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Wolf Hall


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Description: Shortlisted for the Golden Man Booker 2018 Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Costa Novel Award ' Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' It begins with a Blacksmith’s boy, his face bloodied, his body in the Putney mud at the feet of his ruthless father. His choice: to submit or to survive. From these brutal beginnings emerges a man who would define his age: Thomas Cromwell. It is the 1520’s, Henry VIII rules England with his queen, Katherine of Aragon but he has no heir. His chief advisor Cardinal Wolsey, an astute and adept politician, is charged with the task of freeing Henry from the encumbrance of his marriage but Henry is subject to commands of the pope and Katherine is a devout and loyal catholic. Into this seething hotbed of tension and scheming steps Cromwell, a self-made man with a formidable legal mind, shrewd and ambitious. Working first as Wolsey’s clerk and later his successor, he emerges as a powerful player in the court’s games and one with a hunger to win. As Cromwell’s star rises under a capricious King with a boundless capacity for cruelty, he becomes a key player in a power-play where to stumble is to fall and every move offers either gracious favour or certain ruin. The first novel in her Man Booker double award-winning Wolf Hall Trilogy sealed Hilary Mantel’s reputation as one of Britain’s greatest living writers. Bursting with life and colour and peopled by complex, fully-realised characters, it’s impossible to imagine a more convincing and thoroughly immersive historical novel. By turns shocking, moving and grippingly paced, Mantel makes drawing out the complex machinations of the Tudor court seem an effortless, mesmerising dance. As Olivia Laing comments in the Guardian, ‘it is that supple movement between laughter and horror that makes this rich pageant of Tudor life her most humane and bewitching novel’.
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Barracoon


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Description: Abducted from Africa, sold in America. A deeply affecting record of an extraordinary life- Daily Telegraph A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker. This account illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis, who was abducted from Africa on the last Black Cargo ship to arrive in the United States. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past-memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.
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The Devil Aspect

The Devil Aspect


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Description: ' The best twist I have ever read' ( Michael Ridpath, author of Traitor's Gate)' Breathtaking'( Daily Mail)' Wildly entertaining . . . truly frightening'( New York Times)_____________ How do you find a killer when you're surrounded by madness?1935. As Europe prepares itself for a calamitous war, six homicidal lunatics - the so-called ' Devil's Six' - are confined in a remote castle asylum in rural Czechoslovakia. Each patient has their own dark story to tell and Dr Viktor Kosarek, a young psychiatrist using revolutionary techniques, is tasked with unlocking their murderous secrets. At the same time, a terrifying killer known as ' Leather Apron' is butchering victims across Prague. Successfully eluding capture, it would seem his depraved crimes are committed by the Devil himself. Maybe they are... and what links him with the insane inmates of the Castle of the Eagles? Only the Devil knows. And it is up to Viktor to find out._____________' Deep, dark, and twisty . . . a gripping masterpiece of a thriller!' Alex Grecian, New York Times bestselling author of The Yard' Elegant, edgy, ingenious' A. J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window' Drags you into its dark world kicking and screaming . . . gets under your skin slowly, then goes deep, like the tip of a butcher knife' New York Times' Sensational . . . twists are jaw-dropping . . . a mind-blowing story line that will appeal to fans of Caleb Carr and Thomas Harris' Publishers Weekly' A thrilling, twisting trip through the darkest corridors of the human mind' Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse' A tour de force: a clever and visceral thriller' Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling author' Dark, stylish and packed with jaw-dropping twists . . . an astonishing piece of work' M. W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show' A superior thriller, at once stylish, absorbing and compulsive' Laura Carlin, author of The Wicked Cometh ' Well-crafted gothic crime . . . smart, atmospheric' Kirkus Reviews' A Gothic masterpiece in psychological horror and creeping dread ' Neil Broadfoot, author of No Man's Land' Deliciously authentic and darkly atmospheric' Graham Smith, author of Death in the Lakes
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Flowers Of Perversion: Volume 2

Flowers Of Perversion: Volume 2


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Description: The disturbing, exciting, and defiantly avant-garde films of Jesus Jess Franco, director of such films as Vampyros Lesbos and Lilian the Perverted Virgin. Jesus Jess Franco is an iconic figure in world cinema. His sexually charged, fearlessly personal style of filmmaking has never been in vogue with mainstream critics, but for lovers of the strange and sado-erotic he is a magician, spinning his unique and disturbing dream worlds from the cheapest of budgets. In the world of Jess Franco freedom was the key, and he pushed at the boundaries of taste and censorship repeatedly, throughout an astonishingly varied career spanning sixty years. The director of more than 180 films, at his most prolific he worked in a supercharged frenzy that yielded as many as twelve titles per year, making him one of the most generative auteurs of all time. Franco's taste for the sexy and horrific, his lifelong obsession with the Marquis De Sade, and his roving hand-held camera style launched a whole new strain of erotic cinema. Disturbing, exciting, and defiantly avant-garde, films such as Necronomicon, Vampyros Lesbos, Virgin Among the Living Dead, and Venus in Furs are among the jewels of European horror, while a plethora of multiple versions, re-edits and echoes of earlier works turn the Franco experience into a dizzying hall of mirrors, further entrancing the viewer who dares enter Franco's domain. Stephen Thrower has devoted five years to examining each and every Franco film. This book-the second in a two-volume set-delves into the latter half of Franco's career, covering titles including Shining Sex, Barbed Wire Dolls, Swedish Nympho Slaves, and Lilian the Perverted Virgin. Assisted by the esteemed critic and researcher Julian Grainger, Thrower shines a light into the darkest corners of the Franco filmography and uncovers previously unknown and unsuspected facts about their casts, crews, and production histories. Unparalleled in scope and ambition, Flowers of Perversion brings Franco's career into focus with a landmark study that aims to provide the definitive assessment of Jess Franco's labyrinthine film universe.
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The Anomaly

