Top 100 Books in the UK

Top 100 Books

  • Bridgerton - Julia Quinn

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller  From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Daphne Bridgerton, in the first of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.
  • The Other Tenant - Lesley Kara

    THE TWISTY NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ' The Other Tenant has such an original premise and I was hooked from the very first line. Dark, atmospheric and so compulsive, I raced through this cleverly plotted thriller. The ending gave me chills. I loved it' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of THE GIRLS WHO DISAPPEARED ‘DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE’ Marlow has always lived in unusual places. But when she accepts a position as a live-in property guardian, she finds herself moving somewhere she swore she’d never return to. Right from the start, she knows it’s a terrible mistake. The elegant Victorian school is due to be turned into luxury apartments, but its eerie, empty corridors are full of Marlow’s worst memories. And now something sinister is happening on the site. One of the other tenants has disappeared without warning, and Marlow suspects that the nine other guardians know far more than they’re letting on. She’s determined to find out what happened to the missing woman – but which of these strangers can she trust? And can she uncover the truth before her own past catches up with her? _ ‘A twisty tale full of menace, with a great setting where everyone is a suspect – The Other Tenant is guaranteed to keep you guessing to the last page’ T. M. Logan, author of The Dream Home and The Holiday 'I loved this tense thriller - the set up is so intriguing and the characters leap off the page, with plenty of twists and turns that kept me reading late into the night' Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request ' The Other Tenant will take up residence in your mind from the very first page. A cleverly plotted thriller. I raced through it!' Holly Seddon, internationally bestselling author of The Woman on the Bridge 'A highly original setting and a creepy, atmospheric story - I was gripped!' Jackie Kabler, bestselling author of The Perfect Couple ‘Totally gripping from start to finish. I simply HAD to find out the truth’ S.E. Lynes, bestselling author of The Housewarming ‘Lesley Kara is the queen of foreboding! She maintains a lingering sense of impending disaster from the first page until the last’ Emma Christie, author of Find Her First Readers are gripped by The Other Tenant ! 'I could not put it down . Would definitely recommend to others' 'I love any book by Lesley Kara and this one is no different, it kept me gripped and immersed until the very end' 'A dark, twisty read. It was a slow burn thriller but once it got going WOW it was a rollercoaster of a read'
  • Down Cemetery Road - Mick Herron

    *Soon to be a major TV series starring Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson* 'If you haven't read Zoë Boehm yet, welcome to your next fiction addiction' Val McDermid, author of Past Lying 'Good characterisation, dialogue and a well-paced narrative make this confident first novel frighteningly plausible' Daily Telegraph It's an evening like any other when an explosion rips through the leafy Oxford suburb Sarah Tucker calls home. In the aftermath, a house now stands devastated, with two adults dead and a young girl missing. With the police more interested in keeping the neighbours from rubbernecking than in searching for the missing child, Sarah become obsessed with finding her. She enlists the help of Zoë Boehm's investigation agency, but Sarah's and Zoë's search reveals more secrets than answers, taking them from Oxford's cobbled streets to the rugged outer reaches of the British Isles. As Zoë and Sarah draw closer to the truth, they are caught in a web of conspiracy and come up against government forces, cold-blooded mercenaries and vengeful loners. Down Cemetery Road is Mick Herron's debut novel, and the first book in the Zoë Boehm series, now reissued in hardback to celebrate twenty-one years since its original publication.
  • Bridgerton: Romancing Mr Bridgerton - Julia Quinn

    'A veritable treat' Daily Mail The fourth book in Julia Quinn's globally bestselling, Regency-set, Bridgerton Family series, now the inspiration for the Netflix series Bridgerton created by Shondaland. Welcome to Colin and Penelope's long-awaited story . . . ________________________________________ Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London . . . Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn't know him at all. Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same - especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. When he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat - or his promise of a happy ending? Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . . ' Light, pacy and full of feisty heroines ' Guardian on the Bridgerton series 'Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love . . . and gives them a thoroughly modern twist . I can't focus on anything else' Stylist 'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly 'A smart, funny touch' Time Magazine 'Like an episode of Downton Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March 'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist ' A romance readers will not want to put down . . . Hooray Julia! ' Romance Reviews Today 'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times 'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss 'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight , where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After 'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie 'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews
  • Seven Summers - Paige Toon

    ‘Genuinely unputdownable’ MILLY JOHNSON ‘Simply beautiful’ GIOVANNA FLETCHER ‘Heart-wrenching and heart-warming’ BETH O'LEARY ‘One of the most beautifully emotional books I’ve read’ CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN ______________________________ Two epic love stories. One impossible choice. The stunning new novel from Paige Toon. Six summers ago Liv and Finn meet working in a bar on the rugged Cornish coastline, their futures full of promise. When a night of passion ends in devastating tragedy they are bound together inextricably. But Finn's life is in LA with his band, and Liv's is in Cornwall with her family - so they make a promise. Finn will return every year, and if they are single they will spend the summer together. This summer Liv crosses paths with Tom - a mysterious new arrival in her hometown. As the wildflowers and heather come into bloom, they find themselves falling for one another. For the first time Liv can imagine a world where her heart isn't broken every year. Now Liv must make an impossible choice. And when she discovers the shocking reason that Tom has left home, she'll need to trust her heart even more . . . ______________________________ Praise for Seven Summers : 'Romantic and sweeping, raw and real' Lucy Vine ‘Full of characters you can’t help but fall for. . .this deeply emotional love story is one you’ll find impossible to forget' Heat Magazine ‘With a gorgeous seaside setting in Cornwall and plenty of emotional punch, this is a beautiful love story from the Queen of the Tear-jerker’ Best 'Paige Toon breaks your heart then stitches it back together with expert hands' Carley Fortune ‘Poignant, passionate and powerful, this unforgettable story will sweep you away on a giant wave of emotion’ Milly Johnson ‘Epic, emotional, uplifting! Perfect Paige!’ Heidi Swain ‘An epic love story that will keep you guessing until the very last page’ Lucy Diamond ‘A powerful love story’ The Sun ‘Heart-rending’ MyWeekly ‘Happiness and heartbreak, desperate dilemmas and delicious descriptions of the Cornish coast. I had no idea how this book was going to end. It’s going to be huge!’ Jill Mansell 'Heart-warming and heart-breaking' Jo Watson ‘You can smell the sea and feel the blissful ache of the characters’ hearts with the turn of every page. Magical’ Catherine Isaac 'She reaches into your heart and pulls it right out. Seven Summers is the ultimate love story' Annabel Monaghan ‘An emotional rollercoaster like no other, Seven Summers undid me!’ Zoë Folbigg 'Paige Toon's romances are always powerful and poignant and never fail to leave me clutching her book to my chest' Mia Sheridan ‘ Seven Summers warms your heart, shatters it in pieces, then puts it back together again and again’ Abby Jimenez ‘Paige Toon has spun a deeply layered story of hope and heartache that swept me away. I loved it’ K.A. Tucker ‘With a cracking plot, this is a heart-wrenching story of love and loss’ Candis ‘I don’t think I’ll ever get over this book’ Emily Stone ‘This gorgeous tale of soulmates who meet every summer ripped my heart to shreds and then put it back together’ Rachel Johns 'An uplifting homage to the power of love' Platinum 'A beautiful story of life and love and loss’ CultureFly ‘A romance novel set in summer in Cornwall? Sign us up!’ Cosmo Paige Toon, Sunday Times bestselling author, April 2023
  • Lion & Lamb - James Patterson

    There are two sides to every story. Husband and wife Archie and Francine Hughes are heroes in their hometown of Philadelphia. Archie is a football star, while Francine is a Grammy-winning singer. So everyone is in a state of shock when news breaks about the seemingly perfect couple. One spouse is murdered. The other is Suspect Number One. Even before the case hits the courtroom, it's the hottest ticket in town. For the defence: Cooper Lamb, private investigator to the stars. For the prosecution: Veena Lion, an attorney so bright she's got to wear shades. Between them, they know every secret in the Hughes household. Together, they prove how two wrongs can make a right. ______________________________________ PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON 'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer... Simply put: nobody does it better.' JEFFERY DEAVER 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' LEE CHILD 'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.' MICHAEL CONNELLY 'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN 'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL 'Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'Patterson is in a class by himself' GUARDIAN
  • Dark Matter - Blake Crouch

    'Brilliant' – Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series. Now a major Apple TV+ series starring Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly. Jason Dessen has been abducted. His life has been stolen. To get it back, he will go on a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could have possibly imagined. Dark Matter is a relentlessly surprising alternate-universe sci-fi thriller from Blake Crouch. 'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. In this other life, Jason has created a box. Transport into infinite alternate universes – every possible outcome of his life, one behind each door. In this other life, Jason chose a door. And he stole the life he wanted. If Jason Dessen wants his life back, he will have to find it among infinite possibilities. And he will have to battle a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe: himself. From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human. Perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Ready Player One .
  • The Viscount Who Loved Me - Julia Quinn

    # 1 New York Times Bestseller The inspiration for season two of BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Anthony Bridgerton in the second of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family. ANTHONY’S STORY This time the gossip columnists have it wrong. London’s most elusive bachelor Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry—he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield—the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams... Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister—but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself...
  • Her Last Summer - Emily Freud

    'A must-read that will keep you hooked' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Suspenseful, thrilling, stunning' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Packed with twists and turns' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ No body. No crime? Twenty years ago, Mari vanished while backpacking through Thailand with her boyfriend, Luke. He was accused of murder, but has always insisted he's innocent. Besides, her body was never found. Now, he's finally ready to talk. And filmmaker Cassidy Chambers wants to be the one to uncover what really happened, back then, in the dark of the jungle. But as she delves deeper into the past, Cassidy begins to fear what lies ahead, and the secrets buried along the way. 'Completely addictive' B P WALTER ' I couldn't put it down' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Atmospheric, propulsive' L V MATTHEWS 'Unputdownable!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Twisty and compulsive, with a killer twist' CHARLOTTE PHILBY 'A completely addictive page-turner that left me reeling!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Outstanding, immersive, rich and vivid' LIZZY BARBER 'The PERFECT summer thriller!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A breathless thriller with a high stakes plot' LUCY CLARKE
  • When He Was Wicked - Julia Quinn

    A New York Times Bestseller From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Francesca Bridgerton, in the sixth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. FRANCESCA’S STORY In every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one’s life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton. After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca’s surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer—the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin. But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms, and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .
  • Every Move You Make - C.L. Taylor

    **Your new obsession starts here. Get hooked by Sunday Times bestseller C.L. Taylor’s next impossible-to-put-down thriller.** ‘I absolutely loved it!’ Lisa Jewell 'I read it with my heart in my mouth’ Louise Candlish ‘Wow this was exceptional! Clever, original and filled with tension, this is a story I won’t ever forget. C.L. Taylor’s best yet.’ Claire Douglas 'I read it with my heart in my mouth.' Louise Candlish ‘Spine-chilling at every turn! One of the best thrillers of the year.’ Jeffery Deaver ‘A tense, twisty thrill-ride of stalking, obsession and revenge.’ TM Logan ‘I absolutely love C.L. Taylor’s writing.’ Liz Nugent ‘I absolutely loved this book and finished it in one sitting…In true C.L. Taylor style, it’s delightfully twisty.’ Katy Brent ________ Keep your friends close and your enemies closer… Alexandra, Lucy, Bridget, River and Natalie. Five friends who wish they’d never met. Because the one thing they have in common is the worst thing in their lives: they are all being stalked. When one of their group is murdered, days after their stalker is released from prison, time stands still for them all. They know their lives could end just as brutally at any moment – all it takes is for the people they fear the most to catch up with them. When the group receive a threat that one of them will die in ten days’ time, the terror that stalks their daily lives becomes all-consuming. But they know they don’t want to be victims anymore – it’s time to turn the tables and finally get their revenge. Because the only way to stop a stalker is to become one yourself… The multimillion bestseller returns with her most propulsive and addictive book yet. A chilling and terrifyingly real thriller that will keep you up all night – and looking over your shoulder for days to come… Every Move You Make was a #8 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 04-04-2024 and a #1 Kindle bestseller w/c 07-05-2024. About the author C.L. Taylor is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over two million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television. Her 2023 novel, The Guilty Couple, and her 2019 novel, Sleep, were both Richard and Judy book club picks. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
  • Wild Fire - Ann Cleeves

    A woman's death sees rumours flood the island community – as Inspector Jimmy Perez's life is about to change forever. Wild Fire is the eighth and final Shetland mystery from Ann Cleeves. Now a major BBC One drama, Shetland , starring Douglas Henshall. A new English family have moved to Shetland, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wild fire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. For him it will mean returning to the islands of his on–off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case. Perez is already facing the most disturbing investigation of his career when Willow drops a bomb-shell that will change his life forever. Is he ready for what is to come? 'An accomplished end to a fine series' - Sunday Times
  • Lucky - Louise Thompson

    How do you learn to live again when you've danced with death? Louise’s road to having a baby was far from easy, suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage during her first pregnancy and being caught in a terrifying house fire in her second. But her troubles were far from over when she gave birth. During an emergency c-section, she had severe complications and fought for her life over a number of days, whilst her son was taken into NICU. This terrifying experience impacted on Louise's mental health in a way that completely changed her life, as she has battled to come to terms with what happened to her, whilst also becoming a mother. As Louise has rebuilt herself step by step, she has reflected back on her past – from her childhood and dynamics with her family, to her struggles with alcohol and toxic relationships, as well as the rollercoaster years of her time on Made in Chelsea. Louise’s experience has changed the way she sees the world and redefined what's important to her. Although it has been a challenging journey, she is determined to come out more alive than ever. Louise’s powerful story, told with raw honesty, shows the incredible human ability to overcome anything, no matter what life throws at you.
  • Her Last Goodbye - Carla Kovach

    Her small hands tremble and tears run down her cheeks. Shivering in the dark, damp storeroom, the little girl clutches her favourite toy dog. She cries out for help, but nobody answers. Her mother went missing last night and, as dawn breaks, there is still no sign of her. Four-year-old Cleo shakes with fear as she tells the police that her mother, Darcie , was taken by a man on their way home last night. Darcie told Cleo to run and hide, and the last thing she saw was Darcie being pushed into the back of a car. When police look into Darcie’s life, they discover a drunken argument with her best friend hours before she went missing, a dark figure seen loitering near where Cleo was found, and a recent assault allegation against a customer at Darcie’s work.  It seems like everyone around the young mother was keeping secrets, but Darcie had a dark secret of her own – one she hasn’t dared tell a soul.  Did Darcie’s deadly past finally catch up with her? And will she find the strength to fight for her life and keep her promise to return for her beloved daughter?  If you enjoy reading Angela Marons, J M Dalgliesh and Mark Edwards then you’ll absolutely love this addictive page-turner.  What readers are saying about Carla Kovach: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ OMG!!!!! … Left me shocked and speechless from the very beginning all the way up to the very end … Fantastic … Totally blew my mind .’ Blue Moon Blogger ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Heart-racing … A MUST READ!!!! … Excellent… I was completely immersed… I devoured this book in one sitting and only came up for breath after I had turned the last page… Blew me away … Heart-stopping … Loved, loved it!!!! ’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Wow!!!!! Loved!!!!! Shocked!!!!! Twisted!!!!! … You are in for a real treat… I couldn’t believe what I was reading… I was left speechless .’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Wow, Carla hits another one out of the park! Crazy thrill ride that just didn’t let up . Twists and turns galore.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I am completely hooked on this series. I read this in a single sitting, unable to put it down .’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Absolutely amazing! … Incredibly clever and gripping. I was hooked from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ My head was spinning … Finger-licking good .’ B for Bookreview ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Wow! … Amazing! Totally loved every single part … I read it in one day .’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A fabulous book … Brilliantly addictive. I loved every page. ’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Addictive … Kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning until the end … I just love this… Brilliant .’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Wow! What a great read!! … So many twists and turns… This book touched every possible emotion. Can’t recommend enough!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Absolutely perfect … Fantastic … Kept me totally hooked all the way.’ Fiction Café
  • Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Picoult takes a red-hot topic and turns it into a gripping and thought-provoking novel' Sunday Express Andrew Hopkins lovingly raised his daughter Delia by himself, allowing her to believe they lost Delia's mother in a car accident twenty-seven years ago. But as Delia is preparing herself for the next chapter in her life, a policeman knocks on the door and reveals a terrible secret: that Andrew kidnapped his four-year-old daughter and led Delia's mother to believe she was dead. Andrew is behind bars, and there is no doubt in anyone's mind that he is guilty. But does that mean that what he did wasn't right? 'She is the master of her craft . . . and humanity is what Picoult does best' Sunday Telegraph
  • Never - Ken Follett

