One will change your life. One will end it. Who will ... FIND YOU FIRST?
''Barclay is a terrific writer ... It''s the best book of his career. I couldn''t put it down'' STEPHEN KING ''A full-throttle powerhouse of a thriller'' TM LOGAN It''s a deadly race against time...
Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can ever spend, and everything he could dream of - except time. Now facing a terminal illness, Miles knows he must seize every minute to put his life in order.And that means taking a long hard look at his past.
Somewhere out there, Miles has children.And they might be about to inherit both the good and bad from him - possibly his fortune, or possibly something more sinister.
So Miles decides to track down his missing children. But a vicious killer is one step ahead of him. One by one, people are vanishing. Not just disappearing, every trace of them is wiped.
Number One Sunday Times bestseller Linwood Barclay returns with his electrifying new thriller, Find You First .
PRAISE FOR FIND YOU FIRST :
'' Find You First starts with a bang and ends with an even bigger one. Barclay is a terrific writer, but he''s outdone himself with this. It''s the best book of his career. I couldn''t put it down, and you won''t be able to, either. If you enjoy thrillers, this is the real deal. It never lets up'' STEPHEN KING ''A full-throttle powerhouse of a thriller - Linwood Barclay is in a class of his own'' TM LOGAN PRAISE FOR LINWOOD BARCLAY:
''You should read Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay as soon as possible. It''s one hell of a suspense novel'' STEPHEN KING ''Moves as fast as a falling elevator and hits with just as much force. Linwood Barclay is a stone cold pro. Elevator Pitch is a shameless good time'' JOE HILL ''A great cast of characters, tension, humour and a thrilling ending; this book takes Linwood to new heights!'' MARK EDWARDS ''Linwood Barclay presses all the right buttons. Rush out and buy this book, but make sure you take the stairs'' MICHAEL ROBOTHAM ''One of the best thriller writers in the world'' MARK BILLINGHAM ''Barclay''s plots are a delight'' SUNDAY TIMES
The explosive new thriller from the bestselling author of VOX and Q JOIN THE SISTERHOOD The United States has sunk into total collapse.
Men in positions of power have wrecked the economy and left women to suffer and pick up the pieces.
Miranda Reynolds has lost her husband, her job and her home. There''s only one place left that she and her daughter Emma can go. Femlandia.
Femlandia is a female-only community. A utopias for women. There''s a reason Miranda never joined before. Now she has no choice.
With what Miranda knows about Femlandia''s founder, she''s right to be wary. While life outside the gates is fraught with danger, there''s something just as sinister going on within.
In the darkness of night, magic awaits...
The Nutcracker for adults, perfect for fans of Robert Dinsdale''s The Toymakers , Erin Morgenstern''s The Night Circus and Stephanie Garber''s Caraval ''It was a rainy day that the magic came, and once magic has entered your life, you stay in its glittering clutch forever'' Nottingham, 1906 Marietta Stelle longs to be a ballerina but as Christmas draws nearer, her dancing days are numbered. At the wishes of her family, she will be obligated to marry and take up her place in society in the New Year. But when a mysterious new neighbour, Dr Drosselmeier, purchases a neighbouring townhouse, it heralds the arrival of magic and wonder in her life. Although Drosselmeier''s magic is darker than Marietta could have imagined...
When he constructs an elaborate set for her final ballet performance, she discovers it carries a magic all of its own. As the clock chimes midnight, Marietta finds herself walking through a land of snow-topped fir trees leading to a frozen sugar palace silent with secrets.
In the darkness of night, magic awaits and you will never forget what you find here...
The breathtaking new crime thriller from the international bestselling author of Elevator Pitch and Find You First ...
