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I am delighted to be presenting the Bonnier Zaffre adult fiction list for 2019. We have much to look forward to in our third full year of publishing, and much to celebrate. 2019 sees two new novels from global bestseller Wilbur Smith: King of Kings takes us to the brutal heart of the first Abyssinian War, while Tidewater is set during the American War of Independence. In the wake of Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film of her groundbreaking thriller Widows, Queen of Crime Drama Lynda La Plante returns with its sequel Revenge: Widows 2, followed in the autumn by her fifth Jane Tennison thriller, The Dirty Dozen. Sunday Times bestsellers Rory Clements, Harry Sidebottom, David Young and James Swallow all publish new thrillers this year – with settings ranging from Ancient Rome to the Second World War and present-day cyber warfare – as does T M Logan, author of the ebook phenomenon Lies, whose tense novel The Holiday breaks new ground. Deborah O’Connor’s The Dangerous Kind is already picking up astonishing advance quotes and Caz Frear, bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies, returns with Stone Cold Heart. We have a third novel from prizewinning Canadian author Sheena Kamal, and welcome Kate Helm with her superb crime debut The Secrets You Hide. We celebrate our Scandinavian connections, too, with three crime novels, all bestsellers in their native Sweden: Camilla Grebe’s After She’s Gone, Anders de la Motte’s The End of Summer and Doggerland: Deception, the first in Maria Adolfsson’s series set on a fictional island.
Our women’s fiction features new books from the unforgettable Anton du Beke, Irish bestseller Claudia Carroll, Patricia Wilson, Sarah Long, beloved author Rosie Goodwin, who leads our Memory Lane list of saga authors, and celebrated vlogger and now Sunday Times bestselling novelist Louise Pentland. And Vicky Zimmerman joins us with her tender novel The Woman Who Wanted More. This year we publish four special reading group novels. Stacey Halls’ astonishing debut The Familiars is attracting widespread acclaim, while Christy Lefteri’s The Beekeeper of Aleppo has already been dubbed ‘a novel of international significance’. Ayisha Malik’s moving and thoughtprovoking This Green and Pleasant Land publishes in June and in the autumn we have Amanda Mason’s brilliant and frightening ghost story The Wayward Girls. 2018 has, of course, been the year of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which has touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. Many of them have wanted to know more about the woman who saves the life of The Tattooist. Their questions will be answered in Heather Morris’s next book, Cilka’s Story, which follows Cilka from Auschwitz to the Siberian gulags in a story every bit as heart-breaking and full of hope as its predecessor. I hope you are as excited by the 2019 list as we are, and look forward to working with you. Yours sincerely,
Kate Parkin Managing Director of Adult Trade Publishing, Bonnier Books UK
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LYNDA LA PLANTE Can Jane Tennison uncover a serial killer? February, 1979, ‘The Winter of Discontent’. Economic chaos has led to widespread strikes across Britain. Detective Sergeant Jane Tennison has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London’s toughest areas. As the rubbish on the streets begins to pile up, so does the murder count: two bodies in as many days. There are no suspects and the manner of death is different in each case. The only link between the two victims is the location of the bodies, found within a short distance of each other near Rye Lane in Peckham. Three days later another murder occurs in the same area. Jane is under immense pressure to catch the killer before they strike again. Working long hours with little sleep, what she uncovers leaves her doubting her own mind. LYNDA LA PLANTE is the author of twenty-nine international bestsellers and creator of the award-winning TV series Prime Suspect. Her first breakthrough TV series Widows is the basis for Steve McQueen’s major motion picture. Lynda was awarded a CBE for services to Literature, Drama and Charity in 2008.
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‘A rare ring of authenticity’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ‘A fabulous read’ MARTINA COLE
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The Dangerous Kind DEBORAH O’CONNOR
Sometimes the people we trust are the ones we should fear. We all recognise them. The charmers. The liars. The manipulators. Those who have the potential to go that one step too far. And then take another step. Jessamine Gooch makes a living from these people. Each week she broadcasts a radio show looking into the past lives of convicted killers, asking if there was more that could have been done to prevent their terrible crimes. Then one day she is approached by a woman desperate to find her missing friend, Cassie, fearing her abusive husband may have taken that final deadly step. But as Jessamine delves into the months prior to Cassie’s disappearance she fails to realise there is a dark figure closer to home, one that threatens the safety of her own family . . . DEBORAH O’CONNOR is a television producer who has worked on everything from The Big Breakfast to Big Brother. She produced the BAFTA awardwinning poetry documentary Off By Heart and is currently the head of factual development at TV production company, CPL. Born and bred in the North-East of England, she now lives in East London.
‘Searingly relevant . . . a page turner’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER ‘Dark, uncompromising . . . highly recommended’ HOLLY SEDDON
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‘Great concept, silky prose and originality oozing off every page’ EVA DOLAN
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RORY CLEMENTS A race against time to unmask a Nazi spy. In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most powerful and influential figures in the land – but this is no ordinary seduction. She plans to kill him . . . On holiday in France, Professor Tom Wilde finds his brilliant student Marcus Marfield, who disappeared two years earlier to fight in Spain, imprisoned in a camp in the Pyrenees. Wilde secures his release just as German tanks roll into Poland. Meanwhile, a U-boat sinks the liner Athenia in the Atlantic. Many – including Americans – are drowned. The Nazis claim Churchill blew the ship up to blame Germany and lure America into the war. As the various strands of an international conspiracy begin to unwind, Tom Wilde will find himself in great personal danger. For just who is Marcus Marfield? And where does his loyalty lie? RORY CLEMENTS is a Sunday Times bestselling author. His previous novels, the awardwinning John Shakespeare series, are currently in development for TV. Rory lives in Norfolk with his family.