The Anomaly


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Description: An utterly gripping thriller perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Michael Crichton and Stephen King. The Anomaly will leave you breathless until the final page has been turned . . . THEY SOUGHT THE TRUTH. THEY FOUND A NIGHTMARE A team of explorers seek ancient treasures, hidden in a secret cave. At first it seems they will return empty handed. Then their luck turns. But the team's elation is short-lived as they become trapped there in the dark, with little possibility of escape. Then events take an even more terrifying turn. For not all secrets are meant to be found . . . ' Gripping, exciting, page-turning fun. I suspect Michael Crichton would have been happy to put his name to it' John Connolly ' Crackles with claustrophobic tension that had me holding my breath. Sharp dialogue, a dizzying central plot, and a real sense of dread throughout, I couldn't sleep until I'd finished reading, and then I couldn't sleep just thinking about it. I loved it' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES ' Brilliant. Thrilling, tense, dark, funny. Michael Crichton meets Indiana Jones' C. J. Tudor, author of THE CHALK MAN ' Smart, scary and beautifully written - a thriller filled equally with shivers and real heart. I absolutely loved it' Steve Mosby ' This is my kind of book. The suspense mounts slowly... slowly... Then the horror lingers for a long, long time' R. L. Stine ' Strap in for a break-neck, claustrophobic ride - The Anomaly is dark and deadly' James Swallow ' If you enjoy being scared witless, this is the book for you. A deftly written thriller that will give you second thoughts about turning out the lights' David Jackson ' A taut, take-no-prisoners thriller, lean and fast as an express train. Make no mistake: The Anomaly is the real deal' Lincoln Child, Number 1 New York Times Bestseller ' I LOVED The Anomaly. The most exciting, unputdownable book I've read in a long time' Mark Edwards ' Brilliant. A thrilling, horrifying, gripping page turner that you want to race through but at the same time don't want to end because you're enjoying it so much. Like Michael Crichton had written The Descent' Martyn Waites ' Michael Crichton meets Stephen King' is what was promised - and boy, does it deliver' Simon Lelic, author of RUPTURE and THE HOUSE
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Light Of The World

Light Of The World


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Description: James Lee Burke's legendary detective Dave Robicheaux returns to try to save his daughter from a sadistic killer. When Detective Dave Robicheaux's daughter, Alafair, declares her intention to interview a convicted serial killer called Asa Surette, he does all he can to dissuade her. Dave has always encouraged her ambitions as a writer, but as a father he doesn't want her to be exposed to a man so nakedly evil. And his fears seem well founded when Alafair is visibly shocked by the encounter. Two years later, the horror Surette evoked is all but forgotten, as Dave and his family are vacationing amidst the natural beauty of Montana. But evil, it seems, has followed them into this wild paradise. Someone is stalking Alafair, and Dave begins to suspect that it's Surette - even though he officially died when the prison truck he was being transported in collided with an oil tanker. Is Alafair now the target of one of the most depraved serial killers ever to have been caught, or has she unwittingly crossed paths with a murderous psychopath closer to home? Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:' James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly' A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King' Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Dave Robicheaux Series1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven's Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon's Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader's Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun Billy Bob Holland Series1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies * Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
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The 5th Wave: The Last Star (book 3)

The 5th Wave: The Last Star (book 3)


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Description: The Last Star is the heart-stopping finale to the bestselling 5th Wave series by award-winning author, Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner. * The 5th WAVE is now a major film by Sony Pictures, starring Chloe Grace Moretz*' Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' The New York Times The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They're down here, they're up there, they're nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth's remaining survivors will need to decide what's more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human.www. The5th Wave Is Coming.com www.rickyancey.com' Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances . . . JUST READ IT' Entertainment Weekly' The next HIT' Daily Mail' This gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of non-stop action.' Publishers Weekly, starred review' CHILLING' Sun' The pace is RELENTLESS' Heat' A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.' USA Today' ACTION- PACKED' MTV.com' A twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction' Wall Street Journal' An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting' Bookseller' Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike.' Booklist (starred review)' A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion... the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront' Publishers Weekly' Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school.' People Magazine* Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award *2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year* A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults* A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers* A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults* A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten* An Amazon Best Book of the Year Books in the series: The 5th Wave ( Book 1) The Infinite Sea ( Book 2) The Last Star ( Book 3)
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The 5th Wave: The Infinite Sea (book 2)

The 5th Wave: The Infinite Sea (book 2)


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Description: The Infinite Sea is the second book in the phenomenal and bestselling 5th Wave series by award-winning author, Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner** The 5th WAVE is now a major film by Sony Pictures, starring Chloe Grace Moretz*' Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' The New York Times How do you rid the earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. Because the next attack is more than possible - it's inevitable. No one can anticipate the depths to which the Others will sink - nor the heights to which humanity will rise . . . www. The5th Wave Is Coming.com www.rickyancey.com' Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances . . . JUST READ IT' Entertainment Weekly' The next HIT' Daily Mail' This gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of non-stop action.' Publishers Weekly, starred review' CHILLING' Sun' The pace is RELENTLESS' Heat' A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires.' USA Today' ACTION- PACKED' MTV.com' A twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction' Wall Street Journal' An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting' Bookseller' Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike.' Booklist (starred review)' A gripping SF trilogy about an Earth decimated by an alien invasion... the question of what it means to be human is at the forefront' Publishers Weekly' Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school.' People Magazine* Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award *2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year* A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults* A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers* A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults* A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten* An Amazon Best Book of the Year Books in the series: The 5th Wave ( Book 1) The Infinite Sea ( Book 2) The Last Star ( Book 3)
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Partition

