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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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Deep black lies  by Caroline Carver

Deep black lies

Caroline Carver

Book

"The last thing psychotherapist Harry Hope expects on his walk home one evening is to be knifed. At first, he thinks it's a random event. But as the police investigate further, seemingly unrelated attacks, Harry is shocked to discover that every victim...

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Cold echo  by Caroline Carver

Cold echo

Caroline Carver

Book

"Should you trust your best friend with your life? Harry, Lucas and Guy were best friends when they were kids. But then they made a terrible mistake and their friendship shattered, forcing them to cut all ties. Years later, a man's head is discovered...

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When we were brave  by Suzanne Kelman

When we were brave

Suzanne Kelman

Book

"The face of the woman in the photograph was tilted upwards, as if enjoying the sunshine just for a moment, even as the wreckage of the bombed-out street lay behind her... 1944, Cornwall: Blinded by love, Vivienne Hamilton eloped to Paris with a Nazi...

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The Golden Oldies Guesthouse  by Dee MacDonald

The Golden Oldies Guesthouse

Dee MacDonald

Book

"Tess and Simon Sparrow may have a few more grey hairs and wrinkles than they used to, but that doesn't stop them being swept up in a whirlwind romance and starting over again. Swapping their city lives for an escape to the countryside, they fall in love...

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Cursed

Cursed

Book

"All the better to read you with... It's a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and they can happen to anyone, not just those of us with unpopular stepparents......

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The occurrence  by Robert Desiderio

The occurrence

Robert Desiderio

Book

"The discovery of an ancient cuneiform guides an unlikely group to a secret portal buried in the desert long ago. A near-death experience in the Iraq desert transforms the lives of the FBI's most wanted terrorist, and his young disciple, and alters the...

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The darkest shore  by Karen (Australian author) Brooks

The darkest shore

Karen (Australian author) Brooks

Book

"Scotland, 1703: Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who...

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More than just mum  by Rebecca Smith

More than just mum

Rebecca Smith

Book

"Hannah Thompson loves her family beyond words... but sometimes she wishes they would recognise her as more than just 'mum'. Eldest son Dylan is soon to be flying the nest, sixteen-year-old Scarlet keeps asking about penalties for worryingly specific...

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Second chance at the Belfast guesthouse  by Anne Doughty

Second chance at the Belfast guesthouse

Anne Doughty

Book

"Will love be enough to overcome the odds? It is 1960 and Clare Hamilton is returning home to her beloved Armagh to marry Andrew, her childhood sweetheart. Full of the hope and possibilities of a newlywed couple, they plan to turn Andrew's ancestral home...

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Just an ordinary family  by Fiona Lowe

Just an ordinary family

Fiona Lowe

Book

"Every family has its secrets... Alice Hunter is smarting from the raw deal life has thrown her way: suddenly single, jobless and forced to move home to her parents' tiny seaside town. And now she faces an uncomfortable truth: she wants her twin sister...

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Where the truth lies  by Karina Kilmore

Where the truth lies

Karina Kilmore

Book

"She was slipping away. The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come. Wispy transparent slipstreams of white. Cirrus. Pain smashed her head. Floating… When investigative journalist Chrissie O'Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she i...

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The hungry blade  by Lawrence Dudley

The hungry blade

Lawrence Dudley

Book

"Forty modern masterpieces are found concealed on a neutral ship in international waters sixteen months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Their provenance is sketchy and their final destination unknown. The Royal Navy suspects the works are 'degenerate...

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The companions  by Katie M. Flynn

The companions

Katie M. Flynn

Book

"In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can't go out, but the dead can come in--and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for ...

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The antidote for everything  by Kimmery Martin

The antidote for everything

Kimmery Martin

Book

"Urologist Georgia Brown's sense of self-preservation is kicked into high gear after she's sexually harassed by a male surgeon at her medical clinic, but her outrage grows when her best doctor friend, Jonah, is dismissed for treating transgender pati...

