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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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Death gone a-rye  by Winnie Archer

Death gone a-rye

Winnie Archer

Book

"Vincent van Dough focaccia is being touted on Instagram as the best thing since sliced bread. By strategically placing chives, olives, and yellow peppers to look like poppies and sunflowers, bakers create a mouthwatering masterpiece in the style of the...

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The gorge  by Ronald M. Berger

The gorge

Ronald M. Berger

Book

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Into the suffering city  by Bill LeFurgy

Into the suffering city

Bill LeFurgy

Book

"Baltimore, 1909. The city is jumping with danger and excitement. New thrills are everywhere: cars, cocaine, ragtime music, moving pictures. Old troubles also thrive, including murder, corruption, and the painful divisions of gender, class, and race....

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Hex on the beach

Hex on the beach

Book

"Girls Night Out has never been so much fun--but what are they going to do with all these bodies? Authors Kelley Armstrong, Jeaniene Frost, and Melissa Marr deliver a sexy summer read with this novel-length anthology containing three all-new stories from...

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Future feeling  by Joss Lake

Future feeling

Joss Lake

Book

"The year is 20__, and Penfield R. Henderson is in a rut. When he's not walking dogs for cash or responding to booty calls from his B-list celebrity hookup, he's holed up in his dingy Bushwick apartment obsessing over holograms of Aiden Chase, a fellow...

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Edge of heaven  by R. B. (Rachael) Kelly

Edge of heaven

R. B. (Rachael) Kelly

Book

"2119: The bi-level city of Creo Basse towers over the wastelands of central France. Built as a permanent relocation centre for the dispossessed, Creo has become a hotbed of simmering resentment and unrest. The authorities keep tight control, not least...

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Match made in paradise  by Barbara Dunlop

Match made in paradise

Barbara Dunlop

Book

"Supermodel Mia Westberg has found herself under the scrutiny of the paparazzi after her much older husband dies and leaves her his fashion house. In order to stay out of the public eye, she packs her things and leaves Los Angeles, escaping to visit her...

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Walking on cowrie shells  by Nana Nkweti

Walking on cowrie shells

Nana Nkweti

Book

"In the Caine Prize finalist story 'It Takes a Village, Some Say,' Nkweti skewers racial prejudice and the practice of international adoption, delivering a sly tale about a teenage girl who leverages her adoptive parents to fast-track her fortunes. In...

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Wolf untamed  by Paige Tyler

Wolf untamed

Paige Tyler

Book

"The guys in the Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) are hotter than ever. SWAT werewolf Diego Martinez was on a mission to save lives when he walked into the hostage situation - he didn't expect to find a newly turned teenage werewolf and the kid's fierc...

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Jack Frost  by Diane Capri

Jack Frost

Diane Capri

Book

"The last time Jack Reacher passed through South Dakota, almost everyone close to him was savagely murdered. Some say Reacher killed them. Maybe he did. But one survived. A ruthless gangster. Imprisoned at the Bolton Federal Correctional Facility. A ...

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Babel  by Gabriel Blackwell

Babel

Gabriel Blackwell

Book

"A man becomes obsessed with expanding his body, putting on weight and enlarging himself until he swallows his surroundings. Another man is imprisoned by his own reflection, a reflection that spawns countless new reflections without end. And while one...

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Apophis  by Savinder Raj Anand

Apophis

Savinder Raj Anand

Book

"January, 2022: A dark monstrous apparition - Apophis - feverishly races past the expanse of the Milky Way galaxy and bolts to the edge of the solar system. Recklessly accelerating, this sinister twin-headed asteroid continues its inebriated journey to...

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Still the one  by Susan May Warren

Still the one

Susan May Warren

Book

"Cole Barrett, former Army Ranger, has a new mission objective. Sell his grandfather's house and put Deep Haven in his rearview mirror as fast as possible. Deep Haven holds the hurts of physical abuse at the hands of his grandfather, a man now in a memory...

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The shut away sisters  by Suzanne Goldring

The shut away sisters

Suzanne Goldring

Book

"Two ordinary sisters. A long and brutal war. A heroic sacrifice... London, 1915. As German bombs rain down on the East End of London and hungry children queue for rations in the blistering cold, fifteen-year-old Florrie is forced to grow up fast. With...

