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Popular reads new titles

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​Find out what all the fuss is about. Discover the latest popular books and recent bestsellers. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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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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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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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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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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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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Blowing the bloody doors off  by Michael Caine

Blowing the bloody doors off

Michael Caine

Book

"With over 100 movies to his credit over 5 decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-l...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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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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The orchardist's daughter  by Karen Viggers

The orchardist's daughter

Karen Viggers

Book

"Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and homeschooled on an apple orchard in southeastern Tasmania, until an unexpected event shatters her family. Eighteen months later, she and her older brother Kurt are running a small business in a timber...

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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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Black leopard red wolf  by Marlon James

Black leopard red wolf

Marlon James

Book

"Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter - and he always works alone. But when he is engaged to find a child who disappeared three years ago, he must break his own rules, joining a group of eight very different mercenaries working together...

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The silent patient  by Alexander G. (Alexander George) Michaelides

The silent patient

Alexander G. (Alexander George) Mic...

Book

"Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the head five times, and then never speaks again. Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber must find a way to get Alicia Berenson to talk if he wants to treat her. Only then can he unravel the shocking events of that...

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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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Widows' revenge  by Lynda La Plante

Widows' revenge

Lynda La Plante

Book

"Against all the odds, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull of - at the cost of their lives. But though they may be in the money, they're far from easy street. Shocked by her husband'...

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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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The Rosie result  by Graeme C. Simsion

The Rosie result

Graeme C. Simsion

Book

"Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don's spent a lifetime trying...

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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 hunting party  by Lucy (Novelist) Foley

The hunting party

Lucy (Novelist) Foley

Book

"In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year. The beautiful one. The golden couple. The volatile one. The new parents. The quiet one. The city boy. The outsider. The victim. Not an accident - a murder a...

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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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A long night in Paris  by Dov Alfon

A long night in Paris

Dov Alfon

Book

"When one Israeli citizen disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in a red dress you can put it down to youthful indiscretion. When a second from the same flight is disappeared from his hotel room by a girl with a gun, you might just have...

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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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What you wish for  by Catherine Robertson

What you wish for

Catherine Robertson

Book

"Dr Ashwin Ghadavi, Gabriel's Bay's newly imported GP, is trying hard to fit in. His challenges include the immoveable force of his office manager, Mac, the ambiguities of the Kiwi idiom, and his unrequited attraction to Mac's daughter, Emma. Having ...

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Half Moon Lake  by Kirsten Alexander

Half Moon Lake

Kirsten Alexander

Book

"In 1913, on a summer's day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The boy's mysterious disappearance from the family's lake house makes front-page news in their home town of Opelousas. John...

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Call me Evie  by J. P. Pomare

Call me Evie

J. P. Pomare

Book

"Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie...

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Battle sight zero  by Gerald Seymour

Battle sight zero

Gerald Seymour

Book

"The Kalashnikov AK47. A weapon with a unique image. A symbol of freedom fighters and terrorists across the globe. Undercover officer Andy Knight has infiltrated an extremist group intent on bringing the rifle to Britain - something MI5 have been str...

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Turning point  by Danielle Steel

Turning point

Danielle Steel

Book

"Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital,...

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Rich enough?  by Mary Holm

Rich enough?

Mary Holm

Book

"A one-stop-shop for making the most of what you have ... Mary Holm is the most trusted writer and reliable long-term adviser on money matters in New Zealand ... Better than anyone else, she knows what worries New Zealanders about money, what they...

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Of blood and bone  by Nora Roberts

Of blood and bone

Nora Roberts

Book

"They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before...

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One day in December  by Josie Silver

One day in December

Josie Silver

Book

"Laurie doesn't believe in love at first sight. Life isn't a scene from Love Actually, after all. But then, through a bus window one snowy December day, she sees him. There's one glorious moment when their eyes meet... and then her bus drives away. L...

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Living big in a tiny house  by Bryce Langston

Living big in a tiny house

Bryce Langston

Book

"Many of us dream of having a life free from rent, mortgages and utility bills and for some this dream is being achieved by living in a tiny house. Small, compact buildings offer an appealing way to live more sustainably, providing smart, energy-effi...

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Beauchamp Hall  by Danielle Steel

Beauchamp Hall

Danielle Steel

Book

"Winona Farmington had dreams - but real life got in the way, and she left college to return to her small Michigan hometown to care for her mother. Stuck in a dead-end job, she consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she...

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Master of his fate  by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Master of his fate

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Book

"Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer is everything a self-made man should be: handsome, ambitious, charming, and brimming with self-confidence. Even as a boy working in his father's market stall...

