HB/9781786487803/SF/2018

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Day of the dead

Nicci French (2018)

 

On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering. But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman. Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her.

 

Book Details: HB/9780718179687/THR/2018

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The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin (2018)

 

It's 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York's Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. Four siblings, too young for what they are about to hear, sneak out to hear their fortunes. We then follow the intertwined paths the siblings take over the course of five decades and, in particular, how they choose to live with the supposed knowledge the fortune-teller gave them that day. This is a story about life, mortality and the choices we make: is it better to live a long and cautious life, or to burn brightly, but for the shortest time?

 

Book Details: PB/9781472245007/FIC/2018

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The Invisible Ones

Stef Penney (2011)

 

Rose Janko has been missing for seven years. Her family has made no attempt to find her. Why? Ray Lovell, private investigator, has been hired to discover Rose's fate. But he must first win the trust of the secretive, deceptive, dangerous Janko family, who son Ivo became Rose's husband. If Ray can get to the Jankos, he knows he can find the truth. If he fails, his life - and Rose's - will be over.

 

Set in the 1980s in rural southern England, Stef Penney's eagerly awaited second novel is a darkly compelling mystery about a gypsy family dogged by misfortune.

 

Book Details: HB/9780857382924/THR/2018

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A not quite perfect family

Claire Sandy (2017)

 

Fern Carlile has a lot on her plate. It's a good thing she loves her big, imperfectly perfect family, because she's the one who washes their pants, de-fleas the dog and runs her own business. A hearty meal is the one thing that brings the Carliles together - but over the course of a year, the various courses also pull them apart. Around the table sits an 8-year-old militant feminist, a pair of teenage accidental parents and a cantankerous OAP. Fern's husband needs an extra seat for his spectacular midlife crisis. Will Fern's marriage be over by the time coffee is served? Perhaps she'll give in and have the hot new dish that looks so tempting.

 

Book Details: PB/9781509831289/FIC/2017

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The Sunshine Sisters

Jane Green (2018)

 

It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actress. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her 70's, Ronni has had strange symptoms for a while, but has refused to believe her diagnosis: she has ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease. There is no cure. Ronni's three adult daughters - Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy - are largely estranged, both from her, and from each other. All are going through crises of their own. But Ronni is adamant that they must come home, and help her take her own life.

 

Book Details: PB/9781447258742/FIC/2018

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My Absolute Darling

Gabriel Tallent (2018)

 

At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her with him. She doesn't know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see; why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done; and what her daddy will do when he finds out. Sometimes strength is not the same as courage. Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape. Sometimes surviving isn't enough.

 

 Book Details: PB/9780008185244/FIC/2018

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The Shout

Stephen Leather (2018)

 

Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet 30 and already crew manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes. She's shunted over to the Fire Investigation Unit, where she's forced to team up with cantankerous veteran Des Farmer, aka the Grouch. When Vicky stumbles across the Grouch's off-the-books investigation into the fiery deaths of a series of young, blonde women, she decides to join him in his search for the truth. The answer is close - perhaps too close. Vicky's already been burnt once, and now she's playing with fire.

 

Book Details: PB/9781473671805/FIC/2018

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This could change everything

Jill Mansell  (2018)

 

On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding. On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the Internet by storm, that is) she never would have met Zillah and Conor - not to mention Lucas. And she'd never have found out just how much life there is to be lived.

 

Book Details: PB/9781472208989/FIC/2018

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Watching you

Lisa Jewell (2018)

 

Everyone in the leafy suburb of Melville loves Tom Fitzwilliam. The charismatic head teacher has saved the local school from ruin and brought the community together as a result. His wife adores him, his students moon over him - and his next-door neighbour Joey Mullen is obsessed by him. And she believes he feels the same about her - he's been giving her signs recently that she simply can't ignore. Joey thinks her crush on Tom Fitzwilliam is a secret. But she doesn't realise that Tom's teenage son, Freddie, is also watching her. And then there's Jenna who is only just holding her own life together because her mother is having delusions- she is convinced that she is being followed, and that her stalker is none other than Tom Fitzwilliam.

