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  • An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb

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    An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb

    ‘This gripping tale of three women who are suspected in the disappearance of a 9-year-old is a powerful read you won’t want to put down.’ – Pedestrian.tv’An incredible debut full of rich characters and a plot that will keep you guessing. Louise Wolhuter is a writer to watch.’ – J.P. Pomare, author of In The Clearing and The Wrong WomanJessie Else disappeared the summer the Lambs came to Magpie Beach. Not that the two events were connected at all, in reality; only in my own head, in my own world. They marked for me the end of a certain quiet time and the start of a more complicated living.Winifred is a small town full of prejudices and assumptions. Meg and Lily are outsiders who live on its margins at Magpie Beach, where they’ve managed to keep out of each other’s – and everyone else’s – way for years. That is, until Rosemary comes along and draws them into an unlikely friendship. When nine-year-old Jessie Else goes missing, the resident

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  • Bullet Train

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    Bullet Train

    Satoshi looks like an innocent schoolboy but he is really a viciously cunning psychopath. Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to him, and Kimura has tracked him onto the bullet train headed from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard. Nanao, the self-proclaimed ‘unluckiest assassin in the world’, and the deadly partnership of Tangerine and Lemon are also travelling to Morioka. A suitcase full of money leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will get off alive at the last station?

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  • Dark Mode

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    Dark Mode

    Once you’re online, there’s nowhere to hide  Is it paranoia – or is someone watching?   For years, Reagan Carsen has kept her life offline. No socials. No internet presence. No photos. Safe.    Until the day she stumbles on a shocking murder in a Sydney laneway. The victim looks just like her.  Coincidence?    As more murders shake the city and she’s increasingly drawn out from hiding, Reagan is forced to confront her greatest fear.  She’s been found.    A riveting psychological thriller drawn from true events, Dark Mode delves into the terrifying reality of the dark web, and the price we pay for surrendering our privacy one click at a time.PRAISE for Dark Mode LoveReading Book of the Month April 2023 ‘A Hitchcockian chiller with a powerful sense of rampant terror’ – Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time ‘Drawn from real life cases, this brilliantly twisty thriller exposes the grim

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  • Murder in Harrogate

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    Murder in Harrogate

    For one weekend every July, thousands of readers descend on the historic English town of Harrogate, Yorkshire in pursuit of mysteries, mischief and murder. In ‘Murder in Harrogate’, ten of the world’s best known crime and thriller writers come together in honour of the world’s largest festival of crime writing, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. From a locked-room mystery inspired by Agatha Christie’s infamous disappearance at the Old Swan Hotel to a much-loved detective making an appearance at the festival bar, these razor sharp stories are a testament to the festival’s rich history, stretching over two decades.

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  • Murder on Lake Garda

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    Murder on Lake Garda

    On the private island of Castle Fiore – surrounded by the glittering waters of Lake Garda – the illustrious Heywood family gathers begrudgingly for their son Laurence’s wedding to Italian influencer Eva Bianchi. But as the ceremony begins, a blood-curdling scream brings the proceedings to a devastating halt. With the wedding guests trapped as they await the police, old secrets come to light and family rivalries threaten to bubble over. Everyone is desperate to know who the killer is? Can they be found before they strike again?

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  • Our holiday

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    Our holiday

    A gripping new summer thriller from the bestselling author of Our House, full of characters you’ll love to hate and twists you’ll never see coming!

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  • The golden gate

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    The golden gate

    Berkeley, California 1944: A former presidential candidate is assassinated in one of the rooms at the opulent Claremont Hotel. A rich industrialist, Walter Wilkinson could have been targeted by any number of adversaries. But Detective Al Sullivan’s investigation brings up the spectre of another tragedy at the Claremont ten years earlier: the death of seven-year-old Iris Stafford, a member of the wealthy and influential Bainbridge family. Some say she haunts the Claremont still. The many threads of the case keep leading Sullivan back to the three remaining Bainbridge heiresses, now adults: Iris’s sister, Isabella, and her cousins Cassie and Nicole. Determined not to let anything distract him from the truth, Sullivan follows his investigation to its devastating conclusion.

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  • The heiress

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    The heiress

    When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she’s not only North Carolina’s richest woman, she’s also its most notorious. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family’s estate high in the Blue Ridge mountains. In the aftermath of her death, that estate – along with a ten-figure fortune and the demands of being a McTavish – pass to her adopted son, Camden. But to everyone’s surprise, Cam wants little to do with the house or the money – and even less to do with the surviving McTavishes. Instead, he rejects his inheritance, settling into a normal life as an English teacher in Colorado and marrying Jules, a woman just as eager to escape her own messy past. Ten years later, a summons in the wake of his uncle’s death brings Cam and Jules back into the family fold at Ashby House.

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  • The lady vanishes

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    The lady vanishes

    Iris, an English girl holidaying in the Balkans, becomes friendly with Miss Froy, a middle-aged governess. They return to England on the same train, but when Miss Froy disappears, a doctor tries to persuade Iris that Miss Froy never existed.

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  • The man in black and other stories

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    The man in black and other stories

    This bumper collection of short stories by the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, the Detective Harbinder Kaur trilogy and the Brighton Mysteries features characters that readers have come to know and love.

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  • The midnight hour

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    The midnight hour

    Notting Hill, London. One May evening, seventeen-year-old Maggie Parker’s mother walks out of their front door and doesn’t return. With her little brother in tow, desperate to find her mother, Maggie is drawn into a labyrinthine world of antiques and shadowy figures, far from the grand stucco terraces. There she befriends another young person living on their wits. But can he help solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance? Twenty-one years later, in a Parisian apartment, Maggie’s phone rings and her hard-won grown-up life shatters. While in London, the new owner of the Parker’s old Notting Hill house is excavating a basement, unaware of what might lie beneath, and the clock starts ticking on buried secrets.

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  • The running grave

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    The running grave

    Private Detective Cormoran Strike is contacted by a worried father whose son, Will, has gone to join a religious cult in the depths of the Norfolk countryside. The Universal Humanitarian Church is, on the surface, a peaceable organisation that campaigns for a better world. Yet Strike discovers that beneath the surface there are deeply sinister undertones, and unexplained deaths. In order to try to rescue Will, Strike’s business partner Robin Ellacott decides to infiltrate the cult and she travels to Norfolk to live incognito amongst them. But in doing so, she is unprepared for the dangers that await her there or for the toll it will take on her.

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  • The stranger’s companion

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    The stranger’s companion

    October 1933. With a population of 500 souls, isolated Sark has a reputation for being ‘the island where nothing ever happens’. Until, one day, the neatly folded clothes of an unknown man and woman are discovered abandoned at a coastal beauty spot. As the search for the missing couple catches the attention of first the local and then national newspapers, Sark finds itself front page news. When young islander Phyllis Carey returns to Sark from England she throws herself into solving the mystery. As Phyll digs through swirls of gossip in search of the truth she crosses paths with Everard Hyde, a surprise visitor from her past. As press coverage builds to fever pitch, long suppressed secrets from Phyll and Everard’s shared, shadowy history begin to surface.

    SKU: 9781399813150 Category: Tags: ,
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