‘Dramatic . . . pacy and assured’ DAILY MAIL ‘Political polarisation, mistrust and simmering violence’ THE TIMES
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‘A standout historical novel and spy thriller’ DAILY EXPRESS
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The Anomaly MICHAEL RUTGER
Not all secrets are meant to be found . . . A group of explorers arrive at the Grand Canyon, led by Nolan Moore, amateur archaeologist and host of The Anomaly Files. Following the trail of a century-old conspiracy, the team hunt for a rumoured cave within the canyon, but no one expects their expedition to be a success. As they discover the cave, events take a dark turn and their adventure quickly descends into a fight for survival, as the cave begins to reveal its true secrets. Secrets that have been buried for a reason . . . MICHAEL RUTGER is a screenwriter whose work has been optioned by major Hollywood studios. He lives in California with his wife and son. HOME: 9781785764011 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99 EXPORT: 9781785766107 A FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99
‘Gripping, exciting, page-turning fun. I suspect Michael Crichton would have been happy to put his name to it’ JOHN CONNOLLY ‘Brilliant. Thrilling, tense, dark, funny. Michael Crichton meets Indiana Jones’ C. J. TUDOR
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The Familiars STACEY HALLS
Fleetwood Shuttleworth is seventeen yearsold, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn’t supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy. Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong. As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the North-West, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye? Only they know the truth. Only they can save each other. STACEY HALLS grew up in Lancashire, as the daughter of market traders. She has always been fascinated by the Pendle witches. She studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire and moved to London aged twenty-one. She was media editor at the Bookseller, books editor at Stylist.co.uk, and has also written for Psychologies, the Independent and Fabulous magazine, where she now works. The Familiars is her first novel. HOME: 9781785766114 • DEMY HARDBACK • £12.99 EXPORT: 9781785766138 • ROYAL TRADE PAPERBACK £12.99 DECEMBER: 9781785766145 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK £7.99
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‘Assured and alluring’ JESSIE BURTON, bestselling author of The Miniaturist ‘An intriguing story about a fascinating period of history and brilliant female characters’ LIBBY PAGE, bestselling author of The Lido ‘Enthralling, spellbinding, terrifying, full of twists and turns, written with heart and style’ KATE WILLIAMS, author of The Storms of War
The most spellbinding debut novel of 2019
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The Old Religion MARTYN WAITES
Welcome to the dark heart of Cornwall. The Cornish village of St Petroc is the sort of place where people come to hide. Tom Killgannon is one such person. When Lila, a seventeen year-old runaway, breaks into Tom’s house, she takes his wallet and his new identity with her. To find her, Tom risks not only giving away his location to the gangs he’s in hiding from, but also becoming a target for whoever is hunting Lila. MARTYN WAITES was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama. He has been nominated for every major British crime fiction award and won the 2014 Grand Prix de Noir Etranger for his novel Born Under Punches. He has enjoyed international success with eight novels written under the name Tania Carver. 9781785764158 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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In her eyes, no one is innocent.
The Secrets You Hide
Georgia Sage has a gift: she can see evil in people. As a courtroom artist she uses her skills to help condemn those who commit terrible crimes. After all, her own brutal past means she knows innocence is even rarer than justice. But when she is drawn back into the trial that defined her career, a case of twisted family betrayal, she realises her own reckless pursuit of justice may have helped the guilty go free. As Georgia gets closer to the truth, something happens that threatens not only her career – but her own sanity . . . KATE HELM was born in Lancashire, and worked as a journalist covering courts and crime, before becoming a BBC reporter and producer. She wrote documentary and drama scripts, including the BBC1 programme: Angel of Death: The Story of Beverly Allitt. Kate Helm is a pseudonym for Kate Harrison, whose non-fiction and novels have sold over 800,000 copies. Kate lives in Brighton. 9781785764745 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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Revenge: Widows 2 LYNDA LA PLANTE
Against all the odds, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off – at the cost of their lives. But though they may be in the money, they’re far from easy street. Shocked by her husband’s betrayal, Dolly discovers Harry Rawlins isn’t dead. He knows where the four women are, and he wants them to pay. And he doesn’t just mean getting his hands on the money. The women can’t keep running. They have to get Harry out of their lives for good. But can they outwit a criminal mastermind who won’t hesitate to kill? Especially when one of them has a plan of her own . . . to kill or be killed. LYNDA LA PLANTE is the author of twenty-nine international bestsellers and creator of the award-winning TV series Prime Suspect. Her first breakthrough TV series Widows is the basis for Steve McQueen’s major motion picture. Lynda was awarded a CBE for services to Literature, Drama and Charity in 2008. HOME: 9781785768286 • ROYAL HARDBACK • £18.99 EXPORT: 9781785768293 ROYAL TRADE PAPERBACK • £12.99 JULY: 9781785768323 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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Dolly, Linda, Shirley and Bella are back. And this time itâ€™s a fight to the finish.
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Your Guilty Secret
She came looking for answers. She found nothing but trouble.
This story is your guilty secret.
When Nora Watts is approached by a man claiming to know her late father, she is thrown into turmoil. Heading to Detroit to try and find some answers about his life there, Nora expects to discover a reason behind her father’s suicide. Instead, she finds more questions than answers. But trouble always follows Nora, and it’s found her in Detroit, a city that is as broken as she is. SHEENA KAMAL holds an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and worked in film and TV. Her research into crime and investigative journalism inspired her debut bestseller Eyes Like Mine. She was one of Kobo’s Emerging Writer prize winners. 9781785764127 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
It All Falls Down
You know Lara King. The top billing of the showbiz pages, you’ve seen her every morning; over breakfast, on your commute to work. You know everything about her; you’ve dissected her life. Her perfect relationship with film-star Matthew Raine; her beautiful six-year old daughter Ava. And so when a terrible incident shatters the family’s carefully constructed façade, a media frenzy ensues. What happens when the perfect woman begins to unravel? When her whole life is really just a lie? One she will do anything she can to stop you from finding out? REBECCA THORNTON is an alumna of the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course. The Exclusives was her widely praised first novel; Your Guilty Secret is her second. 9781785760754 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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A Mother’s Hope ROSIE GOODWIN
Thursday’s child has far to go . . . London, 1912. Flora Butler enjoys her work as a maid for her young mistress, Connie. She can still live close to her family home, visiting her parents and siblings often and helping out when she can, plus she’s recently met a young man who she sees on her days off. When Connie’s father dies suddenly she must move to New York to live with her Aunt and Flora faces a difficult decision. But when her beau lets her down, her mind is soon made up. And so, Flora and Connie head to Southampton to board RMS Titanic . . . ROSIE GOODWIN is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, selling more than a million books. She is the first to be allowed to write sequels to three Catherine Cookson trilogies and was a #2 Sunday Times bestseller with her latest novel A Mother’s Grace. Rosie lives in Nuneaton, the setting for many of her books, with her husband and their beloved dogs. 9781785767586 • ROYAL HARDBACK • £12.99
‘Goodwin excels in writing about the complexity of relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship’ LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
‘An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors’ MARGARET DICKINSON ‘A cracking story . . . a joy’ NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST ‘Rosie writes such heartwarming sagas’ LYN ANDREWS
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After She’s Gone CAMILLA GREBE
As past secrets come to light, how many lives will be changed forever? In a small backwater town in Sweden, a young boy with a dark secret comes across a diary. As a cold case investigation suddenly becomes eerily current, a police investigator mysteriously disappears. What links these seemingly random events? As atrocious acts from the past haunt the present and lives are changed forever, some will struggle to remember – while others struggle to forget . . .