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Geostorm  by Bobby Akart

Geostorm

Bobby Akart

Book

"Imagine a world where rising sea levels inundate coastal megacities. People flock to higher ground, only it was too late. Entire species became extinct in the blink of an eye, and conflicts are fought over dwindling resources. It's not so difficult in...

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Geostorm  by Bobby Akart

Geostorm

Bobby Akart

Book

"Since the beginning of time, four billion life forms have been created. Ninety-nine percent are now extinct. The human species is the youngest of them all. A mere blink in the eye of time - Time, which is running out. Imagine a world where storms in...

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Geostorm  by Bobby Akart

Geostorm

Bobby Akart

Book

"Since the formation of Earth billions of years ago, it has been through cataclysmic changes. She's been frozen and fried, pummeled from space and experienced the reversal of its magnetic poles. It's happening now and the face of the planet may never...

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Geostorm  by Bobby Akart

Geostorm

Bobby Akart

Book

"As the magnetic field reverses, a well-intentioned president tries to avert the worst-case scenario: the collapse of the power grid. But does his decision create mayhem nonetheless? In an attempt to avoid the collapse of society, does he cause it? A...

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Geostorm  by Bobby Akart

Geostorm

Bobby Akart

Book

""Life on Earth hangs in the balance, and only a handful of people realize it. Until the first Geostorm hits Europe. As the poles shift, the planet's magnetic field weakens, stripping away our protection from the Sun's power. That which gives us life,...

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Geostorm  by Bobby Akart

Geostorm

Bobby Akart

Book

"Earth is alive. Deep beneath her skin is our planet's life blood. Rivers of molten iron, pushing around a core - her beating heart. This moving, fluid iron generates the magnetic field maintaining the delicate balance of life on earth. Until she has...

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The speed of mercy  by Christy Ann Conlin

The speed of mercy

Christy Ann Conlin

Book

"Stella Sprague has been institutionalized for most of her adult life and has not spoken in decades. With no family around and a scattered memory, she draws comfort and a sense of protection from the beauty of the dramatic seasons, daily rituals, and...

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The glassy, burning floor of hell  by Brian Evenson

The glassy, burning floor of hell

Brian Evenson

Book

"'Here is how monstrous humans are.' A sentient, murderous prosthetic leg; shadowy creatures lurking behind a shimmering wall; brutal barrow men--of all the terrors that populate The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell, perhaps the most alarming are the beings...

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The viscount made me do it  by D. M. (Diana) Quincy

The viscount made me do it

D. M. (Diana) Quincy

Book

"A seduction that could ruin everything... Hanna Zaydan has fought to become London's finest bonesetter, but her darkly appealing new patient threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard for. With each appointment, the daughter of foreign merchants...

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The physicians of Vilnoc  by Lois McMaster Bujold

The physicians of Vilnoc

Lois McMaster Bujold

Book

"When a mysterious plague breaks out in the army fort guarding Vilnoc, the port capital of the duchy of Orbas, Temple sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona are called upon by General Arisaydia to resurrect Penric's medical skills and solve its lethal...

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The night train to Berlin  by Melanie (Fiction writer) Hudson

The night train to Berlin

Melanie (Fiction writer) Hudson

Book

"Paddington Station, present day. A young woman boards the sleeper train to Cornwall with only a beautiful emerald silk evening dress and an old, well-read diary full of sketches. Ellie Nightingale is a shy violinist who plays like her heart is broken....

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Tender is the bite  by Spencer Quinn

Tender is the bite

Spencer Quinn

Book

"Chet and Bernie are contacted by a terribly scared young woman who seems to want their help. Before she can even tell them her name, she flees in panic. But in that brief meeting Chet sniffs out an important secret about her, a secret at the heart of...

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Small joys of real life  by Allee Richards

Small joys of real life

Allee Richards

Book

"The night Eva shared a smile with Pat, something started. Two weeks later, lying together in her bed, Pat said, 'You can't live your life saying you'll get around to doing something you know will make you happy. You just have to do it.' Eva didn't know...

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Savage bounty  by Matt Wallace

Savage bounty

Matt Wallace

Book

"They call them Savages. Brutal. Efficient. Expendable. The empire relies on them. The greatest weapon they ever developed. Culled from the streets of their cities, they take the ones no one will miss and throw them, by the thousands, at the empire's...

