Happiness for Humans
By P.Z. Reizin
Don't tell anyone, but Jen is one of my favourite people. (Machines aren't supposed to have favourites. Don't ask me how this has happened.) Jen is sad. Aiden wants her to be happy. Simple? Except that Jen is a thirty-something woman whose boyfriend has just left her and Aiden is a very complicated, very expensive piece of software. Aiden has calculated that Jen needs a man in her life for optimum wellbeing. And with the whole of the internet at his disposal, he doesn't have to look far to find a perfect specimen and engineer a meeting. But what, exactly, makes human beings happy? And can a very-artificially-intelligent machine discover emotional intelligence in time to fix Jen's life?
How Will I Know You?
By Jessica Treadway
Someone knows what really happened . . .On a cold December day, teenager Joy Enright is found drowned at the edge of a frozen pond. When an autopsy reveals she was strangled first, suspicion is thrown onto Martin,the young graduate who was last to see her alive. Someone who is prepared to keep their secret at any cost.In a small community, secrets are hard to keep and as the web of lies around Joy's life and death unravels, the truth will either bring one family closer together, or tear them further apart. Suspenseful, engaging and shocking, How Will I Know You? will make you question everything you thought you knew about the ones you love.
How to be Happy
By Eva Woods
'So likeable, smart and wise. A bittersweet read about love, life and friendship that makes you stop and think long after you've finished reading the last page.' - bestselling author Tasmina Perry'Entertaining, funny and full of wisdom, I loved this book.' - bestselling author Katie Fforde'I read this recently and loved it SO much. I cried buckets, but it's ultimately a really positive, uplifting book about making every day count.' - bestselling author Clare MackintoshThis emotional, uplifting read is perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Rowan Coleman and Lucy DillonThe smallest things can make the biggest difference.Annie has been sad for so long that she's forgotten how to be any other way. Until she meets Polly.Polly is everything that Annie is not. She's colourful, joyful, happy. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it's that your time is too short to waste a single day.Polly has one hundred days to help Annie find happiness. Annie's convinced it's impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. And on an unforgettable journey, Annie begins to realise that maybe, just maybe, there's still colour to be found in the world. But then it becomes clear that Polly's about to need her new friend more than ever...and Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.'A joyful, wise read' - Rosie Blake'It's a gorgeous book - funny, touching, sweet, sad and profound.' - Daisy Buchanan
The Hygge Holiday
By Rosie Blake
The perfect recipe for hygge: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness!It's autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It's cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street - an adorable little toy shop - has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives.Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother's shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it?Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life - naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love?Rosie Blake isBrilliantly fun - HeatJust brilliant - Fabulous magazineHilarious - Hello****Reviewers love The Hygge Holiday'Feel-good fiction at its absolute finest' - Isabelle Broom, Heat'The most gorgeous read' - Sun'What a wonderful book! Rosie Blake's best novel yet - I had such a gorgeous time reading this story that I couldn't put it down. It was genuinely funny, warm-hearted, and full of unforgettable characters. A pure heartwarming pleasure of a read.' - bestselling author Kirsty GreenwoodLight the scented candles and hunker down on the sofa with a hot choc... this funny, warm hug of a book is the ideal companion. - Fabulous magazine'The Hygge Holiday is hilarious, cosy, heart-warming, fulfilling; pretty much everything you would want from a book... An absolutely phenomenal tale from the incredibly talented Rosie Blake... Be prepared to devour The Hygge Holiday in one sitting. Be prepared to love this book, because yes, it truly is THAT fabulous. Five stars for sure.' - The Writing Garnet'I loved it' - Heidi Swain, author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market
The Habit of Murder
By Susanna Gregory
In 1360 a deputation from Cambridge ventures to the Suffolk town of Clare in the hope that the wealthy Elizabeth de Burgh has left a legacy to Michaelhouse. Yet when they arrive they discover that the report of her death is false and that the college seems destined for bankruptcy.Determined to see if some of its well-heeled citizens can be persuaded to sponsor Michaelhouse, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael and Master Langelee become enmeshed in the town's politics. They quickly discover that a great many other people in Clare have recently met untimely deaths. These killings, combined with the arrogance Lady de Burgh has shown over the refurbishment of the church and the grotesque behaviour of some of her entourage, have created a dangerous restlessness in the town: an atmosphere intensified when yet more murders occur.One of the victims is a fellow traveller of the Michaelhouse contingent, and Matthew Bartholomew and Brother Michael feel honour-bound to identify his killer. It is a hunt which takes them deep into Clare's murky foundations and which threatens their own survival as well as that of their beloved college.
