Auckland Libraries: All fiction new titles

All fiction new titles

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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Local gone missing by Fiona Barton

Local gone missing

Fiona Barton

Audio CD

"Elise King is a successful and ambitious detective, or she was before a medical leave left her unsure if she'd ever return to work. She now spends most days watching the growing tensions in her small seaside town of Ebbing, the weekenders renovating...

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The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand

The Hotel Nantucket

Elin Hilderbrand

Audio CD

"Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she's named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that...

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The murder rule by Dervla McTiernan

The murder rule

Dervla McTiernan

Audio CD

"Hannah has abandoned everything-her trajectory as a law student, her childhood home and caring for her ill mother-for the chance to work with the Innocence Project, a prestigious coalition of investigators who fight to free wrongly convicted prisone...

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Dear Bill Bryson by Ben Aitken

Dear Bill Bryson

Ben Aitken

Audio CD

"In 2013, travel writer Ben Aitken decided to follow in the footsteps of his hero - literally - and started a journey around the UK, tracing the trip taken by Bill Bryson in his classic tribute to the British Isles, 'Notes from a Small Island.' Staying...

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Sparring partners by John Grisham

Sparring partners

John Grisham

Audio CD

"'Homecoming' takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham's unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he's not in the courtroom. He's called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton,...

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Take your breath away by Linwood Barclay

Take your breath away

Linwood Barclay

Audio CD

"One weekend, while Andrew Mason was on a fishing trip, his wife, Brie, vanished without a trace. Most everyone assumed Andy had got away with murder--it's always the husband, isn't it?--but the police could never build a strong case against him. For...

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The ghost tree by M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

The ghost tree

M. R. C. (Martin R. C.) Kasasian

Audio CD

"1914: Sixteen-year-old Etterly, running from something, hides inside the trunk of a tree and disappears. The police search but find no trace. Her family and friends wrack their brains, but come up with nothing. And so slowly life returns to normal. The...

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Girl by Edna O'Brien

Girl

Edna O'Brien

Audio CD

"Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a community of men governed by a brutal code of violence. Barely more than a girl herself, she must learn how to survive as a woman with a...

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The girl who ran by Nikki Owen

The girl who ran

Nikki Owen

Audio CD

"Dr Maria Martinez has finally escaped The Project facility that has been controlling her since birth. But in going against The Project's rigid protocol, the powers at the very top of the organisation will go to any length to re-initiate her. Their aim?...

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Give the devil his due by Sulari Gentill

Give the devil his due

Sulari Gentill

Audio CD

"When Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes onto the Maroubra Speedway, renamed the Killer Track for the lives it has claimed, he agrees without caution or reserve. But then people start to die. The body of a journalist covering the...

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Find me by André Aciman

Find me

André Aciman

Audio CD

"In this exploration of the varieties of love, the author of 'Call Me by Your Name' lets us back into his characters' lives years after their first meeting. In 'Find Me', Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit...

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Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Finding Eadie

Caroline Beecham

Audio CD

"It's London 1943, and war and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The Ministry of Information has published The Battle of Britain, and everyone needs more books to read in the shelters, at home and for the troops....

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Flames by Robbie Arnott

Flames

Robbie Arnott

Audio CD

"It starts with a fisherman hunting for tuna, his sidekick a young seal as fast as quicksilver, a relationship forged in blood and fishmeat, but broken by the black heft of the sea; then a young man whose mother burned up outside, the scorch marks still...

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The Fressingfield witch by Jacqueline Beard

The Fressingfield witch

Jacqueline Beard

Audio CD

"Scores of innocent women died during the Suffolk witch trials. Fear and uncertainty swept the land. Years later and two unexplained deaths in the village of Fressingfield stir up rumours of witchcraft again. Private Detective Lawrence Harpham agrees...

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Gallant by Victoria Schwab

Gallant

Victoria Schwab

Audio CD

"Sixteen-year-old Olivia Prior is missing three things: a mother, a father, and a voice. One day she receives a letter from an uncle she's never met, summoning her to his estate. She discovers that her uncle is dead and the estate almost empty. Olivia...

