New Adult Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - March 2018
The following adult fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during March 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 key to midnight

Dean Koontz (2018)

[First published in 1979 under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols]

 

Alex Hunter didn't come to Japan to fall in love. But Joanna is the most beautiful, exciting woman he has ever met. Yet, Joanna is not who she thinks she is. Ten years before, and halfway across the world, a brutally bizarre experiment recreated her mind. A violation so hideous that her dreams are filled with nightmares. If they are ever to be free, Alex and Joanna have to reopen the dangerous door into the nightmare past. Somehow they have to find the key to midnight …

 

Book Details: PB/9781472248398/SF/2018

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 Exodus

Alex Lamb (2018)

 

The Photurians - a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines - were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. But they broke free, evolved, and now the human race is almost finished. Once we spanned dozens of star systems; now only four remain, and Earth is being evacuated. But the Photes can infect us, and among the thousands rescued from our home world may be enemy agents. Tiny colonies struggle to house the displaced. Our warships are failing. The end of humanity has come. But on a distant planet shielded from both humanity and the Photurians, one hope may still live.

 

Book Details: PB/9781473206151/SF/2018

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From darkest skies

Sam Peters (2018)

 

After a five year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keona Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial recreation of his wife's personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind. She has been constructed with one purpose - to discover the truth behind her own death - but Keona's relationship with her has grown into something more, something frighteningly dependent, something that verges on love.

 

Book Details: PB/9781473214767/SF/2018

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Bound to the Sicilian's bed

Sharon Kendrick (2018)

 

Rocco’s outrageous proposition: His estranged wife will spend one final weekend in his bed!

 

When Rocco’s runaway wife asks for a divorce, the Sicilian billionaire seizes his chance! They’ve never discussed their painful past, but this is the perfect opportunity to get Nicole out of his system for good. He offers her a deal: if Nicole wants to move on with her life she will be his one last time!

 

Book Details: PB/9780263934144/ROM/2018

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The day she disappeared

Christobel Kent (2018)

 

Have you ever had that sense that you're being watched? And you turn, suddenly, but it's just a curtain, blowing in the wind? Or the dress hanging in the doorway? Nat knows something's wrong. Her best friend, Beth, would never have upped and left without saying goodbye to her. But no one believes that Beth was taken - she is a fly-by-night, a party girl who can't be trusted. No one's listening to Nat. But someone is definitely watching her.

 

Book Details: PB/9780751562453/THR/2018

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The trip of a lifetime

Monica McInerney (2018)

 

The wilful and eccentric Lola Quinlan is off on the trip of a lifetime, taking her beloved granddaughter and great-granddaughter with her. More than 60 years after emigrating to Australia, she's keeping a secret promise to return to her Irish homeland. Lola has always been her family's port in a storm, but she's hiding the hurtful reason she left Ireland as a young woman. Lola's walk down memory lane will force her to confront her bittersweet past - and discover that the truth can indeed set you free.

 

Book Details: PB/9781405932813/FIC/2018

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Claudia Carroll (2018)
A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all? When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can't get a job, she thinks she's doing the right thing. She's being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected?

 

Book Details: PB/9780008140762/FIC/2018

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Force of nature

Jane Harper (2018)

 

Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged landscape is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets. About the company she worked for and the people she worked with. Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers may run far deeper than anyone knew.

 

Book Details: PB/9781408708200/THR/2018

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Nobody gets hurt

R J Bailey (2017)

 

Bodyguard Sam Wylde has had her British licence revoked. She is now operating in Europe, running security on a swanky motor yacht during the Historic Grand Prix race. And at the same time she trawls for news of her ex-husband and daughter. In fact, the owner of the boat is bankrupt and the bank wants the multi-million-dollar vessel back. Sam is in the middle of a very dangerous situation that is rapidly escalating out of control. Alongside her partner Konrad, Wylde has to fight enemies on all fronts. But will they even find themselves on opposite sides when it comes to the final showdown?

 

Book Details: PB/9781471157196/THR/2017

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The wife between us

Sarah Pekkanen (2018)

 

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. It's about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement. It's about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong.

