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The second book from J A Andrews, author of Mummy's Boy. The only thing she was guilty of was trusting him... All Jenny Clifton ever wanted was to be the ideal wife and mother. When she married Michael in a fairytale wedding, followed by the birth of baby Daniel, her life was complete. Yet just three years later, the shine has faded. Now, money is tight, and the occasional argument has become daily screaming matches between Jenny and Michael. Something needs to change... and it does, when Michael is killed in a brutal hit and run, breathing his last with a stranger holding his hand. Lonely and distraught, Jenny strikes up an unlikely friendship with the witness to the accident, clinging to the connection with the man who watched Michael die. But as she uncovers the secrets that her husband was keeping, Jenny realises that her perfect life may have been a perfect lie - and worse, that her new friend may be harbouring dangerous secrets of his own... A gripping, twisty psychological thriller packed with suspense and a jaw-dropping ending. Fans of T.M. Logan, C.L. Taylor and K.L. Slater won't be able to put this one down. - JA Andrews is the author of gripping twisty psychological thrillers, Mummy's Boy (2020) and You Let Him In (2020). As well as writing fiction, JA Andrews enjoys reading a mix of genres, watching various reality TV and spending time with family and friends. He is a member of the Crime Writers Association.Show more
Join Tom on an incredible treasure hunt through time and battle history's mightiest warriors. The third book in a new time-travelling series - perfect for fans of Beast Quest.When ten-year-old Tom accidentally smashes a statue in a museum he releases Isis, a young Egyptian mummy who has been imprisoned for thousands of years. To break an ancient curse, the duo must travel back in time to find six hidden amulets - battling Gladiators, Knights, Greeks, Vikings, Pirates and Egyptian Warriors!On their third journey, Tom and Isis set sail in the freezing cold on a Viking longboat. Will they succeed in their treasure hunt before the terrifying Vikings begin their next raid?FREE collectable Gaming Cards and fascinating facts with every book!Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. THE UNFORGETTABLE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF SATURDAYS AT NOON Noah and Kate were meant to be together forever. Married with two gorgeous sons, it looked like they'd got their happy ever after. But marriage isn't easy. And one day, Kate left, taking their two boys with her. These days, Noah is a weekend dad - and it breaks his heart. He misses the chaotic meal-times, the bedtime stories, the early mornings and the late homework. Suddenly, he decides enough is enough - he has to win his family back. Starting with Kate. The only problem? In six weeks' time, Kate is getting married to someone else... Praise for Rachel Marks: 'Wonderful . . . compassionate and unpredictable' Graeme Simsion on Saturdays at Noon 'I loved this original, at times painful but truly thought-provoking book. A triumph' Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde 'Oh how I loved this book [...] complex, imperfect, totally loveable and completely unforgettable' Clare Pooley 'Sometimes a book comes along and really does make you think... This engaging read is both heart-breaking and full of hope' Woman & Home 'Clever and engaging read. Heartbreaking and hopeful, this book is a keeper' Woman's Weekly © Rachel Marks 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Tony Law, the award-winning comedian and actor who is best known for his surreal stand-up routines and flights of fancy. This definitive recording includes an introduction by David Coward, read by Oliver Hembrough. In this thrilling adventure tale, three men embark on an epic journey under the sea with the mysterious Captain Nemo aboard his submarine, the Nautilus. Over the course of their fantastical voyage, they encounter the lost city of Atlantis, the South Pole and the corals of the Red Sea, and must battle countless adversaries, both human and monstrous. This new version by acclaimed translator David Coward brings Verne's novel vividly to life for a new generation of readers. (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. The new Black Mirror-esque thriller from the author of the word-of-mouth sensation THE ONE - soon to be a Netflix original series. Five strangers guard our secrets. Only four can be trusted... In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into - so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders - the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country's most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads. Together, the five know every secret - the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. In return, they're given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew. But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they'll do anything to protect... 'Marrs is brilliant at twists and for the addicts of adrenaline-fuelled twisty rides' PETER JAMES 'One of the most exciting, original thriller writers out there. I never miss one of his books' SIMON KERNICK ©John Marrs 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone crazy. But the animals have something to say. And they need him. The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived. A wise stag needs Kester's help, and together they must embark on a great journey, joined along the way by an overenthusiastic wolf cub, amilitary-trained cockroach, a mouse with a ritual for everything, and a stubborn girl named Polly. The animals saved Kester Jaynes. But can Kester save the animals?Show 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
