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All fiction new titles

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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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Girls who lie by 1988- author. Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Girls who lie

1988- author. Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Audio CD

When single mother MarÍanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, everyone assumes that she's taken her own life... until her body is found in the Grábrók lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder....

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The getaway by Isabelle Broom

The getaway

Isabelle Broom

Audio CD

Most people travel to Croatia for its endless sunshine, pebbly beaches and crystal clear sea. Kate goes there to disappear. She needs to escape from a life that has fallen apart, and no one on the beautiful island of Hvar knows who she is or what she's...

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The secret of Excalibur by Andy McDermott

The secret of Excalibur

Andy McDermott

Audio CD

Said to make whoever holds it unstoppable in battle, the sword Excalibur has been coveted across the ages, and thought lost for over a thousand years. Historian Bernd Rust believes he can locate Excalibur... and that the sword is the key to harnessing...

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Summer at the French olive grove by Sophie Claire

Summer at the French olive grove

Sophie Claire

Audio CD

Filmmaker Lily's life is all about work and adventure. So when she suffers an accident on her travels and finds herself recuperating in the quiet French seaside village where she spent her childhood, she can't wait to escape. Not least because Olivier...

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Golden girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Golden girl

Elin Hilderbrand

Audio CD

When Vivian Howe, author of 13 novels and mother of three grown-up children, is killed in a hit-and-run incident while jogging near her home, she ascends to the Beyond. Because her death was unfair, she is allowed to watch what happens below with her...

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The island home by Libby Page

The island home

Libby Page

Audio CD

Lorna's world is small but safe. She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly 20 years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up. Alice's world...

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The moment I met you by Debbie (Debbie M.) author. Johnson

The moment I met you

Debbie (Debbie M.) author. Johnson

Audio CD

Elena Goodwin could never have known that her dream holiday to Mexico would change her life forever. She thought that she was in charge of her own destiny. But on a gorgeous summer evening, her whole world is ripped from under her feet in a single moment....

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Dead ground by M. W. (Mike W.) Craven

Dead ground

M. W. (Mike W.) Craven

Audio CD

Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly...

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A quiet man by Tom Wood

A quiet man

Tom Wood

Audio CD

One day a man arrives in town. The assassin known as Victor is hiding out in a small motel in Canada after a job across the border. A few days laying low and he'll be gone, leaving no trace behind. He doesn't count on getting to know a mother and her...

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The Spitfire girl in the skies by Fenella-Jane Miller

The Spitfire girl in the skies

Fenella-Jane Miller

Audio CD

Hampshire, 1940. Ellie Simpson is attached to an Air Transport Auxiliary base in Hampshire. Life as an ATA pilot is tough, but despite the long hours and danger, Ellie can think of nowhere she'd rather be. Not only does she love flying, but doing important...

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The miller's daughter by Elizabeth Gill

The miller's daughter

Elizabeth Gill

Audio CD

Grieving for their mother and abandoned by their father, Mary and her siblings seek refuge at the foundling school. But the school has its own struggles, short-staffed since Hilary married. When the nuns hire Mary's father, and he arrives with the pr...

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The market stall girl by AnneMarie Brear

The market stall girl

AnneMarie Brear

Audio CD

Yorkshire, 1913. Beth Beaumont enjoys her life as a rhubarb farmer's daughter. Although not thinking of marriage, when Beth meets village miner Noah Jackson, she is suddenly very aware of Noah is a man who could change her mind. But a disaster at the...

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Girl with secrets by Carol Rivers

Girl with secrets

Carol Rivers

Audio CD

East London, 1938. Nine-year-old Daisy Purbright is a country girl at heart and together with beloved brother Bobby, they've enjoyed the endless freedoms of rural England. But when her father gambles the family's fortunes on a speculative investment ...

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Act of love by Iris Gower

Act of love

Iris Gower

Audio CD

When Ella Burton takes a job as a lowly cleaner at the glamorous Palace theatre in Swansea, she is surprised by how quickly she takes to the job - it's as if she was born for a life in the theatre. Unlike Kathleen, who wants her name in lights, backstage...

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Whitsunday dawn by Annie Seaton

Whitsunday dawn

Annie Seaton

Audio CD

When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for a big mining company, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the p...

