New Adult Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - September 2018
The following adult fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during September 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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Where the light gets in

Lucy Dillon (2018)

 

It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton. And right now, with the keys to the town's gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty's anxious little dachshund, trembling beside her. Lorna's come home to Longhampton to fulfil a long-held dream, but she knows, deep down, there are ghosts she needs to lay to rest first. This is where her tight-knit family shattered into silent pieces. It's where her unspoken fears about herself took root and where her own secret, complicated love began. It's not exactly a fresh start. But as Lorna - and the little dog - tentatively open their cracked hearts to old friends and new ones, facing hard truths and fresh promises, something surprisingly beautiful begins to grow around the gallery, something so inspirational even Lorna couldn't have predicted the light it lets into her world..

 

Book Details: PB/9781784162092/FIC/2018

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The secret legacy

Sara Alexander (2018)

 

Santina is spending her final days at her home, Villa San Vito, in the beautiful Italian town of Positano. As she decides the fate of the magnificent 18th century palazzo she must confront the choices that led her here. In 1949, hoping to escape poverty, young Santina becomes housekeeper to a distinguished British major and his creative, impulsive wife, Adeline. When they move to Positano, Santina joins them, raising their daughter as Adeline's mental health declines. With each passing year, Santina becomes more deeply entwined with the family, trying to navigate her complicated feelings for a man who is much more than an employer - while hiding secrets that could shatter the only home she knows.

 

Book Details: PB/9780008263195/FIC/2018

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My sister's bones

Nuala Ellwood (2017)

 

Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped their father. Her younger sister Sally didn't. Instead, she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream. At first Kate tells herself it's just a nightmare. But then she hears it again. And this time she knows she's not imagining it. What secret is lurking in the old family home? And is she strong enough to uncover it and make it out alive?

 

Book Details: PB/9780241977262/THR/2017

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The other woman

Sandie Jones (2018)

 

When Emily meets Adam she knows he is the one. That together they can deal with anything that is thrown at them. But lurking in the shadows is another woman, Pammie. Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother. There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants.

 

Book Details: PB/9781509885176/THR/2018

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Fairytale

Danielle Steel (2018)

 

Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and chateau modelled after Christophe's ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents' love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Chateau Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother's death. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the Countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web.

 

Book Details: PB/9781509800575/THR/2018

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Three daughters of Eve

Elif Shafak (2017)

[Translated from the original Turkish]

 

Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground - an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past - and a love - Peri had tried desperately to forget. The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as an eighteen year old sent abroad for the first time. To her dazzling, rebellious Professor and his life-changing course on God. To her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity. And finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

 

Book Details: PB/9780241978887/FIC/2017

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The liar's room

Simon Lelic (2018)

 

Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe. But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She's never met this young man before - so why does she feel like she knows him? Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And that's when Susanna realises she was wrong. She doesn't know him. He knows her. And the girl he plans to hurt is her daughter.

 

Book Details: PB/9780241296561/THR/2018

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Do Not Disturb

Claire Douglas (2018)

 

Welcome to your dream home. Kirsty's family have escaped London for the beautiful, remote Welsh mountains, leaving their dark past behind. Opening their guesthouse marks the start of the type of idyllic life some people would kill for. It's supposed to be your safe haven. But their first guest isn't one they expected. Kirsty hasn't spoken to her cousin since a lie tore their family apart 17 years ago. Why has Selena chosen now to force her way back into their still-fragile lives? So why does it feel like you're trapped? Living with strangers under her roof, Kirsty soon realises she doesn't know her own family as well as she thought. Kirsty also knows she's going to regret allowing Selena into their home to stir up old secrets. She just doesn't know it will end in murder. Be careful who you invite inside.

 

Book Details: PB/9780718187903/THR/2018

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London rules

Mick Herron (2018)

 

'London Rules' might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote, and now has his sights set on Number Ten; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist, who's crucifying Whelan in print; from the PM's favourite Muslim, who's about to be elected mayor of the West Midlands, despite the dark secret he's hiding; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble. Meanwhile, the country's being rocked by an apparently random string of terror attacks, and someone's trying to kill Roddy Ho.

 

Book Details: PB/9781473657403/THR/2018

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Finding her family

Syndi Powell (2018)

 

Delivery nurse Page Kosinski has conquered a deadly disease―twice! Now she’s gearing up for a battle she needs Mateo Lopez to help her win.

 

Adopting a baby will give her the family she’s always wanted. The handsome crusading attorney could fulfill her other dream, too. But will Mateo be brave enough to open his heart to hope…and love?

 

Book Details: PB/9780263265309/ROM/2018

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The nurse's pregnancy miracle

Ann McIntosh (2018)

 

After leaving her cheating ex, nurse Nychelle Cory decides to have the baby she’s always wanted through IVF. As she’s determined to raise her child alone she must ignore her inconvenient attraction to gorgeous colleague Dr David Warmington. Especially as David has his own reasons for not wanting a family. But could Nychelle’s long-awaited miracle help heal them both?

 

Book Details: PB/9780263933727/ROM/2018

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Successor's promise

Trudi Canavan (2018)

 

Five years have passed since the Rebels confronted the Raen. Five years, in which the boy Rielle rescued, Qall, has grown up among the Travellers, with no memory of the life that was stolen from him. Five years of chaos, barely contained by Baluka and the Restorers. Worlds are at war, some overrun by deadly machines, some drained of magic by power-hungry sorcerers. As Qall comes of age, and Rielle and Tyen's hard-won peace is threatened, their loyalties are tested - and Qall's very existence is at stake. Because Dahli is still determined to restore Valhan to power, and he will stop at nothing to succeed.

 

Book Details: PB/9780356501185/SF/2018

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Take nothing with you

Patrick Gale (2018)

 

Ten-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother. When he is enrolled on a holiday course in Scotland, lessons in love, rejection and humility are added to daily practice.

 

Book Details: PB/9781472205339/FIC/2018

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