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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Murder in the dark  by Simon R. Green

Murder in the dark

Simon R. Green

Book

"Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been despatched to assist a group of scientists who are investigating a mysterious black hole which has appeared on a Somerset hillside. Could it really be a doorway to another dimension, an opening into another...

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The secret keeper  by Susan Lewis

The secret keeper

Susan Lewis

Book

"You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon. She moved on, building a life with her husband Richmond and their two children in the picturesque town Kesterley-on-Sea. But when Sean unexpectedly appears on...

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All the hidden truths  by Claire Askew

All the hidden truths

Claire Askew

Book

"This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Bridges College and killed twelve women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim;...

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The guilty dead  by P. J. Tracy

The guilty dead

P. J. Tracy

Book

"Gregory Norwood, wealthy businessman and close friend of Minnesota's leading candidate for Governor, is found dead on the first anniversary of his son's drug overdose. It seems clear to Detectives Gino and Magozzi that grief drove him to suicide. Until...

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Relic  by Alan Dean Foster

Relic

Alan Dean Foster

Book

"Once Homo sapiens reigned supreme, spreading from star system to star system in an empire that encountered no alien life and thus knew no enemy, save itself. As had happened many times before, the basest, most primal human instincts rose up, only this...

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Don't eat me  by Colin Cotterill

Don't eat me

Colin Cotterill

Book

"Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but when he manages to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace with his...

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Feared  by Lisa Scottoline

Feared

Lisa Scottoline

Book

"Rosato & DiNunzio are being sued for reverse sex discrimination by three plaintiffs who claim they weren't hired because they were men. Their lawyer, Nick Machiavelli, once lost a case to Mary DiNunzio and now he wants a rematch. Mary and her partner,...

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Abandoned  by Allison Brennan

Abandoned

Allison Brennan

Book

"Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she's never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim he...

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The negotiator  by Brendan DuBois

The negotiator

Brendan DuBois

Book

"The Negotiator has built a good business around his talent for facilitating the sale of valuable merchandise with no questions asked. He relies on his other talent, the ability to shoot his way out of trouble if a deal goes sideways, as little as po...

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The summer of secrets  by Barbara Hannay

The summer of secrets

Barbara Hannay

Book

"Sydney journalist Chloe Brown is painfully aware that her biological clock isn't just ticking, it's booming. When her long term boyfriend finally admits he never wants children, Chloe is devastated. Impulsively, she moves as far from disappointment as...

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Heartaches and Christmas cakes  by Amy Miller

Heartaches and Christmas cakes

Amy Miller

Book

"December, 1940. All that Audrey Barton wants is her family together for Christmas. But the war changes everything. The Barton family bakery in Bournemouth has been at the heart of the town for generations: Audrey and Charlie Barton have never been rich,...

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Nobody's child  by Victoria Jenkins

Nobody's child

Victoria Jenkins

Book

"On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but Detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son. Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but...

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The first one to die  by Victoria Jenkins

The first one to die

Victoria Jenkins

Book

"Four friends. A house full of secrets. A killer picking them off one by one. She tried to break her fall, twisting desperately, but there was nothing to catch hold of, nothing with which she could stop herself. Her single scream cut through the night...

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The girls in the water  by Victoria Jenkins

The girls in the water

Victoria Jenkins

Book

"Two gone. One whose past could kill her. When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter's morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer. Days later, a second girl goes...

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The secret child  by Kerry (Novelist) Fisher

The secret child

Kerry (Novelist) Fisher

Book

"Susie was forced to do something she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption. Everything that led to this child, this choice, had to be buried and forgotten. Her secret echoes down through the years, tainting everything it touches. Her...

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The red tower  by Mark (Wargamer) Latham

The red tower

Mark (Wargamer) Latham

Book

"Dr Watson has been invited to Crain Manor, where his old friend James Crain is to hold a spiritualist gathering. During a séance a ghostly figure is seen, supposedly the spirit of Sybille, the first Lady Crain, who murdered her husband in the tower room,...

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A betrayal in blood  by Mark (Wargamer) Latham

A betrayal in blood

Mark (Wargamer) Latham

Book

"It is 1894, and the news of a Transylvanian nobleman's death at the hands of a certain Professor Van Helsing is the talk of London. Unsatisfied at the acquittal of the professor, Mycroft Holmes asks Sherlock to investigate what truly led to the deaths...

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Unhallowed ground  by Melvin R. Starr

Unhallowed ground

Melvin R. Starr

Book

"Thomas atte Bridge, a man no one likes, is found hanging from a tree near Cow-leys Corner. All assume he has taken his own life, but Master Hugh and Kate find evidence that this may not be so. Many of the town had been harmed by Thomas, and Hugh is not...

