Nymphs: Full Moon Rising (Part 1)
By Sari Luhtanen, Miikko Oikkonen
The FIRST of two exclusive part-serialisations of NYMPHS. Sexy, dark and exciting, NYMPHS is the novel of the smash-hit international TV series. Perfect for fans of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS. Meet the nymphs: living among us, they're forever young, dangerously seductive - and ever so deadly...A young man is found dead after a college party in a small town. His body bears the marks of a brutal attack, but police are mystified as to the actual cause of death. Afterwards, student Didi Tiensuu is approached by two mysterious women. Beautiful and other-worldly, they have come to warn her she is in danger. And to live, she must for ever leave her old life behind.There are evil forces at work that mere mortals can never comprehend. And Didi is about to discover her past is a lie. The night of reckoning is coming and the choice is hers. Reject her fate. Or accept her destiny and embrace her power...
Nymphs: Darkness Falls (Part 2)
By Sari Luhtanen, Miikko Oikkonen
The SECOND of two exclusive part-serialisations of NYMPHS. Sexy, dark and exciting, NYMPHS is the novel of the smash-hit international TV series. Perfect for fans of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS. Meet the nymphs: living among us, they're forever young, dangerously seductive - and ever so deadly...A young man is found dead after a college party in a small town. His body bears the marks of a brutal attack, but police are mystified as to the actual cause of death. Afterwards, student Didi Tiensuu is approached by two mysterious women. Beautiful and other-worldly, they have come to warn her she is in danger. And to live, she must for ever leave her old life behind.There are evil forces at work that mere mortals can never comprehend. And Didi is about to discover her past is a lie. The night of reckoning is coming and the choice is hers. Reject her fate. Or accept her destiny and embrace her power...
By Sari Luhtanen, Miikko Oikkonen
Sexy, dark and exciting, NYMPHS is the novel of the smash-hit international TV series. Perfect for fans of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS. Meet the nymphs: living among us, they're forever young, dangerously seductive - and ever so deadly...A young man is found dead after a college party in a small town. His body bears the marks of a brutal attack, but police are mystified as to the actual cause of death. Afterwards, student Didi Tiensuu is approached by two mysterious women. Beautiful and other-worldly, they have come to warn her she is in danger. And to live, she must for ever leave her old life behind.There are evil forces at work that mere mortals can never comprehend. And Didi is about to discover her past is a lie. The night of reckoning is coming and the choice is hers. Reject her fate. Or accept her destiny and embrace her power...
Now or Never
By Lynda Page
A young woman finds refuge in the most unlikely of places... In Now or Never, Lynda Page writes a heart-warming saga of heartache, hope and learning to love again. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Kate Thompson.When Maddie Ashman is tricked into giving up her baby for adoption she is utterly devastated. Her mother has convinced Maddie that she has no choice, as the child is illegitimate and the father has deserted her. But this is the final straw for Maddie and she knows she must leave home. It's now or never. But who can she turn to for help?Catching the train to Leicester, she goes in search of the one person who might take her in - even though she has no idea where they live. And when she gets a job in a funeral parlour she discovers that life is full of surprises - for love and laughter can be found in the most unlikely of places!What readers are saying about Now or Never:'I loved reading this book. It was hard to put it down. Would recommend this to readers who love a warm, loving story''A lovely story, difficult to put down'
Notorious: An It Girl Novel
Jenny Humphrey has left her Manhattan school to attend elite Waverly Academy in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. She will do anything to become The It Girl, and rooming with the two most popular girls in school, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, it finally seems to be happening. But when notorious Tinsley Carmichael returns to find Jenny with her old friends and in her old bed, she's determined not to let Jenny get all the attention... Is Waverly big enough for Jenny, Callie, Brett and Tinsley? They're all beautiful, captivating, and a little bit crazy... but there can be only one It Girl.