PRAISE FOR LINWOOD BARCLAY:
''A superior thriller'' SUNDAY TIMES ''The twists keep coming'' THE TIMES '' Find You First starts with a bang and ends with an even bigger one. Barclay is a terrific writer, but he''s outdone himself with this. It''s the best book of his career. I couldn''t put it down, and you won''t be able to either. If you enjoy thrillers, this is the real deal. It never lets up'' STEPHEN KING ''A full-throttle powerhouse of a thriller - Linwood Barclay is in a class of his own'' T.M. LOGAN ''Genius ... but terrifying'' THE SUN ''This novel moves as fast as a falling elevator and hits with just as much force. Linwood Barclay is a stone cold pro and Elevator Pitch is a shameless good time'' JOE HILL ''A great cast of characters,tension, humour and a thrilling ending; this book takes Linwood to new heights!'' MARK EDWARDS ''A fast-moving, high-concept thriller from the talented Barclay ... a rip-roaring rollercoaster of a ride'' DAILY MAIL ''Linwood Barclay''s thrillers move at breakneck speed ... pacy, exciting'' WOMAN & HOME ''Linwood Barclay presses all the right buttons'' MICHAEL ROBOTHAM ''One of the finest thriller writers in the world at the very top of his game'' MARK BILLINGHAM ''A relentlessly tense thriller ... there''s plenty of the sardonic humour that came to the fore in Mr Barclay''s previous novel Elevator Pitch ... the comedy enhances the edgy atmosphere'' THE TIMES CRIME CLUB ''Another gripping thriller from bestselling master of tension Linwood Barclay'' HELLO!
From ''one of the greatest writers of our time'' (Toni Morrison) - the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God and Barracoon - a collection of remarkable short stories from the Harlem Renaissance With a foreword by Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage ''Genius'' Alice Walker ''Rigorous, convincing, dazzling'' Zadie Smith on Their Eyes Were Watching God In 1925, college student Zora Neale Hurston - the sole black student at Barnard College, New York - was living in the city, ''desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.'' During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognised as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston''s ''lost'' Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humour, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston''s world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer''s voice and her contributions to America''s literary traditions.
They vow to make it a day to remember...
The laugh-out-loud new novel from the bestselling author of Dial A For Aunties , winner of the Comedy Women In Print Prize 2021 It''s supposed to be the perfect day... After getting away with literal murder, Meddy can''t wait to settle down and marry the love of her life, Nathan. She''s found the dress, got the dream venue at Christ Church College, Oxford, plus having a destination wedding comes with the added bonus of not having to invite her very large extended family.
...But is it even a wedding if nobody gets killed? Although when her meddling aunties get involved, Meddy knows her wedding is going to be anything but quiet. Even though there''s no dead body hidden in the freezer this time, for better or worse, it''s certainly going to be a day she''s never going to forget...
''One of the greatest writers of our time.'' Toni Morrison Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Genevieve West Spanning more than 35 years of work, the first comprehensive collection of essays, criticism, and articles by the legendary author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, showcasing the evolution of her distinctive style as an author.
You Don''t Know Us Negroes is the quintessential gathering of provocative essays from one of the world''s most celebrated writers, Zora Neale Hurston. Spanning more than three decades and penned during the backdrop of the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, Montgomery bus boycott, desegregation of the military, and school integration, Hurston''s writing articulates the beauty and authenticity of Black life as only she could.
Collectively, these essays showcase the roles enslavement and Jim Crow have played in intensifying Black people''s inner lives and culture rather than destroying it. She argues that in the process of surviving, Black people re-interpreted every aspect of American culture-"modif[ying] the language, mode of food preparation, practice of medicine, and most certainly religion.'' White supremacy prevents the world from seeing or completely recognizing Black people in their full humanity and Hurston made it her job to lift the veil and reveal the heart and soul of the race. These pages reflect Hurston as the controversial figure she was - someone who stated that feminism is a mirage and that the integration of schools did not necessarily improve the education of Black students. Also covered is the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman convicted in 1952 for killing her lover, a white doctor.
Demonstrating the breadth of this revered and influential writer''s work, You Don''t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays is an invaluable chronicle of a writer''s development and a window into her world and mind.