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Searching for Charlotte  by Kate Forsyth

Searching for Charlotte

Kate Forsyth

Audio CD

In 1841, Australia's first children's book was published, the anonymous writer known only as 'a lady long resident in New South Wales'. The identity of the author was one of the most puzzling literary mysteries until 1981, when she was finally given a...

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Nancy business by R.W.R. (Rob W. R.) author. McDonald

Nancy business

R.W.R. (Rob W. R.) author. McDonald

Audio CD

It's been four months since Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon were together for Christmas. Now back for the first anniversary of Tippy's father's death, the Nancys are reformed when Riverstone is rocked by an early morning explosion that kills three people...

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Her heart's choice by Rosie Meddon

Her heart's choice

Rosie Meddon

Audio CD

Lou Channer wants a life outside of North Devon, somewhere she's never left. She yearns to contribute to the war effort and takes a job as a clerk in the Royal Canadian Naval Yard in Plymouth, lodging with other girls from the depot who take her under...

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The lost valley by Jennifer Scoullar

The lost valley

Jennifer Scoullar

Audio CD

Tasmania, 1929: Ten-year-old-twins Tom and Harry Abbott are orphaned by a tragedy that shocks Hobart society. They find sanctuary with their reclusive grandmother, growing up in the remote and rugged Binburra ranges - a place where kind-hearted Tom discovers...

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Two-way murder by E. C. R. Lorac

Two-way murder

E. C. R. Lorac

Audio CD

It is a dark and misty night and bachelors Nicholas and Ian are driving to the ball at Fordings, a beautiful concert hall in the countryside. There waits the charming Dilys Maine, and a party buzzing with rumours of one Rosemary Reeve who disappeared...

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Perfect lie by Claire Sheldon

Perfect lie

Claire Sheldon

Audio CD

Jen Garner tries her best to be 'wife and mother of the year'. She helps organise school plays and accompanies her husband to company dinners, all with a big smile on her face. But Jen has started to receive strange gifts in the post... first flowers,...

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Palace of the drowned by Christine (Christine Rose) author. Mangan

Palace of the drowned

Christine (Christine Rose) author. ...

Audio CD

Sequestered within an aging palazzo, Frankie Croy finds comfort in the emptiness of Venice in winter. Desperate to rediscover the success of her first novel, she attempts to ignore the growing fear that the end of her career is imminent. And then Gil...

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Sunrise by the sea by Jenny Colgan

Sunrise by the sea

Jenny Colgan

Audio CD

Marisa Rosso is struggling. Since the death of her beloved grandfather back home in Italy, she can't seem to find a way out of her grief. So when her flatmate offers her one of his uncle's rentals on a remote tidal island off the Cornish Coast, Marisa...

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Above and beyond by Saskia Swann

Above and beyond

Saskia Swann

Audio CD

Heavily in debt, and earning peanuts as a 'trolley dolly', Saskia Swann desperately needed to get her life back on track. After a chance meeting, she landed a job as cabin crew - but this time on a private jet. Suddenly, she found herself transported...

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The pact by S. J. author. Bolton

The pact

S. J. author. Bolton

Audio CD

A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures - until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed. Eighteeen-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on...

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The orange grove by Rosanna Ley

The orange grove

Rosanna Ley

Audio CD

Holly loves making marmalade. She returns to the Dorset landscape of her childhood to open Bitter Orange, a shop celebrating the fruit that first inspired her. Holly's mother Ella has always loved Seville. So why is she reluctant to go back there with...

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Fletchers End by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Fletchers End

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Audio CD

Shortly before Bel's marriage to Ellis Brownlee, her friend, Louise Armstrong, goes house hunting for them and discovers a charming but neglected old stone cottage in the Cotswolds. Bel adores the house, called Fletchers End. Ellis buys the place from...

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Shadows over the Spanish sun by Caroline Montague

Shadows over the Spanish sun

Caroline Montague

Audio CD

Mia Ferris's heart has always belonged in Spain. Every childhood summer was spent at her grandfather's hacienda. So when she learns that he has fallen from his horse, she knows that she belongs by his bedside - even if it means leaving behind her life...

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Murder at Madame Tussauds by Jim Eldridge

Murder at Madame Tussauds

Jim Eldridge

Audio CD

London, 1896. Madame Tussauds opens to find one of its nightwatchmen decapitated and his colleague nowhere to be found. To the police, the case seems simple: one killed the other and fled, but workers at the museum aren't convinced. Although forbidden...

