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The Man Who Died Twice

Author: Richard Osman
Released: September 16, 2021
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN


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'A thing of joy' KATE ATKINSON

'I absolutely loved it. He'd not only done it again, but he's done it even better' PHILLIPA PERRY

'The tonic we all need' SHARI LAPENA

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It's the following Thursday.

Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.

As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus?

But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can the Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE

'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing' THE TIMES

'If you liked The Thursday Murder Club, you're in for a treat, as this sequel is even better' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'He's back and he's better than ever!' JEFFERY DEAVER

'This is the most perfect Sunday afternoon read' RED

'Full of humour and heart, Osman delivers another must-read. I loved it' HARLAN COBEN

'Superbly entertaining' GUARDIAN

'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure.' LINWOOD BARCLAY

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB:


'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID

'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN

'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES

'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM

'Pure escapism' GUARDIAN

'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY

'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD


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The Thursday Murder Club

Author: Richard Osman
Released: September 3, 2020
'Such a beacon of pleasure' KATE ATKINSON

'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN

'A gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.

But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM

'A great read, I really enjoyed it' GRAHAM NORTON

'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' THE TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' HARLAN COBEN

'Pure escapism' THE GUARDIAN, BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020

'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' DAILY EXPRESS

'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES

'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD

'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY

'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' DAILY MAIL

'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID

'Delight after delight from first page to last' RED MAGAZINE

'I completely fell in love with it' SHARI LAPENA

'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' STEVE CAVANAGH

'Charming, clever debut' STYLIST

'I laughed my arse off' BELINDA BAUER

'A witty and poignant tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Clever, clever plot' FIONA BARTON

'An absolutely delightful read' PRIMA MAGAZINE

'Utterly charming' SARAH PINBOROUGH

'Funny and original' THE SUN

'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' ARAMINTA HALL

'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' DAILY MIRROR

'A bundle of joy' JANE FALLON


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The New Home

Author: Chris Merritt
Released: September 7, 2021
Wow!!! Wow!!!! Wow!!! This book is a total page-turner and will keep you guessing with every page. Halfway through I thought I had it figured out and then BAM! The ending floored me… I just loved this book.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

You never know what’s happening behind closed doors…

 

Freya loves her new home on a quiet suburban street. And her beautiful neighbour Emily is everything she’s ever wanted in a best friend. Finally, she has somebody to share her secrets with over a glass of wine. But as Freya watches her new friend setting the table for dinner one evening, she sees something shocking that makes her think that Emily’s life might not be as perfect as it seems. Days later, Emily and her daughter vanish…

 

When you meet Emily’s husband, you will think you know what he’s hiding.

 

You will ask yourself whether Emily and Freya really did meet by chance.

 

You will think you know what happened to Emily and her little girl the night they went missing.

 

But when you discover the truth, it will shake you to your core and you will lie awake at night wondering if you can ever really trust the people in the house next door…

 

Fans of Claire McGowan, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell will love the gripping tension and unexpected twists of The New Home. Once you start reading, you’ll be hooked!

 

What readers are saying about The New Home:

‘A heart-stopping read of determination against all odd… Had me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath. Hang on for the ride!Nicki’s Book Blog


‘My goodness this book grabbed me and didn’t let go! Just when I thought I knew what was going on it through in another twist and I was left completely gob-smacked again!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


This wild ride took me surprise so many times. You think you know what's going on.... Then BAM it’s not what you're thinking!… WOW! Amazing, great, wonderful read!@oh.happy.reading, 5 stars


Wow, wow, wow… I absolutely loved the story line.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


Let me just say wow… I love when I think I know and a freakin’ twist comes and turns it all around. I can highly recommend.’ @latteandabook, 5 stars


‘Spine-tingling. You will not be able to put this downI devoured this book.’ @bookish_expressions, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved this one. I was on the edge of my seat until the last page.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘Bloody hell! What a story!… You think you’re got it figured out… only to have the rug pulled from under your feet.’ NetGalley reviewer