Edited by ''the coolest man in Britain'' (GQ) Jack Guinness, The Queer Bible is a fully illustrated collection of twenty essays celebrating the queer community and the individuals that shaped its history.
THE QUEER BIBLE is an essay collection written by queer figures, about queer figures throughout history.
Based on the popular website QueerBible.com, founded by model and activist Jack Guinness, this timely collection is edited by him and features his own words, as well as numerous other queer public figures.
From Graham Norton on Armistead Maupin to Monroe Bergdorf on Paris is Burning, Tan France on the Queer Eye cast to Mae Martin on Tim Curry, today''s queer heroes write about the icons that inspire them. Other confirmed contributors include Paula Akpan, Courtney Act, Amelia Abraham, Paul Flynn, Paris Lees and Juliet Jacques. Each essay is accompanied by an exclusive, bespoke illustration of both the essayist and their subject, to create a truly beautiful celebration of queer culture.
Fully intersectional and representative, The Queer Bible is a definitive collection for the queer community and its allies.
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN''S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER ''A sharp, funny, wonderful writer'' Diana Evans, bestselling author of Ordinary People ''Compelling...finely crafted, compassionate'' Guardian ''A warm, confident writer with the lightest of touches '' Observer ''Pacey and powerful'' Mail on Sunday ''The type of story that will stay with you long after you''ve read the last page'' Closer ''Brilliant...touches on race, mental health and community in a fresh way'' Good Housekeeping ''Flawlessly portrayed...A riveting read'' Candis * * * * * On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries. Mary has a secret life that no one knows about, not even Malachi and Tristan, the brothers she vowed to look after. Malachi had to grow up too quickly. Between looking after Tristan and nursing a broken heart, he feels older than his twenty-one years. Tristan wishes Malachi would stop pining for Pamela. No wonder he''s falling in with the wrong crowd, without Malachi to keep him straight. Elvis is trying hard to remember to the instructions his care worker gave him, but sometimes he gets confused and forgets things. Pamela wants to run back to Malachi but her overprotective father has locked her in and there''s no way out. It''s a day like any other, until something extraordinary happens. When the sun sets, Nightingale Point is irrevocably changed and somehow, through the darkness, the residents must find a way back to lightness, and back to each other. * * * * * Readers love Nightingale Point : ''A beautiful and heartbreaking story about working-class people and their lives both before and after tragedy'' ''I couldn''t put it down... a beautiful story of staying strong when it matters most'' '' A triumphant debut ...This book pops, fizzes and sparkles to life'' ''A must read masterpiece ''
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ''Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews. Her memories are our important history.'' Robert Peston, ITV Political Editor A moving and powerful inter-generational memoir about story and memory. Mine is a family of readers and writers. Our house is filled with books. There are contemporary design books on the coffee table in the living room, legal books in my husband''s home office, and piles of children''s books for when my grandchildren visit. However, the side table next to my bed is piled with books about the Holocaust. Framed maps of shtetls line my office walls and pictures of relatives killed in the Holocaust are displayed on our family gallery walls. Sometimes I feel like I exist across two polarized realities, experiencing great fulfillment from family, friends, and a meaningful career, and, at the same time, finding the joy of my life tempered by its shadows. In the darker corners of my mind live ghosts and demons who visit me from the shtetls in Ukraine where my family came from. Some of the details that make these visions so vivid are imagined because I grew up in a family where memories were too terrible to speak of. This is the true story of four generations who have been dealing with the Holocaust and its aftermath. We are four generations, survivors and survivors of survivors, storytellers and memory keepers. And we''re still here.
