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  • The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

    By Jessica Sorensen
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    Jessica Sorensen
    THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORI remember everything about that day, like the images have been burned into my brain by a branding iron. But I wish they would blow away in the wind.Callie has grown up keeping her feelings locked away from the outside world, and as her painful past threatens to consume her life, most days it's a struggle just to breathe.For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence has been the only way to survive, until one night when Callie and Kayden's worlds collide.After that moment, Kayden can't stop thinking about Callie and when they end up at the same college, he does everything in his power to convince her that it isn't coincidence, it's fate.Lose yourself in the New York Times bestselling sensation that is enchanting readers everywhere -- discover an addictive story filled with unforgettable characters, intense passion and heart-stopping romance.
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  • A Case of Spirits

    By Peter Lovesey
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    Peter Lovesey
    The spiritualist movement has captivated Victorian society: 'sensitivities' and reaching out to the dead are highly in vogue. But the séance is also the perfect cover-up for fraud, or worse, by some decidedly less authentic individuals. As Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray investigate one such instance resulting in an art-theft, they are drawn into a dark and unsettling world, where it is almost impossible to see who is telling the truth. A medium has been murdered, and the suspects are a mix of the eccentric and the highly unsavoury . . .

    The Caveman's Valentine

    By George Dawes Green
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    George Dawes Green
    Romulus Ledbetter has discovered a frozen corpse outside his front door. A fairly unusual circumstance as it is - but even more so as Romulus' front door is a cave in Central Park. A former musical prodigy, Romulus opted out of society and has been living a life of deluded paranoia in the cave for some time. His version of events, involving drug abuse, sexual deviancy and a criminally-inclined celebrity, are viewed with understandable scepticism by the police officers on the case. So Romulus has no choice but to find out what happened on his own...

    The Casual Vacancy

    By J.K. Rowling
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    J.K. Rowling
    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it first seems.And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
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    A Certain Freedom

    By Evelyn Hood
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    Evelyn Hood
    After the death of his wife, Hamilton Forsyth scandalises the small Ayrshire town of Saltcoats by departing for pastures unknown. His three adult children are left reeling with shock - and with the family ironmongery shop to run. Walter, son and heir, looks set to manage the business and marry the suitable Clarissa Pinkerton but drops a bombshell on his sisters by saying he's going to marry the housemaid Sarah who is pregnant. Unable to tolerate the housemaid becoming mistress of their house, the girls find there are few choices within their social structure. Reluctantly, Belle moves in with her meddling Aunt Beatrice. Tarred with the brush of her brother's behaviour and thwarted in love, Morna moves down the social scale and into a boarding house. Gradually, she finds her feet, a job as a teacher - and an interest in the suffragette movement. Belle's main interest lies elsewhere - with Samuel Gilmartin, an attractive rogue with a head for business and an eye for the main change. She in turn scandalises society by marrying him...
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  • Cursed in the Blood

    By Sharan Newman
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    Sharan Newman
    Adjusting to her role as a new mother, the young Catherine LeVendeur is looking forward to life at home in Paris. But when her nobleman husband, Edgar, learns that two of his brothers have been murdered, her peace is shattered. Honour dictates that he must return to Scotland to avenge their deaths and, despite what awaits them in his war-torn homeland, Catherine and the baby accompany him.Reaching Scotland, Catherine is shocked by Edgar's tyrannical father, and the cold secrecy of the rest of his family. As soon as Edgar is away from home, the family expel Catherine from their care, leaving her seeking refuge in a strange country ravaged by civil war. Searching desperately for her husband, she knows it is far more important to discover who despises Edgar's family so much that they would try to destroy its whole lineage - including her infant son.

    A Cottage by the Sea

    By Carole Matthews
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    Carole Matthews
    Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick forever. The late-night chats, shared heartaches and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. When Ella invites them to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change of scenery will help her reconnect with her distant husband. Then Flick arrives; loveable, bubbly, incorrigible Flick, accompanied by the handsome and charming Noah. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...Join Grace, Ella and Flick for a week of love, laughter, tears and friendship in A Cottage by the Sea
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    The Chocolate Lovers' Diet

