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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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Where the light enters  by Sara Donati

Where the light enters

Sara Donati

Book

"Dr. Sophie Savard, daughter of free people of color, returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin,...

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The testaments  by Margaret Atwood

The testaments

Margaret Atwood

Book

"More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radicall...

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Ghost fire  by Wilbur A. Smith

Ghost fire

Wilbur A. Smith

Book

"Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents. Theo, wracked with guilt, strikes a solitary path through life. Haunted by the spirits of lovers and family members, he i...

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Nothing ventured  by Jeffrey Archer

Nothing ventured

Jeffrey Archer

Book

"William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father's dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London's Metropolitan Police Force. After grad...

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Vendetta in death  by J. D. Robb

Vendetta in death

J. D. Robb

Book

"She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless. The...

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The dark side  by Danielle Steel

The dark side

Danielle Steel

Book

"Zoe Morgan's childhood was marked by her younger sister's tragic illness, watching as her parents dedicated themselves completely to her final days and then divorced. As a young woman driven by these painful memories, Zoe sets the bar high for herse...

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The dirty dozen  by Lynda La Plante

The dirty dozen

Lynda La Plante

Book

"April 1980 and Jane is the first female detective to be posted to the Met's renowned Flying Squad, commonly known as the 'Sweeney'. Based at Rigg Approach in East London, they investigate armed robberies on banks, cash in transit and other business ...

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Black ops  by Chris Ryan

Black ops

Chris Ryan

Book

"A series of gruesome killings take place in Dubai, Ghana and America. The victims are all connected with the SAS. In Hereford Danny Black realises they have something more specific in common - they were all involved in training a young Muslim soldier,...

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Tidelands  by Philippa Gregory

Tidelands

Philippa Gregory

Book

"Midsummer's Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands - the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor, a descendant...

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Old bones  by Douglas J. Preston

Old bones

Douglas J. Preston

Book

"Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator at the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute, is approached by a historian, Clive Benton, with the opportunity to lead an expedition unlike any other. It begins with the story of the ill-fated Donner Party, who...

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How the dead speak  by Val McDermid

How the dead speak

Val McDermid

Book

"With Tony behind bars and Carol finally out of road as a cop, he's finding unexpected outlets for his talents in jail and she's joined forces with a small informal group of lawyers and forensics experts looking into suspected miscarriages of justice....

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The girl who lived twice  by David Lagercrantz

The girl who lived twice

David Lagercrantz

Book

"Lisbeth Salander - the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that...

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Atomic habits  by James Clear

Atomic habits

James Clear

Book

James Clear, an expert on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. He draws on proven ideas from biology, psychology, and...

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Magnolia Kitchen  by Bernadette Gee

Magnolia Kitchen

Bernadette Gee

Book

Well-known for her artistic cake designs, Bets of Magnolia Kitchen is a force to be reckoned with. From humble beginnings, she now runs a sweet cafe, wholesale distribution business and online shop delivering her retail products worldwide, while maintaining...

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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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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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A dangerous man  by Robert Crais

A dangerous man

Robert Crais

Book

"Joe Pike's most perilous case to date. Joe Pike didn't expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the...

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Brain connections  by Giresh Kanji

Brain connections

Giresh Kanji

Book

Learn why you develop insomnia, anxiety and depression. Discover why these three conditions occur together and how to alleviate them without reaching for pills. Fibromyalgia is also explained in this book.

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Short range  by Stephen Leather

Short range

Stephen Leather

Book

Dan 'Spider' Shepherd's career path - soldier, cop, MI5 officer - has always put a strain on his family. So he is far from happy to learn that MI5 is using teenagers as informants. Parents are being kept in the dark and Shepherd fears that the children...

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The Nickel boys  by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel boys

Colson Whitehead

Book

"As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is 'as good as anyone'. Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and...

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One good deed  by David Baldacci

One good deed

David Baldacci

Book

"It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of dos and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't ...

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Good girl, bad girl  by Michael Robotham

Good girl, bad girl

Michael Robotham

Book

A girl is found hiding in a secret room in a house being renovated after a terrible crime. For weeks she has survived by sneaking out at night, stealing food for herself and two dogs that are kept in the garden. She doesn't appear on any missing person's...

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A beggar's kingdom  by Paullina Simons

A beggar's kingdom

Paullina Simons

Book

"Is there a fate beyond the fates? Julian has failed Josephine once. Despite grave danger and impossible odds, he is determined to do the unimaginable and try again to save the woman he loves. What follows is a love story like no other as the doomed ...

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The new girl  by Daniel Silva

The new girl

Daniel Silva

Book

"At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a weal...

