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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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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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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 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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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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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 other lady vanishes  by Amanda Quick

The other lady vanishes

Amanda Quick

Book

"After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at a herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always...

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The new ships  by Kate Duignan

The new ships

Kate Duignan

Book

"Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an ...

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Death Is not enough  by Karen Rose

Death Is not enough

Karen Rose

Book

"Gwyn Weaver is as resilient as anyone could be. Having survived an attempted murder, she has rebuilt her life and reclaimed her dignity and strength. She's always known about her feelings for defence attorney Thomas Thorne, but as her friend and a c...

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Exactly  by Simon Winchester

Exactly

Simon Winchester

Book

Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives ; a camera, phone, computer, bicycle,...

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The cast  by Danielle Steel

The cast

Danielle Steel

Book

"Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid th...

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What the fast!  by Grant Schofield

What the fast!

Grant Schofield

Book

"This book is a practical guide to get you started with intermittent fasting (IF),or Super-fasting (SF) as we now call it. Plus, it comes with all the science and recipes too. Super-Fasting allows for super wellbeing, from weightloss to enhanced immune...

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Day of the dead  by Nicci French

Day of the dead

Nicci French

Book

"A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve - a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself. In the years since, Frieda has worked with...

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Property  by Lionel Shriver

Property

Lionel Shriver

Book

"This landmark publication, the first collection of stories from a master of the form, explores the idea of property in both senses of the word: real estate, and stuff. These sharp, brilliantly imaginative pieces illustrate how our possessions act as...

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Beautiful liars  by Isabel Ashdown

Beautiful liars

Isabel Ashdown

Book

"Eighteen years ago Martha said goodbye to best friend Juliet on a moonlit London towpath. The next morning Juliet's bike was found abandoned at the waterside. She was never seen again. Nearly two decades later Martha is a TV celebrity, preparing to host...

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A higher loyalty  by James B. Comey

A higher loyalty

James B. Comey

Book

"Former FBI director James Comey shares his experiences from his two decades in government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an entry into the corridors of power and a lesson in...

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Factfulness  by Hans Rosling

Factfulness

Hans Rosling

Book

"When asked simple questions about global trends - what percentage of the world's population lives in poverty, why the world's population is increasing, how many girls finish school - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanze...

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Life, loss, love  by Lorraine Downes

Life, loss, love

Lorraine Downes

Book

"As well as the Miss Universe fairy-tale and her busy career, Lorraine shares details of her first marriage to All Black Murray Mexted, her delight in her two children, her success in Dancing with the Stars and her blissful relationship with cricketing...

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Our house  by Louise Candlish

Our house

Louise Candlish

Book

"On a bright January morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they've just bought in Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it is your house. And you didn't sell it... When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside...

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I've got my eyes on you  by Mary Higgins Clark

I've got my eyes on you

Mary Higgins Clark

Book

"After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. The police immediately question Kerry's boyfriend, who - despite proclaiming his love for her - was seen arguing with...

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The fallen  by David Baldacci

The fallen

David Baldacci

Book

"Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex's sister in Barronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex's niece,...

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The trauma cleaner  by Sarah Krasnostein

The trauma cleaner

Sarah Krasnostein

Book

"Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home,...

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Letters to Iris  by Elizabeth Noble

Letters to Iris

Elizabeth Noble

Book

"Gigi and Tess aren't the most obvious of friends. Gigi is a grandmother, Tess is pregnant for the first time. But when they meet, each one is coping with their own secret sadness. Tess is writing letters to her unborn baby with no one else to turn to,...

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The cutting edge  by Jeffery Deaver

The cutting edge

Jeffery Deaver

Book

"In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, at the scene of a brutal triple murder, the killer left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the scene. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's...

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Dear Mrs Bird  by A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Dear Mrs Bird

A. J. (Amanda-Jane) Pearce

Book

"London, 1941, amid falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent but finds herself acting as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman's Day magazine. She is astonished to discover that Mrs...

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The woman in the woods  by John Connolly

The woman in the woods

John Connolly

Book

"When the body of a woman - who apparently died in childbirth - is discovered, Parker is hired to track down both her identity and her missing child. In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the dead...

