I Do Not Sleep
By Judy Finnigan
Do not stand at my grave and weep;I am not there. I do not sleep.There is nothing more powerful than a mother's love.Five years ago, Molly Gabriel lost her twenty-year-old son, Joey, to a terrible sailing accident. His empty boat was washed ashore on the rocks - but his body was never found. Now, Molly has returned to the sands of Cornwall haunted by his disappearance, unable to accept he is gone. Joey was an experienced sailor and died on a calm sea - things just don't add up and Molly cannot let it go. Desperate for answers, she turns to Joey's best friend, Ben, to go back to what really happened that day...
The Ice Cream Girls
By Dorothy Koomson
As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed 'The Ice Cream Girls' by the press and were dealt with by the courts.Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while Serena wants no one in her present to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried - and if theirs is revealed, everything will become a living hell all over again . . .Gripping, thought-provoking and heart-warming, The Ice Cream Girls will make you wonder if you can ever truly know the people you love.
In Zanesville: A Novel
By Jo Ann Beard
The fourteen-year-old narrator of IN ZANESVILLE is a late bloomer. She flies under the radar--a sidekick, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent. Luckily, she has a best friend with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged.In time, their friendship is tested--by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood.With dry wit and piercing observation, Jo Ann Beard shows us that in the seemingly quiet streets of America's innumerable Zanesvilles is a world of wonders, and that within the souls of the overlooked often burns something radiant.
By Cornelia Read
The smart-mouthed but sensitive runaway socialite Madeline Dare is shocked when she discovers the skeleton of a brutalized three-year-old boy in her own weed-ridden family cemetery outside Manhattan. Determined to see that justice is served to the perpetrators, Madeline finds herself examining her own troubled personal history, and the sometimes hidden, sometimes all-too-public class and racial warfare that penetrates every level of society in the savage streets of New York City during the early 1990s. She is aided in her efforts by a colorful assemblage of friends, relatives and new acquaintances, each one representing a separate strand of the patchwork mosaic city politicians like to brag about. The result is a gripping narrative that relates the causes and consequences of a vicious crime to the wider relationships that connect and divide us all. In INVISIBLE BOY Cornelia Read depicts, with sensitivity, eloquence and powerful emotion, the unstable fault lines of family, friendship, and society at large.
It Happened One Night
By Lisa Dale
Lana Biel never wanted to have kids. She's always dreamed of kicking the dust of her small Vermont hometown off her feet and seeing the world, one exotic country after another, with no ties and no attachments. But when a light-hearted fling leaves her pregnant, she puts her dreams on hold and turns to her best friend in the world to help her out.Eli Ward has been Lana's best friend since they were kids. So when she announces her pregnancy and asks for his help, he doesn't even hesitate--he'll do whatever she asks of him. But somewhere along the way, he has realized that his love for Lana has grown into something that's far deeper than he ever imagined. Is there a chance that she feels the same way? And if she doesn't, can their friendship survive this?
I'll Be There For You
By Louise Candlish
Hannah hugged her sister tightly. 'I know you don't trust life any more. But you've still got to live it - and so do I.'Hannah and Juliet Goodwin have been best friends since childhood, but when Juliet's boyfriend Luke is killed just as Hannah marries the affluent Michael, the divide between the two sisters is suddenly too painful to bear. While Hannah prepares for the birth of her first child, Juliet begins to neglect her job, her health, and all those who love her the most. Hannah is the last person she'd appeal to for help. But then she finds herself drawn into a secret betrayal that threatens to destroy Hannah's happiness before she even has a chance to enjoy it . . .
In The Dark
By Marliss Melton
Held in an isolated Cuban prison, DIA Agent Hannah Geary vows vengeance on the man who had her put away to cover his traitorous activities. Now, Hannah must find the truth behind her partner's death and uncover the incriminating files- before she herself is killed. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Luther Lindstrom is searching for the vanished DIA Agent Hannah Geary, the only one that can help him clear his fellow SEAL, Jaguar, from a wrongful court martial. Exposing the real culprit, Commander Edward Lovitt, is impossible without Hannah and the information she has on Lovitt's weapons trafficking. When Luther finally finds Hannah in Cuba, she was already climbing the prison wall on her way to freedom. Now, with the notebook stolen, Hannah and Luther now must scrounge for evidence while staying one step ahead of reprisal. Luther sensed the danger in his instant attraction to Hannah and makes it clear that the feisty and fearless isn't his type. He refuses to give his heart to her...until it's suddenly too late. Hannah falls prey to the enemy. Lovitt's his mysterious backer who has no name but what's known by on the FBI's most wanted list: The Individual.
The Ice Limit
By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
In the desolate reaches of southernmost Chile, a remarkable discovery has been made. It is a massive meteorite whose very existence will change science-and perhaps even mankind. In great secrecy, an expedition sets out on a converted tanker, bound for the bottom of the world. But almost as soon as the recovery process begins, the mysteries and enigmas begin to mount. What appeared to be simply an engineering challenge quickly becomes a perilous undertaking, for the bizarre, implacable artifact may not be what it seems. And when a raging storm drives the tanker beyond the dangerous Antarctic latitude known as the Ice Limit, superstition, egos, and the unknown clash to create a stunning finale that will risk the lives of everyone on board.
By Michele Roberts
Always bold, always provocative, Michele Roberts turns now to the forbidden pleasures and pains of the love between father and daughter and unfolds before us the life and death of Saint Josephine. Holy woman or whore? Upholder of pious or pagan delights? Lowly nun or powerful miracle worker? Or both? And woven throughout her story are the heady and sometimes fearful tales of other female saints - one-armed mad girls, beauties locked in towers, seductive daughters - all women who didn't know their place. Rich with fabulous imagery, IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS is as potent and disturbing as its dangerous themes.'Her fictions are high-risk, unconventional, often apparently unstable; yet are steered with such authority that the otherwise cautious reader is taken almost without realising it into dangerous and exhilarating territory ... She is a writer dedicated to challenging the boundaries by which the idle and unthinking might try to circumscribe her' Rachel Cusk, Sunday Express'Hugely entertaining and genuinely thought-provoking' Julia Flynn, Sunday Telegraph