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The long take; or, a way to lose more slowly  by Robin Robertson

The long take; or, a way to lose more slowly

Robin Robertson

Book

"Walker, a young Canadian recently demobilised after war and his active service in the Normandy landings and subsequent European operations. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and unable to face a return to his family home in rural Nova Scotia,...

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Legacy of the Wulfen

Legacy of the Wulfen

Book

"As the mysterious 13th Company of the Space Wolves Chapter emerge from the warp and a daemonic tide threatens to engulf their home world, the dark secrets of the sons of Fenris are laid bare. The Space Wolves are a proud and fierce Chapter, who have...

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Crisis of faith  by Phil (Games developer) Kelly

Crisis of faith

Phil (Games developer) Kelly

Book

"Fresh from his victory on Arkunasha, the young Commander Farsight leads a crusade to reclaim tau colonies lost to mankind's Imperium. The tau are a mysterious alien race, diametrically opposed to the Imperium of Man in every possible way, from their...

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Carcharodons  by Robbie MacNiven

Carcharodons

Robbie MacNiven

Book

"On the prison world of Zartak, darkness has fallen on arbitrators and inmates alike. The Night Lords have come, and with them the shadow of fear and pain. But they are not the only ones with an interest in Zartak. From the void, running on silent, a...

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A missed murder  by Michael Jecks

A missed murder

Michael Jecks

Book

When Jack Blackjack disobeys the orders of his spymaster, he enters dangerous waters in this lively Tudor mystery. London, 1555. Queen Mary is newly married to Philip II of Spain - and not everyone is happy about the alliance. The kingdom is divided ...

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The desert nurse  by Pamela (Fiction writer) Hart

The desert nurse

Pamela (Fiction writer) Hart

Book

"Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits. It's 1911 and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it,....

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The boatbuilder  by Daniel Gumbiner

The boatbuilder

Daniel Gumbiner

Book

"At 28 years old, Eli "Berg" Koenigsberg has never encountered a challenge he couldn't push through, until a head injury leaves him with lingering headaches and a weakness for opiates. Berg moves to a remote Northern California town, seeking space and...

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The almost wife  by Jade Beer

The almost wife

Jade Beer

Book

"Three women, three white dresses, three big days all set. Bu only two will make it up the aisle and only one will marry. Jessie has always known she doesn't belong, but she thought that would change when she met Adam. But pretending to be someone you're...

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Breath of heaven  by Alana Terry

Breath of heaven

Alana Terry

Book

"Nobody told Katrina being a pastor’s wife would be easy. But she never imagined that the stress she and her husband would face from his new job could so easily destroy their marriage. In spite of her mother’s disapproval, Katrina marries a pastor whose...

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Before the dawn  by Alana Terry

Before the dawn

Alana Terry

Book

"It wasn't supposed to turn out like this. We had a storybook romance. So why am I hiding in a shelter for battered women? Especially since he never hit me. The worst part is worrying about my daughter. Does she know she still has a mommy? Does she have...

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The bolthole  by Lawrence Winkler

The bolthole

Lawrence Winkler

Book

"The fates of three tormented men, born as many eras apart, come together in a rock cave on the Coromandel peninsula of New Zealand - Tama of the Ngatei Hei, Billy Green in the days of gold, and Dr. Sababa from across the ocean - seeking revenge, dis...

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The apology  by Ross Watkins

The apology

Ross Watkins

Book

"Adrian Pomeroy teaches English at an all-boys school 'full of bullshit artists in blazers'. When he finds himself at the centre of an allegation that might end his career, his life starts to unravel in spectacular fashion. With a police investigatio...

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Dark angel  by Helen H. Durrant

Dark angel

Helen H. Durrant

Book

"Love gripping crime fiction? Discover Detective Stephen Greco, a meticulous policeman with a messy personal life. Two young men break into an expensive house in Cheshire. They take money and jewellery — and a large amount of heroin. Within twenty-four...

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The forger  by Cay Rademacher

The forger

Cay Rademacher

Book

"In a routine operation, Chief Inspector Frank Stave is shot down. He survives, but transfers from the murder commission to the office combatting the black market. There, Stave is confronted with an enigmatic case: Trummerfrau, women helping to clear...

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Too much lip  by Melissa Lucashenko

Too much lip

Melissa Lucashenko

Book

"Too much lip, her old problem from way back. The older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger. Wise-cracking...

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Playing with fire  by Patricia Hall

Playing with fire

Patricia Hall

Book

The death of a young girl leads Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard and Kate O'Donnell into a hotbed of simmering tensions, violence and threats in sixties' Soho. London, 1964. At three a.m. on a chilly autumn morning, Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard is...

