Top 100 Books in the UK

Top 100 Books

  • The Chaos Agent - Mark Greaney

    Artificial intelligence leads to shockingly real devastation in this new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Gray Man series. A car accident in Japan. A drowning in Seoul. A home invasion in Boston. Someone is killing the world's leading experts on robotics and artificial intelligence. Is it a tech company trying to eliminate the competition or something even more sinister? After all, AI may be the deadliest battlefield gamechanger since the creation of gunpowder. Meanwhile, the quest for a quiet life has led the Gray Man to Central America, where he and his lover Zoya Zakharova have assumed new identities. Eventually, they're tracked down and offered a job by an old acquaintance of Zoya's: to extract a Russian scientist who is on the kill list. They reject it, but just being seen with him is enough to put assassins on their trail. Now, they're back on the run, but no matter which way they turn, whoever's tracking them is always one step ahead. Since flight's no longer possible, fight is the only option left, and no one fights dirtier than the Gray Man.
  • One Day - David Nicholls

    ***Pre-order David Nicholls' new novel YOU ARE HERE now - Coming April 2024*** THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES 'A wonderful, wonderful book' THE TIMES 'Perfect' NEW YORK TIMES 'A modern classic' DAILY MIRROR 'You'd be hard pressed to find a sharper, sweeter romantic comedy' INDEPENDENT 'Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable' NICK HORNBY TWENTY YEARS, TWO PEOPLE, ONE DAY 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? 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
  • Visions of Flesh and Blood - Jennifer L. Armentrout & Rayvn Salvador

    VISIONS OF FLESH AND BLOOD: a Blood and Ash/Flesh and Fire Compendium is a comprehensive companion guide for background, history, reader-favorite information, art, and reference materials. Combined with original short stories and scenes from some of the world’s most beloved characters, as well as never-before-seen visual enticements, it’s a treat for the senses. Told from the point of view of Miss Willa herself, the compendium acts like research material but reads like a journal and cache of personal notes, allowing the reader to revisit the characters and history they so love yet view things in a different way. VISIONS OF FLESH AND BLOOD by Jennifer L. Armentrout with Rayvn Salvador is a must-add addition to the series that any Blood and Ash/Flesh and Fire fan will enjoy.
  • Simply Lies - David Baldacci

    Simply Lies is an intense thriller featuring Mickey Gibson, a former New Jersey detective, from the number one bestselling author David Baldacci. 'This is Baldacci at his formidable best . . . Do not miss it' – Sunday Times NO TRUTH Former Jersey City detective and single mother of two, Mickey Gibson, now works for global investigation company, ProEye, to track down assets of the wealthy who have tried to avoid their creditors. One day she gets a call from a colleague, Arlene Robinson, asking her to visit the home of a notorious arms dealer who has cheated some of ProEye’s clients in the past. Mickey arrives at the mansion to discover the body of a man hidden in a secret room. NO LIMITS It turns out that nothing is at it seems. The arms dealer did not exist, and nobody at ProEye knew of Arlene Robinson. Mickey had been tricked and now the cops were involved. The body was that of Harry Langhorne, who’d been in Witness Protection having had links with the mob. NO FEAR Now begins a cat-and-mouse showdown between hardened ex-cop, Mickey, and a woman with sociopathic tendencies who has no name and a mysterious past. She intends to get what she wants and people who get in her way will die. For Mickey to stop her, she must first discover her true identity and what damaged her all those years ago. And the truth behind why she selected Micky to become her nemesis . . . ***** KILLER TWISTS. HEROES TO BELIEVE IN. TRUST BALDACCI. ‘One of the world’s thriller masters’ – Daily Mail ‘Baldacci is still peerless’ – Sunday Times ‘One of the all-time best thriller authors’ – Lisa Gardner, author of One Step Too Far ‘Baldacci delivers, every time!’ – Lisa Scottoline, author of Every Fifteen Minutes
  • The Trial - Rob Rinder

    'Hugely enjoyable' Steve Cavanagh 'Ridiculously entertaining' Tom Hindle 'I didn't want it to end' Heidi Perks ______________________ *NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* *RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK* ONE MURDER. ONE IMPOSSIBLE CASE. WHO IS GUILTY? When hero policeman Grant Cliveden dies from a poisoning in the Old Bailey, it threatens to shake the country to its core. The evidence points to one man. Jimmy Knight has been convicted of multiple offences before and defending him will be no easy task. Not least because this is trainee barrister Adam Green's first case. But it will quickly become clear that Jimmy Knight is not the only person in Cliveden's past with an axe to grind. The only thing that's certain is that this is a trial which will push Adam - and the justice system itself - to the limit. . . ** ROB RINDER'S SECOND ADAM GREEN NOVEL, THE SUSPECT , IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW.** ______________________ What readers are saying about THE TRIAL: 'This is a courtroom cracker ' 'Brilliantly plotted with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing' 'The courtroom scenes and interactions are electric' 'It's a must read and hope there will be a sequel - loved it!' 'Rinder's own career as criminal barrister shines through' Praise for THE TRIAL: 'Strong storytelling with a murder mystery at its heart makes it one to treasure' Daily Mail 'A pacy and gripping read!' The Sun 'An exciting start to what promises to be an excellent series, with an appealing central character' The Guardian ' Such fantastic characters and such a fun read. I loved it' Phillipa Perry 'This is a book that takes you to the dark heart of the criminal justice system... I haven't enjoyed a legal thriller this much since Grisham's The Firm ' Tony Parsons 'A terrific, pacy read' Susanna Reid 'A brilliant rollercoaster of a read' Louise Minchin ' The Trial is in the best tradition of John Mortimer's Rumpole series. A hugely enjoyable British courtroom drama' Steve Cavanagh 'Rinder's personal experiences as a barrister shine through in a cracking courtroom drama packed with tension and sharp wit' Sunday Express 'A classic whodunnit with a sensational twist' The Independent 'Energetic, warm, laced with humour with a truly inventive mode of murder' Sarah Vaughan 'Brilliant courtroom drama, humorous as you would expect from Rob, and one that I had to read slowly because I did not want it to end' Heidi Perks 'This one will have you hooked' Glamour ' The Trial is whip-smart, stylish and gripping, both murder mystery and courtroom drama, shot through with tension, humour and a dark dissection of corruption, status and justice' Gilly Macmillan 'A ridiculously entertaining whodunit. The Trial is sharp, witty and has a huge amount of heart' Tom Hindle 'Rob Rinder has penned his first novel, a legal thriller, and it doesn't disappoint' Jewish News 'An engrossing read by someone who clearly knows their subject matter well. I didn't see the ending coming!' Faith Martin 'The book is gripping from the first page' Northern Echo 'A classic whodunnit with a sensational twist' Yorkshire Post
  • Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter

    Discover the heart-racing thriller from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her , now a major Netflix series. 'A stunning family tragedy and a hold-your-breath pedal-to-the-metal thriller. . . certain to be a book of the year' LEE CHILD 'One of the boldest thriller writers working today' TESS GERRITSEN ______________________ A missing girl. A family torn apart. An unsolved mystery. Twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia Scott's older sister vanished without a trace. Her disappearance had a devastating effect on their family. Now another teenage girl is missing, and the circumstances of her disappearance are hauntingly similar to Julia's . . . It is up to Lydia and Claire to revisit their past, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago. But will they be able to face what they find along the way? ______________________ Crime and thriller masters know there is nothing better than a little Slaughter: ' Passion , intensity, and humanity' LEE CHILD ' I'd follow her anywhere ' GILLIAN FLYNN 'Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled ' MICHAEL CONNELLY 'A writer of extraordinary talents!!' KATHY REICHS 'Fiction doesn't get any better than this ' JEFFERY DEAVER 'A great writer at the peak of her powers' PETER JAMES 'Raw, powerful and utterly gripping ' KATHRYN STOCKETT 'With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the very last ' CAMILLA LACKBERG 'Amongst the world's greatest and finest crime writers ' YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR
  • The Murder After the Night Before - Katy Brent

    'A whip-smart whodunnit, this will keep you guessing' Red 'A fast-paced thriller with clever twists' Bella Something bad happened last night. My best friend Posey is dead. The police think it was a tragic accident. I know she was murdered. I’ve woken up with the hangover from hell, a stranger in my bed, and I’ve gone viral for the worst reasons. There’s only one thing stopping me from dying of shame. I need to find a killer. But after last night, I can’t remember a thing… From the author of How to Kill Men and Get Away With It, don’t miss this wickedly witty and utterly addictive novel, perfect for fans of Bella Mackie, Dawn O’Porter and Killing Eve. Praise for The Murder After the Night Before: ‘What a ride! Unflinchingly realistic and raw but somehow also brilliantly funny at times, Brent's novel is a must-read’ Jesse Sutanto, author of Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers ‘The horrors of going viral on social media twinned with a twisty murder mystery – contemporary fiction at its best, I loved it!' Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple ‘Brent delivers a compelling and incredibly important novel’ My Weekly ‘A fast-paced and satisfying read’ Charlotte Bigland, author of It’s Not Me It’s You ‘The Hangover meets Fleabag in this ribald, twisted mystery’ PJ Ellis, author of Love & Other Scams ‘A fast-paced thriller. With clever twists, it’s totally gripping' Closer Magazine ‘Once again, Katy Brent has shown her immense talent at writing dark humour with a thought-provoking core’ Sarah Clarke, author of A Mother Never Lies ‘A flawlessly plotted murder mystery. Devilishly brilliant. I loved it!’ Sarah Bonner, author of Her Perfect Twin About the author KATY BRENT is a freelance journalist and has been in the industry for over fifteen years. She started work in women’s magazines back in 2005. In 2006, Katy won a PTA award for New Journalist of the Year. More recently she has focused on television journalism. Writing a book has always been her dream and lockdown finally gave the time she kept using as an excuse for not doing it.
  • Rogue Shot (A Troy Stark Thriller—Book #5) - Jack Mars

    “Thriller writing at its best. Thriller enthusiasts who relish the precise execution of an international thriller, but who seek the psychological depth and believability of a protagonist who simultaneously fields professional and personal life challenges, will find this a gripping story that's hard to put down.” --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Any Means Necessary) “One of the best thrillers I have read this year. The plot is intelligent and will keep you hooked from the beginning. The author did a superb job creating a set of characters who are fully developed and very much enjoyable. I can hardly wait for the sequel.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Any Means Necessary) From #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author Jack Mars, author of the critically-acclaimed Luke Stone and Agent Zero series (with over 5,000 five-star reviews), comes an explosive new, action-packed thriller series that takes readers on a wild-ride across Europe, America, and the world. After elite Navy Seal Troy Stark is forced into retirement for his dubious respect for authority, his work in stopping a major terrorist threat to New York is noticed. Invited to join a secretive new international terrorist-fighting organization, Troy must hunt down all threats to the U.S. that originate from overseas—and pre-empt them by any means possible. In ROGUE SHOT (Book #5), when the world’s tallest tower in China hosts their grand opening, disaster—in the form of a terrorist attack—changes everything.  The terrorists, Troy knows, have Americans—and world leaders—in their sight next, and Troy will have to team up with his Chinese counterpart—an equally rebellious operative—to stop them. Can America and China trust each other long enough to work together to stop the next attack in time? Or will both Troy and his new partner find themselves outfoxed by a shifting list of revolving targets? An unputdownable action thriller with heart-pounding suspense and unforeseen twists, ROGUE SHOT is the fifth novel in an exhilarating new series by a #1 bestselling author that will have you fall in love with a brand new action hero—and turn pages late into the night. Future books in the series will soon be available.
  • 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
  • The Memory of Us - Dani Atkins

    'A beautifully written, gripping and moving novel about the lengths we will go to for the people who mean the most to us... I was utterly captivated, from start to finish.' - Holly Miller *** If you can't trust your head, can you trust your heart? If she had been found moments later, Amelia's heart would have stopped and never recovered. Instead she was taken from the desolate beach to the nearest hospital just in time to save her life. When her sister Lexi arrives from New York, Amelia's heart is beating, but the accident has implanted a series of false memories. These memories revolve around a man named Sam, and a perfect love story that never existed. Determined to help her sister, Lexi enlists the help of Nick, a local vet who bears a striking resemblance to Sam. Together, Lexi and Nick recreate and photograph Amelia's dream dates in the hopes of triggering her true memories. But as love starts to stir between Lexi and Nick, they must navigate a complex web of emotions. How can Lexi fall for Amelia's dream man without hurting her sister? Filled with breathtaking romance, heart-wrenching emotion, the magic of destiny and the power of sisterhood, The Memory of Us is a must-read for fans of Holly Miller and Colleen Hoover. *** 'Wow... This book has everything, heartache, passion and twists galore.' - Jenny O'Brien 'Gripping, devastating and romantic... A tale of mystery, intrigue, despair and hope – but above all, of love.' - Gillian Harvey
  • Anybody Out There - Marian Keyes