 

Book Details: HB/9781509842810/FIC/2018

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Gail Honeyman (2018)

 

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life.

 

Book Details: PB/9780008172145/FIC/2018

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The dark angel

Elly Griffiths (2018)

 

Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday to Italy is very welcome! So Ruth travels to Castello degli Angeli, accompanied by her daughter Kate and friend Shona. In the town she finds a baffling Roman mystery and a dark secret involving the war years and the Resistance. To her amazement she also soon finds Harry Nelson, with Cathbad in tow. But there is no time to overcome their mutual shock - the ancient bones spark a modern murder, and Ruth must discover what secrets there are in Castello degli Angeli that someone would kill to protect.

 

Book Details: HB/9781784296636/THR/2018

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A gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles (2017)

 

In 1922 Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal. He is sentenced to house arrest in The Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

 

Book Details: HB/9780099558781/FIC/2017

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Tender is the night

F Scott Fitzgerald (2012)

[First Published 1934]

 

Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, American Dick Diver and his wife Nicole are the epitome of chic, living a glamorous lifestyle and entertaining friends at their villa. Young film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives in France and becomes entranced by the couple. It is not long before she is attracted to the enigmatic Dick, but he and his wife hold dark secrets and as their marriage becomes more fractured, Fitzgerald laments the failure of idealism and the carefully constructed trappings of high society in the Roaring Twenties.

 

Book Details: HB/9780007449484/FIC/2012

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami (2015)

[Original Japanese Publication 2013, This Translation 2014]

 

In high school, Tsukuru Tazaki belonged to an extremely tight-knit group of friends who pledged to stay together forever. But when Tsukuru returns home from his first year of college in Tokyo, he finds that they want nothing to do with him. Something has changed, but nobody will tell him what - and he never sees them again. Years later, Tsukuru has become a successful engineer, but is also something of a loner. It is only when he begins dating an older woman named Sara that he confesses the story of this mysterious betrayal and the shadow it has cast over his life. She becomes convinced that Tsukuru must track down his old group to try to answer the question that has haunted him all these years, creating a hole inside of him - why did they suddenly turn on him?

 

Book Details: PB/9780099590378/FIC/2015

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The lady with the little dog and other stories, 1896-1904

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (2002)

 

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories 1896-1904 is an enchanting collection of tales which showcase Anton Chekhov at the height of his power as a writer. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Ronald Wilks with an introduction by Paul Debreczeny.

 

In the final years of his life, Chekhov produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces, and some of the most highly-regarded works in Russian literature. The poignant 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' examine the nature of love outside of marriage - its romantic idealism and the fear of disillusionment. And in stories such as 'Peasants', 'The House with the Mezzanine' and 'My Life' Chekhov paints a vivid picture of the conditions of the poor and of their powerlessness in the face of exploitation and hardship. With the works collected here, Chekhov moved away from the realism of his earlier tales - developing a broader range of characters and subject matter, while forging the spare minimalist style that would inspire such modern short-story writers as Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner.

 

Book Details: PB/9780140447873/FIC/2002

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Twins for the rancher

Trish Milburn (2018)

 

Texan Rancher Adam Hartley has a plan to expand the family business – unfortunately, someone else beat him to it. Beautiful single mum Lauren Shayne has just stolen Adam’s dream – and his heart! Lauren knows that love is dangerous, and she won’t ever make that mistake again, but sexy Adam is determined to win over Laura and her adorable twins

 

Book Details: PB/9780263264821/ROM/2018

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Kompromat

Stanley Johnson (2017)

 

Stanley Johnson's latest political thriller 'Kompromat' claims to recount the story of the most audacious geo-political coup since Genghis Khan and his hordes swept across Asia into Europe. The UK Referendum in June 2016, on Britain's membership of the EU, was a political showdown a British prime minister thought couldn't be lost. But the next morning Britain woke up to a shock result. Kompromat explores the skullduggery that might just have gone on behind the scenes.