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Follow me  by Kathleen Barber

Follow me

Kathleen Barber

Book

"Audrey Miller has an enviable new job at the Smithsonian, a body by reformer Pilates, an apartment door with a broken lock, and hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers to bear witness to it all. Having just moved to Washington, DC, Audrey busies...

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The road to Zoe  by Nick Alexander

The road to Zoe

Nick Alexander

Book

"She ran away from the truth, but she can’t run forever... Seven years after his sister vanished without a trace, Jude is on the road, determined not to return home until he has found her. He wants to reunite his broken family, but more than this he wants...

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The best of Elizabeth Bear  by Elizabeth Bear

The best of Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear

Book

"From the start of her career, Elizabeth Bear has been one of the most distinctive voices in modern speculative fiction. Her debut novel, Hammered, won the Locus award for Best First Novel in 2005, the same year she received the John W. Campbell Award...

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The hidden girl and other stories  by Ken Liu

The hidden girl and other stories

Ken Liu

Book

"From award-winning author Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories. Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his science fiction and fantasy stories from the last...

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The liberation of Brigid Dunne  by Patricia Scanlan

The liberation of Brigid Dunne

Patricia Scanlan

Book

"When four feisty women from the same family get together at a family reunion, anything can happen... Marie-Claire, betrayed by her partner Marc, plans to teach him a lesson he will never forget. She travels home from Toronto to Ireland, to the house...

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The Patterdale plot  by Rebecca Tope

The Patterdale plot

Rebecca Tope

Book

"Simmy Brown had hoped that her autumn would be less frantic than usual to give her a chance to enjoy her pregnancy, her upcoming nuptials, and some time looking for a new house in the Patterdale area of the Lake District. But it is not to be. When one...

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Blindside  by James Patterson

Blindside

James Patterson

Book

"The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. The two strike a deal. Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet in...

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The night raids  by Jim Kelly

The night raids

Jim Kelly

Book

"A lone German bomber crosses the East coast of Britain on a moonless night in the long hot summer of 1940. The pilot picks up the silver thread of a river and following it to his target, drops his bomb over Cambridge's rail yards. The shell falls short...

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Adults  by Emma Jane Unsworth

Adults

Emma Jane Unsworth

Book

"Jenny McLaine is an adult. Supposedly. At thirty-five she owns her own house, writes for a cool magazine and has hilarious friends just a message away. But the thing is: She can’t actually afford her house since her criminally sexy ex-boyfriend Art left....

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Murder repeated  by Lesley Cookman

Murder repeated

Lesley Cookman

Book

"Ten years ago, an unfortunately none-too-rare story causes a furore in Kent, and indeed, the national media. A beautiful young woman with a promising career as a singer walks home alone from a party and is never seen again. There is no evidence, forensic...

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A SEAL always wins  by Holly Castillo

A SEAL always wins

Holly Castillo

Book

"Elite Navy SEAL Enrique "Phantom" Ramirez is trained to expect the unexpected, but his growing feelings for brilliant horse trainer Elena Garcia catch him completely off guard. Phantom needs Elena's help to maintain his SEAL team's cover - more critical...

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Death deserved  by Jørn Lier Horst

Death deserved

Jørn Lier Horst

Book

"Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of...

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The illness lesson  by Clare Beams

The illness lesson

Clare Beams

Book

"In Ashwell, Massachusetts, at the farm of Samuel Hood and his daughter, Caroline, a mysterious flock of red birds descends. Samuel, whose fame as a philosopher has waned in recent years, takes the birds' appearance as an omen that the time is ripe for...

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The last day  by Andy (Andrew Hunter) Murray

The last day

Andy (Andrew Hunter) Murray

Book

"2059. The world has stopped turning. One half suffers an endless frozen night; the other, nothing but burning sun. Only in a slim twilit region can life survive. In an isolationist Britain, Ellen Hopper receives a letter from a dying man. It contains...

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QualityLand  by Marc-Uwe Kling

QualityLand

Marc-Uwe Kling

Book

"Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps...

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Firewatching  by Russ Thomas

Firewatching

Russ Thomas

Book

"A body is found bricked into the walls of a house. From the state of the hands, it's clear the dead man was buried alive. Soon, the victim is linked to an old missing person's case and DS Adam Tyler is called. As the sole representative of South Yor...

