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Troubled Blood

Author: Robert Galbraith
Released: September 15, 2020
Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.

Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike.

As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . .

A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet.

Praise for the Strike series:


'A blistering piece of crime writing'
Sunday Times

'The work of a master storyteller'
Daily Telegraph

'Unputdownable'
Daily Express

'Highly inventive storytelling'
Guardian

'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit'
Sunday Mirror

'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship'
Independent

'Outrageously entertaining'
Financial Times


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The Switch

Author: Beth O'Leary
Released: April 16, 2020
'SO CHARMING, SO SWEET AND SO LOVELY' MARIAN KEYES

Leena is too young to feel stuck.
Eileen is too old to start over.
Maybe it's time for The Switch...

Ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Newly single and about to turn eighty, Eileen would like a second chance at love. But her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen... So Leena proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love, and L Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire.

But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn't straightforward. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought?

Praise for The Switch:

'Another life-affirming joy' HEAT MAGAZINE

'Warm, witty, and a cast of characters I wish I was friends with - I truly loved it!' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS

'I am blown away. I didn't think Beth could top The Flatshare but she has. It sparkles with wit, warmth and compassion. It deserves to be huge!' GILLIAN McALLISTER

'Heartwarming and uplifting. Everyone should have an Eileen in their life!' HEIDI SWAIN

'Eileen Cotton proves you don't have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones. A triumph of a second novel!' ANSTEY HARRIS

'Bursting with warmth and humour' LOUISE O'NEILL

'I loved it! A total joy to read. Such a breath of fresh air' LIBBY PAGE

'It's an absolute joy from beginning to end' MIKE GAYLE

'I just loved The Switch! What a beautiful story with such memorable characters. I have been well and truly Eileened! It's an absolute triumph!' EMMA COOPER

'Beth O'Leary has absolutely smashed it out of the park with The Switch. Brilliant, warm, funny, full of heart. Completely loved it!' RICHARD ROPER


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The Other Passenger

Author: Louise Candlish
Released: June 25, 2020
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Other Passenger is just brilliant; gripping from the first page Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love herLisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs

It all happens so quickly. One day you're living the dream, commuting to work by riverbus with your charismatic neighbour Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn't turned up for the boat and his wife Melia has reported him missing.

When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends - ask Melia, she'll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives?

No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.

Aren't you?

Praise for The Other Passenger:

‘Filled with really excellent twists’ Stylist

‘The queen of the urban thriller returns’ Red

'One of the twistiest plots you'll ever readCosmopolitan

Stylish, suspenseful and absorbingBest
 
You won’t want to put down this roller coaster read!’ Closer
 
Gripping from start to finish’ Bella

‘Not only is Candlish a terrific storyteller, she has the gift of making you care about unlikable characters’ Guardian

I’ll be amazed if we don’t see The Other Passenger on screen before long’ London Evening Standard
 
‘The layers of plot astound’ Sunday Times Crime Club

‘A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller' Sunday Post

Brilliantly plotted’ Mail on Sunday

This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers’ Good Housekeeping

Suspenseful and utterly absorbing’ Sunday Mirror

‘The suspense is maddening, and the conclusion refreshing’ Press Association

‘An ingenious thrillerIrish Independent

‘A must read!’ Lucy Foley

'Louise Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist' Ruth Ware
 
'Dark and clever and terrificNicci French

'I couldn’t put it down!' Shari Lapena

‘A tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot' Sarah Vaughan

'Psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn

'Louise is the mistress of the ‘Oh my God, this could be me’ nightmare' Fiona Barton

‘A stunning masterwork of style and suspenseJeffery Deaver?

'Equal parts riveting, twisty, and unsettlingStephanie Wrobel

'An instant classicMark Edwards 

'Outstanding' Catherine Isaac


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The Wife

Author: Shalini Boland
Released: September 9, 2020
Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what…


It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband.


Then, there was a blank.


They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterwards. Did something happen in that missing time?


Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. They’re planning their ten-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. They’re going back to the grand hotel where they got married.


But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. Zoe catches Toby lying about where he’s been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all.


Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesn’t have the full story. But does she want to know the truth, if it will destroy everything?


From the million-copy bestselling author, this totally gripping psychological thriller will have you hooked from the first page to the last jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Wife Between Us.


See what readers are saying about The Wife:


‘WHAT A THRILLER!!!!… This one caused me sleepless nights because I couldn't put it down!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Oh my!!! Wow!!! Let's all hail Queen Shalini because this is another absolutely FANTASTIC book… A truly brilliant masterpiece’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Boy this Shalini Boland woman sure knows how to write a book!!!!!!That ending, wow!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow!! Where to even start?!?… It kept me up most of the night!!!... I LOVED IT!!!!’ Kirsty Whitlock, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow Shalini has done it again!Read it in one glorious afternoon sitting!… kept you guessing throughout and the surprises just kept coming!… Totally captivating and brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Amazing! Thrilling!… I was HOOKED from the first page!!… that whopper of a twist at the end!?! I LOVED it!!Books on the Bookshelf, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow!Tense and captivatingFull of twists and turns and shocks!… raced through it, eager to find out the ending – which was just brilliant!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow, what an amazing read. Absolutely raced through this!SO many twists that my head was spinning! That ending! So so good!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Warning – when you read a Shalini Boland book, be prepared to not get anything else done!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I am so impressed! Every chance I got, I was sneaking in a few pages of this thrilling book… Gripped my attention in a way not many books do.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Shalini Boland never disappoints!… had me gripped from the very first page and I just couldn’t stop reading. Even waking up in the middle of the night, I would read a few chapters… loved the shocking twists at the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘The ending in this book is everything!!… You won't want to put it down; read it in a day!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Thrilling, shocking, chilling, and unputdownable!… not one to be missed!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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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