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Murder on the island by Daisy White

Murder on the island

Daisy White

Audio CD

When recently divorced Chloe Canton is gifted her grandmother's house in Bermuda in her will, it seems a perfect time for a fresh start. Her chance at paradise comes with a rundown business, a neighbour who is putting pressure on her to sell up for.....

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Robin Hood and the Castle of Bones by Angus Donald

Robin Hood and the Castle of Bones

Angus Donald

Audio CD

Spring 1192. Robin Hood and his band of men, travelling home from the Third Crusade, find themselves in the lush, wine-rich Duchy of Burgundy. When they are captured by a renegade knight, and taken across the River Saone to the rival County of Burgundy,...

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The best things by Mel Giedroyc

The best things

Mel Giedroyc

Audio CD

Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself. All she wants to do is lie down. Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop. Their bank cards are being declined. The children have gone feral. And...

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Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Hostage

Clare Mackintosh

Audio CD

The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey. Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on th...

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The coldest case by Martin Walker

The coldest case

Martin Walker

Audio CD

Bruno Courrèges is Chief of Police of the lovely town of St Denis in the Dordogne. His main wish is to keep the local people safe. For 30 years, Bruno's boss, J-J, has been obsessed with his first case. A young male body was found in the woods near St...

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The last house on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The last house on Needless Street

Catriona Ward

Audio CD

This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge. This is the story of Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things are true. And yet some of them are lies....

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The Stratford murder by Mike Hollow

The Stratford murder

Mike Hollow

Audio CD

October 1940. Bombs are falling on Stratford when air-raid warden Sylvia Parks sees a house with a light shining like a beacon to the enemy aircraft overhead, violating the strict blackout regulations. With no answer at the door she manages to break in,...

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Powder smoke by Andrew Martin

Powder smoke

Andrew Martin

Audio CD

York railway station, December 1925. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer is enjoying a pint in the Parlour Bar before accompanying his wife, Lydia, to a charitable function. But Jim is alarmed to see a man pointing a revolver in his direction. His thoughts...

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Love and fury by Samantha Silva

Love and fury

Samantha Silva

Audio CD

August, 1797. When Mary Wollstonecraft's labour begins everything appears normal, and she anticipates being back at her usual occupations before too long. However, after her baby girl, her second daughter, is delivered, both mother and child will fight...

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City of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder

City of Zirdai

Maria V. Snyder

Audio CD

"'It's suicide, Shyla. You're the prize they want.' Through her courage and tenacity, Shyla Sun-Kissed has awoken the power of The Eyes of Tamburah. But this feat only marks the beginning of the challenges that the magical order, the Invisible Sword,...

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The cookbook of common prayer by Francesca Haig

The cookbook of common prayer

Francesca Haig

Audio CD

"When Gill and Gabe's eldest son drowns overseas, they decide they must hide the truth from their desperately unwell teenaged daughter. But as Gill begins to send letters from her dead son to his sister, the increasingly elaborate lie threatens to prove...

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien

The Hobbit

J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkie...

Audio CD

Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dange...

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In the blood by Margaret Kirk

In the blood

Margaret Kirk

Audio CD

The bloated remains of a man are discovered bound to a derelict pier in Orkney and DCI Lukas Mahler dispatches a team to investigate. But when the body is identified as Alex Fleming - Mahler's former colleague - the case becomes personal. Mahler's...

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The man who vanished and the dog who waited by Kate (Contemporary artist) author. High

The man who vanished and the dog who waited

Kate (Contemporary artist) author. ...

Audio CD

Summer in the Lincolnshire Wolds and Clarice gets a phone call from her friend Louise, asking whether she can look after Susie, her son's lively Boxer, as Guy has gone missing from the family home. His mother thinks he has been suffering from depression...

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One last time by Helga Flatland

One last time

Helga Flatland

Audio CD

Anne's life is rushing to an unexpected and untimely end. But her diagnosis of terminal cancer isn't just a shock for her - and for her daughter Sigrid and granddaughter Mia - it shines a spotlight onto their fractured and uncomfortable relationships....