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The guest List  by Lucy Foley

The guest List

Lucy Foley

Book

"On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a ...

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A daughter's ruin  by Kitty Neale

A daughter's ruin

Kitty Neale

Book

"Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love. Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones,...

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Two sisters  by Josephine Cox

Two sisters

Josephine Cox

Book

"The pretty Arnold sisters have grown up on their father’s farm and yearn for something more out of life than drudgery and toil. Ellen, loyal and honest, is her father’s favourite, but Georgina is impulsive and unreliable, and can’t please a father who...

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Five wakes and a wedding  by Karen Ross

Five wakes and a wedding

Karen Ross

Book

"Undertaker Nina Sherwood is full of good advice. For example, never wear lip gloss when you’re scattering ashes. Nina is your average 30-year-old with a steady job, a nice home - and dead bodies in her basement. As an undertaker, she often prefers the...

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No escape  by Arlene Hunt

No escape

Arlene Hunt

Book

"For sisters Yulia and Celestine, Ireland was supposed to be a sanctuary, a place where they could escape their violent past. They had no idea what the Ward family had in store for them when they were smuggled into the country.Then two high-ranking members...

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Calling on Quinn  by Blue Saffire

Calling on Quinn

Blue Saffire

Book

"Quinn Blackheart is a private investigator, former cop, and no-nonsense, take-charge kind of guy who adores his sprawling Irish family. He likes to check all the boxes, and his niece's gorgeous driving instructor just earned a place at the top of his...

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Desire lines  by Felicity Volk

Desire lines

Felicity Volk

Book

"Are you still a liar? The crafting of those five words, even without dispatch, left her chilled... Arctic Circle, 2012. On a lightless day at the end of the polar winter, landscape architect Evie Waddell finds herself exhuming the past as she burie...

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The girl in white gloves  by Kerri Maher

The girl in white gloves

Kerri Maher

Book

"Some women make headlines; an icon defies them. A vivid reimagining of the exhilarating and sensationalized life of Princess Grace of Monaco from the acclaimed author of The Kennedy Debutante. Hungry for her art and hopeful for the future, young Grace...

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The Lonely Hearts Dog Walkers  by Sheila Norton

The Lonely Hearts Dog Walkers

Sheila Norton

Book

"Can Nicola find her happy furever after? After separating from her husband, newly single Nicola decides to move back home to Furzewell - although living with her six-year-old daughter, Mia, and her mum, Ros, is not the future she'd ever imagined for...

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The river home  by Hannah Richell

The river home

Hannah Richell

Book

"The river can take you home. But the river can also drag you under... 'It's something she learned years ago - the hard way - and that she knows she will never forget: even the sweetest fruit will fall and rot into the earth, eventually. No matter how...

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Truths I never told you  by Kelly Rimmer

Truths I never told you

Kelly Rimmer

Book

"1959: Grace is a young mother with four children under four. All she ever wanted was to have a family of her own, but there are thoughts Grace cannot share with anyone about the true state of her marriage, and the terrifying numbness that engulfs her...

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Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone resurrection  by Joshua Hood

Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone resurrection

Joshua Hood

Book

"Treadstone made Jason Bourne an unstoppable force, but he's not the only one... Operation Treadstone has nearly ruined Adam Hayes. The top-secret CIA Black Ops program trained him to be an all but invincible assassin, but it also cost him his family...

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False value  by Ben Aaronovitch

False value

Ben Aaronovitch

Book

"Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with...

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Temporary  by Hilary Leichter

Temporary

Hilary Leichter

Book

In Temporary, a young woman's workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it's shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck...

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This town sleeps  by Dennis E. Staples

This town sleeps

Dennis E. Staples

Book

"Set on an Ojibwe reservation in northern Minnesota, This Town Sleeps is the story of Marion Lafournier, a gay Ojibwe man, and his search for meaning in a town he cannot seem to leave. When he begins a romance with a closeted former high school class...