On the morning after Boat Race Day, a man's body is found in a nature reserve beside the Thames. He has been viciously stabbed, his tongue cut out, and an Oxford college scarf stuffed in his mouth. The body is identified as that of Nick Bellamy, last seen at the charity quiz organised by his Oxford contemporary, the popular newsreader Melissa Matthews. Enter DI Garibaldi, whose first task is to look into Bellamy's contemporaries from Balfour College. In particular, the surprise 'final round' of questions at this year's charity quiz in which guests were invited to guess whether allegations about Melissa Matthews and her Oxford friends are true. These allegations range from plagiarism and shoplifting to sextortion and murder..Show more
An addictive novel about contemporary parenthood and modern family life. 'A beautiful study of familial need and mess...insightful till it hurts.' Nikita Lalwani 'Bold and remarkable...full of heart and compassion.' Dinaw Mengestu A grandfather returns home from abroad to visit his adult children. The son is a failure. The daughter is having a baby with the wrong man. Only the grandfather, the proud patriarch, is perfect - at least, according to himself. Over the course of ten intense days, the relationships of this chaotic and entirely normal family unfold and painful memories resurface. Something has to give. But the son is duty-bound to his father through an arrangement they call 'the father clause'. Can it be renegotiated, or will it bind everyone to the past forever? In The Family Clause, multi-award-winning writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri has created a tender, funny and bruising novel about what it means to be a good parent, the difficulty of understanding those closest to us, and how it sometimes takes courage just to stick around. An ode to families, their dynamics, their boundaries and their silences, in all their messy glory, it reveals one of the real challenges in life: how to stop your family defining your destiny.Show more
Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. And soon Kester realizes: he is the only one who can stop them. Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too? The sequel to Piers Torday's The Last Wild takes the adventure from country to city, with all of the first book's excitement, humor, and heart.Show more
A gorgeously romantic novel you will fall in love with and tell all your friends about! One love. Two people. Twenty Years. From the moment their eyes met across the room at a house party, Erin and Dom were meant to be. If only it could be so simple. Over the years, the highs and lows of life conspire to keep them apart. But a notebook can bring them together. On the blank pages of their love story, they write down everything they can't always say - the secrets, the hopes and the love. Falling in love is easy but staying in love is where the story begins... Readers are falling in love with The Book of Love 'A beautiful, heart wrenching love story' Sinead Moriarty 'Tender and wise' Liz Nugent 'Utterly beautiful' Claudia Carroll 'My book of the year' Claire Allan 'You'll cry. You'll wonder. I loved it mightily' Anna McPartlin 'Beautifully written, Kearney skillfully unravels the complexities of an epic love story, with drama and emotion packed into every page' Carmel Harrington 'Life, loss, love and hope - a story to steal your heart and stir your soul. Gorgeous!' Miranda Dickinson 'Open this book only if you are prepared to forever leave a piece of your heart between its pages' Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton 'A gorgeous emotional read that had me in tears...read it to believe in the power of love' Liz Fenwick 'An absolutely wonderful story of life, love and loss. A genuine heartfelt book of love' Mel Sherratt 'Incredibly moving' Susan Lewis 'A book that I will not forget for a very long time. I adored it' Louise BeechShow more
"Ross Poldark is a heartwarming, gripping, and utterly entertaining saga that brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters and one of the greatest love stories of our age. Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions… Thus begins an intricately plotted story spanning loves, lives, and generations. The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham, who evoked the period and people like only he could, and created a world of rich and poor, loss and love, that listeners will not soon forget.Show more
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