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Forfeit by Barbara Nadel

Forfeit

Barbara Nadel

Audio CD

TV star Erol Gencer is found dead at his home on the outskirts of Istanbul. Beside him lies a Syrian refugee whose stomach has been split open with a cheese knife. The dead Syrian is soon identified as Wael Al Hussain, whose wife is in prison for attempting...

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From Shetland, with love by Erin Green

From Shetland, with love

Erin Green

Audio CD

When Jemima loses her beloved grandfather, keeping his allotment alive seems like an ideal way to feel close to him. Finally Melissa has the allotment she's been longing for to distract her while her husband works away - even if it is chest-high in weeds....

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The handover by David M. author. Barnett

The handover

David M. author. Barnett

Audio CD

Daisy is the night security guard at the Manchester Museum of Social History. She takes her job very seriously, protecting the museum from teenage troublemakers. Nate works the day shift, though he'd be more suited as a museum guide the way he chats with...

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The surprising days of Isla Pembroke by Tamsin Keily

The surprising days of Isla Pembroke

Tamsin Keily

Audio CD

If Isla Pembroke could turn back time, she knows exactly which days of her life she would change. The day she started working in the local aquarium, not knowing that she'd still be stuck there seven years later. The day her sister Morgan ran away from...

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The guesthouse at Lobster Bay by Annie Robertson

The guesthouse at Lobster Bay

Annie Robertson

Audio CD

When Emma sees The Guesthouse at Lobster Bay for sale online, she knows it is exactly the fresh start she needs to recover from a recent trauma. Emma has one month to get the handsome, terraced house with stunning sea views in order before her first ...

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The Kew Gardens girls at war by Posy Lovell

The Kew Gardens girls at war

Posy Lovell

Audio CD

When Daisy Turner's new husband joins the RAF to fight the Battle of Britain, her mother Ivy suggests she joins the gardeners at Kew to keep busy. Meanwhile Beth Sanderson is furious after her father stops her applying to medical school. Angry and fr...

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Faithless in death by J. D. Robb

Faithless in death

J. D. Robb

Audio CD

It's a beautiful Spring day in NYC when Eve Dallas gets an early morning murder call. A talented young sculptor hasn't had such a perfect day in May. Killed by her own hammer, it looks like an argument with a jealous partner at first, but it soon becomes...

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The five shilling children by Lindsey Hutchinson

The five shilling children

Lindsey Hutchinson

Audio CD

Adam and Polly Fitch face a bleak future after being sold for just five shillings to Miss Reed's orphanage by their bullying father. But the orphanage does have one advantage - a merry band of children who soon form their own kind of family - and they're...

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Home to the hills by Dee Yates

Home to the hills

Dee Yates

Audio CD

After the Second World War, Ellen and her daughter Netta make the journey from Germany back to Scotland. Nestled in the hills of the Southern Uplands is the farm where Ellen grew up - the home she left to be with the only man she's ever loved. She is...

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The post office girls by Poppy Cooper

The post office girls

Poppy Cooper

Audio CD

1915. Beth Healey hopes that she will be able to forget the ghastly war and celebrate her 18th birthday, but her twin brother Ned announces that he has signed up to fight. Beth applies to join the Army Post Office's new Home Depot. She soon makes friends...

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The Charleston scandal by Pamela Hart

The Charleston scandal

Pamela Hart

Audio CD

London, 1920s: Kit Linton, a privileged young Australian aiming to become a star, arrives in the city to find the Jazz Age in full swing. Cast in a West End play opposite another young hopeful, Canadian Zeke Gardiner, she dances blithely into the hea...

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Present tense by Natalie Conyer

Present tense

Natalie Conyer

Audio CD

Retired police chief Piet Pieterse has been murdered, necklaced in fact. A tyre placed round his neck, doused with petrol, set alight. An execution from the apartheid era and one generally confined to collaborators. Who would target Pieterse this way,...

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Fortune's son by Jennifer Scoullar

Fortune's son

Jennifer Scoullar

Audio CD

Young Luke Tyler has everything going for him: brains, looks and a larrikin charm that turns heads. The future appears bright, until he defends his sister from the powerful Sir Henry Abbott. His reward is fifteen years hard labour on a prison farm in...