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Rebel prince  by Tom Bower

Rebel prince

Tom Bower

Book

"Tom Bower reveals the power, passion and defiance of Prince Charles. Few heirs to the throne have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged, he has struggled to overcome his unpop...

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Money in the morgue  by Ngaio Marsh

Money in the morgue

Ngaio Marsh

Book

"Mr Glossop is on his regular run delivering wages to the hospitals scattered across New Zealand's Canterbury plains. When his car breaks down, he is forced to stay the night at Mount Gold Hospital, twenty miles from the nearest town, where soldiers ...

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The punishment she deserves  by Elizabeth George

The punishment she deserves

Elizabeth George

Book

"When a Member of Parliament shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents in the beautiful town of Ludlow, the Assistant Commissioner sees two opportunities in this request: the first...

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King of ashes  by Raymond E. Feist

King of ashes

Raymond E. Feist

Book

"The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace's ruling family were the le...

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Women in sunlight  by Frances Mayes

Women in sunlight

Frances Mayes

Book

"Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of a friend. Her work is interrupted by the arrival of Julia, Camille, and Susan, all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship. Susan, the most adventurous of...

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The good mothers  by Alex Perry

The good mothers

Alex Perry

Book

"The 'Ndrangheta is the most powerful, stealthy organised crime network in Italy and worldwide, upheld by the omerta [silence] code. This is the story of the women who broke the silence. Founded more than 150 years ago by old shepherding families and...

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The Paris seamstress  by Natasha Lester

The Paris seamstress

Natasha Lester

Book

"1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier. 2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bisset...

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Macbeth  by Jo Nesbø

Macbeth

Jo Nesbø

Book

"Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare fo...

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Accidental heroes  by Danielle Steel

Accidental heroes

Danielle Steel

Book

"Bernice Adams is a single mother. During the day, she's a security officer at JFK airport, to pay her way through law school. The work is hard and the shifts are long, but she enjoys interacting with the thousands of people that pass through each day,...

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A year at Hotel Gondola  by Nicky Pellegrino

A year at Hotel Gondola

Nicky Pellegrino

Book

"Kat has never wanted to live a small life. She's an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual things. Now she is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship. She has fallen in love...

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Panic room  by Robert Goddard

Panic room

Robert Goddard

Book

"Sometimes the danger is on the inside... High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cu...

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Every note played  by Lisa Genova

Every note played

Lisa Genova

Book

"A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to ...

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Essential. Volume two  by Annabel Langbein

Essential. Volume two

Annabel Langbein

Book

"Annabel Langbein shares hundreds of her favourite and most popular recipes for all things sweet. Featuring everything from nostalgic baking classics to modern vegan desserts, plus tried-and-true tips for perfect results every time and 'springboard' ...

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The sheep stell  by Janet White

The sheep stell

Janet White

Book

"Over twenty years ago, well before the current trend for nature writing, Janet White wrote The Sheep Stell, a beautiful and evocative memoir about her life as a shepherdess. Throughout her life Janet has always tended sheep - first as a young woman in...

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The rising sea  by Clive Cussler

The rising sea

Clive Cussler

Book

"An alarming rise in the world's sea levels - much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt - sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom...

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Let me lie  by Clare Mackintosh

Let me lie

Clare Mackintosh

Book

"Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives; one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their daughter Anna is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unable to accept the verdict of suicide. Now with a young ...

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The shepherd's hut  by Tim Winton

The shepherd's hut

Tim Winton

Book

"Jaxie dreads going home. His mum's dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one's ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what...

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All this by chance  by Vincent O'Sullivan

All this by chance

Vincent O'Sullivan

Book

"If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the...

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I'll be gone in the dark  by Michelle McNamara

I'll be gone in the dark

Michelle McNamara

Book

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of...

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The temptation of forgiveness  by Donna Leon

The temptation of forgiveness

Donna Leon

Book

"An accident involving the father of a boy suspected of doing drugs finds Commissario Guido Brunetti pursuing a series of false and contradictory leads before uncovering a long-standing scam and unleashing unintentional consequences."--Publisher's de...

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Educated  by Tara Westover

Educated

Tara Westover

Book

"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer...