    The Sunday Times Thriller of the Month Expertly researched and visionary in scale, international number one bestseller Ken Follett’s Never is more than a thriller. It imagines a scenario we all hope never comes true, one which will keep you transfixed until the final page . . . 'Stunning . . . one of the most compelling reads of the year' – Daily Express A stolen US army drone. A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert. A secret stash of deadly chemicals. Each is a threat to global stability. Each can be overcome with only the highest levels of diplomacy. But when those in charge disagree and refuse to back down, an international chain reaction kicks off with potentially catastrophic consequences: a world edging closer to war . . . Now three people must work with the utmost skill to stop that from happening: A spy working undercover with jihadis. A brilliant Chinese spymaster. A US president beleaguered by a populist rival for the next election. The only question is – in a game of brinksmanship, can the inevitable ever be stopped? 'Bold in scale and meticulously researched' – Sunday Times 'Probably his best yet' - Stephen King 'Urgent and fiercely compelling’ – Washington Post More than 175 million copies sold worldwide. Published in over eighty territories and thirty-seven languages. The international no.1 bestselling phenomenon returns.
  • A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas

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

    Learn the secret – or die trying Has ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope finally got out of his depth? That’s the question Ben faces when the hunt for a missing girl takes him to China. He’s a stranger in a strange land – but he’s also the victim’s only hope. To make things worse, she’s almost family. As the pressure mounts, so does the gruesome death toll. With ruthless enemies in pursuit and an unlikely alliance with an enigmatic detective his only lifeline, Ben realises that this situation is far more explosive than even he’d bargained for. Suddenly it’s no longer just the missing girl’s fate depending on him. At the heart of the mystery lies an ancient secret dating back to China’s first emperor and the legendary Terracotta Army – a secret that people will still kill for, millennia later. Ben Hope has never turned his back on those in need, and he’s no stranger to tough odds. But can he survive long enough to discover the truth – and is he ready for the consequences? Discover more about Scott Mariani and Ben Hope at Reviews ‘Compelling from the first page until the last, Mariani and his fabulous protagonist Ben Hope entertain in a gripping tale that will have you turning the pages well into the night’ Mark Dawson ‘Thrilling. Scott Mariani is at the top of his game’ Andy McDermott ‘A high level of realism … the action scenes come thick and fast. Like the father of the modern thriller, Frederick Forsyth, Mariani has a knack for embedding his plots in the fears and preoccupations of their time’ Shots Magazine ‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code’ J. L. Carrell ‘History, action, devious scheming and eye-opening detail. Mariani delivers a twisting storyline’ David Leadbeater 'Non-stop action – this book delivers’ Steve Berry About the author Scott Mariani is the author of the worldwide-acclaimed action / adventure series featuring maverick ex-SAS hero Ben Hope. Scott’s books have topped the bestseller charts in the UK and beyond. Scott was born in Scotland, studied in Oxford and now lives and writes in rural west Wales.
  • Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5) - Julia Quinn

    'A veritable treat' Daily Mail The fifth novel in Julia Quinn's globally beloved and bestselling Bridgerton Family series, set in Regency times and now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix. This is Eloise's story . . . ________________________________________ My dear Miss Bridgerton, We have been corresponding now for quite some time, and although we have never formally met, I feel as if I know you. I am writing to invite you to visit me here at Romney Hall. It is my hope that after a suitable period of time, we might decide that we will suit, and you will consent to be my wife. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away. Could this imperfect man be perfect for her? Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . . ' Light, pacy and full of feisty heroines ' Guardian on the Bridgerton series 'Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love . . . and gives them a thoroughly modern twist . I can't focus on anything else' Stylist 'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly 'A smart, funny touch' Time Magazine 'Like an episode of Downton Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March 'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist ' A romance readers will not want to put down . . . Hooray Julia! ' Romance Reviews Today 'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times 'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss 'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight , where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After 'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie 'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews
  • An Offer From a Gentleman - Julia Quinn

    BENEDICT'S STORY Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball—or that she would be spinning in the arms of her "Prince Charming"—the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton. But when the clock strikes midnight, Sophie’s enchanting evening ends. Since that night Benedict has been able to think of nothing but the bewitching young woman, and he’s sworn to find and wed his mystery miss. Yet will another unexpectedly steal his heart—and his chance for a fairy tale love?
  • This is What Happened - Mick Herron

    Something's happened. A lot of things have happened. If she could turn back time, she wondered how far she would go. Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero - if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.
  • The Idea of You - Robinne Lee

    INTRODUCING YOUR NEXT OBSESSION . . . 'The sleeper hit of the pandemic' Vogue 'This slayed me' TAYLOR JENKINS REID 'The ending . . . I'M NOT OVER IT' 5***** READER REVIEW 'If you only read one book this year, make it this' 5***** READER REVIEW _______ THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS HAYES CAMPBELL. To the media, he's the enigmatic front-man of a record-breaking boyband. To his fans, he's the boy of their dreams. To his label, he's gold-dust. And to Solène Marchand, he's the pretty face that's plastered over her teenage daughter's bedroom wall. Until a chance meeting throws Hayes and Solène together . . . The attraction is instant. The chemistry is electric. The affair is Solène's secret. But can it really stay that way forever? _______ Praise for The Idea of You . . . 'Sexy enough for the beach, smart enough for the book club' BOOK CIRCLE ' The Idea of You managed to work the ultimate book magic: It blurred the boundary between this world and that one' OPRAH MAGAZINE 'You finally have something else to obsess about. Will have you staying up all night to finish' THE SKIMM Readers everywhere have fallen for The Idea of You: 'It's been over a week since I finished The Idea of You and I still haven't recovered' ***** 'The ending... I'M NOT OVER IT' 5***** READER REVIEW 'Solene and Hayes... I won't be forgetting you anytime soon' ***** 'I can't remember being so moved by a book before. I mean down to my soul. Every word was pure gold' 5***** READER REVIEW 'I purchased copies for my closest girlfriends. One of those books that you never want to end' ***** 'Impossible to put down' 5 ***** READER REVIEW
  • It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover

    Don't miss  IT STARTS WITH US , the sequel to  IT ENDS WITH US . Available now...  THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY GLOBAL BESTSELLER. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE.  Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price. 
  • None of This is True - Lisa Jewell

    Buy now and prepare to be hooked from the Number One bestselling thriller author of The Family Upstairs. . . * VOTED CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2024 * * AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * * OVER 6,000 FIVE STAR REVIEWS * * AUDIBLE NO.1 SIX WEEKS IN A ROW * 'Gloriously dark' Lucy Foley ' A moody, slippery novel ' Gillian McAllister 'One hundred percent brilliant' Clare Mackintosh 'Shocking and creepy and glorious' Nicola Walker ' Utterly addictive' Claire Douglas ___________ Celebrating her 45th birthday at her local pub, podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie is also celebrating her 45th. A few days later, they bump into each other again, this time outside Alix's children's school. Josie says she thinks she would be an interesting subject for Alix's podcast. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life. Alix agrees to a trial interview and indeed, Josie's life appears to be strange and complicated. Alix finds her unsettling but can't quite resist the temptation to keep digging. Slowly Alix starts to realise that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it Josie has cajoled her way into Alix's life - and into her home. Soon Alix begins to wonder who is Josie Fair really? And what has she done? * The Hi! I'm Your Birthday Twin podcast has been bought to life! Listen to all 4 episodes and find out more at * ___________ Readers can't get enough of None of This is True . . . ***** ' Lisa Jewell is BACK with a banger baby!!! and this might just be my favourite of hers yet.' ***** ' I'm speechless after reading this bone chilling , dark , twisty , mind bending thriller' ***** ' Did it deliver??? OMG !!! wait until you read this!!!' ***** 'OMG!!!!!! Dare I say this may just be Lisa Jewells best book yet!?' ***** 'What in the actual hell did I just read???? Bingeable, unreliable, unhinged in the best way, and well developed!' ___________ More love for None of This is True . . . 'Left me reeling' Adele Parks ' You will ignore everyone and everything until you’ve finished it' India Knight ‘A tense, superbly crafted exploration of obsession .’ Steve Cavanagh 'Really dark and twisty' Graham Norton ' MAGNIFICENT' Marian Keyes 'So suspenseful, so smart, so insightful. ' Katherine Heiny ' A pitch-black fever dream of a novel' Ruth Ware 'Have never read a book so fast!' Hayley Morris ' A sleek, playful, mesmerising read' Louise Candlish 'Twisty twisty twisty' Emily Henry 'You're in for a treat' Jojo Moyes 'Rollercoaster of a read' Jane Fallon 'I inhaled it!' Harriet Tyce 'Lisa Jewell [has] confirmed her status as a powerhouse of psychological thrillers' Sunday Express 'The most gripping thriller I read this year' Daily Express Lisa Jewell, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, September 2023 None of This is True , instant Sunday Times bestseller July 2023 Number 1 on Audible, July-August 2023
  • Murder at the Bonfire - Penny Blackwell

    WELCOME BACK TO CHERRYWOOD! Preparations are underway for Cherrywood's annual celebration of Guy Fawkes Night . . . When it's announced that the hotly anticipated 'Penny for the Guy' trail will have a celebrity judge - former DJ 'Screaming' Ade Adams - competition steps up amongst the villagers. But as everyone gathers for the main event, Ade is found dead atop the bonfire with three mysterious tarot cards in his pocket, and barmaid and part-time sleuth Tess Feather suspects foul play. Why would anyone in Cherrywood want the retired disc jockey dead? And could there be a connection to a recently returned villager: Tess's estranged brother Mikey? Once again, Tess is forced to team up with her ex-boyfriend - private investigator Liam Hanley - and her friends Raven and Oliver as they investigate a tale of murder and vengeance that could go all the way to the top. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CHERRYWOOD MYSTERIES : '⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ My new favourite cosy crime series!' '⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Truly, this was one of the best starts to a new British cosy series I have read in a while' '⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐Wow what an amazing book! This is a great read for all the Thursday Murder Club fans' '⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I loved it, and I hope this is the start of a long series of Cherrywood books!' '⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Love the drama and romance! The lovely British setting and a great bunch of characters! Looking forward to book 2!' '⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I loved this British cozy mystery! And the characters were so good!' '⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Cleverly written, with a good air of mystery . . . I really enjoyed this novel' ---- Return to Cherrywood in the gripping and addictive new instalment in The Cherrywood Mysteries. If you love a charming and quintessentially British cosy murder mystery, packed full of witty one-liners and an eclectic cast of characters, you won't want to miss this one. Perfect for fans of Fiona Leitch, Hannah Hendy and Robert Thorogood.
  • It Starts with Us - Colleen Hoover

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

    'Witty, tense, sharp, and paced like a racecar, this one hims' GREGG HURWITZ 'Had me hooked' COSMOPOLITAN 'Another gripping tale from the modern master of the impossible plot twist' SUN 'Deliciously complicated and compelling at every turn' DAILY MAIL 'Just as twisty as you would expect' TELEGRAPH ___________________________________________________________ How can a man who’s already dead be wanted for murder? This is the question sports agent Myron Bolitar asks himself when two FBI agents visit him in New York. The man they are looking for is Myron’s former client and rival, Greg Downing. Greg’s DNA has been found at the scene of a high profile double-murder, and he is now the FBI’s main suspect. But Greg died three years previously, Myron says. He went to his funeral and gave the eulogy. The FBI are disbelieving, and Myron knows he has to find some answers – and quickly. Could Greg Downing still be alive? The more Myron and his close friend Win dig into what really happened, the more dangerous their world becomes . . . Secrets, lies and a murderous conspiracy that stretches back into the past lie at the heart of Harlan Coben’s blistering new thriller. ____________________________________ Readers love Think Twice . . . 'Great writing. Great dialogue' 'Harlan Coben does it again!' 'Highly recommend' 'Loved, loved, loved' 'The best one yet' ______________________________________ 'HARLAN COBEN never ever lets you down' LEE CHILD 'HARLAN COBEN: simply one of the all-time greats' GILLIAN FLYNN 'HARLAN COBEN is the modern master of the hook and twist' DAN BROWN 'HARLAN COBEN is unbelievably brilliant' RICHARD OSMAN 'HARLAN COBEN is a GREAT writer' JOHN GRISHAM
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

    The first instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON and TikTok sensation, from multi-million selling and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas Maas has established herself as a fantasy fiction titan – Time Harry Potter magic, Taylor Swift sass, Fifty Shades-level athleticism – The Sunday Times With bits of Buffy, Game of Thrones and Outlander, this is a glorious series of total joy – Stylist Spiced with slick plotting and atmospheric world-building... a page-turning delight – Guardian ****** Feyre is a huntress, but when she kills what she thinks is a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor, Tamlin, is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal Fae. And there's more to the Fae than the legends suggest. As Feyre adapts to her new home, her feelings for Tamlin begin to change. Icy hostility turns to fiery passion that burns through every lie she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But shadows are creeping in, and Tamlin has a dark secret that he cannot share. Fate brought Feyre to Tamlin for a reason, but saving him from the darkness that threatens his world will lead her down a path that she can never return from. Enter the world of Sarah J. Maas and discover the sweeping romantic fantasy that everyone's talking about for yourself. ****** 5* reader reviews 'This is the first fantasy book I've ever read . . . I'm hooked. I'm addicted' 'I'm a standard romance girl but this swept me off my feet' 'Her writing is exquisite; her characters complex . . . and worlds all-consuming' 'This book has ignited my spark for reading again'
  • My Favourite Mistake - Marian Keyes

    THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTWARMING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER MUST-READ OF THE SUMMER 'Keyes is a powerhouse' The Sunday Times 'What heaven . . . wish it could go on forever' Nigella Lawson 'Unbelievable . . . so much talent' Chris Evans --- Anna has just lost her taste for the Big Apple… She has a life to envy. An apartment in New York. A well-meaning (too well-meaning?) partner. And a high-flying job in beauty PR. Who wouldn’t want all that? Anna, it turns out. Trading a minor midlife crisis for a major life event, she switches the skyscrapers of Manhattan for the tiny Irish town of Maumtully (population 1,217), helping old friends Brigit and Colm set up a luxury coastal retreat. Tougher than it sounds. Newflash: the locals hate the idea. So much so, there have been threats – and violence. Anna, however, worked in the beauty industry. There’s no ugliness she hasn’t seen. No wrinkle she can’t smooth over. There’s just one fly in the ointment – old flame Joey Armstrong. He’s going to be her wingman. Never mind their chequered history. Never mind what might have been. Because no matter how far you go, your mistakes will still be waiting for you . . . --- 'Much to love . . . eye-wateringly comical ' Observer ' Warmhearted and deftly plotted page-turner. A celebration of kindness: that of family and friends' Sunday Telegraph 'You are all in for a treat . My Favourite Mistake is by turns hilarious and heart-breaking, with a very satisfying mystery at the heart of it too' Elly Griffiths 'Explodes with joyful humanity on every page' Sara Pascoe 'A great, big mystery romance that will make you laugh on every page. A marvel' Catherine Newman ' We love Marian for her humour, relatable style and wisdom - all of which are present here. A big-hearted read full of big feelings' Woman & Home ‘ Furiously funny and stealthily profound . There’s so much depth, but reading it made me feel happier and lighter than I have in ages – it’s sexy, smart, wise, touching and fun ' Daisy Buchanan 'A great read from this much-loved author' Prima Praise for Marian Keyes 'Delightfully funny' Daily Telegraph 'Funny, tender, completely absorbing!' Graham Norton 'An entertaining, growingly poignant contemporary tale' Sunday Times 'Funny, heartbreaking, achingly real' Jane Fallon 'Beautifully written, funny, heartbreaking and always wise - a proper treat' Daily Mail Readers are loving My Favourite Mistake ‘This book is hilarious, relatable, sexy and moving by turn and I inhaled it within a day. Fabulous ’ ***** Reader Review ‘I was absolutely overjoyed to be able to read and review this book and I left abandoned housework, children and much more behind as I indulged myself with this book. I literally did not want to put it down at all ’ ***** Reader Review ‘ OMG it’s good to have these lovely characters back!’ ***** Reader Review ‘The most magical of storytellers has done it again, the world would be a far sadder place without Marian Keyes ’ ***** Reader Review ‘it was engaging, funny, sad and everything in between with that wonderful familiarity certain book characters just have – brilliant’ ***** Reader Review Marian Keyes, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, April 2024 (UK) Marian Keyes, Number 1 bestseller, Republic of Ireland and Number 1 bestseller, South Africa [Nielsen Bookscan, April 2024]
  • Iron Flame - Rebecca Yarros

    The instant number one Sunday Times bestseller and thrilling sequel to the global phenomenon, Fourth Wing! Don't miss out on the series that the world can't stop talking about: 'An absolute romantasy sensation . . . Yarros is the true inheritor of Harry Potter and inspires Hunger Games levels of devotion' - Guardian 'Fear not, levels of fighting, rebelliousness and all-round sexiness are still sky-high' - Daily Mail 'Iron Flame is on course to set the world alight' - Glamour 'Yarros had me hooked from the first chapter' - Mail on Sunday __________________________________________ She survived her first year at Basgiath War College . . . but the danger is only beginning. Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College, Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky. Now the real training begins, and Violet's already wondering how she'll get through. It's not just that it's grueling and maliciously brutal, or even that it's designed to stretch the riders' capacity for pain beyond endurance. It's the new vice commandant, who's made it his personal mission to teach Violet exactly how powerless she is - unless she betrays the man she loves. Although Violet's body might be weaker and frailer than everyone else's, she still has her wits, and a will of iron. And leadership is forgetting the most important lesson Basgiath has taught her: Dragon riders make their own rules. But a determination to survive won't be enough this year. Because Violet knows the real secret hidden for centuries at Basgiath War College - and nothing, not even dragon fire, may be enough to save them in the end. __________________________________________ R eviews for Fourth Wing 'Pure escapism - think Hunger Games meets Fifty Shades' THE SUN 'We weren't expecting to become obsessed with Rebecca Yarros's Fourth Wing, but we very much are - and we're not alone . . .' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE 'I couldn't put it down!' MILLIE BOBBY BROWN 'This book contains an addictive , drug like essence that will make you relinquish all responsibility until the very last word. Do not say I didn't warn you' GLAMOUR 'Throw in an enemies-to-lovers plotline, some life-threatening trials and the threat of war in the outside world, and you've got yourself a deliciously gripping dish, which I downed in one sitting' STYLIST '2024 is the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese calendar. Dive into a fantasy narrative featuring these mythical, winged creatures.' POP SUGAR OTHER BOOKS IN THE EMPYREAN SERIES - FOURTH WING - IRON FLAME *Rebecca Yarros's Iron Flame was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller in hardback in the second week of November 2023
  • The Holiday Escape - Heidi Swain

    PRE-ORDER HOME FOR CHRISTMAS , THE BRAND NEW FESTIVE TREAT FROM HEIDI SWAIN, COMING CHRISTMAS 2024. Her dream holiday is his everyday life. His dream holiday is her normal life. What happens when they collide?   Ally and her dad, Geoff, run the family business, a creative retreat, from their home Hollyhock Cottage in picturesque Kittiwake Cove. They give their guests their dream break, but Ally hankers after glamourous city living, fancy restaurants and art galleries. Ally’s survival strategy is to escape out of season, take a break abroad and pretend to be the person she always imagined she would be. She meets Logan while she’s away and he turns out to be exactly the kind of distraction she’s looking for. With her spirits restored, Ally returns home, picks up the reins again and sets her sights on another successful season, but when Logan unexpectedly arrives on the scene, she soon realises she’s in for a summer that’s going to be far from straightforward…   A story about bringing a holiday home – and what happens when what goes on on holiday comes back to bite you… Your favourite authors love Heidi Swain's books: 'A summer delight!' SARAH MORGAN 'A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets' BELLA OSBORNE 'A ray of reading sunshine!' LAURA KEMP 'A lovely, sweet, summery read' MILLY JOHNSON 'An absolutely gorgeous summer tale of love and secrets' RACHAEL LUCAS  
  • Walk the Wire - David Baldacci

    Remember his name: FBI Agent Amos Decker is back in a thrilling memory man investigation. From the number one bestselling author of The 6:20 Man , David Baldacci. A town with a secret. A lone hunter discovers the remains of a woman in North Dakota’s Badlands. She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her, reminiscent of those only seen on TV shows – but there is no slab, morgue or camera in sight. A victim without a past. The FBI decide to investigate Irene Cramer's death, as key questions surface around her mysterious past. Little is known about this school teacher, where she came from or her true identity. But she clearly had something to hide. A hero with a unique skill. FBI investigator Amos Decker and his colleague, Alex Jamison, are summoned to seek answers. They travel to the local community of London, North Dakota – a town which sits at the very heart of the fracking industry. Enriched with oil money, jealousy and a deep-set rivalry lie beneath a veneer of glitz and opulence. Decker soon realizes that the nearby ‘eye in the sky’, the Air Force Station, may hold the vital clues. And that this town holds secrets so explosive, they could destabilize the entire country . . Walk the Wire by David Baldacci is the sixth book in the Amos Decker series. Continue the investigative thrillers with Long Shadows . Once read, never forgotten.
  • Fourth Wing - Rebecca Yarros

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

    The instant Top 5 Sunday Times bestseller 'The Book Of The Summer’ VOGUE 'A page-turning read about the dark side of social media' STYLIST ‘Topical, heartfelt, provocative’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO ‘Impossible to put down’ PAULA HAWKINS ‘A page-turner that you can’t second guess’ THE TIMES ‘Fans of Yellowface will love The List’ RED MAGAZINE ONLINE RUMOURS. REAL LIFE TROUBLE. Ola Olajide, a high-profile journalist at Womxxxn magazine, is marrying the love of her life in one month's time. She and her fiancé Michael seem to have it all. That is, until one morning when they both wake up to the same message: ‘Oh my god, have you seen The List?’ It began as a list of anonymous allegations about abusive men. Now it's been published online. Ola made her name breaking exactly this type of story. But today, Michael's name is on there. Will the truth behind The List change everything for both of them? An Evening Standard and The Times book of the year. *SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES* ‘Explosive … Every book club should read this’ SYMEON BROWN ‘The book that everyone’s talking about’ INDEPENDENT ‘Terrifyingly good' RUTH JONES READERS ARE OBSESSED WITH THE LIST: ‘WOW! I could not put this down. I would give it six stars if I could!’ ‘Gripping, with twists and turns that keep you hooked until the very end’ ‘SO GOOD. Perfect for book clubs … like Such a Fun Age’ Richard & Judy Book Club pick, April 2024 Reviews ‘A page-turning read about the dark side of social media’ STYLIST ‘A total page-turner on the underbelly of life online’ BBC WOMAN'S HOUR ‘One of the hottest books of the year… Topical and vital’ MARIE CLAIRE ‘The Book Of The Summer… Sure to inspire frenzied debate’ VOGUE 'Blistering… a love story for our times’ HARPER'S BAZAAR ‘Impossible to put down. The hype is real’ INDEPENDENT ‘Fun and thought-provoking… A book that's just right for our times’ HARPER'S BAZAAR ‘Punchy, topical and hugely thought-provoking’ GLAMOUR ‘The hottest book of the summer… an incredible commentary on the internet’ BBC RADIO LONDON ‘A gripping social nightmare’ OBSERVER ‘One of the most anticipated books of the summer’ GUARDIAN ‘A compulsive read’ HEAT MAGAZINE ‘Topical, heartfelt, provocative’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO ‘The perfect summer read’ PAULA HAWKINS ‘An enthralling, razor-sharp, witty page-turner’ BOLU BABALOLA ‘Phenomenal’ ABI DARÉ ‘Utterly compelling, immersive and addictive’ SARA COLLINS 'Full of sharp wit and exacting observation’ DIANA EVANS ‘A biting, chilling, prescient page-turner’ DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE ‘Whip-smart and thought-provoking’ RUTH WARE ‘Addictive… will set off a million debates’ ANNIE LORD ‘Unputdownable' NELS ABBEY ‘Explosive … Every book club should read this’ SYMEON BROWN
  • The Last Devil To Die - Richard Osman

    THE FOURTH NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN ---------- ‘The rightful king of crime’ i News 'Deeply moving... some of his best writing yet' Telegraph Shocking news reaches the Thursday Murder Club. An old friend in the antiques business has been killed, and a dangerous package he was protecting has gone missing. As the gang springs into action they encounter art forgers, online fraudsters and drug dealers, as well as heartache close to home. With the body count rising, the package still missing and trouble firmly on their tail, has their luck finally run out? And who will be the last devil to die? ---------- 'As charming and funny as always but SO MOVING' Marian Keyes Richard Osman, Sunday Times bestseller, March 2024 The Bullet that Missed broke the record for the fastest-selling adult fiction hardback ever, September 2022
  • The Paper Palace - Miranda Cowley Heller

    One life changing decision: your husband or your one true love? ---------------- On a perfect August morning, Elle Bishop heads out for a swim in the pond below 'The Paper Palace' - her family's holiday home in Cape Cod. As she dives beneath the water she relives the passionate encounter she had the night before, against the side of the house that knows all her darkest secrets, while her husband and mother chatted to their guests inside... So begins a story that unfolds over twenty-four hours and fifty years, as Elle's shocking betrayal leads her to a life-changing decision. A PAGE-TURNING SUMMER READ FOR FANS OF WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING AND LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE ---------------- Readers have been gripped by THE PAPER PALACE : ***** 'I devoured this book in a couple of days' ***** 'I fell in love with the characters' ***** 'A heart-rending love story filled with so many complications' Sunday Times Bestseller, September 2022
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

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

    'Magnetic. I couldn't put it down.' STEPHEN KING 'Immersive, gripping and wish a twist you won't see coming' ELLERY LLOYD 'The very definition of a page-turner' CLARE MACKINTOSH ---- I guess you're probably wondering about the next girl. Because there's always another girl, right? A girl waiting to be taken. To be swept away. I'll tell you about her. It's been twenty years since Detective Chelsey Calhoun lost her sister, and she's been searching ever since: for signs, for closure, for other missing girls. Happy endings are rare in Chelsey's line of work. Until one day, local teenager Ellie Black is found in Washington State woods. Two years after her disappearance, she's an echo of herself, but alive. But something's not right about this girl. Where has she been, and who is she protecting? Chelsey has to find out. For herself, for her sister, and before the next girl is taken. ---- 'I stayed up late into the night turning the pages . . . a truly jaw-dropping twist.' JESSICA KNOLL 'An emotional gut-punch of a thriller' SAMANTHA DOWNING 'What a page-turner, with a truly shocking twist at the end. It’s an absolute winner for me.' SUSAN LEWIS 'Brooding and atmospheric' MARY KUBICA
  • You Like It Darker - Stephen King

    ' You like it darker? Fine, so do I ', writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life - both metaphorical and literal. King has, for half a century, been a master of the form, and these stories, about fate, mortality, luck, and the folds in reality where anything can happen, are as rich and riveting as his novels, both weighty in theme and a huge pleasure to read. King writes to feel 'the exhilaration of leaving ordinary day-to-day life behind', and in You Like it Darker , readers will feel that exhilaration too, again and again. 'Two Talented Bastids' explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills. In 'Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream', a brief and unprecedented psychic flash upends dozens of lives, Danny's most catastrophically. In 'Rattlesnakes', a sequel to Cujo, a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance - with major strings attached. In 'The Dreamers', a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored. 'The Answer Man' asks if prescience is good luck or bad and reminds us that a life marked by unbearable tragedy can still be meaningful. King's ability to surprise, amaze, and bring us both terror and solace remains unsurpassed. Each of these stories holds its own thrills, joys, and mysteries; each feels iconic. You like it darker? You got it. 'As classic as King's novels are, his shorter fiction has been just as gripping over the years' - USA Today 'One of the great storytellers of our time' - Guardian
  • Long Island - Colm Tóibín

    'Heartbreak, wistfulness, cracking dialogue . . . This is Tóibín at his best' - The Times 'A masterful novel full of longing and regret . . . Intensely moving and yet full of restraint' - Douglas Stuart, author of Shuggie Bain OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK Long Island is Colm Tóibín’s masterpiece: an exquisite, exhilarating novel that asks whether it is possible to truly return to the past and renew the great love that seemed gone forever. The sequel to Colm Tóibín's prize-winning, bestselling novel Brooklyn . A man with an Irish accent knocks on Eilis Fiorello’s door on Long Island and in that moment everything changes. Eilis and Tony have built a secure, happy life here since leaving Brooklyn - perhaps a little stifled by the in-laws so close, but twenty years married and with two children looking towards a good future. And yet this stranger will reveal something that will make Eilis question the life she has created. For the first time in years she suddenly feels very far from home and the revelation will see her turn towards Ireland once again. Back to her mother. Back to the town and the people she had chosen to leave behind. Did she make the wrong choice marrying Tony all those years ago? Is it too late now to take a different path?
  • Night Shift - Annie Crown

    'A sweet and sexy romance that will keep you reading through the night' Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author of After The bookworm and the basketball player are about to meet their match . . . Kendall Holiday spends her Friday nights exactly where she wants to be: with her head buried in a spicy romance novel while she works the graveyard shift at her university's library. She knows she could join her friends for a weekend of drunken debauchery and college parties, but she likes her alone time, so she tells herself she isn't hiding when she gets lost in the pages of fictional love stories. But that all changes when Vincent Knight, captain of the basketball team, turns up with an injured wrist, a sour mood, and a pressing need for poetry recommendations for a class he hates. Vincent is tall, smart-mouthed, and challenges Kendall like no one has before. Suddenly, she's falling headfirst into her very own romance novel. But it takes a lot more truth than tropes to get to a happy ever after in real life . . .
  • A Game of Lies - Clare Mackintosh