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If you hear me  by Pascale Quiviger

If you hear me

Pascale Quiviger

Book

"Sliding doors open and close automatically, exit to the left, entrance to the right. Beyond it, cars go by, and pedestrians and cyclists. A large park behaves as if nothing has happened. The mirage of a world intact. In an instant, a life changes fo...

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Bury them deep  by James Oswald

Bury them deep

James Oswald

Book

"When a member of the Police Scotland team fails to clock-in for work, concern for her whereabouts is immediate... and the discovery of her burnt-out car in remote woodland to the south of Edinburgh sets off a desperate search for the missing woman. ...

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Into the valley  by James Craig

Into the valley

James Craig

Book

"To everyone's surprise, John Carlyle has been promoted to Commander. The new job comes with its own office, a PA, and a diary filled with meetings. Struggling to come to terms with the his new responsibilities, Carlyle finds his position threatened ...

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Here I am!  by Pauline Holdstock

Here I am!

Pauline Holdstock

Book

"Sometimes I forget that my Mum is dead. But that is probably better than remembering. When Frankie's mother dies, the six-year-old comes up with a plan: go to France, find a police station, and ask the officers to ring his father--and so begins...

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Low  by Jeet Thayil

Low

Jeet Thayil

Book

"Ullis went to the bathroom and carefully unfolded the business card and placed it on the sink. Then he rolled up a note and snorted the last of his wife's ashes... When Ullis discovers that his wife Aki has committed suicide, he escapes to Bombay with...

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Collision of lies  by Tom Threadgill

Collision of lies

Tom Threadgill

Book

"Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. But a fresh clue leads San Antonio police detective Amara Alvarez to the unlikely conclusion that one...

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The bard's blade  by Brian D. (Brian Don) Anderson

The bard's blade

Brian D. (Brian Don) Anderson

Book

"Mariyah enjoys a simple life in Vylari, a land magically sealed off from the outside world, where fear and hatred are all but unknown. There she's a renowned wine maker and her betrothed, Lem, is a musician of rare talent. Their destiny has never been...

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Black Sunday  by Tola Rotimi Abraham

Black Sunday

Tola Rotimi Abraham

Book

"Twin sisters Bibike and Ariyike are enjoying a relatively comfortable life in Lagos in 1996. Then their mother loses her job due to political strife, and the family, facing poverty, becomes drawn into the New Church, an institution led by a charismatic...

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The circus  by Jonas Karlsson

The circus

Jonas Karlsson

Book

"The narrator of The Circus is perfectly content with his quiet life. He works at a bakery counter, and in his free time organizes (and reorganizes) his record collection. He's not up to much the day his old school friend Magnus invites him to a circus,...

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The Sisters Grimm  by Menna van Praag

The Sisters Grimm

Menna van Praag

Book

"There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of sisters Grimm on Earth. You may well be one of them, though you might never know it. You think you're ordinary. You never suspect that you're stronger than you seem, braver than you feel or greater than you...

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Diary of a lonely girl, or the battle against free love  by Miriam Karpilove

Diary of a lonely girl, or the battle against free love

Miriam Karpilove

Book

"Karpilove's Diary of a Lonely Girl was first published serially in the Yiddish daily 'di Varhayt' in 1916-1918 and appeared in book form in 1918. The novel, told from the perspective of a diarist writing about her own love life, offers a raw persona...

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No neat endings  by Dominic Carew

No neat endings

Dominic Carew

Book

"A young man can't make love. A pedantic father spots a blemish in his new shorts and returns to the shop to demand their exchange. A girl rocks up to a Tinder date wearing a helmet. In nineteen short stories, 'No Neat Endings' pits its characters against...

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Untold night and day  by Su-a Pae

Untold night and day

Su-a Pae

Book

"A seductive, disorienting story about parallel lives, unfolding over a day and a night in the sweltering heat of Seoul's summer. For two years, 28-year-old Kim Ayami has worked at Seoul's only audio theatre for the blind. But Ayami has just been mad...