 

Book Details: HB/9781786072467/FIC/2017

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The night of the Mi'raj

Zoë Ferraris (2009)

 

Among the well-to-do families of Jeddah, Palestinian-born desert guide Nayir is an outsider. But when Nouf ash-Shrawi, the 16-year-old daughter of a wealthy Saudi dynasty, disappears just before her arranged marriage, Nayir is the man the Shrawis trust to bring her home.

 

Book Details: PB/9780349120324/THR/2009

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Wilde Lake

Laura Lippman (2016)

 

Luisa 'Lu' Brant is the newly elected - and first female - state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her revered father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It's not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard County doesn't see many homicides. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only 18, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child?

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780571321759 /THR/2016

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Planetfall

Emma Newman (2018)

 

Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi's vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown. More than 22 years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. All that time, Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment, and harbouring a devastating secret.

 

Book Details: PB/9781473223851/SF/2018

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After Atlas

Emma Newman (2018)

 

Govcorp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos's entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of Atlas's departure, it's got something to do why Casales was found dead in his hotel room - and why Carlos is the man in charge of the investigation.

 

Book Details: PB/9781473223875/SF/2018

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Against all odds

Danielle Steel (2018)

 

Kate Madison's stylish second-hand clothing shop has been a big success in New York, supporting her and her 4 kids since her husband's untimely death. Now her children have grown up and are ready to forge lives of their own. They all choose to play against the odds - much to their mother's dismay.

 

Book Details: PB/9781509800223/FIC/2018

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Based on a true story

Delphine de Vigan (2018)

 

Today I know that L is the sole reason for my powerlessness. And that the two years that we were friends almost made me stop writing for ever. Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and unable to begin writing her next book, Delphine meets L. L is the kind of impeccable, sophisticated woman who fascinates Delphine; a woman with smooth hair and perfectly filed nails, and a gift for saying the right thing. Delphine finds herself irresistibly drawn to her, their friendship growing as their meetings, notes and texts increase. But as L begins to dress like Delphine, and, in the face of Delphine's crippling inability to write, L even offers to answer her emails, their relationship rapidly intensifies. L becomes more and more involved in Delphine's life until she patiently takes control and turns it upside down: slowly, surely, insidiously.

 

Book Details: PB/9781408878842/THR/2018

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The gods of love

Nicola Mostyn (2018)

 

Meet Frida. Divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros. She's about to have a really bad day. When a handsome but clearly delusional man named Dan bursts into Frida's office and insists that she is fated to save the world, she has him ejected faster than you can say 'prenup'. But a creepy meeting, a demon or three and one attempted kidnapping later, Frida is beginning to face the inconvenient truth: Dan is in fact The Oracle, the gods of Greek mythology are real and Frida herself appears to be everyone's only hope. The world is doomed.

 

Book Details: PB/9780349415703/SF/2018

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A country escape

Katie Fforde (2018)

 

27-year-old Fran protests that she always wanted to be a farmer, so quite how Fran ended up as a chef in London is anyone's guess. But her childhood dream might be about to come true. Fran has been left a beautiful farm, and she's made the brave decision to move in and run the place for one year. It's either going to be a wonderful adventure or a humiliating mistake.

 

Book Details: HB/9781780890890/FIC/2018

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History of wolves

Emily Fridlund (2017)

 

Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. The kids at school call her 'Freak', or 'Commie'. She is an outsider in all things. Her understanding of the world comes from her observations at school, where her teacher is accused of possessing child pornography, and from watching the seemingly ordinary life of a family she babysits for. Yet while the accusation against the teacher is perhaps more innocent than it seemed at first, the ordinary family turns out to be more complicated. As Linda insinuates her way into the family's orbit, she realises they are hiding something.