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Everything in its right place by Tobias McCorkell

Everything in its right place

Tobias McCorkell

Audio CD

"Ford McCullen is growing up with his mother Deidre and his Pop and Noonie in 'The Compound', a pair of units in the shadow of Pentridge prison. His father, Robert, has left them to live in the bush with his new male partner. When Ford's paternal gra...

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Execution by S. J. Parris

Execution

S. J. Parris

Audio CD

"Giordano Bruno, a heretic turned spy, arrives in England with shocking information for spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham. A band of Catholic Englishmen are plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth and spring Mary Queen of Scots from prison to take the English...

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Exploded view by Carrie Tiffany

Exploded view

Carrie Tiffany

Audio CD

"In the late 1970s, in the forgotten outer suburbs, a girl has her hands in the engine of a Holden. A sinister new man has joined the family. He works as a mechanic and operates an unlicensed repair shop at the back of their block. The family is under...

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Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs

Fathoms

Rebecca Giggs

Audio CD

"When Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on an Australian beach, she began to wonder how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas. How do whales experience environmental change? Has our connection to these fa...

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Dr Mukti and other tales of woe by Will Self

Dr Mukti and other tales of woe

Will Self

Audio CD

"Shiva Mukti is a hardworking and conscientious psychiatrist, who, in the inauspicious surroundings of St Mungo's - a central London hospital of more than average decrepitude - does his level best to staunch the flow of mental illness. But Mukti is not...

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Eden by Candice Fox

Eden

Candice Fox

Audio CD

"Most homicide detective teams run on trust, loyalty, and the shared desire to put killers behind bars. Frank Bennett's partner, Eden Archer, thrives on darkness and danger. She has a rare talent for catching killers - but her idea of justice has little...

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Eleven bats by Anthony Moffitt

Eleven bats

Anthony Moffitt

Audio CD

"Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt spent more than 20 years in the SAS. Alongside the SAS, Harry's other lifetime love is cricket. An improvised game of cricket was often the circuit-breaker Harry and his team needed after the tension of operations. He began a...

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Curse the day by Judith O'Reilly

Curse the day

Judith O'Reilly

Audio CD

"Tobias Hawke was the tech genius boss of the British Institute for Deep Learning. Now his body has been found in his lab: he has been brutally murdered. Hawke was on the brink of an astonishing breakthrough in the field of Artificial Intelligence. H...

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Dangerous to know by Anne Buist

Dangerous to know

Anne Buist

Audio CD

"Natalie King is back: back from a stay on the psych ward. Her reluctance to live a quiet life has contributed to a severe depressive episode, and now it's time for a retreat to the country. A borrowed house on the Great Ocean Road; a low-key research...

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Darkest place by Jaye Ford

Darkest place

Jaye Ford

Audio CD

"Carly Townsend is starting over after a decade of tragedy and pain. In a new town and a new apartment she's determined to leave the memories and failures of her past behind. However that dream is shattered in the dead of night when she is woken by the...

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The deceptions by Suzanne Leal

The deceptions

Suzanne Leal

Audio CD

"Prague, 1943. Taken from her home in Prague, Hana Lederova finds herself imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto of Theresienstadt, where she is forced to endure appalling deprivation and the imminent threat of transportation to the east. When she attracts ...

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Christmas on Coronation Street by Maggie Sullivan

Christmas on Coronation Street

Maggie Sullivan

Audio CD

"Elsie Grimshaw lives in one of the worst streets in Weatherfield and is desperate to escape from life at home with a brutal father and the drudgery of working at the local mill. Grabbing at the slim chances that come her way, Elsie emerges from the ...

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The coldest warrior by Paul Vidich

The coldest warrior

Paul Vidich

Audio CD

"1953. A government scientist, Hank Wilson, dies after falling from the ninth floor of a Washington hotel. 1975. The release of the Rockefeller Commission report on illegal CIA activities suddenly brings the Wilson case back into the headlines; did he...

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Confession with blue horses by Sophie Hardach

Confession with blue horses

Sophie Hardach

Audio CD

"Tobi and Ella's childhood in East Berlin is shrouded in mystery. Now adults living in London, their past is full of unanswered questions. Both remember their family's daring and terrifying attempt to escape, which ended in tragedy; but the fall-out from...