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Fierce little thing  by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Fierce little thing

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Book

"Saskia was a damaged, lonely teenager when she arrived at the lakeside commune called Home. She was entranced by the tang of sourdough starter; the midnight call of the loons; the triumph of foraging wild mushrooms from the forest floor. But most of...

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Songs in Ursa Major  by Emma Brodie

Songs in Ursa Major

Emma Brodie

Book

"From the moment Jane Quinn steps barefoot onto the main stage at Island Folk festival, her golden hair glinting, her voice soaring into the summer dusk, a star is born - and so is a passionate love story. Jane's band hits the road with none other than...

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Not a happy family  by Shari Lapeña

Not a happy family

Shari Lapeña

Book

"In this family, everyone is keeping secrets. Even the dead. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets--especially the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there. And they don't come...

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Notes from the Burning Age  by Claire North

Notes from the Burning Age

Claire North

Book

"Ven was once a holy man, a keeper of ancient archives. It was his duty to interpret archaic texts, sorting useful knowledge from the heretical ideas of the Burning Age - a time of excess and climate disaster. For in Ven's world, such material must be...

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Three words for goodbye  by Hazel Gaynor

Three words for goodbye

Hazel Gaynor

Book

"New York, 1937: When estranged sisters Clara and Madeleine Sommers learn their grandmother is dying, they agree to fulfill her last wish: to travel across Europe - together. They are to deliver three letters, in which Violet will say goodbye to those...

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While Paris slept  by Ruth Druart

While Paris slept

Ruth Druart

Book

"Santa Cruz 1953. Jean-Luc thought he had left it all behind. The scar on his face a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation. Now, he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the past to come knocking on his d...

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A man with a past  by Mary Connealy

A man with a past

Mary Connealy

Book

"Falcon Hunt traveled west, compelled to start a new life by a surprise telegram that promised him an inheritances and a family in Wyoming. But shortly after arriving, he wakes in a river, completely unaware of who or where he is. As he tries to regain...

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Only for you  by Barb Curtis

Only for you

Barb Curtis

Book

"A small-town bakery owner finds herself in a fake relationship with the man she's always pined after. Will a fake relationship between two friends lead to true love? After having his heart broken on national television, Tim Fraser knows only one way...

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Hell's Jaw Pass  by Max. author. O'Hara

Hell's Jaw Pass

Max. author. O'Hara

Book

"The killers are organized--and ruthless. One by one, they slaughter a railroad crew at Hell's Jaw Pass in Wyoming Territory. No survivors. No mercy. To ensure the rail line's completion, Wells Fargo sends their best detective, Wolf Stockburn, to the...

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Highland legend  by Kathryn Le Veque

Highland legend

Kathryn Le Veque

Book

"Magnus Stewart, aka 'The Eagle' is the bastard son of a duke, and his royal blood has never been anything but a curse. Among the mystique and riches of the legendary fight club Ludus Caledonia, Magnus battles his way to the top. Lady Diantha de Mora...

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The second season  by Emily Adrian

The second season

Emily Adrian

Book

"Ruth Devon starred for Georgetown Basketball back in college--until she injured her knee, married her coach, and found a new career calling games on the radio. Twenty years later, Ruth and her now-ex-husband, Lester, are two of the most famous faces...

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Colorful  by Eto Mori

Colorful

Eto Mori

Book

"The soul of the deceased narrator, cleansed of all its memories of its past life, is heading toward the darkness when it suddenly encounters an angel. 'Congratulations!' the angel exclaims. 'You're the winner of our lottery! You're being given a sec...

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Much ado about nauticaling  by Gabby Allan

Much ado about nauticaling

Gabby Allan

Book

"Whitney Dagner is your tour guide to a Pacific paradise that's to die for--only to find it's a place people are also willing to kill for. After far too many years in the Los Angeles corporate world, Whitney Dagner has come home to Santa Catalina Island...

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The secrets of Lord Grayson Child  by Stephanie Laurens

The secrets of Lord Grayson Child

Stephanie Laurens

Book

Returns to the world of the Cynsters' next generation with the tale of an unconventional nobleman and an equally unconventional noblewoman learning to love and trust again. A jilted noblewoman forced into a dual existence half in and half out of the ton...

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Trusting Molly  by Susan Stoker

Trusting Molly

Susan Stoker

Book

"When Mark 'Smoke' Chamberlin ventures into the Nigerian jungle with his team of government assassins, his mission is clear: get in, kill the target, and make it out alive... Schoolteacher Molly finds herself kidnapped along with a hundred schoolgirls...

