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Shadow Sister

Gripping psychological suspense, perfect for fans of Nicci French. Married. One child. A career: Lydia has her life in perfect order – if only everyone else around her could be as organised as she is. Her unmarried twin sister Elisa is still struggling to find what she wants to do. And her colleagues at the school where she teaches often fail to reach her high standards. But one day, it all falls ... »

Safe as Houses

A single mother stands in the garden of her isolated house, hanging out the washing, when suddenly a man appears. When he grabs at her, Lisa runs, but she is not quick enough. Suddenly Lisa and her young daughter find themselves held hostage in their own home. In the following hours and days, Lisa will do the unimaginable to protect her child – all the time wondering why the only witness has... »

Between You and Me

‘A gripping psychological thriller with a level of tension that will leave you breathless.’ – Tracy Book Lover They say every marriage has its secrets.But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.And sometimes those doors should never be opened… Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no m... »

The Shell Game

Even die-hard conspiracy theorists will be dubious about the sinister government-led plots that form the shaky foundation of this political thriller. Alten, best-known for his gory novels featuring giant prehistoric sharks (_Meg_; The Trench), goes well beyond the already far-fetched idea that the Bush administration let the devastating 9/11 attacks happen to further the neoconservative agenda of ... »

Silent Nights

Here are two holiday mysteries set in remote, snow-covered regions of Victorian Britain–where the nights are indeed silent but all is not calm, and where some will sleep in eternal peace.A CHRISTMAS BEGINNINGWhile spending Christmas on the island of Anglesey off the coast of Wales, Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland Yard, a lonely bachelor, stumbles upon the lifeless body of the vicar’s youn... »

Hide Me Among the Graves

London, winter of 1862, Adelaide McKee, a former prostitute, arrives on the doorstep of veterinarian John Crawford, a man she met once seven years earlier. Their brief meeting produced a child who, until now, had been presumed dead. McKee has learned that the girl lives-but that her life and soul are in mortal peril from a vampiric ghost. But this is no ordinary spirit; the bloodthirsty wraith is ... »

The Blood Doctor

The Blood Doctor by Barbara Vine – a crime masterpiece about ambition, obsession and bad blood’An outstandingly original book’ Sunday TimesThe current Lord Nanther, experiencing the reform of the House of Lords, embarks on a biography of his great-grandfather, the first Lord Nanther, favoured physician to Queen Victoria, expert on blood diseases and particularly the royal disease... »

Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations

In Ant Farm, former Harvard Lampoon president Simon Rich finds humor in some very surprising places. Armed with a sharp eye for the absurd and an overwhelming sense of doom, Rich explores the ridiculousness of our everyday lives. The world, he concludes, is a hopelessly terrifying place–with endless comic potential.–If your girlfriend gives you some “love coupons” and then breaks up wi... »

A Calculating Heart

Having escaped from yet another scandal, libidinous lawyer Leo Davies has at last decided to settle down. He’s going to sell his Belgravia pad and buy a family home for his son, Oliver, and he’s set on marrying the lovely Camilla. But when Camilla gets stuck working on a case halfway across the world and the gorgeous Adriana – sexy, wealthy owner of a multi-million pound Greek sh... »

A Perfect Obsession

At 5 Caper Court, the personal and professional interweave in ways as complex as the law; sharp minds and abrasive personalities lie behind deceptively polished facades. Leo Davies, silver-haired QC, captivates both his male and female co-workers. Untouched by his seemingly indiscriminate affairs, he takes his pleasure where he pleases without regard for the devastation he leaves behind. Yet, newl... »

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