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Consolation by Garry Disher

Consolation

Garry Disher

Audio CD

"Winter in Tiverton. Constable Paul Hirschhausen has a snowdropper on his patch. Someone is stealing women's underwear, and Hirsch knows enough about that kind of crime - how it can escalate - not to take it lightly. But the more immediate concerns are...

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Brave new humans by Sarah Dingle

Brave new humans

Sarah Dingle

Audio CD

"Journalist Sarah Dingle was 27 when she learnt that her identity was a lie. Over dinner one night, her mother casually mentioned Sarah had been conceived using a sperm donor. The man who'd raised Sarah wasn't her father; in fact, she had no idea who...

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The breeding season by Amanda Niehaus

The breeding season

Amanda Niehaus

Audio CD

"The rains come to Brisbane just as Elise and Dan descend into grief. Elise, a scientist, believes that isolation and punishing fieldwork will heal her pain. Her husband Dan, a writer, questions the truths of his life, and looks to art for answers. W...

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Broken silence by Liz Mistry

Broken silence

Liz Mistry

Audio CD

"On her way home after an exhausting weekend, with colleagues she can't wait to escape, DS Felicity Springer notices something odd about the white van in front of her. A hand has punched through the car's rear light and is frantically waving, trying to...

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Call me Evie by J. P. Pomare

Call me Evie

J. P. Pomare

Audio CD

"Evie and her Uncle Jim have just moved to a small, insular town in New Zealand - a far cry from their hometown of Melbourne. But Evie isn't her real name. And Jim isn't really her uncle. Jim tells Evie she did something terrible back home, that he's...

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Call of the reed warbler by Charles Massy

Call of the reed warbler

Charles Massy

Audio CD

"In 'Call of the Reed Warbler', Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture & the vital connection between our soil & our health. It is the story of how a grassroots revolution a true underground insurgency can save the planet, help reduce & reve...

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Bedlam by L. J. Ross

Bedlam

L. J. Ross

Audio CD

"Fresh from a high-profile case in the Paris fashion world, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the New York State Homicide Squad. The wife of a notorious criminal has been admitted to a private...

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Beloved hope by Tracie Peterson

Beloved hope

Tracie Peterson

Audio CD

"Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's...

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Blood red city by Rod Reynolds

Blood red city

Rod Reynolds

Audio CD

"When crusading journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of an apparent murder on a London train, she thinks she's found the story to revive her career. But she can't find a victim, much less the killers, and the only witness has disappeared. Wary she's...

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Body image warrior by Chelsea Bonner

Body image warrior

Chelsea Bonner

Audio CD

"The modelling and advertising industries persistently tell women they're fat, ugly and abnormal if they conform to anything other than a western ideal of beauty. In 2002 Chelsea Bonner founded BELLA, a modelling agency focused on healthy body size a...

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The boy in the dress by Jonathan Butler

The boy in the dress

Jonathan Butler

Audio CD

"On a balmy Townsville night in 1944, young serviceman Warwick Meale is found beaten to death under a bridge. The army and police do not, or will not, conduct a proper investigation and history forgets the killer - until now. Nearly eighty years on, ...

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Assassins by Rob (Thriller writer) Sinclair

Assassins

Rob (Thriller writer) Sinclair

Audio CD

"Stalking the streets of Prague, James Ryker is on the hunt for justice when he hears a news report of a murder in rural England. Big problem. He knows the victim. Ten years ago, in Qatar, Ryker led a team of assassins to kill him. He thought they had....

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Australian farming families by Deb Hunt

Australian farming families

Deb Hunt

Audio CD

"Deb Hunt sets out to discover what makes what makes Australian farming families tick. She travels tens of thousands of kilometres to properties at either end of the country, from a vast, dusty cattle run in outback Queensland to the wheat belt of We...

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Bad blood by Eugen-Ovidiu Chirovici

Bad blood

Eugen-Ovidiu Chirovici

Audio CD

"One rainy night in New York, psychologist James Cobb gives a talk on the art of recovering lost memories. Afterwards, he's approached by a stranger: a dying man who, forty years ago, woke up in a hotel room with a murdered woman, and no memory at all...

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Secrets between friends by Fiona (Romance fiction writer) Palmer

Secrets between friends

Fiona (Romance fiction writer) Palm...