''Make It Happen reminds us that people of any age can create change in their communities. From finding allies to setting goals, everyone who wants to contribute to a better future can learn from Amika''s book.'' Malala Yousafzai GET UP. SPEAK UP. DON''T GIVE UP. In the spring of 2017, 17-year-old Amika George founded the Free Periods movement on behalf of every schoolgirl who couldn''t afford tampons or sanitary towels. Three years later, in January 2020, these products became freely available to every schoolgirl in England for the first time, funded by the government. Anyone can make history, including a teenager launching a global campaign from their bedroom. And Amika will show you how, in this essential guide to being an activist. With chapters on finding your crowd and creating allies, going public with your campaign, how to use social media effectively and how to look after your mental health while protesting, Amika will show you how you can effect real and lasting change in your community, on the streets of your city, on your social media feed, in your country and in YOUR world. - Is the environment being overlooked in favour of driving profits? - Do you see injustice and suffering all around you? - Have you hit upon a way to make the world a better place? This - rallying cry, stories and lessons, and interviews from Amika''s fellow protestors and other changemakers, including Caroline Criado-Perez , Deborah Frances-White , Adwoa Aboah , Nicola Mendelsohn and Scarlett Curtis - is your book. It''s not too late. You''re not too young. You are important. Rise up and be the change you want to see.
''A beguiling exploration of how flexibility can contribute to creativity, purpose and happiness.'' Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet ''Straight-talking self-help... Inspiring words, practical help and a fresh way of seeing things that we''ll be forcing on just about everyone we know.'' Stylist ''A no-nonsense guide to thinking and behaving more flexibly in order to have a happier, better, less frenetic life'' Marie Claire As featured in Sunday Times Style , Stella , Stylist , Grazia , The Sun , Bustle , Marie Claire Reinventing the rules for a smarter, happier life. Flex is a creative, rebellious way to live. It''s about looking at routines (like the nine to five) and social norms (like women bearing the brunt of the ''emotional load'' at home) and bending and re-shaping them. Flex is looking within and understanding yourself, your body and the patterns of your relationships, and working out how to live, earn money and be happy in a way that is perfect for you and your unique talents. Flex is knowing that the world is changing fast. The jobs we were trained for in school won''t exist in a decade. The career ladder has been replaced with the portfolio. If you feel stuck, tired, not at your best, bored... this book is for you. If you are burning with ideas but stuck in an environment that squashes them... this book is for you. If you are a rebel at heart... this book is for you. Flex is reinventing the rules for a smarter, happier future.
THE BEAUTIFUL NEW NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER AND AUTHOR OF WOMEN''S PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED AND BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK NIGHTINGALE POINT ''A sharp, funny, wonderful writer'' Diana Evans, bestselling author of Ordinary People ''Every character in the novel is observed with such incisive precision that they all feel entirely real to me now ... Masterfully written'' Beth O''Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare ''A thoughtful novel about family, friendship and fitting in'' Red magazine ''A beautiful story about family, relationships and love'' Prima ''This emotionally charged story highlights the complexities of love, grief and forgiveness . . . Homecoming will have you racing to join the dots from start to finish'' Heat ''Thought-provoking . . . this engaging novel focuses on love, family and identity'' Good Housekeeping ''A gripping read'' East Anglian Daily Times * * * * * For years Yvonne has tried to keep her demons buried and focus on moving forward. But her guilt is always with her and weighs heavily on her heart. Kiama has had to grow up without a mother, and while there is so much he remembers about her, there is still plenty he doesn''t know. And there''s only one person who can fill in the gaps. When Kiama seeks Yvonne out and asks her to come with him to Kenya, the place that holds the answers to his questions, she knows she can''t refuse. And this one act sets in motion an unravelling of the past that no one is ready for. Moving between London and Kenya, and spanning almost two decades, Homecoming is a profound and moving story of love, family and friendship. It''s about coming to terms with your past, opening yourself up to the exquisite pain and pleasure of love, and of what happens when three lost souls, all bound by one person, come together and finally share their truths.
''An insomniac''s dream buy!'' THE SUN ''If you lie awake wondering how to get a good night''s sleep, this could be the answer to all your problems.'' HAPPIFUL As seen in SUNDAY POST, METRO, EXPRESS, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, and WOMAN & HOME We''re bombarded with confusing and contradictory advice about achieving a better night''s sleep. So, what''s the secret?