 

Book Details: HB/9781780896434/THR/2018

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Knaves over queens

Edited by George R.R. Martin (2018)

 

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire

 

For decades, George R.R. Martin – bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire – has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe.

In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth’s population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces. Now the virus has reached Britain…

 

Queen Margaret rules over a country in which such legendary figures as Herne the Hunter, Spring-heeled Jack and Babh, the goddess of war, roam at will. Her Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill – gifted with extraordinary longevity – together with the Enigma ace – Alan Turing – set up a special organization named the Order of the Silver Helix. They will need all the wild cards they can find if they are to deal with the terrifying mutations thrown up by the virus.

 

KNAVES OVER QUEENS – the first ever Wild Cards novel set in the UK, and a perfect jumping-in point for readers new to this shared world – features a stunning collection of original stories from such luminaries of the world of science fiction and fantasy as Paul Cornell, Marko Kloos, Mark Lawrence, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Emma Newman, Peter Newman, Peadar O Guilin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Caroline Spector and Charles Stross.

 

Book Details: HB/9780008283599/SF/2018

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The Dead Ex

Jane Corry (2018)

 

Vicki's husband Daniel once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress. So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that Daniel is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it. What really happened on the night of Daniel's disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she's not even sure of it herself?

 

Book Details: PB/9780241981740/THR/2018

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The Quanderhorn xperimentations

Rob Grant, Andrew Marshall (2018)

 

England, 1952. Churchill is Prime Minister for the last time. Rationing is still in force. People like living in 1952: it's familiar and reassuring, and Britain knows its place in the world. Few have noticed it's been 1952 for the past 65 years. Meet Professor Quanderhorn; a brilliant, maverick scientific genius who has absolutely no moral compass. With his Dangerous Giant Space Laser, High Rise Farm, Invisible Robot and Fleet of Monkey-driven Lorries, he's not afraid to push the boundaries of science to their very limit. Even when it's clearly insane to keep pushing. Despite the fact he's saved the world from several Martian invasions, the attacks of the Mole People, the Troglodyte Shape-shifters and the Beatniks from Under the Sea, plus countless other sinister phenomena which threatened to rend the very fabric of reality, the Government would like to close him down.

 

Book Details: HB/9781473224025/SF/2018

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A death in Vienna

Daniel Silva (2005)

 

Following 'The English Assassin' and 'The Confessor', this is the final novel in the trilogy to feature art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon. In 'A Death in Vienna', Allon is sent to Vienna to discover the truth behind a bombing which killed an old friend - a Nazi hunter.

 

Book Details: PB/9780141019086/THR/2018

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Night Music

John Connolly (2016)

 

Fans of "The Book of Lost Things" and "Nocturnes" will be delighted with this superbly crafted collection - with two award-winning stories - of the supernatural from John Connolly. 

 

A decade after "Nocturnes" first terrified and delighted readers, John Connolly gives us a second volume of tales of the supernatural. From stories of the monstrous for dark winter nights to fables of fantastic libraries and haunted books, from a tender narrative of love after death to a frank, personal and revealing account of the author's affection for myths of ghosts and demons, this is a collection that will surprise, delight - and terrify.

 

"Night Music" also contains two novellas: the multi-award-winning "The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository" and "The Fractured Atlas".

 

Book Details: PB/9781473619746/SF/2016

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Colton's deep cover

Elle Kennedy (2013)

 

Running from an abusive past, nurse Chloe Moreno creates a new identity and seeks an uncomplicated life in Eden Falls. But her security is crumbling fast. There’s a kidnapper on the loose and her worst nightmare has tracked her down.

 

She needs someone to trust…and Dr Derek Colton fits the bill. A new relationship – especially with his beautiful new nurse – is a risk Derek shouldn’t take. Yet once desire puts her in his arms, he must destroy the threat that’s lingering far too close… [The Coltens of Eden Falls, Book 3]

 

Book Details: PB/9780263903515/ROM/2013

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Play dead

Angela Marsons (2017)

 

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when D.I. Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer's secrets - but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim?

