The Wrong Man (James Bishop 1)
By Jason Dean
The fantastic debut novel from Jason Dean.Nine hundred and seventy three days.Thinking. Planning. Waiting for the perfect moment.Former Marine James Bishop will only have one opportunity to make his prison break. And one chance to prove that he isn't responsible for the murders that put him inside.Three years ago Bishop was the leader of an elite close protection team hired to protect a millionaire and his daughter. After being attacked, Bishop regained consciousness to find seven bodies strewn throughout the millionaire's Long Island mansion - including those of his two charges - and a mountain of evidence guaranteed to send him down for murder.But to find out who set him up and why, Bishop needs to be free. And now the time has come to make his move.Prepare yourself for the most exciting debut thriller of the year...
The Wrong Knickers - A Decade of Chaos
By Bryony Gordon, Sophie Bleasdale
Bryony Gordon survived her adolescence by dreaming about the life she'd have in her twenties: the perfect job; the lovely flat; the amazing boyfriend. The reality was something of a shock. Her Telegraph column was a diary of her daily screw-ups; she lived in a series of squalid shoe boxes; and her most meaningful relationship of the entire decade was with a Marlboro Light. Here in the Sunday Times bestselling THE WRONG KNICKERS Bryony busts open the glamorized myth of what it means to be a young (perpetually) single girl about London town, and shares the horrible and hilarious truth. The truth about picking up a colleague at the STI clinic; sinking into debt to fund a varied diet of wine, crisps and vodka; and how it feels when your dream man turns out to be a one night stand who hands you someone else's knickers in the morning.Bryony's wonderfully ridiculous and ultimately redemptive story is essential reading for everyone whose 'best years' weren't quite what they were expecting...(P)2015 Headline Digital
Written in the Blood
By Stephen Lloyd Jones
WRITTEN IN THE BLOOD is the blistering follow-up to Stephen Lloyd Jones' acclaimed debut novel and Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club pick, THE STRING DIARIES.High in the mountains of the Swiss Alps Leah Wilde is about to gamble her life to bring a powerful man an offer. A promise. Leah has heard the dark stories about him and knows she is walking into the lion's den. But her options are running out. Her rare lineage, kept secret for years, is under terrible threat. That is, unless Leah and her mother Hannah are prepared to join up with their once deadly enemies. Should the prey ever trust the predator? Is hope for future generations ever enough to wash away the sins of the past?With a new and chilling danger stalking them all, and the survival of their society at stake, they may have little choice...THE NEW NOVEL BY STEPHEN LLOYD JONES IS AVAILABLE NOW - THE SILENCED: A DARK AND GRIPPING THRILLER
Written in Blood
By Caroline Graham
'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.The fourth novel in the Midsomer Murders series by award-winning writer Caroline Graham, Written in Blood, stars Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. If you love Agatha Christie, Ann Granger and James Runcie's The Grantchester Mysteries, you won't be able to get enough of the Midsomer Murders mysteries.Despite the fierce, and seemingly personal, objections of secretary Gerald Hadleigh, members of the Midsomer Worthy Writers' Circle press ahead and invite bestselling author Max Jennings to talk to their group. Besides, it's not as though he'll say yes. . . So when Jennings turns up to their meeting, they are completely over-awed by his presence. But before the evening is over, Gerald has been brutally murdered. Summoned to investigate, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby discovers that Gerald's life was as much of a mystery to his neighbours as his violent death. The key to the killing must surely be their illustrious guest speaker, a face from Gerald's past. But Jennings is nowhere to be found. . . Praise for Caroline Graham's novels:'A mystery of which Agatha Christie would have been proud. . . A beautifully written crime novel' The Times'Tension builds, bitchery flares, resentment seethes . . . lots of atmosphere, colourful characters and fair clues' Mail on Sunday'Lots of excellent character sketches . . . and the dialogue is lively and convincing' Independent'The mystery is intriguing, the wit shafts through like sunlight . . . do not miss this book' Family Circle
Wrecking Ball: A Big Lad From a Small Island - My Story So Far
By Billy Vunipola
Wrecking Ball is a captivating and humorous memoir by Billy Vunipola, one of the stars of England's recent rugby renaissance, and will be enjoyed by those who have read the recent autobiographies by Jonny Wilkinson, Brian O'Driscoll, Dan Carter and Paul O'Connell.Standing at 6 feet 2 inches and weighing almost 20 stone, Billy is a rampaging and unmissable presence on the rugby pitch, for both club and country. Wrecking Ball is his captivating story so far, chronicling his remarkable personal odyssey of 10,000 miles, from the tiny Tongan village of Longo Longo to the imposing vastness of Twickenham.Join Billy on his journey from the year-round sunshine of Tonga to the bitter cold of a British winter, from his favourite Pontypool kebab shop to finding himself eating broccoli for breakfast, and from carefree childhood games in the middle of the Pacific to the serious business of playing professional rugby in Europe. Wrecking Ball is a wonderfully eccentric and witty book, written with bags of charm. It captures Billy's colourful family and upbringing, and creates a rounded and fascinating portrait of a young man finding his feet as a modern English rugby player.