Partition


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Description: The International Bestseller ' Barney White- Spunner's book stands out for its judicious and unsparing look at events from a British perspective.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times Review' This book is at its most powerful in its month-by-month narrative of how Partition tore apart northern and eastern India, with the new state of Pakistan carved out of communities who had lived together for the past millennium.' Zareer Masani BBC History Magazine ' A highly readable account . . .' Times Literary Review Between January and August 1947 the conflicting political, religious and social tensions in India culminated in independence from Britain and the creation of Pakistan. Those months saw the end of ninety years of the British Raj, and the effective power of the Maharajahs, as the Congress Party established itself commanding a democratic government in Delhi. They also witnessed the rushed creation of Pakistan as a country in two halves whose capitals were two thousand kilometers apart. From September to December 1947 the euphoria surrounding the realization of the dream of independence dissipated into shame and incrimination; nearly 1 million people died and countless more lost their homes and their livelihoods as partition was realized. The events of those months would dictate the history of South Asia for the next seventy years, leading to three wars, countless acts of terrorism, polarization around the Cold War powers and to two nations with millions living in poverty spending disproportionate amounts on their military. The roots of much of the violence in the region today, and worldwide, are in the decisions taken that year. Not only were those decisions controversial but the people who made them were themselves to become some of the most enduring characters of the twentieth century. Gandhi and Nehru enjoyed almost saint like status in India, and still do, whilst Jinnah is lionized in Pakistan. The British cast, from Churchill to Attlee and Mountbatten, find their contribution praised and damned in equal measure. Yet it is not only the national players whose stories fascinate. Many of those ordinary people who witnessed the events of that year are still alive. Although most were, predictably, only children, there are still some in their late eighties and nineties who have a clear recollection of the excitement and the horror. Illustrating the story of 1947 with their experiences and what independence and partition meant to the farmers of the Punjab, those living in Lahore and Calcutta, or what it felt like to be a soldier in a divided and largely passive army, makes the story real. Partition will bring to life this terrible era for the Indian Sub Continent.
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A Year Without A Winter

A Year Without A Winter


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Description: Today, weather extremes brought about by anthropogenic climate change pose relentless cognitive and imaginative challenges. Beyond news media, what are the cultural registers of this phenomenon? How can artistic and literary engagements with destabilizing natural patterns summon new planetary imaginaries-reorienting perspectives on humanity's position within the environment? A Year Without a Winter brings together science fiction, history, visual art, and exploration. Inspired by the literary 'dare' that would give birth to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein amidst the aftermath of a massive volcanic eruption, and today, by the utopian architecture of Paolo Soleri and the Arizona desert, expeditions to Antarctica and Indonesia, this collection reframes the relationship among climate, crisis, and creation. The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, enveloped the globe in a cloud of ash, causing a climate crisis. By 1816, remembered as the 'year without a summer,' the northern hemisphere was plunged into cold and darkness. Amidst unseasonal frosts, violent thunderstorms, and a general atmosphere of horror, Shelley began a work of science fiction that continues to shape attitudes to emerging science, technology, and environmental futures. Two hundred years later, in 2016, the hottest year on historical record, four renowned science fiction authors were invited to the experimental town of Arcosanti, Paolo Soleri's prototype for arcology, to respond to our present crisis. A Year Without a Winter presents their stories alongside critical essays, extracts from Shelley's masterpiece, and dispatches from expeditions to extreme geographies. Broad and ambitious in scope, this book is a collective thought experiment retracing an inverted path through narrative extremes. A Year Without a Winter is edited by Dehlia Hannah in collaboration with science fiction editors Brenda Cooper, Joey Eschrich, and Cynthia Selin. The book includes a suite of commissioned stories by Tobias Buckell, Nancy Kress, Nnedi Okorafor, and Vandana Singh; essays by Dehlia Hannah, Gillen D' Arcy Wood, James Graham, Hilairy Hartnett, David Higgins, Nadim Samman, and Pablo Suarez; artwork by Julian Charriere and Karolina Sobecka; and literary excerpts by Mary Shelley and Lord Byron.
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The Bone Keeper

The Bone Keeper


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Description: ' The Bone Keeper will corrupt your days and shatter your nights' Val Mc Dermid ' A dark and brilliant thriller from a writer who just gets better and better. The Bone Keeper is tense, chilling and HUGELY scary' Mark Billingham ' Luca Veste proves you don't need to go to the Bayou or the Everglades to find something terrifying in the deep, dark woods. Sometimes evil is lurking just around the corner. An entertainingly nasty piece of work' Christopher Brookmyre What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real? He'll slice your flesh. Your bones he'll keep. Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of The Bone Keeper. Only three returned. Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper. Investigating officer DC Louise Henderson must convince sceptical colleagues that this urban myth might be flesh and blood. But when a body is unearthed in the woodland the woman has fled from, the case takes on a much darker tone. The disappeared have been found. And their killer is watching every move the police make. ' Candyman meets The Silence of the Lambs' Eva Dolan ' Possibly the finest serial killer novel since Red Dragon' Steve Cavanagh ' A chillingcrime read. Full of tension and with a sinister undercurrent, it will definitely get under your skin' Bibliophile bookclub ' A sinuous and compelling tale of the power of a monstrous past, with a real sense of evil and the insidious influence of urban myth' Ramsey Campbell ' A chilling twist on a modern day myth this story had me hooked: eerie, terrifying and masterfully suspenseful' Stephanie Marland ' Absolutely chilling. Don't read it at night, but make sure you do read it' Jenny Blackhurst ' Terrifying, gasp-out-loud, totally compelling and twisted... I loved it! Miranda Dickinson ' Seriously creepy with a killer twist - Luca Veste goes from strength to strength' Mark Edwards ' Creepy and compelling. The serial killer thriller of the year' Mason Cross ' Urban legend meets serial killer thriller - a terrifying book that walks the line between crime and horror, not unlike Thomas Harris's best work' Stuart Neville' The Bone Keeper is everything you want in a killer thriller. Creepy, addictive and guaranteed to make you think twice before walking into the woods. Perfectly terrifying' Amanda Jennings ' One to watch for 2018. A terrific and terrifying serial killer thriller that will keep you up all night - you'll be gripped by the storyline and too scared to go to sleep' Daily Record
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The Survivors