    Discover the warm, witty and compelling story of a woman trying to get her life back on track, from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups and Again, Rachel 'Searingly insightful, Keyes finds lightness in the darkest and most violent of emotions' Independent 'High quality entertainment' Marie Claire _________ Meet Anna Walsh. Lying in her parents' Good Front Room, covered in bandages, Anna dreams of leaving Dublin and returning to her beloved New York. To her home. To her job. And most of all to her husband Aidan. Unfortunately, her family have other ideas. She's staying put. And Aidan? He's refusing to even take her calls. The last thing Anna wants is to think about how she ended up in this mess. But with nothing else to do, she's forced to ask herself why she's thousands of miles from the life she loves. Where did it all go wrong? And can she fix it, before it's too late? _________ 'A wonderful, subtle, hilarious and highly sophisticated novel' Evening Standard ' Richly enjoyable' Daily Telegraph LOVE FOR MARIAN KEYES: 'Marian's writing is the truth. With big laughs' Dawn French 'Will make you laugh and make you cry, but will also reveal the truth of who you really are' Louise O'Neill 'Keyes weaves the joy and pain of life in a unique and magical way' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'One of the most honest writers writing today' Pandora Sykes 'Compassionate, tender, incisive writing' Lucy Foley 'Her talent for tackling serious issues with such humanity and wit is balm for the soul' Nigella Lawson
  • I Will Find You - Harlan Coben

    THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER David and Cheryl Burroughs are living the dream - married, a beautiful house in the suburbs, a three year old son named Matthew - when tragedy strikes one night in the worst possible way. David awakes to find himself covered in blood, but not his own - his son's. And while he knows he did not murder his son, the overwhelming evidence against him puts him behind bars indefinitely. Five years into his imprisonment, Cheryl's sister arrives - and drops a bombshell. She's come with a photograph that a friend took on vacation at a theme park. The boy in the background seems familiar - and even though David realizes it can't be, he knows it is. It's Matthew, and he's still alive. David plans a harrowing escape from prison, determined to do what seems impossible - save his son, clear his own name, and discover the real story of what happened that devastating night. ______________ Readers are loving I Will Find You . . . 'A thrilling roller-coaster ride' 'Harlan at his absolute best!' 'Couldn't put is down' 'Bravo on another fab story' 'Such an amazing writer' _______________ Praise for Harlan Coben . . . 'Unbelievably brilliant' RICHARD OSMAN 'A GREAT writer' JOHN GRISHAM 'Never lets you down' LEE CHILD 'Simply one of the all-time greats' GILLIAN FLYNN 'The modern master of the hook and twist' DAN BROWN 'One of the world's finest thriller writers' PETER JAMES I Will Find You was a Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller 14/01/2024
  • The Guest - B A Paris

    THE TENSION-FILLED NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF NUMBER ONE DIGITAL BESTSELLER THE PRISONER . 'Expertly plotted and compellingly told - a cautionary tale that will put you off ever having anyone to stay with you again. I raced through it!' HARRIET TYCE 'A mesmeric, tense and twisting nightmare. Suffocating, controlled and hugely entertaining' CHRIS WHITAKER Iris and Gabriel have just got home from a make-or-break holiday. But a shock awaits them. One of their dearest friends, Laure, is in their house - sleeping in their bed, wearing Iris' clothes, even rearranging the furniture. She has walked out on her husband - and their good friend - Pierre over his confession of an affair. Iris and Gabriel want to be supportive. But as Laure's mood becomes more unpredictable, her presence begins to unravel secrets in all their pasts - until things reach breaking point... 'A gripping plot which will make you think twice about having a guest - especially an uninvited one. B. A. Paris is a mistress at weaving family with fear, suspense and subterfuge' JANE CORRY ' The Guest is a tense and twisty thriller that builds layer upon layer until the chilling climax. B. A. Paris's characters are so well written that I would recognise them instantly if they walked into a room' NIKKI SMITH 'Stylish, complex twisty' JENNY BLACKHURST ' I raced through this utterly addictive page-turner that kept me guessing right until the final shocking twist!' ROZ WATKINS FURTHER PRAISE FOR B.A. PARIS' NERVE-SHREDDING NOVELS: A rollercoaster ride, with plenty of twists' OBSERVER ' The explosive start of this book sets up a compelling plot [...] written in well-executed super-edgy, short, sharp chapters and the description of her confinement is full of claustrophobic detail and menace' DAILY MAIL 'Book of the Month : chilling, intense and frightening in places, you'll be left wondering what is real and what isn't' WOMAN & HOME' 'Paris skilfully stitches together domestic noir with a kidnap thriller and the result is a gripping read' DAILY EXPRESS 'Claustrophobic, menacing and relentlessly tense, this is a fiendishly plotted thriller with a great central twist' SARAH VAUGHAN 'Gripping' DAILY MIRROR 'Elegant, taut, ingeniously plotted and extremely addictive. Superb!' WILL DEAN
  • The No-Show - Beth O'Leary

    Three women. Three dates. One missing man... 'Ingenious, heartwarming and romantic' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Surprising and deeply satisfying' EMILY HENRY 8.52 a.m. Siobhan's looking forward to her date with Joseph. Breakfast on Valentine's Day surely means something... so where is he? 2.43 p.m. Miranda's hoping that a Valentine's Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. But why hasn't he shown up? 6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane's fake boyfriend at a dreaded engagement party tonight. But he's not here... Meet Joseph Carter. That is, if you can find him. An unexpected love story, The No-Show is an utterly extraordinary tear-jearker of a book, a heart-breaking and joyful novel about dating, and waiting, and the ways love can find us. 'Such a clever, finely woven, sweet and heart-rending story' BOLU BABALOLA 'A brilliant, multilayered, romantic stunner' LAUREN HO 'It will break your heart in a million different ways' LOUISE O'NEILL 'Beth O'Leary at her very best' LINDSEY KELK Readers LOVE The No-Show ***** 'Beautiful, humorous, tender, insightful - just perfect' ***** 'Pure genius' ***** 'What a perfect book!' ***** 'This is her best book yet' ***** 'Wonderfully romantic'
  • Institut Paul Bocuse Gastronomique - Institut Paul Bocuse

    *** The perfect guide for professional chefs in training and aspiring amateurs, this fully illustrated, comprehensive step-by-step manual covers all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving delicious, high-end food. An authoritative, unique reference book, it covers 250 core techniques in extensive, ultra-clear step-by-step photographs. These techniques are then put into practice in 70 classic and contemporary recipes, designed by chefs. With over 1,800 photographs in total, this astonishing reference work is the essential culinary bible for any serious cook, professional or amateur. The Institut Paul Bocuse is a world-renowned centre of culinary excellence, based in France. Founded by 'Chef of the Century' Paul Bocuse, the school has provided the very best cookery and hospitality education for twenty-five years.
  • We Solve Murders - Richard Osman

    FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB A brand new series. An iconic new detective duo. And a puzzling new murder to solve . . . ----- Steve Wheeler is enjoying retired life. He does the odd bit of investigation work, but he prefers his familiar habits and routines: the pub quiz, his favourite bench, his cat waiting for him when he comes home. His days of adventure are over: adrenaline is daughter-in-law Amy’s business now. Amy Wheeler thinks adrenaline is good for the soul. As a private security officer, she doesn’t stay still long enough for habits or routines. She’s currently on a remote island keeping world-famous author Rosie D’Antonio alive. Which was meant to be an easy job . . . Then a dead body, a bag of money and a killer with their sights on Amy have her sending an SOS to the only person she trusts. A breakneck race around the world begins, but can Amy and Steve stay one step ahead of a deadly enemy? ----- Available to pre-order now!
  • The Love Interest - Victoria Walters

    'A sizzling enemies-to-lovers read you'll definitely fall for' Mandy Baggot No man can be as good as the one in your imagination... Librarian Liv Jones has always dreamed of writing a romance novel. But she’s stuck when it comes to creating a romantic hero – sadly – lacking anyone in real life to base him on. When her brother suggests his best friend stay in their shared flat for a few weeks, she can’t believe her bad luck. Aiden Rivers is irritating and pushes all her buttons. Worst of all, he’s gorgeous, has a sexy accent and reminds her of her all-time favourite character Mr Darcy. Liv finds herself unexpectedly inspired and the leading man in her novel begins to bear an uncanny resemblance to Aiden. He can never find out though: she’d never live it down. Because Aiden can only ever be her love interest in the pages of her book – and definitely not in real life… right?! A sexy enemies-to-lovers rom com, perfect for those who spend far too much time thinking about Mr Darcy coming out of the lake! ‘I love a good enemies-to-lovers story and this was the perfect romance for a Sunday morning’ Sarah Turner 'Clever, quirky and swoonsome - The Love Interest will tick all your Book Boyfriend boxes' Holly Hepburn 'A must read for romcom lovers - fresh, funny and utterly charming' Sandy Barker 'An absolutely gorgeous romance novel with a swoon-worthy hero to die for... I was kept guessing right to the end and had a great big smile on my face' Kim Nash 'I loved it! The delicious chemistry between Liv and Aiden kept me up way past my bedtime' Leonie Mack 'The Love Interest is so much fun and utterly swoon-worthy... a gorgeous concept, with an abundance of charm and wit' Laura Carter 'a beautiful ode to romance loving bookworms... Walters shines with this amazing read' Rachel Dove 'Honestly I LOVED this book. I thought that Aiden and Liv were really likeable and enjoyable characters. Their chemistry was amazing' netgalley reviewer 'Absolutely perfection! I wasn't even done with the book and I was texting all my reader friends that this a must-read.' netgalley reviewer '...the characters were all brilliant and likeable and the banter was on top form.... What's not to like? I raced through it!' netgalley reviewer 'This book drew me in and I couldn’t put it down!... This had everything you’d hope for in a romance book!' netgalley reviewer
  • Over My Dead Body - Maz Evans

    'Laugh-out-loud hilarious, moving and life affirming. How can one book be so many things? I couldn't put this fabulous, first class, five star read down.' J ANICE HALLETT 'Thoroughly wicked, compulsively page-turning, and funny as hell.' S J BENNETT 'Warm, wacky and witty. I loved it!' SALLY PAGE Hello? Can you hear me? Probably not. I'm Dr Miriam Price . . . and I'm dead. The local police, who couldn't investigate their own nostrils, think I drank myself into an early grave. The nerve! I was murdered. I was just too plastered to know whodunnit, that's all. Unless I prove to my inquest this week that my death was no 'misadventure', I'm condemned to 50 years in Limbo. I have to find my killer - but I can't communicate with any living human. Well, there's one, but she barely qualifies . . . Winnie - my neighbour and nemesis. It seems the dying can interact with the dead, which is helpful news for me, if not stellar for Winnie. Oh well. She'll live. Maybe. Suspects? How long have you got? My saintly husband, who'd reached his limit? My best friend, who was anything but? My secret lover, or his wife? My disgruntled colleague? The mother who wrongly holds me responsible for her child's death? Professor Plum? Your guess is as good as mine. So Winnie - slap on your deerstalker and strap on your granny pants. Let's catch a killer! Assuming we don't kill each other first . . . 'A triumph...there are also moving moments amid the hilarity' DAILY MIRROR 'Sometimes a book comes along that reminds you why you fell in love with reading. Imaginative, witty and absolute joy!' WOMAN & HOME 'Splendidly offbeat whodunnit....Evans knows how to make an unlikely plot seem entirely believable' DAILY EXPRESS 'Clever, wise and properly funny. An absolute triu mph.' LUCY MANGAN 'Hilarious...a fab whodunnit with brilliant characters. A gleeful read!' TINA BAKER
  • Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book - Nathan Anthony

    THE BESTSELLING SLOW COOKER BOOK OF ALL TIME The number 1 bestseller from the hugely popular healthy eating blog, Bored of Lunch . Nathan Anthony, the home cook with over 3 million followers, shares delicious and easy home-style recipes that can all be made in your slow cooker while you get on with your day. Calorie-counted and perfect for anyone enjoying a slimming lifestyle or following a diet programme, satisfying, flavourful food has never been so easy and affordable. From pastas and risottos to curries, fakeaways and family favourites this book is packed with dishes for any day of the week or occasion such as Honey Chilli Beef Noodles, Garlic Mac and Cheese, Lemon Butter Chicken and even a Sunday Roast. With simple, foolproof methods and no fancy or hard-to-find ingredients this is the perfect book for anyone who wants delicious meals that make you feel great too. Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller, March 2023
  • The People on Platform 5 - Clare Pooley

    No one speaks to strangers on the train. What would happen if they did? Find out in the feel-good read of the year. Readers are falling in love with The People on Platform 5 : 'Incredible book, full of joy and warmth and love!' 'A great novel with some truly wonderful characters' 'The fantastic cast of eclectic characters will steal your heart & have you rooting for their happy endings' 'A feel-good, once-in-a-lifetime story' ­­­----------------------- Every day at 8:05, Iona Iverson boards the train to go to work. As a seasoned commuter, she knows there are rules that everyone should follow: · You must have a job to go to · Don't consume hot food · Always pack for any eventuality · You must never speak to strangers on the train Iona sees the same group of people each day - ones she makes assumptions about, gives nicknames to, but never ever talks to. But then, one morning, Smart-but-Sexist-Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Suspiciously-Nice-New Malden steps up to help and saves his life, and this one event sparks a chain reaction. With nothing in common but their commute, an eclectic group of people learn that their assumptions about each other don't match reality. But when Iona's life begins to fall apart, will her new friends be there when she needs them most? ­­­----------------------- 'Utterly gorgeous. A proper good pick-me-up of a book' RUTH JONES ' Warm, funny and moving ' ROSIE WALSH ' Full of original characters and wisdom ' KATIE FFORDE ' Sunny, funny and full of heart ' NITA PROSE ' Feel-good fiction at its best ' SOPHIE COUSENS ' Gloriously entertaining and completely addictive ' HAZEL PRIOR
  • A Possible Life - Sebastian Faulks

    ** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'A delight... A tightly written, moving and exciting' Daily Telegraph Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection - some key to understanding what makes us the people we become. Provocative and profound, Sebastian Faulks's novel journeys across continents and time to explore the chaos created by love, separation and missed opportunities. From the pain and drama of these highly particular lives emerges a mysterious consolation: the chance to feel your heart beat in someone else's life. 'It does what any good novel should - it unsettles, it moves, and it forces us to question who we are' Sunday Times
  • The Searcher - Tana French

    'Terrific - terrifying, amazing' STEPHEN KING 'Completely, indescribably magnificent' MARIAN KEYES ----- A DISAPPEARANCE. A SMALL TOWN. A QUESTION THAT NEEDS ANSWERING... Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But then a local kid comes looking for his help. His brother has gone missing, and no one, least of all the police, seems to care. Cal wants nothing to do with any kind of investigation, but somehow he can't make himself walk away. Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic small town, secrets lie hidden, people aren't always what they seem, and trouble can come calling at his door. A gripping tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense that asks how we decide what's right and wrong in a world where neither is simple, and what we risk if we fail. WINTER RICHARD AND JUDY BOOKCLUB PICK THE SUNDAY TIMES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2021 THE TIMES PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2021 FT BEST BOOK OF 2020 THE GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF 2020 THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR 2020 ----- 'I'm a big fan of Tana French' IAN RANKIN 'I didn't want it to end' HARRIET TYCE 'To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer' GILLIAN FLYNN 'Immersive and atmospheric... Cal and Trey could very well be the new sort of heroes we need in this strange world' ARAMINTA HALL 'This is a tour de force of suspense and storytelling. Comes closer to perfection than anything I've read in the last decade' SARAH HILARY 'The Searcher is its own kind of masterpiece' WASHINGTON POST 'One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt's The Secret History ' THE TIMES 'French offers a masterclass in unreliability' SUNDAY TIMES ' [Crime fiction's] biggest contemporary star ' GUARDIAN 'One of the finest writers of contemporary crime fiction' THE DAILY MAIL 'An audacious departure for this immensely talented author . . . not to be missed' THE NEW YORK TIMES 'Nuanced and compelling' THE NEW YORKER
  • The Long Call - Ann Cleeves

    Meet Detective Matthew Venn. From Ann Cleeves, the Sunday Times bestselling creator of Vera and Shetland, The Long Call is the No.1 bestselling first novel in the Two Rivers series. Now a major ITV series, The Long Call , starring Ben Aldridge. In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too. Now he's back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose. A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew's new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. Finding the killer is Venn’s only focus, and his team’s investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there. 'A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter' – David Baldacci, author of The 6:20 Man The Long Call is the first entry in the Two Rivers series. Continue the mysteries with The Heron's Cry .
  • Kill For Me Kill For You - Steve Cavanagh

    ***THE INSTANT TOP FIVE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** SHE WILL KILL YOUR WORST ENEMY. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS KILL HERS. 'Dazzling' SUNDAY TIMES Best Thriller Books of 2023 'Steve Cavanagh's twists hit you between the eyes. You never seem them coming' ANTHONY HOROWITZ ' of the most ingenuous thrillers I've read in a long time.' ALEX MICHAELIDES 'Smart, stylish and fearless - the ultimate treat for crime fiction fans' JANICE HALLETT One dark evening in New York City, two strangers meet by chance. Over drinks, Amanda and Wendy realise they have so much in common. They both feel alone. They both drink alone. And they both desperately want revenge against the two men who destroyed their families. Together, they have the perfect plan. If you kill for me, I'll kill for you... ' An absolute humdinger of a thriller - fiendishly clever and totally compelling.' T M LOGAN 'This guy is the real deal. Trust me' LEE CHILD 'Steve Cavanagh writes the best hooks in the business' MICK HERRON 'Gripping' THE SUN 'One of my very favourite authors, but even by his high standards this is an extraordinary book. Absolutely recommended.' M. W. CRAVEN 'A superb thriller: wonderful characters, a smart, compelling and moving story, beautifully written, and full of twists I never saw coming' ALEX NORTH 'Proper thriller stuff!' ALAN PARKS 'The real magic is in Steve Cavanagh's hypnotic storytelling power' SUNDAY EXPRESS ' Cavanagh is a genius... page-turning stuff' EVENING STANDARD
  • Collide - Bal Khabra

    A TikTok sensation, get ready for your new obsession - meet Summer and Aiden. 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 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? 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!' ***** Look out for the next books in the Off the Ice series, coming soon.
  • The Book of Two Ways: The stunning bestseller about life, death and missed opportunities - Jodi Picoult

    'A writer the world should be reading right now.' Independent Who would you be, if you hadn't turned out to be the person you are now? Dawn is a death doula, and spends her life helping people make the final transition peacefully. But when the plane she's on plummets, she finds herself thinking not of the perfect life she has, but the life she was forced to abandon fifteen years ago - when she left behind a career in Egyptology, and a man she loved. Against the odds, she survives, and the airline offers her a ticket to wherever she needs to get to - but the answer to that question suddenly seems uncertain. As the path of her life forks in two very different directions, Dawn must confront questions she's never truly asked: What does a well-lived life look like? What do we leave behind when we go? And do we make our choices, or do our choices make us? Two possible futures. One impossible choice. ---------------------------------------------------------------- 'It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes .' Financial Times 'Her intelligent, meticulously researched novels explore ethical dilemmas through heartrending, headline-grabbing scenarios.' The Sunday Times 'A matchless talent for hitting emotional notes.' Irish Times MAD HONEY, the stunning and compelling Sunday Times bestseller by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan is available now.
  • Holding - Graham Norton

    **NOW A MAJOR TV DRAMA SERIES** 'A gentle comic crime story' The Guardian 'Poised and perceptive' Sunday Times 'a beautiful piece of writing with a great story and fantastic, full bodied characters. All this with glorious West Cork as its setting...irresistible.' Kathy Burke '... a deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling' Sunday Mirror 'Deeply accomplished... brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping '... one of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... in such an understated manner, eschewing linguistic eccentricity... in favour of genuine characters and tender feeling... this is a fine novel ' John Boyne, Irish Times 'It's funny and wonderfully perceptive' Wendy Holden 'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express 'Strenuously charming... surprisingly tender' Metro 'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret. Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
  • Leopard's Hunt - Christine Feehan

    'The queen of paranormal romance . . . I love everything she does' J. R. WARD Discover a dizzying world of desire and an exotic, sensual race: the Leopard People . Animal attraction takes over in this exhilarating Leopard novel from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. Gorya Amurov might be known as his family's peacekeeper, but the leopard inside him wants nothing more than to claw to the surface and unleash hell. A harsh life has shaped him into a vicious fighter with a calm exterior, but Gorya knows it's only a matter of time until he loses all control. Deep down, he truly believes he'd be better off dead, and that no woman will ever accept him as a mate . . . Maya Averina has spent years hunting the criminals who destroyed her life, and she always takes down her prey. She keeps to herself, stays under the radar, and never loses focus. But with her body burning up and her mind distracted by her first heat, an ambush takes her by surprise. Now she's trapped, an unmated female shifter about to be sold off to the highest bidder. Maya is ready to fight her way out - until the most dangerous, powerful man she's ever encountered arrives to set her free . . . Praise for Christine Feehan: 'After Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon, Christine Feehan is the person most credited with popularizing the neck gripper' Time 'Feehan has a knack for bringing vampiric Carpathians to vivid, virile life in her Dark Carpathian novels' Publishers Weekly 'The erotic, gripping series that's defined an entire genre! Must reading that always satisfies!' J.R. Ward
  • 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, May 2023
  • Lone Wolf - Gregg Hurwitz

    THE INCREDIBLE NINTH BOOK IN THE ORPHAN-X SERIES WILL THRILL YOU FROM PAGE ONE . . . AN ASSASSIN IN FREEFALL Following a career in which he was always the most dangerous man in the room, ex-government assassin Evan Smoak is the last person his friends should ever have to worry about. But when Evan, formerly codenamed Orphan X, drops out of sight they’re concerned. They were right to be. A personal crisis has left him on his knees. A RECLUSIVE BILLIONAIRE If anyone remembered his first name they never cared to use it. But Allman’s lack of empathy hasn’t proven any barrier to building a tech empire whose tentacles reach into every aspect of people’s lives. And in the rush to praise his genius, no one’s asking what it could mean for humanity. Nor what Allman’s got coming next. A KILLER AT LARGE Someone is leaving a trail of dead in their wake. Apparently chosen at random, their deaths dressed up as accidents or suicides. The woman responsible is known only as the Wolf and looks to be every bit Evan’s equal. She now has him in her sights. How does it all connect? What is at stake? And will Evan rediscover the instinct and skill he needs to prevail? Or die trying . . . Praise for the Orphan X series 'Feels like a missile launch' DAVID BALDACCI 'Outstanding in every way' LEE CHILD 'Weapons-grade thriller writing' GUARDIAN 'An immensely entertaining adventure' THE TIMES
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses - Sarah J. Maas

    The first instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON and TikTok sensation, 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 is a huntress. And when she sees a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she kills the predator and takes its prey to feed herself and her family. But the wolf was not what it seemed, and Feyre cannot predict the high price she will have to pay for its death... Dragged away from her family for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding even more than his piercing green eyes suggest. As Feyre's feelings for Tamlin turn from hostility to passion, she learns that the faerie lands are a far more dangerous place than she realized. And Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever. _________________________ Sarah J. Maas's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into 38 languages. Discover the tantalising, sweeping romantic fantasy for yourself.
  • The Gang of Three: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle - Neel Burton

    How they changed the world, and how they can change it again. This is the best book on philosophy I have ever read, and I have four master's degrees.   —Philip van Heusen for Readers' Favorite For better or worse, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle engineered the Western mind. Above all, they formed part of a movement that stood at the crossroads of mythological and scientific-rational thought, at the crossroads of mythos and logos. Although the path of logos had already been beaten by the pre-Socratics, and would be paved by the Stoics, it is they, the Gang of Three, who forced the carriage to turn. This book sets out to do three things: trace the journey from mythos to logos; outline the lives and thought of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle; and consider their legacy, and what can still be gained from them, especially in the universal fields of mental health and human flourishing. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were not philosophers in the narrow sense that we understand today, but in the broader, historical, etymological sense of being lovers of wisdom. They knew logic and dialectic, but they also knew how to live, and how to die—and it is in this, perhaps, that their greater strength lies. Anyone who loves philosophy, history, and the history of ideas will thoroughly enjoy reading Burton's book.   —The US Review of Books
  • Fairytale - Danielle Steel

    Set in the vineyards of California, Fairytale is a capitvating story of a daughter's love and courage, and the hope that good really can prevail over evil. From the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Camille Lammenais had a perfect childhood growing up in California’s beautiful Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, are still deeply in love after two decades of marriage. And, inspired by Christophe’s native Bordeaux, they have built a renowned winery and chateau. After graduating, Camille returns to fulfil her lifetime ambition – helping to run Chateau Joy. But, with her mother's unexpected death, Camille's fairytale suddenly ends. Six months after losing his wife, Camille's father is easy prey for a mysterious, charming French countess visiting the valley. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked that her father risks being trapped, and cannot seem to see past this woman's alluring looks, designer clothes and elegant manners. As Camille’s world falls apart, it will take all of her strength, and all the help she can get, to fight for her family’s legacy . . .
  • Meant For Stone - Natasha Madison

    From Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a brand new sports romance.  A spin-off from Hollywood Playboy  & This Is Crazy.   Ryleigh Growing up in Hollywood, I was surrounded by liars and phonies. So when I got my law degree, I knew I wanted to work as a district attorney. Busy days turned to long nights—I was on my way up the ladder. Then he happened. Bullied his way into my life as if there was no choice. Suddenly everything I thought I wanted wasn't as important. Stone I had one thing on my mind and that was never going to change: The game. The only goal I had was beating the records set by my family. I didn't have time for anything else. Until she walked in the room. The earth shifted, just like the stories said it would. I said it wouldn't happen—not to me. I didn't have the time, but now she was the only thing on my mind. I knew it was her. Now I had to convince her.
  • In The Blink of An Eye - Jo Callaghan