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The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The Ice Beneath Her, described as ‘Scandi-noir at its powerful bleakest’ by the Daily Mail, this is another slice of tense and twisted drama that will chill you to the bone. CAMILLA GREBE was born near Stockholm. She co-founded audiobook publisher Storyside and wrote four celebrated crime novels with her sister, Åsa Träff, the first two of which were nominated for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year. HOME: 9781785764707 • ROYAL HARDBACK • £12.99
‘Deserves to be called a pageturner – I read it in one sitting!’ CECILIA EKBÄCK, author of Wolf Winter
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ANTON DU BEKE
One Enchanted Evening Glitz. Glamour. Scandal. Secrets. Let’s dance . . . London, 1936. Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers smooth away the cares of their rich and powerful guests. But Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear. Nancy Nettleton, a new chambermaid, is finding hotel life a struggle after leaving her small hometown. She soon discovers everyone at the Buckingham – guests and staff alike – has something to hide . . . The storm clouds of war are gathering, and beneath the glitz and glamour of the ballroom lurks an irresistible world of scandal and secrets. ANTON DU BEKE is one of the most instantly recognisable dancers today, best known for his role on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. His debut album reached the Top 20, and his sell-out Dance Tour has been running for over a decade. A household name and all-round entertainer, known as Mr Debonair, Anton brings all the wit, charm and style he’s famous for to this, his debut novel. 9781785764820 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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Mr Peacock’s Possessions LYDIA SYSON
Oceania, 1879. An intrepid family of settlers are determined to make a remote volcanic island their own . . . For two years they have struggled with the harsh reality of surviving in this unforgiving place. At last, a ship appears. The six Pacific Islanders on board have travelled eight hundred miles across the ocean in search of work and new horizons. Hopes are high for all, until a vulnerable boy vanishes. In their search for the lost child, settlers and newcomers together uncover far more than they were looking for. LYDIA SYSON is a Royal Literary Fellow for the Courtauld Institute. She lives in south London with her partner and four children. After an early career as a BBC World Service Radio producer, she turned to writing, often drawing on her family history for inspiration. Read more about Lydia and her books at www.lydiasyson.com or on Twitter: @lydiasyson 9781471403699 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
‘An intelligent, beautifully written story about a dysfunctional family in a sinister paradise’ THE TIMES ‘Lushly written, with immaculate historical detail, it worked for me on many levels’ WOMEN AND HOME
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King of Kings WILBUR SMITH
Cairo, 1888. A beautiful September day. For Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancée, Amber Benbrook, the future is theirs for the taking. But when Penrod’s jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber escapes to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they travel to Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. But Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade . . . Meanwhile Penrod seeks oblivion in Cairo’s opium dens. When he is offered the chance to assess the situation around the Abyssinian border, Penrod leaps into action. With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another – against all the odds? WILBUR SMITH is a worldwide phenomenon with a devoted readership built up over fifty-five years of writing. Born in Central Africa in 1933, Wilbur became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over forty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. 9781785768460 • ROYAL HARDBACK • £20.00
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The long-awaited sequel to Wilbur Smithâ€™s worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun
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DAVID YOUNG A secret State. A dark conspiracy. A terrible crime. A man has been murdered – bound and trapped as a fire burned nearby, slowly suffocating him. But who is he and why was he targeted? As more victims surface, it becomes clear that there is a cold-blooded killer out there. Soon Karin Müller of the German Democratic Republic’s People’s Police, begins to realise that in order to solve these terrible crimes, she will need to delve into the region’s dark past. But are the Stasi really working with her on this case? Or against her? For those who really run this Republic have secrets they would rather remain uncovered. And they will stop at nothing to keep them that way . . . DAVID YOUNG was born near Hull and studied Humanities at Bristol Polytechnic. His debut novel Stasi Child won the CWA Historical Dagger, with the follow-up, Stasi Wolf, longlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year Award. 9781785767142 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
PRAISE FOR DAVID YOUNG: ‘Subtle, intelligent and gripping’ ABIR MUKHERJEE ‘Superb’ MASON CROSS ‘Chilling’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
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MEG KENEALLY Highway robber. Convict.
Jenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. When her fisherman father drowns, she is forced to take to the roads of Cornwall to feed the family, operating as a highway woman until her luck runs out. Transported to Australia, Jenny must tackle new challenges and growing responsibilities. And when famine hits the new colony, Jenny becomes convinced that those she cares about most will not survive. She becomes the leader in a grand plot of escape, but is survival any more certain in a small open boat on an unknown ocean? MEG KENEALLY is co-author with her father Tom Keneally of The Soldier’s Curse and The Unmourned, the first two books in The Monsarrat Series. Fled is her first solo novel. She lives in Sydney. 9781785768811 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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The Lost Ten
HARRY SIDEBOTTOM A desperate rescue attempt behind enemy lines. When Valens, a junior officer in the Roman Army, joins a crack squad of soldiers on a dangerous mission, little does he know what’s in store for him. Tasked with rescuing the young Prince Sasan, who has been imprisoned in the impenetrable Castle of Silence, the troops set out across Mesopotamia and into the mountains south of the Caspian Sea. Deep in hostile territory, inexperienced Valens finds himself in charge. And as one by one his soldiers die or disappear, he begins to suspect that there is a traitor in their midst, and that the rescue is fast becoming a suicide mission . . . HARRY SIDEBOTTOM teaches Ancient History at Oxford University. His career as a novelist began with his Warrior of Rome series, which has sold over half a million copies. HOME: 18/04/2019 • 9781785765605 ROYAL HARDBACK • £12.99 EXPORT: 18/04/2019 • 9781785767890 ROYAL TRADE PAPERBACK • £12.99 OCTOBER: 9781785765612 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
‘Relentless, brutal, brilliant . . .’ BEN KANE ‘Cracking, page-turning stuff’ JAMES SWALLOW
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‘Grabbed me from the start. I loved it’ DONNA LEON
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The Secrets of Primrose Square CLAUDIA CARROLL
There are so many stories hidden behind closed doors. It’s late at night and the rain is pouring on the Dublin streets. A grieving mother stands outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible. She waits . . . Across the street a young woman, who’s running from scandal, has just moved in. Her landlord is absent, but there are already things about him that don’t add up. And a few doors down a widow has just delivered a bombshell to her family. Her life is about to change forever. Welcome to Primrose Square . . . CLAUDIA CARROLL lives in Dublin. She’s the author of fourteen novels, selling more than half a million copies and gracing the bestseller charts regularly; including the Irish number one spot. Four of her books have been optioned for film and TV. Claudia stars in the Dublin-based soap opera Fair City. 9781785767791 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
PRAISE FOR CLAUDIA CARROLL: ‘An emotional roller-coaster . . . Hilarious, effervescent, heart-warming’ IRISH INDEPENDENT ‘Original, poignant and funny . . . [full of] wit and humour’ SHEILA O’FLANAGAN
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‘Funny, smart and thoroughly engaging’ LIZ NUGENT
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Wilde About The Girl LOUISE PENTLAND
Robin Wilde is acing life! After the year from hell, her love life is ticking along nicely and single motherhood is actually quite fun. When a thrilling opportunity at work arises, Robin is excited to show everyone, including herself, what she’s made of. But not everything is running smoothly. Her best friend Lacey is struggling to conceive, and her daughter Lyla is picking up some horrible attitudes at school. Is dear Auntie Kath hiding loneliness under her bubbly, loving manner? And can Robin definitely trust the people around her in her new role? And life is about to throw quite the curve ball at Robin Wilde. She’ll need to make some pretty brave choices if she’s going to stop everything she cares about falling apart . . . LOUISE PENTLAND’s debut novel was an instant Sunday Times number one smash hit in the summer of 2017. She is the award-winning and number one YouTube ‘mummy blogger’, a fashion designer, an author and a UN Global Ambassador for Gender Equality. Wilde About The Girl is Louise’s second novel and is a Sunday Times number two bestseller. HOME: 9781785764646 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99 EXPORT: 9781785769030 A FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99
‘Louise Pentland is such a warm and witty author’ JENNY COLGAN ‘Hilariously funny with depth and emotion, it’s a delightful read’ HEAT MAGAZINE ‘A gorgeous read. Beautifully poignant and touching. I loved it!’ PAIGE TOON
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo CHRISTY LEFTERI
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live happily in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens and they are forced to flee. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all – and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face – they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling. Brought up in London, CHRISTY LEFTERI is the child of Cypriot refugees. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. The Beekeeper of Aleppo was born out of her time working as a volunteer at a Unicef supported refugee centre in Athens.