Audio CD

"Best friends Abbie, Jess and Ricki are setting sail on a cruise ship, but are they prepared for what this voyage will reveal? Ricki, a dedicated nurse, harbours a dream she hasn't chased and questions if she's stuck in a rut. Abbie had it all: a career,...

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Gravity is the thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

Gravity is the thing

Jaclyn Moriarty

Audio CD

"Abigail Sorensen has spent her life trying to unwrap the events of 1990. It was the year she started receiving random chapters from a self-help book called The Guidebook in the post. It was also the year Robert, her brother, disappeared on the eve of...

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Beautiful revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Beautiful revolutionary

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Audio CD

"Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural eden of Evergreen Valey, California, Evelyn Lynden wants to be happy with their new life. Yet she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny's passive ways - and anxious for a saviour. Enter...

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This farming life by Tim Saunders

This farming life

Tim Saunders

Audio CD

"Farmer Tim Saunders manages to incorporate some writing into his days, and here he describes his life through the seasons: summer - shearing, slaughter, crop harvest, conservation; autumn - floods, trading stock, drenching, dagging; winter - maize h...

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Tiny white lies by Fiona (Romance fiction writer) Palmer

Tiny white lies

Fiona (Romance fiction writer) Palm...

Audio CD

"Ashley has recently lost her husband. Daughter Emily is being bullied online. Best friend Nikki is holding a huge secret. And why is husband, Chris, receiving so many text messages lately? Their teenage children are glued to technology, be it PlaySt...

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Dirty work by Eyal Press

Dirty work

Eyal Press

Audio CD

"Guards who patrol the wards of America's most violent and abusive prisons. Undocumented immigrants who man the 'kill floors' of industrial slaughterhouses. Roustabouts who drill for oil on offshore rigs. And drone operators who kill people from thousands...

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Love lessons in Starcross Valley by Lucy Knott

Love lessons in Starcross Valley

Lucy Knott

Audio CD

"Back in England after a trip to Canada to recover from the breakdown of her relationship, Marnie bumps into someone achingly familiar. As she navigates her new feelings, takes chances and makes the first move for the first time in her life, can she regain...

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Black river by Matthew Spencer

Black river

Matthew Spencer

Audio CD

"A long, burning summer in Sydney. A young woman found murdered in the deserted grounds of an elite boarding school. A serial killer preying on victims along the banks of the Parramatta River. A city on edge. Adam Bowman, a battling journalist who grew...

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Family matters by Ellie O'Neill

Family matters

Ellie O'Neill

Audio CD

"For the first time in her 79 years, Evie McCarthy is plagued by the smell of roses. Death is coming for her. Clear as day. She's lucky she has the gift of second sight. It's served her well as Ballyhay's matchmaker, and now she's being forewarned. She...

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The wedding dress by Dani Atkins

The wedding dress

Dani Atkins

Audio CD

"Suzanne is engaged to be married to the man of her dreams - except the lead up to her wedding is beginning to feel more like a nightmare. Can Suzanne uncover the truth about her fiance ahead of her big day? Bella's life was on track until the day of...

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A short history of Islamic thought by Fitzroy Morrissey

A short history of Islamic thought

Fitzroy Morrissey

Audio CD

"Day after day we read of the caliphate and the Qur'an, of Sunni and Shi'a, Salafis and Sufis, integration and isolation, radicals and refugees. Almost a quarter of the world's populate is Muslim. It is clear that understanding the modern world requi...

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The pact by Dawn Goodwin

The pact

Dawn Goodwin

Audio CD

"As Jade and Maddie begin to open up about their exes over a few glasses of wine, Jade conjures a plan, a pact. She'll kill Maddie's if Maddie kills hers. Laughing it off, Maddie returns to her normal life. But what if it wasn't a joke at all..." -- ...

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Before the dawn by Emma Pass

Before the dawn

Emma Pass

Audio CD

"It's 1943, and the Second World War is raging. Ruby Mottram works for her local newspaper, the 'Bartonford Herald,' typing up adverts and obituaries, whilst dreaming of a more exciting life. Between her shifts as an ARP warden and caring for her ail...

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Other houses by P. A. (Paddy A.) O'Reilly

Other houses

P. A. (Paddy A.) O'Reilly

Audio CD

"Lily works as a cleaner. She moves through houses in inner-city Melbourne, unseen, scrubbing away the daily residue of other people's privilege. Her partner Janks works the line in a local food factory. With every pay check they inch further away from...

