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The Clockmaker (by Ceri Williams, Drew Neary)

Matador (29 Apr, 2018)

The Clockmaker waits for you... A gripping supernatural novel set in post-blitz Scotland, the first of an upcoming series.“No man in this world may boast of his might, he is awake in the morning and dead at night.”Widowed in World War 2, Annette and her young son face a completely different life as they exchange the devastation of post-blitz London for the slow pace of a small village. The house they ha ...

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The Book of Dirt (by Bram Presser)

Text Publishing Company (27 Sep, 2018)

Jakub Rand flees his village for Prague, only to find himself trapped by the Nazi occupation. Deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, he is forced to sort through Jewish books for a so-called Museum of the Extinct Race. Hidden among the rare texts is a tattered prayer book, hollow inside, containing a small pile of dirt. Back in the city, Františka Roubíčková picks over the embers of her f ...

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The Temptation of Gracie (by Santa Montefiore)

Simon & Schuster UK (12 Jul, 2018)

Gracie Burton is a grandmother, living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past forty years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-old daughter, Anastasia, away at boarding school, and even less time for her aging mother. In many ways, the three of them barely know each other. Then Gracie st ...

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A Gathering of Ghosts (by Karen Maitland)

Headline Review (06 Sep, 2018)

Pagans tackle the Knights of St John with terrible consequences in the new medieval thriller by Queen of the Dark Ages, Karen Maitland. Set on the wilds of Dartmoor, this is a ghostly tale for fans of The Essex Serpent or C. J. Sansom's Shardlake series.

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The Story Keeper (by Anna Mazzola)

Tinder Press (26 Jul, 2018)

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the folk and fairy tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857 and the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and a community riven by fear. The crofters are suspicious and hostile to a stranger, claiming they no longer know their fireside stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and the cro ...

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A Secret History of Witches (by Louisa Morgan)

Orbit (03 May, 2018)

Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep i ...

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The Stranger: A gripping story of secrets and lies for fans of Dangerous Crossing and Dinah Jefferie (by Kate Riordan)

Michael Joseph (22 Mar, 2018)

Cornwall, 1940. In the hushed hours of deepest night a young woman is found washed up on the rocks. Was it a tragic accident? Or should the residents of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in? In the midst of war three women arrive seeking safety at Penhallow Hall. Each is looking to escape her past. But one of them is not there by choice. As the threat of invasion mou ...

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The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters) (by Lucinda Riley)

Pan (05 Apr, 2018)

CeCe D’Aplièse has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt – so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster – she finds herself at breaking point. Dropping out of art college, CeCe watches as Star, her beloved sister, distances herself to follow her new love, leaving her compl ...

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Things Bright and Beautiful (by Anbara Salam)

Fig Tree (05 Apr, 2018)

When Bea Hanlon follows her preacher husband Max to a remote island in the Pacific, she soon sees that their mission will bring anything but salvation. For Advent Island is a place beyond the reaches of even her most fitful imaginings. It's not just the rats and the hordes of mosquitos and the weevils in the powdered milk. Past the confines of their stuffy little house, amidst the damp and the dust and the ...

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The Sealwoman's Gift (by Sally Magnusson)

Two Roads (08 Feb, 2018)

In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland. Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children. Although the raid itself is well documented, little is known about what happened to the women and children afterwards. It was a time when women everywhere were lar ...

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The Key: From the #1 bestselling author of The Letter (by Kathryn Hughes)

Headline Review (04 Oct, 2018)

1956 It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young woman committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives for ever... 2006 Sarah is drawn to the abandoned Ambergate Asylum. Whilst exploring the old corrid ...

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On The House (The Hudson & Lawes Trilogy) (by Helen Maskew)

Unbound Digital (31 Jul, 2017)

1838 and under the new Poor Law the destitute are now housed in union workhouses. Two men unknown to each other seek to uncover the suspected mistreatment of inmates in a small Suffolk workhouse. Edgar Lawes is a local landowner and justice of the peace; Ambrose Hudson a London journalist. Establishing himself on the board Lawes is immediately disturbed by the inhumanity he finds. Hudson becomes an inmate a ...

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