    By Carole Matthews
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    Carole Matthews
    Survival tips for times of stress:1. Take deep breaths2. Count to ten3. Eat chocolateLucy thought she had got her happily ever after with the gorgeous Aidan but things aren't turning out the way she had hoped they would. But she's not the only one with problems - Autumn's new boyfriend has yet to meet her parents, Nadia's husband has sworn he's given up gambling but she's finding that hard to believe, and Chantal is doing all she can to save her marriage. It's clear that these girls are going to need a lot of chocolate.
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    The Chocolate Lovers' Club

    By Carole Matthews
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    Carole Matthews
    A sweet and delicious treat from the multi-million-copy-selling Carole Matthews. Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.For Lucy Lombard, there's nothing that chocolate can't cure. From heartache to headaches, it's the one thing she knows that she can rely on - and she's not alone. Fellow chocolate addicts Autumn, Nadia and Chantal share her passion and together they form a select group known as The Chocolate Lovers' Club. Whenever there's a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a cafe called Chocolate Heaven. And with a cheating boyfriend, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband and a loveless marriage, there's always plenty to discuss . . .
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  • The Colour Of Law

    By Mark Gimenez
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    Mark Gimenez
    A. Scott Fenney is a hotshot corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, in the prime of his life, he rakes in $750,000 a year, drives a Ferrari and comes home every night to a mansion in Dallas's most exclusive neighbourhood. He also comes home to one of Dallas's most beautiful women, with whom he has a much-loved daughter, Boo. For Fenney, life could not be better. But when a senator's son is killed in a hit-and-run, Fenney is asked by the state judge to put his air-conditioned lifestyle on hold to defend the accused: a black, heroin-addicted prostitute - a very different client to the people Fenney usually represents. And, more importantly, she is not going be paying Ford Stevens $350 an hour for the privilege of his services. Under fire from all sides, Fenney drafts in a public defender to take the case on. Yet as Scott prepares to hand over to Bobby, he feels increasingly guilty about the path he is taking, because Scott still believes in the principle of justice. The question is: does he believe in it strongly enough to jeopardise everything in his life he holds dear? And to what lengths is the dead man's power-hungry father prepared to go to test Fenney's resolve?
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  • Cop To Corpse

    By Peter Lovesey
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    Peter Lovesey
    In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman - the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The emergency services are summoned. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene, which is confined by the river on one side and a massive retaining wall on the other. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden - and is himself attacked and left for dead.Enter Peter Diamond, Bath's burly CID chief. Middle-aged and not built for action, he pits himself and his team against the killer in a hunt that will test his physical powers to the limit...
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    The Contractor

    By George Brown
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    George Brown
    Malaysia: 1974. The CIA's most incriminating secret of recent years is about to be exposed. Somewhere, in deep cover, an agent known only as The Contractor has managed to penetrate the enemy's very core and supply information that has proven invaluable. But the price he must pay for it is higher than he could ever have imagined.The CIA is prepared to do whatever it must to keep its dirty secrets hidden. As the noose tightens, three men and one beautiful woman are caught up in a deadly pursuit that takes them from the steamy streets of Bangkok, across the jungle of Thailand, to the lonely, dangerous seas . . .A stunningly authentic novel of intrigue and violence, from a master storyteller

    Christmas is Murder

    By Val McDermid
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    Val McDermid
    Spend Christmas with this deadly duo of classic crime short stories, by number one Sunday Times bestseller Val McDermidIn this collection of two short stories, the peace of a picture-perfect Christmas in the Cotswolds is shattered by an unexpected turn of events, and DI Maggie Staniforth takes centre stage in a deadly tale of hardship at Christmas.Containing all of the atmosphere and tension of Val McDermid's masterful crime novels, Christmas is Murder is the perfect short read to settle down with this festive season. * Includes the first chapter of Val McDermid's latest Sunday Times bestselling novel, Broken Ground - out now*Praise for Queen of Crime, Val McDermid:'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent'Beguiling . . . A compulsively readable tale' Irish Times'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily ExpressThis duo of short stories contains 'A Traditional Christmas' and 'A Wife in a Million'.

