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A gripping story of secrets and intrigue set in post-war London and Paris. The search for a missing husband forces investigator and former war reporter Billie Walker to face the ghosts of her own painful past.
The population bomb has exploded. Only extreme measures will save our species. Your Gift is our Future. Claris Millar accepts this ideology. Yet, having worked in the government's Collection Depots, she knows that once you go in, you never come out.
Reid left the small town of Manson a decade ago, promising his former Chief of Police boss he'd never return. Now an insurance firm has offered him good money to look into a suspicious car crash, and he finds himself back in the place he grew up.
Jess needs a fresh start. She's broke and alone, and she's just left her job. Her half-brother Ben didn't sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him, but he didn't say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris.
After Tova Sullivan's husband dies, she begins working the night cleaner shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. One night she meets Marcellus, a giant octopus who sees everything but won’t lift an arm for humans - until he forms a remarkable friendship.
In a deadly Icelandic snowstorm, four friends seek shelter in an abandoned hunting lodge. But nothing can prepare them for what's inside.
Nothing in Stan Andino's unremarkable life could prepare him for the day he discovers his wife in the living room, naked except for a black apron, bleaching out a stain in the carpet that only she can see.
When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls 'an animal rights organisation'.
What if you could take a vacation to your past? What would you give to go back in time and relive your youth with the people in it? Emma Straub delivers a different kind of love story - about the lifelong, relationship between a parent and child.
Ava Wong has always played it safe. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a successful surgeon as a husband, a young son and a beautiful home - she's built the perfect life. But beneath this façade, Ava's world is crumbling.
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