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The true colour of the sea  by Robert Drewe

The true colour of the sea

Robert Drewe

Book

"An artist marooned on a remote island in the Arafura Sea contemplates his survival chances. He understands his desperate plight and the ocean's unrelenting power. But what is its true colour? A beguiling young woman nurses a baby by a lake while hiding...

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Spring break  by Gerald Elias

Spring break

Gerald Elias

Book

"Reclusive, blind violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus is invited to speak at a seemingly innocuous symposium on Baroque music at a prestigious music conservatory. He has no idea he is about to become enmeshed in an entrenched culture of sexual harassment...

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Student body  by Susan Rogers Cooper

Student body

Susan Rogers Cooper

Book

"Graham Pugh should be having a ball as a student at the University of Texas in Austin. Unfortunately for him, he loathes his roommate, Bishop "Call Me Bish" Alexander, to the point where he quite literally dreams of killing him. Even more unfortunately...

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River of bones  by Taylor Anderson

River of bones

Taylor Anderson

Book

"Commander Matt Reddy and his crew are afraid it may finally be the end of the USS Walker. Ever since their ship was transported to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik, the Walker has...

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A meeting in Seville  by Paul A. Mendelson

A meeting in Seville

Paul A. Mendelson

Book

"William Sutherland (53), is stressed, work-obsessed and alienated from his vibrant Spanish wife Luisa (52), whom he suspects of an affair with old friend and current business partner Sandy. He could do without a 30th anniversary gift from their conc...

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The second cure  by Margaret Morgan

The second cure

Margaret Morgan

Book

"When a pandemic races through the world, killing off people's faith and making them more reckless and empathetic, scientist Charlotte Zinn and reporter Brigid Bayliss find themselves on the frontline of a world splintering into far left and far righ...

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You found me  by Virginia Macgregor

You found me

Virginia Macgregor

Book

"Early one morning, Isabel and her eleven-year-old daughter River are walking across Regents Park when they come across a distraught-looking man sitting on a bench. They ask him if he's OK, but he doesn't know the answer. In fact he doesn't know the answer...

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Inappropriation  by Lexi Freiman

Inappropriation

Lexi Freiman

Book

"A wildly irreverent take on the coming-of-age story that turns a search for belonging into a riotous satire of identity politics. Starting at a prestigious private Australian girls' school, fifteen-year-old Ziggy Klein is confronted with an alienating...

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Our friends in Berlin  by Anthony Quinn

Our friends in Berlin

Anthony Quinn

Book

"London, 1941. The city is in blackout, besieged by nightly air raids from Germany. Two strangers are about to meet. Between them they may alter the course of the war. Although the Blitz has united the nation, there is an enemy hiding in plain sight....

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The disappearing  by Lori Roy

The disappearing

Lori Roy

Book

"Lane Fielding fled her Florida hometown after high school for the anonymity of New York City and swore she'd never return. Twenty years later, newly divorced and with two daughters in tow, she finds herself tending bar at the local dive and living with...

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The plotters  by Ŏn-su Kim

The plotters

Ŏn-su Kim

Book

"The important thing is not who pulls the trigger but who's behind the person who pulls the trigger - the plotters, the masterminds working in the shadows. Raised by Old Raccoon in The Library of Dogs, Reseng has always been surrounded by plots to kill...

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A beautiful day for a wedding  by Charlotte Butterfield

A beautiful day for a wedding

Charlotte Butterfield

Book

"What could possibly go wrong? Wedding journalist Eve is over the moon when her three best friends and her brother all decide to get married in the same summer. But when she finds out the man she once thought she'd be walking up the aisle with is back...

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An unwanted guest  by Shari Lapeña

An unwanted guest

Shari Lapeña

Book

"A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway. But when the storm hits, no one is getting away. It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing maybe...

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Record of a spaceborn few  by Becky Chambers

Record of a spaceborn few

Becky Chambers

Book

"Hundreds of years ago, the last humans on Earth boarded the Exodus Fleet in search of a new home among the stars. After centuries spent wandering empty space, their descendants were eventually accepted by the well-established species that govern the...

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In the blood  by Ruth Mancini

In the blood

Ruth Mancini

Book

"Criminal defence lawyer Sarah Kellerman takes on a case of a young single mother accused of the unthinkable: poisoning her own baby. With salt. The mother, Ellie, denies the charges, but even as Sarah begins to believe her, something about her story...

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Last time I lied  by Riley Sager

Last time I lied

Riley Sager

Book

"Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of...

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The last thing I told you  by Emily Arsenault

The last thing I told you

Emily Arsenault

Book

"Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead; bludgeoned in his office. But that doesn't stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him in her head. Why did she come back to her hometown after so many years away? Everyone here thinks she's crazy. She has...