Nothing Is Forever
By June Tate
After tragedy, a young woman finds happiness in helping others... June Tate writes an enthralling saga in Nothing Is Forever, as a young woman faces the aftermath of the First World War, and finds fulfilment after heartache. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Cathy Sharp. 'A heart-rending tale of the life and loves of a brave and compassionate woman' - Gilda O'NeillFollowing the loss of her fiancé in WW1, a devastated Flora Ferguson arrives in Southampton, alone and desolate. With the love of her life gone for ever, she determines to devote herself to the street-children who live around the docks and to free them from their poverty and squalor. But through this sacrifice comes unexpected fulfilment, for not only does Flora find her work wonderfully rewarding, but she finds a new degree of happiness through her friendship with the handsome and dedicated Dr Richard Goodwin - a man who shares her compassion and desire to help. Comforted by their closeness, Flora pushes away the thought that if only Richard weren't married to the spoilt and selfish Lydia, he may have been the one to mend her broken heart.But before long, Flora's efforts to improve the conditions in the docklands earn her the enmity of Jack la Salles, a dangerous and powerful underworld figure. With all she holds dear at stake, Flora must fight for the happiness which she knows can be hers... What readers are saying about Nothing Is Forever: 'From start to finish a brilliant, well written story that keeps you wanting more''Nothing is Forever is a touching and moving story, about one woman's intentions to do good being jeopardised by all who are bad''Brilliant read, enjoyed every moment of this book. I could not put it down - great story line and brilliant characters'
Nothing But the Truth (Dismas Hardy series, book 6)
By John Lescroart
The stakes have never been higher...Dismas Hardy's home life and work life collide in John Lescroart's sixth book of the series, Nothing But the Truth, when Hardy's wife Franny finds herself caught up with the law. Perfect for fans of J.J. Miller and Sheldon Sigel. 'Lescroart writes the legal thriller as a modern-day morality play... In a world in which boundaries are blurred, Lescroart is able to put America on trial... [He] ties it together brilliantly' - Express on SundayCan you ever know the truth about what's coming next? When Lawyer Dismas Hardy's wife fails to pick up their children from school one Thursday afternoon, he's convinced something terrible has happened. It has. His wife has been keeping a secret from him - for which she is prepared to go to jail. It's a secret that threatens their marriage...and their lives. For Dismas Hardy a harrowing journey has begun, a search that exposes one stunning revelation after another, about the secrets men and women hide from the law, from each other - and from themselves...What readers are saying about Nothing but the Truth:'A great start and the plot just thickens and thickens''A compelling read from page one''Immensely engrossing'
Nothing to Fear (The Chicago Series Book 3)
By Karen Rose
A killer's game is just beginning: NOTHING TO FEAR is a fantastic thriller from bestselling author Karen Rose, and part of the Chicago series. Sue Conway is out for revenge. Recently released from prison, she is determined to find everyone who helped put her there. And kidnapping an eleven-year-old deaf boy is only the first step in her plan. Running to Chicago, they head to Hanover House, an inner-city women's shelter, run by Dana Dupinsky. Dana safeguards many secrets for those around her but she would never knowingly harbour a kidnapper. Dana thought she had nothing to fear, but those around her begin to die in increasingly violent ways, and she realises the true extent of Sue's plan, she knows much worse is to come...
The Not-So-Secret Diary of a City Girl
By Allie Spencer
Can Laura prevent the bank (and her love life) from crashing and burning? Banking analyst Laura McGregor's electronic diary is full of things which definitely shouldn't be made public: musings on her lacklustre relationship with trader boyfriend Tom, disturbing irregularities in new boss Will's trading accounts, and the small matter of her attraction to gorgeous journalist Alex. So when the diary is accidentally uploaded on to the internet in blog form by clueless younger sister Mel, suddenly not only Laura, but her bank too, is facing meltdown and, even worse, Laura suspects Alex of using it as a scoop. Fighting to convince the world's media to believe her over Alex is one thing, but can Laura win the battle with her heart?
The Not-So-Perfect Man
By Valerie Frankel
As far as her family and friends are concerned, Frieda Schast has been the grieving widow long enough. At thirty-five she's still young and attractive, and her son could certainly do with a father figure in his life. But when Frieda starts falling for Sam Hill, he's not their idea of the ultimate catch. Sam is young, talented and incredibly sexy - although broke, sporadically employed and clueless about kids. Does Frieda really need the 'perfect man' or the far-from-ideal man who's perfect for her?
Not In Your Lifetime
By Anthony Summers
It might not be in your lifetime', said the Chief Justice of the United States when asked whether the files on the assassination of President Kennedy would be made public. If the President was killed by a lone gunman, as the first official enquiry claimed, why can we still not see all relevant records?Fifty years on and the murder of the century remains unsolved. Drawing on thirty years of investigation, Anthony Summers examines the case in compelling, forensic detail. He analyses the evidence for Oswald's guilt, the Mafia connection, and the links to Cuba and reveals, for the first time, a plausible admission of involvement. This updated edition of Not in Your Lifetime is the most definitive account of one of the most intractable mystery mysteries of our time.