The Art of Sleeping combines the latest scientific research, expert advice, and Rob''s own tricks and tips about dealing with insomnia to create a concise, practical, and engaging handbook on achieving better sleep.
By exploring the three key pillars of sleep: behaviour, environment, and diet (BED), readers will find themselves equipped with techniques to aid sleep and relaxation, and to live a happier, calmer, and more successful life.
''Wow, what a rollercoaster read, I loved everything about this story... A gripping, chilling and addictive thriller I found hard to put down.'' - NetGalley Reviewer , A DARK FAMILY SECRET When Alice''s father dies after a tragic hit and run, his death stirs up unanswered questions about her childhood. Who was her mother, why did her father never speak of the past, and why can''t she remember anything before the age of seven?
AN ISLAND CUT OFF But when she receives an anonymous letter containing a photograph of a refurbished gothic guesthouse surrounded by water, and an invitation to stay, old memories fight to resurface.
Alice has visited before. She is certain of it.
WHO WILL SURVIVE?
Convinced the clues to her past lie at the hotel, she checks in. But once on the island, a wild storm rages, waves crash violently into the rocks, and the house is cut off by the roaring sea.
Then two guests are found dead. And the hotel owner is missing. Will Alice ever uncover her secret past?
And will anyone leave the island alive?
An utterly gripping thriller that will leave you reading long into the night! Fans of The Guest List and The Sanatorium will love this nail-biting read.
Readers LOVE The Island House !
''I could not put it down, it had me hooked right from the very beginning. A must read this year .'' - NetGalley Reviewer , ''A great, fast paced, gripping thriller ! The writing flowed beautifully, and was so well written, it was truly spell binding ! Amanda knows how to hold a readers attention until the very end!'' - NetGalley Reviewer, ''This novel is addictive and seriously creepy ... Five stars!'' - NetGalley Reviewer, ''This was the first book by Amanda Brittany I have read, and I loved it! The plot is exciting and creepy ... Recommended!'' - NetGalley Reviewer, ''This is definitely my type of book! It was fast paced and really gripping.'' - NetGalley Reviewer, ''A very spooky, eerie story which kept me enthralled !'' - NetGalley Reviewer,
The brand new love story from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author - coming August 2021 When their lips touch, will she seal his fate?
From the outside, Lorelai is an ordinary young woman with a normal life. She loves reading, she works at the local cinema and she adores living with her best friend. But she carries a painful burden, something she''s kept hidden for years; whenever she kisses someone on the lips, she sees how they are going to die. But she''s never known if she''s seeing what was always meant to be, or if her kiss is the thing that decides their destiny. And so, she hasn''t kissed anyone since she was eighteen.
Then she meets Grayson. Sweet, clever, funny Grayson. And for the first time in years she yearns for a man''s kiss. But she can''t...or can she? And if she does, should she try to intervene and change what she sees?
Spellbinding, magical and utterly original, With This Kiss is one love story you will never forget.
Your family would kill to see you happy ''Whip-smart, original and so funny. I found it impossible to put down and lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud'' Beth O''Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Switch ''ARE YOU...DEAD?'' OH MY GOD. I THINK HE IS. When Meddy Chan accidentally kills her blind date, she turns to her aunties for help. Their meddling set her up on the date so they kind of owe her.
WELL, THAT DIDN''T QUITE GO TO PLAN. Although hiding this goddamn dead body is going to be harder than they thought especially when her family''s wedding business has THE biggest wedding of the year happening right now.
IT''S PRETTY BAD TIMING REALLY. It turns out the wedding venue just happens to be managed by Meddy''s ex, aka the one who got away. It''s the worst time to see him again, or...is it? Can Meddy finally find love and make her overbearing family happy?
-------------------------- Readers LOVE Dial A For Aunties !