 

Book Details: PB/9781474602969/FIC/2017

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Death of a ghost

M.C. Beaton (2018)

 

There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it's some children or maybe the local lads going there to smoke pot, or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Hamish says to his policeman, Charlie 'Clumsy' Carson, that they will both spend a night there. The keening wind explains the ghostly noises, but when Charlie falls through the floor, Hamish finds the body of a dead man propped up in a corner of the cellar. After Charlie is airlifted to the hospital, Chief Detective Inspector Blair arrives to investigate the body, but there is none to be found. Dismissed as a drunk making up stories, Hamish has to find and identify the body and its killer before the 'ghost' can strike again.[The Hamish Macbeth Series]

 

Book Details: PB/9781472117410/THR/2018

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What happened that night

Sheila O'Flanagan (2018)

 

Lola Fitzpatrick is bright and ambitious but she's also headstrong and stubborn. When one evening, out of the blue, she has to make a life-changing choice, she decides quickly and rashly. And without a piece of vital information that might have changed everything. Lola's daughter Bey has inherited Lola's determined nature. Yet her impulsive reactions place her in danger, leading her to run away from what she wants most. And then, one night, she's standing in front of the man she loves, with her own choice to make. For both Lola and Bey, everything changes in a moment. But their biggest mistakes might also turn out to be their greatest opportunities.

 

Book Details: PB/9781472235350/FIC/2018

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17th suspect

James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (2018)

 

A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant's tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets inside Lindsay in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends and confidantes in the Women's Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can't help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain.

 

Book Details: HB/9781780895215/THR/2018

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The bad mother

Amanda Brooke (2018)

 

How far would you go to save your marriage? How far would you go to save your life? Newly married, newly pregnant, Lucy Robin is having trouble remembering the little things. Like what day she's due to visit her mother. Or where she left her shoes. Or whether she's left the gas hob on. Forgetting the little things is annoying, but the more it happens, the more scared she gets. As her world gets smaller, soon both Lucy's life, and that of her unborn baby, are placed in danger. But is there something more sinister behind Lucy's forgetfulness? Her husband doesn't think so. And Adam always knows best.

 

Book Details: PB/9780008219154/FIC/2018

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An unsuitable match

Joanna Trollope (2018)

 

Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them. And when you marry later in life there are a lot more people to consider. Like Rose's daughter, Laura, who remembers her mom's first marriage and doesn't want her to get hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, who are used to their mom being there for them whenever and for whatever they need. And then there's Tyler's children: Mallory, a young actress who craves her father's attention; and Seth, whose San Francisco bakery is just taking off and needs all the money he can get. Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

 

Book Details: HB/9781509823512/FIC/2018

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The image of you

Adele Parks (2017)

 

Can you ever trust someone you meet online? Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing - or no one - can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect. Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar. Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She'll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems. The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.

 

Book Details: PB/9781472205575/FIC/2017

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The clan of the cave bear

Jean M. Auel (2010) [Originally Publisherd in 1980]

 

This is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's epic of life 35,000 years ago when two kinds of human beings, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon, shared the Earth. It follows the story of Ayla, a young girl who is adopted by a group of Neanderthal. [Earth's Children, Book 1]

 

Book Details: PB/9781444709858/FIC/2010

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The land of painted caves

Jean M. Auel (2012) [Originally Publisherd in 2011]

 

The Land of Painted Caves concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers.

 

Once again, Jean Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity and daily lives of Ice Age Europeans as real to the reader as today's news. [Earth's Children, Book 6]

 

Book Details: PB/ 9780340824276 /FIC/2012

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The plains of passage

Jean M. Auel (2010) [Originally Publisherd in 1990]

 

Ayla the orphan and Jondalar the traveller leave the safety of the land of the mammoth hunters and embark on a seemingly impossible journey. On their way, they brave savage enemies in their search for the place that will become home.

 

Book Details: PB/9781444704372/FIC/2010

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The mammoth hunters

Jean M. Auel (2010) [Originally Publisherd in 1985]

 

Leaving the valley of horses with her lover, Jondalar, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi: the mammoth hunters. Soon, she finds herself drawn to Ranec, their master carver, and must choose between the two men.

 

Book Details: PB/9781444704358/FIC/2010

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 The shelters of stone

Jean M. Auel (2010) [Originally Publisherd in 2002]

 

Ayla and Jondalar end their epic journey, arriving at the ninth cave of the Zelandonii, Jondalar's home. However, Ayla cannot forget the Clan and she is determined to teach the Zelandonii that the Clan are wise and generous human beings.