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The uncaged sky by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

The uncaged sky

Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Audio CD

"On September 12th, 2018 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport by Iran's feared Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Convicted of espionage in a shadowy trial presided over by Iran's most notorious judge, Dr Moore-Gilbert...

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The fallback by D. L. Hicks

The fallback

D. L. Hicks

Audio CD

"Recovering addict Eric Johnstone is turning his life around. Then one small moment changes everything, and Eric is sent down a dark path that leads him towards a life-or-death decision. Just months after he took a job at the retirement village in Point...

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The Coast by Eleanor Limprecht

The Coast

Eleanor Limprecht

Audio CD

"Alice is only nine years old in 1910 when she is sent to the feared Coast Hospital Lazaret at Little Bay in Sydney, a veritable prison where more patients are admitted than ever leave. She is told that she's visiting her mother, who disappeared one day...

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The natural history of love by Caroline Petit

The natural history of love

Caroline Petit

Audio CD

"Australia, 1902. When lawyer Nathan Smithson takes on the case of mad, wealthy Edward Fonceca's inheritance trial against his ruthless brother Charles, he must unearth long buried family secrets to have any chance of winning. Brazil, 1852. Carolina Fonceca...

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The harbour master's daughter by Tania Anne Crosse

The harbour master's daughter

Tania Anne Crosse

Audio CD

"Devon, 1867. Free-spirited Rebecca Westbrook recognises her perfect match when she sees him. His name is Captain Adam Bradley. She is the harbour master's daughter. He is smouldering and sophisticated - the most eligible captain ever to sail into the...

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Midsummer dreams at Mill Grange by Jenny (Romance fiction writer) Kane

Midsummer dreams at Mill Grange

Jenny (Romance fiction writer) Kane

Audio CD

"Thea Thomas needs to get away from her old life, and the interfering ex who won't leave her alone. When she lands a job heading up the restoration of Mill Grange, a stunning Victorian manor in Somerset, it feels like the perfect opportunity to start...

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Let's pretend by Laura Vaughan

Let's pretend

Laura Vaughan

Audio CD

"When you fake it for a living, the truth is hard to find. Former child star Lily Thane is now a struggling thirty-something actress. Her old stage-school buddy, Adam Harker, is on the brink of making it big, but he needs an appropriate red-carpet companion...

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Port Vila blues by Garry Disher

Port Vila blues

Garry Disher

Audio CD

"Wyatt steals $50,000 and a sought-after piece of jewellery in a burglary of a politician's house. Wyatt snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his bolthole in Hobart. It's the diamond-...

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The plague letters by V. L. Valentine

The plague letters

V. L. Valentine

Audio CD

"London, 1665. Hidden within the growing pile of corpses in his churchyard, Rector Symon Patrick discovers a victim of the pestilence unlike any he has seen before: a young woman with a shorn head, covered in burns, and with pieces of twine delicately...

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Sell us the rope by Stephen May

Sell us the rope

Stephen May

Audio CD

"Revolutionary, poet, lover. Robber, murderer, spy. May 1907 and a young Stalin is in London for a conference of Russian communists. With Lenin, Trotsky, and Rosa Luxemburg among others he battles to keep the party radical, while dodging the attentions...

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A ration book victory by Jean Fullerton

A ration book victory

Jean Fullerton

Audio CD

"Queenie Brogan wasn't always an East End matriarch. Many years ago, before she married Fergus, she was Philomena Dooley, a daughter of Irish Travellers, planning to wed her childhood sweetheart, Patrick Mahone. But when tragedy struck and Patrick's....

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The poisonous solicitor by Stephen Bates

The poisonous solicitor

Stephen Bates

Audio CD

"In 1922, Major Herbert Armstrong, a Hay-on-Wye solicitor, was found guilty of, and executed for, poisoning his wife, Katharine, with arsenic. Armstrong's case has all the ingredients of a classic murder mystery, from a plot by Agatha Christie or Dor...

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The life she wants by J. M. Hewitt

The life she wants

J. M. Hewitt

Audio CD

"Paula worries that her marriage to Tommy is hanging by a thread. She loves how safe her husband makes her feel, but lately, it seems like he's pulling away from her, and he keeps avoiding a much-needed conversation about finally having children. When...