North of Boston
By Elisabeth Elo
Year's Best Crime Novels: 2014, BooklistDennis Lehane meets Smilla's Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditionsElisabeth Elo's debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north.Pirio Kasparov finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic when the fishing boat she's on is rammed by a freighter. She somehow survives for nearly four hours in the freezing water before being rescued, but Pirio's friend, Ned, is not so lucky. He disappears without a trace. Pirio can't shake the suspicion that the boat's sinking was no accident, and begins to unravel a lethal plot that takes her to Northern Canada and the ice-cold waters of Baffin Bay. To survive, she must overcome a deadly betrayal from someone in her past, and, most importantly, learn to trust her own instincts above all else.Elisabeth Elo's mesmerising novel follows a dark and treacherous quest that brings to light some horrifying truths.
None but the Brave
By Joy Chambers
Joy Chambers' None ut the Brave sweeps three courageous people into the battlefield as it travels from France to Great Britain to the Australian bush and back again in a gripping insight into a fascinating period of our past. The perfect read for fans of Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong and Charlotte Gray.John Baron Chard, orphaned as a baby and brought up in Australia, is unaware that the family he loves is not his own. When his life is thrown into turmoil, he leaves for England to join the RAF as war looms over Europe. Samantha Chard, young and headstrong, is a pioneer woman photographer. When she cannot have the man she loves, she marries Cashman Slade - a union with disastrous consequences. Cashman Slade, charismatic and arrogant, discovers an easy way to live in style when his father squanders the family's wealth. But nothing is free, and as Cash flees from his past he is forced to make his stand in the world's greatest conflict.What people are saying about None but the Brave:'A great book that takes the reader from France at the end of World War I to the wilds of Australia to wartime England. For anyone who is a fan of wartime setting it is well worth the trip''A fantastic read from start to finish - it keeps you wanting to keep reading to find out what happened next''Engrossing and weaves so many lives together'
By Josephine Cox
Lizzie Miller worries about her beautiful eldest daughter. A mother shouldn't have favourites, but Ruby wins a special place in Lizzie's heart. Money is short in their little house in Blackburn, and Ruby yearns to give her beloved family a better life. Determined to enjoy the security only wealth can bring, she stifles her feelings for handsome Johnny Ackroyd. Ruby knows he cannot offer her the life she craves. She works as a maid for Mr Banks and his daughter, Cicely. The two girls hatch a mischievous plan to introduce Ruby to society at a party for the 'gentry' of Blackburn, where Ruby meets Luke Arnold, the dissolute heir to his father's fortunes. Seeing Ruby's dark beauty, he determines to despoil her innocence. When Luke slyly turns his charm on Cicely, Ruby feels compelled to warn her friend of his evil nature. Ruby quickly finds employment in a milliner's shop, and eventually takes over the business. But her worldly success still leaves an emptiness that riches cannot fill, and Ruby learns at last that the love of family and friends is beyond price . . .
By Anne Baker
A young woman's search for her roots has dramatic consequences. Anne Baker writes an engrossing saga in Nobody's Child - a tale of family, love and finding a place to call home. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Lyn Andrews.When Dorothy Mortimer finds herself pregnant, she is sent away to family friends, the Benders, to have the child. Dorothy wants nothing to do with her daughter Lizzie, so the Benders arrange for the child to be brought up by the O'Malley's, a feckless family living on the estate. Lizzie is unaware of her parentage but her brother Joey is suspicious of the attention she receives from the Benders... Eventually he takes Lizzie to Merseyside to claim what is rightfully hers. But Joey's obsession to provide Lizzie with the riches she deserves leads to the destruction of their love, and Lizzie finds herself drawn to the family she has never known... What readers are saying about Nobody's Child: 'A rags-to-riches story, but with a good underlying tale of spite and greed. A little bit of everything and a gritty ending - I couldn't put it down''A really good read, a bit like a mini-series on TV. I especially liked the way it kept me guessing until the very end'
A Noble Killing (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 13)
By Barbara Nadel
