A Place to Lie
By Rebecca Griffiths
In a dark, dark woodIn Summer 1990, Caroline and Joanna are sent to stay with their great aunt, Dora, to spend their holidays in a sunlit village near the Forest of Dean. The countryside is a welcome change from the trauma they know back home in the city; a chance to make the world a joyful playground again. But in the shadowy woods at the edge of the forest hide secrets that will bring their innocence to a distressing end and make this a summer they will never forget.There was a dark, dark houseYears later, a shocking act of violence sends Joanna back to Witchwood. In her great aunt's lonely and dilapidating cottage, she will attempt to unearth the secrets of that terrifying summer and come to terms with the haunting effects it has left on her life. But in her quest to find answers, who can she trust? And will she be able to survive the impending danger from those trying to bury the truth?
The Paris Seamstress
By Natasha Lester
**THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER is now available to pre-order in ebook**THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Fascinating and impeccably researched' GILL PAUL'A fantastically engrossing story. I love it' KELLY RIMMER'A beautiful story in every way' THE LADY'Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book' RACHEL BURTONOne of the MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR - Publishers WeeklyCrossing generations, society's boundaries and international turmoil, The Paris Seamstress is a beguiling, transporting story perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi.********************************************What must Estella sacrifice to make her mark?1940: Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier.2015: Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.MORE PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER...'If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love this book' Sally Hepworth'A gorgeously rich and romantic novel' Kate Forsyth'Stunning . . . Will have you captivated' Liz Byrski'This romance will have you enchanted' Woman's Day'Natasha Lester is our generation's Louisa May Alcott' Tess Woods'What a GEM!' Sara Foster'Natasha Lester brings bold, brave women to life' Courier Mail 'I love this book' Rachael Johns'Exquisite!' Vanessa Carnevale'Engaging' Herald Sun'An essential addition to Australian fiction' AusRomToday'Utterly compelling' Good Reading 'Emotion that will touch your heart and soul deeply' Jodi Gibson 'Fascinating, evocative and meticulously researched' Annabel Abbs'Entertaining and provocative' Perth Festival 'Lester has woven a fine, original story of everlasting quality.' BetterReading 'A captivating tale' Daily Examiner 'A delightful and multi-faceted romp through the jazz era' Natalie Salvo'Excellent historical fiction' The Book Muse 'You will love this even if you're not a regular reader of historical fiction' Jess Just Reads 'Storytelling at its finest' Great Reads & Tea Leaves
By Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry
An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between bestsellers Diana Gabaldon and Steve Berry .What happens when you bring together the 18th-century world of Diana Gabaldon and Steve Berry's modern-day hero Cotton Malone? The result is a rollercoaster ride of a short story set in the wilds of Scotland and spanning several centuries.For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!
A Party in San Niccolo
By Christobel Kent
'In the far distance, the great terracotta dome of the cathedral appeared, like a mirage shimmering in the heat haze . . .'Gina Donovan arrives in Florence on a beautiful spring morning to stay with an old friend. She is hoping for nothing more than a break from her demanding young family, but as she soon finds out, this most ancient and beautiful of cities has its dark side. Within hours of her arrival, Gina meets the elegant Frances Richardson, who invites her to her birthday party. As Gina learns, Frances' party is the highlight of the expatriate calendar. This year it is to be held in the gardens beneath the city's medieval wall.However, as Gina's week in Florence unfolds and the party draws near, a terrible discovery is made. And no one in this close-knit community is free of suspicion . . .
The Postnatal Depletion Cure
By Dr Oscar Serrallach
It's all too common to hear new mums talk about 'baby brain' and extreme fatigue. But what if it wasn't the physical toll of giving birth, breastfeeding or chasing a toddler that was sapping your strength? What it if was something deeper? Dr. Oscar Serallach has spent his medical career witnessing women fail hormonally, nutritionally and emotionally to get back on their feet after having a baby. The true cause? A syndrome he calls postnatal depletion. THE POSTNATAL DEPLETION CURE is the first book to name the syndrome and to offer a practical programme to help mothers replenish their bodies after having a baby. The book includes a comprehensive guide to the nutrients women need to enhance organ function and balance hormones, along with advice on how to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine and get necessary rest, despite the demands of motherhood. Filled with prescriptive takeaways and many success stories, THE POSTNATAL DEPLETION CURE will help mothers be the best they can be physically and emotionally.