''Its dark humour and hilarious family dynamics had me in stitches from start to finish'' ''I loved every second of reading it and couldn''t predict what was going to happen next'' ''I couldn''t stop laughing throughout'' ''The characters felt so relatable'' ''What a great book this is - a really fun read'' ''A hilariously funny rom-com'' ''Escapist fun that''ll keep you turning the pages and giggling throughout''
I''m Joe Wicks, and it''s my mission to help families everywhere eat better. Because eating well should be easy - for everyone.
What we eat each day has a huge impact on how we feel. From an energy-boosting breakfast to satisfying dinners for the whole family, the food you eat can transform your day. So I''ve created over 100 recipes to take the stress out of healthy home cooking. With nutritious meals designed for energy and balance, this is food that will put a spring in your step and have you feeling your best.
Includes: - Brilliant breakfasts to start the day right - Home-cook hacks for when time is tight - Easy weeknight dinners - Energy-packed snacks - Mood-boosting main meals - Good food to feed a crowd - Super-tasty sweet treats Packed with tasty meals that are quick to get on the table, and that everyone will love, it''s never been easier or simpler to eat well.
Lost meets The Hunger Games in the thrilling new young adult novel from C.L. Taylor, the Sunday Times and million-copy bestselling author.
*** Welcome to The Island.
Where your worst fears are about to come true...
It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island.
But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare.
Because someone on the island knows each of the group''s worst fears. And one by one, they''re becoming a reality.
Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret.
Who will make it off the island alive?
*** Readers love C. L. Taylor''s gripping YA novels:
''What a fabulous storyline. A heart-popping, fast-paced page-turner from start to finish.'' ''A cracking, well-informed and interesting storyline. Simply excellen t. C.L. Taylor has done it again!'' '' A brilliant step into the YA world .'' ''From the beginning I was hooked . Twists and turns really pull you in and you find yourself on a roller coaster ride of emotions .'' '' I was gripped from start to finish !'' ''The concept was brilliant; I really loved the twist turns and tension . Brilliantly written and a delight to read.''
Don''t miss the next gripping mystery from million-copy bestseller Faith Martin! She was dressed in a long white gown, embroidered with tiny flowers. Her body was wrapped in colourful ribbons that floated in the breeze. But underneath the swathe of golden hair, a string of darkly smudged bruises ringed her neck. As May Day dawns in the peaceful village of Middle Fenton, a young woman''s body is found brutally strangled, her body tied up with ribbons in the middle of the green. A week later, her boyfriend is found hanged in a local barn, and the police assume guilt over murdering his beloved has driven him to suicide - but not everyone is convinced. WPC Trudy Loveday and coroner Clement Ryder are sent to investigate, and quickly realise that there''s a double murderer on the loose. But the killer has already shown willingness to remove anyone who threatens to discover their identify... As Trudy and Clement circle in on the culprit, can they crack the case before they too come to a nasty end? Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, LJ Ross and Val McDermid, this is one murder mystery you won''t be able to put down! Readers LOVE the Ryder and Loveday series! '' I loved this ... The best one to date... Reminiscent of Agatha Christie ''s gentle style and incisive detection... I look forward to more in this series!'' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ''Fresh and different... Will get you hooked! '' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars '' Yet again Faith Martin delivers ... A proper whodunit mystery... A very good book ... I''m looking forward to the next.'' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars '' Fabulous mystery ... Great character development... Highly recommended, the perfect way to spend an afternoon on the sofa. '' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ''Another great Trudy Loveday novel... Love the twist ... Great addition to the series.'' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars '' Excellent. '' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ''Marvellous... I cannot wait for more in this fabulous series .'' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars The Ryder and Loveday Series Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE Book 3: A FATAL FLAW Book 4: A FATAL SECRET Book 5: A FATAL TRUTH Book 6: A FATAL AFFAIR
From the award-winning author Robin Talley comes an inspiring new novel about the power of love to fight prejudice and hate.
Two women connected across generations through the power of words.
