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Popular reads new titles

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​Find out what all the fuss is about. Discover the latest popular books and recent bestsellers. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Battle sight zero  by Gerald Seymour

Battle sight zero

Gerald Seymour

Book

"The Kalashnikov AK47. A weapon with a unique image. A symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. Undercover officer Andy Knight has infiltrated an extremist group intent on bringing the rifle to Britain - something MI5 have been str...

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Turning point  by Danielle Steel

Turning point

Danielle Steel

Book

"Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital,...

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Rich enough?  by Mary Holm

Rich enough?

Mary Holm

Book

"A one-stop-shop for making the most of what you have ... Mary Holm is the most trusted writer and reliable long-term adviser on money matters in New Zealand ... Better than anyone else, she knows what worries New Zealanders about money, what they...

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Of blood and bone  by Nora Roberts

Of blood and bone

Nora Roberts

Book

"They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before...

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Living big in a tiny house  by Bryce Langston

Living big in a tiny house

Bryce Langston

Book

"Many of us dream of having a life free from rent, mortgages and utility bills and for some this dream is being achieved by living in a tiny house. Small, compact buildings offer an appealing way to live more sustainably, providing smart, energy-effi...

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Beauchamp Hall  by Danielle Steel

Beauchamp Hall

Danielle Steel

Book

"Winona Farmington had dreams - but real life got in the way, and she left college to return to her small Michigan hometown to care for her mother. Stuck in a dead-end job, she consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she...

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Master of his fate  by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Master of his fate

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Book

"Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. Even as a boy working in his father's market stall...

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Sea of greed  by Clive Cussler

Sea of greed

Clive Cussler

Book

"After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a...

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You don't own me  by Mary Higgins Clark

You don't own me

Mary Higgins Clark

Book

"Television producer Laurie Moran stops at nothing to solve the murder of a celebrity doctor - even as she finds herself in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots his next move. When we last saw Laurie Moran, she had recently become engaged to her...

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Roar  by Cecelia Ahern

Roar

Cecelia Ahern

Book

"Cecelia Ahern gives us thirty stories, all titled 'The Woman Who...', that capture the different facets of women's lives. Humorous, moving and poignant, the stories capture the moments the characters are overwhelmed by guilt, confusion, frustration,...

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Becoming  by Michelle Obama

Becoming

Michelle Obama

Book

"An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States of America. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As America's...

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The moon sister  by Lucinda Riley

The moon sister

Lucinda Riley

Book

"Tiggy D'Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate...

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Past tense  by Lee Child

Past tense

Lee Child

Book

"Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees...

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Dark sacred night  by Michael Connelly

Dark sacred night

Michael Connelly

Book

"Renée Ballard returns to Hollywood Station from working the night beat. She finds a stranger rifling through old file cabinets - retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but then checks...

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Heads you win  by Jeffrey Archer

Heads you win

Jeffrey Archer

Book

" Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape...

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Long road to mercy  by David Baldacci

Long road to mercy

David Baldacci

Book

"Her name is Atlee Pine. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got that long before she became an adult....

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Every breath  by Nicholas Sparks

Every breath

Nicholas Sparks

Book

"Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in ...

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From the ashes  by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

Book

"Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby,...

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The three secret cities  by Matthew Reilly

The three secret cities

Matthew Reilly

Book

"When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. Now these dark forces are coming after Jack ... in ruthless fashion. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, ...

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Shell game  by Sara Paretsky

Shell game

Sara Paretsky

Book

"Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend's nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective...

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The reckoning  by John Grisham

The reckoning

John Grisham

Book

"Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked...

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The lost man  by Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper

The lost man

Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper

Book

"Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbor, their homes four hours' drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their...

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When we were young  by Karen Kingsbury

When we were young

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"Noah and Emily Carter were meant to be together. Theirs is a special kind of love and they want the world to know: their Instagram account has covered everything from the day Noah proposed; they have a million adoring fans. But behind the carefully ...

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Memory pieces  by Maurice Gee

Memory pieces

Maurice Gee

Book

"Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts. 'Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a b...

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Unsheltered  by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

Book

"How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited ...

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Blowing the bloody doors off  by Michael Caine

Blowing the bloody doors off

Michael Caine

Book

"With over 100 movies to his credit over 5 decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-l...

