The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club
By Sophie Green
This winter, you are warmly invited to join the Fairvale Ladies book club . . . The perfect novel to curl up with on a cosy night in' (Hello)'This gorgeous book completely carried me away' (Jenny Ashcroft, author of Island in the East)'An absolute gem of a novel' (Better Reading Australia)---------1978. Life in Australia's vast Northern Territory isn't always easy. Telephones are not yet common, and the treacherous seasons make even travelling to the next town a struggle. But Sybil Baxter is finding a way to connect . . . Bringing together her daughter-in-law Kate, who is finding it hard to adjust to married life, and her old friend Rita, often far away working hard for the Flying Doctors, Sybil starts a book club. Joined by Sallyanne, a mother of three with a trouble marriage, and Della, who moved to the country looking for adventure, they come together to bond over their favourite stories.But as life throws up challenges to each of its members, the club might just provide these five women with what they need more than anything: a friendship capable of overcoming any distance and weathering all seasons. Join other readers in discovering the joy of Fairvale . . . 'A warm hearted, generous book . . . it was a pleasure and a comfort to come back to the characters each night' Virginia McGregor, author of Before I Was Yours'A book showing more kindness between its pages than any I have read before' NetGalley Reviewer'I didn't want this story to end and would happily spend time in this world each day' Amazon Reviewer'The story is timeless, the characters realistic and descriptions of the landscape breathtaking' Amazon Reviewer'Heartwarming and fulfilling' Australian Women's Weekly'Wonderfully atmospheric' Sunday MirrorPerfect for readers of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Sunday Lunch Club and The Lido.
I Know You Know
By Gilly Macmillan
For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer comes this clever, twisty and innovative new thriller by New York Times bestselling author Gilly Macmillan.'Vivid, smart, propulsive. A thoroughly immersive thriller' Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Page and Scott Ashby were murdered, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime but, decades later, questions still linger.For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood friends. Hoping to uncover new evidence, Cody starts a podcast to record his findings. But there are many people who don't want the case reopened, especially Charlie's mother, Jess, who decides to take matters into her own hands.When another body is found in the same location the boys were left decades before, the disturbing discovery launches another murder investigation. Now Detective John Fletcher, the investigator on the original case, must reopen his dusty files and decide if the two murders are linked. With his career in jeopardy, the clock is ticking and lives are in jeopardy...Praise for Gilly Macmillan: 'Amazing, gripping, beautifully written' Liane Moriarty'Deserves to stay on the bestseller list' Daily Mail'Electrifyingly good. An absolute firecracker of a thriller' Sunday Mirror'A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read' Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins'Literary suspense at its finest' Mary Kubica'Deceptively clever' Rosamund Lupton'Utterly gripping' Tim Weaver
Intrigue in Covent Garden
By Susanna Gregory
By January 1666, the plague has almost disappeared from London, leaving its surviving population diminished and in poverty. The resentment against those who had fled to the country turns to outrage as the court and its followers return, their licentiousness undiminished. The death of a well-connected physician, the mysterious sinking of a man-of-war in the Thames and the disappearance of a popular courtier are causing concern to Thomas Chaloner's employer. When instructed to investigate them all, he is irritated that he is prevented from gaining intelligence on the military preparations of the Dutch. Then he discovers common threads in all the cases, which seem linked to those planning to set a match to the powder keg of rebellion in the city.Battling a ferocious winter storm that causes serious damage to London's fabric, Chaloner is in a race against time to prevent the weakened city from utter destruction.
