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Brought to you by Penguin. *ENJOYED THE LIE? ORDER HILARY BOYD'S GRIPPING NEXT BOOK NOW* An irresistible story of love, lies and obsession that asks the question CAN YOU EVER WALK AWAY FROM AN AFFAIR? Escape to the sun-drenched shores of Lake Como in the irresistible and gripping new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park, The Anniversary and The Lie Connie McCabe longs for the summer where she spends the days leading tours across the continent. But it's on the glamorous shores of Lake Como where she is truly swept away, when Jared, a much younger man, falls for her. Despite resisting his advances Connie finds that he's got under her skin. And so begins a long, hot, intoxicating summer where Connie succumbs and breaks her marriage vows. At the end of the season Connie returns home to her husband, wanting to put this affair behind her. But Jared has other ideas . . . Praise for Hilary Boyd 'Hilary Boyd nails family dynamics and misplaced loyalties with pin-sharp precision in an impressively well-written tale' Daily Express 'I was ripping through this book . . . addictive' Evening Standard 'Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life' Daily Mail © Hilary Boyd 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. THE GRIPPING THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF NOW YOU SEE HER In a small town, gossip spreads like wildfire. Anna Robinson has it all. A loving husband. A son she adores. A close circle of friends. When Anna disappears overnight, everyone is desperate to uncover what happened. Why would Anna leave her perfect life behind? Is she the victim of something more sinister? At the playground gates, it's not long before rumours start to circulate. Someone must know the truth. And as the pressure mounts, it won't be long before they crack... Readers love Heidi's thrillers: 'This is a read not to be missed!!!' 'Family secrets, mystery and intrigue. This is the perfect book that won't disappoint' 'This is one of those books that you start to read and right from the outset it becomes completely addictive.' © Heidi Perks 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Ada Howell had an idyllic childhood growing up in Garreg Las, the ancient country house of her adopted father. But when he dies, Ada's mother quickly sells up taking her daughter to live a far more modest life in London - a life so frightfully mediocre, Ada refuses to accept it as her own. When Ada's eccentric godmother gifts her with an exclusive gap-year art history trip to Italy, Ada finally finds herself amongst the kind of people she aspires to be: sophisticated, cultured, privileged. Over the course of two dazzling months, Ada does everything in her power to prove she is one of them. But it is only when Mallory, the least popular member of the group, dies in suspicious circumstances that Ada spots an opportunity to permanently bind herself to the lives of her companions. To do so, she must help bury a secret, but everything hidden must eventually surfaces and when it does, Ada realises she's been keeping a far darker secret than she ever imagined.Show more
'Clever, kind, funny and wise, this book is an uplifting and useful addition to your self help library.’ Daisy Buchanan, How to Be a Grown-Up We’re all talking about mental health a lot more now than we were ten years ago, which is great . . . isn’t it? Kate Lucey has been ‘officially’ depressed (as in, diagnosed) for six years. In that time she’s experienced everything from bad therapy, knock-out meds, and friends-with-too-many-opinions, to good therapy, medication, and solutions that actually work. This book recognises that getting help is not as easy as ‘just telling someone’ or ‘taking some pills’. It weaves real peoples’ experiences of depression with the opinions of actual qualified experts and facts from scientific studies to create a no-nonsense guide to mental health. Funny, irreverent, and relatable, Get a Grip, Love also tells you what to say to those mates who fancy themselves as amateur psychologists, and speaks honestly about how it feels to live with a mental health disorder. Crucially, as well as poking fun at mental illness and all its absurdities (because what are we without laughter, hey?), Kate reminds you that it’s fine not to feel ok. That you can go back to crying at any time. And that you do not need to get a grip.Show more
‘The Circle meets Black Mirror in a thrilling, plausible and gripping debut. Frighteningly inventive.’ John Marrs, bestselling author of The One ‘Wow wow wow! What a story that was!… An unputdownable thriller… Absolutely brilliant read that had me on the edge of my seat!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars Don’t close your eyes. Don’t fall asleep. Don’t let them in. Thea is an insomniac; she hasn’t slept more than three hours a night for years. So when an ad for a sleep trial that promises to change her life pops up on her phone, Thea knows this is her last chance at finding any kind of normal life. Soon Thea’s sleeping for longer than she has in a decade, and awakes feeling transformed. So much so that at first she’s willing to overlook the oddities of the trial – the lack of any phone signal; the way she can’t leave her bedroom without permission; the fact that all her personal possessions are locked away, even her shoes. But it soon becomes clear that the trial doesn’t just want to help Thea sleep. It wants to control her sleep… An unputdownable, gripping psychological thriller for fans of The One, Behind Her Eyes and Girl A! Readers LOVE Sleepless! ‘This book is INSANE… Just could not put the book down.