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Arcadia  by Di Morrissey

Arcadia

Di Morrissey

Book

"In the 1930s, in an isolated and beautiful corner of southern Tasmania, a new young wife arrives at her husband's secluded property - Arcadia. Stella, an artist, falls in love with Arcadia's wild, ancient forest. And when an unknown predator strikes,...

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A keeper  by Graham Norton

A keeper

Graham Norton

Book

"Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her mot...

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In a house of lies  by Ian Rankin

In a house of lies

Ian Rankin

Book

"A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new...

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Love is blind  by William Boyd

Love is blind

William Boyd

Book

"When Brodie Moncur is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist abruptly alters his path -...

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Holy ghost  by John Sandford

Holy ghost

John Sandford

Book

"Wheatfield, Minnesota: a huge city of all of seven hundred folks who define the phrase 'small town'. Nothing has ever happened in Wheatfield and nothing ever will ... until the mayor of sorts (campaign promise: Ì'll Do What I Can') comes up with a scheme...

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The spy and the traitor  by Ben Macintyre

The spy and the traitor

Ben Macintyre

Book

"Like his father before him, Oleg Gordievsky was a faithful servant of the KGB and upholder of Soviet ideals. He was admired by colleagues for his dogged work ethic, and—while some resented his shrewdness and air of sophistication—the remarkable inte...

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Whiskey in a teacup  by Reese Witherspoon

Whiskey in a teacup

Reese Witherspoon

Book

"Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup." Now Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves w...

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The year of the farmer  by Rosalie Ham

The year of the farmer

Rosalie Ham

Book

"In a quiet farming town somewhere in country New South Wales, war is brewing. The last few years have been punishingly dry, especially for the farmers, but otherwise, it's all Neralie Mackintosh's fault. If she'd never left town then her ex, the hapless...

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Washington Black  by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

Book

"When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life - is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these...

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The clockmaker's daughter  by Kate Morton

The clockmaker's daughter

Kate Morton

Book

"In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time...

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Crisis  by Felix Francis

Crisis

Felix Francis

Book

"Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specializes in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite...

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The Moscow sleepers  by Stella Rimington

The Moscow sleepers

Stella Rimington

Book

"A man lies dying in a hospice in upstate Vermont. When a stranger visits, claiming to be a childhood friend, the FBI is alerted. News of this suspected Russian illegal and his deathbed guest soon reaches MI5 in London. Liz Carlyle and her colleague ...

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Small fry  by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Small fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Book

"A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley....

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The natural home  by Wendyl Nissen

The natural home

Wendyl Nissen

Book

"In The Natural Home Wendyl shares how easy it is to lead a much healthier life just by making some small changes and remembering the simple way that people used to live. Combining the best information from Wendyl's previous books, including natural ...

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Better than a bought one  by Jo Seagar

Better than a bought one

Jo Seagar

Book

"In this fabulous new book, Jo shows ordinary Kiwis how they can put on great celebration events with minimum effort and maximum effect. That's what Jo does best. From a baby shower to a 21st, an office shout to a winter dinner party, from a high tea...

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In pieces  by Sally Field

In pieces

Sally Field

Book

"Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time, and now she tells her story for the first time in this intimate and haunting literary memoir. In her own words, she writes about a challenging and lonely childhood, the...

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21 lessons for the 21st century  by Yuval N. Harari

21 lessons for the 21st century

Yuval N. Harari

Book

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. How do computers and robots change the meaning of being...

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Always delicious  by Lauraine Jacobs

Always delicious

Lauraine Jacobs

Book

"Lauraine Jacobs is one of New Zealand's leading food writers, best known for her work with Cuisine and for her long-running food column in the New Zealand Listener. In Always Delicious she has compiled over 100 of her favourite recipes, chosen from at...

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War of the wolf  by Bernard Cornwell

War of the wolf

Bernard Cornwell

Book

"Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn't have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival pa...

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Courtney's war  by Wilbur A. Smith

Courtney's war

Wilbur A. Smith

Book

"Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard, despite his objections to the Nazi regime, is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to...

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The fox  by Frederick Forsyth

The fox

Frederick Forsyth

Book

"Former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service Adrian Weston is awoken in the middle of the night by a phone call from the prime minister. Her news is shocking: the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously, their seemi...

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Shadow tyrants  by Clive Cussler

Shadow tyrants

Clive Cussler

Book

"Only Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon stand between two warring moguls and global havoc... Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding a body of knowledge and secrets powerful enough to change the...

