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FREEDOM’S CHILD JAX MILLER

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FREEDOM’S CHILD JAX MILLER

My name is freedom and I killed my daughter.

A TERRIFIC READ FROM A POWERFUL NEW VOICE

ORIGINAL, COMPELLING AND SERIOUSLY RECOMMENDED

HER NAME IS FREEDOM

18 YEARS IN WITNESS PROTECTION.

18 YEARS FORCED TO WATCH  HER CHILDREN GROW FROM AFAR.

18 YEARS OF QUIET DESPERATION.

THEN FREEDOM’S DAUGHTER GOES MISSING AND SHE WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET HER BACK.

CALL ME WHAT YOU WILL

A MURDER, A COP KILLER, A FUGITIVE, A DRUNK

There’s a lot people don’t know about Freedom Oliver. They know she works in a local bar. They know she likes a drink or two.

What they don’t know is that Freedom is not her real name.

FREEDOM lives a dead-end life as a bartender in small Oregon town. She brash, funny and fearless, but she’s a woman with a lot of secrets to hide.

 

Freedom’s life is all about blotting out her life. And that’s because twenty years ago she went to prison for the murder of her husband, a New York cop. Eighteen years ago she was released and her brother-in-law convicted in her place. Since then she’s been part of the Witness Protection Program, unable to truly make a new life and leave her past behind.

 

The only things that keep her going are the son who was at the centre of her life until he was four, and the daughter she only knew for two minutes and seventeen seconds. The children were taken away from her in prison. But she’s seen them grow up from afar, watching on Facebook as they blossom into adults, never knowing she’s there.

 

As the novel opens, two things change. Freedom gets a visit from the U.S. Marshals to warn her that her brother-in-law a violent bully who’s sworn to take revenge has been released on parole. And suddenly,terrifyingly, Freedom’s daughter goes missing.

 

So Freedom decides it’s time to break free of her U.S. Marshal handlers and find her daughter before it’s too late.

 

What follows is a story that is brave and heart-rending and enormously powerful. It feels like a novel an experienced writer has spent ten years crafting, rather than a debut by a 30-year-old woman.

 

FREEDOM’S CHILD combines the fast-paced plotting of a great thriller with writing that is lyrical. 

I SAW A MAN OWEN SHEERS

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I SAW A MAN BY OWEN SHEERS

The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner – thinking the Nelsons’ house was empty – stepped through their back door.
After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and quickly develops a close friendship with the Nelson family next door. Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home.
Despite this, the new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything.
Michael is left bearing a burden of grief and a secret he must keep, but the truth can only be kept at bay for so long.
Moving from London and New York to the deserts of Nevada, I Saw a Man is a brilliant exploration of violence, guilt and attempted redemption.

 

IN MY HOUSE ALEX HOURSTON

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IN MY HOUSE BY ALEX HOURSTON

Full of the most dazzling observations. A brilliant, unsettling debut about an unlikely friendship.

Maggie lives in a life of careful routines and measured pleasures. But everything changes when, walking through Gatwick a few days shy of her fifty-eighth birthday, a young woman approaches and whispers a single word. Help.

Maggie responds, and in that moment saves a stranger, earning Anja her  freedom and ensuring the arrest of a brutal trafficker.

But when the story gets picked up by the papers, Maggie is panicked by the publicity, as well as the strange phone calls she begins to recieve.

Meanwhile Anja makes contact. She wants to thank her rescuer, but quickly insinuates herself into Maggies life.

As her relationship with Anja intensifies, Maggie beggins to reveal, in increments, what  it is she has been hiding. As a picture of her past takes shape, we are drawn into a slippery moral maze in  which every choice is compromised. Maggies account will keep you guessing about what really happened until the very end.

 

WHAT SHE LEFT T. R. RICHMOND

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WHAT SHE LEFT T. R. RICHMOND

 

“I will stand up and ask myself who I am. I do that a lot. I’ll look in the mirror. Reassure myself, scare myself, like myself, hate myself. My name is Alice Salmon.”

 

When Alice Salmon died last year, the ripples from her tragic drowning could be felt in the news, on the internet, and in the hearts of those closest to her.

