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  • Elayne Audrey Becker

    'Narrator Sofia Zervudachi strikes just the right tone - introspective but self-assured - as Rora tells her story' - AudioFile Magazine A young, orphaned shapeshifter in a world that fears magic must risk everything if she hopes to save her only friend in Elayne Audrey Becker's Forestborn, first in a new fantasy series with a timeless feel. TO BE BORN OF THE FOREST IS A GIFT AND A CURSE. Rora is a shifter, as magical as all those born in the wilderness—and as feared. She uses her abilities to spy for the king, traveling under different guises and listening for signs of trouble. When a magical illness surfaces across the kingdom, Rora uncovers a devastating truth: Finley, the...read more

  • Harriet Walker

    After ending her engagement, a woman decides to go on a much-needed getaway with her friends to clear her head—but she soon realizes her secret may be the one thing she can’t get away from. “A twisty, tense and claustrophobic tale of secrets, manipulation and soured relationships. I loved it!”—Claire Douglas, author of Local Girl Missing When Lizzie calls off her wedding in the south of France only a week before the big day, not even her closest friends know why. But since the château is already paid for, they figure it’s the perfect place to take Lizzie and get her mind off her suddenly single state. When the group arrives, it’s as...read more

  • Owen Nicholls

    From the author of Love, Unscripted. . . . They’re perfect for each other. But what happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time—over and over again? “A modern-day love story with an old-fashioned warmth.”—Debbie Johnson, author of Maybe One Day Up-and-coming musician Tom thinks he met the love of his life one night a year ago, but thanks to a made-up girlfriend, he’s pretty sure he’s never going to see her again. If it weren’t for the painkillers the doctor had given him for his dislocated shoulder, he could’ve explained what really happened. But now the moment for explanations has gone, so he just keeps writing songs...read more

  • Jane Sanderson

    Brought to you by Penguin. 'Who would name a child Sunshine, then give her away?' Chrissie has always wanted to be a mother. After months of trying to adopt, she and her husband Stuart finally get the news that a little girl named Sunshine is waiting for them. The child comes to them without a history, and it feels like a fresh start for all of them. But when fragments from Sunshine's previous life start to intrude on her new one, the little girl's mysterious past quickly becomes Chrissie's greatest fear ... Beautiful and compelling, this is a story of hope and love, about finding the perfect family and fighting to keep it, perfect for fans of Dawn French and Ruth...read more

  • Holly Miller

    The Two Lives of Lydia Bird meets This Time Next Year in a sliding-doors style romance and coming-to-self story about fate, chance, and the choices we make. What if “meant to be” happened twice? Lucy is at a crossroads. The same night she quits her thankless job she meets Caleb, a local photographer in her seaside town, and has a run-in with Max—the once love of her life. As Lucy decides the right path forward—finally pursue her dream of becoming a writer, or move to London and revive her career—her choice will change her life in unimaginable ways.   Stay. After a decade of trying to run from her dream, Lucy is finally facing her fears and putting...read more

  • Elayne Audrey Becker

    Wildbound is the thrilling follow-up to Elayne Audrey Becker's debut YA epic fantasy, Forestborn, full of forest magic and a kingdom on the brink of war. With the assassination of Telyan’s king, the time for peace has passed. Determined to make up for his failure to procure the stardust, Helos finds work as a healer at Fendolyn’s Keep, the military garrison to which Telyan’s exiled royals—and half its civilians—have fled. Racing against the Fallow Throes’ ticking clock, he endeavors to repair his relationship with Prince Finley and fight off the gathering shadows in his head, as the base around him prepares for war. Half a continent away, his sister Rora is doing...read more

  • A. K. Blakemore

    England, 1643. Puritanical fervor has gripped the nation. And in Manningtree, a town depleted of men since the wars began, the hot terror of damnation burns in the hearts of women left to their own devices. Rebecca West, fatherless and husbandless, chafes against the drudgery of her days, livened only occasionally by her infatuation with the handsome young clerk John Edes. But then a newcomer, who identifies himself as the Witchfinder General, arrives. A mysterious, pious figure dressed from head to toe in black, Matthew Hopkins takes over the Thorn Inn and begins to ask questions about what the women on the margins of this diminished community are up to. Dangerous rumors of covens, pacts,...read more

  • Helen Cooper

    After a shocking death at a luxurious Italian resort, two very different women must question everything—and everyone—they love in order to untangle truth from lies in this twisty, captivating read. One year ago, Leah’s feisty 21-year-old niece, Amy, mysteriously drowned in the beautiful lake near her family-owned resort in Northern Italy. Now, Leah’s grief has caught up with her, and she decides to return to Lake Garda for the first time since Amy’s death. What she finds upon her arrival shocks her—her sister, brother-in-law, and surviving niece, Olivia, seem to have erased all memories of Amy, and fought to have her death declared an accidental...read more