Island in the East
By Jenny Ashcroft
'Beautifully written and impressively researched, Island in the East is a stunner. Emotional, evocative and enthralling.' Kate Furnivall 'Evocative, absorbing. . . A rich and satisfying read' Gill Paul'Historical fiction at its atmospheric best' Red'A moving, stirring love story, and so richly atmospheric. I could practically feel the sweat prickling on my skin' Rachel RhysWith a sizzling love affair playing out against sisterly rivalry and epic family drama, Island in the East is the perfect read for fans of Victoria Hislop, Dinah Jefferies and Tracy Rees. ************** Two great loves. One shattering betrayal. A war that changes everything. Singapore, 1897 Harriet and Mae Grafton are twenty-year-old identical twins born from a scandalous affair. They grew up in India slighted by gossip and ostracised from polite society. They had each other and that was enough. But when their wealthy benefactor sends them to Singapore, they meet the mysterious Alex Blake and their relationship fractures with devastating consequences. 1941 Ivy Harcourt is posted to wartime Singapore amid the looming threat of Japanese invasion. Ivy knows the island will be a far cry from war-torn London, but she is totally unprepared for what awaits her: strangers from her grandmother Mae's past, an unstoppable love affair and a shattering secret that's been waiting to be uncovered . . . Vivid, authentic and utterly beautiful, Island in the East is evocative, atmospheric and romantic historical fiction at its very best. Praise for Jenny Ashcroft:'Exotic and mysterious - I was gripped by this complex tale' Dinah Jefferies'Beautifully described . . . A moving love story' Tracy Rees'It's impossible to put this book down.' Kate Riordan'A great read.' Judith Lennox 'A summer must-read' Red'Love, sisterly rivalry and betrayal are themes in this epic tale' My Weekly'Brilliant; everything romantic historical fiction should be.' Nicola Cornick'Absolutely brilliant' Kerry Fisher'Completely entrancing . . . Perfect escapism, beautifully written.' Emma Rous 'Evocative, lush and beautifully written, Island in the East is a gripping read.' Nikola Scott'First-class writing, brilliant characters, fascinating locations and gripping plots' Tracy Buchanan'Exquisitely written . . . unputdownable and unforgettable' Iona Grey 'A wonderful novel, full of mystery that kept me gripped until the end' Rachel Burton
I Really Didn't Think This Through
By Beth Evans
'This beautiful compilation of Beth's words and artwork will be a useful companion for anyone who is muddling through the early bits of adulthood with varying degrees of 'ARGH!'' Ruby Elliott (@rubyetc)Welcome To Adulthood!Hey, wait - where are you going...?Armed with her beloved illustrations, popular Instagram artist Beth Evans tackles a range of issues - from whimsical musings to deeply personal struggles - in this imaginative anti-guide to being your own person.
By Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman
The story of the relationship between the most devastating heavyweight boxer in history and the mentor who made him.When legendary boxing trainer Cus D'Amato saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed 'That's the heavyweight champion of the world'. D'Amato played a huge role in Tyson's formative years, legally adopting him at age sixteen, and shaping him both physically and mentally after years of living in poverty. He would train the young boxer for several years, dying just months before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.In Iron Ambition, Tyson shares the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever know about this singular cultural figure.
It Was Her
By Mark Hill
Do you want a thriller where nothing is as it seems?Twenty years ago, Tatia was adopted into a well-off home where she seemed happy, settled. Then the youngest boy in the family dies in an accident, and she gets the blame. Did she do it?Tatia is cast out, away from her remaining adopted siblings Joel and Poppy. Now she yearns for a home to call her own. So when she see families going on holiday, leaving their beautiful homes empty, there seems no harm in living their lives while they are gone. But somehow, people keep ending up dead.Did she kill them?As bodies start to appear in supposedly safe neighbourhoods, DI Ray Drake and DS Flick Crowley race to find the thinnest of links between the victims. But Drake's secret past is threatening to destroy everything.PRAISE FOR MARK HILL'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down'Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice'Grips from the start and never lets up' The Times 'Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him' Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Darkest Secret 'A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake' Mark Billingham, #1 bestselling author of Love Like Blood and In The Dark 'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!' Louise Voss
By Edwina Brocklesby
'If I can start to run at 50 and become the oldest British woman to complete an Ironman, everyone should realise it's never too late'At the age of 50, Eddie Brocklesby decided to run her first half marathon. Until that point, she'd done little running, and her exercise regime consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs. In common with so many people, any interest she'd shown in sport in her childhood had diminished as her adult life progressed, with spare time becoming ever more limited in the face of work and family commitments.After that event, and following the loss of her husband of thirty years to cancer, she completed a marathon. Now, 75 years old, the past twenty years has seen Eddie take part in marathons, triathlons and Ironman races across the globe and she has accrued many medals and awards.In Irongran, Eddie looks back on her life and explains just how she's managed to develop the energy to match the enthusiasm she's always had for an active lifestyle. She shares the difficulties she's experienced in her sporting endeavours, and explains how she's managed to overcome them. Eddie is passionate about the health and wellbeing of our ageing population and provides up to date research about why keeping active in later years is so important, along with guidance about how to remain full of life in your later years.