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The stakes  by Ben Sanders

The stakes

Ben Sanders

Book

"Rip-offs are a dangerous game, but Detective Miles Keller thinks he's found a good strategy: rob rich New York criminals and then retire early, before word's out about his true identity. New town, new name, no worries. Retirement can't come soon eno...

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Global strike  by Chris Ryan

Global strike

Chris Ryan

Book

"Charles Street was once a highly-respected agent working for MI6, until a terrible mistake cost him his job. Now he's a desperate man, living on past glories and struggling to make ends meet. Until he makes a discovery that has the power to bring down...

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The year that changed everything  by Cathy Kelly

The year that changed everything

Cathy Kelly

Book

"Three women celebrate their birthdays...30. 40. 50. What wishes will they make to change their lives? Ginger isn't spending her thirtieth the way she would have planned - still single, as chief bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding, in a meringue dress...

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An unsuitable match  by Joanna Trollope

An unsuitable match

Joanna Trollope

Book

"An Unsuitable Match, by number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope, is an a uplifting story of love, family and second chances. Dealing with one's own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent's roller-coaster of a love life is quite another . . . ...

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Hellbent  by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Hellbent

Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Book

"Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only i...

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The French girl  by Lexie Elliott

The French girl

Lexie Elliott

Book

"They were six university students from Oxford, friends and sometimes more than friends, spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway... until they met Severine, the girl next door. For Kat...

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Surprise me  by Sophie Kinsella

Surprise me

Sophie Kinsella

Book

"After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a...

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This could change everything  by Jill Mansell

This could change everything

Jill Mansell

Book

"On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding......

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Night moves  by Jonathan Kellerman

Night moves

Jonathan Kellerman

Book

"An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits"--

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An American marriage  by Tayari Jones

An American marriage

Tayari Jones

Book

"In An American Marriage we meet Celestial, a thirtysomething African American woman from an upper-middle-class Atlanta family who is a year and a half into a marriage with a man named Roy. Roy views his much more modest, small-town Louisiana upbringing...

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London rules  by Mick Herron

London rules

Mick Herron

Book

"London Rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's under attack: from the showboating...

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The great alone  by Kristin Hannah

The great alone

Kristin Hannah

Book

"Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him....

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I'll keep you safe  by Peter May

I'll keep you safe

Peter May

Book

"Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair...

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Dark in death  by J. D. Robb

Dark in death

J. D. Robb

Book

"There's always a reason for murder. But when a young actress is killed in a swift and violent attack at a cinema screening, that reason is hard to fathom - even for Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her team. It's only when bestselling crime writer Blaine D...

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12 rules for life  by Jordan B. Peterson

12 rules for life

Jordan B. Peterson

Book

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scient...

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Look for me  by Lisa Gardner

Look for me

Lisa Gardner

Book

"The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one - a sixteen-year-old girl - missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case - but so...

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The wife  by Alafair Burke

The wife

Alafair Burke

Book

"When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor...

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Fall from grace  by Danielle Steel

Fall from grace

Danielle Steel

Book

"Sydney Wells's perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate and no...

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Fire and fury  by Michael Wolff

Fire and fury

Michael Wolff

Book

"With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous―and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to...

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Family favourites  by Nadia Lim

Family favourites

Nadia Lim

Book

"Feeding a family on a budget just got a whole lot easier with these tasty, value-packed recipes from Bargain Box. Easy to prepare and made with wholesome ingredients they include not just hearty dinners but also irresistible baking and desserts. You'll...

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A damned serious business  by Gerald Seymour

A damned serious business

Gerald Seymour

Book

"A new cold war is raging and its frontline warriors are Russian hackers - gang-members working freelance for the FSB, successor to the KGB. Massive thefts of personal information, electoral interference, catastrophic disruption with banks, airlines,...

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The shout  by Stephen Leather

The shout

Stephen Leather

Book

"Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet 30 and already Crew Manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all th...

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The woman in the window  by A. J. Finn

The woman in the window

A. J. Finn

Book

"It isn't paranoia if it's really happening... Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies and spying on her neighbours. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son....

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The tattooist of Auschwitz  by Heather Morris

The tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

Book

"The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his ...