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Twisty and tantalizing. It made me sleepless all night until I finished it.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Hooks you in from the opening chapter… A novel of breathtaking pace that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book was so good. From the beginning I was engrossed… I wanted more. A fantastic read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Kept me up half the night while I raced through the pages… If you like John Marrs, you'll love this.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Inventive, thrilling, believable, exceptional and well written… I couldn't put this book down with the result that I probably slept less than ever but it was worth it. Highly recommended.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Start this one early… it is very difficult to put down… Fantastic storyline, loads of tension and brilliant characters.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsShow more
‘I read this in one sitting and loved every minute of it.The detective story reads like an episode of Vera.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer No secret can stay buried forever… As the Whitworth family begin renovations on their new home, their plans are brought to an abrupt end when they discover a body buried in the back garden. DI Isabel Blood and her team are called to investigate, but as she approaches Ecclesdale Drive, a feeling of unease settles in her gut. The property cordoned off is number 23. The house she used to live in as a child… The forensic team estimate that the body has been in the ground for up to forty years – coinciding with the time Isabel’s family lived in the house. Isabel’s father vanished without a trace when she was fourteen years old. And with her mother remaining tight-lipped about her father’s disappearance, Isabel can’t escape the unnerving sense of dread that it’s his body, buried in the garden. Fans of Vera, Val McDermid and Elly Griffiths will love In Cold Blood! Readers love In Cold Blood! “A gripping police procedural thriller that had me engrossed from the first page. The storyline had me intrigued, so much so that I read it in one day.” 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer “Isabel Blood is a great character and I really enjoyed getting to know her. I’m a great fan of police procedural novels and this was an excellent read! The case was a fascinating one and the story was cleverly plotted… with numerous twists and turns and some rather surprising revelations!” 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer “If you’re looking for a cosy crime novel that is packed with suspense, then this is the book for you. A fantastic debut novel that I have no hesitation in recommending.” 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer “This is a fabulous debut crime novel!” 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer “I loved this book from beginning to end and cannot wait to read more from Jane Bettany.” 5 stars, NetGalley reviewerShow more
My name is Sylvie Duchene and I am a dancer. There is no network. I am just a dancer. I know nothing. Please…I swear it… An unknown location, occupied France, 1944 Dropping silently behind enemy lines, Sylvia Crichton, codename Monique, is determined to fight for the country of her birth and save it from its Nazi stranglehold. As one of the dancers at the nightclub Mirabelle, Sylvie’s mission is to entertain the club’s German clientele and learn their secrets. In a world of deception and lies, she can trust no one. Not even Mirabelle’s enigmatic piano player Felix… a part of the resistance or a collaborator? But despite her SOE training, nothing can prepare Sylvie for the horrors she is about to face – or the pain of losing those she grows closer to undercover… This is a pageturning and gripping romance set in occupied France during WW2 for fans of Pam Jenoff ! Readers are absolutely loving The Secret Agent: ‘Captivated my heart…5 out of 5 stars for me’ Megan ‘A beautiful historical novel describing the plight of a brave young woman willing to put her own life at risk for the sake of saving others’ Julia ‘A wonderful novel with exciting twists and a satisfying ending’ Emily ‘I sat up through the night reading this book and I would definitely recommend it’ Julie ‘Perfect for a flight or a night curled up with a cup of tea or wine’ Sarah ‘A heartbreaking story of the sacrifices made by the young women of the S.O.E’ Anne ‘I would give this a higher rating than 5 it was that good’ Patricia ‘There is romance, drama and tension … an enjoyable read’ KarynShow more
It's 1924 and investigative reporter Poppy Denby is heading up to Northumberland to celebrate her father's sixtieth birthday. She stops off in Newcastle en route to visit her Aunt Dot, who has temporarily relocated from London to renovate a house she's inherited. One of Aunt Dot's guests is the world renowned artist, Agnes Robson, who is staging an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery. Reluctantly, Poppy is roped in to help when the artist's press liaison man falls ill. She soon discovers that the local press have dug up some dirt on Agnes relating to the tragic death of a young art teacher in Ashington Colliery, twenty-seven years earlier. As she tries to suppress the story, Poppy begins to suspect that the teacher might have been murdered and that the killer may still be on the loose...Show more
