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Crimson

Niviaq Korneliussen
Authors:
Niviaq Korneliussen

'Effortlessly cool, funny yet sad, breezy but thoughtful - this is an edgy and unputdownable work of modern literature' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti 'Crimson is written with immense courage - there's no faking the feeling of honesty on each page. It is a brave novel reminiscent of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting' Laline Paull, author of The BeesThe island has run out of oxygen. The island is swollen. The island is rotten. The island has taken my beloved from me. The island is a Greenlander. It's the fault of the Greenlander. In Nuuk, Greenland . . .Fia breaks up with her long-term boyfriend and falls for Sara.Sara is in love with Ivik who holds a deep secret and is about to break promises. Ivik struggles with gender dysphoria as their friends become addicted to social media, listen to American pop music and get blind drunk in downtown bars and uptown house parties. Then there is Inuk, who also has something to hide - it will take him beyond his limits to madness, and question what it means to be a Greenlander, while Arnaq, the party queen, pulls the strings of manipulation, bringing a web of relationships to a shocking crescendo. Crimson weaves through restlessness, depression, love and queer experiences to tell the story of Greenlanders through a unique and challenging form. The original text was written and published in the Greenlandic language.

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The Wife's Shadow

Cath Weeks
Authors:
Cath Weeks

From one of Elle magazine's 'authors to watch' comes a twisty, suspenseful and emotionally fraught novel about how little we really know the person we marry. For fans of The Affair and Dr Foster. Every woman has a secret...Everyone admires Suzy and her doll's house life. She has a gorgeous family, a beautiful home and a successful business. But Suzy hasn't always been in control. In her past lies a shadowy tale of fear and instability - a life that she once ran away from, and has hidden from ever since.When Suzy starts being followed, she fears that her past may finally be catching up on her. And when she finds herself unable to do what to her is the most important thing - keep her loved ones safe - she has to decide how far she'd be willing to go to win everything back.Even if it means sacrificing everything she knows and loves...Praise for Cath Weeks:'It'll make you weep' Elle'[The writing] gnaws away at you, forcing you to question your own morals' Evening Standard'Beautifully written and refreshingly unique' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

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Three Little Lies

Laura Marshall
Authors:
Laura Marshall

There's no such thing as a little lie . . . ****When Sasha North comes into Ellen's life, Ellen falls under her spell. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha's family, she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their bohemian lifestyle. Not until a brutal attack changes all their lives forever.Ten years later, Ellen and Sasha share a flat in London, still bound together by that night. When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. The police won't take her seriously, but the events of the past give Ellen good reason to be frightened.What really happened that night? Who is telling the whole truth? These are the questions Ellen must confront when searching for her friend. But someone knows Ellen is looking. And they don't want the answers coming out . . .*****Praise for Laura Marshall's debut thriller FRIEND REQUEST:'An excellent twist' Marian Keyes'A read-it-in-one-sitting thriller . . . Twisty and gripping but always relatable' Erin Kelly'Brilliant' Jenny Colgan'Laura Marshall ramps up the tension page by page until it's impossible to know who to trust . . . I loved it!' Rachel Abbott'Unnerving' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING'Sharp, relevant and tightly plotted, with a fabulous twist' SUNDAY MIRROR'Twisty and gripping . . . You must read this!' Emma Kavanagh'Tightly plotted and brilliantly tense, this is a devour-in-one-sitting must' HEAT'I simply couldn't put it down . . . a fast-paced, exciting thriller' Hollie Overton'A slick psychological thriller with a killer hook' RED ONLINE'Intriguing and compulsive' Louise Candlish'A gripping read' CLOSER'Utterly gripping' Tammy Cohen

Hachette Audio

I Did It for Us

Alison Bruce
Authors:
Alison Bruce

'Unpredictable, challenging and compelling' Sophie Hannah, author of Did You See Melody?From the first time I saw them together I knew it felt wrong. I didn't like the way he touched her or the self-conscious way he played with Molly and Luke. Joanne saw none of it of course. So I did it to prove to her that she was wrong. I did it for us.Emily's instincts tell her that best friend Joanne's new boyfriend is bad news. Emily fears for Joanne. Fears for Joanne's children. But Joanne won't listen because she's in love. So Emily watches, and waits . . . and then she makes a choice. But Emily has a past, and secrets too. And is she really as good a friend to Joanne as she claims?'Never before have I read such a compelling, chilling read that kept me intrigued from beginning to end . . . If you adore psychological thrillers and books such as The Girl on the Train, then this is a must read!' Red Headed Book Lover Blog'I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written' Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake

Forever

The Bachelor Contract

Rachel Van Dyken
Authors:
Rachel Van Dyken

Brant Wellington has spent the past four years living in a hell of his own making, but now he's willing to do anything to get away from the anger and pain of his past. So when his grandfather offers him a job as the new VP of hotel acquisitions for Titus Enterprises he accepts. Not because he needs money. Or even a job. But because the job offers him the one thing he can't say no to: a challenge. Nikki knows that people are worse off than her. Sure, she's blind and lost her one and only child as well as the love of her life, but she chooses to focus on the fact that at least she has a job at one of the hottest boutique hotels in the state. Everything is perfect, until the new VP of hotel acquisitions blows into the hotel like a hurricane. When he books a massage with her she can't help the way her hands move across his body. She wants him, he wants her, but it's wrong, not to mention she could get fired. But it's clear the new VP wants her as much as she wants him. And when they have a one-night stand, everything becomes clear. Nikki's past has come back to haunt her, and this time, she refuses to let him walk away again.

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Seven Days of Us

Francesca Hornak
Authors:
Francesca Hornak
Little, Brown

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng
Authors:
Celeste Ng
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Mothers

Cath Weeks
Authors:
Cath Weeks

For fans of Liane Moriarty and Dorothy Koomson, this is an emotional, gripping and suspenseful family drama of secrets and intrigue. It's a story for mothers and daughters, about the battles between them, but also the everlasting bond that they share.Until now, Steffie has been proud of the decisions she's made as a mother - even when she battled with her husband's infidelity and resolved to raise their daughter, Jemima, alone. But now Jemima has the chance to pursue her own dreams of becoming a ballerina, which means her leaving home at the age of ten. And Steffie finds herself faced with that most unbearable of parental decisions: to keep her child at home, or to give them the wings to fly.She knows what's right. And so does her husband. But will Steffie ever forgive herself if something goes wrong? Especially given the dangerous and devastating secret she's kept hidden for so many years.Praise for Cath Weeks'It'll make you weep' Elle'Blind gnaws away at you, forcing you to question your own morals' Evening Standard'Beautifully written and refreshingly unique' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Running Press Adult

I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It

Jess Kimball Leslie
Authors:
Jess Kimball Leslie

I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie's hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a clear picture: That all of us have a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late '80s and early '90s, Jess looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn't find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; people who worked with computers every day as part of their actual jobs without being ridiculed as nerds. It's in large part because of her embrace of an online life that Jess is where she is now: happily married, with a wife, son, and dog, and making a living of analyzing Internet trends and forecasting the future of tech. She bets most people would credit technology for many of their successes, too, if they could only shed the notion that it's as a mind-numbing drug on which we're all overdosing.

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Blind

Cath Weeks
Authors:
Cath Weeks

'It'll make you weep' Elle A Closer must-readFor fans of Diane Chamberlain and Jodi Picoult, this is an emotional, page-turning and high-concept debut about a mother who gives birth to a blind baby.Twyla Ridley, resourceful, optimistic, has just had her first child. It's what she and her husband, Dylan, have always wished for. However, Charlie is blind. For the first time in her adult life Twyla feels truly tested. She cherishes her son, showering him with love and boundless affection, but there's a part of her that aches for him to see. So Twyla throws herself into motherhood with a very private agenda, because maybe, if she strives hard enough, she'll be able to find a way to fix him. But is it a risk worth taking? Blind is about how hard we battle for our children and how blind we can be to the secrets of those closest to us. It's a story that delves into the very heart of our dangerous yearning for perfection.

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A Boy Made of Blocks

Keith Stuart
Authors:
Keith Stuart

*DAYS OF WONDER, THE MAGICAL AND MOVING NEW NOVEL FROM KEITH STUART, IS OUT NOW*THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 BESTSELLER AND NUMBER ONE AMAZON BESTSELLER'The publishing sensation of the year: a compelling, uplifting and heart-rending debut novel'Mail on SundayA Boy Made of Blocks is a funny, heartwarming story of family and love inspired by the author's own experiences with his son, the perfect latest obsession for fans of The Rosie Project, David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes. A father who rediscovers loveAlex loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. He needs a reason to grab his future with both hands.A son who shows him how to liveMeet eight-year-old Sam: beautiful, surprising - and different. To him the world is a frightening mystery. But as his imagination comes to life, his family will be changed . . . for good.'One of those wonderful books that makes you laugh and cry at the same time'Good Housekeeping'Funny, expertly plotted and written with enormous heart. Readers who enjoyed The Rosie Project will love A Boy Made of Blocks - I did'Graeme Simsion'Very funny, incredibly poignant and full of insight. Awesome.'Jenny Colgan'Heartwarming'The Unmumsy Mum'A wonderful, warm, insightful novel about family, friendship and love'Daily Mail'A great plot, with a rare sense of honesty'Guardian'A truly beautiful story'Heat'A heartwarming and wise story'Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