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There is a season by Elizabeth Murphy

There is a season

Elizabeth Murphy

Audio CD

Cathy is glad to have her husband back now the Great War is over. Struggling to keep the peace, Cathy has her work cut out for her, as the pair seem unable to see eye-to-eye. Surviving with four children on Greg's meagre wages is hard enough without ...

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This is how we are human by Louise Beech

This is how we are human

Louise Beech

Audio CD

Sebastian James Murphy is 20 years, six months and two days old. He loves swimming, fried eggs and Billy Ocean. Sebastian is autistic. And lonely. Veronica wants her son Sebastian to be happy. She wants the world to accept him for who he is. She is a...

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Everything happens for a reason by Katie Allen

Everything happens for a reason

Katie Allen

Audio CD

Mum-to-be Rachel did everything right, but it all went wrong. Her son, Luke, was stillborn and she finds herself on maternity leave without a baby, trying to make sense of her loss. When a misguided well-wisher tells her that 'everything happens for a...

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Widow's island by L. A. author. Larkin

Widow's island

L. A. author. Larkin

Audio CD

It's already dark when Stephanie Miller returns to her lakeside home on Whisper Island. Remote and isolated with a view over the water, it's the way Stephanie has chosen to live since her husband died. Calling out her daughter's name as she closes the...

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A class act by Gervase Phinn

A class act

Gervase Phinn

Audio CD

Change is afoot in the usually sleepy village of Risingdale. Gerald Gaunt, headmaster of the primary school for over 30 years, is retiring. He hopes that his replacement will work with him to secure a bright, happy future for the school. But Mr Smart...

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The art of the assassin by Kevin Sullivan

The art of the assassin

Kevin Sullivan

Audio CD

Glasgow, 1898. A man is found stabbed to death in a tenement block. Juan Cameron, photographer-cum-sleuth, is drafted in in the hope he can bring to light what the eye may overlook. Yet Juan has problems of his own. Following the tragic death of his father...

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A taste of home by Heidi Swain

A taste of home

Heidi Swain

Audio CD

Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family's Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi's recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece...

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Everything is beautiful by Eleanor Ray

Everything is beautiful

Eleanor Ray

Audio CD

When Amy Ashton's world fell apart eleven years ago, she started a collection. Just a few keepsakes of happier times: some honeysuckle to remind herself of the boy she loved, a chipped china bird, an old terracotta pot... To Amy, those things represent...

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Limelight by Graham Hurley

Limelight

Graham Hurley

Audio CD

Actress Enora Andressen is catching up with her ex-neighbour, Evelyn Warlock, who's recently retired to the comely East Devon seaside town of Budleigh Salterton. The peace, the friendship of strangers and the town's prestigious literary festival... E...

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End of the line by Robert Scragg

End of the line

Robert Scragg

Audio CD

Detective Jake Porter's life was ripped apart by the hit-and-run driver that killed his wife. The life he has been building up piece by piece is rocked by the discovery of new evidence. At the same time, he has a volatile case to juggle. Ross Henderson...

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River of sins by Sarah Hawkswood

River of sins

Sarah Hawkswood

Audio CD

July 1144. Ricolde, 'the finest whore in Worcester', is found butchered on an island a few miles up the River Severn. How did she get there, who killed her, and why? Uncovering details of her life and her past reveal a woman with hidden depths and hi...

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New beginnings at the little house in the sun by Chris Penhall

New beginnings at the little house in the sun

Chris Penhall

Audio CD

Alice Dorothy Matthews is on the road to paradise! She's sold her house in London, got rid of her nasty ex and arranged her move to Portugal where friendship and romance awaits. All that's left to do is find a place to call home. But Alice's dreams are...

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Strange tricks by Syd Moore

Strange tricks

Syd Moore

Audio CD

Secretly Rosie Strange has always thought herself a little bit more interesting than most people - the legacy her family has bequeathed her is definitely so, she's long believed. But then life takes a peculiar turn when the Strange legacy turns out not...

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Skelton's guide to suitcase murders by David Stafford

Skelton's guide to suitcase murders

David Stafford

Audio CD

A woman's dismembered corpse is discovered in a quarry, and police quickly link the victim back to their chief suspect: her husband, Doctor Ibraham Aziz. His wife had been planning to leave him, so his guilt isn't in doubt as far as local law enforcement...