The Perfect Mother
By Aimee Molloy
***Don't miss this instant New York Times bestseller***Soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal's Kerry Washington. We all want different things. Francie wants to be the perfect mother. Nell wants to escape the past. Collette wants to spend more time with her family.All Winnie wants is to have her baby back.When Nell suggests a night out in Brooklyn to her new mums club, the others jump at the chance. But the evening takes a tragic turn when single mother Winnie learns that her six-week-old son Midas has been kidnapped.As the investigation hits a dead end, Nell, Collette and Francie make it their mission to succeed where the police are failing and bring baby Midas home. But as Winnie and those around her come under scrutiny from the media, damaging secrets come to light and friendships are pushed to the limit.Because people will do almost anything to protect the ones they love . . .Don't miss this addictive page-turner, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Girl on the Train
By Carla Valentine
Part memoir and part manifesto, Valentine's book lifts the lid on daily life in the mortuary . . . Valentine bares her own soul . . . with visceral attention to physical and emotional detail - Wendy Moore, GuardianA fascinating portrait . . . one seriously intriguing read - GlamourA grisly topic, but a glorious read - Mail on SundayA day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list.Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investigating the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out. Fascinating and insightful, Past Mortems reveals the truth about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes . . .
The Point Of Murder
By Margaret Yorke
'She went on making sounds in her throat, her eyes rolling frantically. Breathing heavily, he held her down...She freed a hand and pounded at him, but her didn't feel her blows; then she scratched his face and he released her mouth for a moment. Sandra screamed very loudly, and went on screaming. He had to stop the noise.'It has been the result of a chance encounter, Gary had never intended to kill the girl. But as his initial panic subsided he realised that there had been a witness, someone whose death he would now have to plan - in a premeditated, cold-blooded way . . .
By Angela Marsons
The dead don't tell secrets... unless you listen.The girl's smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess.Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A 'body farm' investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime.Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It's clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work - but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next?As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer's secrets - but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim ...?The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.What readers are saying about Play DeadI read this book in one sitting, yes it really was that good ... the perfect crime thriller, well plotted, great characters, suspense ... and the most deviant and chilling serial killer... Utterly gripping and it's certainly going to be in my top reads of 2016 ... 5 stars out of 5 plus a glass of wine (to steady my nerves, after reading such a heart-pounding crime thriller).' The Book Review CaféWow wow wow I absolutely freaking loved it and without a shadow of doubt this is the best one yet... with this one being more gritty and tense. You crime book fans are seriously going to love it. If you haven't read any yet this can be read as a standalone although I would advise reading the series. It's too good not to miss... I cannot recommend this book enough it's flippin fantastic or like they say in the Black Country Supa' smashin' great read!'Chelle's book reviews 'Hooks you and reels you in ... Life gets put on hold until you've finished the latest offering in her AMAZING Kim Stone series ... utterly fantastic.' Reading Room with a ViewWow. Give me a minute while I catch my breath, because I've just finished the latest Angela Marson's book... Ingest it by any means, just make sure you do. It is a riveting, blood-tingling, pulse pounding read that will take you on the journey that will play on your mind long after you've finished reading. Caroline-WritesThis may well be the best thriller I have ever read. I could hardly breathe with the suspense and it was definitely a hardship to wrench myself away from the action. Redheaded Bookworm'I defy anyone to turn away from the page. I was glued to this book...a truly gripping and , at times, terrifying story. Book Addict Shaun'The best book I've read all year so far ...Dark, intense, spine-tingling and absolutely perfect.' The Bookshelf Blog'A thrilling, tense and nail biting read' Best Crime Books & More'Wow, I didn't think Angela Marsons DI Kim Stone series could get any better, but this one really has blown me away! Fast paced and tension filled, I loved every second of this rollercoaster of a ride. How soon can the next one be released? A highly recommended 5 star read.' Cal Turner Reviews'Play Dead is fast paced, has a complex mystery, and great, well-developed characters. I did not want to put it down (so I just kept reading).'Bibliophile and avid reader