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Fear  by Bob Woodward

Fear

Bob Woodward

Book

"With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign...

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Lethal white  by Robert Galbraith

Lethal white

Robert Galbraith

Book

"When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot re...

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The house across the street  by Lesley Pearse

The house across the street

Lesley Pearse

Book

"Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the...

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Head hunters  by Chris Ryan

Head hunters

Chris Ryan

Book

"A top-secret SAS kill team is assassinating high-value targets. It is bloody, violent, relentless work, suitable only for the Regiment's most skilled and ruthless head hunters. Like Danny Black. But when Danny joins the kill team, he learns that Tal...

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Ottolenghi simple  by Yotam Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi simple

Yotam Ottolenghi

Book

"In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern-inspired flavors. Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot,...

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Nine perfect strangers  by Liane Moriarty

Nine perfect strangers

Liane Moriarty

Book

"The ten-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying...

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Paris echo  by Sebastian Faulks

Paris echo

Sebastian Faulks

Book

"Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria.. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little...

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Wild fire  by Ann Cleeves

Wild fire

Ann Cleeves

Book

"Shetland: Welcoming. Wild. Remote. Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, an English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her...

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Murder Mile  by Lynda La Plante

Murder Mile

Lynda La Plante

Book

"February, 1979, 'The Winter of Discontent'. Economic chaos has led to widespread strikes across Britain. Jane Tennison, now a Detective Sergeant, has been posted to Peckham Criminal Investigation Department, one of London's toughest areas. As the rubbish...

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The silence of the girls  by Pat Barker

The silence of the girls

Pat Barker

Book

"The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman: Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one...

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Leverage in death  by J. D. Robb

Leverage in death

J. D. Robb

Book

"When Paul Rogan sets off a bomb at his office, killing eleven people, no one can understand why. He was a loving husband and father, with everything to live for. Then his wife and daughter are found chained up in the family home, and everything becomes...

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In his father's footsteps  by Danielle Steel

In his father's footsteps

Danielle Steel

Book

"When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle find sponsors who help them make their way to New York. As their friendship blossoms into love and marriage, they start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid...

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Wild delicious  by Amber Rose

Wild delicious

Amber Rose

Book

"Dishes made with simple, natural ingredients gathered from the gardens, orchards, farms and ocean of New Zealand."--Provided by publisher.

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Normal people  by Sally Rooney

Normal people

Sally Rooney

Book

"Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into ...

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Transcription  by Kate. author. Atkinson

Transcription

Kate. author. Atkinson

Book

"In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns...

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Walking shadows  by Faye Kellerman

Walking shadows

Faye Kellerman

Book

"Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than twenty years ago in this intense and addictive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman....

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The Sunday girl  by Pip Drysdale

The Sunday girl

Pip Drysdale

Book

"Any woman who's ever been involved with a bad, bad man and been dumped will understand what it feels like to be broken, broken-hearted and bent on revenge. Taylor Bishop is hurt, angry and wants to destroy Angus Hollingsworth in the way he destroyed...

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The helpline by Katherine Collette

The helpline

Katherine Collette

Book

"Germaine Johnson may not be all that good with people but she's great with numbers. Unfortunately, as she discovers after the incident at Wallace Insurance, there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians. Then her cousin gets her a...

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Broken ground  by Val McDermid

Broken ground

Val McDermid

Book

"'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here...' When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim...

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The beauty guide  by Libby Weaver

The beauty guide

Libby Weaver

Book

"Have you ever felt deflated by what you see in the mirror, or wished you could just fix that 'one thing' you dislike the most about your appearance? Feeling beautiful can make a world of difference to a woman. Yet, for too many of us today, our thoughts...

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No limits  by Joanne (Journalist) Black

No limits

Joanne (Journalist) Black

Book

"No Limits describes Craig Heatley's entrepreneurial life. It charts the good times and the bad, his philosophies, his approach to currency trading and the significance of becoming the first person from the southern hemisphere to be invited to join the...

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A ladder to the sky  by John Boyne

A ladder to the sky

John Boyne

Book

"If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don't even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ack...

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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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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 ...

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Everything under  by Daisy Johnson

Everything under

Daisy Johnson

Book

"Words are important to Gretel, always have been. As a child, she lived on a canal boat with her mother and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago...