‘A novel of international significance. Courageous, provocative, haunting. It will open your eyes’ HEATHER MORRIS, bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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MAY In the midst of war, he found love. In the midst of darkness, he found courage. In the midst of tragedy, he found hope. What will you find from his story?
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I’ll Find You
Secrets of Santorini
Emily Jacobs is in hospital for a minor operation. When she wakes in the night, woozy with anaesthetic, she sees a doctor trying to resuscitate the woman in the bed next to her. In the morning, she is told that the bed has been empty all along . . .
Will she uncover the secrets of her past in paradise?
When Emily returns to her job as a nurse, she discovers a bracelet that she believes belonged to the missing woman. Soon, she becomes convinced that her colleagues at the hospital are hiding a terrible secret.
Sent away to convent school at the age of six, Irini McGuire has never really known her archaeologist mother, Bridget, who lives on Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is in coma she knows it is time to return to the island of her birth.
What if she’s wrong? What if her troubled past has affected her more than she knows? But what if she’s right?
Discovering her mother’s notes Irini starts to reveal the dark secrets behind her family’s separation.
LIZ LAWLER is one of fourteen children and spent over twenty years working as a nurse. Don’t Wake Up, Liz’s debut novel, sold over 200,000 copies. I’ll Find You is her second novel.
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All the Wrong Places
‘They’re here. They’re–’
You always know who you’re meeting online . . . don’t you?
The message on Sara Prior’s phone contains the last words she will ever hear from her husband. While the police struggle to uncover any evidence of his murder, it becomes clear that Sara is not the sort of woman to let things lie. Following a clue in her husband’s last phonecall, Sara follows the trail to the house of the last person she’d expect . . . Meanwhile DS Nathan Cody finds himself drawn into the most twisted case of his career. And this time things are about to get very personal. DAVID JACKSON is the bestselling author of Cry Baby and Don’t Make a Sound. His debut novel, Pariah, was Highly Commended in the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Awards. HOME: 9781785765537 ROYAL HARDBACK • £18.99 EXPORT: 9781785765544 ROYAL TRADE PAPERBACK • £12.99
Your Deepest Fear
Turning to online dating, each with their own reasons, four women download an app, hoping to swipe their way to love and happiness. But not everyone is who they seem online. Hidden behind a perfect smile and charming humour, he appears to be the perfect date. But the night he has planned is unlike any other. The clock is ticking, and for one woman, this date might just be her last . . . JOY FIELDING is the author of New York Times bestsellers See Jane Run and The Bad Daughter. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida. EXPORT: 9781785767876 A FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99 HOME: DECEMBER • 9781785767883 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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Courtney’s War WILBUR SMITH
The brand new Courtney series novel, and the much-anticipated sequel to War Cry. Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping one day to have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day. Meanwhile Saffron – recruited by the Special Operations Executive and sent to Occupied Belgium to discover how the Nazis have infiltrated SOE’s network – soon finds herself being hunted by Germany’s most ruthless spymaster. Confronted by evil beyond their worst imaginings, the lovers must each make the hardest choice of all: sacrifice themselves, or do whatever they can to survive, hoping that one day they will be reunited. WILBUR SMITH is a worldwide phenomenon with a devoted readership built up over fifty-five years of writing. Born in Central Africa in 1933, Wilbur became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over forty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide.
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PRAISE FOR WILBUR SMITH: ‘A master storyteller’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘Best historical novelist – I say Wilbur Smith’ STEPHEN KING
The Woman Who Wanted More VICKY ZIMMERMAN
Two lonely women. An unlikely friendship. And one big life lesson: never be ashamed to ask for more . . . When Kate Parker is unceremoniously dumped on the eve of her fortieth birthday she volunteers at Lauderdale House For Exceptional Ladies. There she meets ninety-six yearold Cecily Finn – spiky and sharp as a pin, but resigned to the Imminent End. Having no patience with Kate’s self-pity, Cecily prescribes her a self-help book with a difference – a 1957 cookery manual, featuring menus to handle everything life can throw at ‘the easily dismayed’. So begins an unlikely friendship between two lonely and stubborn souls – one at the end of her life, and one stuck in the middle – who come to show each other that food is for feasting, life is for living and the way to a man’s heart is . . . irrelevant! VICKY ZIMMERMAN worked as a food tester at M&S before leaving to write full-time. She has written for the Guardian, the Observer and women’s magazines, on food, body image and dating. She’s a passionate foodie and, when not writing, spends her days seeking out the perfect brownie and the most beautiful bowl of pasta. The Woman Who Wanted More is inspired by her own grandmother’s 1950s cookery manual.
