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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The good mothers  by Alex Perry

The good mothers

Alex Perry

Book

"You are born in it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute - bloodshed revered. You go to prison, your grave, or kill your relatives before betraying The Family. The 'Ndrangheta is the most powerful, stealthy organised crime network in Italy and worldwide,...

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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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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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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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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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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 traveling 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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Killing season  by Faye Kellerman

Killing season

Faye Kellerman

Book

"He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him. The more you know, the more there is to fear... Three years ago, sixteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing from the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and...

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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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Oathbringer  by Brandon Sanderson

Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson

Book

"Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror...

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End game  by David Baldacci

End game

David Baldacci

Book

"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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Secrets of Cavendon  by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Secrets of Cavendon

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Book

"For years things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets among the Inghams and the Swanns. But since the end of World War II, things have changed. The Secrets of Cavendon picks up in the summer of 1949, with the...

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Artemis  by Andy Weir

Artemis

Andy Weir

Book

"Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when...

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Queen Victoria's matchmaking  by Deborah Cadbury

Queen Victoria's matchmaking

Deborah Cadbury

Book

"A ... exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: her role as matchmaking grandmother In the late nineteenth century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. To maintain and increase...

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Typhoon fury  by Clive Cussler

Typhoon fury

Clive Cussler

Book

"Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks,...

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The diary of a bookseller  by Shaun Bythell

The diary of a bookseller

Shaun Bythell

Book

"Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. ...

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The lazy girl's guide to living a beautiful life  by Matilda Rice

The lazy girl's guide to living a beautiful life

Matilda Rice

Book

"Instagram sensation and 'The Bachelor' winner Matilda Rice shares her down-to-earth approach to health and happiness in this book. She includes her favourite recipes and some great exercises and workouts you can do easily at home plus advice on skin...

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Leonardo da Vinci  by Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson

Book

"He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages fro...

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The midnight line  by Lee Child

The midnight line

Lee Child

Book

"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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This is going to hurt  by Adam Kay

This is going to hurt

Adam Kay

Book

"Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS wi...

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The art of simple  by Eleanor Ozich

The art of simple

Eleanor Ozich

Book

"When Eleanor Ozich moved to the outskirts of the city with her husband and young family she set about enjoying a much calmer way of life. Shedding unnecessary clutter and adopting a simpler style of living, Eleanor found herself with more time and energy...

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Fools and mortals  by Bernard Cornwell

Fools and mortals

Bernard Cornwell

Book

"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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Drawn out  by Tom Scott

Drawn out

Tom Scott

Book

"A funny, sometimes sad, ripping yarn of a life spent observing and satirising key figures of New Zealand politics, sports and the arts. Tom Scott is a political commentator, political cartoonist, satirist, scriptwriter, playwright, raconteur and funny...

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The red coast  by Di Morrissey

The red coast

Di Morrissey

Book

"After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a magical remote town on the northwest coast of Australia. But when a proposed mining development is unveiled, the town begins to tear itself...

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Edge of darkness  by Karen Rose

Edge of darkness

Karen Rose

Book

"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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Hideaways  by Hilary Ngan Kee

Hideaways

Hilary Ngan Kee

Book

"Hideaways celebrates the quintessential New Zealand holiday spot: mountain huts, coastal baches, riverside cribs, converted silos, hunting shacks, and more"--Publisher information.

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In the midst of winter  by Isabel Allende

In the midst of winter

Isabel Allende

Book

"In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident - which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster - a 60-year-old human ri...

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Two kinds of truth  by Michael Connelly

Two kinds of truth

Michael Connelly

Book

"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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Working class man  by Jimmy Barnes

Working class man

Jimmy Barnes

Book

"The sequel to Working class boy. It's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In...

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Where the past begins  by Amy Tan

Where the past begins

Amy Tan

Book

"In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traum...

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Line of fire  by Andy McNab

Line of fire

Andy McNab

Book

"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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A long way from home  by Peter Carey

A long way from home

Peter Carey

Book

"We're in Bacchus Marsh in the 1950s, with car salesmen, an early aviator, and the lives of Irene Bobs and Willy Bachhuber, the narrators of this addictive tale. The striking Irene is ahead of her time, a fearless, big-hearted, independently minded woman....

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Tell tale  by Jeffrey Archer

Tell tale

Jeffrey Archer

Book

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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The Rooster Bar  by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar

John Grisham

Book

"Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realise they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre...

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Manhattan Beach  by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan

Book

"Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later,...

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Don't let go  by Harlan Coben

Don't let go

Harlan Coben

Book

"Fifteen years ago, two teenagers were mysteriously found dead by the old railroad tracks in a small affluent town in New Jersey. One of them was Nap Dumas' twin, Leo, and the other, the town's sheriff's daughter. Most people concluded it a double su...

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Fairytale  by Danielle Steel

Fairytale

Danielle Steel

Book

"Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and château modeled aft...

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Munich  by Robert Harris

Munich

Robert Harris

Book

"Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, this story follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in...

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Origin  by Dan Brown

Origin

Dan Brown

Book

"Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that will change the face of science forever. The evening's host is his friend and former student,...

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The Cuban affair  by Nelson DeMille

The Cuban affair

Nelson DeMille

Book

"Daniel 'Mac' MacCormick has a good life. Aged thirty-five and a decorated US Army veteran, he whiles away his life in stunning Key West, Florida, running a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat called The Maine. A ladies' man and rule-breaker, Mac has...

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The tiger's prey  by Wilbur A. Smith

The tiger's prey

Wilbur A. Smith

Book

"Indian Ocean, 1700. The Malabar coast is full of dangers: greedy tradesmen, fearless pirates, and men full of vengeance. But for a Courtney, the greatest danger might just be his own family... Francis Courtney flees the comfort of his Devonshire estate...

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