The Survivors


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Description: *** PICKED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE MAIL ON SUNDAY *** ' A clever, absorbing thriller that does not shrink from the horror of the war' Times' Compelling' Good Housekeeping ' This epic novel is simply an incredible read' Sun' A thrilling rollercoaster of a read' Dinah Jefferies, author of R& J pick The Sapphire Widow ' My best read of the year' Lesley Pearse Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal.' Directly I saw him, I knew he had to die.' Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home. But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. He knows exactly what she did during the war to save her daughter. She knows his real identity. What will be the price of silence? And will either make it out of the camp alive? ' A compelling, edge-of-your-seat story set in a refugee camp immediately after World War II, where a woman will do anything to protect her child. Full of twists and turns' Julie Cohen, bestselling author of Together ' A superb read; brilliantly crafted, exciting, very moving and researched meticulously. Fantastic, my best read of the year' Lesley Pearse, Sunday Times bestselling author' This gripped me from the start. What a story! Kate Furnivall treads where others have not thought to go. Beware of anyone who comes between a mother and daughter - especially Klara and Alicja' Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of Blood Sisters and The Dead Ex ' Meticulously researched, searingly honest and beautifully written' Lancashire Post ' Emotional and engaging with a thrilling tale of love and courage at its core' Culturefly ' An epic novel that will leave you breathless until the very end' Mrs B's Book Reviews' THE SURVIVORS blends imagination with historical fact to absolute perfection' Sharon's Book Blog ' It is impossible to stop once you start reading this book' Sissi Reads Further praise for Kate Furnivall ' Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry ' Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing' Penny Parkes ' A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse ' Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse ' A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times ' Truly captivating' Elle ' Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire
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When You See Me

When You See Me


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Description: THE INTERNATIONAL #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR___________________________ A body is found in the hills - but the truth still lies buried... In a small town in the Deep South, Flora Dane is part of a task force committed to hunting down every last trace of notorious serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. As his last victim, imprisoned by Ness in a small box for over a year, she knew him better than most. Even after his death, his evil still lingers. But this is the kind of town that doesn't take kindly to strangers asking questions. The kind of town where dark secrets lurk just beneath the surface. The kind of town she might not leave alive. ___________________________ Featuring Detective D. D. Warren and FBI Special Agent Kimberley Quincy___________________________' A string of murders, a crack FBI team and a voiceless girl desperate for revenge - this twist-a-minute thriller has it all.' KARIN SLAUGHTER' A twisty-turny psycho-thriller with a plot and characters that won't let you go. Lisa Gardner is at the top of her game!' KATHY REICHS' When You See Me is another rocket-fuel-propelled thriller from Lisa Gardner. This culmination of her great talents . . . starts out chillingly intimate and explodes into a sky-high denouement that will leave you breathless.' GREGG HURWITZ___________________________ Readers love WHEN YOU SEE ME:' I haven't read a Lisa Gardner book in a while, I will go searching to see what I have missed. What a book! I was totally gripped and read it in one go.'' A fantastic nail biting read' ' When it comes to writing a tense, fast paced, gripping and unputdownable thrillers, Lisa Gardner has few rivals.' ' Psychological twists and turns abound making this a taut thriller to read'' A wonderfully realised psycho-thriller of the highest order.'' Unmissable and unputdownable - When You See Me demands to be read in one sitting.'' This story had me experiencing a whole spectrum of emotions from shock and horror to breathless anticipation.'' I just swallowed this whole.'' The suspense and thrill throughout the book was absolutely stunning! The twists and turns kept me awake all night' ' The first book I have read in the series but it is perfect as a standalone, though it does make me want to read the previous books in the series.' ' A fast-paced, page-turning thriller' ' A fast paced read with chilling moments that will give you goosebumps and keep you on the edge of your seat for many moments.' ' I honestly cannot recommend this book enough.' ' Riveting and thrilling at times, this was a grippingly good read.' ' This is my first read of Lisa Gardner and what a great read. I can see that I have been missing out so will have to put that right' ' Incredible penmanship with a tendency to keep a reader hooked. So excited for people to read this!' ' I loved this!' ' I will certainly be going back and reading the books in the series.' ' This is an excellent novel and I highly recommend this to other readers' ' It starts well and finishes even better!' ' There was barely time to pause for breath reading this!'' This author is unrivalled in the genre in my opinion.'
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Sand And Steel