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Irresistible foodie ‘Up Lit’ with bite – will delight fans of Joanna Cannon, Libby Page and Gail Honeyman
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JAMES SWALLOW Things are about to go viral in Marc Dane’s most dangerous adventure yet . . . Marc and his partner – former US Delta Force sniper Lucy Keyes – are pitted against their most terrifying challenge yet, when a genius bio-researcher with the ability to create a deadly biological weapon is kidnapped by a ruthless terrorist. Their desperate search for the missing scientist takes them across the world, from the desolate wilderness of Iceland to the slums of the Near East and the dark underbelly of a fracturing Europe, where they will discover a shocking atrocity in the making. Backed by shadowy interests, a cadre of hardline ultra-right-wing extremists plan to unleash a lethal virus among the population of a major European city. Only Marc Dane can prevent this devastating attack from taking place – before a whole continent is plunged into terror . . . JAMES SWALLOW is a scriptwriter and veteran author with over 750,000 books currently in print around the world. He was BAFTA-nominated for his writing on the critically acclaimed video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
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‘Unputdownable. A must-read’ WILBUR SMITH on Nomad
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The Holiday T.M. LOGAN
Seven days. Three families. One Killer. It was supposed to be the perfect holiday. Four best friends making the most of a luxurious villa in the south of France. But Kate has a secret: her husband is having an affair. A week away might just be the perfect opportunity to get the proof she needs to catch him in the act. Because she suspects the other woman is one of her best friends. One of them is willing to sacrifice years of friendship to destroy her family. But which one? As Kate closes in on the truth, she realises too late that the stakes are far higher than she ever imagined . . . Because someone in the villa may be prepared to kill to keep their secret hidden. T.M. LOGAN was born in Berkshire to an English father and a German mother. He studied at Queen Mary and Cardiff universities before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently works in communications, in the field of higher education, and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children. 9781785767708 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
PRAISE FOR T.M. LOGAN: ‘Hypnotically readable – with a twist you won’t see coming’ LEE CHILD ‘A tense and gripping thriller’ B.A. PARIS
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This Green and Pleasant Land AYISHA MALIK
Timely, humorous and deeply moving. This is the absolute standout new novel by the acclaimed 2018 Asian Woman of Achievement nominee. Accountant Bilal Hasham and his journalist wife Mariam plod along contentedly in the sleepy, chocolate box English village they’ve lived in for ten years. Then Bilal is summoned to his dying mother’s bedside in Birmingham. Mrs Sakheena Hasham has a final request. Bilal, You must go home to your village, and you must build them a mosque. Mariam is horrified. The villagers are outraged. How can a grieving Bilal choose between his beloved mum’s last wish and everything held dear in the village he calls home? Battle lines are drawn and this traditional little community becomes the colourful canvas on which the most current and fundamental questions of identity, friendship, family and togetherness are played out. What would you be prepared to fight for? AYISHA MALIK is a British Muslim, a lifelong Londoner and a lover of books. Her debut novel Sofia Khan is Not Obliged and its sequel were highly acclaimed and she was a WH Smith Fresh Talent pick in 2016.
PRAISE FOR AYISHA MALIK: ‘Malik is great at making you laugh one minute and breaking your heart the next’ STYLIST ‘Warm, tender, funny’ RED
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‘Malik is undoubtedly making a difference [to the portrayal of relatable Muslim characters in popular culture]’
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The Possession MICHAEL RUTGER
The stunning follow-up to The Anomaly, The Possession is perfect for fans of Michael Crichton and Dan Brown. A team of explorers are drawn to Northern California to investigate mysterious stone walls whose presence has never been explained. Soon they will become drawn into a missing person’s case being investigated nearby – and come to realise that the two are connected in terrifying ways . . . MICHAEL RUTGER is a screenwriter whose work has been optioned by major Hollywood studios. He lives in California with his wife and son. HOME: 9781785767678 ROYAL HARDBACK • £12.99 EXPORT: 9781785767661 ROYAL TRADE PAPERBACK • £12.99
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL RUTGER: ‘Crackles with claustrophobic tension that had me holding my breath. I couldn’t sleep until I’d finished reading, and then I couldn’t sleep just thinking about it’ SARAH PINBOROUGH ‘Brilliant. Thrilling, tense, dark, funny. Michael Crichton meets Indiana Jones’ C. J. TUDOR
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‘Michael Crichton meets Stephen King’ SIMON LELIC
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Stone Cold Heart CAZ FREAR
The truth is never simple. Who would you believe? When Joseph Madden approaches DC Cat Kinsella, he’s looking for her help with his wife, Rosa, who he says has been threatening him, although he refuses to discuss why. Dismissing it as a marriage on the rocks, Cat tells him that there’s not much the police can do. When Joseph is then arrested for the murder of Naomi Petrovic, his defence is that his wife is setting him up. Naomi was at a party attended by the couple and hosted by Rosa’s best friend and sister-in-law, Kirstie Connor. A woman who is described as being ‘close’ to Joseph. Appearing genuinely outraged at her husband’s arrest, Rosa insists that he is innocent, but when key pieces of evidence against Joseph start to look shaky, Cat begins to consider that he might be telling the truth. But why would Rosa frame her husband for murder? And who, then, killed Naomi Petrovic? CAZ FREAR grew up in Coventry and spent her teenage years dreaming of moving to London and writing a novel. After fulfilling her first dream, it wasn’t until she moved back to Coventry thirteen years later that the writing dream finally came true. She has a first-class degree in History & Politics, which she’s put to enormous use over the years by working as a waitress, shop assistant, retail merchandiser and, for the past twelve years, a headhunter.
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PRAISE FOR CAZ FREAR: ‘An astonishingly confident and individual voice’ ANN CLEEVES ‘Brilliant! Unputdownable and great writing’ MARIAN KEYES
Her debut bestseller, Sweet Little Lies, won the WH Smith/Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and to date has sold over 220,000 copies across all editions.
