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Brought to you by Penguin. THE TWISTY NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE RUMOUR As a child, it was just a game. As an adult, it was a living nightmare. When teenage friends Lizzie and Alice decide to head off for a walk in the countryside, they are blissfully unaware that this will be their final day together – and that only Lizzie will come back alive. Lizzie has no memory of what happened in the moments before Alice died, she only knows that it must have been a tragic accident. But as she tries to cope with her grief, she is shocked to find herself alienated from Alice’s friends and relatives. They are convinced she somehow had a part to play in her friend’s death. Twelve years later, unpacking boxes in the new home she shares with her fiancé, Lizzie is horrified to find traumatic memories and paranoia suddenly surfacing. Is the trauma of the accident finally catching up with her, or could someone be trying to threaten her new-found happiness? Twelve years is a long time to wait, when you’re planning the perfect revenge . . . PRAISE FOR LESLEY KARA ‘Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.’ Paula Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train ‘Lesley Kara does an excellent job of making readers’ heads spin as we are forced constantly to change our minds about who is ally and who enemy.’ Sunday Express ‘Instantly immersive, then intriguing, then insanely suspenseful, then ... the truth. Believe me, Lesley Kara knows what she's doing’ Lee Child © Lesley Kara 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. An Infamous Army is read by Kristin Atherton, who appears in Waterloo Road. The Battle of Waterloo. A heart-racing tale of adventure, love and fate against the backdrop of one of the most decisive battles in history by one of the greatest and best-selling romantic novelists of all time. In 1815, beneath the aegis of the Army of Occupation, Brussels is the gayest town in Europe. And the widow Lady Barbara Childe, renowned for being as outrageous as she is beautiful, is at the centre of all that is fashionable and light-hearted. When she meets Charles Audley, dashing aide-de-camp to the great Duke of Wellington himself, her joie de vivre knows no bounds - until the eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo ... Georgette Heyer was the creator - greatest practitioner - of the Regency romance, and An Infamous Army shows why she has won the hearts of a whole new audience with her sweeping historical fiction. © Georgette Heyer 1937 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
‘Be ready to be wowed and amazed and lose sleep as you stay up to reach the last pages!… You absolutely must read it!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars What would you do to protect the ones you love? 1861. George’s life changes forever the day he meets Lucy. She’s beautiful and charming, and he sees a future with her that his position as the second son in a wealthy family has never offered him. But when Lucy dies in a suspected poisoning days after rejecting George, he finds himself swept up into a murder investigation. George loved Lucy; he would never have harmed her. So who did? Now. On the surface Cassie is happy with her life: a secure job, good friends, and a loving family. When a mysterious gift in a long-forgotten will leads her to a dark secret in her family’s history she’s desperate to learn more. But the secrets in Cassie’s family aren’t all hidden in the past, and her research will soon lead her to a revelation much closer to home – and which will turn everything she knows on its head… Discover a family’s darkest secrets today. Perfect for fans of The Girl in the Letter, The Beekeeper’s Promise and The Forgotten Village! Readers love The Forgotten Gift! ‘Excellent… I read it in one fell swoop… Utterly engrossing and responsible for the fact that I went to bed well after my usual bedtime.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fast paced and very well written story… Impossible to put down… Loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘The queen of dual timelines has done it again.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was completely transfixed… Didn't want to put it down once I'd started it. It was finished within a day.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘The writing is fantastic. The pace fast. The plot gripping.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I enjoyed this book… The story of George had a perfect ending.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I really liked this book… Well written and great character development.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsShow more
‘Blood Metal Bone surprises you in the very best ways. Unique world-building, a bold heroine with a heartbreaking past, and awe-inspiring magic that simply cannot be caged.’ Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter A DEADLY OUTCAST A DANGEROUS SECRET ONE EPIC QUEST FOR THE TRUTH Wrongly accused of her brother’s murder, Sonara’s destiny was to die, sentenced to execution by her own mother. Punished and left for dead, the shadows have cursed her with a second life as a Shadowblood, cast out and hunted by society for her demon-like powers. Now known as the Devil of the Deadlands, Sonara survives as a thief on the edge of society, fighting for survival on a quest to uncover what really happened to her brother and whether he is even dead at all… Blood Metal Bone is the gripping new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lindsay Cummings. This is the perfect adrenaline-packed read for fans of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows, The Mandalorian and Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series.Show more
Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves… Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their Devon family home. But despite the desirable location, the house isn’t moving. Not a single viewing so far. When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber agrees, even as she worries about their gossiping neighbours attending and snooping around their home. But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours. Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave. Someone doesn't want the house to sell, and is willing to do anything to stop it… *** What readers are saying about The Open House… ‘Well I certainly will not be planning any open houses in my future… A truly gripping, spine-chilling, compelling read that was a definite page-turner with it's shocking twists and turns and cleverly-written story. HIGHLY recommend this one!’ ‘If you are looking for a creepy, fast-paced thriller, enter The Open House!’ ‘Read this if you like twisty thrillers, and books that make you double check your door is locked at night!!!’ ‘This book has the paranoia and unreliability of The Woman in the Window and the suburban, gossipy fun of a Liane Moriarty novel. I can’t recommend this thriller enough!’ ‘Wow, Sam Carrington, you really went to the park with this one. It's honestly not something I would even have thought of and the suspense was killing me – I didn't want to put this book down!’ ‘An addictive page-turner! Psychological suspense at its best!’Show more
‘A masterpiece… I loved it entirely!’ 5 stars, Netgalley reviewer A stranger died to save you… now it’s your turn. Meet Beth Turner. From the outside she looks like any other thirty-three-year-old woman, with a gorgeous house and beautiful daughter. But when Beth receives a threatening text message from an anonymous number on the way to her surprise birthday party, she knows her time is up. Enjoy your birthday, Beth. It’ll be your last. Beth has a secret that has haunted her past for as long as she can remember. A secret that only those closest to her know. A stranger died once… because of Beth. As she arrives at her house, there’s only one thing she knows for certain, someone at the party wants her to pay. Fans of The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler and The Wife by Shalini Boland will love Your Life for Mine! Readers LOVE Your Life for Mine “An addictive tale that had me caught up in its web, unable to break free, until the final page. The story kicks off immediately and Karen doesn’t lift her foot off the accelerator until the end.” 5 stars, Once Upon a Time Book blog “A satisfyingly chilling read with an explosive ending.” 5 stars, Vikki Patis bestselling author of Girl Lost “I couldn’t stop reading, the pages were being turned at such a speed that I read it overnight! I enjoyed all Karen Clarke’s characters, they were crafted so realistically and they could be almost real.” Sharon Beyond the Books blog “I loved this book! A tense, well paced thriller that had me completely fooled. What I liked about this novel was thinking I was one step ahead of the author the whole way through, only to have my suspicions turned on their head in the final twist.” Lesley Sanderson, bestselling author of I Know You Lied “Palpable tension ramped up another notch with every chapter… There’s no shortage of suspects in this gripping new thriller.” 5 stars, Diane Jeffrey bestselling author of The Guilty MotherShow more
Brought to you by Penguin. In Kingsley Amis's Difficulties With Girls, Jenny Bunn and Patrick Standish have settled into London life with their troubled courtship long behind them. Patrick works in publishing and Jenny teaches sick children in a hospital. They have reached a certain level of maturity, or so they think. It is not long before they realize their respectability will be severely tested by seductive neighbours with a taste for whisky, the sexually confused Ted Valentine, and the literary set of Hampstead. In this funny and provocative study of a young couple growing up, Amis shows us that the difficulty with marriage is that it's so hard to preserve, especially when Patrick and Jenny harbour deep yearnings for a different kind of life. Kingsley Amis's (1922-95) works take a humorous yet highly critical look at British society, especially in the period following the end of World War II. Born in London, Amis explored his disillusionment in novels such as That Uncertain Feeling (1955). His other works include The Green Man (1970), Stanley and the Women (1984), and The Old Devils(1986), which won the Booker Prize. Amis also wrote poetry, criticism, and short stories. © Kingsley Amis 2013 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Twenty year old Jenny Bunn is supernally beautiful and stubbornly chaste, which is why Patrick Standish, an arrogant schoolmaster, wants her so much. This perceptive coming of age novel about a northern girl who moves south, wants to fit in and yet wants to preserve her principles, challenges our assumptions about the battle of the sexes and classes in Britain. It is a story about 'the squalid business of the man and the woman' and 'the most wonderful thing that had ever happened' to Jenny Bunn. Few twentieth century novelists have explored our preoccupation with sex like Kingsley Amis. The results are surprising and often hilarious.Show more
