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A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages. Wanted. Where? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems! Who? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends. What you'll get? Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams. Please note: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life… Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008321765• Author: Sue Moorcroft• Publisher: Avon• Format: Paperback• Pages: 400• Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm

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Eva Patterson's life is forever altered by the devastating discovery of her mother, Flora, dead in the bath leaving only a note: 'Forgive Me'. Until Flora's suicide, Eva's world had been secure - but overnight everything changes. For when Flora leaves Eva a London artist's studio in her will, she finds her mother had a secret past. In the studio's attic are Flora's paintings and diaries, and Eva learns her mother was a popular artist in the swinging sixties. Eva's hunt for answers uncovers clues to a shocking crime which led Flora to hide her past. But will discovering the truth destroy Eva's belief in everything she holds dear? And will this journey lead her and those she loves into danger? From the author of international bestseller, Stolen, Forgive Me is an intense and gripping story of love and forgiveness. This paperback book has 496 pages and measures: 18 x 11 x 3cm

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Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787474413 • Author: Beth O'Leary • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4cm

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Lizzie James is happy. She has a steady office job (with a steady stream of snacks), has had the same best friend since school, and she sees her family every Thursday night for take-away and trashy TV. Lizzie likes her uncomplicated life. Then a letter arrives one day from her first love, Roman. A letter dated the day he disappeared, 12 years before. As Lizzie uncovers the secrets of the letter, she discovers what really happened the year her life fell apart - and all avenues lead back to Roman. Lizzie James thought she was happy, or somewhere close to happy, at least. Now she's not so sure. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409184164 • Author: Lia Louis • Publisher: Trapeze • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4cm

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YOUR PHONE RINGS. A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD. TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD. YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM'S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD. IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN: YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED. VICTIM. SURVIVOR. ABDUCTOR. CRIMINAL. YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE. YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN 'A heart-stopping roller coaster' DAILY MAIL 'The book everyone is talking about' MIRROR 'A blazing, full-tilt thriller that entirely justifies the hype' GUARDIAN Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409189602 • Author: Adrian McKinty • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 397 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7cm

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Sophie Williams has the perfect career and it's all she needs to shut herself off from the rest of the world, and more importantly, the secrets of her past. Samuel McLaughlin is an open book. He lives for the present and life for him is his big Irish family and his friends. Against all expectation, Samuel breaks down the walls of Sophie's ordered world and they spend the perfect week together, but when Sophie discovers the terrible truth, she is forced to leave. But as Samuel begins searching for Sophie, a life-changing event alters how he sees life forever. And with each passing week, Sophie seems further and further from his reach. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472265029 • Author: Emma Cooper • Publisher: Headline • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.4cm

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Agatha goes digging where she shouldn't... Agatha is taken aback when she finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbour, James Lacey. The beautiful Mary Fortune is superior in every way, especially when it comes to gardening - and with Carsely Garden Open Day looming, Agatha feels this deficiency acutely. So when Mary is discovered murdered, buried upside down in a pot, Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt on the hapless victim. But Agatha has an awkward secret too... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472120946 • Author: Agatha Raisin • Publisher: Little Brown Book • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2cm

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Everyone that meets Kat Keating is mesmerised. Beautiful, smart and charming, she is everything a good girl should be. Her sister Eleanor, on the other hand, knows she can't compete with Kat. On the awkward side of tall, clever enough to be bullied, and full of the responsibilities only an older sibling can understand, Eleanor grows up knowing she’s not a good girl. This is the story of the Keating sisters - through a childhood fraught with secrets, adolescent rivalries, and on into adulthood with all its complexities and misunderstandings.   Until a terrible truth brings the sisters crashing together and finally Eleanor begins to uncover just how good Kat really was. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838898335 • Author: Amanda Brookfield • Publisher: Boldwood Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 362 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1cm

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The boy was born and raised on the Main Line. But he vanished on Philadelphia's mean streets - last seen in a down-town cheater's hotel. For sports agent Myron Bolitar, his client, superstar Linda Coldren, comes first, and that means unravelling the mystery of her son's kidnapping. But when Myron goes after the missing boy, he crashes through a crowd of low-lifes, blue bloods and liars on both sides of the social divide. And when family skeletons start coming out of the closet, Myron is about to find out how deadly life can get... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409150510 • Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3.4cm