Work Less, Achieve More
By Fergus O'connell
For many people, a successful work/life balance is frustratingly elusive. Monday mornings fill us with dread, as we face increasingly long hours, constant stress, and the struggle to maintain a decent quality of life. Work/life balance is typically seen as a time-management issue, but that's not it. Working harder in the little time you have won't help. What's needed is a change of attitude and approach, where you can stop tearing your hair out, and go home feeling happy, confident and stress-free. In the process, you will become much more productive, relaxed and an asset to your business. WORK LESS, ACHIEVE MORE shows you how.For many people, a successful work/life balance is frustratingly elusive. Monday mornings fill us with dread, as we face increasingly long hours, constant stress, and the struggle to maintain a decent quality of life. Work/life balance is typically seen as a time-management issue, but that's not it. Working harder in the little time you have won't help. What's needed is a change of attitude and approach, where you can stop tearing your hair out, and go home feeling happy, confident and stress-free. In the process, you will become much more productive, relaxed and an asset to your business. WORK LESS, ACHIEVE MORE shows you how.
A Word After Dying (Mitchell & Markby 10)
By Ann Granger
A holiday becomes work for Mitchell and Markby as a crime unravels... Mitchell and Markby find themselves drawn into a murder enquiry whilst holiday in a country cottage in A Word After Dying, the tenth cosy English village crime novel in Ann Granger's captivating Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of Rebecca Tope, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders.'Probably the best current example of a crime writer who has taken the classic English village detective story and brought it up to date' - Birmingham Post Superintendent Alan Markby and Meredith Mitchell are in desperate need of a holiday - and the Cotswold village of Parsloe St John seems the perfect choice. Their neighbour, retired journalist Wynne Carter, is as convivial as the village itself and, over a glass of blackberry wine, indulges in her latest obsession, Olivia Smeaton, a racy old lady whose life - and death - she is convinced are not all they seem. Markby is more interested in buying Olivia's house than the circumstances of her vacating it, but Meredith is intrigued: by the old lady, the death of a cherished horse and a dusty junk shop run by a white witch.When another fatality - of a very grisly nature - is discovered, it seems her suspicion is justified. Clearly Olivia isn't the only enigma in Parsloe St John - and her death might be the first of many unless Meredith Mitchell and Alan Markby can make sense of some very secret lives to reach the truth...What readers are saying about A Word After Dying:'If you like your crime novels written in a low key style with plenty of amusing moments and not too much graphic violence then this is the series for you''Yet another great Mitchell & Markby whodunit''An invigorating novel!'
