June 2016 (11)

A Boy Made of Blocks - Keith Stuart (pub. Little, Brown)

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Meet thirtysomething dad, Alex He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself. Meet eight-year-old Sam Beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can't […]

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Confidence - Rowland Manthorpe and Kirstin Smith (pub. Bloomsbury)

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The nineteenth-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said that whatever does not kill us makes us stronger. Nietzsche was obviously never forced to down an entire jar of stilton by a six-foot, fifteen-stone rugby player... Ellie Taber's final year at university is hurtling to a close at alarming […]

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Saturday Requiem - Nicci French (pub. Michael Joseph - Penguin Random House)

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Thirteen years ago eighteen year old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family. It was an open and shut case and Hannah's been incarcerated in a secure hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment of her she […]

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Thirst - Benjamin Warner (pub. Bloomsbury)

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On a searing summer Friday, Eddie Chapman has been stuck for hours in a traffic jam. There are accidents along the highway, but ambulances and police are conspicuously absent. When he decides to abandon his car and run home, he sees that the trees along the edge of a stream have been burnt, and the […]

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Nothing on Earth - Conor O'Callaghan (pub. Doubleday Ireland, Transworld)

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It was a time when nobody called. Early evening, the hottest August in living memory. A frightened girl bangs on a door. A man answers. From the moment he invites her in, his world will never be the same again. She tells him about her family, and their strange life in the show home of an abandoned […]

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I Found You - Lisa Jewell (pub. Cornerstone, Random House)

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East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement she invites him in to her home. Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new […]

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In Her Wake - Amanda Jennings (pub. Orenda Books)

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A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella's comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where hidden truths, past betrayals and a […]

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The Sudden Appearance of Hope - Claire North (pub. Orbit)

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My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you […]

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Daisy In Chains - Sharon Bolton (pub. Bantam Press - Transworld)

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Famous killers have fan clubs Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic, and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent, and that he's the […]

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The Missing Hours - Emma Kavanagh (pub. Century - Random House)

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A woman disappears One moment, Selena Cole is in the playground with her children and the next, she has vanished without a trace. A woman returns Twenty hours later, Selena is found safe and well, but with no memory of where she has been. What took place in those missing hours, and are they linked […]

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Bone By Bone - Sanjida Kay (pub. Corvus)

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Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl. In the heat of the moment, Laura […]

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