 

I could not put this one down. Each chapter kept me wanting more.’ @_Ifthereviewfits, 5 stars


‘I absolutely loved this gripping psychological thriller. I kept turning the pages of this thrilling story until it reached it’s shocking and brilliant ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Intense and just utterly brilliant.’ @robynne_reads, 5 stars

 

Definitely a must-read!… There was an audible ‘I didn’t see that coming!’ as I flew through it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘A twisty wild ride of a thriller!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

Constantly keeps you guessing. As I was reading, I literally began doubting everyone and everything!! The pages fly by.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

I couldn’t put it down!… Keeps you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Filled with spine-tingling suspense.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic

 

I LOVED this book… incredibly tense and suspenseful.’ Sue Watson

 

Unrelenting tension from beginning to end.’ S.E. Lynes


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An Innocent Baby

Author: Cathy Glass
Released: September 16, 2021
When foster carer, Cathy Glass, is asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, she is very concerned.

The baby is coming to her straight from hospital and will have no contact with her teenage mother, Haylea. Even more worrying, she will be brought to Cathy with a police escort as it’s vital her extended family don’t know where she is.

Abandoned at birth, Cathy and her family quickly bond with little Darcy-May although they have to accept she will eventually leave them to be adopted. But fostering is rarely straight forward, and when Haylea asks to see her baby a different story begins to emerge. It’s so alarming that even Cathy, a highly experienced foster carer, struggles.

About the author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

This will be her 40th book and 27th fostering memoir.


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The Family Across the Street

Author: Nicole Trope
Released: August 6, 2021
‘OMG!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!… The most heart-racing book I’ve read in a long time, if not ever!!! It had me hook, line and sinker from the first page and I could not put it down!!!… Clear your day because it is truly unputdownable… What an absolute twist!!!… If you read one book in your life, make sure it is this!!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Sometimes, the most perfect families are hiding the most terrible secrets. How well do you know the people next door…?

 

Everybody wants to live on Hogarth Street, the pretty, tree-lined avenue with its white houses. The new family, The Wests, are a perfect fit. Katherine and John seem so in love and their gorgeous five-year-old twins race screeching around their beautiful emerald-green lawn.

 

But soon people start to notice: why don’t they join backyard barbecues? Why do they brush away offers to babysit? Why, when you knock at the door, do they shut you out, rather than inviting you in?

 

Every family has secrets, and on the hottest day of the year, the truth is about to come out. As a tragedy unfolds behind closed doors, the dawn chorus is split by the wail of sirens. And one by one the families who tried so hard to welcome the Wests begin to realise: Hogarth Street will never be the same again.

 

A completely gripping, twist-packed psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and Lisa Jewell.


Readers love The Family Across the Street:


Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! A total page-turner and will keep you guessing with every page. Halfway through I thought I had figured it out and then BAM! The ending floored me.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Omg! Omg!... My son came in and asked me who I was yelling at?! (I was yelling at my e-reader). I think my heart beat out of my chestThe suspense was killing me! LOL my heart is still beating crazy!…OK I have to go now I need a big glass of wine to calm down! Ana's Attic Guest Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Oh my GOSH!!!!!! I read this emotionally charged, compelling book in one sitting. Whoa, my emotions are ALL over the place!!! You thought you knew what was going on and then BAM nothing what you thought was happening! I’ve never been soooooo engrossed in a book from the first pages. Amazing, emotional and just Wow!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Oh wow, absolutely triple wow. Absolutely amazing.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘This is how you do thrillers. OMG, this story was amazingEdge-of-your-seat-nail-biting read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘I’m writing this review with tears streaming down my face!! What a BRILLIANT book… I was on edge every single second… At one point I realized my body was literally tensed up in anticipation.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Utterly blew my mind.’ Priyanka’s Book Gallery, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘I was absolutely hooked!!Totally engrossed!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Simply brilliantAlmost gave me an aneurysm in my attempt to finish it.’ @rk_reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Absolutely amazing!So so good with so many twists and surprises. I could not put it down and read it in 24 hours!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