In 1955 eighteen-year-old Janet Jones must keep the love she shares with her best friend a secret. As in the age of McCarthyism to be gay is to sin. But when Janet discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in her. As she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a new-found ambition to write and publish her own story, she risks exposing herself - and Marie - to a danger all too real.
Sixty-two years later, Abby Cohen can''t stop thinking about her senior project - classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. She feels especially connected to one author, ''Marian Love'', and becomes determined to track her down and discover her true identity. Is Abby prepared for what she will find?
A stunning story of bravery, love, how far we''ve come and how much farther we have to go.
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE HARDBACK BESTSELLER! What if winning means losing everything? ''A gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets'' Lisa Jewell ''Utterly engrossing and brilliant'' Lucy Foley ''Addictive, provocative... brilliantly crafted'' TM Logan It''s the stuff dreams are made of - a lottery win so big, it changes everything. For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they''ve discussed the important stuff - the kids, marriages, jobs and houses - and they''ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner. But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There''s a rift in the group. Someone doesn''t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever. Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth Â£18 million.And their friends are determined to claim a share of it. Sunday Times Number One bestseller Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping take on friendship, money and betrayal, and good luck gone bad... Praise for Just My Luck : ''Adele Parks never takes her foot off the gas, every book is tighter, faster, better than the last. Just My Luck is a gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets. I read it in a two-day frenzy'' Lisa Jewell ''Utterly engrossing and brilliant'' Lucy Foley ''A compelling take on one of those ''what if'' scenarios that we''ve all wondered about. Addictive, provocative and thoroughly relatable - a brilliantly crafted reminder to be careful what you wish for'' TM Logan ''An absolute joy: gripping, shocking and surprising. A cautionary tale about what one couple''s sudden wealth can do to old friendships'' Jane Fallon ''Fabulous... her best yet'' Daily Mail ''Stupendous! I read this totally compelling modern-day morality tale over a weekend - I couldn''t put it down.As ever, Adele Parks does not disappoint - you''ll love it'' Ruth Jones ''Like a deft magician, this book reveals its twists only at the very end, I was completely astonished'' Rosamund Lupton
''Comfort reading at its best, all wrapped up in a tartan ribbon. Sarah Morgan will make your Christmas!'' Veronica Henry * * * * * Join Sarah Morgan this Christmas and treat yourself to this feel-good festive read about mothers and daughters, romance and drama, and Christmastime in Scotland! It''s not what''s under the Christmas tree, but who''s around it that matters most. All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface. Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Christmas, but the McBrides must all face the past and address some home truths before they can celebrate together . . . This Christmas indulge in some me-time and enjoy this uplifting and heart-warming story from international bestseller Sarah Morgan. Full of romance, laughter and sisterly drama, The Christmas Sisters is the perfect book to curl up with this festive season. * * * * * What readers are saying about The Christmas Sisters : ''Perfect to snuggle up with in front of a fire with a mug of hot chocolate'' ''Practically perfect in every way!'' ''Likeable characters, the dialogue was spot on and it''s all wrapped up in the wonderful Scottish Highlands setting '' ''It''s warm and cuddly and cosy - perfect switch-off, feel-good reading''
The captivating new novel from the author of The Illustrated Child ''An extraordinary debut... beautiful, dark, haunting'' Edward Carey on The Illustrated Child When Tartelin Brown accepts a job as a PA to a reclusive lepidopterist, she finds herself on a wild island with a mysterious history.
Tartelin has been employed by Marianne Stourbridge to hunt for butterflies, but she quickly uncovers something far more intriguing. The island and Marianne share a remarkable past, and what happened all those years ago has left its scars.
The island has a strange effect on Tartelin, too, finally allowing her to confront her own, painful, memories. As she does, Marianne''s story begins to unravel around her, revealing an extraordinary tale of two girls, an obsession with pearls, and a truth beyond imagination.
Atmospheric and deeply emotional, The Unravelling is a captivating novel about the secrets we can only discover when we dare to look beneath the surface.