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A conversation with my country  by Alan Duff

A conversation with my country

Alan Duff

Book

"Returned from living in France, he views his country with fresh eyes, as it is now: homing in on the crises in parenting, our prisons, education and welfare systems, and a growing culture of entitlement that entraps Pakeha and Māori alike"--Publishe...

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You'll never see me again  by Lesley. author. Pearse

You'll never see me again

Lesley. author. Pearse

Book

"Young Betty dreams of settling down to an ordinary life in Hallsands with her fisherman husband. But when he returns broken and haunted from the Great War, she finds herself persecuted by his distraught mother - and yearns to escape. It is only when...

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The Chain  by Adrian McKinty

The Chain

Adrian McKinty

Book

"The morning starts like any other. Rachel Klein drops her daughter, Kylie, at the bus stop and heads into her day. But then a phone call changes everything. A woman has Kylie bound and gagged in her back seat, and the only way Rachel will ever see her...

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The ex  by Nicola Moriarty

The ex

Nicola Moriarty

Book

"Girl meets boy. They fall in love. There's just one problem... Georgia and Luke are in love. They've only been dating for a few months but Georgia is pretty sure he's the one. They get along so well; he's romantic and kind and funny. There's just one...

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Under currents  by Nora Roberts

Under currents

Nora Roberts

Book

"Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Strangers - and even Zane's own aunt across the lake - see his parents as a successful surgeon and his st...

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Knife  by Jo Nesbø

Knife

Jo Nesbø

Book

"Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel - the only woman he's ever loved - has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it's in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be invest...

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The carer  by Deborah Moggach

The carer

Deborah Moggach

Book

"James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged children, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips, and...

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How to escape from prison  by Paul Wood

How to escape from prison

Paul Wood

Book

"A memoir of the author's life, from his troubled childhood and conviction for murder, through a traumatic time in prison to self-education to PhD level, rehabilitation and a new career as a performance coach and facilitator"--Publisher information.

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Whisper network  by Chandler Baker

Whisper network

Chandler Baker

Book

"Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv's CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always bee...

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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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Lost and found  by Danielle Steel

Lost and found

Danielle Steel

Book

"It all starts with a fall from a ladder, in a firehouse in New York City. The firehouse has been converted into a unique Manhattan home and studio where renowned photographer Madison Allen works and lives after raising three children on her own. But...

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The last widow  by Karin Slaughter

The last widow

Karin Slaughter

Book

"On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor. One month later, the serenity of a s...

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The oracle  by Clive Cussler

The oracle

Clive Cussler

Book

"The husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team of Sam and Remi Fargo return in a new adventure as they search for an ancient scroll--which carries a deadly curse--in this thrilling addition to Clive Cussler's bestselling series. In 533 A.D., the last Vandal...

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Big sky  by Kate Atkinson

Big sky

Kate Atkinson

Book

"Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind ...

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City of girls  by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of girls

Elizabeth Gilbert

Book

"In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown th...

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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....

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The friends we keep  by Jane Green

The friends we keep

Jane Green

Book

"Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known each other since university. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and none of them ever found the lives they wanted - the lives they...

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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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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 b...

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Her husband's mistake  by Sheila O'Flanagan

Her husband's mistake

Sheila O'Flanagan

Book

"Should a woman be ready to forgive and forget to save her marriage? Roxy's not so sure... When Roxy comes home unexpectedly one day to give her husband Dave a lovely surprise, it's Roxy who gets shock of her life. And all she wants to do is run away....

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The never game  by Jeffery Deaver

The never game

Jeffery Deaver

Book

"Escape or die trying... The killer is changing the rules. One murder at a time . . . You wake up all alone, in the middle of a forest, miles from anywhere. Beside you lie five objects - a lighter, grease, picture-frame wire, a piece of silk, a bottle...

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The plant paradox cookbook  by Steven R. Gundry

The plant paradox cookbook

Steven R. Gundry

Book

"In The Plant Paradox, cardiac surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry introduced readers to the hidden toxins lurking in seemingly healthy foods like tomatoes, zucchini, quinoa, and brown rice: a class of plant-based proteins called lectins. Many people are familiar...

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The barefoot investor  by Scott Pape

The barefoot investor

Scott Pape

Book

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' or a strict budget (that you...

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Made in Scotland  by Billy Connolly

Made in Scotland

Billy Connolly

Book

"All roads lead back home. Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he's never been far from his homeland. Made in Scotland is Billy's unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that...

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I quit sugar  by Sarah (Nutritionist) Wilson

I quit sugar

Sarah (Nutritionist) Wilson

Book

"Sarah Wilson encourages us to be the change we want. She liberated us from the health costs of processed food by helping us to quit sugar. She inspired us to reframe anxiety as an opportunity for personal transformation rather than as a frailty. Inside...