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Lost connections  by Johann Hari

Lost connections

Johann Hari

Book

"Across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains. In fact, they [believe they] are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today....

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If I die before I wake  by Emily Koch

If I die before I wake

Emily Koch

Book

"How do you solve your own murder? Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support and his friends talk about how his girlfriend Bea needs to move on, he can only listen. But Alex soon begins...

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The only story  by Julian Barnes

The only story

Julian Barnes

Book

"In a staid suburb fifteen miles south of London in the sixties Paul, nineteen, home from university for the holidays, is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. At the mixed doubles tournament he is partnered with a Mrs Macleod. She is forty-ei...

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Still me  by Jojo Moyes

Still me

Jojo Moyes

Book

"Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard...

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The chalk man  by C. J. Tudor

The chalk man

C. J. Tudor

Book

"In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick ...

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A lifetime behind bars  by Dean Wickliffe

A lifetime behind bars

Dean Wickliffe

Book

"Dean was convicted of murdering, Wellington jeweller, Paul Miet in an armed robbery in 1972. At retrial, 15 years later the charges were reduced to manslaughter, but his life sentence remained, a decision that Dean could not accept. Dean was released...

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Gabriel's Bay  by Catherine Robertson

Gabriel's Bay

Catherine Robertson

Book

"Kerry Macfarlane has run away from his wedding-that-wasn't. He lands in coastal Gabriel's Bay, which bills itself as 'a well-appointed small town' on its website (last updated two decades ago). Here Kerry hopes to prove he's not a complete failure. Or,...

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Anatomy of a scandal  by Sarah Vaughan

Anatomy of a scandal

Sarah Vaughan

Book

"Sophie’s husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. He stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten...

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The wife between us  by Greer Hendricks

The wife between us

Greer Hendricks

Book

"The divorce has just become final and Richard is already engaged to someone else. One woman is determined to change that situation - no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of...

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The immortalists  by Chloe Benjamin

The immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

Book

"It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children - four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness...

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Faking friends  by Jane Fallon

Faking friends

Jane Fallon

Book

"Best friend. Soul mate. Confidante. Backstabber. Amy thought she knew who Melissa was - then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiance. When her career suddenly begins to unravel, Amy pays...

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The wanted  by Robert Crais

The wanted

Robert Crais

Book

"It seemed like a simple case--before the bodies starting piling up. Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. When s...

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Year one  by Nora Roberts

Year one

Nora Roberts

Book

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half...

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In this moment  by Karen Kingsbury

In this moment

Karen Kingsbury

Book

Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies, and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so...

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Mythos  by Stephen Fry

Mythos

Stephen Fry

Book

The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA...

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Past perfect  by Danielle Steel

Past perfect

Danielle Steel

Book

What's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family moves into a grand, surpri...

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End game  by David Baldacci

End game

David Baldacci

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"Will Robie, highly trained assassin and the US government's most indispensable asset, is called to London. An imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground and with the US next in line, Robie is the perfect choice to stop it before it begins. He...

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The midnight line  by Lee Child

The midnight line

Lee Child

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"Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer...

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Fools and mortals  by Bernard Cornwell

Fools and mortals

Bernard Cornwell

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"Fools and Mortals follows the young Richard Shakespeare, an actor struggling to make his way in a company dominated by his estranged older brother, William. As the growth of theatre blooms, their rivalry - and that of the playhouses, playwrights and...

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Edge of darkness  by Karen Rose

Edge of darkness

Karen Rose

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"Homicide detective Adam Kimble is no stranger to battling demons. But Meredith Fallon is a different kind of weakness: one that could actually be good for him, if only he would let himself depend on her. Meredith has loved Adam for a year, and seeing...

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Two kinds of truth  by Michael Connelly

Two kinds of truth

Michael Connelly

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"Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead...

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Line of fire  by Andy McNab

Line of fire

Andy McNab

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"Nick Stone is back in London but if he thought he was home for a break, he's very, very wrong. Backed into a corner by a man he knows he cannot trust, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone strikes a devil's bargain. In exchange for his own safety - a life...

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Tell tale  by Jeffrey Archer

Tell tale

Jeffrey Archer

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Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes...

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