When Honour can be deadly...The brilliant thirteenth Istanbul crime novel from Barbara Nadel's Inspector Ikmen Mysteries series delves into the shocking world of honour killing. A Noble Killing will enthral fans of Andrea Camilleri and Colin Cotterill. 'Add Inspector Ikmen and his motley crew to the growing list of outstanding fictional cops plying their trades across all parts of Europe and Asia, which have become hotbeds of police procedural excellence' - Booklist Turkey: the police are called to the scene of what seems to be the honour killing of a young girl. Burnt alive, she is not the first girl to suffer such an horrific death in Istanbul. Further investigations by Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman reveal that the girl had a secret boyfriend who has now disappeared. He and the girl's family are prime suspects, even though forensic evidence is scant. Why does the family, in common with other families of girls immolated in the city, now appear to be broke? There are also links to an infamous local gangster. Religion, organised crime and the lengths some people will go to in order to conform, come together in a tragic story of violence in a divided and changing society. And Mehmet Suleyman is on the verge of making a mistake that could ruin his career...What readers are saying about A Noble Killing:'Nadel writes with warmth, understanding and looks deep into the human soul''An exciting crime story that draws one in from the first page until the end. Impossible to put down''The twists and turns of the case keep you guessing'
No Way Out
By Lynda Page
Stephanie Mortimer feels trapped. Her alcoholic mother and domineering father have never loved each other, let alone their only child, and her upbringing has been one of violence, repression and neglect. In an attempt to escape, Steph agrees to marry a man she doesnt even love but a tragic accident means their marriage never takes place. Then her father dies and the terms of his will reveal that he still has a hold on Steph even beyond the grave. Reeling from the news, the last person Steph expects to meet is the man of her dreams. Jason Connor could change her life for ever, but will their whirlwind romance be the answer to Stephs prayers or the beginning of a nightmare?
No Tie Required
By Christopher Cairns
No Tie Required is an entertaining journey across Britain, celebrating the wonderful, eccentric and historical public courses where no club membership is required. Not for Chris Cairns the member's door and the pink gins of the 19th hole. Instead the author has sought out the country's pay-and-play courses in order to experience how non-members get their golfing fix. Public courses in Britain come in just about every shape and size: from picturesque honesty box courses in the Highlands, to converted potato fields in Essex and over-crowded city parks in London. At all these courses there are regulars who play in all weathers and who are happy to tell their stories. Behind the author's journey - apart from the joy of playing and sharing a pint or two with the locals - is the desire to trace the history of why the game's origins have been so badly relegated in status. Today a handful of highly exclusive private members clubs seem to dominate the image of golf. Is this justified? Or is the 'them and us' approach a fiction in today's Britain?
By Richard Laymon
No one's safe at Fern Lake... Richard Laymon's No Sanctuary is a gripping and chilling horror novel, of three hikers finding more than they bargained for in the wilderness. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.Rick would do anything for his girlfriend Bert. He'd even spend his vacation in the wilderness, walking the trails around Fern Lake. After what happened last time, it's the one place in the world he'd prefer not to go. But Bert is a woman with a passion for the outdoors - and a passion for other things too. Rick would follow her to hell and back - which is what he's about to do. Gillian is off on vacation too, only her idea of a holiday is a little weird. She likes breaking into people's homes while they are away and living there. Pity that this time she chances on the home of a serial-killer. The kind of guy who likes to take his female victims out into the wilderness for his fun. Rick and Bert are not the only ones heading to Fern Lake... What readers are saying about No Sanctuary: 'Wow - talk about gripping... two stories that end up crashing together spectacularly''No Sanctuary has so many twists and turns that it will hold your interest throughout. Just when you think 'I know what's coming next' something completely different happens! The way these two stories come together is magic''Good, old-fashioned, gory horror with just the right mix of humour and adventure'
No Rest for the Wicked
By Wendy Robertson
Will she have the courage to face her past...? When the bright lights of the theatre collide with the old values of a small community, the stage is quite literally set for a tale of passion, drama and tragedy in No Rest For the Wicked, a gripping saga from much-loved author Wendy Robertson. Perfect for fans of Rita Bradshaw and Rosie Goodwin.In the poverty-stricken years after the First World War, a travelling troupe of players arrives in the small Northern village of Bishop Auckland. With them is Pippa, a young French girl who has her own secrets. For her, and for so many of her companions, the troupe provides a sanctuary from the outside world. Protected by the lights, make-up and costumes, none of them notices what is going on underneath their very noses.But when something tragic happens in the town within days of Pippa's arrival, she is forced to start examining her old life and looking forward to a new one, no matter what the cost... What readers are saying about Wendy Robertson: 'The gift of a true writer is in the telling of stories and characters that stay with you long after you close the book - and Wendy Robertson is one of those writers''A skilful, imaginative novelist''Five stars'