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A double life  by Flynn Berry

A double life

Flynn Berry

Book

"Claire is a hardworking doctor living a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her infant brother slept upstairs, a...

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A measure of darkness  by Jonathan Kellerman

A measure of darkness

Jonathan Kellerman

Book

"It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man - earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother's fresh...

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Steven Adams  by Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Book

"For the first time Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise to become one of the most exciting players in the NBA and New Zealand's highest paid sportsperson. From the streets of small town Rotorua in New ...

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The Quaker  by Liam McIlvanney

The Quaker

Liam McIlvanney

Book

"Glasgow, 1969. In the grip of the worst winter for years, the city is brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: the Quaker. He takes his next victim - the third woman from the same nightclub - and dumps her in the street...

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Careless love  by Peter Robinson

Careless love

Peter Robinson

Book

"A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile a man in his...

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Tall order  by Stephen Leather

Tall order

Stephen Leather

Book

"He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks and then, ghost-like, he disappears. Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York and now he's struck again, killing dozens...

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The other woman  by Daniel Silva

The other woman

Daniel Silva

Book

"Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive...

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So much life left over  by Louis De Bernieres

So much life left over

Louis De Bernieres

Book

"Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them, and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the...

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Clock dance  by Anne Tyler

Clock dance

Anne Tyler

Book

"Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece...

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The good fight  by Danielle Steel

The good fight

Danielle Steel

Book

"Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith McKenzie soaks up the conflict between good and evil as it plays out in real time. Returning to the United States, determined to become a...

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The other wife  by Michael Robotham

The other wife

Michael Robotham

Book

"William and Mary live in Wales and have been married sixty years with four children and five grandchildren. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both are strong believers in right and wrong. William and Olivia have been together twenty...

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A month of Sundays  by Liz Byrski

A month of Sundays

Liz Byrski

Book

"For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face. Until now... Determined to enjoy her imminent retirement, Adele invites her fellow bibliophiles to help her house-sit in the Blue...

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The killing habit  by Mark Billingham

The killing habit

Mark Billingham

Book

"While DI Nicola Tanner investigates the deadly spread of a dangerous new drug, Tom Thorne is handed a case that he doesn't take too seriously, until a spate of animal killings points to the work of a serial killer. When the two cases come together in...

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Something in the water  by Catherine Steadman

Something in the water

Catherine Steadman

Book

"Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand,...

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Snap  by Belinda Bauer

Snap

Belinda Bauer

Book

"On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she said. I won't be long. But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. Life...

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Mind that child  by Simon Rowley

Mind that child

Simon Rowley

Book

"'There is always a baby for whom you can feel happy at what they have achieved, or sad when things go wrong. There are always parents to help through an incredible journey, and a junior staff member who is keen to learn and to whom you can pass on some...

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How to change your mind  by Michael Pollan

How to change your mind

Michael Pollan

Book

"When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to...

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Calypso  by David Sedaris

Calypso

David Sedaris

Book

"David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he...

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Milkman  by Anna Burns

Milkman

Anna Burns

Book

"In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister is our protagonist. She is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her nearly-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman (which for the life...

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The Grey Ghost  by Clive Cussler

The Grey Ghost

Clive Cussler

Book

"In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even...

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The hideaway  by Sheila O'Flanagan

The hideaway

Sheila O'Flanagan

Book

"Juno Ryan is on her way to a dreamy villa near the sea in beautiful Spain. But Juno's not on holiday. She's running away. Weeks earlier Juno's life was good. Great job, loving family - even if they don't really understand her - and an ever-closer re...

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The president is missing  by Bill Clinton

The president is missing

Bill Clinton

Book

"The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration...

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Shelter in place  by Nora Roberts

Shelter in place

Nora Roberts

Book

"Sometimes, there is nowhere safe to hide. It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the...

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To the moon and back  by Karen Kingsbury

To the moon and back

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing took his mother from him. Every year, Brady visits the site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed...

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Warlight  by Michael Ondaatje

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

Book

"Just after World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow...

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The outsider  by Stephen King

The outsider

Stephen King

Book

"An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two g...

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Dead if you don't  by Peter James

Dead if you don't

Peter James

Book

"Shortly after Kipp Brown and his teenage son, Mungo, arrive at the Amex stadium for their team's biggest-ever football game, Mungo disappears. A short while later Kipp receives a text with a ransom demand and a warning not to go to the police if he and...

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