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Make you feel my love  by Robin Lee Hatcher

Make you feel my love

Robin Lee Hatcher

Book

"In 1895, Cora Anderson jumps on a cross-country train to escape New York society and her domineering father. The tiny town of Chickadee Creek, Idaho is welcoming, but it's only a matter of time before Cora's new friends discover the secrets of her past....

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Papa Lucy & the Boneman  by Jason Fischer

Papa Lucy & the Boneman

Jason Fischer

Book

"Papa Lucy saved the human race. He was a sorcerer, a lawmaker, a god. Papa Lucy led millions from the fires and destruction of the Before, into a savage new world known as the Now. Then, when the crops failed, when the livestock died, Papa Lucy gave...

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Tooth of the covenant  by Norman Lock

Tooth of the covenant

Norman Lock

Book

"Nathaniel Hawthorne sends his fictional self--Isaac Page--to 1692 to save the condemned and the family name tarnished by John Hathorne's merciless judgments on the Salem witches. In a final terrifying confrontation with his pitiless ancestor, Isaac ...

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At the edge of the solid world  by Daniel Davis Wood

At the edge of the solid world

Daniel Davis Wood

Book

"In a snowbound village in the heart of the Alps, a husband and wife find their lives breaking apart in the days and months following the death of their firstborn. On the far side of the world, in their hometown of Sydney, a man on the margins of Aus...

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The devil's advocate  by Steve Cavanagh

The devil's advocate

Steve Cavanagh

Book

"They call him the King of Death Row. Randal Korn has sent more men to their deaths than any district attorney in the history of the United States. When a young woman, Skylar Edwards, is found murdered in Buckstown, Alabama, a corrupt sheriff arrests...

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A vineyard crossing  by Jean Stone

A vineyard crossing

Jean Stone

Book

"Annie Sutton is not only a bestselling mystery author, she's the proprietor of the newly opened Vineyard Inn. Recently engaged to local police sergeant John Lyons, instead of making wedding plans, Annie's fighting with him about his older daughter, a...

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Sirens of memory  by Puja Guha

Sirens of memory

Puja Guha

Book

"Sirens of Memory centers on a Kuwaiti woman named Mariam who flees an abusive marriage prior to the Iraqi invasion once she discovers that she's pregnant. She leaves her husband Tareq for dead after the troops cross the border and is evacuated with the...

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Murder, she edited  by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Murder, she edited

Kaitlyn Dunnett

Book

"As the hesitant new owner of a rundown property outside of sleepy Lenape Hollow, New York, freelance editor Mikki Lincoln must get her facts straight about an old murder on the premises -- before the killer returns to meet the next deadline! When Mi...

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Murder in Connemara  by Carlene O'Connor

Murder in Connemara

Carlene O'Connor

Book

"Former New Yorker and interior designer Tara Meehan is eagerly anticipating the grand opening of her architectural salvage shop Renewals in her newly adopted home of Galway. She's in the midst of preparations when heiress Veronica O'Farrell bursts in...

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The Highlander's Irish bride  by Vanessa Kelly

The Highlander's Irish bride

Vanessa Kelly

Book

"Miss Kathleen Calvert may be the daughter of an Irish aristocrat, but she has no intention of acting like one. All she desires is to return to her family's estate to raise horses and manage her father's magnificent gardens. But when a scandal threatens...

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Not the kind of Earl you marry  by Kate Pembrooke

Not the kind of Earl you marry

Kate Pembrooke

Book

"When a false betrothal announcement is published, naming a stranger as his fiancee, William Atherton, the Earl of Norwood, is determined to quash what he believes is a marriage trap. But when he storms into Miss Charlotte Hurst's home, the lady in q...

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I kissed a girl  by Jennet Alexander

I kissed a girl

Jennet Alexander

Book

"A warm, witty, and effortlessly charming LGBTQIA+ romcom with Young Adult crossover appeal. Lilah Silver is an up-and-coming actress who longs to break out from the B-rate horror flicks she's known for. When she gets the chance to star in her first lead...