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Scrublands  by Chris (Journalist) Hammer

Scrublands

Chris (Journalist) Hammer

Book

"In an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin S...

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The light between us  by Katie Khan

The light between us

Katie Khan

Book

"Isaac and Thea were once close, but they've grown apart. Thea works tirelessly, convinced she can prove everyone around her wrong; convinced she can prove that time travel is possible. But when one of her attempts goes wrong, she finds herself picking...

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Her mother's hands  by Karmele Jaio

Her mother's hands

Karmele Jaio

Book

"Have you ever had the feeling of not truly knowing your nearest and dearest? The precarious balance in the life of Nerea, a thirty-something journalist, breaks down when her mother, Luisa, is hospitalised with total amnesia. Nerea, who feels guilty for...

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The date  by Louise Jensen

The date

Louise Jensen

Book

Something has happened to Alison Taylor. Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, she is excited. She is about to take...

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Beautiful revolutionary  by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Beautiful revolutionary

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Book

"It's the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister's daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart. Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen...

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I am Heathcliff

I am Heathcliff

Book

16 modern fiction superstars shine a startling light on the romance and pain of the infamous literary pair Heathcliff and Cathy. Short stories to stir the heart and awaken vital conversation about love. Sixteen stories inspired by Wuthering Heights. ...

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Memo from Turner  by Tim Willocks

Memo from Turner

Tim Willocks

Book

What happens when a man of absolute integrity finds himself trapped in a world of absolute corruption? During a weekend spree in Cape Town a young, rich, Afrikaner fatally injures a teenaged street girl with his Range Rover - but is too drunk to know...

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The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man  by Jonas Jonasson

The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man

Jonas Jonasson

Book

It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that...

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The masterpiece  by Fiona Davis

The masterpiece

Fiona Davis

Book

"For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone...

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The distance home  by Paula Saunders

The distance home

Paula Saunders

Book

In the years after World War II, the bleak yet beautiful plains of South Dakota still embody all the contradictions--the ruggedness and the promise--of the old frontier. This is a place where you can eat strawberries from wild vines, where lightning reveals...

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Open me  by Lisa Locascio

Open me

Lisa Locascio

Book

Roxana Olsen has always dreamed of going to Paris, and after high school graduation finally plans to travel there on a study abroad program--a welcome reprieve from the bruising fallout of her parents' divorce. But a logistical mix-up brings Roxana t...

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The prisoner in the castle  by Susan Elia MacNeal

The prisoner in the castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

Book

"Set during World War II. American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group of captive agents on an isolated Scottish island. Maggie is being held prisoner on a remote Scottish island with...

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The Washington decree  by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Washington decree

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Book

"Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy "Doggie" Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie ...

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Desperate girls  by Laura Griffin

Desperate girls

Laura Griffin

Book

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is a force to reckon with in the courtroom, but in her personal life she's a mess. When a vicious murderer she prosecuted resurfaces and starts killing everyone who helped put him behind bars, Brynn turns to a private ...

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The drama teacher  by Koren Zailckas

The drama teacher

Koren Zailckas

Book

Gracie Mueller is a proud mother of two and devoted wife, living with her husband Randy in upstate New York. Her life is complicated by the usual tedium and stressors--young children, marriage, money--and she's settled down comfortably enough. But when...

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Avalanche  by Mercedes Lackey

Avalanche

Mercedes Lackey

Book

"Ultima Thule has been destroyed—but somehow the Thulians mounted an even bigger force to destroy Metis. The Metisians that escaped the carnage and destruction of their secret city now must somehow find somewhere safe to go—without getting snapped up...

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Watching you  by Lisa Jewell

Watching you

Lisa Jewell

Book

"What begins as an innocent crush develops into a dangerous infatuation. Everyone in the leafy suburb of Melville, Bristol, loves Tom Fitzwilliam. The charismatic head teacher has saved the local school from ruin and brought the community together as...

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Pieces of her  by Karin Slaughter

Pieces of her

Karin Slaughter

Book

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she's spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she's n...

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Just before I died  by S. K. Tremayne

Just before I died

S. K. Tremayne

Book

Why did you do that to me Mummy, don't you love me? Kath lives with her husband Adam and daughter Lyla in a desolate stone longhouse deep in Dartmoor National Park. She likes her life - the moors are beautiful, if bleak - and she counts herself as happy,...

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Homecomings  by Marcia Willett

Homecomings

Marcia Willett

Book

At the end of the row of fishermen's cottages by the harbor's edge, stands an old granite house. First it belonged to Ned's parents; then Ned dropped anchor here after a life at sea and called it home. His nephew Hugo moved in too, swapping London for...

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