    PRE-ORDER THE NEW JO CALLAGHAN NOVEL, LEAVE NO TRACE , NOW! COMING MARCH 2024 THE SUNDAY TIMES bestseller, as seen on BBC 2's BETWEEN THE COVERS ‘I devoured this in one sitting’ Rob Rinder , as featured on BBC 2’s Between the Covers ‘Terrifyingly timely and provocative' Val McDermid 'The most original crime novel you'll read this year' Clare Mackintosh  In the UK, someone is reported missing every 90 seconds. Just gone. Vanished. In the blink of an eye.  DCS Kat Frank knows all about loss. A widowed single mother, Kat is a cop who trusts her instincts. Picked to lead a pilot programme that has her paired with AIDE (Artificially Intelligent Detective Entity) Lock, Kat's instincts come up against Lock's logic. But when the two missing person's cold cases they are reviewing suddenly become active, Lock is the only one who can help Kat when the case gets personal.  AI versus human experience.  Logic versus instinct. With lives on the line can the pair work together before someone else becomes another statistic?  In the Blink of an Eye is a dazzling debut from an exciting new voice and asks us what we think it means to be human .  'Just brilliant!' Lisa Jewell  'This has to be a strong contender for crime debut of the year - sharp, perceptive writing and a brilliant new take on the detective duo' T. M. Logan 'Everything you could hope for in a thriller: heartbreaking, intelligent, deftly plotted and so original' Fiona Cummins 'Jo Callaghan makes her entry into the crowded police procedural genre with a fresh take on the buddy-buddy cop trope . . . Provocative and compelling' Vaseem Khan  ‘Brilliant book, total page-turner’ Cerys Matthews , as featured on BBC 2’s Between the Covers ‘I loved it’ Angela Scanlon , as featured on BBC 2’s Between the Covers     ‘One of the most original crime fiction partnerships I have ever read. In The Blink of An Eye explores the potential future of technology with an in-depth, unforgettable look at grief and humanity, and how surprisingly, one can aide the other. A breathtaking debut that will have you eagerly awaiting the next instalment in what is set to be a beloved series’ Jack Jordan 'Fresh, innovative and very, very clever. Flawlessly paced, plotted and researched, it's laugh out loud, heart-achingly sad and doesn't have a dull moment. I raced through it. Simply sensational' M. W. Craven   ‘I started reading this morning and ten hours later I’ve finished it! It’s so, SO good – really properly compelling, impossible to put down – I was desperate for the solution to the mystery – but so human and moving and massively thought-provoking on what makes us human’ Laura Marshall 'The kind of fresh and fearless debut I just adore. Wildly original, heartfelt, funny, and properly thrilling. Take a bow, Jo Callaghan' Chris Whitaker
  • Bride - Ali Hazelwood

    A dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha werewolf becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into in this new paranormal romance from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis. Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast - again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold an historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange - again . . . Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It's clear from the way he tracks Misery's every movement that he doesn't trust her. If only he knew how right he was . . . Because Misery has her own reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she's ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what's hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory . . . alone with the wolf. Praise for The Love Hypothesis 'Contemporary romance's unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist.' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners 'Funny, sexy and smart.' Mariana Zapata, New York Times bestselling author 'I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!' Jessica Clare, New York Times bestselling author 'Pure slow-burning gold with lots of chemistry.' Popsugar 'A beautifully written romantic comedy with a heroine you will instantly fall in love with.' Elizabeth Everett, author of A Lady's Formula for Love
  • Nowhere to Hide - Max Luther

    A witness with a secret. 24 hours to keep it. 'A compelling crime thriller with a gritty, convincing edge. Great characters, razor-sharp dialogue, I couldn't put it down' Simon McCleave 'Max Luther is one to watch for the future, and a standard for all to strive for' Graham Bartlett When the witness protection program fails catastrophically, Sarah Bennett is forced to go on the run, narrowly escaping with her life as she is hunted across London by the organised crime group she is imminently due to testify against. With the National Crime Agency compromised, private bodyguard Alex Drayce is hired to find Sarah and keep her safe. But with Britain’s most powerful criminals on their trail, he’ll need to use every weapon in his arsenal to keep them both alive. Because one thing is certain: Sarah knows something these people want to keep hidden, and they’ll go to any lengths to keep it a secret. 'Relentless, authentic and suspenseful, Nowhere to Hide is an incredible debut, combining high-octane action with emotional depth' Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author Praise for Nowhere to Hide 'I raced through it and loved it. I kept having to go back and check it was a debut, such was the accomplished writing style, the expertly drawn characters and the sheer quality of the story. It was a pulse-pounding race from start to finish, told with authenticity yet unflinching drama' Graham Bartlett 'Steely, razor-sharp stuff' James Swallow 'A five-star, spectacular high-octane thriller' C. J. Carver 'From its jolting opening scene to the final pitch-perfect climax, Nowhere to Hide grips you by the throat and never lets go' M J Lee
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas

    The third instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON and TikTok sensation, 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.
  • Breathtaking - Rachel Clarke

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR TV DRAMA 'The next Mr Bates v the Post Office poised to shake up Britain' Big Issue 'If you're wondering whether to turn the page and read it, my message is simple: please do' Michael Rosen 'A book replete with courage and empathy' Observer How does it feel to confront a pandemic from the inside, one patient at a time? To bridge the gulf between a perilously unwell patient in quarantine and their distraught family outside? To be uncertain whether the protective equipment you wear fits the science or the size of the government stockpile? To strive your utmost to maintain your humanity even while barricaded behind visors and masks? Rachel is a palliative care doctor who looked after the most gravely unwell patients on the Covid-19 wards of her hospital. Amid the tensions, fatigue and rising death toll, she witnessed the courage of patients and NHS staff alike in conditions of unprecedented adversity. For all the bleakness and fear, she found that moments that could stop you in your tracks abounded. People who rose to their best, upon facing the worst, as a microbe laid waste to the population. With a new introduction from Michael Rosen
  • A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas

    The second instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON and TikTok sensation, 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 37 languages. Discover the sweeping romantic fantasy for yourself.
  • On a Quiet Street - Carla Kovach

    Every family has its secrets. Some are more deadly than others… I live on a quiet tree-lined street with my perfect husband Cain . But when 18-year-old Charlotte knocks on the front door, what she says has me questioning just how well I really know my husband.  ‘I was adopted as a baby and I’m looking for my biological parents. I was told they live here.’ My heart races as I fear Cain has been keeping a huge secret from me. Does he have a child he never told me about? And has he been lying all these years? I can’t trust anything Cain says. Desperate for answers, I agree to meet Charlotte in secret. But it’s Charlotte who is full of questions: about our lives, our relationship. It’s only when she lets slip the name of the road I used to live on, that I realise how much she knows about me, too… Cold fear floods through my body. My husband may not have told the truth, but his lies are nothing compared to mine. If Charlotte knows my darkest secret, my whole life could fall apart. How far will I have to go to keep the truth hidden?   If you loved The Housemaid , The Perfect Marriage and Gone Girl you will be absolutely gripped by this heart-stopping psychological thriller.   What readers are saying about On a Quiet Street : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Wow, wow and more wow!!!! I couldn’t put this one down for the life of me . I read this in just a few sittings . I had to finish it and quick… That ending was shocking and left me totally speechless … I thought my head was going to explode by the end … the heart attack of an ending, I couldn’t believe it. Never would I have ever guessed that in a million years. I knew something big was going on, but OMG, when I found out what it was.’ Blue Moon Blogger ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ This story had me in complete turmoil … I couldn’t stop reading … The storyline blew me away and certainly had me on the edge of my seat and my heart pounding … Superb .’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, this was a page-turner … There is so much tension and you are kept guessing over and over … Could not get enough of this . An amazing book from an amazing author.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Carla Kovach does it again! So many secrets and lies. The tension and twists were off-the-charts great .’ NetGalley reviewer ‘There were times while reading it that if I heard a noise in the house, I would jump out of my seat. I had a hard time putting it down … It gave me quite a bit of heart palpitations and hot flashes… It’s a rollercoaster with a lot of loops . Love it , read it, get freaked out if you hear a noise.’ @blissfullychaoticbookreviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This thriller is not to be missed .’ @bookloversanonuk ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ What a fantastic thriller full of secrets and deception, the plot is full of twists and turns which had me on the edge of my seat and made me read well into the night! … Wow, what an ending… A brilliant book with lots of suspense, deception and lots of compelling twists and turns!’ @arcreviews_by_m ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book had me hook, line and sinker… Compelling.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Oh my word, what a book . It had me up till late into the night … An absolute rollercoaster of a ride .’ Goodreads reviewer
  • The Escape Artist - Jonathan Freedland

    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE, RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE, WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR AND LONGLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE A MAIL ON SUNDAY, THE TIMES, THE ECONOMIST , GUARDIAN , THE SPECTATOR , TIME , AND DAILY EXPRESS / DAILY MIRROR BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Thrilling' Daily Mail 'Gripping' Guardian 'Heartwrenching' Yuval Noah Harari 'Magnificent' Philip Pullman 'Excellent' Sunday Times 'Inspiring' Daily Mail 'An immediate classic' Antony Beevor 'Awe inspiring' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Shattering' Simon Schama 'Utterly compelling' Philippe Sands 'A must-read' Emily Maitlis 'Indispensable' Howard Jacobson April 1944. Nineteen-year-old Rudolf Vrba and fellow inmate Fred Wetzler became two of the very first Jews to successfully escape Auschwitz. Evading the thousands of SS men hunting them, Vrba and Wetzler made the perilous journey on foot across Nazi-occupied Poland. Their mission: to reveal to the world the truth of the Holocaust. Vrba's unique testimony would save some 200,000 lives. But he kept on running - from his past, from his home country, his adopted country, even from his own name. Now, at last, Rudolf Vrba's heroism can be known.
  • 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.
  • 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 '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 __________________________________________ Welcome to the brutal and elite world of Basgiath War College . . . Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general - also known as her tough-as-talons mother - has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders . But when you're smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away . . . because dragons don't bond to 'fragile' humans. They incinerate them. With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother's daughter - like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant. She'll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise. Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom's protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret. Everyone at Basgiath has an agenda, and every night could be your last. So, sleep with one eye open because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die. __________________________________________ OVER A QUARTER OF A 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 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.
  • Delta - Dale Mayer

    Delta is always eager to help animals in need, especially when the request comes from Kat and Badger. Learning the animal is a retired K9 dog, now serving as a comfort animal for other injured dogs, Delta’s determination only increases. However, arriving in town, Delta’s contact has now vanished, and Delta discovers the War Dog is missing as well. Although Delta had looked forward to dinner with the woman he’d spoken to frequently on the phone, he now finds himself entangled in a disconcerting theory that extends beyond just one War Dog. Rebecca has always had a soft spot for animals, and retired War Dog Gracie has effortlessly found a place in her heart. However, Rebecca’s attempts to adopt her from the center are consistently thwarted. As Rebecca seeks a solution, she stumbles upon something far more sinister, and soon realizes she is out of her depth. All she can do is hope that Delta comes through for both her and Gracie … before it is too late.
  • The Boy Who Cried Bear - Kelley Armstrong

    Haven’s Rock is a well-hidden town surrounded by forest. And it’s supposed to be, being that it’s a refuge for those who need to disappear. Detective Casey Duncan and her husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton already feel at home in their new town, which reminds them of Rockton, where they first met. And while they know how to navigate the woods and its various dangers, other residents don’t. Which is why people aren’t allowed to wander off alone. When Max, the town’s youngest resident—taught to track animals by Eric—fears a bear is stalking a hiking party, alarms are raised. Even stranger, the ten-year-old swears the bear had human eyes. Casey and Eric know the dangers a bear can present, so they’re taking it seriously. But odd occurrences are happening all around them, and when a dead body turns up, they’re not sure what they’re up against.
  • Deadly Trap (Thrilling Romantic Suspense) - Barbara Freethy

    "Barbara Freethy’s suspense novels are explosively good!" – New York Times Bestselling Author Toni Anderson FBI agent Nick Caruso races to Rome to rescue his grandmother from imminent danger, only to collide head-on with Isabella Rossi—a woman with whom he once shared a disastrous date. Isabella, a secretive journalist, adds friction to their uneasy partnership as they delve into the murky world of smuggling and stolen art to safeguard their grandmothers. As Nick and Isabella uncover corruption reaching into the echelons of powerful criminals, the stakes soar, endangering more than just their lives. From Rome's historic streets to art galleries and opulent villas, DEADLY TRAP is a pulse-pounding romantic suspense novel that seamlessly blends Italy's allure with high-stakes crime, testing love and loyalty amidst deception and peril. Will they expose the criminals in time, or will the deadly trap claim them all? Don't miss this gripping thriller by #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy, perfect for fans of Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, Toni Anderson, and Lisa Gardner. If you love heart-racing suspense, simmering romance, and unpredictable twists, DEADLY TRAP is an essential addition to your bookshelf! Note: Every book in the Off The Grid: FBI Series stands completely on its own and there are no cliffhangers! The books feature complex and exciting storylines ranging from kidnapping to organized crime, terrorism, and espionage. Personal stories often play out against a bigger, broader storyline, and surprising twists will keep you up all night. Start reading today! What the readers are saying about the FBI Series… "I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than losing myself in one of Barbara Freethy’s books. I love the Off The Grid series but I honestly think this one is my favorite. I have no doubt her next book will be awesome, too!" Booklovers Anonymous "PERILOUS TRUST is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last." USA Today HEA Blog "You will love Reckless Whisper. From the first sentence of the book until you end, you are on a suspense filled ride." J. Stryker – Goodreads "Words cannot explain how phenomenal this book was. The characters are so believable and relatable. The twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat and flying through the pages. This is one book you should be desperate to read." Caroline on Desperate Play "For me a good romantic suspense book needs a good story, strong characters, honest dialogue, chemistry between the hero and heroine and believable suspense. Elusive Promise checks off all the boxes for me. Thank you Barbara Freethy for another great read!" Trude – Goodreads
  • Escape to Polkerran Point - Cass Grafton