The Payment: Part 4 (chapters 23-35)
By Roberta Kray
THE FINAL PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYI don't mind a challenge, especially when the odds are stacked in my favour. My last guest was a snivelling wretch, always crying, always pleading, as if any of that nonsense was going to make a damn bit of difference. Ava Gold is going to make up for all the disappointments of my life, all the tedious days and tiresome nights. If she behaves, I'll treat her well - I'm not in the business of making people suffer unnecessarily - but I won't be disobeyed . . .Ava wants to believe Chris is innocent of the crime he's accused of but the more digging she does, the worse it looks for him. And there's still the issue of Holly and what Ava's been hiding from the police to sort out. Ava doesn't think things can get any worse but she has no idea how wrong she is, because the man who's been watching her has decided the time for watching is over. He's ready to act . . .Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray: 'Once you start to read you can't put it down' 'Full of twists and turns' 'Love this writer, great read' 'Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'
The Payment: Part 3 (chapters 14-22)
By Roberta Kray
THE THIRD PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYI'm keeping an eye on Ava Gold just in case her routine changes. The attack will be swift and silent, a lesson in efficiency. If you're going to do a job, you have to do it properly. It's a satisfying feeling having everything in place. I know there's always room for error, but careful planning goes a long way towards a successful outcome. The devil, as they say, is in the detail. Ava Gold is in trouble. Holly is still missing, there are now two dead bodies, and Chris Street is in the frame for at least one of those murders. Then there are the anonymous notes she keeps receiving, not to mention that Lee Bullen won't leave her alone. She knows that she should tell the police what she knows about Holly, but there's so much going on she doesn't know what to deal with first. And that means she's too distracted to notice that the most dangerous threat is getting closer and closer . . .The final part of The Payment is also available to download now!Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray: 'Once you start to read you can't put it down' 'Full of twists and turns' 'Love this writer, great read' 'Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'
The Payment: Part 2 (Chapters 7-13)
By Roberta Kray
THE SECOND PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYI'm more than aware that Ava Gold isn't the perfect choice, but I can't resist a challenge. I'm the sort of man who likes to throw a little danger into the mix. Now that the decision's made, I feel at ease, almost peaceful. It won't be long before my cage has an occupant, an exotic bird to keep me company. Let the game commence.Ava Gold is beginning to wish she'd never tried to help Holly, but now that her coat has turned up covered in what could be Holly's blood, Ava knows she can't just walk away. Holly is missing and the police don't know where to start looking for her, but Ava does. As Ava begins her own hunt for Holly, she's unaware that another hunt is about to begin - one in which Ava is the hunted . . .Part three of The Payment is also available to download now!Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray: 'Once you start to read you can't put it down' 'Full of twists and turns' 'Love this writer, great read' 'Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'
The Payment: Part 1 (Chapters 1-6)
By Roberta Kray
THE FIRST PART IN THE ADDICTIVE NEW 4-PART EBOOK-SERIAL FROM ROBERTA KRAY. NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAYYou think you know who I am. Five seconds is all it takes to sum me up and dismiss me. But a man needs company, and I want a woman who's worth the effort. There's no rush, though. I'm not going to make the same mistake twice. As I've found to my cost, bodies are hard to get rid of.Ava Gold is working the late shift as a cabbie when she picks up a passenger, a young woman named Holly, who's worse for wear. Not knowing where to drop her off, Ava ends up letting Holly crash at her place - but she will regret this act of kindness come the morning. Because opening her home up in this way sets Ava on a dangerous path. It's a path that leads to missing women, murder and the one man she's been trying to stay away from: local nightclub owner, Chris Street. And it also brings her to the attention of another man, a man no one is watching but who's been watching Ava for a very long time . . .Part two of The Payment is also available to now!Read what people are saying about Roberta Kray:'Once you start to read you can't put it down''Full of twists and turns''Love this writer, great read''Brilliant and gripping from beginning to end'
Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
By Carole Matthews
A GORGEOUS READ THAT'S 'GOOD FOR THE SOUL' Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses is Top 5 Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews at her outstanding best. A heart-warming and poignant novel of romance, family and second chances.5-star reader reviews for Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses'Highly recommended''I loved this story. An adult fairytale''I was hooked from the first chapter''A must read''I loved it and can't wait to read more from this author'Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It's not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. From intricately designed cards to personalised gifts, Christie's flair for the handmade knows no bounds and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking.Christie can see a future full of hope and possibility for her and Finn - and if the handsome Max is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking. And then, all of sudden, her world is turned upside down. Christie knows that something has to give, but can she really give up her dreams and the chance of real love? Will Christie find her happy ending in . . . Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses.'A gorgeous novel that will delight' KATIE FFORDE
By N.J. Fountain
Painkiller is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Gift and Dear Amy.'If you've been left with a Girl on the Train-shaped shaped hole in your life, this book will undoubtedly fill it' Evening StandardMonica suffers from chronic neuropathic pain. Every second of her life is spent in agony, and she is coping with it the best she can. However, there are whole years of her life which are a blur to her.But when she finds a suicide note, written in her handwriting, she begins to question everything. She has no memory of writing it - so who did? And if someone tried to kill her once, what's to say they won't try again . . .
A Plague On Both Your Houses
By Susanna Gregory
For the twentieth anniversary of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue the first three books with beautiful new series-style covers.Matthew Bartholomew, unorthodox but effective physician to Michaelhouse college in medieval Cambridge, is as worried as anyone about the pestilence that is ravaging Europe and seems to be approaching England. But he is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse - a death the University authorities do not want investigated. But Matt is determined to get to the truth, leading him into a tangle of lies and intrigue that cause him to question the innocence of his closest friends - and even his family - just as the Black Death finally arrives...A Plague on Both Your Houses is the book that introduced Matthew Bartholomew to the world.
By Seth Casteel
Photographer Seth Casteel's underwater photographs of dogs and babies have captivated an international audience. Now, Seth has found the perfect way to capture our other best friends: cats!A beautiful, funny gift book with more than 80 previously unpublished photographs, Pounce reveals adorable cats and kittens as they pounce and jump through the air, arms outstretched - all in Casteel's signature up-close, mid-action style.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
One by one, America's most corrupt public servants are dying violent deaths. It seems the Morals and Ethics Behavior Establishment - MAEBE - is cleaning up the political menu so that their own candidate, Orville Flicker, will succeed in his manipulative campaign to win the Oval Office. Can Remo and Chiun stop the bad guys from getting whacked?Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
A Pound of Prevention
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Something funny is going on in the East African nation of Luzuland...and it's more than just the usual civil unrest or military coup. Organised crime lords are converging for what looks like an underworld summit, and Dr. Harold Smith dispatches Remo for a look-see and quiet, effective neutralisation!Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.
Prophet Of Doom
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Everybody with a spare million is lining up at the gates of Ranch Ragnarok, home to Esther Clear Seer's Church of the Absolute and Incontrovertible Truth. Here an evil yellow smoke shrouds an ancient oracle that offers glimpses into the future.But when young virgins start disappearing, CURE smells something more than a scam. Here in Wyoming, East and West are about to fulfill an ancient prophecy. For Apollo himself, Zeus's own wild boy, is set to unleash a power greater than any seen in two millenia.He's got a score to settle - and Remo is the lucky sacrificial vessel.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.