    IF YOU WERE HOOKED ON THE TRAITORS , YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS A GAME OF LIES... THE TWISTY RICHARD & JUDY PICK, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING THRILLER AND NO.1 KINDLE BESTSELLER They say the camera never lies. But on this show, you can't trust anything you see. Seven reality show contestants arrive in the Welsh mountains to compete for a life-changing prize, not realising what they're truly signing up for. Each stranger has a secret - and the show will force them to expose one another live on air. It's not long before things take an even darker turn, and Detective Ffion Morgan is summoned to untangle the truth behind the scenes. And when a murderer strikes, every one of Ffion's suspects has an alibi . . . and a secret worth killing for. 'Twisty and clever' Karin Slaughter 'Clever plot and smart, sharp writing' Shari Lapena 'Packed with suspects, twists and turns' Alex Michaelides 'The very definition of a page-turner' Sarah Pearse 'DC Ffion Morgan is fearless, fiery and funny' T.M. Logan 'Dark, devilish, witty and wonderful' Chris Whitaker 'Wickedly fun' Lucy Clarke 'Engaging characters and buckets of tension' BA Paris 'A taut whodunnit that will keep you guessing' Jane Fallon If you enjoy A Game of Lies, don't miss Ffion Morgan in The Last Party , out now - and Ffion Morgan will return in a new thriller, available to pre-order now. * A Game of Lies was a Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller on 30.07.2023 and Kindle No.1 bestseller on 16.09.23
  • Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas

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

    Pre-order REDEMPTION , the thrilling new Jack Jordan novel, coming June 2024. 'If you like a legal thriller you'll love this!' HARRIET TYCE TO STEAL A MAN'S FREEDOM ALL IT TAKES IS . . . CONVICTION Wade Darling stands accused of killing his wife and teenage children as they slept before burning the family home to the ground.    When the case lands on barrister Neve Harper’s desk, she knows it could be the career making case she’s been waiting for. But only if she can prove Wade’s innocence.  A matter of days before the case, as Neve is travelling home for the night, she is approached by a man. He tells her she must lose this case or the secret about her own husband’s disappearance will be revealed.   Failing that, he will kill everyone she cares about until she follows orders.   Neve must make a choice – betray every principle she has ever had by putting a potentially innocent man in prison, or risk putting those she loves in mortal danger. For fans of Steve Cavanagh, Linwood Barclay and Gillian McAllister, introducing the latest novel from the master of the moral dilemma , Jack Jordan. PRAISE FOR JACK JORDAN: 'When you pick up a book to read the first page and then can’t put it down . . . '  SARAH PEARSE  'Thriller fans will be in heaven'  LOUISE CANDLISH 'What a terrifying ride!'  GILLY MACMILLAN  
  • King of Wrath - Ana Huang

    Meet the Kings of Sin . . . The must-read billionaire romance from the bestselling author of the Twisted series. Read King of Wrath now for a steamy arranged marriage romance. She's the wife he never wanted . . . and the weakness he never saw coming. Ruthless. Meticulous. Arrogant. Dante Russo thrives on control, both personally and professionally. The billionaire CEO never planned to marry - until the threat of blackmail forces him into an engagement with a woman he barely knows: Vivian Lau , jewellery heiress and daughter of his newest enemy. It doesn't matter how beautiful or charming she is. He'll do everything in his power to destroy the evidence and their betrothal. There's only one problem: now that he has her . . . he can't bring himself to let her go. *** Elegant. Ambitious. Well-mannered. Vivian Lau is the perfect daughter and her family's ticket into the highest echelons of high society. Marrying a blue-blooded Russo means opening doors that would otherwise remain closed to her new-money family. While the rude, elusive Dante isn't her idea of a dream partner, she agrees to their arranged marriage out of duty. Craving his touch was never part of the plan. Neither was the worst thing she could possibly do: fall in love with her future husband. King of Wrath is a steamy arranged marriage billionaire romance. It includes explicit content and profanity. Recommended for mature readers only. *** Why fans love Ana Huang ⭐ ⭐ ⭐! ' King of Greed ? More like King of my Heart (Ana Huang's Version)' Lauren Asher 'WE HAVE NO NOTES JUST LOTS OF HORNY FEELINGS' Ali Hazelwood 'Ana did not come to play . . . it was giving everything I asked for. It exceeded my expectations astronomically. I'm now severely depressed it's finished' @Aymanreads 'Ana Huang has done it ONCE again. But are we really surprised? No. Ana Huang truly is the queen of billionaire romances' Goodreads Review 'This book broke me into pieces and then pieced them back together' Goodreads Review 'Ana really said whether morally grey is your favourite OR NOT, let me give you someone to swoon over' Goodreads Review 'Ana Huang never disappoints. This was my most anticipated read of the month and it was EVERYTHING!!' Goodreads Review
  • The Secret - Lee Child & Andrew Child

    The gripping new Jack Reacher thriller from the No.1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child. Chicago. 1992. A hospital patient wakes to find two strangers by his bed. They show him a list of names and ask a simple but impossible question. Minutes later he falls to his death from his twelfth-floor window - a fall which generates some unexpected attention. That attention comes from the Secretary of Defense, who calls for an inter-agency task force to investigate. Jack Reacher, recently demoted from Major, is assigned as the Army's representative. If he gets a result, great. If not, he's a convenient fall guy. Reacher may be an exceptional military investigator, but office politics aren't what gets him up in the morning. As he races to identify a cold-blooded killer and uncover a secret that stretches back 23 years, he must navigate around his new partners. Will Reacher bring the bad guys to justice the official way . . . or his way? PRAISE FOR THE JACK REACHER SERIES ' There's only one Jack Reacher. Accept no substitutes.' MICK HERRON ' Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of.' KEN FOLLETT ' Everyone needs to kick some butt sometimes, even if it's just imaginary.' JOJO MOYES Includes an exclusive first look of IN TOO DEEP, the newest Jack Reacher thriller ***AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW*** Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Secret is the 28th book in the internationally bestselling series. The Secret was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller in October and November 2023.
  • Open House - Jill Mansell

    A deliciously engaging romantic novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Wedding of the Year and Promise Me Nell O'Driscoll has known Marcus Kilburton for years - according to her diary, she even had a crush on him as a teenager. When he decides to open Kilburton Castle to the public, Nell takes a job as his assistant - and soon sparks are flying between them. But is Nell free to pursue Marcus, when a figure from her past refuses to let go? Meanwhile, Nell's best friend, Hetty Brewster, has other problems. Her husband has abandoned her for a bitchy but successful writer. Now the press is full of stories about the frumpy, boring wife losing out to a younger, slimmer model. But Hetty's about to get her chance for sweet revenge - if she can stop being a nice person long enough to take it! What readers are saying about Open House : 'The characters are amazingly real - you begin to feel you know them and sympathise with their situations . The storylines and twists are unexpected . A fantastic book !' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A wonderful balance of drama and humour . Truly an amazing book ' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A delightful read . Heart-warming and gentle - typically Jill Mansell at her best ' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
  • Shared Remains - Rachel Lynch

    DI Kelly Porter knows his death was no accident. The body of a man is found at the bottom of a quarry. His appearance, and physical evidence, rule out the chance he travelled there unaided: he was put there. DI Kelly Porter is tasked to investigate and soon digs up a bitter history between the two brothers who own the Cumbrian farmland that the quarry sits on. Arthur and Samuel inherited half each and have been locked in a feud that’s dragged on for decades. Their reluctance to cooperate makes getting answers even harder. Privately, Kelly has other concerns about the family. Her elderly friend recently moved to a care home on the old farm that is managed by Arthur’s inscrutable wife. Kelly senses there is more than meets the eye with this case, but will searching for the truth put others at risk? The thrilling next instalment in the DI Kelly Porter series. A must-read from million copy bestseller Rachel Lynch, for fans of Patricia Gibney, Angela Marsons and J.R. Ellis.
  • Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    'You don't read this book so much as surrender to it. A dark and heady swoon' THE GUARDIAN 'As rich is suspense as it is in lush '50s atmosphere' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me. After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, socialite Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She's not sure what she will find - her cousin's husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she's also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: not of her cousin's new alluring, menacing husband; not of his father; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi's dreams with dark visions. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family's once colossal wealth and faded mining empire keeps them safe from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper, she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may find it impossible to escape. 'Darkly brilliant and captivating' YANGSZE CHOO, bestselling author of The Fox Wife 'Moreno-Garcia gets it absolutely right' THE TELEGRAPH
  • You Are Here - David Nicholls

    The new novel by the author of One Day , now a major Netflix series 'A triumph, a real gift of a novel' SUNDAY TIMES 'A comforting antidote to the grimness of our grim world' GUARDIAN 'Nicholls's knack for warm characters, funny dialogue and superb scene-setting is as spot-on as ever' DAILY MAIL 'I read David Nicholls' new book You Are Here - you'll love it as much as One Day . . . Probably his best yet' INDEPENDENT 'A great comic novel . . . The reader becomes so invested in the outcome of this romance that it makes the whole world shimmer with a kind of secret possibility' OBSERVER 'A novel that will make you feel terrific' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Few contemporary writers make characters feel as human as David Nicholls does' 'The irresistible feel of a classic romance' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Romantic, funny and hopeful' DOLLY ALDERTON, author of Good Material 'Tender, wise and joyful. I inhaled it' JOJO MOYES, author of Me Before You 'Magnificent' MARIAN KEYES, author of My Favourite Mistake Sometimes you need to get lost to find your way Marnie is stuck. Stuck working alone in her London flat, stuck battling the long afternoons and a life that often feels like it's passing her by. Michael is coming undone. Reeling from his wife's departure, increasingly reclusive, taking himself on long, solitary walks across the moors and fells. When a persistent mutual friend and some very English weather conspire to bring them together, Marnie and Michael suddenly find themselves alone on the most epic of walks and on the precipice of a new friendship. But can they survive the journey? A new love story by beloved bestseller David Nicholls, You Are Here is a novel of first encounters, second chances and finding the way home. ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST ACCLAIMED WRITERS 'One of the most astute chroniclers of England as it is now' FINANCIAL TIMES 'An uncanny ability to make us laugh out loud, but also care passionately about his characters' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Nicholls writes with such tender precision about love' THE TIMES 'No one else writes novels that are both relatable and revelatory in the way he does' EVENING STANDARD 'Genuinely brilliant' NEW STATESMAN David Nicholls, You Are Here Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller May 2024 (UK)
  • It's In His Kiss - Julia Quinn

    Meet Our Hero . . . Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth’s sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past . . . and the key to his future. The problem is—it’s written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word. Meet Our Heroine . . . All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She’s fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there’s something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won’t quite let go . . . Meet Poor Mr. Mozart . . . Or don’t. But rest assured, he’s spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth’s every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other . . . and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.
  • Ten Seconds - Robert Gold

    ' Ten Seconds will keep you up all night' HARLAN COBEN ***Broadchurch meets Harlan Coben in the most compulsive thriller you'll read all year. Whether you've read Twelve Secrets and Eleven Liars , or whether you're discovering Robert Gold for the first time, this is your next addictive read.*** __________ After a tense birthday celebration in Haddley, journalist Ben Harper watches his boss, Madeline, get into the car that has come to collect her. He walks home, never imagining that by the next morning, Madeline will be missing. To find Madeline, Ben will have to return to the now infamous murder case that made her journalism career over a decade ago. A case which, Ben quickly discovers, was never as simple as it seemed. But time is of the essence, and soon it's not just Madeline's life on the line . . . __________ PRAISE FOR ROBERT GOLD 'Superb' LISA JEWELL 'This is what every other thriller aspires to be' Reader Review 'Utterly absorbing' SHARI LAPENA 'Excellent' LEE CHILD 'My new favourite author' Reader Review 'One of a kind' JAMES PATTERSON 'Unputdownable' KARIN SLAUGHTER' ___________________
  • The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman

    THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES. ---------- 'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes 'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' Ian Rankin 'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late? The Times Crime Book of the Month Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers ---------- 'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid 'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena 'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' Steve Cavanagh 'Steeped in Agatha Christie joy' Araminta Hall 'Pure escapism' Guardian 'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard 'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' Daily Mail 'A witty and poignant tale' Daily Telegraph 'Funny and original' Sun Richard Osman, Sunday Times bestseller, March 2024 The Bullet that Missed broke the record for the fastest-selling adult fiction hardback ever, September 2022
  • Love Theoretically - Ali Hazelwood

    From the author of TikTok sensations and global bestsellers The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom. The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her. By day, she's an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her non-existent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend, tapping into her expertly honed people-pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs. Honestly, it's a pretty sweet gig - until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favourite client, turns out to be the cold-hearted experimental physicist who ruined her mentor's career and undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere. And he's the same Jack Smith who rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job. Elsie is prepared for an all-out war of scholarly sabotage but... those long, penetrating looks? Not having to be anything other than her true self when she's with him? Will falling into an experimentalist's orbit finally tempt her to put her most guarded theories on love into practice? Praise for Ali Hazelwood and her novels: 'Ali Hazelwood proves that science is sexy as hell, and that love can 'STEM' from the most unlikely places. She's my newest must-buy author.' Jodi Picoult ' I cannot get enough of her brand of brainy romance! Writing with an emotionally brilliant and witty pen, Hazelwood is an absolute romance powerhouse.' Christina Lauren, author of The Unhoneymooners 'Gloriously nerdy and sexy, with on-point commentary about women in STEM.' Helen Hoang, author of The Heart Principle 'Proves that STEM can be sexy!' Red Readers love The Love Hypothesis: 'Did I read this in 24 hours? Yes.' 'Funny. Snarky. Intelligent. Real.' 'If you're even slightly thinking about getting this book to read, just go a head and do it' 'Ali Hazelwood has made herself an auto-buy author' 'It was just... perfect.' 'A heroine you will instantly fall in love with' The Love Hypothesis was on the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists in January 2022, Love on the Brain was also on the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller list in August 2022.
  • Her Final Hour - Carla Kovach

    THE BOOK EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT Do you really know the family next door? ‘Bloody brilliant! ’ Bonnie’s Book Talk , 5 stars ‘Wow … one of my favourite reads this year! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ BOOM … What a twist … Fantastic .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Melissa Sanderson is the perfect wife and mother. She dotes on her daughter, and lives in her dream home in a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburbs. But looks can be deceiving.  Something is amiss in that house – all the neighbours think so. Some say Melissa is having an affair. Others say she’s been drinking too much. Then one night, sirens wake up the whole neighbourhood.  Melissa Sanderson is dead. AN ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE THRILLER WITH A BRILLIANT ENDING YOU WON’T SEE COMING – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Final Hour will keep you reading well into the night. **Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone** What readers are saying about Her Final Hour : ‘Straight off I’m going to say this is one of my Books of the Year . I was hooked from the first chapter … one hell of a twist at the end. The story starts off fast and just keeps going. I have used the phrase, “ I couldn’t put it down ” before… This one I really couldn’t put down.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm , 5 stars ‘ I could not put it down until I’d finished it!! This book is definitely one that grips you from the first page and doesn’t let up the action until the very end.  A nail-biting, spine-tingling thriller of a book and I can’t wait to see what happens in book three!! Fantastic!!! ’ Stardust Book Reviews , 5 stars ‘I finished this book in one sitting… you will want to know the ending and won't be able to put it down… Carla Kovach really knows how to bring the entire thing together with a heart pounding climax. ’ Goodreads reviewer ‘This book had many twists and kept you reading into the night. I was so glad this book lived up to The Next Girl which was exceptional… I absolutely love this series .’ Goodreads reviewer ‘ A compulsive plot and a killer twist at the end. …the novel had me turning the pages rapidly to see what was coming next. ’ Goodreads reviewer ‘ From the first page I literally couldn't stop turning the pages until I finished it . A fast paced thriller with builds suspense in a way that does not disappoint.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ You won't want to put it down. I read this book in 24 hours.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I have found a new great series to follow! A well written, intriguing and fast paced read which would keep you on your toes till the last page! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this!... This book is another amazing detective mystery and really hard to put down! ’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I read book one in this series and loved it. I was so excited to get book two and.... it did not disappoint!! I did not want to put this book down until I finished it. Can't wait to read the next one.’ Goodreads reviewer
  • The F**k It! List - Melanie Cantor