 

Book Details: PB/9780751571332/THR/2017

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The strange library

Haruki Murakami (2014)

[Translated From the Original Japanese By Ted Goossen]

 

On his way home from school, the young narrator of 'The Strange Library' finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. Led to a special 'reading room' in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. How will he escape?

 

Book Details: HB/9781846559211/FIC/2014

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Sarah Thornhill

Kate Grenville (2012)

 

Sarah Thornhill is the youngest child of William Thornhill, convict-turned-landowner on the Hawkesbury River. Her stepmother calls her willful, but handsome Jack Langland loves her and she loves him. But there's an ugly secret in Sarah's family that takes her into the darkness of the past, and across the ocean to New Zealand.

 

Book Details: PB/9780857862563/FIC/2012

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Burning angels

Bear Grylls (2016)

 

A prehistoric corpse entombed within an Arctic glacier, crying tears of blood. A jungle island overrun by rabid primates - escapees from a research laboratory's Hot Zone. A massive seaplane hidden beneath a mountain, packed with a Nazi cargo of mind-blowing evil. A penniless orphan kidnapped from an African slum, holding the key to the world's survival. Four terrifying journeys. One impossible path. Only one man to attempt it. Will Jaeger. The Hunter.

 

Book Details: HB/9781409156857/THR/2016

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At Freddie's

Penelope Fitzgerald  (1989) [Originally Published 1982]

 

From the Booker Prize-winner of ‘Offshore’ comes this entertaining tale of a chaotic stage school and its singular headmistress. With a new introduction by Simon Callow.

 

It is the 1960s, in London’s West End, and Freddie is the formidable proprietress of the Temple Stage School. Of unknown age and provenance, Freddie is a skirt-swathed enigma – a woman who by sheer force of character and single-minded thrust has turned herself and her school into a national institution. Anyone who is anyone must know Freddie.

 

At Freddie’s is a wickedly droll comedy of the theatre and its terminally eccentric devotees.

 

Book Details: PB/9780006542551/FIC/1989

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Salvage the bones

Jesmyn Ward (2011) [Paperback Version 2012]

 

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. He's a hard drinker, largely absent, and it isn't often he worries about the family. Esch and her three brothers are stockpiling food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; at fifteen, she has just realized that she's pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pit bull's new litter, dying one by one. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting.

 

As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to a dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family - motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce - pulls itself up to face another day.

 

Book Details: PB/9781408827000/FIC/2011

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Narcopolis

Jeet Thayil (2012)

 

In Old Bombay, they say you introduce only your worst enemy to opium. But in Rashid's opium room on Shuklaji Street, the air is thick with voices and ghosts. A young woman holds a long-stemmed pipe over a flame, her hair falling across her eyes. Men sprawl and mutter in the gloom. And now there is an underworld whisper of a new terror: the Pathar Maar, the stone killer, whose victims are the nameless, invisible poor. In broken Bombay, there are too many to count.

 

Stretching across three decades, with an interlude in Mao's China, Narcopolis portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, it is a journey into a sprawling underworld written in electric and utterly original prose.

 

Book Details: PB/9780571275786/FIC/2012

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The good father

Diane Chamberlain (2012)

 

Four years ago, 19-year-old Travis made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While his friends were partying, Travis was at home, worrying about keeping food on the table. So far he's kept her safe and never regretted his decision for a second. But now he's lost his job, his home and the money in his wallet is all he has.

 

As things spiral out of control Travis is offered a lifeline. A one-time offer to commit a crime for his daughter’s sake. Even if it means leaving her behind. Even if it means losing her. What would a good father do?

 

Book Details: PB/9781848451001/FIC/2012

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The dressmaker

Benita Brown (2008)

 

Set in Tyneside, this novel is the story of Melissa Dornay - the orphaned and talented daughter of a humble dressmaker - who is taken in by the wealthy Edwina Winterton, only to find Edwina sees her not as a surrogate daughter, but as cheap labour.