 

Book Details: PB/9781444713145/FIC/2010

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The valley of horses

Jean M. Auel (2010) [Originally Publisherd in 1982]

 

Ayla leaves the safety of the Clan who raised her and sets out alone on an epic journey of discovery. A hostile land awaits her, and her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled.

 

Book Details: PB/9781444709889/FIC/2010

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 The owl always hunts at night

Samuel Bjørk (2018)

[Translated from the original Norwegian by Charlotee Barslund (2016)]

 

When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found. Detective Mia Krüger has been signed off work pending psychological assessment. But her boss has less regard for the rules than he should. Desperate to get Mia back in the office, Holger Munch offers her an unofficial deal. But the usually brilliant Mia is struggling and the team are unable to close the case - until a young hacker uncovers something that forces the team to confront the scope of the murderer's plans and face the possibility that he may already be on the hunt for a second victim.

 

Book Details: PB/9780552170918/THR/2018

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Fool moon

Jim Butcher (2011)

 

The second case file from Harry Dresden, a modern-day wizard who gets into some seriously challenging situations. Business has been slow, but when it looks like Harry can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

 

Book Details: PB/9780356500287/SF/2011

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Storm front

Jim Butcher (2011)

 

Harry Dresden is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the 'everyday' world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans.

 

Book Details: PB/9780356500270/SF/2011

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Miss Treadway & the field of stars

Miranda Emmerson (2017)

 

Soho, 1965. In a tiny two-bed flat above a Turkish café on Neal Street lives Anna Treadway, a young dresser at the Galaxy Theatre. When the American actress Iolanthe Green disappears after an evening's performance at the Galaxy, the newspapers are wild with speculation about her fate. But as the news grows old and the case grows colder, it seems Anna is the only person left determined to find out the truth. Her search for the missing actress will take her into an England she did not know existed: an England of jazz clubs and prison cells, backstreet doctors and seaside ghost towns, where her carefully calibrated existence will be upended by violence but also, perhaps, by love. For in order to uncover Iolanthe's secrets, Anna is going to have to face up to a few of her own.

 

Book Details: PB/9780008170608/FIC/2017

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Uncommon type : some stories

Tom Hanks (2017)

 

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heart-warming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have.

 

Book Details: HB/9781785151514/FIC/2017

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A farewell to arms

Ernest Hemingway (2013} [Originally Published 1929]

 

A young American volunteers for the Italian ambulance service in the First World War. Working near the front, he meets and falls in love with a British nurse. Disillusioned by the war, he makes the decision to desert, taking his new love to Switzerland.

 

In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experience came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway’s unforgettable book recreates the fear, the courage and the comradeship of warfare with total conviction. But A Farewell to Arms is not only a novel of war, it is also a love story of immense drama and uncompromising passion.

This special edition lifts the lid on Hemingway’s creative process. Included here are his early drafts, all 47 alternative endings and the author’s 1948 introduction, providing a fascinating glimpse into the construction of this great masterpiece.

 

Book Details: PB/9780099582564/FIC/2013

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Prussian blue

Philip Kerr (2017)

 

It's 1956 and Bernie Gunther is on the run. Ordered by Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, to murder Bernie's former lover by thallium poisoning, he finds his conscience is stronger than his desire not to be murdered in turn. Now he must stay one step ahead of Mielke's retribution. The man Mielke has sent to hunt him is an ex-Kripo colleague, and as Bernie pushes towards Germany he recalls their last case together. In 1939, Bernie was summoned by Reinhard Heydrich to the Berghof: Hitler's mountain home in Obersalzberg. A low-level German bureaucrat had been murdered, and the Reichstag deputy Martin Bormann, in charge of overseeing renovations to the Berghof, wants the case solved quickly. If the Fuhrer were ever to find out that his own house had been the scene of a recent murder - the consequences wouldn't bear thinking about.