    A powerful, laugh-out-loud comedy for fans of Alexandra Potter, Bella Mackie and Harper Ford! 'Hilarious, subversive and heartwarming' - Jessica Biel 'Daisy is unique and refreshing. I went through every high and low with her - I wept and I laughed...a lot. A ten out of ten read.' - Josie Lloyd 'Fresh, funny and impossible to put down - I loved it. I wish Daisy was my friend!' - Sarah Turner ‘Fabulous. A wonderful, uplifting shot in the arm.’ - Amanda Prowse Meet Daisy. She’s just caught her boyfriend shagging someone else at her fortieth birthday party. She’s camped out in her childhood bedroom. And it looks as if her dream to have a baby has gone down the pan. Time for a F**k It! list? Don’t miss this triumphant comedy about a woman taking on the world on her own terms. ……………………………………………………… Praise for Melanie Cantor: ‘A book to cancel plans for’ - Closer ‘Full of warmth and wit’ – Heat
  • Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel

    A dreamy atmospheric novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse. Emily St John Mandel's Station Eleven is now an HBO Max original TV series. What was lost in the collapse: almost everything, almost everyone, but there is still such beauty. One snowy night in Toronto famous actor Arthur Leander dies on stage whilst performing the role of a lifetime. That same evening a deadly virus touches down in North America. The world will never be the same again. Twenty years later Kirsten, an actress in the Travelling Symphony, performs Shakespeare in the settlements that have grown up since the collapse. But then her newly hopeful world is threatened . . . If civilization was lost, what would you preserve? And how far would you go to protect it? The New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction National Book Awards Finalist PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist 'Disturbing, inventive and exciting, Station Eleven left me wistful for a world where I still live' – Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist Station Eleven is part of the Picador Collection, a series showcasing the best of modern literature.
  • The Black Dog - Kevin Bridges

    'Edgy, dark, funny and perceptive' The Herald 'Immensely readable' Jo Brand 'Brilliant' The Sun 'Vulnerable and raw' Tom Allen A life-affirming debut novel from one of Britain's most-loved comedians, Kevin Bridges - exploring dysfunctional friendships, family, and how to face your problems head on. Declan Dolan has always wanted to be a writer, turning the ideas that spiral in his head into stories on the page. He longs to emulate his hometown hero, renowned writer and actor, James Cavani . Though their lives couldn't be more different, they have a lot more in common than they think. With his pet labrador Hector and his best friend-turned-mentor Doof Doof by his side, Declan sets out to escape his world of binge-drinking, supermarket shelf-stacking and small-time gangsters. Meanwhile Cavani finds himself drawn back into this world that he thought he had already escaped. Could it be that fate has a way of bringing two people together when they need it the most?
  • Love at First Flight - Jo Watson

    'A complete joy: funny, charming, heartwarming and insightful' PAIGE TOON 'If this doesn't speak romcom perfection I don't know what does!' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Wow! This book would make THE most amazing romantic movie. A wonderful and uplifting story of love and acceptance' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'OMG!!! I absolutely love, LOVE, LOVED this absolutely gorgeous book!!! I must say it has got to be one of the best romances I have ever read!!' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'A laugh-out-loud novel with unique and realistic characters, I loved how Pippa's autism is represented in this novel' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Why haven't I heard of Jo Watson before?!! Such a brilliant read and one that totally and utterly broke my star rating system!' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'I'm obsessed! . . . If you like the fake dating and workplace romance tropes, and especially if you're into anything airplanes (or just sexy pilots ahaha) this book is perfect for you!' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'This is just brilliant. Beautifully written, sensitively dealing with autism and how this affects school, work and relationships and a fabulous cast of characters' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐.................. Things Pippa enjoys: her job, airplanes, synonyms and tropical fish. Things Pippa does not enjoy: repeating patterns, tight clothes, people asking why she's single and school reunions. After four months of only speaking over intercom, when air-traffic controller Pippa Edwards finally meets pilot Andrew Boyce-Jones face-to-face, they discover they've got much more in common than simply working at the same airport. In fact . . . they both need a date. Tired of every relationship ending before it's even begun, Pippa wants to evade the inevitable questions at her dreaded ten-year school reunion in Cape Town. And Andrew needs to get his well-meaning family off his back about settling down. The solution seems simple. A pact - a fake dating pact - for as long as it's mutually beneficial. It's perfect . Or at least it would be if their very real attraction wasn't about to make Pippa question everything she thought she wanted. . . 'Delicious romcom and a genre I personally call autistic-uplit meet in a perfect match. I loved this book' GAIL SCHIMMEL 'Sparkling and sincere, Love at First Flight perfectly encapsulates what romance readers love most about the genre: that everyone deserves the joy and beauty of falling in love. What a gem!' THERESE BEHARRIE Love funny, romantic stories? You don't want to miss Jo Watson: 'This sizzling, steamy enemies to lovers romance will keep you hooked throughout - and have you laughing out loud, too!' BETH REEKLES 'A total joy to read. Witty, romantic and laced with *chef's kiss* sexual tension, it's the perfect slice of summer escapism' CATHERINE WALSH 'Sizzling, sexy and great fun - the perfect holiday read' SOPHIE COUSENS
  • Nero - Conn Iggulden

    TYRANTS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE RAISED. Travel to the heart of a Roman dynasty drenched in danger and intrigue in master storyteller Conn Iggulden's bold and brilliant return to Rome as he tells the story of NERO – last of the the Julio-Claudian emperors . . . 'Deft and robust storytelling, that whips through the history with plenty of blood, guts and plot-twists' The Times 'Epic and in a class of his own' Daily Mirror ---- ANCIENT ROME, AD 37 It begins with a man’s hand curled around another’s throat. Emperor Tiberius first dispatches a traitor. Then his whole family. Next all his friends. It is as if he never existed. THIS IS ROMAN JUSTICE. Into this fevered forum, a child is born. His mother is Agrippina, granddaughter of Emperor Augustus. But their imperial blood is no protection. The closer you are to the heart of the empire, the closer you are to power, intrigue, and danger. She faces soldiers, senators, rivals, silver-tongued pretenders, each vying for position. One mistake risks exile, incarceration, execution. Or, worst of all, the loss of her infant son. For Agrippina knows that opportunity waits, even in your darkest moments. Her son is everything. She can make this boy, shape him into Rome itself – the one all must kneel before. BUT FIRST, THEY MUST SURVIVE . . . This then is the story of Nero's birth and raising under the watchful and scheming eye of his mother Agrippina – a woman every man crossed at his peril. ---- PRAISE FOR CONN IGGULDEN 'Breakthtakingly good’ Bernard Cornwell ‘Magnificent’ The Times 'Pacy and propulsive, cracking with energy, violence and stirring speeches, Iggulden chronicles power struggles , political machinations and the bloodthirsty ravages of up-close combat ' Daily Mail Readers love Nero 'Iggulden draws you into Rome, its brutality and its glory, and brings it back to life with such seamless ease' ***** Reader Review ' Absolute quality from first to last page, atmospheric with a real feel for time and place' ***** Reader Review 'It was fascinating to see the seeds being planted that will lead to the Nero becoming the tyrant we know through the ancient historians, but told in such a contemporary and accessible way ' ***** Reader Review 'An absolutely immersive experience throughout that throws you into the politics of Ancient Rome' ***** Reader Review Conn Iggulden, Sunday Times bestseller, June 2023
  • How to End a Love Story - Yulin Kuang

    A 2024 REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK! "How to End a Love Story is one of the sexiest, smartest, funniest, and most effective novels I've read in a long time. Yulin Kuang's voice is strong, sure, and singular-I'll read anything she writes. An absolute star." Emily Henry "This is without doubt one of my favourite romance novels of the year. It's so smart, rich and emotional, so beautifully written - I can't rave about it enough. I truly adored it." Beth O'Leary Helen Zhang is the bestselling author who can't write her own happy-ever-after. Grant Shepard is the screenwriter with the movie-star looks who can't afford his therapist. When the two of them are put together to adapt Helen's books for television, it should be a dream come true. Helen can start a new life in Hollywood. Grant can pay his mortgage. Only, Grant Shepard is the last person that Helen wanted to see again. She's never forgiven him for what happened thirteen years ago. So no one is more surprised than her when sparks begin to fly between them in the writers' room. Their history is messy. Their attraction is inescapable. And soon, they're both in too deep . . . This wasn't meant to be a love story. But aren't the best endings the ones you never saw coming? Readers LOVE How to End a Love Story ! THIS IS MY FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOK EVER. E V E R. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is incredible. This was such a gorgeous story of love and grief and all the myriad, messy ways that we express them. I laughed, I cried, I pined, I cried again, I was so so satisfied. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Yulin Kuang is a GENIUS! Easily my new favourite romance. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I started it on a Saturday at home and when I got into it, I couldn't stop. I immediately texted friends to make sure they have this on their radar. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover

      From Colleen Hoover, the #1  Sunday Times  bestselling author of  It Ends with Us,  a heart-wrenching love story that proves attraction at first sight can be messy. When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realise they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realise almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.  
  • Fake Alibi - Leigh Russell

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brilliant 'Another cracking book in this series, done it in a day looking forward to the next one' Charlie DISCOVER ONE OF THE UK'S FAVOURITE CRIME WRITERS WITH OVER 1.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD. When a wheelchair-bound woman is discovered in her home by a neighbour, flat on her back, eyes wide and staring at the ceiling, it soon becomes clear she has been strangled to death. It is her son, Eddy, who is arrested for the crime. But is he really the killer, or is there something more sinister at play? Only Geraldine doubts whether Eddy is cunning enough to kill his mother and cover his tracks so successfully. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that Eddy's alibi is not as solid as it first seemed. With the girlfriend he claims to have been with denying their relationship and then turning up dead outside his house, things only get more complicated. As the body count rises, the investigation team becomes increasingly confused, putting Geraldine in a race against time to solve the case before more lives are lost. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Mel Sherratt and Karin Slaughter, you won't want to miss this thrilling tale of murder, deception, and betrayal. Buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the twisted mind of a killer. Can be read as a stand-alone.
  • Ultra-Processed People - Chris van Tulleken

    NOW WITH TWO BONUS CHAPTERS INCLUDING AN FAQ THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FORTNUM & MASON'S DEBUT FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2024 A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 AN ECONOMIST, DAILY MAIL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING and AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONE'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 Chosen by the SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, FT and DAILY MAIL as one of their BEST SUMMER BOOKS OF 2023 'If you only read one diet or nutrition book in your life, make it this one' Bee Wilson 'A devastating, witty and scholarly destruction of the shit food we eat and why' Adam Rutherford --- An eye-opening investigation into the science, economics, history and production of ultra-processed food. It's not you, it's the food. We have entered a new 'age of eating' where most of our calories come from an entirely novel set of substances called Ultra-Processed Food, food which is industrially processed and designed and marketed to be addictive. But do we really know what it's doing to our bodies? Join Chris in his travels through the world of food science and a UPF diet to discover what's really going on. Find out why exercise and willpower can't save us, and what UPF is really doing to our bodies, our health, our weight, and the planet (hint: nothing good). For too long we've been told we just need to make different choices, when really we're living in a food environment that makes it nigh-on impossible. So this is a book about our rights. The right to know what we eat and what it does to our bodies and the right to good, affordable food. Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, August 2023
  • Guilty Mothers - Angela Marsons

    She lies on the floor, her blue eyes wide and unseeing, arms outstretched as if begging for help. Kneeling next to her, wearing a sequinned purple ballgown and holding a knife in shaking hands, is her daughter…  In a quiet kitchen, where two mugs wait by the kettle to be filled, Sheryl Hawne lies in a pool of blood. Her only daughter, Katie , is found at her side, still clutching the murder weapon and apparently incapable of speech. To Detective Kim Stone , the case seems open and shut. But Katie is in no state to be questioned, so Kim and the team must dig deep to understand what triggered this brutal act.  Soon, they learn that Katie participated in beauty pageants as a child, and her mother kept a shrine to her achievements. As Kim gazes at the golden trophies and shiny rosettes, she is forced to wonder if this was what set Katie on the path to murder…  But then Kim receives a shocking call. Another woman is dead . And with Katie safely locked up, she cannot be the killer. The second victim also entered her daughter in pageants, and a broken tiara is found thrust down her throat. Someone clearly feels that these mothers are guilty – and that they deserve to die. Forcing back the memories of her own monstrous mother, Kim vows to find justice for these women, no matter what pain they caused.  Now more than a day behind their killer, Kim races to learn more about a competitive world where appearances are everything and mothers will go to any lengths to ensure their daughters triumph. Buried somewhere in this dark past is the key to unlocking the case… but will Kim be able to find it before another family is destroyed forever?   The twentieth book in the international, multi-million-copy bestselling series, Guilty Mothers will have you glued to the pages. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Val McDermid and Robert Dugoni will devour this gripping crime thriller.   Can be read as a standalone. See what everyone is saying about Guilty Mothers :  ‘ Wow ! How do these just keep getting better and better… absolutely loved … I was gripped from the start… couldn’t love it more … a must read!! ’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Oh. My. Word! … I loved it so much that I had to stop and go back and reread sections… stunning … a one-sitting read, had me holding my breath, grabbing my cheeks, and holding back tears … amazing… Oh my!’ Robin Loves Reading , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Amazing … I love these books as they constantly keep me guessing, and suspecting everyone! I completely devoured this in less than a day and I already can’t wait for the next one .’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Who needs sleep when there is a new Kim Stone book!! … I could not put this book down, reading into the early hours of the morning . Am I sorry… not at all!’ @mandylovestoread , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Loved it loved it loved it … Gripping… I couldn’t put this book down and now I’ve finished it I feel a little lost. Read it! ’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Kim Stone is most definitely the detective you would want to be fighting your case!… just perfect, each little hook keeps those pages turning and I’d actually poke sticks in my eyes to keep reading well into the wee hours! … Readers should be given special leave because once you start reading you really shouldn’t have to stop! ’ Chapter in My Life , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Wow … I could not put this down at all… No one does it better! I would give this 6 stars if I could.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Fabulous … had me hooked to the very last page! I absolutely love Kim Stone… gets a big thumbs up and five big shiny stars from me! ’ Stardust Book Reviews , ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Just when I thought this series couldn't get any better – BOOM! … A fantastic read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Sizzling - Abbi Glines

    Briar Running. It seems that’s all I ever do. I’ve been running since I was fifteen. Some days I wonder if I’ll ever be able to stop. Would I even know how to live a normal life if I could? Doubt it. No reason to waste good time thinking on it either. Sitting around wishing for something never did anyone a favor. If you want it, then you go and get it. By any means necessary. And I was an expert at using my strengths. I’d been born with beauty, and it had been a curse that haunted me until, one day, I grabbed it and used it to my advantage. Don’t judge. You have no idea the demons I’ve fought… and the ones I still do. Storm Sure, I was raised to kill when needed and to protect the family. However, my momma also taught me to open doors for women and respect them unless they prove they’re not ladies. It was a damn shame the sweet little piece I’d been unable to get out of my head had never been a lady a day in her life. That gorgeous face and mouthwatering body were real nice wrapping paper to distract men. Briar Landry was a liar, a thief, a cheat, and a very talented gold digger. She disgusted me. The more I was forced to be around her, the more I hated her. I knew the evil inside her and I had enough twisted darkness of my own. Treating her with cruelty, I hadn’t known I possessed, was the only way to keep from letting her pull me inside her web.
  • A Court of Silver Flames - Sarah J. Maas