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DAVID BARBAREE A stunning historical thriller of power, intrigue and revenge . . . A.D. 79. Parthia is gripped by civil war. One king vying for the throne, desperate for help, welcomes an alliance from an unlikely source: a man claiming to be Nero, the dethroned Roman emperor. Meanwhile, young Gaius wishes he could spend his summer on the Bay of Naples amongst his books. Instead Pliny, the famous admiral, has sent him to befriend the nephew of Ulpius, the mysterious blind senator from Spain. A man Pliny does not trust. But when a Parthian hostage is nearly killed, days before Parthian emissaries are expected, and as rumours of the False Nero entering the land reaches Rome, Gaius and Pliny race to learn how these events are connected. As the political intrigue comes to a head, something happens that only the mysterious clairvoyant Sybil could have foreseen: Mount Vesuvius erupts, and black ash fills the sky . . . DAVID BARBAREE is a lawyer and a graduate of the Curtis Brown Creative Writing School. His first novel Deposed was longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Debut Crown Award. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter. 9781785763380 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
PRAISE FOR DAVID BARBAREE: ‘Outstanding. An extraordinary recreation of ancient Rome’ BEN KANE ‘Marvellous debut . . . astonishing tale’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
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The Woman in the Photograph STEPHANIE BUTLAND
From the acclaimed author of Lost for Words comes a spellbinding novel to change the way you see the world . . . A pioneering female photographer at the end of her life is forced to confront the image of her best friend’s death. Though one of the most widely celebrated images of the twentieth century, Veronica hasn’t looked at it for thirty years. It ended her career and sent her into self-imposed exile. Now, as it hangs as the centrepiece of a new feminist exhibition, memories begin to stir and troubling facts come to light. Veronica can no longer hide from the truth about that dark time . . . STEPHANIE BUTLAND lives with her family near the sea in the North East of England and writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden. When she’s not writing, she reads, knits, sews, bakes and spins. 9781785768965 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
PRAISE FOR STEPHANIE BUTLAND: ‘Utterly wonderful . . . quirky, heart-warming and emotional . . . loved it!’ LIZ FENWICK ‘Quirky, clever, and unputdownable’ KATIE FFORDE
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‘I was hooked from the start on this emotionally intelligent read’ DAILY MAIL
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A Year in the Château SARAH LONG
La vie en rose begins at 50! When Nicola’s husband, Dominic, retires they decide not to spend their days finding hobbies to fill the time until Countdown is on. Instead, they fulfil their life-long fantasy of moving to France. Reliving their youth and spending their children’s inheritance. Joined by seven of their friends they club together to invest in a château in Normandy. Group dinners, fine wine, beautiful scenery – they’re living the dream! But la vie en rose is harder than it first appears. Is there a reason why only teenagers take gap years? SARAH LONG is a London-based author of three previously published commercial fiction novels and one hilarious memoir about her ten years living in Paris. She is a married mother of three. 9781785764769 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
PRAISE FOR SARAH LONG: ‘Irreverent, witty and emotionally charged . . . Warm, intelligent reading for the autumn nights!’ LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
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The Women of Primrose Square CLAUDIA CARROLL
The number one bestselling author Claudia Carroll returns! The women of Primrose Square know well that friendship will get them through all of life’s joys, heartbreaks and challenges. But every relationship in this close community is tested to breaking point when Frank at number fortytwo comes home to a surprise birthday party, thrown by his wife and adoring little girls. He shocks everyone with a bombshell he’d intended to keep secret till the end of his days. Nothing in Primrose Square will ever be the same . . . CLAUDIA CARROLL lives in Dublin. She’s the author of fourteen novels, selling more than half a million copies and gracing the bestseller charts regularly; including the Irish number one spot. Four of her books have been optioned for film and TV. Claudia stars in the Dublinbased soap opera Fair City. HOME: 9781785767784 ROYAL HARDBACK • £12.99 EXPORT: 9781785767777 ROYAL TRADE PAPERBACK • £12.99
PRAISE FOR CLAUDIA CARROLL: ‘Funny, smart and thoroughly engaging’ LIZ NUGENT ‘An emotional roller-coaster . . . Hilarious, effervescent, heart-warming’ IRISH INDEPENDENT
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‘Original, poignant and funny . . . [full of] wit and humour’ SHEILA O’FLANAGAN
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HUGH MONTGOMERY Not all doctors are heroes . . . the darkest medical thriller since Coma. Renowned surgeon Michael Trenchard locks his office door and prepares for a relaxing evening – Wagner and a fine Scotch. A knock at the door: the person who excites him more than anyone else. But what follows will turn his dreams into a living nightmare . . . for he will be discovered later that night in a locked-in coma, the victim of auto-erotic asphyxiation . . . Can this really be an accident? It is left to Dr Kash Devan, Trenchard’s young protégé, to uncover the truth. What he discovers is chilling: in his ruthless pursuit of wealth and success Trenchard has left a trail of wrecked lives behind him. Which of his victims hated him so much they wanted to ruin not only his reputation, but also his life? HUGH MONTGOMERY is a professor and the director of the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance. A distinguished physician, he is known for his pioneering genetic research. He was a founding member of the UK Climate and Health Council and is an endurance expert, who has run three ultra-marathons, scaled the world’s sixth highest mountain, jumped naked from a plane at 14,000ft and holds the world record for underwater piano playing. 9781785767432 •B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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End of Summer
ANDERS DE LA MOTTE You can always go home. But you can never go back . . . Summer 1983: Four-year-old Billy chases a rabbit in the fields behind his house. But when his mother goes to call him in, Billy has disappeared. Never to be seen again. Today: Veronica is a bereavement counsellor. She’s never fully come to terms with her mother’s suicide after her brother Billy’s disappearance. When a young man walks into her group, he looks familiar and talks about the trauma of his friend’s disappearance in 1983. Could Billy still be alive after all this time? Needing to know the truth, Veronica goes home – to the place where her life started to fall apart. Is she prepared for the answers that wait for her there? ANDERS DE LA MOTTE made his debut in 2010 with Game, the novel which won the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ First Book Award. De la Motte, a former police officer, went on to win another Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for Best Crime Novel of the year with his second series Ultimatum. Published in Sweden in 2016, End of Summer is the first standalone instalment of the bestselling and suspenseful new crime fiction series that has taken Sweden by storm. 9781785768231 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
‘An absorbing crime novel with an atmospheric setting, strong characters, and a suspenseful plot. With End of Summer, Anders de la Motte has proven himself to be one of Sweden’s most talented crime fiction authors’ ERIK AXL SUND ‘An utterly brilliant crime novel! So delicate and perceptive, and at the same time so endlessly thrilling’ KRISTINA OHLSSON
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The Dirty Dozen LYNDA LA PLANTE
The fifth in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison thriller series. April 1980 and Jane is the first female detective to be posted to the Met’s renowned Flying Squad, commonly known as the ‘Sweeney’. Based in East London, they investigate armed robberies. Jane thinks her transfer is on merit and is surprised to discover she is actually part of a short term internal experiment, intended to have a calming influence on a team that likes to dub themselves as the ‘Dirty Dozen’. The squad don’t think a woman is up to dealing with some of London’s most ruthless armed criminals, who think the only good cop is a dead one. Determined to prove she’s as good as any man, Jane discovers from a reliable witness that a gang is planning a robbery involving millions of pounds.
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But she doesn’t know who they are, or where and when they will strike . . . LYNDA LA PLANTE is the author of twentynine international bestsellers and creator of the award-winning TV series Prime Suspect. Her first breakthrough TV series Widows is the basis for Steve McQueen’s major motion picture. Lynda was awarded a CBE for services to Literature, Drama and Charity in 2008.
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Live a Little
Some things should stay in the past . . .
Two sisters. Two different lives. One hell of a ride . . .
When the body of a young woman is found with a nail through her head and a strange symbol drawn in blood next to her, the police are baffled. But as the body count rises, they soon realise they might have a serial killer in their midst.
Lottie and Tina are sisters, but couldn’t be more different – Lottie has always followed the rules, whilst Tina is carefree, wild and maybe just a little bit careless.The only thing they have in common is their love for their older sister, Mia. Mia was the glue that held them together, and without her Lottie and Tina realise how little they know each other. Desperate to remedy this, Tina convinces Lottie to go on a US road trip.