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The child from the ash pits by Chrissie Walsh

The child from the ash pits

Chrissie Walsh

Audio CD

In the aftermath of the General Strike, times are tough for coal miners and their families. When Cally loses her beloved mum, she hopes her father will comfort her. But instead she soon acquires a cruel stepmother, and Cally begins to fear that she is...

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Murder's a swine by Nap Lombard

Murder's a swine

Nap Lombard

Audio CD

When newlyweds Agnes and Andrew Kinghof are present for the discovery of an over-ripe corpse in the air-raid shelter of their apartment building, the two set out to put their amateur detective skills to work. The dead man's sister is nearly frightened...

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Winter of despair by Cora Harrison

Winter of despair

Cora Harrison

Audio CD

November 1853. Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut. Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting titled A Winter of Despair. Wil...

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Starry, starry night by Marcia Willett

Starry, starry night

Marcia Willett

Audio CD

Childhood friends and cousins Leo and Alice had imagined their whole lives playing out on their beloved Devon beach. But one night, sitting on the sand beneath the stars, Alice tells Leo a secret that must never be shared, then packs her bag and flees....

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The miner's lass by Glenda Young

The miner's lass

Glenda Young

Audio CD

A life of poverty in a cramped pit cottage is all that 17-year-old Ruby Dinsdale has known. Even with her father and younger brother working at the coal mine, money is tight. Her mother Mary is skilled at stretching what little they have, but the sma...

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A valley dream by Anna Jacobs

A valley dream

Anna Jacobs

Audio CD

1935. At 36, Bella Porter is dependent on her abusive cousin, Thomas, acting as his unpaid servant. A kind relative leaves her a house in the village of Backshaw Moss. The house is on the edge of a slum and in a state of disrepair. As kind people help...

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The good mother by Rae Cairns

The good mother

Rae Cairns

Audio CD

"Australian soccer mum Sarah Calhoun keeps the terrifying secrets of her time as an overseas aid worker from everyone she loves. Until two men from Northern Ireland hunt her down - one an obsessive policeman with demons of his own, the other a brutal...

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Waiting to begin by Amanda Prowse

Waiting to begin

Amanda Prowse

Audio CD

"1984. Bessie is a confident 16-year-old girl with the world at her feet, dreaming of what life will bring and what she'll bring to this life. Then everything comes crashing down. Her bright and trusting smile is lost, banished by shame - and a secret...

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I was a boy in Belsen by Tomi Reichental

I was a boy in Belsen

Tomi Reichental

Audio CD

'In the last couple of years I realised that, as one of the last witnesses, I must speak out.' Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp. He was nine...

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A quarter glass of milk by Moire O'Sullivan

A quarter glass of milk

Moire O'Sullivan

Audio CD

"When Moire O'Sullivan's husband, Pete, took his own life, she was left with a stark choice - to weep forever over the glass of milk that had just spilt or get on with the quarter that was still remaining.As Moire charts the first harrowing year after...

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The puma years by Laura Coleman

The puma years

Laura Coleman

Audio CD

"Laura was in her early 20s and directionless when she quit her job to backpack in Bolivia. Fate landed her at a wildlife sanctuary on the edge of the Amazon jungle where she was assigned to a beautiful and complex puma named Wayra. Wide-eyed, inexpe...

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The hive by Gregg Olsen

The hive

Gregg Olsen

Audio CD

"In the Pacific Northwest, police officer Lindsay Jackman is investigating the murder of a young journalist found at the bottom of a ravine. Lindsay soon learns that the victim was writing an expos.̌ Her subject: a charismatic wellness guru who's pul...

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The dying diplomats club by Matthew Benns

The dying diplomats club

Matthew Benns

Audio CD

What should have been a glittering New Year's Eve at Kirribilli House takes a fatal turn. Can Nick and La Contessa unmask a murderer? And what has their intrepid beagle Baxter discovered in the Prime Minister's bedroom?

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Loud by Tana Douglas

Loud

Tana Douglas

Audio CD

"What goes on tour stays on tour - unless you're the the first woman roadie in the world. At just 15, Tana Douglas ran away to the circus that was rock 'n' roll in the 1970s, taking a job with a young and upcoming band called AC/DC. While still a teenager...

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The first three months by Fran Chavasse

The first three months

Fran Chavasse

Audio CD

"The first 12 weeks of a baby's life can be a challenge for any new parent. Tresillian's experienced, expert advice will guide you through with practical tips and real-life stories, set out in an accessible format for tired brains. This easy-to-use g...

