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If Ever I Fall

If Ever I Fall by S.D. Robertson
15 June

Dan's life has fallen apart at the seams. He's lost his house, his job is on the line, and now he's going to lose his family too. All he's ever wanted is to keep them together, but is everything beyond repair?

Maria is drowning in grief. She spends her days writing letters that will never be answered. Nights are spent trying to hold terrible memories at bay, to escape the pain that threatens to engulf her.

Jack wakes up confused and alone. He doesn't know who he is, how he got there, or why he finds himself on a deserted clifftop, but will piecing together the past leave him a broken man?

In the face of real tragedy, can these three people find a way to reconcile their past with a new future? And is love enough to carry them through?

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Say Nothing

Say Nothing by Brad Parks
8 June

On a normal Wednesday afternoon, Judge Scott Sampson is preparing to pick up his six-year-old twins for their weekly swim. His wife Alison texts him with a change of plan: she has to take them to the doctor instead. So Scott heads home early. 

But when Alison arrives back later, she is alone - no Sam, no Emma - and denies any knowledge of the text . . . 

The phone then rings: an anonymous voice tells them that the Judge must do exactly what he is told in an upcoming drug case and, most importantly, they must 'say nothing'. 

So begins this powerful, tense breakout thriller about a close-knit young family plunged into unimaginable horror. 

As a twisting game of cat and mouse ensues, they know that one false move could lose them their children for ever.

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The Woman Who Met Her Match

The Woman Who Met Her Match by Fiona Gibson
25 May

After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she's got a good job, wonderful children and she's happy. 

This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough. That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. 

Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her – after thirty years. 

But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can't exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart . . . can she?

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I Know My Name

I Know My Name by C. J. Cooke
18 May

Komméno Island, Greece: I don't know where I am, who I am. Help me. 

A woman is washed up on a remote Greek island with no recollection of who she is or how she got there. 

Potter's Lane, Twickenham, London: Eloïse Shelley is officially missing. 

Lochlan's wife has vanished into thin air, leaving their toddler and twelve-week-old baby alone. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, with no signs of foul play. 

Every clue the police turn up means someone has told a lie... 

Does a husband ever truly know his wife? Or a wife know her husband? Why is Eloïse missing? Why did she forget? 

The truth is found in these pages...

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Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand by M. J. Ford
11 May

How long do you hunt for the missing?

A horrible vanishing act...

When a young Josie Masters sees a boy wearing a red football shirt, Dylan Jones, being taken by a clown at a carnival, she tries to alert the crowds.

But it's too late. Dylan has disappeared... 

Thirty years later, Josie is working as a police officer in Bath. The remains of the body of a child have been found – complete with tatters of a torn red football shirt. 

Is it the boy she saw vanish in the clutches of the clown? Or is it someone else altogether? 

And then another child disappears...

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Police At the Station and They Don't Look Friendly

Police At the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty
4 May

Belfast 1988: a man has been shot in the back with an arrow. It ain't Injuns and it isn't Robin Hood. But uncovering exactly who has done it will take Detective Inspector Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on the high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

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the Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré
27 April

Tessa Quayle, a brilliant and beautiful young social activist, has been found brutally murdered by Lake Turkana in Nairobi. The rumours are that she was faithless, careless, but her husband Justin, a reserved, garden-loving British diplomat, refuses to believe them. As he sets out to discover what really happened to Tessa, he unearths a conspiracy more disturbing, and more deadly, than he could ever have imagined.

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Spider-Man/Deadpool

Spider-Man/Deadpool, Volume 2 by Scott Aukerman and Gerry Duggan
20 April

When Deadpool goes Hollywood, he's sure to bring his wall-crawling bud along for the ride — after all, Spidey is no stranger to selling out!

In the proud DP tradition, a "lost" issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN flashes us back to one of our pun-happy pair's earliest meetings!

Then, Spidey and Deadpool meet Pen and Teller, for reals, in a tale penned by Penn himself! When both our heroes are alone for the holidays, that means they're the only ones who can save Christmas! 

And when another of those crazy events rocks the Marvel Universe, the web-slinger uses all his powers (and responsibilities) to fight the Monsters Unleashed — while Deadpool is about as helpful as he usually is. It's the team-up series where anything can happen — and does!