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Vietnam  by Max Hastings

Vietnam

Max Hastings

Book

"Vietnam became the Western world'™s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores o...

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Brief answers to the big questions  by Stephen Hawking

Brief answers to the big questions

Stephen Hawking

Book

"The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is...

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The subtle art of not giving a fuck  by Mark Manson

The subtle art of not giving a fuck

Mark Manson

Book

"In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking...

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The porpoise  by Mark Haddon

The porpoise

Mark Haddon

Book

" 'I really am so very, very sorry about this,' he says, in an oddly formal voice... They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in...

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When it all went to custard  by Danielle Hawkins

When it all went to custard

Danielle Hawkins

Book

The news of Jenny's husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to the part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief rather than anguish. What really hurts is he...

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Two girls down  by Louisa Luna

Two girls down

Louisa Luna

Book

When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched...

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The flat share  by Beth O'Leary

The flat share

Beth O'Leary

Book

"Can you fall in love with someone you've never met? Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work...

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The 18th abduction  by James Patterson

The 18th abduction

James Patterson

Book

"Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture...

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Blessing in disguise  by Danielle Steel

Blessing in disguise

Danielle Steel

Book

"As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle’s relationship with Putnam, and her time at his château on the Normandy coast, are the stuff of dreams....

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Their little secret  by Mark Billingham

Their little secret

Mark Billingham

Book

"When DI Tom Thorne is called to conduct a routine assessment at the site of a suicide, he expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station, where a woman named Philippa Goodwin threw herself in front of an underground tr...

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Machines like me and people like you  by Ian McEwan

Machines like me and people like you

Ian McEwan

Book

"Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Machines Like...

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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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Neon prey  by John Sandford

Neon prey

John Sandford

Book

"It was a relatively minor criminal matter, but enough that the U.S. Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn't expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to...

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Redemption  by David Baldacci

Redemption

David Baldacci

Book

"Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back...

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Cemetery Road  by Greg Iles

Cemetery Road

Greg Iles

Book

"When Marshall McEwan left his Mississippi hometown at eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington, DC. But as the ascendancy of a chaotic administration...

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The tiger catcher  by Paullina Simons

The tiger catcher

Paullina Simons

Book

"Can true love ever die?... Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named Josephine. ...

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A book of bones  by John Connolly

A book of bones

John Connolly

Book

"Private Investigator Charlie Parker returns in this heart-pounding thriller as he seeks revenge against the darkest forces in the world. He is our best hope. He is our last hope. On a lonely moor in northern England, the body of a young woman is dis...

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A Cornish summer  by Catherine Alliott

A Cornish summer

Catherine Alliott

Book

"Flora's been in love with her husband for twenty years. The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past fifteen. Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the shady lanes and sandy coves of Cornwall. It should be blissful. There's...

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Two weeks  by Karen Kingsbury

Two weeks

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first steps towards his dream--a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of high school he meets Elise, a mysterious new girl ...

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The strawberry thief  by Joanne Harris

The strawberry thief

Joanne Harris

Book

"Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the co...

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Loving Sylvie  by Elizabeth Smither

Loving Sylvie

Elizabeth Smither

Book

A sensual, witty novel that cleverly weaves in the stories of three generations of women: Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel, focusing most strongly on the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. The narrative shifts between...

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One false move  by Robert Goddard

One false move

Robert Goddard

Book

"What value can be put on a human mind? How Joe Roberts does what he does is a mystery. He has a brain that seems able to outperform a computer. To a games company like Venstrom that promises big profits if his abilities can be properly exploited. So...

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A dream of Italy  by Nicky Pellegrino

A dream of Italy

Nicky Pellegrino

Book

"For sale: crumbling building in southern Italy. Asking price: 1 euro. In the drowsy heat of an Italian summer, three strangers arrive in Montenello, a beautiful hilltop town. Each has agreed to buy a crumbling historic building for a single euro - and...

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Run away  by Harlan Coben

Run away

Harlan Coben

Book

"You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found. Then, quite by chance, you see her busking in New York's Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember....

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Celtic empire  by Clive Cussler

Celtic empire

Clive Cussler

Book

"The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off the city of Detroit. An attack by tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events?...

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King of Kings  by Wilbur A. Smith

King of Kings

Wilbur A. Smith

Book

"When a jealous former lover destroys the happiness of Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancée. Amber Benbrook, their vision of a shared future shatters. Searching for purpose, Amber travels to Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer h...

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Blood oath  by Linda Fairstein

Blood oath

Linda Fairstein

Book

"Alex Cooper takes on the case of a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark Federal trial - and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent law enforcement official during that time. As the case grows more complex, Alex, along...

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A mistake  by Carl Shuker

A mistake

Carl Shuker

Book

"Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture. One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong"--Back cover.