Meanwhile lawyer Charlie Priest is wrapped up in a case disputing an ancient artefact. As links appear between Priest’s case and the murder victims, it soon becomes clear that someone is determined to keep their secret, whatever the cost. Before turning his hand to writing, JAMES HAZEL was a lawyer. He has a keen interest in criminology and a passion for crime thrillers, indie music and all things retro. 19/09/2019 • 9781785768019 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
Two feuding sisters, one little car and the open road, what could possibly go wrong? MADELEINE REISS was born in Athens. She has worked in an agency for street performers and comedians and as a journalist and publicist. She has two sons and lives in Cambridge. 05/09/2019 • 9781785770920 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
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The Wayward Girls AMANDA MASON
What is hidden, must be revealed . . . Summer 1976. Loo and her sister Bee live in a run-down cottage in the middle of nowhere. Their mother, Cathy, had hoped to escape to a simpler life; instead the family find themselves isolated and shunned by their neighbours. When strange, unexplained occurrences in the house begin to disturb their every waking moment, the family gain even more notoriety. Then a group of strangers arrives, fascinated by the mysterious goings on, and becomes increasingly entwined with this eccentric family. But what is really happening here? And why does so much of the activity seem to centre around Bee and Loo? The present day. Loo, now Lucy, is called back to the area after her increasingly frail mother takes a fall venturing outside her nursing home. Meanwhile a new group of strangers arrives at the house, each with their own agenda. Can they discover the truth about what happened there all those years ago – and before it’s too late?
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AMANDA MASON was born and brought up in Whitby, North Yorkshire. She studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts, where she began writing by devising and directing plays. After a few years of earning a very irregular living, she became a teacher and has worked in the UK, Italy, Spain, and Germany. She lives in York and has given up teaching for writing. The Wayward Girls, her debut novel, was longlisted for the Deborah Rogers prize.
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WILBUR SMITH The brand new Courtney novel. 1770s. Fort Auspice, Nativity Bay, on the east coast of Africa. Rob Courtney has always dreamed of going to sea and so he stows away on a ship bound for England. In London, Rob falls in with a group of fastliving men who persuade him to invest in a speculative scheme. When it collapses, Rob is thrown into a debtor’s prison. Desperate, when a navy recruiting party comes to the prison offering the chance of release, Rob enlists. He joins HMS Gorgon, as it prepares to cross the Atlantic and take on the rebellious American colonists. Meanwhile, in America, Theo Courtney’s two sons are coming of age. Cal is an ardent American patriot, while Theo feels a strong tie to England. When Cal sees his younger brother killed in a fierce battle with the British troops, he vows he will avenge his death by driving the British out of America – once and for all . . . WILBUR SMITH is a worldwide phenomenon. His readership has built up over fifty-five years of writing. Born in Central Africa in 1933, Wilbur became a full-time writer in 1964 following the success of When the Lion Feeds, and has since published over forty global bestsellers, including the Courtney Series, the Ballantyne Series, the Egyptian Series, the Hector Cross Series and many standalone novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide.
PRAISE FOR WILBUR SMITH: ‘Wilbur Smith . . . writes as forcefully as his tough characters act’ EVENING STANDARD ‘No one does adventure quite like Wilbur Smith’ DAILY MAIL
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The People You Know
For readers of Wilbur Smith, Jeffrey Archer and Bryce Courtenay.
What if a prank becomes murder?
When Freya arrives at her dream job with the city’s hottest start-up, she can’t wait to begin a new and exciting life, including seeing her colleague Jay.
1853, Victoria, Australia. Five bushrangers raid a small homestead. When they ride away, nineteen-year-old Toby O’Rourke’s life is changed forever. His parents lay dead at his However, Nicole, Jay’s ex and a fellow feet and his brother Patrick is badly wounded. employee, seems intent on making her life a misery. After a big deadline, Freya Forced into adulthood, Toby and his brother snaps and tells Jay about the bullying and will seek to restore the family fortunes and together they concoct a revenge prank. outwit not only the rich businessman who conspired to rob them of their birth right, but the men who murdered their parents . . .
The next morning, Nicole is found dead in her apartment . . .
BILL SWIGGS was born, brought up and lives in Australia. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force before becoming a police officer, and now works as a firefighter for a defence contractor. Bill divides his time between working, writing, flying and his grandchildren.
AMY HEYDENRYCH is a writer and book blogger based in South Africa. She has been shortlisted twice for the acclaimed Miles Morland African Writing Scholarship.
Blood in the Dust
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Moonlight over Mayfair ANTON DU BEKE
All-round entertainer Anton Du Beke returns with his second novel set in the exclusive Buckingham Hotel. With a new King on the throne tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Not yet recovered from the Great Depression there’s talk of another war coming. Demonstrator dancer Raymond de Guise must hide his own views and put on a show for the rich and powerful guests of the Buckingham. But a lot can happen on the dancefloor – whispered conversations, secret relationships, clandestine messages passed – and Raymond soon finds himself in a position of both power and danger. Raymond knows that keeping his budding relationship with chambermaid Nancy secret is now more important than ever. Nancy is finally feeling settled and at home in the Buckingham but has dreams of achieving so much more. What is she willing to risk to realise her dreams? ANTON DU BEKE is one of the most instantly recognisable Ballroom dancers today, best known for his role in Strictly Come Dancing and has 207k Twitter followers. Known as Mr Debonair, Anton brings all the wit, charm and style he’s famous for to his second novel. HOME: 17/10/2019 • 9781785767838 ROYAL HARDBACK • £20.00 EXPORT: 17/10/2019 • 9781785767821 ROYAL TRADE PAPERBACK • £12.99
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In a house of ghosts, the living await their certain fate . . . As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his sons who were lost in the conflict. It gradually becomes clear that each guest has something they would rather keep hidden. Soon one of their number will die.
MARIA ADOLFSSON Ann Cleeves meets Håkan Nesser in this nordic noir debut. When DI Karen Eiken Hornby wakes up beside her boss, Jounas Smeed, it’s only the beginning of her problems. Her day gets a lot worse when a woman is found brutally murdered in her own kitchen. The victim – Jounas’ ex-wife, Susanne.
For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . .
Karen is put in charge of the case, and finding no obvious motive, she must dig deep into Doggerland’s history to solve it. What she finds is that the layers of deception run deep, even on a small island . . .
W. C. RYAN wrote The Constant Soldier and the Korolev series. His books have been shortlisted for numerous awards and have been translated into many languages.
MARIA ADOLFSSON grew up in the Swedish archipelago and now lives in Stockholm. She is currently writing the second book in the Doggerland series.
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A House of Ghosts
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In an age of treachery, everyone must pick a side . . .
In the theatre of war there can only be one victor . . .
Newly returned from years of secret work in Paris, Lieutenant Holcroft Blood, a brilliant but unusual gunnery officer in His Majesty’s Ordnance, must now face King James II’s enemies on the gore-drenched battlefields of the British Isles.
1690. On the banks of the River Boyne in Ireland, rival monarchs William of Orange and James Stuart meet in bloody conflict, and Lieutenant Holcroft Blood must face his personal enemies and those of his sovereign. And triumph over both if he hopes to survive.
