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The Coffin Path (by Katherine Clements)

Headline Review (08 Feb, 2018)

Maybe you've heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there's something up here, something evil. Mercy Booth isn't afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But, beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient coins missing from her father's study, the shadowy figure out by the gatepo ...

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Blood Memory Society (by D a Field)

Giro Di Mondo (16 Sep, 2017)

What if you could inherit your ancestors' memories? What implications would such an inheritance have on society? In Blood Memory Society, Field's story is a fast-paced, action thriller, science adventure with a little sci-fi and conspiracy thrown in. In this first book in the Blood Memory Society series, the protagonist, Dr. Will Dunbar, is a doctor of reproductive medicine and just as he is about to emb ...

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The Wrong Child (by Barry Gornell)

Freight Books (12 May, 2016)

21 of 22 children in a rural village die in a disaster. By chance, the 'wrong' child, Dog Evans, lives. Crippled with survivor's guilt, his parents abandon Dog to a feral, marginal life, shunned by those left behind, for whom his presence is a daily reminder of unbearable loss. In The Wrong Child, author Barry Gornell's forensic gaze dissects the fractured lives of the bereaved, frozen the day their childre ...

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The Foster Child (by Jenny Blackhurst)

Headline (16 Nov, 2017)

When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous. Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she's just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss. But Ellie's foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to ha ...

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The Dark Tower II: The Drawing Of The Three: (Volume 2) (by Stephen King)

Hodder Paperbacks (16 Feb, 2012)

In the second novel of Stephen King's bestselling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three mysterious doors which open - for Roland, and Roland alone - to different times in our world. He must draw the three who should accompany him on the road. In 1980s New York, Roland joins forces with defiant Eddie Dean. The second door leads to the 1960s and conflicted civil right ...

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My Real Children (by Jo Walton)

Corsair (05 Mar, 2015)

The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan’s world split in two. The phone call. His question. Her answer. A single word. ‘Yes.’ ‘No.’ It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. ‘Confused today’ read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War – those things are solid in her memory. Then that phone call and…her memory splits i ...

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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike) (by Robert Galbraith)

Sphere (21 Apr, 2016)

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one s ...

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Doc (by Mary Doria Russell)

Ballantine Books Inc. (06 Mar, 2012)

Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Soon, with few job prospects, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner, Maria Katarina Harony, a high-strung, classically educated Hungarian whore. In search of high-stakes poker, the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City ...

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Private Life (by Jane Smiley)

Faber & Faber (03 Mar, 2011)

Margaret Mayfield is nearly an old maid at twenty-seven when she marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early. He's the most famous man their Missouri town has ever produced: a naval officer and an astronomer-a genius who, according to the local paper, has changed the universe. Margaret's mother calls the match "a piece of luck." Yet Andrew confounds Margaret's expectations from the moment their train le ...

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The Sisters Brothers (by Patrick deWitt)

Granta Books (27 Oct, 2011)

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. Across 1000 miles of Oregon desert his assassins, the notorious Eli and Charlies Sisters, ride - fighting, shooting, and drinking their way to Sacramento. But their prey isn't an easy mark, the road is long and bloody, and somewhere along the path Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for. The Sisters Brothers pays homage to the classic W ...

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Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1) (by Garth Nix)

HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (05 Jan, 2004)

Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world – where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe – but his world is not. Along ...

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The Fate of the Tearling: (The Tearling Trilogy 3) (Queen of the Tearling 3) (by Erika Johansen)

Bantam (29 Jun, 2017)

Kelsea Glynn returns as this unforgettable trilogy full of magic and adventure is drawn to a thrilling close. Since ascending to the throne, Kelsea Glynn has grown into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader. But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice within the Tearling, she has made many enemies. Chief amongst them is the evil and feared Red Queen, who now holds Kelsea – and her mag ...

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