 

Emmeline Dornay's dying wish is for her daughter Melissa to have a home. But when the funeral is over, Melissa discovers that her future looks bleak. Wealthy Lilian Winterton will honour her promise and put a roof over Melissa's head, but only if she can earn her keep.

 

As an unpaid seamstress in the grand Winterton household, Melissa is ignored by the family and mistrusted by their servants. And when scandal occurs and the blame lands unfairly at her feet, she is thrown on to the streets. Left with nothing but her needle and thread, Melissa finds her dreams are in tatters. But can the rags of her life be sewn into riches...?

 

Book Details: PB/9780755334742/FIC/2008

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Precious thing

Colette McBeth  (2013)

 

Remember the person you sat next to on your first day at school? Still your best friend? Rachel and Clara promised their friendship would last forever. Now in their late twenties Rachel has the TV career, the flat and the boyfriend, while Clara's life is spiralling further out of control. Yet despite everything, they remain inextricably bound. Then Clara vanishes. Is it abduction, suicide or something else altogether?

 

Book Details: HB/9781472205933/THR/2013

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No other darkness

Sarah Hilary (2015)

 

Two young boys. Trapped underground in a bunker. Unable to understand why they are there. Desperate for someone to find them. Slowly realising that no-one will. Five years later, the boys' bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome's career begins. Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them. For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this.

 

Book Details: PB/9781472207739/THR/2013

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Hemingway, Ernest (1999) [Originally Published 1952]
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century by one of the greatest writers in American history - THE BOOK THAT WON ERNEST HEMINGWAY THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway's magnificent fable is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish.

Here, in a perfectly crafted story, is a unique and timeless vision of the beauty and grief of man's challenge to the elements in which he lives. Not a single word is superfluous in this widely admired masterpiece, which once and for all established his place as one of the giants of modern literature.

 

Book Details: PB/9780099273967/FIC/1999

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Spare brides

Adele Parks (2014)

 

New Year's Eve, 1920: the Great War is over, and a new decade of glamour beckons. But, for a generation of women who survived the trauma of war, life will never be the same. With countless men lost, it seems that only wealth and beauty will secure a husband from the few who returned, but lonely Beatrice has neither attribute. Ava has both, although she sees marriage as a restrictive cage after the freedom war allowed. Sarah paid the war's ultimate price: her husband's life. Lydia should be grateful that her own husband's desk job kept him safe, but she sees only his cowardice. This is the story of these four women.

 

Book Details: HB/9781472205384/FIC/1999

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The Thousand Lights Hotel

Emylia Hall (2017)

 

When Kit loses her mother in tragic circumstances, she feels drawn to finally connect with the father she has never met. That search brings her to the Thousand Lights Hotel, the perfect holiday escape perched upon a cliff on the island of Elba. Within this idyllic setting a devastating truth is brought to light: shaking the foundations upon which the hotel is built, and shattering the lives of the people within it.

 

Book Details: PB/9781472212023/FIC/2017

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The first fifteen lives of Harry August

Claire North (2014)

 

Harry August is on his deathbed, again. Every time he dies, he is reborn in exactly the same time and place, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, he always returns to where he began, and nothing ever changes. He only knows that there are others like him, living with but apart from the rest of us. This is the story of what he does next - what he did before - and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

 

Book Details: PB/9780356502588/SF/2014

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Blackwater

James Henry  (2017)

 

"The first DI Nick Lowry thriller".January 1983, Colchester CID. A new year brings new resolutions for Detective Inspector Nicholas Lowry. With one eye on his approaching fortieth birthday, he has given up his two greatest vices: smoking, and the police boxing team. As a result, the largest remaining threat to his health is now his junior colleague's reckless driving. If Detective Constable Daniel Kenton's orange sports convertible is symbolic of his fast track through the ranks, then his accompanying swagger, foppish hairstyle and university education only augment his uniqueness in the department. Yet regardless of this, it is not DC Kenton who is turning station heads. WPC Jane Gabriel is the newest police recruit in Britain's oldest recorded town.