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Fire and blood  by George R. R. Martin

Fire and blood

George R. R. Martin

Book

"300 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, long before the schism that set the houses of Westeros at each other’s throats, one house ruled supreme and indomitable. House Targaryen, the house of the last remaining dragonlords. After surviving...

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Sea of greed  by Clive Cussler

Sea of greed

Clive Cussler

Book

"After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a...

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You don't own me  by Mary Higgins Clark

You don't own me

Mary Higgins Clark

Book

"Television producer Laurie Moran stops at nothing to solve the murder of a celebrity doctor - even as she finds herself in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots his next move. When we last saw Laurie Moran, she had recently become engaged to her...

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Roar  by Cecelia Ahern

Roar

Cecelia Ahern

Book

"Cecelia Ahern gives us thirty stories, all titled 'The Woman Who...', that capture the different facets of women's lives. Humorous, moving and poignant, the stories capture the moments the characters are overwhelmed by guilt, confusion, frustration,...

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Family trust  by Kathy Wang

Family trust

Kathy Wang

Book

"Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For his son Fred, the inheritance Stanley has long alluded to would soothe the pain caused by years of professional...

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The moon sister  by Lucinda Riley

The moon sister

Lucinda Riley

Book

"Tiggy D'Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate...

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Past tense  by Lee Child

Past tense

Lee Child

Book

"Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees...

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Dark sacred night  by Michael Connelly

Dark sacred night

Michael Connelly

Book

"Renée Ballard returns to Hollywood Station from working the night beat. She finds a stranger rifling through old file cabinets - retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but then checks...

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The invitation  by Belinda Alexandra

The invitation

Belinda Alexandra

Book

"Paris, 1899. Emma Lacasse has been estranged from her older sister for nearly twenty years, since Caroline married a wealthy American and left France. So when Emma receives a request from Caroline to meet her, she is intrigued. Caroline invites Emma...

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Heads you win  by Jeffrey Archer

Heads you win

Jeffrey Archer

Book

" Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape...

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Long road to mercy  by David Baldacci

Long road to mercy

David Baldacci

Book

"Her name is Atlee Pine. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got that long before she became an adult....

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Every breath  by Nicholas Sparks

Every breath

Nicholas Sparks

Book

"Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in ...

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The ice shelf  by Anne Kennedy

The ice shelf

Anne Kennedy

Book

"On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she’s...

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From the ashes  by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

Book

"Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby,...

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Flourish  by Juliet Nicholas

Flourish

Juliet Nicholas

Book

"This book celebrates the endeavours and achievements of women gardeners who are responsible for some of the most-admired gardens within New Zealand. Often starting as a home-based hobby, fitting around child care and other domestic tasks, the garden...

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The pearl thief  by Fiona McIntosh

The pearl thief

Fiona McIntosh

Book

"Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No...

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The three secret cities  by Matthew Reilly

The three secret cities

Matthew Reilly

Book

"When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. Now these dark forces are coming after Jack ... in ruthless fashion. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, ...

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Shell game  by Sara Paretsky

Shell game

Sara Paretsky

Book

"Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend's nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective...

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The reckoning  by John Grisham

The reckoning

John Grisham

Book

"Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked...

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When we were young  by Karen Kingsbury

When we were young

Karen Kingsbury

Book

"Noah and Emily Carter were meant to be together. Theirs is a special kind of love and they want the world to know: their Instagram account has covered everything from the day Noah proposed; they have a million adoring fans. But behind the carefully ...

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Unsheltered  by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

Book

"How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited ...

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A keeper  by Graham Norton

A keeper

Graham Norton

Book

"Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her mot...

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In a house of lies  by Ian Rankin

In a house of lies

Ian Rankin

Book

"A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new...

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Love is blind  by William Boyd

Love is blind

William Boyd

Book

"When Brodie Moncur is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist abruptly alters his path -...

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Washington Black  by Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

Book

"When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life - is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these...

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The clockmaker's daughter  by Kate Morton

The clockmaker's daughter

Kate Morton

Book

"In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time...

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Crisis  by Felix Francis

Crisis

Felix Francis

Book

"Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specializes in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite...

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The Moscow sleepers  by Stella Rimington

The Moscow sleepers

Stella Rimington

Book

"A man lies dying in a hospice in upstate Vermont. When a stranger visits, claiming to be a childhood friend, the FBI is alerted. News of this suspected Russian illegal and his deathbed guest soon reaches MI5 in London. Liz Carlyle and her colleague ...

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The sound of breaking glass  by Kirsten Warner

The sound of breaking glass

Kirsten Warner

Book

"Christel is at shattering point. She's got two small children, her job in reality television is super high stress, she's an activist with Women Against Surplus Plastic and now she's being stalked. To top it off her protest milk bottle sculpture appears...

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