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Include me out  by María Sonia Cristoff

Include me out

María Sonia Cristoff

Book

"Mara is a simultaneous interpreter who moves to a provincial town in Argentina in order to speak as little as possible for a year. Steeled with the ten rules of silence set out in her manual of rhetoric, she takes a job as a guard in the local museum....

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Her quiet revolution  by Marianne Monson

Her quiet revolution

Marianne Monson

Book

"An historically rich novel that brings to life the fascinating story of America's first female state senator, Martha Hughes Cannon, who was also a doctor, suffragist, and champion of public health in the frontier territory of Utah in the late 19th century....

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Lord of the dark millennium  by Dan Abnett

Lord of the dark millennium

Dan Abnett

Book

"From the bloody battlefields of the Sabbat Crusade to the clandestine world of the Inquisition, and the grand stage of the galaxy-defining Horus Heresy, this anthology brings together for the first time all of the Warhammer 40,000 and Horus Heresy s...

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Warcry

Warcry

Book

"In the twisted remains of the Eightpoints, Archaon has raised the Varanspire as an indomitable bastion against the puppet forces of Order. From its halls, the call of the Everchosen resounds across the Mortal Realms, summoning the worthy to his side....

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Blue flowers  by Carola Saavedra

Blue flowers

Carola Saavedra

Book

"Marcos has just been through a divorce and moved into a new apartment. He feels alienated from his ex-wife, from his daughter, from society; everything feels flat and fake to him. He begins to receive letters at his new address from an anonymous tro...

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The wreckage  by Robin Morgan-Bentley

The wreckage

Robin Morgan-Bentley

Book

"Ben is driving on the motorway, on his usual commute to the school where he works. A day like any other - except for one man who, in a final despairing act, jumps in front of Ben's car, turning the teacher's world upside down in a single horrifying ...

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The holdout  by Graham Moore

The holdout

Graham Moore

Book

"In this twisty tale young juror Maya Seale is convinced that African American high school teacher Bobby Nock is innocent of killing the wealthy white female student with whom he appears to have been involved and persuades her fellow jurors likewise....

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Real life  by Brandon (Brandon L. G.) Taylor

Real life

Brandon (Brandon L. G.) Taylor

Book

"A novel of rare emotional power that excavates the social intricacies of a late-summer weekend - and a lifetime of buried pain. Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Mi...

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The opposite of fate  by Alison McGhee

The opposite of fate

Alison McGhee

Book

"Twenty-one-year-old Mallie Williams - scrappy, headstrong, and wise beyond her years - has just landed on her feet following a tumultuous youth when the unthinkable happens: she is violently assaulted. The crime leaves her comatose, surrounded by friends...

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The worst best man  by Mia Sosa

The worst best man

Mia Sosa

Book

"A wedding planner left at the altar? Yeah, the irony isn't lost on Carolina Santos, either. But despite that embarrassing blip from her past, Lina's offered an opportunity that could change her life. There's just one hitch... she has to collaborate with...

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Actress  by Anne Enright

Actress

Anne Enright

Book

"This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young N...

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The land beneath us  by Sarah Sundin

The land beneath us

Sarah Sundin

Book

"1943. Private Clay Paxton trains hard with the U.S. Army Rangers at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, determined to do his best in the upcoming Allied invasion of France. With his future stolen by his brothers' betrayal, Clay has only one thing to live for--...

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Truth hurts  by Rebecca (Columnist/Novelist) Reid

Truth hurts

Rebecca (Columnist/Novelist) Reid

Book

"Theirs was a whirlwind romance. And when Drew, caught up in the moment, suggests that he and Poppy don't tell each other anything about their past lives, that they live only for the here and now, for the future they are building together, Poppy jumps...

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The black swan  by Thomas Mann

The black swan

Thomas Mann

Book

"Thomas Mann's bold and disturbing novella, written in 1952, is the feminine counterpart of his masterpiece Death in Venice, Written from the point of view of a woman in what we might now call mid-life crisis, The Black Swan evinces Mann's mastery of...

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The cactus league  by Emily Nemens

The cactus league

Emily Nemens

Book

"Jason Goodyear is the star outfielder for the Los Angeles Lions, stationed with the rest of his team in the punishingly hot Arizona desert for their annual spring training. Handsome, famous, and talented, Goodyear is nonetheless coming apart at the seams....