 

However, the man who knows her best isn’t family or a friend. His name is Professor Jeremy Cooke, an academic fixated on piecing together Alice’s existence.

 

Cooke knows that faithfully recreating Alice, through her diaries, text messages, and online presence, has become all-consuming.

Who is Alice salmon?

Student. Journalist. Daughter.

Lover of late nights, hater of deadlines.

That girl who drowned last year.

Gone doesn’t mean forgotten.

Everyone’s life leaves a trace behind.

But it’s never the whole story.

Is the footprint we leave behind us online ever truly accurate?

But he does not know how deep his search will take him into this shocking story of love, loss and obsession where everyone – including himself – has something to hide…

This book has sold around the world in a series of heated auctions. Already publishing in 11 languages and 12 countries

 

THE DAY WE DISAPPEARED LUCY ROBINSON

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THE DAY WE DISAPPEARED LUCY ROBINSON

 

 Annie has a secret. But if she’s not going to tell, we won’t either. It’s a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn’t have – yet Annie isn’t broken, not quite yet. Especially now there’s someone out there who seems determined to fix her.
Kate has run away. But she’s not going to tell us why – that would defeat the point of running, wouldn’t it? It’s proving difficult to reinvent herself, however, with one person always on her mind.
Scratch beneath the surface and nobody is really who they seem. Even Annie and Kate, two old friends, aren’t entirely sure who they are any more.
MY REVIEW
Two good friends. Two big secrets. What are they running away from?
Perhaps you can work it out, before their pasts catch up with them for good.

 

THE KILLING OF BOBBI LOMAX CAL MORIARTY

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THE KILLING OF BOBBI LOMAX BY CAL MORIARTY

OCTOBER 31ST 1983

CANYON COUNTY

BOBBI LOMAX  was the first to die, the bomb killed the prom queen on her own front lawn.
PETER GUDSEN  was blown up minutes later on his way to work. The property investor died almost instantly. as one of the steel nails in the second bomb forced itself right into his brain.
The third bomb didn’t kill CLARK HOUSEMAN outright. Hovering on the brink of death, the rare books dealer is Detectives Sinclair and Alvarez’s best hope of finding out what linked victims, who wanted them dead and why.
A tale of deception,manipulation and murder,The Killing of Bobbi Lomax, takes us deep into the hearts of a community of sinister church leaders, dangerous local politics and a whole heap of secret dealings.
A stunning debut novel from Cal Moriarty, which will appeal to fans of Stephen King and recent best sellers I am Pilgrim and The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
Like S. J. Watson and Rachel Joyce before her, Cal was signed after she was spotted on Faber Academy’s Writing a novel course.

 

FRAGMENTS BY SARAH FOOT

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FRAGMENTS

By SARAH FOOT

 

 How do you know right from wrong when your certainties about life are slipping through your fingers?

Phillip Snowe is a genius of the advertising world but what he can no longer do is sell himself to himself. Struggling to find meaning, he quits his career ‘to give something back.’

Julia, his wife, a brilliant and beautiful lawyer, fights her own demons, but with her intelligence and hard work, she believes she can keep them at bay. And so far she has.

Into their lives comes Laura Cusack, a single mother torn between the demands of her young daughters and her own unfulfilled passions.

 Spanning three generations, this compassionate and surprising story – touching profoundly upon love, art, religion and the search for fulfilment – grips from first to last as it explores the moral and emotional complexities of modern life.

MY REVIEW

Fragments by Sarah Foot would be quite suited for fans of Joanna Trollope, Hillary Boyd and Elizabeth Buchan. The story is very much explores modern-day life.
Fragments opens the story on a freezing day just before Christmas, people are attending funereal.
Phillip Snowe is a genius the advertising world but he can no longer do is sell himself and decides to quits his career.
His wife Julia is a beautiful and brilliant lawyer. She is often invited to lecture at international forums for other lawyers.
Their fifteen-year-old daughter Rose plays a cello in the school tradition Advent concert. After the concert at St Catherine’s Girls School cakes are taken around and fashion statements are issued out.
A lot happens in Fragments. I hope that you all enjoy reading this story as much as I have.  What to expect from Fragments is that it builds up spanning three generations with themes of love, art, religion and explores the moral and emotion complexities of modern life.

 

 

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