    Cumberland's Cradle

    By Derek Wilson
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    Derek Wilson
    Lanner Castle is a forbidding gothic building on an island in tiny Loch Huich. The locals know little about its present owner, the reclusive Mr Robertson, except that he is wealthy, writes antiquarian books and owns most of the comprehensive accumulation of torture instruments in private hands. But there are those who know more about Robertson and his past - and of those people he is terrified.When a sudden series of dark omens strikes at the very heart of Lanner Castle, Robertson calls in security expert Tim Lacy to install a state-of-the-art intruder-proof system and goes into hiding. But Lacy cannot prevent the pride of the gruesome collection, Cumberland's Cradle, from being stolen. Two days later, Robertson is found fatally reunited with his property and Lacy must run head-on towards the greatest danger he has ever faced...

    The Camargue Brotherhood

    By Derek Wilson
    Authors:
    Derek Wilson
    At a meeting in East London, art dealer Catherine Lacy is shown six paintings from a previously undiscovered artist, Aristide Bertrand, who moved in the same circles as Van Gogh. She is enormously excited, but her husband, security expert Tim Lacy, is less than thrilled when the agent concerned is fished out of the Thames.Despite the danger, and swayed by the potential importance of this discovery, Lacy finally agrees that their new associate, Emma Kerr, should go to Provence - with veteran George Martin to keep an eye on her. Within days, Emma is abducted, and Lacy himself must go looking for her. But each time he gets a step closer to finding Emma, a new mystery comes to light, and finally he is faced with a terrifying new foe: the Camargue Brotherhood, who are prepared to protect Bertrand's work at any cost...

    Charleston

    By John Jakes
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    John Jakes
    Charleston follows the lives, loves and shifting fortunes of the unforgettable Bell family from the American Revolution through the turbulent years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into American history as only he can, John Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harbouring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all.
  • Cockney Waif

    By Elizabeth Waite
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    Elizabeth Waite
    Patsy Kent is just fourteen when her beloved mother Ellen dies of consumption in November 1918. The pregant but unmarries Ellen had fled her respectable family and landed up in Tooting, desperate to find somewhere to live and a place to work. Thus she found Florrie Holmes' place in Strathmore Street. Patsy, born there, has grown up surrounded by loving people who more than compensate for the lack of a family. On her mother's death Patsy gets a job in the same market where Ellen had worked. At sixteen she is pretty and innocent, so that when she meets the gipsy Johnny Jackson at a fair she is bowled over. Hop-picking in Kent with the Jackson clan tarnishes her illusions but then Patsy becomes pregnant and the ill-suited pair marry. Divorce isn't on for people like her; when she really falls in love, with kindle Eddie Owevm it looks as if she must stay shackled to the feckless Johnny.

    A Clear Conscience

    By Frances Fyfield
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    Frances Fyfield
    Helen West's personal life is in need of repair, and she decides the first move is to tidy up her home, helped by her cleaning lady, Cath, who is trapped in a miserable marriage. Working by day with domestic violence cases, Helen finds it too easy to turn a blind eye to Cath's unhappiness, but then her personal and professional lives collide as she witnesses the destructive forces of love and guilt, and finds herself applying her own version of justice.
  • Choked

    By Tania Carver
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    Tania Carver
    'I have something you've lost,' the voice said. 'Your daughter.'HE WILL THREATEN HERhe honeymoon is over for newlywed criminologist Marina Esposito. Her house is in flames. Her cop husband is in a coma. Her baby daughter is missing. And then her phone rings . . .HE WILL CONTROL HERThe voice on the other end wants to play a game. If Marina completes a series of bizarre tasks within three days, she wins her daughter's life. If she fails, her little girl dies. The clock starts now.HE WILL PUSH HER TO THE EDGEIn a desperate race against time, Marina begins to suspect that the madman is someone she knows - someone with a past as troubled as her own. But the truth is far darker than she imagines . . .Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen, the twisting, terrifying new thriller from the bestselling author of Cage of Bones will leave you breathless with suspense.
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  • The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty

    By A.N. Roquelaure, Anne Rice
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    A.N. Roquelaure, Anne Rice
    An erotic novel of discipline, love and surrender from master storyteller Anne Rice.In the traditional fairy tale of 'Sleeping Beauty' the spell cast upon the lovely young princess can only be broken by the kiss of a prince. However, in the world of Anne Rice, this legendary curse is broken not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. The Prince's reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him. Sleeping Beauty awakes to a world of seduction, desire and love.In the first of a three part retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, Anne Rice explores the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive fairy tale, opening up a world of erotic yearning and fantasy which is perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey.This is the first of Anne Rice's classic Sleeping Beauty trilogy.
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