    Can fake dating turn into something more with a baby on the way? High-flying exec Lauren Kirkham is having a bad week. Unexpectedly pregnant, out of work and – when dumped by her boyfriend – with nowhere to live. Polkerran’s local handyman Daniel Tremayne is busy building his own ‘grand design’ on one of the cove’s cliffs. When TV crews turn up to film, expecting a happily paired up couple, he urgently needs a fake live-in girlfriend. Can Lauren and Daniel solve their mutual dilemmas by joining forces, and if so, will their hearts emerge unscathed? A heartwarming and fun Cornish romance, perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Jessica Redland and Phillipa Ashley.
  • 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.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • The Women - Kristin Hannah

    Soon to be a major motion picture! 'Astonishing. Compelling. Powerful' – Delia Owens, bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing 'Stuns with sacrifice. Uplifts with heroism' – Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry ‘Powerful’ – Matt Haig, bestselling author of The Midnight Library From the worldwide bestselling author of The Four Winds , The Nightingale and Firefly Lane (a Number One series on Netflix), The Women is a story of devastating loss and epic love. It would be the journey of a lifetime . . . ‘ Women can be heroes, too ’. When twenty-year-old nursing student, Frances “Frankie” McGrath, hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on California’s idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different path for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurses Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the young men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed America. Frankie will also discover the true value of female friendship and the heartbreak that love can cause. Readers love The Women : 'It honours ALL women : those who have fought for their rights and freedoms, those who have been overlooked and underappreciated, those who have been forgotten by families and society' 'I’ve been looking forward to this book’s release for months' 'Kristin Hannah has done it again'
  • Silver Spoon MC Collection: Loni's Crew - Loni Ree

    Get ready to take a wild ride to Silver Spoon Falls, the small town where passion runs hot, love runs deep, and brotherhood is forever. Fall in love with all five of Loni's MC brothers in a single collection as they sip the potent Silver Spoon Falls water and find forever in the bestselling Silver Spoon MC series. This collection includes all five of Loni's previously published Silver Spoon MC books plus all new content featuring each couple! Included in this collection: The CEO The Cowboy The Rockstar The Architect The Prince These wealthy Texans have it all—Money, looks, power, their MC, and brothers. The only thing missing is someone to share it all with. There's a shortage of eligible ladies in town, but these determined men won't let that slow them down. These MC brothers are going to turn the town of Silver Spoon Falls, Texas, on its ear looking for their curvy soulmates. Nichole Rose and Loni Ree are bringing you the Silver Spoon MC, and this isn't your typical MC romance series. Nichole and Loni like to keep things light. Come along with us on this wild instalove ride. Approximately 490 pages
  • Obsessed - James Patterson

    The fifteenth instalment in the globally bestselling Michael Bennett series. -------------------- Detective Michael Bennett must discover who's murdering glamorous young women - before his eldest daughter is targeted. Detective Michael Bennett and the NYPD are aboard a police boat in the Hudson River searching for a murder victim - a young college student. They find her tossed in the dark waves, dressed for a night out. The gruesome sight fills Bennett with dread only a father could fathom. As the obsessive killer extends his spree, a pattern emerges. One that Bennett's eldest daughter fits to a harrowing degree. Now NYPD's top detective must lure the murderer into the light of day before the next deadly strike lands closer to home than Bennett could ever bear - as a parent and a protector. -------------------- Readers are loving Obsessed . . . ' Excellent' 'I can't wait for the next one' 'Another absolute cracker from James Patterson' 'My go-to author. Always guaranteed to deliver!' 'Captivating' _____________________________________ Praise for James Patterson 'Nobody does it better.' Jef
  • Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus

    THE NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER 6 MILLION COPIES SOLD Now a major Apple TV series starring Brie Larson 'The most charming, life-enhancing novel I've read in ages ' Sunday Times ' Thought-provoking and stylish ' Guardian ___________ Your ability to change everything - including yourself - starts here Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, she would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Forced to leave her job at the institute, she soon finds herself the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo. One molecule at a time. __________ A Book of the Year, 2022, for: Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home, Stylist, TLS Oprah Daily, Newsweek, Mail on Sunday, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, India Knight, Hay Festival, Amazon, Books are My Bag (2023) and many more Waterstones Author of the Year, 2022 Winner of the Goodreads Choice Best Debut Novel Award, 2022 Author of the Year at the British Book Awards, 2023 As read on BBC Radio Four A BBC TV 'Between the Covers' pick, May 2022 Hay Festival Book of the Year, 2022 Winner of the Books are My Bag Reader's Choice Award, 2023 Winner of the Books are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award, 2023 Shortlisted for the HWA Crown Award, 2023 'I loved Lessons in Chemistry and am devastated to have finished it!' Nigella Lawson 'Laugh-out-loud funny and brimming with life, generosity and courage' Rachel Joyce 'Witty and sometimes hilarious... the Catch-22 of early feminism' Stephen King Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, March 2023 New York Times bestseller, February 2024
  • 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
  • The Love Wager - Lynn Painter

    The feel-good, hilarious and swoon-worthy new book from the author of MR WRONG NUMBER 'I was obsessed with Hallie and Jack right from the start' 5* READER REVIEW 'Lynn Painter never fails to make the best romcoms and this was no different! This had EVERYTHING - fake dating, only one bed, jealous love interest - I loved every SECOND!' 5* READER REVIEW 'I already know this is going to be one of my favourites of the year . . . Just perfection. I want to read this book again already' 5* READER REVIEW __________ After yet another disastrous date, Hallie Piper decides it's time to grow up. She gets a new apartment, a new haircut, and a new wardrobe. But when she logs into an app to find new love, she matches with none other than Jack: the guy the wrong kind of sparks had flown with just weeks earlier. Agreeing that they are absolutely not interested in each other, Jack and Hallie realise that they're each other's perfect wing-person - and join forces in their searches for The One. They even place a wager on who can find romance first. But when they agree to be fake dates for a wedding, all bets are off. Because as they pretend to be a couple, they struggle to remember why dating for real was a bad idea to begin with . . . __________ Readers are head-over-heels for THE LOVE WAGER . . . 'I had an absolute blast reading this book! I was consistently laughing out loud . . . This book is fun and entertaining and I didn't want to put it down' 5* READER REVIEW 'I LOVED this book! Read this if you love: fake dating, bookish/Jane Austen inspired banter, heroes who fall first, flirty texts, dual POV' 5* READER REVIEW 'There is something about Lynn Painters writing that is so addictive and you can't help but fly through her books because you just don't want to put the book down' 5* READER REVIEW 'Beautifully written, it was heartfelt and a little bit emotional. The friends-to-lovers and fake dating was amazing. Hallie and Jack were hilarious, I was actually laughing out loud' 5* READER REVIEW 'An adorable, perfect read that I would happily fall in love with again and again and again' 5* READER REVIEW 'This was funny and sweet and such an absolute joy to read' 5* READER REVIEW 'This book had me hooked from start to end' 5* READER REVIEW Praise for Lynn Painter 'The most sidesplittingly funny, sexual tension-filled book I've read in a long, long time. I dare you not to fall in love!' ALI HAZELWOOD, author of THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS 'Smart, sexy, and downright hilarious. Mr Wrong Number is an absolutely pitch-perfect romantic comedy' CHRISTINA LAUREN, author of THE UNHONEYMOONERS
  • The Bullet That Missed - Richard Osman

    It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers. Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill...or be killed. As the cold case turns white hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?
  • The Vow, (Books 1-3) - Lily Zante

    She's falling deeper in love. He's getting over his tragic past. The future belongs to them. Or does it? When Tobias's vow to protect Savannah and Jacob is thwarted, she begins to question whether life with a billionaire is worth the risk. Increasingly concerned about her son, Savannah sidelines Tobias and grows increasing worried about Jacob's welfare. But Tobias always gets what he wants, and he is content to play the waiting game, secure in the knowledge that Savannah will come back to him. Except that a secret from his past suddenly comes to light, threatening his happiness. Suddenly, the odds are stacked against him. But Tobias lost everything once before, and he won't make the same mistake again. Because sometimes you only get one chance to find your soulmate.
  • The List of Suspicious Things - Jennie Godfrey

    A BEST DEBUT OF 2024 BY BBC , RED , GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'Such a beautiful story about friendship, community and family and secrets and what’s going on underneath' ZOE BALL 'Gripping and moving' GUARDIAN ' To read it is to feel that little bit better about life ' ELIZABETH DAY ‘A touching paean to lost innocence and the comfort of friendships ’ THE TIMES 'A beautiful mystery with heart' ROB RINDER 'This is a heart-warming book' EMMA HEALEY 'A gorgeous, page-turning book' I PAPER Yorkshire, 1979 Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family Down South . Because of the murders. Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn't an option, no matter the dangers lurking round their way; or the strangeness at home that started the day Miv's mum stopped talking. Perhaps if she could solve the case of the disappearing women, they could stay after all? So, Miv and Sharon decide to make a list: a list of all the suspicious people and things down their street. People they know. People they don't. But their search for the truth reveals more secrets in their neighbourhood, within their families - and between each other - than they ever thought possible. What if the real mystery Miv needs to solve is the one that lies much closer to home? THE PERFECT DEBUT NOVEL TO DISCUSS IN BOOK CLUBS ***READER REVIEWS*** 'Left a lump in my throat and a hole in my heart' 'A book I won't forget for a while' 'A beautiful and emotional debut that I know will stay with me for a long time' 'A superb look at childhood, at growing up, at starting to see the world around you'
  • The Due Date - Niki Mackay

    'Left me chilled to the core' Harriet Tyce You shared everything for nine months. But you don't know her at all. When Ali meets Rebecca , she feels an instant connection. Both pregnant, with babies due the same day, Ali can't wait to share the highs and lows of motherhood with her new friend. Rebecca is everything Ali wishes she could be - beautiful, confident, wealthy. But Ali senses in her the same loneliness she's been feeling since moving to the suburbs. Maybe they can help each other, and Ali won't feel so alone anymore. Then their due date comes and goes, and Ali hears nothing for weeks. Worried about her friend, Ali tracks her down and is relieved to find Rebecca safe and well. But relief turns to shock when Rebecca denies ever meeting her... or ever having been pregnant at all. A truly unputdownable story about friendship, motherhood and how far we'll go to protect the ones we love. Filled with tension and mind-blowing twists, fans of Claire Douglas, Gillian McAllister and CL Taylor will love The Due Date . 'Will keep you hooked to the very last page' CLARE EMPSON ' Perfect pace and an enthralling plot' ' SAM HOLLAND 'Will keep you up all night' JO FURNISS 'I was utterly hooked' HEATHER CRITCHLOW ---- WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DUE DATE : 'Had me hooked from page one' NetGalley reviewer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'I couldn't put it down!' NetGalley reviewer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Oh my god! This book is outstanding!' NetGalley reviewer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Kept me guessing right until the end!' NetGalley reviewer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'I was hooked from start to finish' NetGalley reviewer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
  • A French Adventure - Jennifer Bohnet

    When your old life ceases to exist, it’s time to build a new one… It’s early summer on the French Riviera when Vivienne Wilson arrives for a one-woman writers’ retreat after her philandering husband informs her that their 30-year marriage is over. There to collect the shell-shocked Vivienne is recently widowed Maxine Zonszain, who is struggling to come to terms with her empty life following the sudden death of her husband. Florist extraordinaire, Olivia Murray, shares the Villa that Vivienne is renting. She’s pretty content with life - but longs to meet ‘The One’. Life under the summer sun in Antibes becomes a challenging time for all three women. Secrets are shared, problems are halved as they forge new and unexpected friendships and embark on new adventures. Sometimes life’s surprises turn out to be unwanted but just sometimes the ‘new normal’ makes for a happier life than the one lost. A uplifting tale of friendship and second chances. Perfect for the fans of Jill Mansell and Fern Britton. Praise for Jennifer Bohnet 'Unputdownable, a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship in the glorious south of France. What’s not to love!' - Lucy Coleman 'I couldn’t stop myself from turning the pages and read it in one sitting. I absolutely loved it. Highly recommended!' - Alison Sherlock A beautifully written and heart-warming tale of family and friendship' - Jessica Redland 'There is much joy in this story, tempered with some bittersweet memories, but I can promise that you’ll be left feeling both joyous and uplifted. Highly recommended.' - Reader Review 'No surprises here. Just two sweet romances in a dream-come-true story. Not soppy sweet, just charmingly so. Perfect for a rainy day on the couch or a sunny day on a patio.' - 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. 
  • Twisted Love - Ana Huang