By Margaret Yorke
After serving ten years of a life sentence for murder, Stephen Dawes was released on licence to start a new life. But Stephen could not let the past bury itself - he alone knew he had not killed his wife Marcia.As Stephen set out to reconstruct Marcia's last hours - the time she must have spent plotting a suicide meant to look like a murder - he gradually began to realise that nothing was as it had seemed . . . And that he was chasing a murderer himself - and putting his own life in jeopardy.INTIMATE KILL is a superlative crime mystery full of twists and turns - with new surprises around every bend.
By Val McDermid
Discover the breathtaking new novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .'A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable.As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . .'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent
I See You
By Gregg Hurwitz
A gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy selections ORPHAN X and YOU'RE NEXT.When bestselling thriller writer Andrew Danner wakes up in a hospital bed with no idea how he got there, he is horrified to be told that he is responsible for the murder of his ex-fiancee. In the resulting celebrity trial, Drew is exonerated on the grounds of temporary insanity caused by a recent brain tumour. But he still has no idea if he did kill Genevieve, and is desperate to find out. Haunted by what appear to be his bizarre night-time actions - did he really cut his own foot with a knife? - Drew is shocked when another woman is discovered dead, murdered in the same way as Genevieve. Trying to clear his name and understand what's happening to him, Drew enlists the help of a tame forensic scientist, a sympathetic detective, his staunch friend Chic who has helpful underworld connections, and an over-confident teenager. Can Drew discover what really happened that night and unmask the real killer?
If You Knew Her
By Emily Elgar
'A stunning example of psychological suspense' Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times bestselling author of I SEE YOU******THE PERFECT LIFE . . . OR THE PERFECT LIE?Cassie had it all - the fairytale wedding, the stunning home, the perfect husband. But when she arrives on the intensive care ward at St Catherine's hospital in a coma, it soon becomes clear that she has a secret; a secret that changes everything.Alice, the chief nurse on the ward, begins to feel a connection with Cassie and can't help but wonder if things are not quite as they seem.Frank, another patient, can hear and see everything around him but cannot communicate. He understands that Cassie's life is in danger and only he holds the truth, which no one can know and he cannot tell . . . A gripping and emotional story about a young woman fighting to survive and the shocking secret that could destroy her. If you like Clare Mackintosh, Caz Frear, Jane Corry, Adele Parks, Laura Marshall, Amanda Prowse or Louise Jensen then you will be hooked by this psychological thriller. ******Readers are gripped by IF YOU KNEW HER . . .'A delicious thriller of a book' Goodreads Reviewer'Brilliant and cleverly crafted' Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Husband's Wife'An addictive read . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!' The Chloe Douglas Blog'A stunning example of psychological suspense' Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times number one bestseller of I See You and I Let You Go'A wonderfully insidious build-up of tension' Guardian'I had a hard time putting this book down' Goodreads Reviewer'A stand-out debut that's utterly gripping' Amazon Reviewer'Very clever, intricately woven plot that twists and turns' Amazon Reviewer
In The Dark
By Mark Billingham
Discover the second of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In The Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks - continuing from number one bestseller Time of Death.'Billingham produces an astonishing final twist'Sunday TelegraphA rainy night in London. Shots are fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement, ploughing into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is far more sinister...One life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger; an ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. Two weeks away from giving birth, how will she deal with a world where death is an occupational hazard?In a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, anything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come.The hugely acclaimed latest novel in Mark Billingham's bestselling series, Love Like Blood, is out now.