The House of Secrets
By Sarra Manning
'Extremely atmospheric and unputdownable. I loved it' Marian KeyesWhat readers are saying about The House of Secrets:'Libby and Zoe are complex, courageous and believeable and I found their stories absolutely compelling to read with a very satisfying ending''I cried, I smiled, I swore in anger at parts . . . such a brilliant piece of writing''Enjoyed every page of this lovely book and its lovely heroines Zoe and Libby. Highly recommended for a great feel good read''Finished the whole book in one night, literally unputdownable'An ordinary house on an ordinary street, built in 1936 and never lived in. Its rooms might be empty, but this house is full of secrets.When Zoe and Win, raw and reeling from a recent tragedy, move into their new home it's meant to be a fresh start and a way to mend the holes in their relationship.But pushed to the back of a cupboard is a suitcase that's been gathering dust for eighty years. Inside is a wedding dress, letters and a diary all belonging to a woman called Libby. And there's something else in the suitcase, something that echoes Zoe's own pain.Zoe follows Libby's trail from Paris to Spain on the brink of Civil War to secret trysts in London, and as Libby finds the courage to live and love again, Zoe begins to let go of her own grief.But when Libby's story takes a darker turn, Zoe becomes increasingly obsessed with discovering what really happened all those years ago. Because if Libby managed to get her happy ever after then maybe Zoe and Win can too . . .Perfect for fans of Rachel Rhys, Jenny Ashcroft, Santa Montefiore and Kathryn Hughes. 'An engrossing read' Woman & Home'A wonderful book' Heat'This beautiful dual love story is a real page-turner' Hello!'Filled with warmth and great characters' Stylist
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two
By J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller. This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the wizarding world prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
By Russell Andrews
Police Chief Justin Westwood was content to escape his big-city past in sleepy East End Harbour. But the brutal murder of a Wall Street shark is about to change everything...While Justin is in bed with his married lover, her husband is murdered. He can provide a solid alibi for her, but his own position isn't so clear cut - after all, it's he who has the contacts to arrange for his rival's removal. At least that is what his bosses think, so Justin is on his own - it's up to him to solve the crime. A trail of dead bodies draws him back home to Providence, RI, where he must deal with the demons of his past. Here, Justin will discover a complex corporate scam with unimaginable murky depths and, at the heart of it all, a deadly individual whose greatest joy lies in human suffering and death.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Breaking up is hard to do . . . especially if you're Kali, an ancient Hindu goddess with unfinished business and a desire to rule the world through the immutable powers of her old boyfriend, Shiva the Destroyer. She's found the perfect vassal, a woman named Dawn Summens, who bounced back from the dead with everything intact except her sanity. Now she's the high priestess of a wild new cult called "Remo" on the voodoo-friendly island of Haiti, where all hell is breaking loose.Before Remo can sort out sex-crazed cultists from the purely evil deities, he's lured into the lair of the lovely Dawn, losing a battle with self-control that could be the beginning of the end. Chiun, too, is losing her own battle against an old enemy with the power to challenge, perhaps even defeat, Sinanju. Can anything stop Remo from becoming the Destroyer of old, with all the power - channelled through his ancient lover, Kali - to destroy the world?Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
The House Of Smoke
By Sam Christer
Big Ben chimes in the first seconds of the first day of 1900, the start of a fresh century. Inside London's oldest gaol, preparations are afoot to hang Victorian England's deadliest assassin, a man wanted for two decades' worth of murders. Cold-blooded killer Simeon Lynch has lived a brutal and glorious life in the employ of the House of Moriarty - the most feared criminal enterprise in the world. Now, as he faces the noose, Simeon learns dark truths about his master, about Sherlock Holmes and about his own past. Truths that make him determined to escape and kill again... Follow Simeon's bloody footsteps through the capital's cobbled alleyways, wretched workhouses and flash taverns as he crosses swords with Sherlock Holmes and the villainous characters of Victorian London.