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

    New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn presents a collection of 'second epilogues' to her bestselling Bridgerton series, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, and also includes a bonus novella, 'Violet in Bloom', about the Bridgerton matriarch. 'A veritable treat' Daily Mail Once upon a Regency time, an author created a family . . . But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, (not to mention an overweight corgi), plus an irrepressible matriarch who's a match for any of them . . . These are the Bridgertons. Through eight bestselling novels, readers laughed, cried, and fell in love.But they wanted more. And so the readers asked the author . . . What happened next? Does Simon ever read his father's letters? Do Francesca and Michael become parents? Who would win in a Pall Mall grudge match? Does 'The End' really have to be the end? This is a collection of Julia Quinn's funny, heart-warming 'second epilogues,' which are included at the ends of each novel. This collection also includes plus a brand new novella about none other than the wise and witty matriarch: Violet Bridgerton herself. So get to know the Bridgertons all over again - because Happily Ever After is a whole lot of fun . . . *contains previously published material* Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . . ' Light, pacy and full of feisty heroines ' Guardian on the Bridgerton series 'Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books take all of the classic tropes we know and love . . . and gives them a thoroughly modern twist . I can't focus on anything else' Stylist 'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly 'A smart, funny touch' Time Magazine 'Like an episode of Downton Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March 'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist ' A romance readers will not want to put down . . . Hooray Julia! ' Romance Reviews Today 'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times 'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss 'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight , where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After 'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie 'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews
  • Brooklyn - Colm Tóibín

    A devastating story of love, loss and one woman's terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. Discover Brooklyn ahead of its eagerly anticipated follow-up, Long Island . It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time. Arriving in a crowded lodging house in Brooklyn, Eilis can only be reminded of what she has sacrificed. She is far from home - and homesick. And just as she takes tentative steps towards friendship, and perhaps something more, Eilis receives news which sends her back to Ireland. There she will be confronted by a terrible dilemma - a devastating choice between duty and one great love. *** 'With this elating and humane novel, Colm Tóibín has produced a masterwork' Sunday Times 'Unforgettable' Spectator 'The most compelling and moving portrait of a young woman I have read in a long time' Zoë Heller, Guardian , Books of the Year 'Magnificent' Sunday Telegraph 'A work of such skill, understatement and sly jewelled merriment could haunt your life' Ali Smith
  • The Summer Swap - Sarah Morgan

    Don’t miss the upcoming summer novel from Sunday Times bestseller Sarah Morgan, full of hope, romance and new beginnings. ‘Another great read from Sarah Morgan … A story of family, friendships and forgiveness and its beautifully written with warm-hearted characters … I loved it’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Summer Swap is another great roller coaster of an emotional novel from Sarah Morgan. There is romance, heartbreak and the uncovering of long-held secrets and mistaken assumptions … Difficult to put down!’ Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ * * * A summer escape When Cecilia Lapthorne’s 75th birthday celebrations take an unexpected turn, she seeks solace away from the festivities and escapes to Dune Cottage – without telling her family where she’s going. A new friendship Lily Thomas, a struggling artist, has secretly been staying in the unoccupied cottage. When Cecilia discovers Lily during a late-night visit, an unexpected bond forms between the two women. A chance to start over Then Cecilia’s grandson, Todd – and Lily’s unrequited crush – shows up, sending a shockwave through their unlikely friendship. Will it inspire Lily to find the courage to live the life she wants? Can Cecilia finally let go of the past to find a new future? Because as surely as the tide erases past footprints, this summer is offering both Cecilia and Lily the chance to swap old dreams for new … * * * Read yourself happy with Sarah Morgan! ‘I love Sarah Morgan’s books; spending time with her wonderful characters is always a treat’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely love Sarah Morgan. She never fails to make me smile, laugh and occasionally shed a tear’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sarah never lets us down!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews Praise for Sarah Morgan: ‘Funny and often poignant . . . will thaw even the biggest Grinch’s heart’ The Independent ‘A mug of hot chocolate in book form’ Good Housekeeping ‘A feel-good pick-me-up you’ll love’ Fabulous magazine ‘The perfect cosy escape’ My Weekly ‘Full of drama to enjoy snuggled up in the warm’ Woman & Home ‘A warm and funny festive romance’ Daily Mirror ‘A heart-warming read packed with seasonal cheer’ Daily Express About the author Sarah Morgan is an international bestseller and Sunday Times bestselling author of Beach House Summer, The Christmas Escape, The Summer Seekers, One More for Christmas, A Wedding in December and The Christmas Sisters. She has sold over twenty-one million books worldwide. Sarah lives near London, England with her family and when she isn't writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike. Join Sarah's mailing list at for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites. Contact Sarah at
  • A Spy Alone - Charles Beaumont

    'Five stars. One of the best books I've read in a very, very long time' James O'Brien, LBC 'This is first class'  The Times  |  'Excellent'  Spectator 'A highly accomplished novel from a new writer of great promise'  Financial Times 'Everything a John le Carré fan could ever wish for'  Private Eye #1615 'A cracker of a debut novel which really does make clear what's been going on' Bill Nighy via  The Rake ‘A marvellously confident debut, sharply observed and exceptionally well written’ Charles Cumming, author of  Box 88 Everyone knows about the Cambridge Spies from the Fifties, identified and broken up after passing national secrets to the Soviets for years. But no spy ring was ever unearthed at Oxford. Because one never existed? Or because it was never found…? 2022: Former spy Simon Sharman is eking out a living in the private sector. When a commission to delve into the financial dealings of a mysterious Russian oligarch comes across his desk, he jumps at the chance. But as Simon investigates, worrying patterns begin to emerge. His subject made regular trips to Oxford, but for no apparent reason. There are payments from offshore accounts that suddenly just… stop. Has he found what none of his former colleagues believed possible, a Russian spy ring now nestled at the heart of the British Establishment? Or is he just another paranoid ex-spook left out in the cold, obsessed with redemption? From Oxford’s hallowed quadrangles to brush contacts on Hampstead Heath, agent-running in Vienna and mysterious meetings in Prague,  A Spy Alone  is a gripping international thriller and a searing portrait of modern Britain in the age of cynical populism. Perfect for readers of Charles Cumming, Mick Herron and John le Carré. Praise for  A Spy Alone 'Beaumont is at the forefront of the espionage genre, capturing the changing nature of intelligence: soft influence and business deals are overtaking stolen secrets; long-term insinuation is replacing Cold-War tradecraft. Brilliant'  I. S. Berry , author of  The Peacock and the Sparrow 'The best spy novel I’ve read for years... An astonishing debut... and a brilliant portrait of how Britain allowed Russia to game our recent politics, including with Brexit'  Luke Harding , author of  Invasion: Russia's Bloody War and Ukraine's Fight for Survival 'A post-Brexit take on the classic British spy novel, combining a cynical ex-spy protagonist and a major role for Bellingcat-OSINT types'  Shashank Joshi , Defence Editor,  The Economist 'Beaumont... catches the zeitgeist of (le Carré).... He conveys all the world of espionage with relish, in its murky motives and surveillance techniques and the book races along and makes for a stunning debut'  Maxim Jakubowski ,  Crime Time 'A clever, thrilling spy story that brings the feel of Eric Ambler's shadowy political intrigues right into today's world'  Jeremy Duns , author of  Free Agent ‘Tense, compelling and remarkably timely... Shades of some of the greats of spy fiction – it might even be better than Charles Cumming’  Dominick Donald , author of  Breathe ‘Beaumont takes the intrigue, atmosphere and subterfuge of the Cambridge Spies and brings it bang up to date with a what-if tale of an Oxford spy ring at the service of modern-day populist politicians and malevolent regimes. Chilling’  Chris Lloyd , author of  The Unwanted Dead
  • The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman

    THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES. ---------- 'Moving, hilarious, brilliantly suspenseful' Jeffery Deaver 'A thing of joy' Kate Atkinson 'The tonic we all need' Shari Lapena It's the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can the Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them? ---------- 'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure' Linwood Barclay 'A properly funny mystery steeped in Agatha Christie' Araminta Hall 'Full of humour and heart. I loved it' Harlan Coben 'He's not only done it again, but he's done it even better' Philippa Perry 'They'll cradle you through any winter of discontent' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Superbly entertaining' Guardian 'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard 'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing' The Times 'Osman's world is a soothing place to be' Sunday Telegraph 'Pure pleasure to read' Observer Richard Osman, Sunday Times bestseller, March 2024 The Bullet that Missed broke the record for the fastest-selling adult fiction hardback ever, September 2022
  • The Secret Hours - Mick Herron

    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* *A 'Book of the Year' in The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Spectator, Sunday Express, TLS, Irish Times * 'Pure class' Ian Rankin 'Pitch-perfect' Lee Child 'A powerful standalone spy thriller from a true contemporary master' Daily Telegraph Trying to investigate the Secret Service is like trying to get rid of the stink of dead badger. Hard. For two years the government's Monochrome inquiry has produced nothing more than a series of dead ends. The Service has kept what happened in the newly reunified Berlin under wraps for decades, and intends for it to stay that way. But then the OTIS file turns up. What classified secrets does it hold? And what damage will it create? All Max Janácek knows is that someone is chasing him through the pitch-dark country lanes and they want him gone. WE ALL HAVE JOBS TO DO IN THE DAYLIGHT. IT'S WHAT YOU DO IN THE SECRET HOURS THAT REVEALS WHO YOU REALLY ARE. 'Wonderful . . . high action, a spinning moral compass, and hidden motives on every page' Michael Connelly *Mick Herron's The Secret Hours was a Sunday Times Number Four bestseller in hardback in the second week of September 2023
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. Maas

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

    COMING IN SUMMER 2024, THE BRAND NEW HANNAH GRACE MAPLE HILL SERIES NOVEL - PRE-ORDER NOW! A TikTok sensation! Sparks fly when a competitive figure skater and hockey team captain are forced to share a rink.   Anastasia Allen has worked her entire life for a shot at Team USA. It looks like everything is going according to plan when she gets a full scholarship to the University of California, Maple Hills and lands a place on their competitive figure skating team.   Nothing will stand in her way, not even the captain of the hockey team, Nate Hawkins.   Nate’s focus as team captain is on keeping his team on the ice. Which is tricky when a facilities mishap means they are forced to share a rink with the figure skating team—including Anastasia, who clearly can’t stand him.    But when Anastasia’s skating partner faces an uncertain future, she may have to look to Nate to take her shot.  Sparks fly, but Anastasia isn’t worried… because she could never like a hockey player, right?
  • The Princes in the Tower - Philippa Langley

    'Philippa Langley has done it again.' – THE TIMES A HISTORY HIT BOOK OF THE MONTH History re-written: has the 540-year-old mystery been solved? 'The totality of evidence revealed is astonishing. Following the discovery of King Richard III's grave in a car park in Leicester in 2012, The Missing Princes Project will again rewrite the history books, redrawing what we know about Richard III and Henry VII and pressing the reset button of history.' - Philippa Langley In the summer of 1483, two brothers were seen playing in the grounds of the Tower of London, where they'd been lodged by the King's Council – their uncle, the future Richard III, its chief member. From there the boys seem to vanish from the historical record, and so one of the greatest and most intriguing mysteries of British history was born. Over the centuries, historians have debated tirelessly about the fate of Edward V and Richard, Duke of York: did they die in the Tower? Did they escape? Were they murdered? After astonishing success in locating and laying to rest Richard III, Philippa Langley turns her forensic focus onto this enduring case, teaming up with criminal investigative experts, historians, archivists and researchers from around the world in her groundbreaking The Missing Princes Project. Following years of extensive research, investigation and formidable dedication, this landmark study has finally reached completion, with stunning conclusions. In The Princes in the Tower: Solving History's Greatest Cold Case, join Langley as she records the painstaking investigative work undertaken and lays out the evidence to reveal the remarkable untold story. Here she is able, finally, to address any injustice and solve the mystery surrounding the Princes in the Tower once and for all. Compelling in breadth and detail, this book asks its readers to re-examine what they thought they knew about one of our greatest historical mysteries. Perfect for fans of the period and the likes of Dan Jones, Philippa Gregory and Janina Ramirez.
  • So Good - Emily English

    THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Delicious recipes. Nutritionally balanced. So Good . When we think of nutrition and eating well, so many of us jump to the words 'diet', 'unenjoyable', and 'sacrifice'. Sometimes we see healthy eating as something we should do, rather than something we want to do. This is the book to help you kickstart healthy eating as an enjoyable lifelong habit rather than a fad for a week. A perfect collection of over 80 vibrant, tasty and easy recipes all steeped in nutritional science, So Good explains the principles of healthy eating in a fun and relatable way. With recipes including... Fluffy Ricotta Lemon Pancakes Hot Honey Halloumi Avocado Toast Mango And Crunchy Chickpea Salad, With Jalapeno Dressing. Chicken And Spicy Guacamole Lunch Time Tacos Garlic Crumbed Salmon With Courgettes And Yoghurt Creamy Parmesan Chickpeas With Pickled Chillies Greek Yoghurt Roasted Strawberry Eton Mess Food should be a celebration, a memory, a moment. It's not about counting calories; it's about making every meal count. Let every meal you make nourish your body and bring you joy with every bite. Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, May 2024
  • The Longest Holiday - Paige Toon

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ‘Don’t wait for the storm to pass; learn to dance in the rain…’ If you feel like everything is falling apart, sometimes the only thing to do is escape to the summer. Laura has been married to the man of her dreams for seven months. But, she now discovers, a week before the wedding Matthew made a terrible mistake … Escaping the heartache and humiliation, Laura is whisked off to Florida's Key West by her best friend Marty . A carefree holiday full of cocktails and fun, surrounded by gorgeous, tanned men, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Distraction comes in the form of sexy Cuban scuba diver Leo. As the end of the holiday approaches, Laura doesn't want to go home. Is it time to face the music? Or is there more to Key West than a holiday romance? THE ONE WE FELL IN LOVE WITH was selected for the Zoella Book Club and Paige Toon's novels have been published across the world. Praise for The Longest Holiday : ‘Will bring a smile to the face of anyone who has been unlucky in love’   DAILY EXPRESS ‘ Pure, sun-drenched escapism… the perfect summer holiday read’ HEAT ‘ My heart was actually racing… had me longing to pack my bags and escape’ ONE MORE PAGE ‘Paige Toon is the word… Absolutely pure enjoyment – I loved every page of it!’ I HEART CHICK LIT
  • Murder in the Family - Cara Hunter

    **Don't miss MAKING A KILLING, the new DI Adam Fawley thriller, AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW** - THE *INSTANT* NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY AND TORONTO STA BESTSELLER *THE FIRST EVER STAND-ALONE FROM AUTHOR OF THE DI ADAM FAWLEY MILLION-COPIES-SOLD SERIES* **A Financial Times Best Book of 2023** **A Guardian Best Crime and Thriller book of 2023** ‘This devilishly clever, ground-breaking novel will keep you guessing’ IAN RANKIN ‘This book had me riveted to the page. It is original, inventive and totally 21st Century… Just brilliant!’ JANICE HALLETT From the author of IN THE DARK and CLOSE TO HOME comes a brilliant standalone thriller you’ll never forget –––- IT WAS A CASE THAT GRIPPED THE NATION LUKE RYDER’S MURDER HAS NEVER BEEN SOLVED In October 2003, Luke Ryder was found dead in the garden of the family home in London, leaving behind a wealthy older widow and three stepchildren. Nobody saw anything. Now, secrets will be revealed – live on camera. Years later a group of experts re-examine the evidence on Infamous, a true-crime show – with shocking results. Does the team know more than they’ve been letting on? Or does the truth lie closer to home? Can you solve the case before they do? The truth will blow your mind. Over a million copies sold of Cara Hunter books across all formats (paperback, ebook and audio) as of 1st July 2023 MURDER IN THE FAMILY was a #7 Sunday Times bestseller for week ending 3rd September 2023 *PRAISE FOR MURDER IN THE FAMILY* ‘Unique and hugely enjoyable.’ Sunday Express 'Addictive’ Sunday Times ‘An excellent, wholly original whodunnit!’ Gilly MacMillan ‘Genius premise with all the twistiness you’d expect from Cara Hunter. Her best yet!’ Victoria Selman ‘Reads like True Crime—relentlessly twisty and utterly compelling’ Shari Lapena About the author Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to Home, In the Dark, No Way Out, All the Rage, The Whole Truth and Hope to Die, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, as was The Whole Truth, and was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019. No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara's novels have sold over a million copies worldwide, and the TV rights to the series have been acquired by the Fremantle group. She lives in Oxford. Murder in the Family is her first stand-alone crime novel. The Fawley series will also continue.
  • Funny Story - Emily Henry

    FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR & GLOBAL TIK TOK SENSATION, EMILY HENRY 'One of my favourite authors' COLLEEN HOOVER, It Ends With Us ‘Emily knows how to craft a love story like the all-time greats’ TAYLOR JENKINS REID, Daisy Jones and The Six ----- Daphne always loved the way Peter told their story. That is until it became the prologue to his actual love story with his childhood bestie, Petra. Which is how Daphne ends up rooming with her total opposite and the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra's ex, Miles. As expected, it’s not a match made in heaven – that is until one night, while tossing back tequilas, they form a plan. And if it involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their adventures together, well, who could blame them? But it’s all just for show, of course, because there’s no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex . . . right? A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author Emily Henry ----- PRAISE FOR EMILY HENRY 'The master of witty repartee ' Daily Mail 'I've loved every single one of her books more than the previous' Ali Hazelwood, The Love Hypothesis 'The book that you just know all the girls are going to be reading by the side of the pool this summer... ' The Mirror 'My newest automatic-buy author' Jodi Picoult, Wish You Were Here 'This book is an utter delight ' Prima 'Emily Henry has become one of my favourite authors ' Beth O'Leary, The Flatshare 'Emily Henry's books are a gift , the perfect balance between steamy and sweet ' V. E Schwab, Gallant 'A joyful and cathartic romcom that is truly the funniest of stories ' The Skinny ' Nobody does it quite like Emily Henry' Casey McQuiston, Red, White and Royal Blue 'The queen of rom-coms is back' Refinery29 'Our generation's answer to Nora Ephron ' Sophie Cousens, This Time Next Year 'As a storyteller, Henry is in a class of her own ' Elle Kennedy, The Deal Emily Henry, No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, May 2023 & No. 1 New York Times bestseller, June 2023
  • The Deal - Elle Kennedy

    New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you the first in the sexy Off-Campus series that everyone is talking about. She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy . . . Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice . . . even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date . . . and it's going to be oh so good All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he's worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he's all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him . Praise for The Deal : 'I loved this book! If you love NA, you must read The Deal ! ' Monica Murphy, New York Times bestselling author ' Deliciously steamy and heart-achingly tender ' Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author ' The feelings, the romance, the unbridled sexiness . . . you will swoon for Garrett! ' Alice Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger ' Sexy, sweet, and emotionally satisfying. I loved this book and did not want it to end! ' Kristen Callihan, USA Today bestselling author
  • Verity - Colleen Hoover

    THE BRITISH BOOK AWARD PAGETURNER OF THE YEAR! OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD OF THE NO.1 BESTSELLER AND TIKTOK SENSATION. Are you ready to stay up all night? Rebecca meets Gone Girl in this shocking, unpredictable thriller with a twist that will leave you reeling . . . Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already-grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue loving her . . . If you love Verity , don't miss Colleen Hoover's thrilling new suspense - Too Late is out now. Or look for Verity 's gold collector's edition hardback, containing an exclusive bonus chapter. 1 MILLION READERS HAVE ALREADY GIVEN VERITY FIVE STARS 'One of the best thrillers I have ever read ' ***** ' Powerful , mind-blowing and emotional ' ***** 'The plot twists and that ending came out of nowhere' ***** 'There are no words. Bravo ' ***** ' Dark , creepy , and one hundred per cent original ' ***** ' I NEEDED to know how this was going to end' ***** 'Left me completely speechless ' ***** VERITY was a No.1 Kindle bestseller on 18.03.22 Winner of The British Book Awards' Pageturner of the Year Award 15.05.23
  • Daisy Darker - Alice Feeney

    An all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist, inspired by Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None From Alice Feeney, the internationally bestselling author of His and Hers , soon to be a major TV series produced by Jessica Chastain. 'Clever, compelling, confounding and absolutely delicious' – Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of None of This is True 'I devoured this in record time because I had to know what happened next. Alice Feeney is one of my absolute favourites' – Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife Isolated on their private island in Cornwall, the Darker family have come together for the first time in over a decade. When the tide comes in, they'll be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. When the tide goes back out, nothing will ever be the same again. Nothing – because one of the family is a killer . . . As the leaves of autumn fall, Daisy Darker arrives at her grandmother’s house for eightieth birthday celebrations. Seaglass, the Darker’s ancestral home, is a crumbling Cornish house perched upon its own tiny private island. Every member of the family has their secrets. Nana, alone for so long. Daisy's absent father, Frank. Her cold-hearted mother, Nancy. Her siblings, Rose and Lily, and her niece, Trixie, full of questions and without a father of her own. Daisy has never had an easy relationship with her family, but some secrets are much darker than others. This will be a gathering that some of them won't remember. 'I was on the edge of my seat the whole time' – Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and the Six Readers love Daisy Darker 'I devoured this in one day and to say it's amazing is an understatement' 'This book might have been a psychological thriller, but it had me crying at the end ' ' If you love Agatha Christie you will love this book' 'OMG WHAT A STORY. I just had to keep on reading ' 'This book is FANTASTIC! I know it’s one that I WILL re-read '
  • The 48 Laws Of Power - Robert Greene

    THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'If power is your ultimate goal, this is the book you need' The Times Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distils three thousand years of the history of power into forty-eight well-explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws require prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), some stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and some the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"), but like it or not, all have applications in real-life situations. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissenger, P T Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded - or been victimised by - power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing or defending against ultimate control.
  • The Bee Sting - Paul Murray

    WINNER OF THE NERO BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2023 WINNER OF AN POST IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WRITERS’ PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024 SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2024 ONE OF SARAH JESSICA PARKER’S BEST BOOKS OF 2023 Book of the Year 2023 according to New York Times , New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The Economist, Observer, Guardian, Washington Post, Lit Hub, TIME magazine, Irish Times, The Oldie, Daily Mail, i Paper, Independent, The Standard, The Times, Kirkus, Daily Express, City A.M. 'A tragicomic triumph. You won't read a sadder, truer, funnier novel this year' Guardian The Barnes family are in trouble. Until recently they ran the biggest business in town, now they’re teetering on the brink of bankruptcy – and that’s just the start of their problems. Dickie and Imelda’s marriage is hanging by a thread; straight-A student Cass is careening off the rails; PJ is hopelessly in debt to the school bully. Meanwhile the ghosts of old mistakes are rising out of the past to meet them, but everyone’s too wrapped up in the present to see the danger looming . . . 'Generous, immersive, sharp-witted and devastating; the sort of novel that becomes a friend for life' Financial Times ‘Paul Murray [is] the undisputed reigning champion of epic Irish tragicomedy’ Spectator ‘An instant classic’ Washington Post ‘[An] astute, remorselessly funny novel’ Daily Mirror ‘A wagyu steak of a novel . . . A classic in the mode of The Corrections ’ The Times
  • A Scandalous Match - Jane Dunn

    ‘Angelica had always known her lack of high birth, fortune or influence debarred her from being presented as an eligible young woman worthy of marriage. To cap it all, being an actress assured she was utterly beyond the pale of respectability.' Nightly at the Covent Garden Theatre in London, an enchanting actress is wowing the crowds with her affecting portrayal of Ophelia. Preyed on by rakes and opportunistic young bucks, feted by dukes and earls, even the Prince Regent himself, Angelica Leigh is a sensation. But in Regency England, beauty and talent are not enough to be considered marriage material, so when the eminently eligible Lord Charles Latimer sets his heart on Angelica, his uncle is sent to intervene. As a highly respected, hard-working and wealthy lawmaker, The Honourable Ivor Asprey, is himself seen as desirable husband material, but widowed with an eleven-year-old daughter Elinor, he has forsaken all thoughts of romance. Lord Latimer’s mother, the Duchess of Arlington, despairs of her son, despite being reassured by Ivor that his infatuation with the actress will pass. But there is something about Angelica Leigh that demands attention, and even the austere and upstanding Mr Asprey isn’t immune to her charms. Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Dunn brings the Regency period irresistibly to life. Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, Janice Hadlow, Gill Hornby, and anyone with a Bridgerton-shaped hole in their lives. Praise for Jane Dunn: 'Brilliant, sparkling and very clever.' Elizabeth Buchan 'Jane Dunn’s THE MARRIAGE SEASON gives all the immersive pleasure of Georgette Heyer’s brilliantly confected Regency novels, in a sublime alternative world of joy. Bridgerton look out!' Melanie Reid, The Times ‘Outstanding, perceptive and delightfully readable.’ Sunday Times Books of the Year ‘Jane Dunn has written a splendid piece of popular history with the ready-pen of a highly skilled writer, endowed with remarkable insight.’ Roy Strong, Daily Mail ‘Jane Dunn is one of our best biographers.’ Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times Readers love Jane Dunn: ‘I really loved Jane Dunn’s previous book, The Marriage Season, but to my amazement loved this even more. The heroine, Corinna, is so plucky and full of spirit, unwilling to accept the limitations of her life as a poor illegitimate country girl… All the characters were so alive, I wasn’t ready for the book to end and longed to know more of what happens to them… This is the Regency era come to vivid, believable, exciting life. I can’t wait for the next book from this author.’ ‘I can not rate this book high enough! As a lover as Georgette Heyer I've always looked for books that give as much historical detail as hers and I'm often disappointed, but not with this book! The characters are spirited and loveable and I can honestly say I didn't want to put it down.’ ‘Without a shadow of doubt, this is the best novel I have read in ages. Regency addicts won't find many heaving bosoms or tumbling ringlets. What they will find is an ingeniously plotted story with the emphasis on the men, with all their wit and cynicisms. This is underpinned by strong women whose story it really is, who cleverly manage these men with perfection... I am recommending this book to everyone, and have bought two more as gifts.’ ‘Jane has Dunn it again, reassuring us that this is how life really was – for the fortunate – when the boys came home from the Napoleonic wars, and making us feel at home then, nonetheless. Eat your heart out, Bridgerton!’ ‘A beautifully written story full of twists and turns that transports you straight into Regency England.’
  • Prisoners of Geography - Tim Marshall

    Don't miss Tim Marshall's gripping new book The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World . Marshall digs deep into the past, present and future of the new 'astropolitics' that are set to change the face of life on Earth. Out now. Geography shapes not only our history, but where we're headed... Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics - the million copy international bestseller. All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. ON THE RUSSIA/UKRAINE CRISIS - What is driving Russia's foreign policy? Why do Putin's actions mirror those made in the past? Prisoners of Geography analyses the geographic weaknesses and historical invasions of Russia's territories, exploring how they have ultimately shaped the decisions of its leaders past and present. In ten chapters and ten maps, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history. 'Like having a light shone on your understanding... I can't think of another book that explains the world situation so well.' -Nicolas Lezard, Evening Standard 'Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.' - Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
  • This Summer Will Be Different - Carley Fortune

    From the million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake, Carley Fortune returns with a glorious and tantalising new escape E very summer forces Felix and Lucy to be together but they shouldn’t be. Can they resist temptation? ‘ Crackling sexual tension ’ The Times ‘ This swoon-worthy romance is one for the beach bag ’ WOMAN & HOME ‘Radiant’ Emily Henry ---- This summer they’ll keep their promise. This summer they won't give into temptation. This summer will be different. The first time Lucy and Felix met she was on vacation on Prince Edward Island. And a tour of the beaches wasn’t the only thing he showed her. But when she discovered his true identity as her best friend, Bridget’s brother, their electric night should have become a distant memory… Each year with Lucy and Bridget’s return for a summer escape, she promises herself she won’t end up in Felix’s arms, but it’s easier said than done. Not this year though. This year it will be different. With Bridget facing the biggest crisis of her life, Lucy must join her for one last trip to the island. But Felix’s sparkling eyes and flirty quips have been replaced with something new, something more and Lucy’s beginning to wonder just how safe her heart truly is. Tropes/themes: 1. Forced proximity 2. Summer romance 3. Best Friend's brother 4. Off limits relationship 5. Friends to lovers ---- ‘What a dreamy and sexy summer novel. Carley Fortune knows how to tug at your heart’ Kiley Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age and Come and Get It ‘ A deep and shimmering story of friendship, sex, and – most of all – love. Be prepared to cry, swoon, ache and cheer. Stunning’ Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places ‘Clear your calendar and buckle up – this one will leave you breathless’ Annabel Monaghan, bestselling author of This Time Next Summer ‘Carley Fortune is the master of the love story’ Annabel Monaghan Readers love The Summer Will Be Different: ‘Such a perfect summer romance that you can really fall in love with’ ***** Reader Review ‘This book has definitely put me in the summer feelings’ ***** Reader Review 'This is hands down my favourite Carley Fortune book!' ***** Reader Review 'The chemistry was electric. I fell in love with the characters and the story’ ***** Reader Review ‘If you enjoyed of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake, I’m certain you’ll love this one just as much, if not more' ***** Reader Review Carley Fortune, Number One New York Times bestseller, May 2023
  • Atomic Habits - James Clear

    THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: OVER 15 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now. People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy. These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life. ________________________________ A NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A supremely practical and useful book.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck 'James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones.' Adam Grant, author of Originals ' Atomic Habits is a step-by-step manual for changing routines. ' Books of the Month, Financial Times 'A special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life.' Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, August 2023 New York Times bestseller, April 2024 Atomic Habits has sold over 1 million copies in all formats [Nielsen BookScan UK and Circana Bookscan US, April 2024]
  • House of Sky and Breath - Sarah J. Maas

    Sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller. Sarah J. Maas's sexy, groundbreaking CRESCENT CITY series continues with this second installment. Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar have made a pact. As they process the events of the Spring they will keep things … platonic … until the Solstice. But can they resist when the crackling tension between them is enough to set the whole of Crescent City aflame? And they are not out of danger yet. Dragged into a rebel movement they want no part of, Bryce, Hunt and their friends find themselves pitted against the terrifying Asteri – whose notice they must avoid at all costs. But as they learn more about the rebel cause, they face a choice: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight. And they've never been very good at staying silent. In this sexy, action-packed sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas weaves a captivating story of a world about to explode – and the people who will do anything to save it.
  • Say You Swear - Meagan Brandy

    If she isn't mine in the end, I'll still be hers. It's torture, but it's true... For years, I've dreamt of what college life could bring and while some things changed, there was always one constant. It didn't matter how wild I allowed my imagination to run, my future was clear, and he was it. Until suddenly, he wasn't. Now there's a new man in my life, one who isn't afraid to go after what he wants, and what he wants... is me. They say first loves last forever... I hope they're wrong. The emotional, romantic BookTok hit about new love after heartbreak, featuring all your favourite tropes: Sports romance Brother's best friend vs friends to lovers The ultimate book boyfriend Readers can't get enough of SAY YOU SWEAR: 'This book was PERFECTION' 'I don't even know how I'm supposed to read any other books after this one' 'I've never cried so hard reading a book in my entire life' 'Noah Riley has my heart' 'Omg this book!!! Nothing will ever match it'
  • The Vintage Flower Van on Love Heart Lane - Christie Barlow