I'm Not with the Band
By Sylvia Patterson
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2016 'Celebratory and elegiac' Guardian 'A roller-coaster memoir' Sunday Times 'Funny, anecdote-packed, nostalgic but also very touching' The Pool'Patterson fillets out the pretentious bones of pop, leaving its glistening meat' Observer This is a three-decade survivor's tale . . . a scenic search for elusive human happiness through music, magazines, silly jokes, stupid shoes, useless blokes, hopeless homes, booze, drugs, love, loss, A&E, death, disillusion and hope. In 1986, Sylvia Patterson boarded a train to London armed with a tea-chest full of vinyl records, a peroxide quiff and a dream: to write about music, for ever. She got her wish. Escaping a troubled home, Sylvia embarks on a lifelong quest to discover The Meaning of It All. The problem is she's mostly hanging out with flaky pop stars, rock 'n' roll heroes and unreliable hip-hop legends. As she encounters music's biggest names, she is confronted by glamour and tragedy; wisdom and lunacy; drink, drugs and disaster. And Bros. Here is Madonna in her Earth Mother phase, flinging her hands up in horror at one of Sylv's Very Stupid Questions. Prince compliments her shoes while Eminem threatens to kill her. She shares fruit with Johnny Cash, make-up with Amy Winehouse and several pints with the Manics' lost soul-man Richey Edwards. She finds the Beckhams fragrant in LA, a Gallagher madferrit in her living room and Shaun Ryder and Bez as you'd expect, in Jamaica. From the 80s to the present day, I'm Not with the Band is a funny, barmy, utterly gripping chronicle of the last thirty years in music and beyond. It is also the story of one woman's wayward search for love, peace and a wonderful life. And whether, or not, she found them.
If You Dare
By Erica Spindler
THE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ERICA SPINDLERPraise for Erica Spindler'Forces you to turn each page' Daily Mail'Absolutely can't put it down' Lisa GardnerFace your fear. Uncover the truth.It's been three months since that night - the night that Detective Micki Dare almost died. Physically, she's healed but the nightmares remain, and she can't shake the feeling that more happened that night than her partner Detective Zach Harris is telling her. The only thing she can do is try to carry on as normal and solve the latest case she and Zach have been assigned to.A string of brutal home invasions are rocking the city and the families targeted have nothing in common. Why were these victims chosen? The deeper Micki and Zach go into the case, the more they realise something isn't right. There's something . . . familiar about the person doing this - and it's a familiarity Micki has been trying to forget. Suddenly, this case is hitting too close to home and Micki has to decide if she really wants to learn the truth about that night . . .
By Russell Andrews
When a burglary goes wrong on the opening night of his new restaurant, Jack Keller is left a widower and suffering from several bullet wounds... Suffering from emotional and physical turmoil Jack becomes a recluse, until Kid Demeter, a young man Jack once regarded as a son and who is now a formidable physiotherapist, bullies him into better health. Then Kid is found dead, but Jack cannot accept the view that his death was either accidental or suicide. Knowing he owes Kid for getting his own life back on track, Jack starts to investigate Kid's personal life and discovers he was a serial womaniser. He begins to identify and locate these women, but every time he speaks to one of them they end up dead. Then, as he edges closer to the truth of Kid's death, he realises that his wife's murder was the catalyst of all that followed...Praise for Russell Andrews'With deft characterisation and pacy writing, Icarus marks Russell Andrews out as a real contender in the thriller stakes' Irish Independent'I defy you to figure out who dunnit, why they dunnit, or how they dunnit' Janet Evanovich
I See You
By Clare Mackintosh
The twisty, gripping number one bestseller from Richard and Judy Book Club winner Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go. Winner of the Richard and Judy Summer Book Club 2017When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .If you like Shari Lapena, Paula Hawkins, Rachel Abbott, B A Paris, Fiona Barton, Ruth Ware and CL Taylor, you'll love this gripping psychological thriller.