The Woods are Dark
By Richard Laymon
A normal American town. A group of travellers. A deadly monster. Richard Laymon's The Woods Are Dark thrills with suspense and vivid accounts of pure terror. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.In the woods are six dead trees. The Killing Trees. That's where they take them. Innocent travellers on the road in California. Seized and bound, stripped of their valuables and shackled to the Trees. To wait. In the woods. In the dark... What readers are saying about The Woods Are Dark: 'This is the best Richard Laymon I have read. So compelling that I literally could not stop reading. It's an erotic thriller that will have your heart racing from the first page to the last''A brilliant read. A typical Laymon book full of suspense and thrill. A satisfying read that leaves the reader wanting more''Five stars'
Wonderful Today: The Autobiography of Pattie Boyd
By Pattie Boyd, Penny Junor, Pattie Boyd
The Woman Who Left
By Josephine Cox
If your whole world changed, how would you cope? Josephine Cox writes a unputdownable saga in The Woman Who Left - a tale of love, family and bitter rivalries. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Rosie Goodwin.Louise and Ben Hunter's loving marriage is marred only by their unfulfilled longing for a child. Living and working with Ben's father, Ronnie, they are quietly contented. But when Ronnie dies, their whole world changes. Ben's lazy brother, Jacob, returns, convinced he stands to inherit Ronnie's small fortune. And he means to have his brother's wife; though just as she did years before, Louise warns him off. Jacob, however, is not so easily dismissed. When he realises Ben will inherit everything, Jacob is beside himself with rage, and commits a terrible deed, one that threatens to destroy everything his brother and Louise hold dear... What readers are saying about The Woman Who Left: 'Wonderful story - vivid, sad and heart-warming''I found this a really exciting story which kept you interested until the very end. An excellent read!''This book is brilliant - five stars' Don't miss the heart-stopping sequel: Jinnie.
The Woman Who Drew Buildings
By Wendy Robertson
How well do we really know the ones we love? Wendy Robertson's The Woman Who Drew Buildings is a powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Rosie Goodwin.As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother's house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope - to forge the bond with her for which he's always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. All Adam can do is wait in desperate hope for her recovery. But as time passes Adam begins to unravel the mystery of his mother's past and discovers how little he really knows about the woman who raised him... 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'
With a Little Luck
By Anne Baker
She's grown up amidst heartache and tragedy. Happiness is finally tangible, unless her past catches up with her first... Anne Baker writes a captivating saga in With a Little Luck, which follows a young woman as she unravels the secrets of past traumas, to shocking effect. Perfect for fans of Maureen Lee and Dilly Court.Alice Luckett is only nine years old when her father, Len, commits suicide. Her mother disappeared several months before, so Alice goes to live with her grandparents, Edith and Monty. They love her dearly but are often too preoccupied to have time for poor Alice. Her only real pleasure comes from the hours she spends next door with Nell Ainslie and her handsome son Eric. Slowly but surely, Alice comes to terms with her loss. But when Uncle Frank gets involved in the bakery business where she works, a chilling memory from the night of Len's death comes back to haunt her. And a shocking revelation changes life for the whole family... What readers are saying about With a Little Luck: 'I lost two days because I couldn't put the book down until I finished it. I have since read another of [Anne Baker's] books with the same results and I can't wait to read more''Five stars'
The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey
By Jessica Fellowes
'Come war and peace Downton still standsand the Crawleys are still in it.'Downton Abbey is loved the world over for its fabulous costumes, beautiful scenery, wonderful characters and intricate plot lines, but what keeps millions of us coming back time after time is the stellar quality of the writing. With each stroke of his pen Julian Fellowes seems to gift us with a cuttingly dry quip from the Dowager Countess, a perfectly timed word of wisdom from Mrs Patmore or a touchingly nostalgic pronouncement from Carson. Here in the The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes has gathered together her favourite quotes from the complete Downton Abbey oeuvre to take each of us back to the most memorable moments from the show and ensure we are armed with the very best ripostes should we ever need to chastise an impertinent lady's maid.