    Discover the addictive world of the Twisted series from Sunday Times bestselling author and TikTok sensation, Ana Huang! Read Twisted Love now for a brother's best friend romance. He has a heart of ice . . . but for her, he'd burn the world. Alex Volkov is a devil blessed with the face of an angel and cursed with a past he can't escape. Driven by a tragedy that has haunted him for most of his life, his ruthless pursuits for success and vengeance leave little room for matters of the heart. But when he's forced to look after his best friend's sister, he starts to feel something in his chest: A crack. A melt. A fire that could end his world as he knew it. *** Ava Chen is a free spirit trapped by nightmares of a childhood she can't remember. But despite her broken past, she's never stopped seeing the beauty in the world . . . including the heart beneath the icy exterior of a man she shouldn't want. Her brother's best friend. Her neighbour. Her saviour and her downfall. Theirs is a love that was never supposed to happen - but when it does, it unleashes secrets that could destroy them both . . . and everything they hold dear. Twisted Love is a brother's best friend/opposites attract romance with a hint of suspense. It's book one in the Twisted series but can be read as a standalone. WARNING: This book contains a jealous/possessive antihero, explicit sexual content and profanity. Recommended for 18+. *** 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
  • 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
  • The Seven Year Slip - Ashley Poston

    ‘This is a beautiful story 🥰 Such a poignant portrayal of love, loss and finding oneself’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Ashley Poston writes really beautiful love stories with just a sprinkling of magic. This story was sweet, funny, sad, charming, and lovely all in equal measure’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Ashley Poston knows how to write romance . . . if you’re a true, soulmate-believing, kitchen slow dancing, and lover of romance with a bit of magical a realism, this is the one for you’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ * * * An overworked book publicist with a perfectly planned future hits a snag when she falls in love with her temporary roommate…only to discover he lives seven years in the past, in this witty and wise new novel from the bestselling author of The Dead Romantics. Sometimes, the worst day of your life happens, and you have to figure out how to live after it. Six months ago, Clementine West had the worst day of her life. So, she came up with a plan to keep her heart safe: stay busy, work hard, take no risks. And it’s been working. That is until one day she finds a strange man standing in her kitchen. A man with kind eyes, a crooked smile, and a recipe for the perfect lemon meringue pie. The kind of man that, before everything, she could have fallen for . . . He’s perfect but for one thing: he lives in the past. Seven years ago, to be exact. This should be impossible, but Clementine used to love impossible things. And maybe, just maybe, she will again. After all, love is never a matter of time – but a matter of timing. * * * Praise for Ashley Poston ‘Charming and deliciously romantic, THE SEVEN YEAR SLIP serves up a speculative twist on the idea that we might meet the right person at the wrong time’ Catriona Silvey, author of Meet Me in Another Life About the author Ashley Poston writes stories about love and friendship and ever afters. A native to South Carolina, she now lives in a small grey house with her sassy cat and too many books. You can find her on the internet, somewhere, watching cat videos and reading fan-fiction. Tweet her at @ashposton and find out more about her at
  • The Gathering Storm - Lynne McEwan

    There are no easy choices when the dark clouds gather DI Shona Oliver’s past and present collide when James McGowan, her ex-classmate – now a famous actor – comes to the area to make a Robert Burns biopic. Shona is tasked with keeping him safe during filming on an isolated island in the Solway Firth, and her job is made much harder when a dead man wearing James’s coat is found on the beach in suspicious circumstances. It seems someone wanted James out of the picture. Meanwhile, Shona has her hands full at home too; her husband is on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit, but if he speaks out he risks his wife and their teenage daughter coming to harm. Can Shona keep her head above the waves and protect those around her? A compulsive, atmospheric crime thriller set in Scotland, perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves and Neil Lancaster.
  • The Shadows of London - Andrew Taylor

    Over 1 Million Andrew Taylor Novels Sold! A Times Historical Crime Novel of the year ‘An absolute delight in a series that goes from strength to strength’ S. G. McLean, prize-winning author of the Seeker series ‘This is Taylor at his unassailable best’ Financial Times London 1671 The damage caused by the Great Fire still overshadows the capital. The disfigured body of a man is unearthed in the ruins of the old almshouse, forcing architect Cat Hakesby to stop restoration work. It is clear he has been murdered, and Whitehall secretary James Marwood is ordered to investigate. When the man’s identity is revealed, it’s clear that there are larger forces at play, and Marwood comes under serious pressure to solve the case. But an old adversary is attempting to stop him. As Cat and Marwood follow the threads of corruption into the heart of government, the king himself is being distracted from affairs of state. A young, impoverished Frenchwoman has caught his eye – a quiet affair that will have monumental consequences. Reviews 'Another brilliantly realised historical mystery' A Waterstones Best Books of 2023: Crime and Thriller ‘Andrew Taylor has brought the sights, smells and sounds of the Great Fire and its aftermath brilliantly to life’ Daily Express ‘With a mixture of real and fictional characters, this tale of intrigue and power imbalance is well up to standard in a series that has set a benchmark for historical mystery fiction.’ Guardian ‘With their complex characters, clever plots, political intrigue and vivid depictions of London just after the Great Fire of 1666, Andrew Taylor’s books about troubled civil servant James Marwood and prickly architect Cat Lovett are historical crime fiction at its finest.’ Irish Times’ 25 Great Holiday Books ‘Some of the most enjoyable historical thrillers of recent years have been Andrew Taylor’s novels set in Restoration England … Taylor weaves together all the varying threads of his plot with his customary skill, but fans of the series will be sorry to learn that this is the last hurrah for Cat and Marwood’ Sunday Times ‘Another sophisticated 17th-century mystery abounding in page-turning twists and period detail’ Waterstones ‘Taylor’s storytelling brio is on full display.’ The Sunday Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month ‘Sheer brilliance … Truly, this is breathtaking. The combination of emotional literacy, with beautiful language and an utterly immersive sense of time and place is perfect.’ Manda Scott ‘Andrew Taylor offers us a completely convincing portrait of life in the city and at court in Restoration London … An absolute delight in a series that goes from strength to strength’ S. G. McLean, prize-winning author of the Seeker series ‘This is Taylor at his unassailable best.’ Financial Times
  • Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo

    'Impossible to put down' STEPHEN KING __________________ THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST FANTASY OF 2019 AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF OCTOBER 2019 A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST IN DEVELOPMENT FOR TELEVISION WITH AMAZON STUDIOS BY THE BESTSELLING CREATOR OF THE GRISHAVERSE AND THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES SHADOW AND BONE STEP INTO THE WORLD OF NINTH HOUSE __________________ Galaxy 'Alex' Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. A dropout and the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved crime, Alex was hoping for a fresh start. But a free ride to one of the world's most prestigious universities was bound to come with a catch. Alex has been tasked with monitoring the mysterious activities of Yale's secret societies - well-known haunts of the rich and powerful. Now there's a dead girl on campus and Alex seems to be the only person who won't accept the neat answer the police and campus administration have come up with for her murder. Because Alex knows the secret societies are far more sinister and extraordinary than anyone ever imagined. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And sometimes they prey on the living . . . 'One of the best fantasy novels I've read in years' LEV GROSSMAN ' Ninth House rocked my world' JOE HILL 'I wouldn't blame you for taking the day off to finish it' KELLY LINK 'Mesmerising' CHARLAINE HARRIS 'Compulsively readable' KIRKUS 'Atmospheric' BOOKLIST 'The fantasy novel of the year' THE I
  • In Want of a Viscount - Lorraine Heath

    New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath’s next novel in The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction series where the price is always high…  American Leonora Garrison has come to England in desperate search of investors to keep her family business afloat but instead finds surprising pleasure when she visits an exclusive ladies’ club and dares to kiss a stranger, who leaves her yearning for more. With a libertine for a father, Viscount Wyeth, more commonly known as Rook, vowed to live his life above reproach, with nary a hint of disgrace. Until one night, he takes a mysterious beauty into his arms, a lady who tempts him to cast his sterling reputation aside in favor of more wicked pursuits. When fate reunites the couple, they are torn between desire and duty. Leonora may want the viscount, but she needs a stakeholder not a lover. When caught in a compromising situation that places everything they hold dear at risk, they must determine how best to win. However, in this scandalous game, nothing except love takes all.
  • Her Last Holiday - C.L. Taylor

    From the Sunday Times and Richard & Judy Book Club bestselling author, comes a thrilling, suspenseful tale that will leave you breathless. ‘An absolute belter of a novel’ ELIZABETH HAYNES ‘A sensational novel!’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER You come to Soul Shrink to be healed. You don’t expect to die. Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong. Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna. Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden? The master of suspense is back. Prepare yourself for the latest heart-in-mouth rollercoaster ride from the Sunday Times bestseller. Readers love Her Last Holiday! ‘Hooked me in from the first few pages! Devoured it in one sitting and could not put it down.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Omg! Her best book yet! Brilliant! 10/10.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The suspense throughout was immense!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely spellbinding read!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I looooooooved this book! Kept me captivated from the very first page right up to the last!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, wow and wow! I just couldn't put it down.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This will keep you hooked until the very last word.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A twisty psychological thriller full to the brim with suspense!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ About the author C.L. Taylor is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television. Her 2019 novel, Sleep, was a Richard and Judy pick. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
  • Cold, Cold Bones - Kathy Reichs

    *** PRE-ORDER THE BONE HACKER , COMING IN PAPERBACK IN SPRING 2024! *** 'This page-turning series never lets the reader down’  HARLAN COBEN IN A PROFESSION LIKE THIS, YOU'RE BOUND TO MAKE ENEMIES . . .  An eye . . .   It all starts when Dr Temperance Brennan finds a box on her porch. Inside is a fresh human eyeball with GPS coordinates etched into it. They lead her to a macabre discovery in a Benedictine Monastery, and soon after she discovers a mummified corpse in a state park.   . . . for an eye   There seems to be no pattern to these killings, except that each mimics a killing connected to something a younger Tempe experienced, or barely escaped. Someone is targeting her, and she needs to figure out why before they strike again.   And then her daughter Katy disappears.   Someone is playing a dangerous game with Tempe.  And they won’t stop until they have taken everything from her . . . Electrifying, heart-stopping and compulsive, this is Tempe’s most personal and dangerous case yet . . . PRAISE FOR KATHY REICHS 'I await the next Kathy Reichs’ thriller with the same anticipation I have for the new Lee Child or Patricia Cornwell'  JAMES PATTERSON 'A thrilling read from one of my favorite writers'  KARIN SLAUGHTER 'One of the absolute best thrillers of the year! I can’t recall when this many twists have been so masterfully woven into a novel.'  JEFFERY DEAVER
  • A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. Maas

    A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious... Absolutely spellbinding - New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken 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 and been translated into 38 languages. Discover the sweeping romantic fantasy for yourself.
  • A Court of Silver Flames - Sarah J. Maas

    The latest instalment of the GLOBAL PHENOMENON and TikTok sensation, 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.
  • Iron Flame - Rebecca Yarros

    THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (November, 2023) AND THRILLING SEQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING GLOBAL PHENOMENON, FOURTH WING ! The deadly second year at Basgiath awaits. 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 'If I can convince you to read one book I recommend it would be this one' READER REVIEW 'I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, and when I finished, I had the overwhelming urge to just start it all over again ' READER REVIEW 'This book is probably the best fantasy book I have ever read' READER REVIEW ' FIVE. FREAKING. STARS . There is no universe where I could give this book any less of a rating' READER REVIEW 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
  • Passchendaele - Nick Lloyd

    'A timely re-appraisal . . . a masterpiece' General Lord Richard Dannatt 'Sweeps aside mythology and provides a rational explanation and cool description of what took place' Max Hastings, Sunday Times _________________________________ Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The Ypres offensive represents the modern impression of the First World War: splintered trees, water-filled craters, muddy shell-holes. The climax was one of the worst battles of both world wars: Passchendaele. The village fell eventually, only for the whole offensive to be called off. But, as Nick Lloyd shows, notably through previously unexamined German documents, it put the Allies nearer to a major turning point in the war than we have ever imagined. _________________________________ 'Meticulously researched . . . A harrowing and important history' PD Smith, Guardian 'He brings the battle and its political context vividly to life . . . a model of what a work of military history should be, this is now perhaps the definitive account of this phase of the war on the Western Front' Simon Heffer, Telegraph
  • New Dreams at Polkerran Point - Cass Grafton