Sand And Steel


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Description: The most comprehensive and authoritative history of D- Day ever published' Extraordinary' Andrew Roberts' Fascinating' Daily Mail' Magisterial' James Holland________________6 June 1944, 4 a.m. Hundreds of boats assemble off the coast of Normandy. By nightfall, thousands of the men they carry will be dead. Through their sacrifice, the Allies will gain a foothold in Europe that will ultimately lead to the downfall of the Third Reich. This was D- Day, the most important day of the twentieth century.________________ In Sand and Steel, one of Britain's leading military historians draws on a decade of archival research and thousands of interviews to offer a panoramic new account of the Allied invasion of France. Peter Caddick- Adams masterfully recreates what it was like to wade out onto the carnage of Omaha Beach, facing the machine-gun fire that wiped out whole battalions of troops. He delves into how the Allied generals came to choose Normandy in June 1944, and describes the extraordinary subterfuge that went into keeping the decision secret. And he recounts how the operation transformed the lives of Britons back home, transforming sleepy villages in the Home Counties into bustling military outposts. His findings offer revelatory new insights into our understanding of D- Day. Sand and Steel is the only book to discuss the experiences of every major military force: not just the infantrymen on the beaches, but also the paratroopers, sailors and aircrew, resistance fighters in France, women on the Home Front, and even the German Wehrmacht. It offers the first full analysis of the year-long invasion preparations, revealing that more men died in training exercises than during the landing itself. Above all, it pays tribute to soldiers of all nationalities, demonstrating that the often-overlooked UK and Canadian troops were just as crucial to victory as the American forces were. The result is an authoritative and compulsively readable exploration of the most important battle in history. It will be the definitive work on D- Day for years to come.________________ PRAISE FOR SAND AND STEEL' Whether you are a visitor to the Normandy battlefields, a general reader interested in the greatest amphibious assault in the history of warfare, or just someone who appreciates extremely well-written military history . . . this truly extraordinary book is undoubtedly the one for you.' Andrew Roberts' Fascinating . . . Reveals the full horror Allied troops suffered as they prepared to overwhelm the Nazis, examining the facts behind the historic assault.' Daily Mail' Following his excellent study of the Battle of the Bulge, Caddick- Adams does it again by explaining, as opposed to simply describing, the Allies' victory.' Jeremy Black' Peter Caddick- Adams is unquestionably one of the very finest historians of the Second World War . . . His D- Day must surely go down as the definitive narrative of that pivotal moment in the history of the war.' James Holland
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Welcome To The Heady Heights


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Description: A gritty, dark, hilarious and all-too-believable drama about the elusivity of stardom, in an age when `making it' was `having it all' ... ` A real new talent on the Scottish literary scene' Press and Journal ` Ross brings his ever-so-dark humour and caustic eye to 1970's Glasgow, and it proves to be the perfect pairing' Alistair Braidwood ` This is hardboiled tartan noir with a musical edge, streetwise intelligence and exactly the sense of humour you'd hope to find as showbiz meets Duke Street and high society enforcers battle gentlemen of the Sarry Hied and graduates of the Bar L' A L Kennedy Welcome to the Heady Heights ... It's the year punk rock was born, Concorde entered commercial service and a tiny Romanian gymnast changed the sport forever. Archie Blunt is a man with big ideas. He just needs a break for them to be realised. In a bizarre brush with the light-entertainment business, Archie unwittingly saves the life of the UK's top showbiz star, Hank ` Heady' Hendricks', and now dreams of hitting the big-time as a Popular Music Impresario. Seizing the initiative, he creates a new singing group with five unruly working-class kids from Glasgow's East End. Together, they make the finals of a televised Saturday-night talent show, and before they know it, fame and fortune beckon for Archie and The High Five. But there's a complication; a trail of irate Glaswegian bookies, corrupt politicians and a determined Scottish WPC known as The Tank are all on his tail... A hilarious and poignant nod to the elusivity of stardom, in an age when `making it' was `having it all', Welcome to the Heady Heights is also a dark, laugh-out-loud comedy, a heart-warming tribute to a bygone age and a delicious drama about desperate men, connected by secrets and lies, by accidents of time and, most of all, the city they live in. ` Capturing the horror & futility of life on the fringes of its criminal underworld, it is a gloriously dark read' Liam Rudden ` More than just a nostalgic recreation of the author's youth, it's a compassionate, affecting story of a family in crisis at a time of upheaval and transformation, when disco wasn't the only thing whose days were numbered' Herald Scotland ` Welcome to the Heady Heights' is powerful and punchy, with well placed, darker than dark humour highlighting a visual feast of a read' Love Reading ` Full of comedy, pathos and great tunes' Hardeep Singh Kohli ` Warm, funny and evocative' Chris Brookmyre ` Dark, hilarious, funny and heart-breaking' Muriel Gray ` Just brilliant' Bobby Bluebell ` This is a book that might just make you cry like nobody's watching' Iain Mac Leod, Sunday Mail ` One of the most thoroughly and unapologetically enjoyable novels you'll read this year - riotous, courageous, and laugh-out-loud funny. It's also gritty, gallus and Glaswegian to its core - with Welcome To The Heady Heights David F. Ross has given us a novel to revel in' Scots Whay Hae
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The Eighth Doctor Adventures - The Further Adventures Of Lucie Miller