How does the saying go? Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you . . . For Ruth, a new mother recovering from postpartum psychosis, every day is difficult and, after months spent hearing voices in the walls and trusting no one, she’s no longer confident in her own judgement. Neither, it seems, is anyone else. So, when she hears a scream from the local petrol station one night, she initially decides it must be her mind playing tricks again. The police, too, are polite but firm: she must stop calling them every time she thinks she hears something. And her husband is frustrated; he’d hoped Ruth was getting better at last. Ruth can’t quite let it go . . . What if there was a scream? What if it was someone in trouble? Someone who needs Ruth’s help? Exploring the dark and isolating side of motherhood, the question at the heart of Rebecca Whitney's The Hidden Girls is how much you can help someone else when you can’t trust anyone – even yourself . . .Show more
Brought to you by Ladybird. A collection of original audio stories, counting down the days to Christmas! These new stories are especially written for the festive period, excellent listening for when you're decorating the tree, wrapping presents or making the Christmas pudding! This edition is filled with creative and engaging sound effects and is the perfect way to get little listeners excited for Santa's arrival! This audiobook is aimed at children aged 4+, for family listening and learning and development for young minds. Other audiobooks in the Ladybird Audio Original series include Ladybird Stories for Rainy Days, Ladybird Stories for Car Journeys, I'm Ready for Big School, and Ladybird Audio Adventures (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
A mysterious archive. A powerful enemy. And a cunning plan. Danger is part of the day job for a Librarian spy. So Irene’s hoping for a relaxing weekend. However, her jaunt to Guernsey proves no such thing. Instead of retrieving a rare book, she’s almost assassinated, Kai is poisoned and Vale barely escapes with his life. Then the attacks continue in London – targeting those connected with the Fae-dragon peace treaty. Irene knows she must stop the plot before the treaty fails. Or someone dies. But when Irene and friends are trapped underground, in a secret archive, things don’t look so good. Then an old enemy demands vengeance, and a shocking secret is revealed. Can Irene really seize victory from chaos? The Dark Archive is the seventh book in the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. Praise for the series: 'I absolutely loved this' - N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season 'Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one's fool' - Guardian 'Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and dragons – Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!' - Charles Stross, author of the Merchant Princes seriesShow more
‘Forget stars, I’m giving this book hearts, five big full ones! Get ready to be enveloped in a great big hug!’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer A heartwarming novel about rediscovering past loves and remembering that home is where the heart is. It’s the beginning of December, and the town of Port Landon is covered with snow and glowing with festive cheer. Working at the Port diner, Kait Davenport is counting down to Christmas the same way she does every year, serving fruitcake and cinnamon flavored coffee. But when she unexpectedly runs into her high school sweetheart, Branch Sterling, she knows this Christmas is going to be different. The holiday season marks the first anniversary of his beloved Grandma Addie’s passing, and Branch must face the task he has been putting off for so long… It’s time to return to the house he’s inherited – the house he once called home – and make peace with his loss. Branch is determined to lay his painful memories to rest and finally move on. But he has rekindled a fire in Kait’s heart, and when she offers to help him recreate Grandma Addie’s legacy Christmas dinner for the whole town, their hope for a second chance burns bright. Will Kait convince Branch that he belongs in Port Landon, and that their love is just as strong as their Christmas spirit? Fans of Mary Ellen Taylor, Carolyn Brown and Pamela Kelley will love The Winter Berry House! Readers LOVE Caroline Flynn ‘What a wonderful Christmas romance… If you want a little romance in your life I suggest reading it.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘I really didn’t want this one to end, I could have read about Kait, Branch and their friends and family forever!’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘I absolutely love, love, loved this!… This book will suck you in and only release you after the last page…’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘I couldn’t put it down… you will fall in love with this book and everyone in it! You will feel their pain, cry with them and laugh too…This is a fantastic story’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 StarsShow more
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