 

Book Details: PB/9781780879802/THR/2017

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The missing

Jane Casey (2010)

 

Jenny Shepherd is 12 years old & missing. Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing every day. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day & never returned. The strain of never knowing what happened to Charlie has ripped Sarah's family apart.

 

Book Details: PB/9780091935993/THR/2010

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Morse's greatest mystery and other stories

Colin Dexter (2016)

 

This collection of short stories from Inspector Morse's creator, Colin Dexter, includes six cases for the world's most popular fictional detective, plus five other original tales for all lovers of classic crime fiction.

 

Book Details: PB/9781509830497/THR/2016

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The first forty-nine stories

Ernest Hemingway (2004)

[First Published 1944]

 

From Ernest Hemingway's Preface: 'There are many kinds of stories in this book. I hope you will find some that you like- In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining, and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused.'

A collection of Hemingway's first forty-nine short stories, featuring a brief introduction by the author and lesser known as well as familiar tales, including 'Up in Michigan', 'Fifty Grand', and 'The Light of the World', and the Snows of Kilimanjaro, Winner Take Nothing' and Men Without Women collections.

 

Book Details: PB/9780099339212/FIC/1994

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Madensky Square

Eva Ibbotson (2017) [First Published 1988]

 

 Susanna Weber's dress shop stands in the picturesque Madensky Square, a quiet little world of its own, nestled in the heart of glittering pre-war Vienna. As the winter of 1910 unfurls into spring, Susanna starts a journal about life in the Square, about the buildings and their colourful inhabitants. There's Frau Schumacher, with six daughters and a baby on the way, Professor Starsky and his menagerie of sickly reptiles, an aging bookseller, a teenaged Anarchist, and little Sigi - an orphaned child prodigy forced to play the piano all day, every day. And then there's her dear friend Alice, the only person who has noticed the heartbreak that hides beneath Susanna's brisk kindness and brilliant talent . . .

 

A magical novel about the passions and tragedies behind daily life, Madensky Square remains as enchanting today as it was on first publication.

 

Book Details: PB/9781509821907/FIC/2017

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Fall of man in Wilmslow

David Lagercrantz (2015)

[Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding]

 

Tasked with investigating the suicide of a local recluse, Alan Turing, Det Sgt Corell is torn between admiration for the dead man's genius and disgust for his sexuality. A succession of remarkable discoveries drives Corell to examine his own prejudice, then he is rocked by two startling developments.

 

Book Details: HB/9780857059895/FIC/2015

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And then she fell

Stephanie Laurens (2013)

 

The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man is a Cynster lady who believes that love is not her destiny. Famously known in London Society as 'The Matchbreaker', Henrietta Cynster's uncanny skill lies in preventing ill-fated nuptials - not in falling victim to Cupid's alluring spell. However, when she disrupts one match too many, she feels honour-bound to assist the dashing James Glossup and find him a suitable bride for a marriage of convenience. Yet this is no easy task.

 

Book Details: PB/9780749958749/FIC/2013

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Play Dead

Angela Marsons (2017)

 

Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when D.I. Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer's secrets - but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim?

 

Book Details: PB/9780751571332/FIC/2017

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Nocturne

Joseph Wambaugh (2012)

 

One night, driving a Mexican dancer to her club, Dinko falls desperately for this sweet, sincere and endearing girl. And when she sees something she should not have, something that links her to a shipping container filled with corpses, Dinko will do all he can to protect her from the lethal men behind it.

 

Book Details: HB/9781908800558/THR/2012

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Falling for you

Jill Mansell (2007)

 

After a romantic encounter under the cover of darkness, former ugly duckling Maddy Harvey is shocked to discover in daylight that her potential Prince Charming is a totally unsuitable ghost from the past.

 

Book Details: PB/9780755332625/FIC/2012

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