    Out now, the brand new book in the Love Heart Lane series! The race to save the vintage flower van is on! Flowers are Florrie Appleton’s life, so when her beloved Aunt Ada passes, and she’s swiftly issued with an eviction notice and told to vacate Rose Cottage, shutter her Vintage Flower Van business, and leave behind Ada’s gorgeous gardens, she’s devastated. But Florrie is not one to go down without a fight, even if the developer she’s taking on is run by Tom Houston, the man who broke her heart at uni all those years ago. Tom may have had the upper hand then, but Florrie has the whole of Heartcross behind her now, and as history has shown, there’s nothing this tiny Scottish hamlet can’t accomplish when they band together… Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what Readers are falling in love with the story! 'Grab a coffee, relax and escape into the Scottish village of Heartcross’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'It’s true what they say once you visit Love Heart Lane you will never want to leave and I didn’t’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I felt like I was with family as I was reading it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This is such a heart warming hug in a book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Brilliant book with lovable characters and words you need to savor. A must read this summer.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews ‘Christie Barlow is one of the best writers in this genre’ Lorraine Rugman – The Book Review Café ‘Christie is an immensely talented author with the ability to spin words into heart-warming comedy gold’ Caroline Mitchell #1 bestselling author ‘Well-observed, highly-relatable and wickedly-funny’ Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Bramley ‘There’s always love, laughter and a happy-ever-after with Christie Barlow’s books!’ Mandy Baggot ‘What I absolutely love about the authors books is her attention to her characters, they are a joy to read about. they are so well developed by the end of the book you really do feel you are saying “goodbye” to old friends’ Lorraine Rugman – The Book Review Café About the author Christie Barlow is the number one international bestselling author of seventeen romantic comedies including the iconic Love Heart Lane Series, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Kitty's Countryside Dream. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire with her four children and two dogs. Her writing career came as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. Christie writes about love, life, friendships and the importance of community spirit. She loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Twitter – @ChristieJBarlow Facebook – Christie Barlow Author Instagram – christie_barlow
  • King of Sloth - Ana Huang

    Meet the Kings of Sin . . . The must-read billionaire romance from the bestselling author of the Twisted series. 'Get ready for all the spice, all the build-up and all the sizzling tension' GLAMOUR Read King of Sloth now for a steamy reverse grumpy sunshine romance. He'd never wanted anyone enough to chase them . . . until he met her . Charming, easy-going, and rich beyond belief, Xavier Castillo has the world at his fingertips. He also has no interest in taking over his family's empire (much to his father's chagrin), but that hasn't stopped women from throwing themselves at him . . . unless the woman in question is his publicist. Nothing brings him more joy than riling her up, but when a tragedy forces them closer than ever, he must grapple with the uncertainty of his future - and the realization that the only person immune to his charms is the only one he truly wants. *** Cool, intelligent, and ambitious, Sloane Kensington is a high-powered publicist who's used to dealing with difficult clients. However, none infuriate - or tempt - her more than a certain billionaire heir, with his stupid dimples and laid-back attitude. She may be forced to work with him, but she'll never fall for him . . . no matter how fast he makes her heart beat or how thoughtful he is beneath his party persona. He's her client, and that's all he'll ever be. Right? King of Sloth is a steamy reverse grumpy sunshine billionaire romance. It includes explicit content and profanity. Recommended for mature readers only. *** Why fans love Ana Huang ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐! ' King of Greed ? More like King of my Heart (Ana Huang's Version)' Lauren Asher 'WE HAVE NO NOTES JUST LOTS OF HORNY FEELINGS' Ali Hazelwood 'Ana did not come to play . . . it was giving everything I asked for. It exceeded my expectations astronomically. I'm now severely depressed it's finished' @Aymanreads 'Ana Huang has done it ONCE again. But are we really surprised? No. Ana Huang truly is the queen of billionaire romances' Goodreads Review 'This book broke me into pieces and then pieced them back together' Goodreads Review 'Ana really said whether morally grey is your favourite OR NOT, let me give you someone to swoon over' Goodreads Review 'Ana Huang never disappoints. This was my most anticipated read of the month and it was EVERYTHING!!' Goodreads Review
  • They Thought I Was Dead: Sandy's Story - Peter James

    'One of the best British crime writers, and therefore one of the best in the world' - Lee Child Peter James, the number one, multi-million copy bestselling author of the Grace series returns to finally reveal the events of Roy Grace’s tortured past – the truth behind his wife’s disappearance. Thrillingly told from her perspective, this is Sandy’s story. Some will know how it begins . . . My name is Sandy. My husband is Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. But when I disappeared, even he couldn't find me . . . This is my story. There's more to Sandy than meets the eye. A woman with a dubious past, a complicated present and an uncertain future. Then she was gone. Some will think they know how it ends . . . Her disappearance caused a nationwide search. Even the best detective on the force couldn't find her. They thought she was dead. But nobody knows this . . . Where did she go? Why did she run? What would cause a woman to leave her whole life behind and simply vanish? For the first time the truth behind Sandy Grace’s dramatic disappearance is revealed. They Thought I Was Dead will thrill fans and new readers alike with its gripping story of a woman on the run. This is Sandy's story. ************* 'One of the best crime writers in the business' - Karin Slaughter 'This is the one I’ve been waiting for. And it’s a masterpiece of suspense. I quite literally couldn’t put it down - even when I was supposed to be doing other things . . .' - Barbara Erskine, author of The Dream Weavers
  • Weyward - Emilia Hart

    *As seen on BBC’s BETWEEN THE COVERS * A #2 Times bestseller * A New York Times bestseller ‘Humming with a sly, exhilarating magic’ BRIDGET COLLINS ‘A much-heralded epic’ OBSERVER ‘Empowering’ GLAMOUR Three women, five centuries, one spellbinding story In the present day, Kate flees a traumatic relationship to the Cumbrian cottage she inherited from her great-aunt; but the cottage hides secrets of its own. In 1942, Violet rebels against her father’s ideas of a ‘proper young lady’ . . . until he takes matters into his own hands. In 1619, Altha is on trial for witchcraft, implicated in the gruesome death of a local man. Three women they tried to cage – but Weyward women belong to the wild. And they cannot be tamed… Weyward was a Times bestseller w/e 18-02-2023. Reviews ‘Alive, vivid and gripping’ ABIGAIL DEAN ‘Humming with a sly, exhilarating magic’ BRIDGET COLLINS ‘Totally unique’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER ‘Utterly absorbing’ ABI DARÉ ‘Fierce and moving… magnificent’ ROSIE ANDREWS ‘A stunning debut’ LUCY CLARKE ‘Relevant, empowering and brilliantly written… I just love it!’ JOANNA CANNON ‘A magical read’ WOMAN & HOME ‘[A] bold witchy debut’ RED ‘It seems to be the year of the witch book – and this is the best I’ve read so far’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘An absolute beauty… a riveting page turner for wild women everywhere’ JULIE OWEN MOYLAN, author of That Green Eyed Girl ‘Beautifully written and intricate as a spider's web’ SUNYI DEAN, author of The Book Eaters ‘A brave and original debut – spellbinding’ SARAH PENNER, author of The Lost Apothecary ‘Beguiling, absorbing and exquisitely-rendered’ LIZZIE POOK, author of Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter ‘A fabulous debut’ PRIMA ‘An entertaining read’ THE TIMES ‘Leave[s] you keen to turn the page and find out more’ INDEPENDENT ‘A beautifully powerful debut’ LOVE READING ‘An empowering read that will keep you glued to the final word… Buy this book’ GLAMOUR ‘An outstanding debut’ FABULOUS magazine ‘2023 is set to be the year of witchy reads, and Weyward is one of the most exciting new titles’ COSMOPOLITAN About the author Emilia Hart is a British-Australian writer. She was born in Sydney and studied English Literature and Law at the University of New South Wales before working as a lawyer in Sydney and London. Emilia is a graduate of Curtis Brown Creative’s Three Month Online Novel Writing Course and was Highly Commended in the 2021 Caledonia Novel Award. Her short fiction has been published in Australia and the UK. She lives in London.
  • You’d Look Better as a Ghost - Joanna Wallace

    * WINNER OF THE CRIME FICTION LOVER BEST DEBUT NOVEL AWARD * 'A welcome addition to darkly humorous female serial killer novels' - GUARDIAN 'Utterly unique, an absolute rollercoaster of a read' - DAILY MAIL 'Splendidly funny and buoyant' - DAILY EXPRESS I have a gift. I see people as ghosts before they die. Of course, it helps that I'm the one killing them. The night after her father's funeral, Claire meets Lucas in a bar. Lucas doesn't know it, but it's not a chance meeting. One thoughtless mistyped email has put him in the crosshairs of an extremely put-out serial killer. But even before they make eye contact, before Claire lets him buy her a drink, before she takes him home and carves him up into little pieces, something about that night is very wrong. Because someone is watching Claire. Someone who is about to discover her murderous little hobby. The thing is, it's not sensible to tangle with a part-time serial killer, even one who is distracted by attending a weekly bereavement support group and trying to get her art career off the ground. Claire will do anything to keep her secret hidden - not to mention the bodies buried in her garden. Let the games begin... 'Refreshingly original and laugh-out-loud funny' - CLARE MACKINTOSH 'Delightfully shocking and irreverently funny' - JANICE HALLETT 'I doubt I'll read a more original thriller this year' - JACK JORDAN
  • Collide - Bal Khabra

    A TikTok sensation, get ready for your new obsession - meet Summer and Aiden. 'Equal parts spicy and sweet . . . Khabra seamlessly weaves her whip-smart banter, captivating cast of characters and laugh-out-loud humour into an endearing, timeless love story' Peyton Corinne, author of Unsteady * When Summer Preston's professor issues her with an ultimatum, she finds herself on an unexpected collision course with hockey captain, Aiden Crawford. Summer hates everything about hockey, for good reason, but she isn't going to let that stand in the way of her becoming a sports psychologist. Aiden loves being the hockey captain, except when his team's reckless mistakes risk jeopardizing their entire season. When coach puts him forward for a research paper as punishment, he has no choice but to accept. Summer can't stand his blasé approach to life, and Aiden doesn't understand her uptight, scheduled one. They are off to a rocky start, and provoking each other – it turns out – is what they do best. But losing isn't something either of them does well. Maybe there's a way for both of them to win? Now with a never-before-seen bonus scene from Summer and Aiden's love story as well as an extract from the next book in the Off the Ice series. Find out which of your favourite characters from Collide will be featured next! If you love... Ice hockey College setting Reverse grumpy meets sunshine Forced proximity No third act breakup Multi-racial characters He falls first Dual POV... you're going to love Collide Readers are falling for Summer and Aiden... 'The spice levels won't disappoint' ***** 'Someone please point me in the direction of where I can get my own Aiden Crawford' ***** 'I'm already looking forward to the rest of her books!' ***** 'Classic Capricorn and Virgo pairing' ***** 'If you loved The Deal and Icebreaker, you'll love this!!! I could not put this book down!' ***** Pre-order the next book in the Off the Ice series now.
  • Bonded by Thorns - Elizabeth Helen

    🥀 A Beauty and the Beast Fantasy Romance Retelling 🥀 Four handsome fae princes. One awkward bookworm. An Enchanted Vale. A beastly curse to break. Rosalina O’Connell lives her life in Orca Cove as quietly as she can. Known as the daughter of Crazy George she tries to keep her head down. But George isn’t crazy, he’s searching for his wife who disappeared, and is convinced she was stolen by fae. When George goes missing, Rosie goes after him and finds herself in a new world, the Enchanted Vale, the world of the fae and her father has been imprisoned in Castletree by the Winter Prince. Rosie has no choice but to make a deal to take her father’s place, meaning she must remain in Castletree forever. As Rosie begins to learn more about the Enchanted Vale and the four Princes, she shares a castle with, she discovers that they have been cursed. The Princes must take on the form of demonic wolves every night and with every year that the curse continues, more of their magic, and the magic of Castletree, fades away. If the Princes can each find their mate, they will break their curse and free their realm. Rosie is determined to help the Princes find their mates so that she can return home. The only problem is, the more time she spends with the Princes, the more she’s convinced that she’s the one they’re all meant to be with. A spicy Beauty and the Beast retelling filled with enchanted fae, morally grey characters, a stupidly hot villain and a Princess who has found her Prince Charming. All four of them. Spice 🥵: 🌶️🌶️🌶️ Tropes ✨: Fated Mates 💘 Forced proximity 🙅‍♀️ Grumpy x sunshine 🌦️ Enemies to lovers ❤️‍🔥 Why choose ⁉️ Reverse harem 👩👨👨👨👨👨 Enchanted Castle 🏰 Awkward Sunshine FMC ☀️ Touch her and die 🔪 Magical Winter Solstice Ball ❄️ Hot Villain 🖤 Reviews Readers love Beasts of the Briar: ‘I read this in a day. A DAY. That’s how fucking epic it is’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Holy shit. I’m obsessed. I cannot wait for book 2’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ About the author Elizabeth Helen is the combined pen-name of sister writing duo, Elizabeth and Helen. Elizabeth and Helen write fantasy romance, and love creating enchanting adventures for their characters. When they're not writing, you can find them snuggling their cats, exploring their rainforest home, or rolling the dice for a game of Dungeons & Dragons. You can connect with them on TikTok, Instagram, or Facebook. TikTok: Instagram: Facebook:
  • Five Nights - Rachel Wolf

    'Glamorous and atmospheric with a cast of brilliantly untrustworthy characters' CATHERINE COOPER 'Totally gripping... Succession on the high seas' HARRIET TYCE A POWERFUL FAMILY. A LUXURY CRUISE. A KILLER ON BOARD... I recently married Mattia Scarmardo, head of one of the wealthiest – and most ruthless – families in the world. I invited you on a five night voyage to New York aboard their glamorous new ship because I needed your help. Someone in the family is threatening me, scared of the new wife who could steal their vast inheritance. What I didn't tell you is that there would be a chance you would be targeted too. That what you did all those years ago would finally come back to bite you. You came here to help me, but you don't know the whole truth. And now we're trapped on a boat with a murderer… 'Deadly glamour on the high seas... Addictive, claustrophobic' ERIN KELLY 'Glamour, tension and twists galore! A thrilling read' LESLEY KARA 'Agatha Christie meets Succession... A compulsive drama' JO FURNISS 'A superbly crafted mystery... beautifully charts a course between classic whodunnit and white-knuckle thriller' DOMINIC NOLAN 'The perfect mix of Glass Onion meets Death on the Nile' SARAH GOODWIN 'Wild! Gulped down the gripping twists & turns of this murderous Succession at sea thriller like fine champagne. Loved it' ANGELA CLARKE
  • A Family to Keep - Susan Gable

    He was just supposed to be a sperm donor… Desperate to save her daughter’s life, Dr. Amelia Young will do whatever it takes, including show up on the doorstep of the sperm donor who made Jordan’s life possible in the first place. Chef Finn Hawkins is taken aback by the woman in his kitchen, asking for a donation of genetic material like a cup of sugar. Anonymously donating as a college student was impulsive. Crazy. But how can he refuse to help save the life of the thirteen-year-old daughter he's never met? Jordan Young has ideas of her own and fate’s got plans for all of them. When Jordan runs off to meet her father, Amelia’s trip to retrieve her takes an unexpected twist. They’re not supposed to be a family. But Finn finds himself longing for exactly that. Can he keep this unexpected family, forged in a desperate attempt to save Joran’s life? Or will the pressure drive them apart? A Family to Keep  is a contemporary family drama romance set near Lake Erie, featuring the Hawkins Family. While part of a series, this is a stand-alone story.  Grab your copy today! With close to a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Susan Gable is known for her ability to weave realistic characters and powerful emotions, to make readers both laugh and cry. "In her skillfully developed story with a novel storyline and wonderful characterization, Gable blends modern science and romance to make for a great read."  -  4.5 Stars , Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine

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