THE SNOW KIMONO
Two days after Inspector of Police Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter, he returns to his Paris apartment to find a stranger at his door.
The stranger is Tadashi Omura, former Professor of Law at the Imperial University of Japan. Almost immediately Omura begins telling Jovert the story of his own lost daughter. And so begins this astonishing novel, a meditation on love and loss, death and deception, the inescapability of our past and the ties that bind us to others.
IN, Japan, we have a saying IF YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE TO SEE IT THROUGH THE EYES OF ANOTHER.
But what if what you see is not what you want to know?
A brilliantly gripping and taut as a drum, The Snow Kimono is a literary thriller that unfolds in the most exhilarating and satisfying way.
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.
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
“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