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Description: National treasure Sheridan Smith returns to the role of Lucie Miller in these four new adventures with the Eighth Doctor! 1. The Dalek Trap by Nicholas Briggs. The thing about black holes is, they're big and they're black and they're deadly, and you'd have to be mad to go anywhere near them. Because anything that falls inside a black hole ends up crushed in the singularity. Unfortunately, the Doctor just went mad, or so it seems, and flew his TARDIS beyond a black hole's event horizon, causing him and his companion Lucie Miller to end up marooned on a planetoid just inside the event horizon. Along with a Dalek saucer... and something else. Because this is no ordinary black hole... This is the Cradle of the Darkness. 2. The Revolution Game by Alice Cavender. It's Lucie's birthday, and her birthday treat awaits. But whatever she's expecting, it's not what she's getting on the colony world of Castus Sigma in the year 3025: ringside seats for the interplanetary Retro Roller Derby - sponsored by Heliacorp, turning sunlight into gold! It's more than just a game, though. For the competitors, it's a matter of life or death - a New Life with Heliacorp, or a living death on Castus Sigma. Or, on this fateful day, a very actual death. Because there are strange creatures living out on the plain, beyond the colony. Creatures with every reason to want to sabotage the games. Creatures with a grudge. 3. The House on the Edge of Chaos by Eddie Robson. The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Lucie to a vast house on the planet known as Horton's Orb. The only house on Horton's Orb, in fact. Outside its outsized windows there's nothing. No land. No sea. No sky. No life. Just an endless expanse of static. Inside the house, there's an upstairs and a downstairs - servants below, gentlefolk from the finest of the house's families above. Alas, there are altogether too few eligible ladies on the upper floors these days. Meaning there's a vacancy for Miss Lucie Miller, single and unattached... Outside the house, the static howls on. Except now, the static wants to get in. 4. Island of the Fendahl by Alan Barnes. The Fendahl is the death of evolution, the horror that lies in wait at the far end of the food chain. The Fendahl is death itself. And the Fendahl is dead. The Doctor destroyed it many years ago, in another incarnation, when he encountered it in a place called Fetchborough. But if the Fendahl is dead... how can it live again, on the remote island of Fandor? CAST: Paul Mc Gann ( The Doctor), Sheridan Smith ( Lucie Miller), Matt Lloyd Davies ( Jik Gelliska), Amanda Hurwitz ( Raz Kalisto), Jonathan Keeble ( Clegg), Madeline Duggan ( Sash), Tom Alexander ( George), Alicia Ambrose- Bayly ( Tallulah / Alana Kelly), Carla Mendonca ( Evangeline Horton), Rupert Vansittart ( Darius Horton), Emily Woodward ( Frances Horton), Joe Jameson ( Berrigan Horton), Carlyss Peer ( Diane Howard), Atilla Akinci ( Dieter Fendelman), Paul Panting ( Freddie), Lauren Cornelius ( Maxine Mitchell), Bethan Dixon Bate ( Landlady) and Nicholas Briggs ( The Daleks). Other parts played by members of the cast.
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No Place To Die


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Description: ' Tense, fast-moving and bloody. Broadfoot's best yet' Mason Cross ' Beautifully crafted . . . There's no filler, no exposition, just action, dialogue and layering of tension that'll hold you breathless until the very end' Helen Fields Blair Charlston swapped the stock market for salvation - and now he's making a killing. Once a controversial venture capitalist, Charlston reinvented himself as a personal and business development guru after surviving an attempt to take his own life when a business deal went disastrously wrong. So when he decides to host a weekend retreat on the outskirts of Stirling for more than 300 people, Connor Fraser is drafted in to cover the security for a man who is at once idolised as a saviour and hated as a ruthless asset stripper. For Connor, it's an unwelcome assignment. He's never had much time for salvation by soundbite, and Charlston's notoriety is attracting the attention of reporter Donna Blake, who's asking more questions than Connor has answers for. But when an old colleague of Donna's is found brutally bludgeoned to death, and the start of Charleston's weekend of salvation becomes a literal trial by fire, Connor must race to unmask a killer whose savagery is only matched by their cunning. Praise for Neil Broadfoot' Broadfoot is here, and he's ready to sit at the table with some of the finest crime writers Scottish fiction has to offer' Russel D. Mc Lean' Cracking pace, satisfyingly twisty plot. A great read' James Oswald' Crisp dialogue, characters you believe and a prose style that brings you back for more . . . a fine addition to a growing roster of noir titles with a tartan tinge' Douglas Skelton' This is Broadfoot's best to date, a thriller that delivers the thrills: energetic, breathlessly paceyand keeping you guessing till the end.' Craig Russell' Neil Broadfoot hits the ground running and doesn't stop. With the very beating heart of Scotland at its core, your heart too will race as you reach the jaw dropping conclusion of this brilliant thriller. First class!' Denil Meyrick' A deliciously twisty thriller that never lets up the pace. Thrills, spills, chills and kills' Donna Moore' An explosive, gripping page-turner with dark and utterly twisted murders. Simply brilliant!' Danielle Ramsay' An atmospheric, twisty and explosive start to a new series by one of the masters of Scottish fiction. Get your wee mitts on it.' Angela Clarke' No Man's Land is a stunning, fast-paced, multi-layered thriller. Disturbing political unrest and psychological horror written with great confidence by Neil Broadfoot, who has one hand on Ian Rankin's crown as the king of Scottish crime.' Michael Wood'[ A] gritty and fast-moving tale of shifting loyalties set against the backdrop of Scottish and Irish politics.' Nick Quantrill' Definitely a must read for all lovers of Tartan Noir: or anyone else who simply wants to enjoy a compelling tale' Undiscovered Scotland
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Mister Wolf