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Love Me Back

Merritt Tierce
Authors:
Merritt Tierce

Marie is a waitress at an upscale Dallas steakhouse, attuned to the appetites of her patrons and gifted at hiding her private struggle as a young single mother behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. It's a world of long hours and late nights, and Marie often gives in to self-destructive impulses, losing herself in a tangle of bodies and urgent highs as her desire for obliteration competes with a stubborn will to survive. Pulsing with a fierce and feral energy, Love Me Back is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood and the herald of a powerful new voice in American fiction.

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The Last Illusion

Rhys Bowen
Authors:
Rhys Bowen

Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong - and the sensational Signor Scarpelli's lovely assistant is sawed in half. In the aftermath, Scarpelli accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. Who else but the so-called Handcuff King could have got a hold of his trunk of tricks, which he keeps under lock and key?And it seems the maestro Scarpelli's not the only one critical of Houdini. Now that he's raised the stakes to such a perilous level, lesser acts are being put out of business. With everyone on edge, Houdini's wife hires Molly to watch his back. But how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? Now it's up to Molly to keep an eye on Houdini and find out whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks - or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on...'Delightful... as ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.' Publishers Weekly'Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York's dark side at the turn of the century.' Kirkus Reviews

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Away in a Manger

Rhys Bowen
Authors:
Rhys Bowen

In this Christmas installment of Rhys Bowen's New York Times bestselling historical mystery series, Molly Murphy Sullivan's generosity to a beggar draws her into a dangerous investigationIt's Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once, Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: she and Daniel have a baby son and 12-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely little voice and see a beggar girl, huddled in a doorway, singing Away in a Manger. Bridie is touched by the girl's ragged clothes and wants to help her out if they can. They give her a quarter, only to watch a bigger boy take it from her. But it turns out he is the girl's brother, and they've come from England and are living with an aunt who mistreats them terribly. When the young boy is accused of stealing a purse, Molly intervenes on his behalf.These children are clearly not the usual city waifs. They are well-spoken and used to better things. So who are they? And what has happened to their mother? As Molly looks for the answers to these questions, she gets drawn into an investigation that will take her up to the highest levels of New York society.

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In Dublin's Fair City

Rhys Bowen
Authors:
Rhys Bowen

When New York theatre impresario Tommy Burke asks Molly Murphy to help him take care of some family business back in Ireland, Molly is happy to oblige. Tempted by the prospect of going home for the first time in years (and putting her fledging detective agency on firm financial ground), Molly throws caution to the wind and climbs aboard the White Start Liner Majestic with hopes of sneaking on and off the isle without raising a peep. Until one passenger, who happens to be a famous Broadway actress goes missing-and another turns up dead. So much for smooth sailing . . .

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What Milo Saw

Virginia Macgregor
Authors:
Virginia Macgregor
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Galveston

Nic Pizzolatto
Authors:
Nic Pizzolatto

'Recalls only the finest examples of the form' Dennis Lehane'The elegance Pizzolatto brings to his heart-wrenching story makes it unforgettable' Daily MailFrom the creator of the hit HBO series True Detective comes a powerful, gleaming-dark thriller rich with Southern atmosphere.Roy Cady is by his own admission 'a bad man'. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he's a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss's lover, he's sent on a routine assignment he knows is a death trap. Yet after a smoking spasm of violence, Roy's would-be killers are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.Before Roy makes his getaway, he finds a beaten-up woman in the apartment, and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a crucial decision. He takes her with him on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas, permanently entwining their fate along a highway of seedy bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pick-up trucks, and ashed-out hopes, with death just a car-length behind.Nic Pizzolatto's highly acclaimed, Edgar Award-nominated thriller announces the arrival of a major new talent for fans of Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke and Breaking Bad.'A good old Southern gothic treat of a road trip through Texas and Louisiana. Think James Lee Burke meets Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil with shades of Paris, Texas'Sam Baker, The Pool'Terrific dialogue'Kirkus'Pizzolatto's insightful portrayal is rough and tumble real. He vividly captures Galveston in all its desperate vulnerability'Publishers Weekly'A truly original and gifted writer'Litro