**Let Me Lie, the sensational new thriller by Clare Mackintosh, is available now**Praise for I See You:'[Clare Mackintosh] hits the jackpot again with a breathless thriller based on a brilliant idea . . . This is an excellent race-against-time thriller with shoals of red herrings to tease and taunt readers all the way. It's a must-finish-at-all-costs job' Daily Mail'A chilling and original story that should make everybody reconsider the predictability of their behaviour - kept me reading until dawn', Rachel Abbott, author of The Sixth Window'Accomplished, Addictive and Thought-Provoking - you'll never feel the same about taking the tube again' B A Paris, author of The Breakdown and Behind Closed Doors'I See You stands out from the crowd with flawless plotting and an eye for detail which will send a satisfying chill through its readers. I loved it!' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer'Wonderfully sinister. Had me looking over my shoulder every time I travelled on the tube' Fiona Barton, author of The Widow'Compelling and suffused with menace' Sunday Mirror'Heart-stoppingly excellent' CL Taylor, author of The Lie'I See You is both a compelling portrayal of modern family life and a superbly twisty thriller that keeps you guessing until the very last page. An edge of the seat read' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat'Anyone who's ever looked over their shoulder when they heard footsteps behind them, or quickened their pace in a deserted underpass, will shudder with recognition at Clare Mackintosh's deliciously creepy tale of urban paranoia' Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark, Dark Wood'I was gripped from the very first page. Creepy and compelling with a twist I didn't see coming. I loved it' Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters'As creepy as they come . . . We raced through this deeply unsettling thriller in two days . . . and looked over our shoulder the whole time' Heat'Another edge-of-your-seat thriller . . . a terrifyingly plausible plot and gasp-inducing ending' Good Housekeeping'With I See You, Clare Mackintosh has achieved something not every author can and produced a book superior to her phenomenal debut. I had chills the entire way through and I can't wait to read whatever she comes up with next' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You
By Clive Cussler
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe twelfth hair-raising Dirk Pitt thriller, which sees the adventurer hunt for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold, before the richest prize known to man is lost forever.A call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well, high in the Andes. There he confronts a band of ruthless art thieves, who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts.But soon Dirk Pitt faces even graver danger, as he searches for a lost Spanish galleon and hunts for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. And in a desperate race against time, Pitt must track down a sacred site - before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world forever...'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
If They Could See Me Now
By Denise Welch
'Absolutely loved it - thought-provoking and moving' - Susan Lewis'I loved it. A really cracking read' - Martina ColeDenise Welch's first novel is perfect for fans of Susan Lewis, Martina Cole, Amanda Prowse and Tracey Buchanan.They all think her life is perfectHarper is a beautiful woman, pampered by her attractive, wealthy husband, living in a gorgeous home. From the outside, everything looks wonderful. But they don't see what happens behind closed doorsHarper is fifty-three. Her perfect husband is a bully, who criticises her looks, her housekeeping and her parenting. Then a nasty anonymous letter makes her question everything she knows about her familyHarper has never had to strike out on her own. But she doesn't recognise the downtrodden woman looking back at her in the mirror. Can Harper Clarke find the strength to start her life all over again?
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Guess who's coming to dinner?Take a couple of techno-geniuses on the wrong side of the law, add a politician so corrupt his quest for the presidency is quite promising, then throw in a secret civilization of freaky, subterranean dwellers who haven't seen daylight in a long time - it all adds up to one big pain for Remo.It's not as if he doesn't have enough problems with Chiun or with CURE yanking his chain at every turn. But a diabolical father-son team of uber-inventors are now self-styled gods of the Mole People, turning a network of abandoned mines into an underground city -thanks to an army of albino cannibals and truckloads of unsuspecting slave labour from terra firma. Sure, the Destroyer has taken on fetid, flesh-eating monsters and smart-ass psychos before, but now there's a bigger threat looming within the House of Sinanju -something impossible, unthinkable. . . and disastrously real.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.