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Fist of the Imperium  by Andy Clark

Fist of the Imperium

Andy Clark

Book

"Deep within the Segmentum Solar, an Imperial Fists Honour Guard lies slaughtered upon the very world they swore to protect. The mysterious cult responsible grows in power by the day. Their malevolent tenets poisoning the hearts of Ghyre’s citizens, from...

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I know you know who I am  by Peter Kispert

I know you know who I am

Peter Kispert

Book

"In the linked and tightly thematic stories of I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO I AM, Kispert explores deception, performance, and the uneasiness of reconciling a queer identity with the wider world, with characters who try to navigate that dissonance by acting l...

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In cold chamomile  by Joy Avon

In cold chamomile

Joy Avon

Book

"Callie Aspen can't think of a more appropriate place to spend Valentine's Day than her adopted hometown of Heart's Harbor, Maine. When she's not helping out at Book Tea, her great-aunt Iphy's vintage tearoom, Callie's adorning Haywood Hall with hearts...

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The unwilling  by Kelly Braffet

The unwilling

Kelly Braffet

Book

"The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban's vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival -...

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Anna Eva Mimi Adam  by Marina Antropow. author. Cramer

Anna Eva Mimi Adam

Marina Antropow. author. Cramer

Book

"Three generations of women suffer the consequences of a single violent act. Mimi has no memory of the beating she endured at her mother Eva's hand. Both struggle to understand and perhaps overcome the detachment that defines their adult relationship....

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My part of her  by Javād Javāhirī

My part of her

Javād Javāhirī

Book

"For our unnamed confessor, the summer months spent on the Caspian Sea during the 1970s are a magically transformative experience. There, he is not the "poor relative from the North," but a welcome guest at his wealthy cousin Nilou's home and the gatekeeper...

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Ghosts of the missing  by Kathleen Donohoe

Ghosts of the missing

Kathleen Donohoe

Book

"On Saturday, October 28, 1995, a girl vanished. She was not a child particularly prized in town...When questioned by reporters, those who'd known Rowan described her as 'quiet' and 'loner' and 'shy' and even 'awkward.' Words for pity. Culleton, New...

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Indelicacy  by Amina Cain

Indelicacy

Amina Cain

Book

"In "a strangely ageless world somewhere between Emily Dickinson and David Lynch" (Blake Butler), a cleaning woman at a museum of art nurtures aspirations to do more than simply dust the paintings around her. She dreams of having the liberty to explore...

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Stormsong  by C. L. (Chelsea L.) Polk

Stormsong

C. L. (Chelsea L.) Polk

Book

"After spinning an enthralling world in Witchmark, praised as "thoroughly charming and deftly paced" by the New York Times and as a "can't-miss debut" by Booklist, C. L. Polk continues the story in Stormsong. Magical cabals, otherworldly avengers, an...

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What is time to a pig?  by John Straley

What is time to a pig?

John Straley

Book

"It's been seven years since Gloomy Knob landed in the Ted Stevens High-Security Federal Penitentiary and five years since the end of the war, the one North Korea started when they sent a missile to Cold Storage, Alaska. Serving a life sentence for the...

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The unspoken name  by A. K. Larkwood

The unspoken name

A. K. Larkwood

Book

"What if you knew how and when you will die? Csorwe does. She will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice. On the day of her foretold death, however, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Csorwe...

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Escape routes  by Naomi Ishiguro

Escape routes

Naomi Ishiguro

Book

"Characterised by its own brand of pleasingly unsettling magic, Naomi Ishiguro's [this book] matches the inventiveness of David Mitchell with the fairy-tale allure of Angela Carter. A space-obsessed child conjures up a vortex in his mother's airing cupboard....

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Heathcliff redux  by Lily Tuck

Heathcliff redux

Lily Tuck

Book

"A provocative and haunting collection from critically acclaimed writer Lily Tuck, Heathcliff Redux explores, with cool precision, the hidden dynamics and unspoken conflicts at the heart of human relationships. In the title novella, a married woman r...

