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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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Truevine: An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (by Beth Macy)

Pan (22 Feb, 2018)

In Truevine, Virginia, in 1899 everyone the Muse brothers knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves. George and Willie Muse were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next twenty-eight years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were th ...

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Little Woodford (by Catherine Jones)

Head of Zeus (06 Dec, 2018)

Little Woodford is a quintessential English market town, with charming high street shops, allotments and thriving pubs. A young widow and her children arrive from London after buying the huge, rambling Victorian mansion called the Beeches. Bex Millar hopes to escape from their previous life, and from a past involving a tragic incident with her stepdaughter. Bex tries to integrate herself and her family i ...

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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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Little Liar: A nail-biting, gripping psychological thriller (by Clare Boyd)

Bookouture (29 Jan, 2018)

To the outside world, Gemma Bradley has it all – a doting husband, high-flying career and two delightful kids – but inside the four walls of her tastefully renovated home, she is a mother at her wits’ end who has given too many last warnings and counted to ten too many times. When a child’s scream pierces the night, Gemma’s neighbour does what anyone would do: she calls the police. She wants t ...

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The Two Houses: a gripping novel of buried secrets and those who hide them (by Fran Cooper)

Hodder & Stoughton (22 Mar, 2018)

They cling to the hillside, cowering from the wind, because always, before everything up here, there is the wind. The Two Houses were not always two. But if it is human to build - even up here, in this blasted northern hinterland - it is human to break, too. After an acclaimed career in ceramics, Jay herself has cracked. Recovering from a breakdown, she and her husband Simon move to the desolate edges ...

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The Silenced: A dark and electrifying supernatural thriller (by Stephen Lloyd Jones)

Headline (19 Apr, 2018)

Mallory Grace just killed a man. To survive the next hour, she'll have to kill again. To survive the night, she'll need a miracle. Obadiah Macintosh doesn't seem like a miracle. He is a recluse who works alone at an animal sanctuary, and he has a secret. When the dogs in his care alert him to intruders hidden by the darkness, he knows they are coming for him. Mallory and Obadiah were strangers, brough ...

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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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Whistle in the Dark (by Emma Healey)

Viking (03 May, 2018)

Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank. The once-happy, loving family return to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the l ...

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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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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (by Stuart Turton)

Raven Books (08 Feb, 2018)

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the gue ...

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The Feed (by Nick Clark Windo)

Headline (25 Jan, 2018)

Tom and Kate's daughter turns six tomorrow, and they have to tell her about sleep. If you sleep unwatched, you could be Taken. If you are Taken, then watching won't save you. Nothing saves you. Your knowledge. Your memories. Your dreams. If all you are is on the Feed, what will you become when the Feed goes down? For Tom and Kate, in the six years since the world collapsed, every day has been a fig ...

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