    A surprise inheritance will open the doors to her future, and also the past… When Aunt Meg leaves her cottage to Anna Redding in her will, Anna immediately packs up and heads to Polkerran, the Cornish fishing village where she was so happy as a child. With ambitions to turn the cottage into a B&B, a job working for the enigmatic historian, Oliver Seymour, and the return of her childhood crush, Alex Tremayne, it seems the stars have all aligned for Anna. But Aunt Meg left behind a mystery for her to solve, and a shock discovery reveals she may be living a dream that isn’t really hers to hold. Can Anna rescue the new life she’s made for herself? Who in Polkerran can she really count on in her time of need? A charming and cosy romance for fans of Trisha Ashley, Cressida McLaughlin and Suzanne Snow. Previously published as The Cottage in the Cornish Cove. Praise for New Dreams at Polkerran Point ‘What a fabulous start to a new series! A gorgeous setting, fantastic characters and a wonderfully romantic story’ Jessica Redland ‘A gorgeous read, infused with love, a true sense of community and delightful characters finding their way into the future as they come to terms with the past.’ Suzanne Snow ‘The perfect read to curl up with and escape to Cornwall. Cass's descriptions of the county made me feel as if I were there, I could see Polkerran beautifully in my mind and hear the characters calling to each other as they made their way around the village.’ Kitty Wilson ‘A beautiful slow burn love story with lots of twists. Fantastic ending.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review ‘A well written story with characters I felt I knew. A great romance with a few twists and turns and a hint of mystery. I really enjoyed it from start to finish.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader review
  • Only Hard Problems - Jennifer Estep

    “This is space opera at its finest.”—Ilona Andrew, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Only Bad Options New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Estep continues her Galactic Bonds series with a new, action-packed adventure that blends science-fiction technology and magical fantasy elements with a touch of historical romance. This rollicking space opera focuses on a fan-favorite secondary character who’s part hero, part villain, and all arrogance. Perfect for fans of Star Wars, Bridgerton, and Pride and Prejudice. PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS EVERYWHERE . . . My name is Zane Zimmer. To most folks, I live a seemingly charmed life as a Regal lord and the heir apparent to the powerful, wealthy House Zimmer, and the gossipcasts breathlessly follow my every swaggering move across the Archipelago Galaxy. I’m also a powerful psion capable of telekinesis, telepathy, and telempathy, and my deadly skills and prowess with my stormsword have made me the golden boy of the Arrows, the Imperium’s elite fighting force. But even golden boys have bad days, and the truth is I have more hard problems than I can solve. The Techwave is building weapons to use against the Arrows in hopes of toppling the Imperium and taking over the galaxy. But even more worrisome is the fact that my old rival Kyrion Caldaren has a powerful new ally in Vesper Quill. Together, the two of them just might destroy everything I’ve sworn to protect. I’m supposed to be relaxing with the other Regals during the Summer Solstice celebration, but when an enemy threatens the festivities, I’m forced to leap into action. As an Arrow, I’ll do whatever it takes to protect my family and the other Regals, even though my actions will cause only more problems—and just might end up being the death of me . . . Note: Only Hard Problems is a 47,000-word book from the point of view of Zane Zimmer. It takes place after Only Good Enemies, book 2 in the Galactic Bonds science-fiction fantasy series.
  • The Offer, (Books 1-3) - Lily Zante

    They're meant for one another. It's almost too good to be true. He begins to thaw. She begins to trust. A misunderstanding between between Savannah and Tobias causes things to turn sour. Usually cool and controlled, Tobias loses his composure around Savannah and jumps to mile-high conclusions which force things to take a turn for the worse. But Tobias Stone isn't used to failing, and he always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Savannah Page. Winning her back is one thing, keeping her is another. If these two damaged lovers escape their demons, they can find a future together. Unless the past catches up with them.
  • The Island Swimmer - Lorraine Kelly

    'A must read. Loved it and a beautiful ending' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review 'Written with compassion and empathy, a cuddle in a book' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review 'Wow! It is a very long time since I have enjoyed a book so much. This gripped me from the start' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review ------ Escape with this feel-good and big-hearted debut novel from broadcaster Lorraine Kelly. If you love Maeve Binchy, you'll love The Island Swimmer. Once the tide turns, you can't hold it back... When Evie's father falls desperately ill, she finally returns to the family home on Orkney and the wild landscape she left as a teenager, swearing never to return. Not everyone is happy at her arrival, particularly her estranged sister Liv, their relationship broken after a childhood trauma. As Evie clears out her father's neglected house to prepare it for sale, lonely Evie finds herself drawn to a group of cold-water swimmers led by her old friend Freya, who find calmness beneath the waves. Together they help Evie face up to the mistakes in her past, unlocking a treasure of truths that will reverberate through the community, and shake her family to its core. ------ 'Gorgeous debut novel' Marian Keyes 'Warm and wise...a Scottish Maeve Binchy' Veronica Henry 'Like getting a warm hug on a freezing cold day' Jane Fallon
  • 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...
  • Empire of the Vampire - Jay Kristoff

    'This book is bloody brilliant' V.E. Schwab ‘A ripping read’ Joe Abercrombie The SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller from the award-winning author of the Nevernight Chronicle It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. Ever since, vampires have waged war against humanity building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Gabriel de León, half man, half monster, and last remaining silversaint – a sworn brother of the holy Silver Order dedicated to defending the realm from the creatures of the night – is all that stands between the world and its end. Imprisoned by the very monsters he has vowed to destroy Gabriel is forced to tell his story – a story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the War of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope: The Holy Grail. Featuring the darkly beautiful illustrations of Bon Orthwick (@monolimeart) Reviews ‘A gothic bloodbath that will leave any reader breathless. The story is a vast apocalyptic canvass, reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE or even Stephen King’s THE STAND, yet Kristoff’s work stands on its own ruthless merit as the opening gambit of a richer tale yet to unfold. I can’t wait to return again to this rich, lush, and bloody world. Until then, read this book now!’ — James Rollins, No.1 NEW YORK TIMES author of THE LAST ODYSSEY and THE STARLESS CROWN ‘A wonderfully crafted tale, the pieces as meticulously interlocked as fine woodwork. A chilling new take on vampire lore and those who must battle that darkness. EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE looks fearlessly at how ruthless Good must become when confronted with unrelenting Evil’ — Robin Hobb, SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author 'Brilliant and unputdownable, with tenderness and light bound into the bitter dark of a grim and fascinating world' — Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of STRANGE THE DREAMER 'This book is bloody brilliant' — V.E Schwab, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE Praise for The Nevernight Chronicle: ‘If you love Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin, you will adore NEVERNIGHT’ — STARBURST ‘With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling and satisfying’ — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ‘Joins lyrical high fantasy, Pratchett-like humour and unflinching descriptions of violence . . . something special’ — SCIFI NOW About the author Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files, and The Nevernight Chronicle. He is a winner of five Aurealis Awards, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books lists and published in over thirty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. Jay is 6’7’’ and has approximately 11,935 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.
  • The Hike - Lucy Clarke

    *The Sunday Times bestseller* *A CHILLING WINTER THRILLER FROM THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR* ‘Secrets galore’ DAILY MAIL ‘Atmospheric, haunting, and beautifully written’ GILLIAN McALLISTER ‘Queen of the destination thriller’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS ______________________________________________________________ THE PERFECT DAY FOR A HIKE Seeking the escape of a lifetime, four friends hike out into the beautiful Norwegian wild – nothing between them and the mountain peak but forest, sea and sharp blue sky. THE PERFECT PLACE TO DISAPPEAR But there’s a darker side to the wilderness. A woman went missing here one year ago. Now the friends are hiking into the heart of the mystery. And waiting on the trail is someone who’d do anything to keep their secrets buried – and to stop the group walking away alive . . . _________________________________________________________________ Readers love getting swept away with Lucy Clarke’s destination thrillers: ‘Had me on the edge of my seat’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant . . . kept me guessing the whole way through’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Twists & turns galore, couldn’t put it down. Highly recommend!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Very clever and I was gripped throughout. Will be reading more from Lucy Clarke for sure!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very evocative and you get really involved with the beautiful setting and characters’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a stonkingly fabulous read!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Hike was a Sunday Times bestseller for w/e 7/05/2023 About the author Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Clarke writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast of England to craft her stories. Her debut novel, The Sea Sisters, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, and she has since published A Single Breath, The Blue/No Escape, Last Seen, You Let Me In, and The Castaways, which was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Lucy lives by the sea with her husband and two children. Keep in touch with Lucy:
  • Only Say Good Things - Crystal Hefner

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A fascinating demythologising of the Playboy brand and Hefner himself' - Pandora Sykes ' A raw, honest unveiling of the misogyny and darkness of the Playboy Mansion. . . I almost feel compelled to send a copy to every young woman who still believes the legacy of Playboy holds some glamour or promise' - Ellie Flynn One of Stylist ’s ' best non-fiction for 2024 ' One of the Independent ’s 2024 ' must-reads ' One of The Sunday Times ' most exciting memoirs' for 2024 'I was 21 years old when I found myself on the front stoop of the Playboy Mansion. I want to tell the real story of my time there - the good and the bad, the dark and the light.' In 2008 the Playboy mansion became Crystal Harris's sanctuary - a shimmering vestige of opportunity. Within months she had ascended its hierarchy to become Hugh Hefner's top girlfriend. But her new home came at a cost. Forced to follow strict rules that governed everything from her appearance to behaviour, she began to lose her identity. By the time she married Hef in 2012, the mansion had become her prison. Having made a promise to Only Say Good Things, for years Crystal suppressed the truth of what really happened behind the mansion's closed doors. Now, in this raw and honest memoir, she's finally ready to expose it all. Laying bare the devastating impact that a culture of relentless objectification and misogyny had on her health, Crystal's extraordinary story carries powerful lessons that are relevant to us all.
  • 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 . . .
  • Twisted Games - Ana Huang

    Discover the addictive world of the Twisted series from Sunday Times bestselling author and TikTok sensation, Ana Huang! Read Twisted Games now for a steamy, angsty forbidden romance. She can never be his . . . but he's taking her anyway. Stoic, broody and arrogant, elite bodyguard Rhys Larsen has two rules: protect his clients at all costs and do not become emotionally involved. Ever. He has never once been tempted to break those rules . . . until her . Bridget von Ascheberg. A princess with a stubborn streak that matches his own and a hidden fire that reduces his rules to ash. She's nothing he expected and everything he never knew he needed. Day by day, inch by inch, she breaks down his defences until he's faced with a truth he can no longer deny: he swore an oath to protect her, but all he wants is to ruin her. Take her. Because she's his. His princess. His forbidden fruit. His every depraved fantasy. *** Regal, strong-willed and bound by the chains of duty, Princess Bridget dreams of the freedom to live and love as she chooses. But when her brother abdicates, she's suddenly faced with the prospect of a loveless, politically expedient marriage and a throne she never wanted. And as she navigates the intricacies - and treacheries - of her new role, she must also hide her desire for a man she can't have. Her bodyguard. Her protector. Her ultimate ruin. Unexpected and forbidden, theirs is a love that could destroy a kingdom . . . and doom them both. Twisted Games is a contemporary royal bodyguard romance. It's book two of the Twisted series but can be read as a standalone. Warning: This book contains a possessive alpha hero, explicit sexual content and profanity. *** 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
  • Tripwire - Lee Child

    ‘If the final pages of this story don’t make your heart race, then you might want to make sure your heart is still working.’ KARIN SLAUGHTER For Jack Reacher, being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in a local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why. _________ ' Lee Child continues his meteoric rise and mastery of suspense with Tripwire . It's a tightly-drawn and swift thriller that gives new meaning to what a page-turner should be.' MICHAEL CONNELLY ' A slickly effective thriller which confirms Child's ability to keep the reader guessing - and sweating.' THE TIMES Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Tripwire is 3rd in the series.
  • 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
  • Real Tigers - Mick Herron

    *Discover The Secret Hours , the gripping new thriller from Mick Herron and an unmissable read for Slough House fans* SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER AND THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIAR CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers ' The Spectator 'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday Catherine Standish knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks. She's worked in the Intelligence Service long enough to understand treachery, double-dealing and stabbing in the back. What she doesn't know is why anyone would target her: a recovering drunk pushing paper with the other lost causes in Jackson Lamb's kingdom of exiles at Slough House. Whoever it is holding her hostage, it can't be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it is about Jackson Lamb. And say what you like about Lamb, he'll never leave a joe in the lurch. He might even be someone you could trust with your life . . .
  • House of Flame and Shadow - Sarah J. Maas

    The third book in the EPIC Crescent City series 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 ****** A WORLD IN DARKNESS. A BURNING SPARK. A BLAZE OF STARS. Bryce Quinlan is stranded in a strange new world. She's going to need all her wits about her to get home again and return to everything she loves. But that's no easy feat when she has no idea who to trust. Meanwhile, Hunt Athalar is back in the Asteri's dungeons. Stripped of his freedom and the happiness he'd fought so hard for, he's without a clue as to Bryce's fate. Hunt is desperate to help his mate, but until he can escape the Asteri's chains, his hands are quite literally tied. In this breathtaking sequel to the #1 bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath, Midgard is brought to the brink of collapse, and the fate of the world rests on the hope of rebellion. But the fight for survival, freedom, and love may cost everything Bryce and Hunt have. House of Flame and Shadow was ranked #1 in UK TCM charts week ending 6/2/2024
  • Her Pretty Bones - Carla Kovach

    THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEXT GIRL What if your child went missing... and everyone thought it was your fault? Julia Dawson’s daughter is gone. She knows everyone thinks Christina is dead; that people say Christina ran away to escape her controlling mother. But Christina would never do that, and Julia will never give up on finding her. Christina was a difficult child. Short tempered and secretive, she didn’t get on with her new step-father. What Julia remembers most is the sun on her daughter’s shocking red hair, and the sound of laughter as she would talk for hours on the phone with her friends. So when the broken body of a young girl is found and Julia is called in to identify her, she knows it isn’t her daughter. But the girl is just like Christina, with the same pale skin and brilliant red hair. Did this girl share a secret with Christina? If Julia finds out, could she get her daughter back? AN ABSOLUTELY HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER FROM CARLA KOVACH – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh,  Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked. **Each Gina Harte book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone** What readers are saying about Her Pretty Bones : ‘ Wow, Wow, Wow, what a thrill of a read … Fabulous author, outstanding characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing till the bitter end. Outstanding!!!!! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Oh wow. Put some time away for this book . It has all the ingredients for a terrific psychological thriller… Loved the unpredictable ending. Read it today!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Absolutely stunning book . I loved it… Had some wow moments where I held my breath for a second. And that ending was just fabulous . A really great book that deserves five stars! ’ Bonnie’s Book Talk , 5 stars ‘ I swear Carla Kovach's books just keep getting better! Her Pretty Bones is such a whirlwind of a story, it keeps you captivated and guessing until the end .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Whoop whoop … to say I was absolutely thrilled to see the next instalment of the Gina Harte series is an understatement… I am hooked on this series … you really need to put Carla Kovach on your list, you won’t be disappointed! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Another Gina Harte winner!... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every bit as exciting and heart-stopping as the previous books… has you on the edge of your seat as the suspense makes it impossible to put the book down .’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures , 5 stars ‘ One of the best fictional cops on the shelves at the moment.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm , 5 stars ‘ Loved it from start to finish .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every single book has such a different great storyline that keeps you so captivated that you’re up all night reading! ’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Suspense, mystery and many twists . You can’t predict what’s coming next and this is sooooo important in a book like this. Loved it! ’ Kiss the Reader , 5 stars ‘ Another great book… I loved a good series and this one is full of great characters and an author who knows how to write a good story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Excellent … A twisted ending I didn’t coming. I finished it in a day .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
  • The Happy Couple - Naoise Dolan

    'I am fully in awe of Dolan's talent' DOUGLAS STUART 'A dazzling follow-up to Exciting Times' KATHERINE HEINY 'Beautiful' PANDORA SYKES Meet the wedding party: THE BRIDE AND GROOM Celine and Luke are meant to get married and live happily ever after. But Celine's more interested in playing the piano, and Luke's a serial cheater. THE BRIDESMAID Phoebe, Celine's sister, is meant to finish college and get a real job. Instead she pulls pints, lives with six flatmates, and has no long-term aspirations beyond smoking her millionth cigarette. THE BEST MAN Archie, Luke's best friend and ex-boyfriend, is meant to move up the corporate ladder and on from Luke. Yet he stands where he is, admiring the view. THE GUEST Vivian, Luke's other best friend and other ex, was meant to put up with Luke's b******t when they dated. But she didn't. And now she is contented, methodically observing her friends like ants. As the wedding approaches and these five lives intersect, each character will find themselves looking for a path to their happily ever after - but does it lie at the end of an aisle?
  • 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
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - Gabrielle Zevin

    THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING PHENOMENON ‘Exhilarating, timely and emotive’ GUARDIAN 'I devoured it. So enjoyable' ZADIE SMITH ‘Love, friendship and betrayal…gorgeous’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ------------------------------------ This is the story of Sam and Sadie. It's not a romance, but it is about love. When Sam catches sight of Sadie at a crowded train station one morning he is catapulted straight back to childhood, and the hours they spent immersed in playing games. Their spark is instantly reignited and sets off a creative collaboration that will make them superstars. It is the 90s, and anything is possible. What comes next is a decades-long tale of friendship and rivalry, fame and art, betrayal and tragedy, perfect worlds and imperfect ones. And, above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. --------------------------------------- 'I'm LOVING it' ZOE SUGG 'One of the best books I've ever read' JOHN GREEN ‘Extraordinary… made me sob' JOJO MOYES 'Magnificent... Such wisdom and tenderness' RUSSELL T. DAVIES ‘I couldn’t put it down’ GERI HALLIWELL ‘Beautiful and heartbreaking’ THE TIMES 'An exquisite love-letter to life' TAYARI JONES 'Anyone who reads Tomorrow can't stop talking about it' STYLIST ‘I loved it’ CELESTE NG ‘Exhilarating’ PSYCHOLOGIES 'This BLEW me away' PANDORA SYKES 'The go-to for your next hit of nineties nostalgia' EVENING STANDARD ‘Terrific...Zevin is a great writer’ BILL GATES ‘Tremendous… A literary blockbuster destined to be filed in the Great American Novel category’ INDEPENDENT Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller from 30.07.2023 - 24.9.23 Note: There is a chance the book cover you receive may differ from the cover displayed here.
  • The Family Remains - Lisa Jewell

    Prepare to be hooked . . . * #1 UK SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * * A NEW YORK TIMES BSETSELLER * * OVER 2,000 5 STAR REVIEWS * 'I was ENTHRALLED' Gillian McAllister 'A GRIPPING read' Shari Lapena 'A sheer PLEASURE to read' Harriet Tyce ' Artful , slippery , HUGELY SATISFYING' Louise Candlish 'The story EVERYONE has been waiting for' Adele Parks ___________ LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones. DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago. Also inside the bag is a trail of clues, in particular the seeds of a rare tree which lead DCI Owusu back to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen, and a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up. The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts. Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can't stay buried for ever . . . ___________ 'GRIPS from first page to last' Paula Hawkins 'Compulsive, gripping and immersive' CL Taylor 'Twisty and strange and surprising' Emily Henry 'Perfection on a page' Alice Feeney 'Guaranteed to send your blood pressure soaring' Red Magazine 'It's a triumph. Brava!' Erin Kelly 'Lisa Jewell is, simply, outstanding' Alex Marwood 'Compelling, ingenious, breath-stopping' Tamar Cohen 'A witty and propulsive stunner of a novel' Katherine Heiny 'This is Lisa Jewell at her absolute best.' Paul Burston 'A compulsive, dark, satisfying tale' Catherine Steadman ___________ Readers can't get enough of The Family Remains . . . ***** ' There's nothing about this book that I would change. Seriously.' ***** ' My expectations were high and this still managed to surpass them. ' ***** ' The writing is outstanding from start to finish and it's an engrossing read.' ***** ' I could not put it down and loved the surprises and twists.' ***** ' Lisa Jewell can write one hell of a thriller!!'
  • The Family Upstairs - Lisa Jewell

    Prepare to be hooked . . . A compulsive thriller from Lisa Jewell. * #1 UK SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * * OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD * * HOLLY WILLOUGHBY'S SUMMER READING HIGHLIGHT * 'I read it all in one sitting.' Colleen Hoover 'I loved The Family Upstairs !' Sarah Jessica Parker 'Really good, gripping. I couldn't bear for it to finish...' Olivia Colman 'A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption. ' Ian Rankin 'Rich, dark and intricately twisted' Ruth Ware _______________ In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They've been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go? Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets. _______________ More love for The Family Upstairs . . . 'My eyes were glued to this book!' Hayley Morris 'You don't read a Lisa Jewell book, you fall into it.' Erin Kelly 'I swear I didn't breathe the whole time I was reading it.' Clare Mackintosh 'Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive.' Guarian 'I had a thrilling for-God's-sake-tell-me-what-happened sensation in my stomach for the entire read' Ruth Jones 'Absolutely brilliant.' Sarah Pinborough ' Glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper .' AJ Finn 'I was hooked from the first page.' Alice Feeney 'Utterly compelling. Deliciously dark and twisty .' Jane Corry 'It's absolutely bloody brilliant .' Tammy Cohen 'I genuinely struggled to put this one down.' The Unmumsy Mum
  • House of Earth and Blood - Sarah J. Maas

    Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James - Telegraph Perfect for fans of Jessica Jones and True Blood, this is a blockbuster modern fantasy set in a divided world where one woman must uncover the truth to seek her revenge. Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion – also known as Crescent City – has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down. Two years later, Bryce still haunts the city's most notorious nightclubs – but seeking only oblivion now. Then the murderer attacks again. And when an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to watch her every footstep, Bryce knows she can't forget any longer. As Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery, and their own dark pasts, the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the deepest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir... With unforgettable characters and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom – and the power of love.
  • The Lost Bookshop - Evie Woods

    The Echo of Old Books meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets. ‘The thing about books,’ she said ‘is that they help you to imagine a life bigger and better than you could ever dream of.’ On a quiet street in Dublin, a lost bookshop is waiting to be found… For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives. But when a vanishing bookshop casts its spell, these three unsuspecting strangers will discover that their own stories are every bit as extraordinary as the ones found in the pages of their beloved books. And by unlocking the secrets of the shelves, they find themselves transported to a world of wonder… where nothing is as it seems. Readers have fallen in love with The Lost Bookshop: ‘Beautifully written and captures the wonder and awe that a story can bring to its reader…a delightful story for any book lover…an ode to storytelling and the connections that books can make!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wowwww!! It’s been awhile since I read something so fascinating, captivating and special all in one…It takes you on a journey like most books do, but this one, I just want to inscribe on my back and hope that it becomes a part of me so that I can carry it with me always’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A must read for readers that love books’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A beautiful story that begs to be read in one sitting…a magical story filled with beautiful prose and many surprises that readers will not soon forget’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This spellbinding book hooked me from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down til the end’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A love story, one with books and booklovers at its heart. A warm, wonderful novel that sweeps up the reader into an absorbing, magical tale’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you enjoy books by the Brontë sisters … then I would fully recommend you read this book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This novel has it all: wit, a dash of magic, and a large heart. A fantastic read’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews ‘The characters are so very well developed that it makes you feel that you are there with them sharing their stories too… kept me turning the pages’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A truly joyful, magical book…this story will capture your heart’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Couldn’t put it down!…a magical, enthralling read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One book that I liked so much and would gladly pay more for… one of those books that you constantly ask yourself “how did the author come up with this great story?”’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Utterly magical and absorbing…the mysterious bookshop and the promise of finding a long lost manuscript haunts the pages’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An enchanting plot, fabulous characters, and some good historical fiction… I found myself imagining it as a Netflix series’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely adored this book! A touch of magic, a love of books, pure escapism, perfect!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Anna O - Matthew Blake

    *ANNA O – THE WORLD WILL KNOW HER NAME* *The instant global phenomenon – The international #1 bestseller – The thriller that will wake up the nation* _______________________________________________ **SELECTED AS THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH** 'Reads like a dream but unsettles like a nightmare' A J FINN 'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit' THE TIMES 'Utterly addictive' LUCY CLARKE ‘Certain to be one of the year's best thrillers’ LEE CHILD 'Will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime' NITA PROSE 'Remarkable . . . it deserves to be a breakout bestseller’ DAILY MAIL 'The twist is one of the best I’ve read' DAVID BALDACCI ________________________________________________ ANNA O HASN’T OPENED HER EYES FOR FOUR YEARS Not since the night she was found in a deep sleep by the bodies of her best friends, suspected of a chilling double murder. For Doctor Benedict Prince, a forensic psychologist on London’s Harley Street, waking Anna O could be career-defining. As an expert in sleep, he knows all about the darkest chambers of the mind; the secrets that lie buried in the subconscious. As he begins Anna O’s treatment – studying his patient’s dreams, combing her memories, visiting the site where the horrors played out – he pulls on the thread of a much deeper, darker mystery. Awakening Anna O isn’t the end of the story, it’s just the beginning. Reviews ‘An irresistible concept beautifully executed’ LEE CHILD ‘The twist is one of the best I’ve read’ DAVID BALDACCI ‘Will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime’ NITA PROSE ‘The premise is original, the writing stylish, and the payoff unforgettable’ A J FINN ‘Extremely entertaining and terribly twisty’ CECELIA AHERN ‘A natural-born storyteller’ JEFFERY DEAVER ‘Utterly addictive, fiendishly clever’ LUCY CLARKE ‘Incredibly atmospheric’ RAGNAR JONASSON ‘As unsettling as a waking dream’ STIG ABELL ‘WHAT a ride. Everyone needs to read this book’ CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN ‘The smartest thriller I’ve read in years’ EMILIA HART ‘A plot that keeps you guessing’ STEPHANIE WROBEL ‘Will compel you to read it in one white-knuckled gulp’ C J COOKE ‘Ingeniously plotted and impossible to put down’ CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN About the author After discovering that the average person spends thirty-three years of their life asleep, MATTHEW BLAKE felt the pull of a story. He began extensive research into sleep-related crimes and into the mystery illness known as resignation syndrome, research that sparked a thrilling question: if someone commits murder while sleepwalking, are they innocent or guilty? And so his novel Anna O was born. Before writing fiction, Matthew worked as a researcher and speechwriter at the Palace of Westminster. He studied English at Durham University and Merton College, Oxford.

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