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The Blame Game

The Blame Game by C.J. Cooke
13 April

The gripping new thriller from the author of I KNOW MY NAME He said he'd do anything to protect her. She said she'd do anything to protect her family. And they both said they would forget what happened twenty-two years ago. But now it seems that there is someone who will stop at nothing to make them remember... Who is playing the blame game?

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A Fatal Mistake

A Fatal Mistake by Faith Martin
30 March

Summer 1960, Oxford In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead.

Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy. The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation. 

One thing is certain though, something doesn't seem quite right about the university's most popular student....

Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life...

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The Death of Mrs Westaway

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware
23 March

When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she's inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she's honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger's funeral and claim a bequest they're not entitled to, it's her. 

Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life...

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Snap

Snap by Belinda Bauer
16 March

On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she'd said. I won't be long.

But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever.

Three years later, Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. . .

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What Happened to Us

Absolute Proof by Peter James
9 March

Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn't answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever.

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from bestselling author Peter James.

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life's work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world's major religions are all under threat.

If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence . . .

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What Happened to Us

The Pupil by Dawn Goodin
2 March

One moment of carelessness. Four shattered lives. Psychological suspense that explores a labyrinth of lies, manipulation and revenge. Perfect for fans of Louise Jenson and Katerina Diamond.

Literary agent Viola Matthews is sure she's met Katherine Baxter before. So when her husband and bestselling novelist Samuel Morton introduces Viola to the quiet, unassuming woman he has offered to mentor, she knows their paths have crossed before.

The question is where?

As their worlds collide and the bond between Samuel and Katherine deepens, Viola realises she must take control.

If Viola is right, then Katherine needs to pay for something that happened twelve years ago.

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What Happened to Us

What Happened to Us by Faith Hogan
23 February

Sometimes the end is only the beginning...

After ten years together, Carrie Nolan is devastated when she's dumped by her hot-shot chef boyfriend, Kevin Mulvey without even a backwards glance! But on reflection, she has sacrificed her own long-term happiness by pandering to his excessive ego in their successful Dublin restaurant (and out of it) – but not anymore!

While Kevin is 'living the dream' with his beautiful new Brazilian girlfriend, Carrie seeks solace from a circle of mismatched strangers who need her as much as she needs them. 

 With Christmas just around the corner, all is not quite as it seems and a catastrophic sequence of events leads to the unthinkable.

How far do you need to fall before you learn the true value of family and friends? And is it ever too late to start again...

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The Boy at the Door

The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl
16 February

What would you do for the perfect life - Would you LIE? Would you CHEAT? Would you KILL?

Cecilia Wilborg has THE PERFECT LIFE. A handsome husband, two beautiful daughters and a luxurious house in the picture-postcard town of Sandefjord.

But Cecilia also has A DARK SECRET. A secret so damaging it can never be brought to light.

Then Tobias enters her life. He is a small, friendless eight-year-old boy who just wants to find a home. But he threatens to bring Cecilia's world crashing down.

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Bird Box

Bird Box by Josh Malerman
9 February

BIRD BOX is a terrifying, psychological thriller that is sure to stay with you long after reading.

Most people dismissed the reports on the news.

But they became too frequent; they became too real.

And soon it was happening to people we knew.

Then the internet died.

The televisions and radio went silent.

The phones stopped ringing And we couldn't look outside anymore.

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Lullaby

Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
2 February

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties.

The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul's idyllic tableau is shattered...

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The Mystery of THree Quarters

The Mystery of Three Quarters by Agatha Christie
26 January

Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met.

Poirot has also never heard of a Barnabas Pandy, and has accused nobody of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy...

Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?

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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Manby Jonas Jonasson
19 January

It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne.

Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un...

Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump.

Things are about to get very complicated ...

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The Librarian

The Librarian by Salley Vickers
12 January

Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems.

Sylvia falls in love with an older man - but it's her connectionto his precocious young daughter and her neighbours' son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat. 

How does the library alter the young children's lives and how do the children fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?

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The Blue Guitar

The Blue Guitar by John Banville​
5 January

Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him.

He is also, as he confesses, a petty thief; he does not steal for gain, but for the thrill of it.

His worst theft is Polly, the wife of his friend Marcus, with whom he has had an affair. 

When the affair is discovered, Oliver hides himself away in his childhood home.

From here he tells the story of a year, from one autumn to the next. 

Many surprises and shocks await him, and by the end of his story, he will be forced to face himself and seek a road towards redemption.

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