A Life to Kill by Matthew Hall
If they're hiding something, we've got a right to know. We've got a right to know what Kenny died for . . .
From the bestselling author of the Coroner Jenny Cooper series comes A Life to Kill
, Matthew Hall's most gripping, moving and timely thriller to date.
The day they've all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six month wait.
But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old Private Pete 'Skippy' Lyons is abducted and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action . . .
The Snow Rose by Lulu Taylor
A thrilling and suspenseful novel from the bestselling author of The Snow Angel and The Winter Children.
Kate is on the run with her daughter, her identity hidden and her destination unknown to her husband and family. She's found a place where she and Heather can be alone and safe, a huge old house full of empty rooms. But it turns out she's not alone. There are the strange old ladies in the cottage next door, Matty and her blind sister Sissy. How long can Kate hide Heather's presence from them? And then the newcomers arrive, the band of eccentrics led by the charming and charismatic Archer. Kate begins to realize that she is involved in something strange and dangerous, and the past she's so desperate to escape is about to find her...
Exposure by Aga Lesiewicz
Breathtaking and shocking, Exposure is a psychological thriller that will grip you until the last snap of the camera shutter.
You know that feeling. Your life's on track and all is going well. And then something monumental occurs that turns everything on its head. It happens to everyone but, for Kristin Ryder, it was much, much worse . . .
When up-and-coming photographer Kristin begins to receive anonymous emails, her life in a trendy loft in London's Hoxton with Anton, her ultra-cool, street-artist boyfriend, suddenly begins to feel unsafe. The emails come with sinister attachments that suggest the sender has an intimate knowledge of Kristin's past, and soon her life spirals out of control.
Who can she trust? And will she be able to discover the sender's identity before it's too late?
Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill
A supernatural thriller from the award-winning writer of The Ritual and Last Days.
Seb Logan is being watched. He just doesn't know by whom.
When the sudden appearance of a dark figure shatters his idyllic coastal life, he soon realizes that the murky past he thought he'd left behind has far from forgotten him. What's more unsettling is the strange atmosphere that engulfs him at every sighting, plunging his mind into a terrifying paranoia.
To be a victim without knowing the tormentor. To be despised without knowing the offence caused. To be seen by what nobody else can see. These are the thoughts which plague his every waking moment.
Imprisoned by despair, Seb fears his stalker is not working alone, but rather is involved in a wider conspiracy that threatens everything he has worked for. For there are doors in this world that open into unknown places. Places used by the worst kind of people to achieve their own ends. And once his investigation leads him to stray across the line and into mortal danger, he risks becoming another fatality in a long line of victims . . .
Bake by Lorraine Pascale
The modern and creative baking bible from BBC celebrity chef, Lorraine Pascale.
Are you ready for your best bake? From Courgette, Lemon and Pistachio Drizzle Loaf to Coffee Éclairs with Espresso and Hazelnut Cream, Bake
by Lorraine Pascale is a delicious collection of simple and sophisticated recipes that will take your baking to the next level.
Delight friends and family with sweet and savoury bakes that are perfect for an array of tastes and dietary needs. Lorraine's friendly and thorough guidance makes it easy to master impressive celebration cakes, such as Naked Pecan and Popcorn Layer Cake, Chocolate Layer Cake with Toasted Meringue and Fraisier Cake with Port, Strawberries and Almonds.
Whisk, knead, dust and drizzle your way to sweet success with 125 irresistible recipes.
Ithaca by Alan McMonagle
The darkly comic story of how far a lonely boy will go to find what he's looking for, and how in searching for what we've lost, we risk losing sight of what we have.
Summer 2009, and eleven-year-old Jason Lowry is preoccupied with thoughts of the Da he has never known. In the meantime, his vodka-swilling, swings-from-the-hip Ma is busy entertaining her latest boyfriend and indulging her fondness for joyriding.
Jason escapes to the Swamp: a mysteriously rising pool of fetid water on the outskirts of the town. There, he meets the girl, a being as lost as himself, and with even less regard for reality. Together, they conjure exotic adventures - from ancient Egypt to the search for Ithaca, home of Odysseus. But what begin as innocent flights of fancy soon become forays into hazardous territory; the girl is a dangerous (and very committed) partner in crime.
A Not Quite Perfect Family by Claire Sandy
A funny, foody and feel-good novel from the author of What Would Mary Berry Do?
Funny, feisty and all-too-true, A Not Quite Perfect Family is for anyone who loves their family so much they’d just like a weekend away from them.
Fern Carlile has a lot on her plate. It’s a good thing she loves her big, imperfectly perfect family, because she’s the one who washes their pants, de-fleas the dog and runs her own business. A hearty meal is the one thing that brings the Carliles together – but over the course of a year, the various courses also pull them apart.
Around the table sits an eight-year-old militant feminist, a pair of teenage accidental parents, and a cantankerous OAP. Fern’s husband needs an extra seat for his spectacular midlife crisis.
Will Fern’s marriage be over by the time coffee is served? Perhaps she’ll give in and have the hot new dish that looks so tempting. Decisions, decisions . . .
The Never King by James Abbott
This compelling standalone fantasy is a tale of revenge, oppression and heroism, inspired by the work of the late, great David Gemmell.
Xavir Argentum is the legendary former commander of an elite warrior cadre. But Xavir was framed for an atrocity during an epic battle and imprisoned for life, taking him out of the running for the crown itself. Then, while powerless to influence events, the kingdom he'd sworn to protect fell into the hands of a tyrant. It will be up to a few - a mixed bag of rogues and heroes - to right some great wrongs. But first, Xavir must make his escape . . .
Among the Lemon Trees by Nadia Marks
A deeply moving story about family secrets and unbreakable bonds for fans of Victoria Hislop.
Anna thought her marriage to Max would last forever. Having raised two happy children together, she looked forward to growing old with the man she loved. But when a revelation from her husband just before their wedding anniversary shakes her entire world, she's left uncertain of what the future holds.
Needing time to herself, Anna takes up an offer from her widowed father to spend the summer on the small Aegean island of his birth, unaware that a chance discovery of letters in her aunt's house will unleash a host of family secrets. Kept hidden for sixty years, they reveal a tumultuous family history, beginning in Greece at the beginning of the twentieth century and ending in Naples at the close of the Second World War.
Confronted by their family's long-buried truths, both father and daughter are shaken by the discovery and Anna begins to realize that if she is to ever heal the present, she must first understand the past . . .
The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency - Escape from Sunset Grove by Minna Lindgren
Perfect for fans of Miss Marple and Alexander McCall Smith.