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The missing hours by Julia Dahl

The missing hours

Julia Dahl

Audio CD

"From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: the famous family, the trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU's freshman class. But then one drunken night everything changes. Her memory hazy, Claudia cuts herself off from her fa...

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The last commandment by Scott Shepherd

The last commandment

Scott Shepherd

Audio CD

"Christmastime in London: a period of joy and togetherness. Not for Metropolitan Police Commander Austin Grant, though. Three dead bodies have turned up on his patch, and the only thing they have in common is a number carved into their foreheads. A p...

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Sylvanas by Christie Golden

Sylvanas

Christie Golden

Audio CD

"Ranger-General. Banshee Queen. Warchief. Sylvanas Windrunner has borne many titles. To some, she is a hero, to others, a villain. But whether in pursuit of justice, vengeance, or something more, Sylvanas has always sought to control her own destiny....

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Danger on the Atlantic by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Danger on the Atlantic

Erica Ruth Neubauer

Audio CD

"Atlantic Ocean, 1926. Voyaging from Southampton to New York, self-reliant Jane is determined to prove herself a worthy investigator on the stately ship - even going undercover as the fashionable wife of her magnetic partner, Mr. Redvers. Few details...

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No one goes alone by Erik Larson

No one goes alone

Erik Larson

Audio CD

"A group of researchers sets sail for the Isle of Dorn in the North Atlantic in 1905 to explore the cause of several mysterious disappearances, most notably a family of four who vanished without a trace after a weeklong holiday on the island. Led by ...

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Beyond Bitcoin by Steven Boykey Sidley

Beyond Bitcoin

Steven Boykey Sidley

Audio CD

"After over a decade of Bitcoin, which has now moved beyond lore and hype into an increasingly robust star in the firmament of global assets, a new and more important question has arisen. What happens beyond Bitcoin? The answer is decentralised finance...

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M is for mummy by Katy Cox

M is for mummy

Katy Cox

Audio CD

"Lucy had it all: an exciting career, a rock-star husband, great friends, a size ten waist and pelvic floor muscles that could crack a walnut. And then, she had kids. Since giving birth to her second child, Lucy's life is totally unrecognisable. A...

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Our biggest experiment by Alice R. Bell

Our biggest experiment

Alice R. Bell

Audio CD

"'Our Biggest Experiment' tells the story of how the world became addicted to fossil fuels, how we discovered that electricity may be our saviour and how renewable energy is far from a 20th century discovery. Dr Alice Bell cuts through the jargon and...

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Tides by Sara Freeman

Tides

Sara Freeman

Audio CD

"After a sudden, devastating loss, Mara flees her family and ends up adrift in a wealthy coastal town. Mired in her grief, Mara's first few days are spent alone, surviving on what scraps of food she can find, and swimming at night in the ocean. When her...

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A field guide to larking by Lara Maiklem

A field guide to larking

Lara Maiklem

Audio CD

"To lark is to get out and about, to explore the world around us and to discover the little treasures hiding in plain sight. We think, of course, of mudlarking but there is also beachlarking, fieldlarking or even simply exploring your own home with fresh...

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Attack and decay by Andrew Cartmel

Attack and decay

Andrew Cartmel

Audio CD

"It starts with a perfectly normal evening in, except for the corpse-faced gentleman dressed all in black, with a crow on his shoulder, staring into the house, of course. And the visit from Owyn Wynter, head of Whyte Ravyn Records, who needs the Dete...

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Mrs Harris goes to Paris ; by Paul Gallico

Mrs Harris goes to Paris ;

Paul Gallico

Audio CD

"Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth London charlady who cheerfully cleans the houses of the rich. One day, when tidying Lady Dant's wardrobe, she comes across the most beautiful thing she has ever seen in her life - a Dior dress. In all the years of her...

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The world's strongest audiobook by Eddie Hall

The world's strongest audiobook

Eddie Hall

Audio CD

"Go behind the scenes with Eddie as we follow his incredible journey from World's Strongest Man to competing in 'The Heaviest Boxing Match in History', featuring training diaries, 10 rounds of mental preparation, and documentary clips. You'll hear ex...