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Blind Faith

C. J. Lyons
Authors:
C. J. Lyons

'Tinged with a compelling sense of dread' DAILY MAIL*****When her husband and son are murdered, she thought she'd lost it all. But for Sarah Durandt the nightmare is just beginning . . .Sarah has just witnessed the execution of the man who confessed to killing her husband and son, among others. Returning home to the small town of Hopewell, Sarah vows to search for the graves of her murdered family - something the killer would never reveal. But her hunt leads to shocking revelations and in a race to save everything she holds dear, Sarah is forced to swallow the ultimate betrayal and the cruellest of lies.A gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of I SEE YOU and THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.*****Praise for BLIND FAITH:'Everything a great thriller should be - action packed, authentic and intense' LEE CHILD'A compelling new voice in thriller writing . . . I love how the characters come alive on every page' JEFFERY DEAVER'A pulse-pounding adrenalin rush!' LISA GARDNER'Tense, whip-smart' TESS GERRITSEN 'Tinged with a compelling sense of dread' DAILY MAIL

How To Books

A Vegetable Gardener's Year

Dirty Nails
Authors:
Dirty Nails

This book is for vegetable gardeners and nature-lovers everywhere. It is a 'grow your own' manual, a recipe book, and a store of fascinating observations about natural history in the garden. The author writes a deeply personal account of the changing year based on his first-hand experience and a real affection for his subjects and locality. Journeying week-by-week through the vegetable and fruit growing calendar, this mix of practical advice, humour and information on and around the plot satisfies armchair gardeners and full-on nature enthusiasts alike. Thought provoking, inspiring - occasionally challenging - this is a book that can be taken to bed as an end-of-day muse; or get dogeared and dirty as an essential aid to cultivating and cooking home-grown food.Contents: Part 1:Gardening With Dirty Nails; February; Week 1: Frogs & bonfires; Cats; On disturbing a Queen wasp; Week 2: Pond Action; Cabbages for mid-summer; Week 3: Sowing strawberries; Tending broads; Week 4: Boosting winter purslane; In praise of Sycamores; March; Week 1: Preparing for potatoes; Preparing for kale; Week 2: Carrots; Spring onions; Week 3: First early potatoes; Peppers & tomatoes; Week 4: Spring cleaning; Second Early Spuds; Week 5: Tending globe artichokes; Planting figs; April; Week 1: Cabbages; Week 2: Maincrop potatoes; Ridge cucumbers; Week 3: Tending... Strawberries; Kale; Carrots; Cucumbers; Week 4: Watching & listening; May; Week 1: Earthing-up spuds; Greenhouse slug patrol; Week 2: Planting out kale; Looking after water-boatmen; Week 3: Succession sowing; Bird-watching; Week 4: Cucumbers; Beans; Feast & Fast; Apples; June; Week 1: Sunshine & showers; Weeds & tomatoes; Week 2: Cylindra beetroot; Week 3: Downy mildew; A much needed present; Week 4: Red cabbage; July; Week 1: Harvesting shallots; Potato Blight; Week 2: Harvesting garlic; Developing froglets; Working with nature; Week 3: Tending carrots; Pruning Morello cherry; Week 4: Salsify; Week 5: Tomatoes; Butterflies; Potatoes; August; Week 1: Path Clearing; Lifting & splitting globe artichokes; Week 2: Wildlife-friendly strimming; Redcurrant cordial-cum-presse; Week 3: China rose radishes; Cabbage whites; Week 4: The passing of summer; Harvesting potatoes; Week 5: Caterpillar plague; Potato scab; Bitter cucumbers; September; Week 1: Cornelian cherry jam; Week 2: Quality time in the garden; Week 3: Kale; Toads; Edible gifts; Week 4: Gathering leaves; Watching butterlies; October; Week 1: Bindweed & horsetail; Week 2: Planting spring bulbs; Week 3: Strawberries; Alpine strawberries; Week 4: Hoeing; Kestrels on the verge of winter; November; Week 1: Tending figs; Butterfly boxes; Week 2: Planting elephant garlic; Tending ice plant; Week 3: Pruning apple trees; Planning asparagus; Week 4: In the greenhouse; Watching Lesser Redpolls; Week 5: Preparing the asparagus with a friend; December; Week 1: Tending Buddleia; Harvesting kale; Week 2: Help from the birds... and hinderance; Week 3: The mid-winter lull; Week 4: Rhubarb; January; Week 1: Jerusalem artichoke fuseau; Wassailing; Week 2: Making raised beds; Week 3: Dynamite lettuce; Potting up ice plant cuttings; Week 4: First early peas; Planning for Housemartins; Week 5: Seeds; Radishes; Great Tits; Part 2: Tales From The Garden; Part 3: Jobs To Do Each Week; Part 4: Veg On The Menu; Part 5: Glossary Of Terms; Part 6: Index.

Chapter One

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

Read the first chapter of the latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's Sunday Philosophy Club series. The victim of an important art theft appeals to Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and sleuth, for help.