Latest Read | 31 Jan 2018 | January 2018

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Perfect Death - Helen Fields (pub. Avon)

Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late. But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task… To say I have been looking […]

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The Marriage Pact - Michelle Richmond (pub. Michael Joseph)

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Would you stake your life on your marriage? Newlyweds Jake and Alice are offered a mysterious wedding gift - membership of a club which promises its couples will never divorce. Signing The Pact seems the start to a perfect marriage. Until one of them breaks the rules. The marriage of their dreams […]

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Exquisite - Sarah Stovell (pub. Orenda)

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Bo Luxton has it all - a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. When they meet at a writers' retreat, the […]

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Find Me - J. S. Monroe (pub. Head of Zeus)

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Five years ago, Rosa walked to Cromer pier in the dead of night. She looked into the dark swirling water below, and she jumped. She was a brilliant young Cambridge student who had just lost her father. Her death was tragic, but not unexpected. Was that what really happened? The coroner says it was. […]

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The Break - Marian Keyes (pub. Michael Joseph)

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'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.' 'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in […]

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The Friend - Dorothy Koomson (pub. Cornerstone)

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After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school – the same school where […]

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Nothing Stays Buried - P.J. Tracy (pub. Michael Joseph)

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Nothing Stays Buried is the eighth book in P.J. Tracy's addictive and internationally bestselling Monkeewrench series There's a search for a missing girl, and another for a serial killer: death holds all the cards . . . When Marla Gustafson vanishes on her way to her father's farm, her car left […]

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I Know Where She Is - S.B Caves (Canelo)

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On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn's abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke. But the stranger […]

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The Art of Hiding - Amanda Prowse (pub. Lake Union )

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Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels. Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain […]

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Here and Gone - Haylen Beck (pub. Harville Secker)

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Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She’s taken the family car and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start. Audra keeps to the country roads to avoid attention and finds herself on an empty road in Arizona, far from home. She's […]

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Last Seen Alive - Claire Douglas (pub. Michael Joseph, Penguin)

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THE HERO Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And Horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive. THE SWAP Which Is why […]

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Two Nights - Kathy Reichs (pub.

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Meet Sunnie Night a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct . . . Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the […]

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The Scandal - Fredrik Backman (pub. Michael Joseph)

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'Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.' Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is […]

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Perfect Prey - Helen Fields (pub. Avon)

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In the midst of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker. The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woollen scarf. DI […]

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After I've Gone - Linda Green (pub. Quercus)

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YOU HAVE 18 MONTHS LEFT TO LIVE . . . On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left […]

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Each Little Lie - Tom Bale (pub. Bookoture)

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Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control… When she is arrested for a crime she […]

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Don't Close Your Eyes - Holly Seddon (pub. Corvus)

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Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another. Now, in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days […]

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Sweet Little Lies - Caz Frear (pub. Zaffre)

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WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW: In 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared and Dad knew something about it? Maryanne Doyle was never seen again. WHAT I ACTUALLY KNOW: In 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad's pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne […]

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Last Seen - Lucy Clarke (pub. Harper Collins)

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Two boys missing. A seaside community with a dark secret at its heart… Two little boys go missing out at sea – and only one is brought to shore. For the boys’ mothers, best friends Sarah and Isla, the tragedy splinters a friendship. And The Sandbank – once an idyllic seaside haven – becomes a place […]

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The Upstairs Room - Kate Murray-Browne (pub. Picador)

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Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and becomes convinced it is […]

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