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We want what we want  by Alix Ohlin

We want what we want

Alix Ohlin

Book

"Thirteen glittering, surprising, darkly funny stories of women testing the boundaries of their lives, from the celebrated author of Dual Citizens (a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize)"--

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The art of living  by Stephen Bayley

The art of living

Stephen Bayley

Book

"Some people make living an art, none more so than Eustace Dunne, entrepreneur, maverick, magpie, media darling, advisor to government, bon viveur. Over the course of his long and storied life and career, he will straddle the worlds of design and cuisine...

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This time around

This time around

Book

"In A Summer Detour by Denise Hunter, you'll meet free-spirited Allie Adams, who undertakes a road trip to deliver her grandparents' newly restored '57 Chevy in time for their fiftieth anniversary party... along with Luke Fletcher, the former boy-next-door...

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Three rooms  by Jo Hamya

Three rooms

Jo Hamya

Book

""An incisive and poignant debut about politics, race and belonging in 21st-century England. How do you change from place to place? It's autumn 2018 and a young woman moves into a rented room in university accommodation, ready to begin a job as a res...

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A shock  by Keith Ridgway

A shock

Keith Ridgway

Book

"Formed as a rondel of interlocking stories with a clutch of more or less loosely connected repeating characters, it's at once deracinated yet potent with place, druggy yet frighteningly shot through with reality. His people appear, disappear, and re...

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A fiancée's guide to first wives and murder  by Dianne Freeman

A fiancée's guide to first wives and murder

Dianne Freeman

Book

"For Frances Wynn, widow to the late Earl of Harleigh, life has a cosmopolitan flavor of late. No sooner has she sent her mother and daughter off on a shopping trip to Paris than she and her fiance, George Hazleton, are socializing with visiting members...

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The sinful lives of trophy wives  by Kristin Miller

The sinful lives of trophy wives

Kristin Miller

Book

"Brooke Davies is the new wife on the block. Her senator husband, fifteen years her senior, whisked her to the Bay Area via private jet and purchased a modest mansion on the same day. But the home she's come to inhabit feels more like solitary confinement...

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Fatal family ties  by S. C. (Stephanie C.) Perkins

Fatal family ties

S. C. (Stephanie C.) Perkins

Book

"Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster is just about to tuck into a plate of tacos at her favorite Austin joint, Big Flaco's, when she gets an unexpected visit from her former--and least-favorite--co-worker. Camilla Braithwaite hasn't gotten much friendlier...

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A deadly deletion  by Lorna Barrett

A deadly deletion

Lorna Barrett

Book

"Bookstore owner Tricia Miles must solve a mystery that hits tragically close to home in this latest thrilling entry in Lorna Barrett's New York Times bestselling Booktown mystery series. Tricia has just received a second marriage proposal within fif...

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Between the wild branches  by Connilyn Cossette

Between the wild branches

Connilyn Cossette

Book

"Ten years ago Lukio fled Kiryat-Yearim, where he'd been adopted by the Levite family who guarded the Ark of the Covenant. Feeling betrayed by everyone, he returned to his birthplace in Philistia to become a famous fighter. Now the champion of Ashdod,...

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Taggart  by Louis L'Amour

Taggart

Louis L'Amour

Book

"Adam Stark had found gold. In the confusion of the mesas and canyons near Rockinstraw Mountain, Stark, his wife, Consuelo, and his sister, Miriam, were quietly working a rich vein while keeping their presence a secret from raiding Apaches. Worried that...

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To hell in a handcart  by Richard Littlejohn

To hell in a handcart

Richard Littlejohn

Book

"Mickey French is just an ordinary bloke, an ex-cop struggling to look after his family as self-righteous do-gooders and bungling bureaucrats bring the country to its knees. But Mickey's life is turned upside down when he is attacked in his own home and...

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The council of animals  by Nick McDonell

The council of animals

Nick McDonell

Book

"First came the pandemic, then came The Calamity. The few remaining humans are huddled in impoverished villages. The animals, meanwhile, have convened a gathering, each group sending a representative to debate and vote on whether to help the last hum...

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Diving for pearls  by Jamie O'Connell

Diving for pearls

Jamie O'Connell

Book

A young woman's body floats in the Dubai marina. Her death alters the fates of six people, each one striving for a better life in an unforgiving city. A young Irish man comes to stay with his sister, keen to erase his troubled past in the heat of the...