But after the victory at Sedgemoor, many powerful men have grown tired of Catholic James’s brutal, autocratic rule and seek to invite William, the Protestant Prince of Orange, to seize the thrones of the Three Kingdoms. While revolution brews in the gentlemen’s clubs of London, Holcroft discovers that a sinister French agent has followed him across the Channel and intends to murder him. Worse, Holcroft must decide whether to join the conspirators and support Dutch William’s invasion – or remain loyal to his unpopular king.
Failure will lead to certain death . . . ANGUS DONALD was a journalist for over twenty years and is the bestselling author of the Outlaw Chronicles. The Blood Trilogy mixes historical fact and people as it explores the lives of Colonel Thomas Blood and his son, Holcroft. 28/11/2019 • 9781785767456 ROYAL HARDBACK • £20.00
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HEATHER MORRIS The follow-up to the international number one bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the astonishing story of one of its most memorable characters. Her beauty saved her life – and condemned her . . . Cilka is sixteen years-old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator, and sent to Siberia. But what choice had she had? Where do the lines of morality and dignity lie if you are imprisoned in such a place, and still essentially a child? Entering the Gulag, women are stripped and made to wait, naked, in the snow. When Cilka’s turn comes, she is roughly searched. And once again, a guard looks at her too long. How can she be back in the situation she was in before? This time, her long hair – all the hair on her body – is shaved off. But what Cilka cannot imagine in the midst of such darkness, this terror beyond terror, are the endless resources she will find within herself.
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Born in New Zealand, HEATHER MORRIS lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In 2003, she met Lale Sokolov, a meeting that changed both their lives. As their friendship grew, he entrusted her with the task of telling the world the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust.
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Memory Lane engages those many thousands of readers who delight in the heart-warming and often courageous stories of ordinary womenâ€™s lives throughout the years. Readers sign up to receive seasonal newsletters full of lifestyle features, exclusive sneak peeks at future publications, puzzles, giveaways and much more! Plus extra bonus emails when their favourite authors publish new titles. This is a chance for readers to share memories, photographs, recipes and stories from their own familiesâ€™ history and discover the very best of saga writing from authors old and new.
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ROSIE GOODWIN The Blessed Child Wednesday’s child is full of woe . . . Warwickshire, 1865 Nessie Carson will do anything to keep her family together after her mother is killed, her father abandons them and they are evicted from their cosy little Nuneaton home. She and her brothers and sisters take on jobs as live-in assistants to a local undertaker. Nessie is soon entwined in the fortunes of her employer, Andre, who is forced to live a lie, and the local doctor – someone she’s attracted to but can never have. But even in the darkest of times, and saddest of places, when you’re as spirited as Nessie Carson, there is light, love and the promise of happiness if you’re only brave enough to search for it . . . 07/05/2019 • 9781785762420 • B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £7.99
A Precious Gift Friday’s Child is loving and giving . . . ROSIE GOODWIN is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty bestselling novels, selling more than a million books. She is the first to be allowed to write sequels to three Catherine Cookson trilogies and was a #2 Sunday Times bestseller with her latest novel A Mother’s Grace. Rosie lives in Nuneaton, the setting for many of her books, with her husband and their beloved dogs.
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‘The new Catherine Cookson’ COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH
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The Daughters of Ironbridge
The ForgetMe-Not Girl
Together, can they overcome hardship, poverty and disaster?
When her family is torn apart, can she find her place in the world?
Anny Woodvine’s family has always worked at the ironworks. The brightest child in her road, Anny has big dreams. The moment she’s asked to run messages to the big house, she’s ready to grab the opportunity. Margaret King, only daughter of the King family, is surrounded by privilege and wealth. But behind closed doors all is not what it seems. When Anny arrives, Margaret finds her first ally and friend. Together they plan to change their lives . . . MOLLIE WALTON has always been fascinated by history and on a trip to Shropshire found the inspiration for what became her debut saga novel The Daughters of Ironbridge. She’s currently at work on the second book in the series. 18/04/2019 • 9781785767630 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99
For young Emma life in the Norfolk countryside seems idyllic, but little does she know things are about to change. Soon she finds her family split. Her siblings are sent to the workhouse, whilst Emma takes a job as a cook in a wealthy London household. Then she meets a dashing young fireman, they marry and as their family grows, so does her happiness. Until tragedy strikes. Will Emma turn her life around once again? And can she find her happily ever after? SHEILA NEWBERRY was born in Suffolk and spent a lot of time there both before and during the war. She and her husband John have nine children, twenty-two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 30/05/2019 • 9781785765391 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99
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A Woman’s War (Home Fires 2)
All they want for Christmas is a new home.
The women of Great Paxford must fight harder then ever to persevere.
Number five Kitchener Avenue heralds the start of a new life for the Hope family. For pregnant Miriam it is a warm, safe environment to bring up her child. For her sister, fourteen-year-old Barbara, it means independence . . . and boys. And for Fred it means the security he craves for his young family. But World War II is round the corner, and this new life can’t last. Soon the family are split up. Bar, wanting to do her bit for the war effort, joins the ATS, while Miriam and her children are evacuated to the countryside and away from her husband. As the country is thrown into turmoil, can the Hope family come back together and find the happiness they crave? 14/11/2019 • 9781785761898 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99
The Hope Family Christmas
Pat thought she’d found true happiness, but now finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew. Laura has a chance at a bright future if she can find the courage to fight for it. Teresa has a picture-perfect life, but a new guest could destroy everything. However, for Steph Farrow, it’s not the threat of what’s to come, it’s what she’s done that haunts her . . . S. BLOCK, the creator and writer behind the Home Fires TV series watched by over six million viewers, is a BAFTA award-winning writer. He’s worked on TV shows such as New Tricks, Lewis, Hotel Babylon and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 14/11/2019 • 9781785764295 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99
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The Orphans of Bell Lane RUTHIE LEWIS
Since they were children in the workhouse, it has always been Grace and Rosa against the world. But when Grace is suddenly faced with a world without Rosa, she finds herself walking away from everything she has built to protect the children Rosa has left behind. Back in the gang-ruled streets of South London, Grace is determined to build a better future for herself, and for the children of Bell Lane, no matter what the cost . . . RUTHIE LEWIS is the pseudonym of Marilyn Livingstone and Morgen Witzel, a collaborative Anglo-Canadian husbandand-wife team of writers and historians who live in Devon and do as much of their writing as possible on the beach or on the moors. Between them they have written over twenty non-fiction and academic titles.
A Family’s Fate
ELIZABETH WOODCRAFT The ties of family and friendship are tested when two sisters fall in love with the same man. But their life goes from bad to worse when a stroke of luck brings unexpected consequences that threaten to tear them apart. Can their family survive? ELIZABETH WOODCRAFT grew up a mod on an Essex housing estate. She worked for the National Women’s Aid Federation before being called to the bar, where she represented Greenham Common Peace Protesters, Anti-Apartheid demonstrators and Clause 28 activists. Now she is a fulltime writer. 22/08/2019 • 9781785767852 B FORMAT PAPERBACK • £6.99
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