Wishes and Tears
By Dee Williams
A bond this powerful can never be broken... Dee Williams writes a heart-wrenching tale of a young mother's search for a long-lost daughter, in Wishes and Tears. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court.When a naive encounter at a Coronation party leaves sixteen-year-old Janet Slater pregnant there's no question in her scandalised parents' mind of her keeping the baby. Bundled off to a home for unmarried mothers in South London, Janet is about to face the hardest moment of her sheltered life alone. Forced to give her tiny daughter up for adoption, Janet promises her that one day, come what may, she'll find her...In the years that follow it seems, however hard Janet tries, it is a promise that will be impossible to keep. Nonetheless, she builds her life around her secret and Paula, her lost daughter, is never far from her thoughts. And one day, her searching pays off - the road to their longed-for reunion seems clear. But then a new shadow falls across the fragile happiness of both their lives... What readers are saying about Wishes and Tears: 'I thought this was a beautiful, well written book... I had never been moved in this way by a book and even wrote to Dee Williams to tell her''This is the first Dee Williams book I have read - it definitely won't be the last. It took me less than 24 hours to read it as I just couldn't put it down''Really enjoyed this book. I won't deny I shed a tear or two. Dee writes with sensitivity and captivates her readers throughout! Loved it!'
Wish You Were Here
By Phillipa Ashley
A very young Beth and Jack met, fell passionately in love and had a whirlwind engagement several years ago in Corsica. But when they got back to the reality of their everyday lives in the UK, Jack mysteriously ended their relationship and Beth was left alone and heartbroken. What a cad. Or was he? When Beth, all grown-up and newly engaged - again - ends up working for Jack by a bizarre twist of fate, they start to unravel a string of misunderstandings that drove them apart. But it's too late to try again - or is it?
A Wise Child
By Elizabeth Murphy
Born at the turn of the century near the Liverpool docks, Nellie Williams endures a childhood of ill treatment before she escapes into domestic service with a kindly employer. But when he dies, she is taken on by Joshua Leadbetter, JP, who rapes her. Shaken and upset, Nellie flees home and is quickly married to Sam Meadows, a seaman who once befriended her. The rape is concealed from Sam and when Nellie's son is born eight months later. The child, Tommy, is the pride and joy of both his parents, but Nellie's ambition for their son make Sam feel that the boy is growing away from him. False friends fan these insecurities and after a prolonged drinking bout Sam sails for America. How will Nellie cope on her own, and will the mystery of Tommy's parentage ever be revealed?
By Jenna Burtenshaw
Kate has escaped the clutches of the High Council and Silas has left Albion for the continent. But their lives are forever linked and as the veil weakens, causing Albion's skilled to fear for everyone's safety, Silas and Kate find themselves drawn together by the mysterious and corrupt Dalliah Grey.
By Jenna Burtenshaw
The veil which marks the division between life and death is falling. Lost souls are seeping through to roam Albion's graveyard city of Fume. Kate Winters' recent memory is lost. Relieved to be heading home to Albion, Kate can't shake the feeling that Dalliah Grey, the woman she's supposed to be working for, is not to be trusted. Disgraced warrior Silas Dane plans to rescue Kate and save Albion from the advancing armies seeking to profit from the confusion. But the veil will not be easy to repair and Silas knows sacrifices have to be made. Kate must return to the dark secrets detailed by her ancestors in the ancient book of WINTERCRAFT and learn from their mistakes to save herself.
By Jenna Burtenshaw
Ten years ago Kate Winters parents were taken when her town was raided by the High Council to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back...
Winter Study (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 14)
By Nevada Barr
A beautiful, idyllic refuge becomes a place of danger beyond the ordinary... In Nevada Barr's Winter Study, Anna Pigeon finds trouble brewing amongst a pack of wolves. Perfect for fans of Sue Grafton and Janet Evanovich. 'Strong, evocative writing... frigid winds blow through Winter Study as the suspense heats up' - South Florida Sun-SentinelIt is January, and Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is sent to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to learn about managing and understanding wolves, as her home base of Rocky Mountain National Park might soon have its own pack of the magnificent, much maligned animals. She's lodging in the island's bunkhouse with the famed wolf study team, along with two scientists from Homeland Security, who are assessing the study with an eye to opening the park in the winters - an act that would effectively bring an end to the fifty-year project.However, soon after Anna's arrival, the wolf packs under observation begin to behave in peculiar ways... What readers are saying about Winter Study: 'Plenty of thrills and chills in Winter Study. You may want to get under a blanket to read it''An engrossing adventure tale''This was an exceptionally enjoyable book - absolutely riveting'