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Description: *** The new novel from the author of the highly acclaimed The Butchers of Berlin, soon to be a TV series *** Berlin, July 1944, a world of illicit jazz clubs, sexually generous young women, suspect art dealers, last-ditch zealots and a city defined by crumbling infrastructure, advanced terror, dirty secrets and deep politics - and then there is August Schlegel, caught askance in a web of totalitarian mayhem. Everybody knows what happened on 20 July: Fuhrer Adolf Hitler miraculously survived an assassination attempt when a bomb failed to kill him. Schlegel, a reluctant employee of the Gestapo, finds himself in the foolhardy position of questioning the official version, knowing it is the last thing he should be thinking. Was it a propaganda stunt, or a deception or was something more extreme going on, perhaps a cover-up connected to the mysterious burning down of a Berlin clinic? A deadly political dance takes Schlegel all the way up to Party Secretary Martin Bormann, the Chancellory's sinister 'black pope'. Information is controlled, informers are everywhere, secrecy remains the cornerstone of the regime, yet someone appears interested in digging up a carefully buried scandal in the Fuhrer's past private life, an incestuous affair with his young niece that ended mysteriously in 1931. Rumours circulate of a ' Hitler confession'. Trapped in a kingdom of lies, Schlegel discovers the blighted present and a censored past are connected in ways he could never have imagined. The niece's tragic end is intimately bound up with the fate of his long-lost father, whom Schlegel had always believed absconded to Argentina and died there, until he finds a private 1925 edition of Mein Kampf, dedicated to ' Anton Schlegel', signed, ' In eternal gratitude, Adolf Hitler.' The identity of Schlegel's father - and whether he is still alive and operating as a secret puppet master - becomes inseparable from the enigma of a shapeshifting Fuhrer, going back to the early days when he was known to Anton Schlegel as Herr Wolf. Questioning the official version of events, Chris Petit offers a dazzling reinterpretation of history, showing how the deeper secret truths invariably turn out to be personal. Praise for Chris Petit: ' No denying the book's power' Nick Rennison, Sunday Times ' The real skill of this rigorous, disturbing novel lies in the way Petit steadily and unsensationally allows his protagonists to discover the full horror of the hellhole they are in' Guardian ' One of Britain's most visionary writers' David Peace ' Powerful evocation of a city living in terror' Sunday Times Crime Club ' Ambitious, darkly atmospheric' The Times ' Hugely impressive and highly readable; in the tradition of Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs' Financial Times ' Ferocious invention marks this novel out as special' The Edge ' Ambitious and intelligent' Times ' Puts Petit in the first rank' Metro ' A zigzagging narrative as byzantine an blackly pessemistic as late James Ellroy' Independent on Sunday ' An example of the genre near its best. Gorky Park with something to spare; well worth anyone's weekend' Guardian for The Psalm Killer
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Childrens Home


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Description: ` This disquieting novel is surely one of the year's most bizarre stories...' The New York Times A beguiling and disarming novel about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor. Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins, lives on a sprawling estate, cut off from a threatening world. One day, his housekeeper, Engel, discovers a baby left on the doorstep. Soon more children arrive, among them stern, watchful David. With the help of Engel and town physician Doctor Crane, Morgan takes the children in, allowing them to explore the mansion ... and to begin to uncover the strange and disturbing secrets it holds. Cloaked in eerie atmosphere, this distorted fairy tale and the unsettling questions it raises will stay with the reader long after the final page. Reviews ` The Children's Home is a not-nice sort of fairy tale, where the magic doesn't sparkle prettily but boils and oozes, where the Prince has a face of tatters, where the children take grown-up revenge on their monsters. It is also, somehow, a searching, empathetic narrative about forgiveness.' Owen King, author of Double Feature: A Novel ` ...one book that I shall re-read and re-read again.' Postcard Reviews ` Charles Lambert's novel is entirely original ... highly compelling and invigorating writing.' Lonesome Reader ` This disquieting novel is surely one of the year's most bizarre stories... Mr. Lambert's subtle prose enhances the novel's creepiness, as does his refusal to fully resolve or explain its many mysteries.' The New York Times ` Charles Lambert has crafted an exquisitely strange and deliciously dark offering ... the narrative itself will haunt his readers well beyond the margins of its pages.' High Voltage Magazine ` The Children's Home is a haunting Gothic in the vein of Shirley Jackson, steeped with the mystery and imagination of Neil Gaiman's fairy tales. Lambert's prose is beautiful and his tale is mesmerizing.' Cementery Dance Online ` A thoroughly original entry into the tradition of ghost stories, eschewing convention. ... Compulsively readable, a one-of-a-kind literary horror story.' Kirkus ` The Children's Home is the best kind of ghost story - one that scares, one that surprises ... and one that you simply can't stop reading.' The Maine Edge `... definitely recommend this if you're in the mood for something a little creepy.' Bored to Death Book Club ` The Children's Home may well be the most surprising, thought provoking and also baffling book I've ever read.' Bailieborough Library Reading Group ` Lambert is a brilliant writer, and his absorbing new novel, The Children's Home , is the best literary fiction I have read in some time.' Seattle Book Mama ` The Children's Home is a powerful construction of creeping dread which skilfully keeps the reader off-balance at every turn.' The Star ` There is really nothing at all in this story that isn't strange and that's what I ended up loving about it.' In a Good Book Room ` A disturbing and thought-provoking novel' Annethology ` Mysterious and weird and just a great read!' Rebecca Book Review ` Charles Lambert could one day attain classic status.' Maggie Gee ` Beautifully written and crafted, and more compelling than many thrillers' Daily Mail ` A beautiful and uncanny novel by a writer who never ceases to surprise.' Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation ` This genre-bending debut is by turns dread-inducing and heartwarming, a masterful exploration of whether innocence can truly sprout from ignorance....a magical, mesmerizing tale about the courage it takes to confront the unknown.' Booklist, STARRED review ` Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer' Beryl Bainbridge
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The Closer I Get