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Myron Bolitar might have a slightly dubious past, but he knows how to handle himself and is doing just fine as a sports agent. And then he meets Brenda Slaughter, one of the hottest female sports stars around. She's gorgeous, funny and single, and also seems to have mislaid her agent. But when her father disappears, and the Mob starts leaning on her, it soon becomes apparent that potent forces are at work. And the more Myron tries to help, the closer he gets to losing his heart - and his life... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409150534 • Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.3 x 2.4cm

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Myron screwed up. His job was to protect someone. He fell in love with that someone and then she died. End of story. So he's dropped out, left, run away to the Caribbean to escape his guilt. But now everything that he left behind has come back to haunt him. A friend is in trouble, murder trouble. The victim? One of his own clients. In order to help his friend, Myron must battle for her freedom - against her own wishes... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409150497 • Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.1 x 2.4cm  

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Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't. 'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' - Guardian. Product Information: ISBN: 9780571334650 Author: Sally Rooney Publisher: Faber & Faber Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7cm

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She says he's perfect. I know he's lying . . . He caught me watching, and our eyes met. That was when it hit me. There was something not quite right about my daughter's new boyfriend . . . The doting father... Ed finally meets his daughter's boyfriend for the first time. Smart, successful and handsome, Ryan appears to be a real catch. Then Abbie announces their plan to get married. The perfect fiancé...There's just one problem. Ed thinks Ryan is lying to them. Who would you believe? All of Ed's instincts tell him his daughter is in terrible danger - but no-one else can see it. With the wedding date approaching fast, Ed sets out to uncover Ryan's secrets, before it's too late . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838771164 • Author: T.M. Logan • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.2cm

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If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken . . . Fifteen years ago, a serial killer known only as 'The Whisper Man' wreaked havoc on the sleepy village of Featherbank. But with the killer behind bars, the village is now a safe haven for Tom and his young son Jake to make a fresh start. Until another boy goes missing. It feels like history is repeating itself. Could the killer still be out there - and can Tom protect his son from becoming the next victim? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405947084 • Author: Alex North • Publisher: Penguin Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 386 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4cm

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Myron is summoned to Paris at the behest of an old lover, Terese. She is in unspecified trouble and needs his help. When he gets there, he discovers that her husband has been murdered and she is the main suspect. The interesting thing is that more than one blood-type has been discovered at the scene - and the other blood can only be attributed to her daughter. But she died 10 years before. As Myron and Terese try to find out exactly what's going on, they uncover more and more questions. Did the daughter really die? Did Terese's husband have a further child with someone else? But the truth is something no one expected... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409150466 • Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.4cm

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More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784742324• Author: Margaret Atwood • Publisher: Chatto { Windus • Format: Hardback• Pages: 419• Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 x 4cm

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Life isn't going well for Myron Bolitar. His business is struggling, and his father, recently recovered from a heart attack, is facing his own mortality - and forcing Myron to face it too. Then Emily Downing, Myron's college sweetheart, reappears in his life with devastating news: her thirteen-year-old son Jeremy is gravely ill and can be saved only by a bone-marrow transplant - from a donor who has vanished without trace. Before Myron can absorb this revelation, Emily hits him with an even bigger shocker: Jeremy is Myron's son, conceived the night before Emily's wedding to another man. Staggered by the news, Myron plunges into a search for the missing donor.  But for Myron, finding the only person who can save the boy's life means cracking open a mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and a cat-and-mouse game between an ambitious reporter and the FBI. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409150459 • Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 340 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.8 x 2cm

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Meet Queenie. She just can't cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn't seem to see her, a family who don't seem to listen (if it's not Jesus or water rates, they're not interested), and trying to fit in two worlds that don't really understand her, it's no wonder she's struggling. She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life? A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on life, love, race and family, Queenie will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way. Perfect for fans of Dolly Alderton, Sally Rooney, Diana Evans and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Product Information: ISBN: 9781409180074 Author: Candice Carty-Williams Publisher: Trapeze Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.4cm

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Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. 'This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone.' - Sarah Jessica Parker. Product Information: ISBN: 9780571333134 Author: Sally Rooney Publisher: Faber & Faber Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2cm

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