By Tania Carver
After years of abuse, Gemma Adderley has finally found the courage to leave her violent husband. She has taken one debilitating beating too many, endured one esteem-destroying insult too much. Taking her seven-year-old daughter Carly, she leaves the house, determined to salvage what she can of her life.She phones Safe Harbour, a women's refuge, and they tell her which street corner to wait on and what the car that will pick her up will look like. They tell her the word the driver will use so she knows it's safe to get in.And that's the last they hear from her.Gemma Adderley's daughter Carly is found wandering the city streets on her own the next day. Her mother's mutilated corpse turns up by the canal several weeks later. Her heart has been removed. Detective Inspector Phil Brennan takes on the case, and his wife, psychologist Marina Esposito, is brought in to try and help unlock Carly's memories of what happened that day. The race is on to solve the case before the Heartbreaker strikes again...
The Honeytrap: Part 4 (Chapters 20-30)
By Roberta Kray
The final part in this four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray.If Harry had known bumping into Ellen Shaw after all this time would end up like this, he would've turned around and walked away without a backward glance. She is a woman on the edge and he wants to help her, but he needs to get her to open up first. And that's not the only thing he's worried about. Jess is becoming increasingly concerned about Sylvie, especially now that it looks like she was involved with someone shady. Can Harry and Jess find her, and help Ellen, before it's too late?Full of strong characters and authentic East End gangland action, The Honeytrap is an enthralling read from the author of No Mercy and Streetwise.
The Honeytrap: Part 3 (Chapters 13-19)
By Roberta Kray
The third part in this four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray. A woman has been murdered and Harry was one of the last people to see her alive. Sylvie is still missing and even though Harry's in a bind with the police, he's relieved that the body they've found isn't his friend. But all these women keeping causing him nothing but trouble - Ellen, Sylvie, and now one of them has turned up dead. Not to mention that another one is out there somewhere, trying to buy a gun . . . But who's the priority? Which one is in the most peril? Full of strong characters and authentic East End gangland action, The Honeytrap is an enthralling read from the author of No Mercy and Streetwise.
The Honeytrap: Part 2 (Chapters 7-12)
By Roberta Kray
The second part in this four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray. When Harry gets the call from Jess telling him that Sylvie is missing, he's not too concerned. He's certain Jess is overreacting. It's more likely that Sylvie had to make a hasty exit than she's been targeted by her honeytrap mark. And he has other things to worry about - like Danny Street and Ellen Shaw.Still, better safe than sorry. But when he joins Jess at the bar, it soon becomes clear that something really is wrong. Sylvie is nowhere to be seen and Jess and Harry can't get through to her. Is there something more sinister going on than a simple honeytrap gone wrong?Full of strong characters and authentic East End gangland action, The Honeytrap is an enthralling read from the author of No Mercy and Streetwise.
The Honeytrap: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)
By Roberta Kray
The first part in this four-part ebook-serial from Roberta Kray - no one knows crime like Kray.Harry Lind isn't a huge fan of the honeytrap side of his detective business so when there are no male 'honeytraps' available for a client he takes a hell of a lot of convincing to step up. And then he runs into an old acquaintance when he's on the job and things get a lot worse. Ellen Shaw is trouble with a capital T but why is she talking to Danny Street, one of the most notorious gangsters in the East End? Suddenly, Harry feels as though he's about to get involved in a different kind of trap altogether . . .Full of strong characters and authentic East End gangland action, The Honeytrap is an enthralling read from the author of No Mercy and Streetwise.
Hotel of Seduction
By Marina Anderson
Are you ready for a weekend away at the Hotel of Seduction?Grace has won the man of her dreams - and her fantasies. Brooding, sensual, wealthy and handsome, their days and nights are filled with pleasure. But can this enigmatic man truly love her?Together they have set up a secret, exclusive hotel for adventurous couples, designed to open their guests' eyes to the darker, deeper side of desire. But one of the visitors has an agenda, and David is becoming distracted by a new arrival.As they explore the delights on offer, Grace realises this is a test: if she fails, she will lose David to his next passing fancy. If she succeeds, she will secure his love for ever, and he will finally invite her into his world . . .Take some time away and allow yourself to be seduced by the Hotel of Seduction.
The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)
By Kate Winter
'This romantic comedy is perfect for the beach or the garden and makes you think' Sun'Brilliant . . . full of mischief and pathos' Irish Independent In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order).Falling in love is never simple . . . When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
When an American national ascends the throne in China and begins a territorial war, Remo Williams and his martial arts master, Chiun, rush in to restore peace.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.