THE SECRET WIFE BY LINDA KAVANAGH
The happiest day of her life
Laura Thornton has dreamed of this day. Saying her vows to the perfect man, in a beautiful dress. It was supposed to be perfect. Forever.
The beginning of a nightmare
Behind closed doors, the man of her dreams reveals a dark nature so brutal that Laura has no choice but to leave and, when threats are made to her life, all fingers point to her husband. But what Laura thinks knows is a lie. A dark secret from her past is reaching out, determined to destroy her. A past she soon discovers isn’t all that it seemed.
Skilfully builds the suspense to a crescendo.
NOW THAT I FOUND YOU BY CIARA GERAGHTY
Vinnie is a taxi driver and single dad. Since his wife left home, he’s been struggling to cope with his seven-year-old son who has wet the bed the bed every night for over a year, and his teenage daughter who keeps getting into trouble at school.
Ellen is recovering from a trauma of her own. She has been left mentally and physically scarred after a car accident, and is terrified to get behind the wheel of a car again. Every week she is driven to her physio appointment by Vinnie, a man she knows little about, but who is about to change her life forever.
Forty-two year old Vinnie knows a lot of things. He knows new books and school shoes are expensive. He knows his teenage daughter keeps getting into trouble and he knows his seven-year-old has had nightmares every night for over a year.
What Vinnie doesn’t know I whether his wife is coming back , or if he’ll ever get better at single fatherhood.
Ellen knows what happened in the accident was all her fault. She knows she’s too scared to get behind the wheel of a car ever again and she knows that some scars are harder to hide than others.
What Ellen doesn’t know is how to move on. And she doesn’t know anything about Vinnie, the taxi driver who drives her to physiotherapy every week.
And neither of them know they’re going to change the others life forever
My favourite author does it again in this novel superbly written, perceptive, poignant novel. Oh, I envy you the read of this. Treat yourself to a brilliant book!
Smile, laugh and cry with Ciara Geraghty’s beautiful and moving new novel.
The life-affirming new novel from Irish best seller Ciara Geraghty which is perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Marian Keys.
MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL BY ASHLEY WEAVER
Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who regrets her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance, Gil Trent, not knowing that she’ll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband.
AN ELEGANT CHRISTIE-ESQUE 1930s ROMP. A thrilling and stylish historical crime debut from a talented new voice.
Amory Ames and her rakish husband, Milo, might just be the new Nick and Nora Charles
ALICE AND THE FLY BY JAMES RICE
The Soul of Discretion by Susan Hill
THE NEW SIMON SERRAILER CASE
DC Simon Serrailler is faced with his worst crimes yet, and Lafferton is left reeling.
The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.
When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton’s new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately, without telling anyone not even his girlfriend Rachel, who has only just moved in with him.
Meanwhile, Simon’s sister Cat is facing difficult choice at work that will test her dedication to the NHS. But an urgent call about her and Simon’s father, Richard, soon presents her with a far greater challenge much closer to home.
To complete his special op, Simon must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. As the op unfolds, Lafferton is dragged into the sort of case every town dreads. And Simon faces the fight of his life.
Eagerly awaited by all aficionado of crime fiction. Not all great novelists can write crime fiction but when one like Susan Hill does the results is stunning. Susan Hill’s Serrailler novels are addictive and never allows us forget that horrible crimes happen in the midst of ordinary life.
FIRST LOVE IS DEADLY
What if your college sweetheart, the girl of your dreams, suddenly disappeared?
Twenty years later she’s back, she’s in trouble and she says you are the only one who can help her.
This psychological thriller that has you on the edge of your seat is very hard not to read in one sitting. Takes your breath away with a plot that twists like a corkscrew. A twisty sexy, electric thrill ride.
DEAR DAUGHTER BY ELIZABETH LITTLE
As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change of clothes. A wig. An inconspicuous sedan. We double backed once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east. In San Francisco we had a girl who looked like me board a plane to Hawaii. Oh, I thought I was so clever. But you probably know that ‘m not.
Ten years ago, in a trail that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother. Now she’s been released on a technicality she’s determined to unravel the mystery of her mother’s last words, words that send her to a tiny town in the very back beyond. But with the whole of America’s media on her tail, convinced she’s literally got away with murder, she has to do everything she can to throw her pursuers off the scent. She knows she really didn’t like her mother. Could she have killed her?
JANIE JENKINS OWES HER MOTHER EVERYTHING. HER LOOKS. HER MONEY. HER MURDER CONVICTION
A really gusty, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins sassy voice and Elizabeth little’s too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a breath of fresh air. Needle-sharp writing that brings characters and atmosphere leaping off the page, and a vivid, original plot full of satisfying twists.