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Barrenjoey Road by Neil Mercer

Barrenjoey Road

Neil Mercer

Audio CD

"A gripping expose of a notorious cold case. 1978. An idyllic beachside community. A series of abductions and rapes. So what happened to Trudie Adams? Back in the 1970s, Sydney's Northern Beaches felt like a slice of paradise to those lucky enough to...

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The covered wife by Lisa Emanuel

The covered wife

Lisa Emanuel

Audio CD

Sarah is a smart, young lawyer living in Bondi when she falls head over heels. Daniel is handsome, passionate and is part of the kind of large, chaotically loving family Sarah longed for as an only child. When Daniel introduces her to a charismatic y...

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Digging up dirt by Pamela (Fiction writer) Hart

Digging up dirt

Pamela (Fiction writer) Hart

Audio CD

"Unfortunately, 'help' comes in the form of Dr Julieanne Weaver, archaeologist, political hopeful and Poppy's old enemy. She declares the bones evidence of a rare breed of fat-tailed sheep and slaps a heritage order on the site. The resultant archaeo...

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The night always comes by Willy Vlautin

The night always comes

Willy Vlautin

Audio CD

"Between looking after her brother, working two low-paid jobs, and trying to take part-time college classes, Lynette is dangerously tired. Every penny she's earned for years, she's put into savings,trying to scrape together enough to take out a mortgage...

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The couple by Helly Acton

The couple

Helly Acton

Audio CD

"Millie is a perfectionist. She's happy, she's successful - and, with a great support network of friends and family (and a very grumpy cat) around her, she's never lonely. She has her dream job at a big tech firm and is on track to become the company...

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The imposter by Anna Wharton

The imposter

Anna Wharton

Audio CD

"Chloe lives a quiet life. Working as a newspaper archivist in the day and taking care of her Nan in the evening, she's happy simply to read about the lives of others as she files away the news clippings from the safety of her desk. But there's one story...

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The heartbeat of trees  by Peter Wohlleben

The heartbeat of trees

Peter Wohlleben

Audio CD

In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of cell phone addiction, climate change, and urban life, many of us fear we've lost...

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The children God forgot by Graham Masterton

The children God forgot

Graham Masterton

Audio CD

"A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains. The chief surgeon performs a C-section, and delivers a catastrophically malformed foetus that is somehow alive. Sewage engineer Gemma is plunged into a ghostly darkness in the tunnel where...

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Pew by Catherine Lacey

Pew

Catherine Lacey

Audio CD

"Fleeing a past they can no longer remember, Pew wakes on a church bench, surrounded by curious strangers. Pew doesn't have a name, they've forgotten it. Pew doesn't know if they're a girl or a boy, a child or an almost-adult. Is Pew an orphan, or so...

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No visible bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder

No visible bruises

Rachel Louise Snyder

Audio CD

"An average of 137 women are killed by familial violence worldwide every day. In the UK alone, two women die each week at the hands of their partners, and in the US domestic violence homicides have risen by 32% since 2017. The WHO deems it a 'global ...

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Trust exercise by Susan Choi

Trust exercise

Susan Choi

Audio CD

"Sarah and David are in love - the obsessive, uncertain love of teenagers on the edge of adulthood. They have just started their first term at a performing arts school, where the rules are made by their magnetic drama instructor. Enclosing his students...

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Every vow you break by Peter Swanson

Every vow you break

Peter Swanson

Audio CD

"Abigail Baskin never thought she'd fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident out of her mind, and now believes she...

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The crocodile hunter by Gerald Seymour

The crocodile hunter

Gerald Seymour

Audio CD

"In the office at MI5, they call Jonas Merrick 'the eternal flame'. It isn't a compliment. It's because he never goes out. He never goes undercover, does surveillance, or goes with the teams that kick down the doors or seize the suspects off the street....

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The cut by Christopher Brookmyre

The cut

Christopher Brookmyre

Audio CD

"Millie Spark can kill anyone. A special effects make-up artist, her talent is to create realistic scenes of bloody violence. Then, one day, she wakes to find her lover dead in her bed. Twenty-five years later, her sentence for murder served, Millicent...

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