  • Ever Dundas

    File Under: Science Fiction [ Dystopian Nightmare | Typography Matters | Artificial Friends | Nevertheless Resist ] Hellsans is the thought-provoking new novel from award-winning author Ever Dundas HellSans is a ubiquitous typeface, enforced by the government. It appears in all communications and in all public spaces. The ultimate control device. The majority of the population experience bliss when they see it, but there are some who are allergic. Rather than being helped, the HellSans Allergic (HSAs) are persecuted, and forced to live on the streets on the outskirts of the city. Jane Ward is the CEO of the company that manufactures the Inex. This is a cyborg doll-like...read more

  • A. K. Blakemore

    England, 1643. Parliament is battling the King; the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation, and the hot terror of damnation burns black in every shadow. In Manningtree, depleted of men since the wars began, the women are left to their own devices. At the margins of this diminished community are those who are barely tolerated by the affluent villagers - the old, the poor, the unmarried, the sharp-tongued. Rebecca West, daughter of the formidable Beldam West, fatherless and husbandless, chafes against the drudgery of her days, livened only by her infatuation with the clerk John Edes. But then newcomer Matthew Hopkins, a mysterious,...read more

  • Lucy Clarke

    The scorching, escapist new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Castaways ‘An addictive sun-soaked thriller’MARIE CLAIRE ‘The perfect holiday read’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS ‘Brimming with tension’ CLARE MACKINTOSH ‘Talk about twists and turns’ EMMA STONEX ‘Utterly addictive . . . her best yet’ ERIN KELLY WE WERE DYING FOR A HOLIDAY The six of us arrived on that beautiful Greek island dreaming of sun-drenched beaches and blood orange sunsets, ready to lose ourselves in the wild freedom of a weekend away with friends. On the first night we swam under a blanket of stars. ...read more

  • Lucy Foley

    *The No.1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller* Discover the new murder mystery thriller from the No.1, million-copy bestseller, Lucy Foley ‘Dazzling’ The Times ‘Compelling, up-all-night reading’ Erin Kelly ‘Atmosphere you can cut with a knife’Alex Michaelides ‘Gloriously twisty’ Ruth Ware ‘Combines edge-of-your-seat tension with out-and-out Parisian chic’ Adele Parks In a beautiful old apartment block, deep in the backstreets of Paris, secrets are stirring behind every resident’s door. The lonely wife The party animal The curtain-twitcher The secret lover The...read more

  • Susan Lewis

    Don’t miss the captivating new page-turner from Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis You think you’re safe. You think you know your neighbours. But can you ever really know who’s telling the truth?   Jeannie Symonds is a force to be reckoned with – an eccentric, award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores.   And then one day, she vanishes.   Cara Jakes is a new trainee investigator – young, intelligent and eager to prove herself. When she teams up with detective Andee Lawrence to look into the disappearance, she is...read more

  • Adele Parks

    IS IT TIME TO TAKE A CHANCE ON THE GAME OF TRUE LOVE? From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Just My Luck and Both Of You, this is a brilliantly perceptive novel of the game of love and not looking for Mr Right… Steely-hearted TV producer Cas ruthlessly plays people on a daily basis. She messes with contestants' love lives on the hot new reality show Sex with an Ex, making for explosive viewing. And she shamelessly manipulates hot men into bed – making for an explosive sex life. In work and in pleasure, Cas always gets what she wants. Until she meets Darren. His unbelievable good looks...read more

  • Owen Nicholls

    Right person, wrong time. Again. Tom and Jess’s connection is magnetic, but can they ever get the timing right? Jess is a comedian looking to make it, and Tom is in a band hoping for its big break. When they wind up at the same Edinburgh festival, they run into each other, literally. What begins as a chance encounter and a scraped knee turns into something more during a magical night exploring the city’s streets and best pubs. But things start to go awry, and when Jess hears from Tom’s best friend that there’s a girlfriend in the picture, she bolts.  But this meet-cute just won’t quit. Through the bumpy beginnings of their creative careers, Tom and Jess can’t stop...read more

  • Lucy Foley

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Told in rotating points of view, this Tilt-A-Whirl of a novel brims with jangly tension – an undeniably engrossing guessing game.”  — Vogue '[A] clever, cliff-hanger-filled thriller.' — People From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide…  Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but...read more

  • Susan Lewis

    Don’t miss the captivating new page-turner from internationally bestselling author Susan Lewis You think you’re safe. You think you know your neighbours. But can you ever really know who’s telling the truth?   Jeannie Symonds is a force to be reckoned with – an eccentric, award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores.   And then one day, she vanishes.   Cara Jakes is a new trainee investigator – young, intelligent and eager to prove herself. When she teams up with detective Andee Lawrence to look into the disappearance, she is...read more

  • Ros Carne

    She wants to learn everything – about you. Mel has practised law for twenty years. She is well-regarded by her peers. Her clients are happy. But behind the scenes her life is disordered. Her son grows increasingly distant from her. The married man she is sleeping with fails to give her what she needs. When a trainee lawyer is allocated to Mel it is poor timing. The last thing she wants is a pupil watching her every move. And Natasha does watch. She sees each detail – and every mistake. Mel cannot shake the feeling that Natasha isn't just learning the job. She is learning Mel. Natasha is good at getting what she wants, and now Mel has the power to give her all she desires. But when...read more