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Big dark hole  by Jeffrey Ford

Big dark hole

Jeffrey Ford

Book

"Jeffrey Ford's stories often start out as seemingly everyday realist and then the weird comes crashing in. Big Dark Hole is about the dark holes we might find ourselves in right now and maybe, too, those inside us"--

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Boys don't cry  by Fíona Scarlett

Boys don't cry

Fíona Scarlett

Book

"Joe is 17, a gifted artist and a brilliant older brother to 12-year-old Finn. They live with their Ma and Da in a Dublin tower block called Bojaxhiu or 'the Jax'. It's not an easy place to be a kid, especially when your father, Frank, is the muscle for...

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Version zero  by David Yoon

Version zero

David Yoon

Book

"Three friends. One broken world. And a quest to save it. Sometimes you have to break something in order to fix it... Max is fortunate enough to be employed by Wren, the world's most powerful social media company. He works in a sprawling campus made of...

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The wild girls  by Phoebe (Editor) Morgan

The wild girls

Phoebe (Editor) Morgan

Book

"In a luxury lodge on Botswana's sun-soaked plains, four friends reunite for a birthday celebration... The birthday girl. Has it all, but chose love over her friends... The teacher. Feels the walls of her flat and classroom closing inches.. The mother....

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Isn't it bromantic?  by Lyssa Kay Adams

Isn't it bromantic?

Lyssa Kay Adams

Book

"With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad took up the pen to write the love story of a lifetime. Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysterio...

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The women's march  by Jennifer Chiaverini

The women's march

Jennifer Chiaverini

Book

Inspired by actual events, this novel offers a fascinating account of a crucial but little-remembered moment in American history that follows three courageous women who bravely risked their lives and liberty in the fight to win the vote.

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8 1/2 stone  by Liz Jones

8 1/2 stone

Liz Jones

Book

"Baby got back... and front. When I reach eight and a half stone... I will be able to shop in Topshop. I will be able to go swimming and not displace all the water and create a tsunami. I will fit in changing rooms, without banging my elbows or exposing...

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Blood trail  by Tony Park

Blood trail

Tony Park

Book

"Evil is at play in a South African game reserve. A poacher vanishes into thin air, defying logic and baffling ace tracker Mia Greenaway. Meanwhile Captain Sannie van Rensburg, still reeling from a personal tragedy, is investigating the disappearance...

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Knot ready for murder  by Mary Marks

Knot ready for murder

Mary Marks

Book

"Before quilter Martha Rose can tie the knot to Crusher, she has to track down his missing first wife... One loose thread threatens to unravel Martha's wedding plans: the groom-to-be married a pregnant teen to save her from scandal thirty years ago -...

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The night caller  by Martina Murphy

The night caller

Martina Murphy

Book

"On Doogort East Bog, Achill Island, a body is found. The close community is stunned to learn that it's Lisa Moran, a popular teacher who disappeared two days earlier. DS Lucy Golden is assigned to the case. For her, it's personal. As an Achill native,...

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Afraid of the light  by Douglas Kennedy

Afraid of the light

Douglas Kennedy

Book

"Brendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he's a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because it was what was expected of him. But now, having lost his job after corporate downsizing and on...

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The last guests  by J. P. author. Pomare

The last guests

J. P. author. Pomare

Book

What do you do when you think no one is watching? Lina and Cain are doing their best to stay afloat. Money has been tight since Cain returned from active duty, and starting a family is proving harder than they thought. Putting Lina's inherited lakehouse...

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Good company  by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Good company

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Book

"Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husba...

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Soul sisters  by Lesley Naa Norle. Lokko

Soul sisters

Lesley Naa Norle. Lokko

Book

"Since childhood, Jen and Kemi have lived like sisters in the McFadden family home in Edinburgh, brought together by a shared family history which stretches back generations. Kemi was educated in Britain alongside Jen and the girls could not be closer;...

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Devil in disguise  by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in disguise

Lisa Kleypas

Book

"Strong-willed young widow Lady Merritt Sterling knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. So far, she's been too smart to provide them with one. But then she meets Keir MacRae, a rough-and-rugged Scottish whisky distiller, and all her...

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The Basel killings  by Hansjörg Schneider

The Basel killings

Hansjörg Schneider

Book

"It is the end of October, the city of Basel is grey and wet. It could be December. It is just after midnight when Police Inspector Peter Hunkeler, on his way home and slightly worse for wear, spots old man Hardy sitting on a bench under a street light....