 

Book Details: PB/9781784296513/THR/2017

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The eight

Katherine Neville (2009)

 

Catherine is a workaholic computer whiz who finds herself manipulated by sinister influences into using her problem solving skills to find and reassemble a legendary chess set. It is a journey that takes her throughout time and history.

 

Book Details: PB/9780007303540/SF/2009

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How hard can it be?

Allison Pearson (2017)

 

Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is 50, but not in a good way. 50, in Kate's mind, equals invisibility. And with hormones that have her in shackles, teenage children who need her there but won't talk to her and ailing parents who aren't coping, Kate is in the middle of a sandwich that she isn't even allowed to eat because of the calories. She's back at work after a big break at home, because somebody has to bring home the bacon now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness. But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by in her new workplace, her old client and flame Jack reappears - complicated doesn't even begin to cover it.

 

Book Details: HB/9780008150525/FIC/2017

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The four legendary kingdoms

Matthew Reilly (2017)

 

Jack West, Jr. is back. The last thing he remembers is arriving for a meeting at a top-secret military base with his family in tow. Now he awakes to find himself in a hellish scenario. Jack has been selected to take part in the Games, a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. If he chooses not to compete, both he and his daughter will be killed. With the fate of the Earth at stake, Jack will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight ruthless assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him to the limit. In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.

 

Book Details: PB/9781409167136/THR/2017

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A man of genius

Janet Todd (2017)

 

Set in bustling Regency England and decaying Venice, A Man of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into secrecy and obsession. After a troubled childhood, Ann achieves independence earning her living as an author of Gothic novels. Within a group of male writers, she meets and is enthralled by the supposed poetic genius, Robert James. They become uneasy lovers. Ann and Robert travel from London through a Europe exhausted by the Napoleonic Wars. They arrive in a Venice of spies and intrigue, where their relationship becomes tortuous and Robert descends into near madness. Forced to flee with a stranger, Ann delves into her past to be jolted by a series of revelations about her lover, her parentage, the stranger, and herself.

 

Book Details: PB/9781908524829/HIS/2017

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Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy (2003)

[Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Anna Karenina was originally published in serial form between 1873 and 1877 and then as a complete book in 1878]

 

Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike, and soon brings jealousy and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Konstantin Levin, a man striving to find contentment and meaning to his life - and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself. [Penguin Classics]

 

Book Details: PB/9780140449174/FIC/2003

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A thousand paper birds

Tor Udall (2017)

 

After the sudden death of his wife, Audrey, Jonah sits on a bench in Kew Gardens, trying to reassemble the shattered pieces of his life. Chloe, shaven-headed and abrasive, finds solace in the origami she meticulously folds. But when she meets Jonah, her carefully constructed defences threaten to fall. Milly, a child quick to laugh, freely roams Kew, finding beauty everywhere she goes. But where is her mother and where does she go when the gardens are closed? Harry's purpose is to save plants from extinction. Quiet and enigmatic, he longs for something - or someone - who will root him more firmly to the earth. Audrey links these strangers together. As the mystery of her death unravels, the characters journey through the seasons to learn that stories, like paper, can be refolded and reformed.

 

Book Details: HB/9781408878637/FIC/2017

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The captive queen

Alison Weir (2011)

 

It's 1152 and a beautiful woman of 30 is riding southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet.

 

Book Details: PB/9780099534587/HIS/2011

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The Lady Elizabeth

Alison Weir (2009)

 

England, 1536. Home to the greatest, most glittering court in English history. But beneath the dazzling façade lies treachery . . .

Elizabeth Tudor is daughter to Henry VIII, the most powerful king England has ever known. She is destined to ascend the throne, and deferred to as the King's heiress, but that all changes when her mother Anne Boleyn - Henry`s great passion and folly - is executed for treason.

Elizabeth 's life alters in a heartbeat. A pawn in the savage game of Tudor power politics, she is disinherited, declared a bastard, and left with only her quick wits to rely on for her very existence. But Elizabeth is determined to survive, to foil those who want to destroy her, or who are determined to use her as a puppet for their own lethal ambition, and to reclaim her birthright . . .

 

Book Details: PB/9780099493822/HIS/2009

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