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Description: A compulsive, disturbingly relevant, twisty and powerful psychological, social-media thriller ... NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER LONGLISTED for the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize ` Another dark banger from the Orenda Books stable ... A brilliant, twisty cat-and-mouse book about fandom and obsession' Erin Kelly ` Brilliantly twisty. I loved it' Lisa Jewell Tom is a successful author, but he's struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won't leave him alone. Evie is smart, well read and unstable; she lives with her father and her social-media friendships are not only her escape, but everything she has. When she's hit with a restraining order, her world is turned upside down, and Tom is free to live his life again, to concentrate on writing. But things aren't really adding up. For Tom is distracted but also addicted to his online relationships, and when they take a darker, more menacing turn, he feels powerless to change things. Because maybe he needs Evie more than he's letting on. A compulsive, disturbingly relevant, twisty and powerful psychological thriller, The Closer I Get is also a searing commentary on the fragility and insincerity of online relationships, and the danger that can lurk just one `like' away... ` A gripping ride through the heartlands of need and hurt. Even at his most thrilling, Paul Burston never loses his sense of real pain and suffering' Philip Hensher ' As perfect a thriller as you'll read all year' Caz Frear ` This book will make you rethink your social media obsession. Dangerous from page one, lit by bursts of black humour, ultimately honest about the frailty of ego and the masks we all wear. Terrifically readable' Sarah Hilary ` A sucker-punch of a twist that took my breath away! Absurdly gripping, and enough to unnerve anyone who has ever spent any time online' Angela Clarke So good. Such brilliant characters. Great premise and a thrilling read' Nina Pottell, Prima ' Chillingly recognisable. A delicious tour de force' Alex Marwood ' Compelling, creepy and completely believable' Mel Mc Grath ' Dark, devious and with a growing sense of dread' Neil Broadfoot ' Brilliantly written, tense and compelling' Amanda Jennings ' Dark twisty fiction at its very best' SJI Holliday ' One of the best books you'll read this year' Ed James ' Effortlessly readable, intensely chilling. That ending floored me' Chris Whitaker ' Unsettling. Taut. Menacing. Burston puts the killer into killer twist' Jonathan Harvey ' Witty and insightful' Susie Boyt ' Brilliant, chilling, totally awesome writing' Miranda Dickinson ` An absolute stunner ... with a deliciously twisted ending' Lisa Hall ` The tension is almost unbearable. The twist is gut-wrenching. The book is a masterpiece in sustained suspense and smart literate contemporary horror. Bravo Mr Burston' Derek Farrell ` Very easy to read, certainly keeps you hooked in with plenty of twists. I suspect it will be a big read this summer' Fiona Sharp ` It's about a gay novelist who becomes the target of an online stalker and is dark, thought-provoking, and totally riveting. As comebacks go, it's on a par with Madonna bursting out of a giant disco ball in a pink leotard!' Matt Cain ` Gripped and Terrified by Paul Burston's new novel, bloody hell!!!' Rowan Coleman ` A fiercely provocative novel, and as well as being a boldly entertaining read, it really, really made me think' Love Reading ` A thought-provoking social-media thriller about fear, fanaticism and the psychological legacy of harassment ... The best work of fiction yet from the novelist, journalist and literary salon host' Attitude Magazine
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Description: *** The new novel from the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal - a brilliantly written and researched, tense, gripping, thought-provoking drama *** You think you have the perfect family. But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other? When Jess arrives at hospital with a story that doesn't add up, Liz is the doctor on call. Jess has devoted her life to family and home. But she is holding so many secrets. As the truth begins to emerge, Liz is forced to question everything she thought she knew: about Jess, and about herself. When something feels so personal, how do you stay professional? ' A deep dive into the dark side of motherhood. Highly recommended' Erin Kelly ' Compelling, beautifully written, so perceptive and emotionally devastating. Like Anatomy of a Scandal, it feels like an important book as well as a brilliant read' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party ' Sarah Vaughan turns her pin-sharp attentions to the blame game that is early parenthood, raising the stakes to truly fearful levels. This tense, absorbing read will have parents - in fact, all readers - turning the pages deep into the night' Louise Candlish, author of Those People ' Little Disasters takes on another topical and emotive issue with the same skill and command Vaughan showed in Anatomy of a Scandal' Cara Hunter, author of All The Rage ' Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' Lucy Atkins ' A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down' Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall ' I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request ' I read this with a fascinated, mounting sense of horror because it could all be too true. Compulsive reading with an ending I didn't see coming' Jane Corry, author of I Looked Away ' A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds. Compelling... and important' Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty ' An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake' Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground' Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange ' Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake ' Sarah's writing is so impressive and skilful - the book is gripping, meticulous, and touches the raw nerves of parenthood' Terry Stiastny, author of Conflicts of Interest ' A fabulous twisty look at early motherhood and friendships. Domestic noir and psyche thriller, it's brave and brilliant' Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love ' Sarah Vaughan manages to hit that rare sweet spot between satisfying, literary writing and a plot that grips you by the throat. Little Disasters is every bit as brilliant as Anatomy of a Scandal. Superb' Cass Green, author of The Killer Inside ' An emotionally intelligent and beautifully written thriller that oozes with tension. Just when I thought I had things figured out, Sarah throws us a curveball which turns everything on its head. Rich and authentic, this is a truly remarkable book' Claire Douglas ' Sarah Vaughan delivers another masterful page-turner, this time tackling early motherhood at its least joyful. As with Anatomy of a Scandal, she writes with intelligence and compassion; the result is a truly gripping read' Catherine Isaac, author of Messy, Wonderful Us
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