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The secret prison governor by author Anonymous

The secret prison governor

author Anonymous

Audio CD

"The Secret Prison Governor has spent decades surrounded by every type of prisoner known to man, from petty thieves and common drug dealers to crime bosses and dangerous serial killers. Since starting as a rookie, he has experienced the reality of the...

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Hot water by Christopher Fowler

Hot water

Christopher Fowler

Audio CD

"On a hot afternoon Summer sits beside a swimming pool in the South of France, waiting for her married lover, Steve, to arrive. By the time he turns up, flight delayed and his family unexpectedly in tow, Summer has vanished from the villa. Hannah the...

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Hello, stranger by Will Buckingham

Hello, stranger

Will Buckingham

Audio CD

"We navigate our interactions with strangers according to a host of unwritten rules, rituals and (sometimes awkward) attempts at politeness. But what if the people we meet were not a problem, but a gift? When philosopher and traveller Will Buckingham's...

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The eight year lie by J. M. Hewitt

The eight year lie

J. M. Hewitt

Audio CD

"Jessica returns home one day to find her husband, Patrick, dead. It's unclear what caused his death and though the shock is huge, she cannot pretend it's entirely unexpected. The police have questions, and Jessica knows that once they hear the answers...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Audio CD

"Identical twins only look the same. Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seeming...

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My name is Jensen by Heidi Amskinck

My name is Jensen

Heidi Amskinck

Audio CD

"Guilty. One word on a beggar's cardboard sign. And now he is dead, stabbed in a wintry Copenhagen street, the second homeless victim in as many weeks. Dagbladet reporter Jensen, stumbling across the body on her way to work, calls her ex lover DI Hen...

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A father's plea by Kamalle Dabboussy

A father's plea

Kamalle Dabboussy

Audio CD

"When Mariam married her childhood sweetheart in a fairytale Sydney wedding, her father Kamalle dreamed of a beautiful future for his family. When the young couple and their baby daughter went on an overseas holiday, he couldn't have been happier. But...

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Immortal by Jessica Duchen

Immortal

Jessica Duchen

Audio CD

"Who was Beethoven's 'Immortal Beloved'? After Ludwig van Beethoven's death, a love letter in his writing was discovered, addressed only to his 'Immortal Beloved'. Decades later, Countess Therese Brunsvik claims to have been the composer's lost love....

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Cruel acts by Jane (Jane E.) Casey

Cruel acts

Jane (Jane E.) Casey

Audio CD

"How can you spot a murderer? Leo Stone is a ruthless killer - or the victim of a miscarriage of justice. A year ago, he was convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison. But now he's free, and according to him, he's innocent....

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The Moscow cipher by Scott Mariani

The Moscow cipher

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

"When twelve-year-old Valentina fails to return from a visit to her father in Moscow, alarm bells start ringing. Her rich and powerful family know there's one man they can depend on to bring her back safe: former SAS major Ben Hope. But what starts off...

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SAS ghost patrol by Damien Lewis

SAS ghost patrol

Damien Lewis

Audio CD

"This is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing),...

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A secret sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa

A secret sisterhood

Emily Midorikawa

Audio CD

"Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, and new documents uncovered during the authors' research, the creative connections explored here reveal: Jane Austen's bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright...

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The olive tree by Lucinda Riley

The olive tree

Lucinda Riley

Audio CD

"It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her...

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The soldier's daughter by Rosie Goodwin

The soldier's daughter

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"For as long as Briony can remember, she has been soft on the boy next door, Ernie, but her best friend Ruth has feelings for him too. When the Luftwaffe begin their bombing campaign of the Midlands, Ernie is called up to serve, as is her father, and...

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Dilly's sacrifice by Rosie Goodwin

Dilly's sacrifice

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"Dilly is devastated. With her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born baby. Heartbroken, she heads into the night to deliver her baby girl to the Farthing family at the big house. Having just...

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The mill girl by Rosie Goodwin

The mill girl

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, ...

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Home front girls by Rosie Goodwin

Home front girls

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"Dotty, Lucy and Annabelle all turn up for work at Coventry's department store Owen Owen at the same time as war is declared. Dotty is an orphan, Lucy is the sole carer for her little sister, and although Annabelle has led a life of privilege until n...

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