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The chill  by Scott Carson

The chill

Scott Carson

Book

"Far upstate, in New York’s ancient forests, a drowned village lays beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate. Or...

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The king at the edge of the world  by Arthur Phillips

The king at the edge of the world

Arthur Phillips

Book

"Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent - the only Muslim in England - for an impossible mission" --

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No bad deed  by Heather Chavez

No bad deed

Heather Chavez

Book

"A split-second decision puts your family in danger... You're driving home from work to your husband and children. Suddenly a woman is front of your car. She's being attacked. You call the police and they tell you to stay in the car. But what if you...

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The liar's daughter  by Claire Allan

The liar's daughter

Claire Allan

Book

"Joe McKee - pillar of the Derry community - is dead. As arrangements are made for the traditional Irish wake, friends and family are left reeling at how cancer could have taken this much-loved man so soon. But grief is the last thing that Joe’s daughter...

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Finding him  by Rachel Van Dyken

Finding him

Rachel Van Dyken

Book

"Coming out of a coma was one hell of a wake-up call. While I was in the dark, my estranged twin brother, Bridge, had replaced me in the company I owned and swept up my fiancée in the takeover. With my ruthless reputation, can I blame them for falling...

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The nightmare feast  by Andrew Klavan

The nightmare feast

Andrew Klavan

Book

"Austin Lively, once just an out-of-luck Hollywood screenwriter, is now a chosen hero caught between two worlds and dual quests in both Los Angeles, California, and the magical medieval world of Galiana. Tasked with taking a talisman across the Eleven...

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South Dakota showdown  by Nicole Helm

South Dakota showdown

Nicole Helm

Book

"He finally escaped his past…Then she appeared on his doorstep. Sheriff Jamison Wyatt has spent his life helping his loved ones elude his father’s ruthless gang of thugs, the Sons of the Badlands. But he’s never forgotten Liza Dean, the one who got away....

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The dark corners of the night  by Meg Gardiner

The dark corners of the night

Meg Gardiner

Book

"I am the legion of the night... He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear--the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles...

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One minute out  by Mark Greaney

One minute out

Mark Greaney

Book

"Is it ever the wrong time to do the right thing? I am Court Gentry. In my time, I've seen plenty of bad stuff. Some things worse than others, but nothing that can match this horror show. I was on a simple mission in Bosnia. A bad guy needed to be put...

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Voodoo Shanghai  by Kristi Charish

Voodoo Shanghai

Kristi Charish

Book

"Just when Kincaid Strange thinks her life is back on track and she's finally put her time as a paranormal practitioner with the Seattle PD to rest, her ex (and Seattle cop) Aaron asks her for help with yet another strange and ominous case. Martin Dane,...

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The last passenger  by Charles (Charles B.) Finch

The last passenger

Charles (Charles B.) Finch

Book

"London, 1855: A young and eager Charles Lenox faces his toughest case yet: a murder without a single clue. Slumped in a first-class car at Paddington Station is the body of a young, handsome gentleman. He has no luggage, empty pockets, and no sign of...

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Mountain road, late at night  by Alan Rossi

Mountain road, late at night

Alan Rossi

Book

"Nicholas and his wife April live in a remote cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains with their four-year-old son, Jack. They keep their families at a distance, rejecting what their loved ones think of as 'normal'. In the early hours of a Wednesday morning,...

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The shattered portrait  by Alice Quinn

The shattered portrait

Alice Quinn

Book

"It’s a Mediterranean winter in 1888. Though Cannes glistens, it’s darker behind closed doors. A real estate crisis has ripped through the city’s storied fortunes, upending lives. Courtesan Lola Deslys has survived the ruins unscathed…until she’s drawn...

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Wicked bite  by Jeaniene Frost

Wicked bite

Jeaniene Frost

Book

"Veritas spent most of her life as a vampire Law Guardian. Now, she's about to break every rule by secretly hunting down the dark souls that were freed in order to save Ian. But the risks are high. For if she gets caught, she could lose her job. And ...

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