‘The queen of high-tension grip lit delivers a twisted tale that won’t let you go’ Sunday Times Crime Club Praise for Louise Jensen: ‘Creepy and compelling, another great impossible-to-put-down thriller from the fabulous Louise Jensen’ B A Paris ‘A clever, addictive thriller… it will keep you guessing until the final page’ Alice Feeney * * * * * Sisterhood binds them. Trauma defines them. Will secrets tear them apart? Leah’s perfect marriage isn’t what it seems but the biggest lie of all is that she’s learned to live with what happened all those years ago.Marie drinks a bit too much to help her forget. And Carly has never forgiven herself for not keeping them safe. Twenty years ago The Sinclair Sisters were taken. But what came after their return was far worse. Can a family ever recover, especially when not everyone is telling the truth…? * * * * * Readers love The Stolen Sisters: ‘A must read for psychological thriller fans’ ‘Such a great book! I didn’t see the ending coming’ ‘An emotional masterpiece’ ‘The most absorbing psychological thriller I have read in a long time’ ‘Devoured in one sitting, turning the last page at 2.30 am. Yes, this book is THAT good’Show more
Two women, a world apart. A secret waiting to be discovered... VE Day 1945: As victory bells ring out across the country, war bride Ellie Burgess' happiness is overshadowed by grief. Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action. Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of the Atlantic recovering from his injuries. Travelling to a distant country to live with a man she barely knows is the bravest thing Ellie has ever had to do. But nothing can prepare her for the harsh realities of her new home... September 11th 2001: Sophie Parry is on a plane to New York on the most tragic day in the city's history. While the world watches the news in horror, Sophie's flight is rerouted to a tiny town in Newfoundland and she is forced to seek refuge with her estranged aunt Ellie. Determined to discover what it was that forced her family apart all those years ago, newfound secrets may change her life forever... This is a timeless story of love, sacrifice and resilience perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Lorna Cook and Gill Paul. What readers are saying about The English Wife: 'An emotive and engaging read' Rosanna Ley 'Rich, evocative and utterly immersive, this beautifully written book swept me away' Jenny Ashcroft "An epic tale of family, tragedy & love... I highly recommend this book!!" Books, Wine, Cats 5* "The sense of suspense makes this story a page turner! Highly recommend this book, especially if you're looking for a WWII era book without all of the historical stuff" To Read is to Breathe, 5* "I couldn't put it down. It was not your typical historical novel & I think that's what I loved about it. Great book!" Dabbookclub, 4* "A book that drew me in from the first pages! The characters come alive, they're so well written. Fans of historic fiction will love this story. An author to follow" Consumer review, 4*Show more
‘What a read! I was hooked from the very first chapter! Chilling and terrifying, this is guaranteed to have your heart pounding the whole way through!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5***** __ I told my daughter a terrible lie… Lorna never told her sixteen-year-old daughter the chilling truth about her real father. But one morning, she finds Liberty missing — and realizes the teenager has left to find the man she once fled from… A heart-stopping and emotional psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty’s The Hypnotist’s Love Story. __ **Readers LOVE Not My Daughter:** ‘An absolutely jaw dropping, dark and twisty page turner. Full of twists that will have you on the edge of your seat!’ ‘Unpredictable, exciting, captivating and full of suspense! This will have you hooked till the truth is revealed.’ ‘This book is amazing. The story is epic and unlike anything I have read before, it's a thriller with so many twists you get dizzy!’ ‘Now this is one hell of a read. I could not put it down for a second. You can feel the raw emotions as the story unfolds!’ ‘Terrifying yet enthralling from page to page, it kept me guessing all the way.’ ‘I absolutely loved this book, and would give it ten stars if possible!’ ‘A real page-turner which had me hooked from start to finish. It has a huge twist which kept me guessing!’ ‘Wow! I read a fair few psychological thrillers and this really impressed me. It was dark and brilliantly twisty. It kept me on the edge of my seat!’Show more
The Times Best Books for Summer 2020 THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. AND THEN THERE’S THE TRUTH. Gabriela, a senior negotiator in the FCO’s counter-terrorism unit, runs a small and powerful team based in Whitehall. She is tenacious, hard-working and the family breadwinner. Her partner Tom – a freelance architect – looks after their two small children. When Gabriela returns from a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn’t seem right. Isobel is a journalist working for the local paper in Camden. Walking home from a party one night, she witnesses a horrific attack. But someone has seen her, and is making themselves known in increasingly frightening ways. As Isobel starts to investigate, she uncovers a dark network of human trafficking and exploitation. While Gabriela’s life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the story. With one desperate to uncover the truth, and the other determined to hide it, the two women’s lives converge. Compulsive and compelling A Double Life is a beautifully written and deeply chilling examination of deceit.Show more
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