The story totally sucked me in and I was hooked! I love it when a book that does that to me… To the point to where I don’t want to adult at all!!! This was that type of book!… Will blow your damn mind!@oh.happy.reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘After reading this book I realise I use the phrase “page-turner” too much, because THIS was a true PAGE TURNER. I read it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Wow, I loved this one so much…. A whole box of tissues were gone in just a few hours. It was so intense that I was sitting at the edge of my seat the whole time. I couldn’t put this one down for the life of me. No bathroom breaks at all.’ Blue Moon Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

The first book I have ever read in a dayI just couldn’t put it down. It really is one of those books that you think just a few more pages, just a few more pages, just another chapter.’ The Reviewers, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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The Serial Killer’s Wife

Author: Alice Hunter
Released: May 27, 2021
‘A stunning debut … It richly deserves to be a hit’ Daily Mail

‘The final double twist is well worth waiting for’ My Weekly

‘Hooks you in to the drama straight away and does not let you go, even on the last page’ The Sun

Every marriage has its secrets…

Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family.

When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst.

But the worst is beyond imagining.

As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband.

They’re saying he’s a monster. And they’re saying she knew.

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***** READERS ARE GRIPPED BY THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE…*****

‘400 pages gone in the blink of an eye!’

‘Fast-paced and chilling’

‘From start to finish this is a page turner – I could barely catch my breath’

‘This book blew me away’

‘Plenty of suspense, twists and turns – and an ending I did not predict!’

‘This is one hell of a thriller’

‘What a belting good story’

‘Such an addictive read’

‘Twists and turns – even on the last page’

‘Once I picked it up I didn’t put it down. Read in one sitting!’

‘Addictive! A page turner that you can not put down’

‘Convincing and clever writing, I gobbled this up at speed’

Reviews

‘A stunning debut … It richly deserves to be a hit’ Daily Mail

‘The steadily unfurling plot … kept me hooked. The final double twist, too, is well worth waiting for’ My Weekly

‘This book hooks you in to the drama straight away and does not let you go, even on the last page. Brilliant.’ The Sun

‘I am going to go all in and say The Serial Killer’s Wife is one of the best books of 2021’ Frost Magazine

‘Twisty and suspenseful’ Jane Corry

‘Absolutely gripping and a brilliant premise – how well does anyone ever know anyone else? Fantastic.’ Catherine Cooper

‘A one-sitting read that absolutely gripped me from the first page.’ C S Green

‘Twisty, turny, tense and so very, very clever.’ Susi Holliday

‘Smart, assured and wickedly twisty.’ Jenny Blackhurst

‘Top end crime fiction, beautifully written and totally mesmerising.’ Amanda Robson

‘A gripping story of secrets, manipulation and power in a quiet Cotswolds village. Terrific!’ Mick Finlay

‘A novel that I was immediately sucked into … Alice Hunter cleverly kept me on my toes as I was desperately trying to work it out.’ Joy Kluver

'Scarily believable – what does go on behind closed doors? It's such a twisty, addictive read, and brilliantly written – highly recommended.' Elisabeth Carpenter


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The Road Trip

Author: Beth O'Leary
Released: April 29, 2021
The instant Sunday Times Bestseller and #1 eBook Bestseller from the author of The Flatshare

'The bookish summer staple you can't miss' Zoella Book Club

'Joyful and uplifting' Sheila O'Flanagan


'O'Leary's best yet' Gillian McAllister

'A charming, heartfelt story of love found and love potentially lost' Laura Jane Williams

'This book is perfect' Rosie Walsh

'Completely fresh and unpredictable, The Road Trip is so compelling' Paige Toon

'Beth is quite rightly earning her title as "Queen of Uplit"' Prima

Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in rural Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed.

But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, Dylan, who she's avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier.

Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they've totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with four-hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can't avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship...

Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly, is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?

'Funny, relatable and tender' Red

'So romantic and moving and brilliantly told' Louise O'Neill

'O'Leary does it again! The Road Trip is another sure-fire hit, filled with characters you won't forget' Mike Gayle

'An achingly tender love story' Richard Roper


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And Away...

Author: Bob Mortimer
Released: September 16, 2021
The long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer.

'Everyone will love this book' - Caitlin Moran, Times Magazine

'Wonderfully entertaining and surprisingly poignant' - GQ


Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away…

Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures (now infamous from his appearances on Would I Lie to You?), from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London. Though he was doing pretty well (the South London Press once crowned him ‘The Cockroach King’ after a successful verdict), a chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track. And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2’s Gone Fishing.

Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure.)
 


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The Trapped Wife

Author: Samantha Hayes
Released: September 8, 2021
Jaw-dropping… I did literally gasp and say, “NO WAY!” out loud… And at the end, I just sat there thinking, “What the hell did I just read?”… freaking awesomeThe twists do not stop until the very last page.’ Fireflies & Free Kicks, 5 stars

 

I thought I had it all. The perfect job. The perfect house. The perfect family. But everything changed the night my husband disappeared…

 

I can’t remember what happened that night in the hotel, and now you’re here and I can’t escape.

 

If I don’t smile, pour your drinks, laugh at your jokes, pretend you’re the only man in our lives, you say you will tell everyone the truth about what happened the night before my husband disappeared; that you will destroy my family.

 

So I play my part, dance to your tune, bide my time as I quietly put together the pieces of what really happened that night.

 

Because just when you think you are safe, that you have got everything you ever wanted from me and my precious family, you will finally see.

 

I am so much more than the perfect wife I seem...

 

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with an ending you will NEVER see coming! Strap in for a twisty rollercoaster ride that will keep you turning pages all night long. Anyone who adored The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Woman in the Window.

 

Readers love The Trapped Wife:

 

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE TWISTS AND YOU WILL NOT GUESS THE ENDING! THIS BOOK MUST BE READ BY EVERYONE.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Wow! This book was SO. DAMN. FABULOUS!… had me gasping in shock many times! The twists were insane right up to last page!… OMG! I NEVER saw it coming! I can’t give this twisted book enough spine-tingling stars!… A MUST READ!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars

 

‘Could not put it down. Housework was not done, kids were not fed (maybe a little)… Fantastic writing, kept me gripped all the way through.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Awesome… What are you waiting for?! Snap this one up ASAP! It had me hooked from the start and kept me guessing, double-guessing and doubting myself several times… Amazing read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant…so many nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat moments, and twists you don't see coming… leaves you gasping for breath.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars.

 

‘Wow. Just wow. This book is absolutely mind blowing. I really thought I had it figured out and BAM I was wrong. This book was unputdownable. Ill be thinking about this story for quite a while.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow. Just WOW!! Absolutely unputdownablecompletely grippingmade the back of my neck prickle.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘BRILLIANT! It's a definite 5 star read for me. I don't know how many times I picked my jaw up off the floor… mind-blowinggripped from the first word down to the lastyou'll be at the edge of your seat, flipping through the pages as quick as you can.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


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The Whistler

Author: John Grisham
Released: October 25, 2016
'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett

The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant.

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name, who has an extraordinary tale to tell.

Myers is representing a whistle blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead. Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels.

No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now.

Under Florida law, those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle blower friend could make millions.

But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?

Praise for THE WHISTLER

'Grisham really is the master of the legal thriller!' - 5-star reader review

'A great read' - 5-star reader review

'A thriller with plenty of action' - 5-star reader review

'Another gripping tale' - 5-star reader review

'Absolutely loved this book' - 5-star reader review

350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:
NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM

*** Lacy Stoltz returns in THE JUDGE'S LIST, the new must-read legal thriller coming this October!***



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