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Homemade  by Eleanor Ozich

Homemade

Eleanor Ozich

Book

"You'll learn to create your own homespun essentials, such as mayonnaise, crackers, yoghurt, bread, muesli bars, hummus, cheese, and more. Complementing these delicious, nourishing treats, the book also includes recipes for other household items, lik...

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Silent night  by Danielle Steel

Silent night

Danielle Steel

Book

"Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered...

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Unto us a son is given  by Donna Leon

Unto us a son is given

Donna Leon

Book

"Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inher...

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Red strike  by Chris Ryan

Red strike

Chris Ryan

Book

"A former Russian spy, living in hiding in Malta, goes on the run after an attempt on his life. He's been targeted because of what he knows about chemical weapons and the poisoning of an exiled oligarch who cut a deal with MI6, but he's actually got....

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One minute later  by Susan Lewis

One minute later

Susan Lewis

Book

"Vivi Shager is living her dream. Raised with drive and ambition by a resolutely single mother, Vivi has a thriving law career, a gorgeous apartment in London, and a full calendar that keeps her busy at work and at play. Then on the day of her twenty...

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The huntress  by Kate Quinn

The huntress

Kate Quinn

Book

"On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches - an all-female bomber regiment - wreaking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal...

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Never tell  by Lisa Gardner

Never tell

Lisa Gardner

Book

"One death might be an accident. Two deaths looks like murder. A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her ...

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The secretary  by Renee Knight

The secretary

Renee Knight

Book

"From her first day as Personal Assistant to the celebrated Mina Appleton, Christine Butcher understands what is expected of her. Absolute loyalty. Absolute discretion. For twenty years, Christine has been a most devoted servant, a silent witness to ...

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The wedding guest  by Jonathan Kellerman

The wedding guest

Jonathan Kellerman

Book

"LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. While Sturgis has a knack for piecing together...

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Say you're sorry  by Karen Rose

Say you're sorry

Karen Rose

Book

"FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds did not have a conventional upbringing. Raised in a cult in Northern California, his mother smuggled him out when he was thirteen, and he never saw her again. It is not a bit of history he is keen on sharing, but be...

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The boy  by Tami Hoag

The boy

Tami Hoag

Book

"When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he's ever seen. Genevieve's seven-year-old son,...

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At the wolf's table  by Rosella Postorino

At the wolf's table

Rosella Postorino

Book

"Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines of WWII. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin to live with her in-laws in th...

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I owe you one  by Sophie Kinsella

I owe you one

Sophie Kinsella

Book

"Since their father passed away, leaving his kitchen supply store in the hands of his children, Fixie Farr spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. When a stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch...

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Connections in death  by J. D. Robb

Connections in death

J. D. Robb

Book

"Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering, whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime. Lyle is living...

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Out of the dark  by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Out of the dark

Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Book

"Since the age of twelve, Evan Smoak was Orphan X: raised and trained as part of off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets-- i.e. assassins. Now his past is catching up to him-- someone at the very highest level of government...

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Not bad people  by Brandy Scott

Not bad people

Brandy Scott

Book

"Three friends, thirty years of shared secrets, one impulsive gesture .. and a terrible accident. When friendship goes bad, someone has to pay. It's New Year's Eve. Three thirty-something women - Aimee, Melinda and Lou - best friends for decades, let...

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When all is said  by Anne Griffin

When all is said

Anne Griffin

Book

"At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual -though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of ...

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The Wall  by John Lanchester

The Wall

John Lanchester

Book

"Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall - an enormous concrete barrier around its entire border. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the de...

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The suspect  by Fiona Barton

The suspect

Fiona Barton

Book

"When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters always does eve...

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Last man standing  by Stephen Leather

Last man standing

Stephen Leather

Book

"Friendships forged in the heat of combat can be stronger than anything. So when SAS trooper Matt Standing is told that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to go to his aid - even if that means flying half way around...

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The great wide open  by Douglas Kennedy

The great wide open

Douglas Kennedy

Book

"It's autumn in New York and Alice Burns, a young ambitious editor is reading a manuscript. The writer's words hit close to home to conjure ghosts from her past, memories of her childhood, and thoughts of her brother who is serving time in a prison cell....

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The binding  by Bridget Collins

The binding

Bridget Collins

Book

"Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder - a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice among their small community but...

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Maybe this time  by Jill Mansell

Maybe this time

Jill Mansell

Book

"When Mimi first visits her dad's new home in the Cotswolds, she quickly falls in love with Goosebrook and its inhabitants. (Well, maybe not rude Henrietta, who lets Mimi walk miles in the rain rather than give her a lift.) There's Paddy, with his fl...

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