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Summer in the city  by Fiona (Novelist) Collins

Summer in the city

Fiona (Novelist) Collins

Book

"Prue is not someone you would notice willingly. She likes to keep herself to herself and fade into the background. If it were not for the birthmark on her left cheek, she might actually succeed at becoming invisible. She spends all of her time with her...

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All the fun of the fair  by Caroline Hulse

All the fun of the fair

Caroline Hulse

Book

"The Fair is the only good thing that happens every year. And Fiona Larson is the only person in town who's never been. She's pretended to go - but she's never been allowed. Because, before Fiona was even born, her sister died there. This year, everything...

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Give a little love  by Jackie Clune

Give a little love

Jackie Clune

Book

"London, March 2020. Angela is reeling from the sudden death of her husband Robert. As the world hunkers down against the pandemic, she and her two children - home from university - lock down in their grief and remembrance. Except Angela has this gna...

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We could not see the stars  by Elizabeth (Geologist) Wong

We could not see the stars

Elizabeth (Geologist) Wong

Book

"Han's uneventful life in a sleepy fishing village is disturbed when a strange man arrives asking questions about Han's mother. Han doesn't trust Mr Ng but his cousin Chong Meng is impressed with the stories of his travels and tales of a golden tower....

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A cursed place  by Peter (Journalist) Hanington

A cursed place

Peter (Journalist) Hanington

Book

"The tech company Public Square believes in 'doing well by doing good'. It's built a multi-billion dollar business on this philosophy and by getting to know what people want. They know a lot. But who else can access all that information and what are ...

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The rehearsals  by Annette (Canadian novelist) Christie

The rehearsals

Annette (Canadian novelist) Christi...

Book

"Megan Givens and Tom Prescott are heading into what is supposed to be their magical wedding weekend on beautiful San Juan Island. But with two difficult families, ten years of history, and all too many secrets, things quickly go wrong. After a disas...

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Such a quiet place  by Megan Miranda

Such a quiet place

Megan Miranda

Book

"Hollow's Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett....

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Echolalia  by Briohny Doyle

Echolalia

Briohny Doyle

Book

"What could drive a mother to do the unthinkable? Before: Emma Cormac married into a perfect life but now she's barely coping. Inside a brand new, palatial home, her three young children need more than she can give. Clem, a wilful four year old, is intent...

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Into the dark  by Stuart (Crime novelist) Johnstone

Into the dark

Stuart (Crime novelist) Johnstone

Book

"The brutal murder of ten-year-old Callum Bradley sent shockwaves across Scotland but, as the weeks have stretched on with no solid leads, the investigation has been scaled back. Sergeant Don Colyear, Community Police Officer, is tasked with tying up...

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It happened one summer  by Tessa Bailey

It happened one summer

Tessa Bailey

Book

"Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is...

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The fallen  by Ada Hoffmann

The fallen

Ada Hoffmann

Book

"From the immersive and intoxicating world of The Outside, comes the exhilarating sequel from Philip K Dick and Compton Crook Award-nominated author, Ada Hoffmann. The laws of physics acting on the planet of Jai have been forever upended; its surface...

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Come with me  by Ronald Damien Malfi

Come with me

Ronald Damien Malfi

Book

"Aaron Decker's life changes one December morning when his wife Allison is killed. Haunted by her absence - and her ghost - Aaron goes through her belongings, where he finds a receipt for a motel room in another part of the country. Piloted by grief and...

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Running out of road  by Cath Staincliffe

Running out of road

Cath Staincliffe

Book

"Scarlett is dancing in the school talent show tomorrow. Nana, who Scarlett lives with since Mum died, reckons Scarlett will be on Strictly at this rate. Except Scarlett doesn't make it home from school. She's abducted by a man she never imagined she'd...

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A dreadful destiny  by Rosemary Rowe

A dreadful destiny

Rosemary Rowe

Book

"April, CE 194. The tensions in the civil-war-torn Empire have come to Glevum now. Libertus's patron, Marcus Septimus, has received a letter from Druscilla Livia, a widowed cousin of his wife, seeking his protection. She has received an offer of marriage...

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Whitethroat  by James (Pseudonym) Henry

Whitethroat

James (Pseudonym) Henry

Book

"It's November 1983 in Essex and there are reasons to be cheerful. Uptown Girl is sitting pretty at the top of the charts, Risky Business is raking it in at the box office, and there are now four channels on the telly. However, social tensions are beginning...

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