'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

'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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His and Hers

Author: Alice Feeney
Released: May 28, 2020
* SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES, WITH JESSICA CHASTAIN AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER *

‘Stunning, addictive … this book should not be missed!’ Samantha Downing, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

‘This is great … Keeps you guessing all the way through’ Jane Fallon

‘Alice writes the twisty sort of novel that leaves you breathless and unsure about everything and everyone… Warning – could cause sleepless nights!’ Adele Parks,  Platinum

‘The ultimate rollercoaster reading experience’ Woman & Home

‘Dark, twisted, and oh-so-good’ Prima

‘We gulped down this intense thriller in one heart-in-our-mouth afternoon – it's that good!’ Sun on Sunday Fabulous

'Cleverly plotted and tightly written, this deliciously dark thriller will leave readers breathless… Feeney’s best book yet’ Daily Express

‘A pacy thriller full of lies’ My Weekly

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If there are two sides to every story, someone is always lying…

Jack: Three words to describe my wife: Beautiful. Ambitious. Unforgiving.
Anna: I only need one word to describe my husband: Liar.

When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Anna’s ex-husband, DCI Jack Harper, is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation.

Someone is lying, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.

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Readers LOVE Alice Feeney:

‘An absolute must for thriller fans!’

‘I loved every page of this book’

‘Absolutely enthralling’

‘Best psychological thriller I have read’

‘This book completely sucked me in. I couldn’t put it down’

‘It's dark, disturbing, beautifully written and finished it in almost one sitting’

Reviews

Praise for His and Hers

‘Deliciously twisted and full of shocks’ Amanda Jennings, author of The Cliff House

‘Filmic and gripping’ Helen Monks Takhar, author of Precious You

Praise for Alice Feeney

‘What a ride, I loved this book and the brilliant Hitchcockian twist!’ Sarah Michelle Gellar

‘Twisty and gripping’ Jane Fallon

‘A fiendishly well-plotted, deliciously dark and twisting read … you are in for a huge treat!’ Lucy Foley

‘Clever, compulsive’ Louise Candlish

'Dark, but utterly compelling' Ruth Jones

‘I could not put it down, another compelling and devilishly twisted tale from Alice Feeney’ Kate Silverton

‘Will shock you to your core’ Woman & Home

‘Clever and tense’ Red magazine

‘A twisty, gripping thriller’ The Sunday Times

‘Leaves you longing for more’ Daily Mail

‘Feeney weaves an addictive plot that’s confident and the right side of jaw-dropping. Pick it up and you’ll gulp it down within hours’ Stylist

'[A] fast-moving thriller…The story propels toward a climax that reveals not just the killer but the reliability, or otherwise, of the narrators…in a twisty tale.’ New York Times Book Review


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In Case You Missed It

Author: Lindsey Kelk
Released: July 23, 2020
What if Mr Right was right in front of you all along? Escape with the laugh out loud brand-new romantic comedy from the Sunday Times bestselling author!

‘Swoops you up and fills your heart with such joy’ Giovanna Fletcher, bestselling author of Some Kind of Wonderful and Eve of Man

‘It might be the funniest and most relatable of ALL BOOKS EVER’ Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Hot Mess
‘I loved it’ Mhairi McFarlane, bestselling author of If I Never Met You

When Ros comes home after three years away, she’s ready to pick up with life exactly where she left it. But her friends have moved on, her parents have rekindled their romance, and her bedroom is now a garden shed. All of a sudden, she’s swept up in nostalgia for the way things were.
 
Then her phone begins to ping, with messages from her old life. Including one number she thought she’d erased for good – the man who broke her heart. Is this her second chance at one big love? Sometimes we all want to see what we’ve been missing…

Readers already love In Case You Missed It:

‘Hilarious and full of relatable moments’ Leanne, 5 stars
‘genuinely laughed out loud’ Lulu, 5 stars
‘Funny and romantic’ Emma, 5 stars
‘Lindsey Kelk has done it again’ Lauren C., 5 stars

Reviews

‘Must read’ Bella

‘The literary equivalent of opening a bottle of wine with your best friend. Her best yet, funny and emotional, I loved it’ Mhairi McFarlane, bestselling author of If I Never Met You

‘Swoops you up and fills your heart with such joy’ Giovanna Fletcher, bestselling author of Some Kind of Wonderful and Eve of Man

‘In Case You Missed It isn’t just Lindsey Kelk’s funniest and most relatable book, it might be the funniest and most relatable of ALL BOOKS EVER. I laughed and cried with every chapter, I never wanted it to end. I guarantee you joy with this book and cannot recommend it enough.’ Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Are We Nearly There Yet

‘I love a Lindsey Kelk book and reckon this is her best one yet. Feel-good. Funny. Fabulous. Fresh. I laughed and cried and didn’t want it to end. Plus the heroine is now my new best friend’ bestselling author Alex Brown

‘As soon as you open a Lindsey Kelk book, you know it's going to be everything you want it to be and 'In Case You Missed It' does not disappoint! Lindsey's wit is on point, her humour makes you laugh out loud and the characters make me want to read 'just one more page' every page! I love it. It has feeling, excitement, power, comfort and humour. As always, a total winner!’ bestselling author Louise Pentland

‘Another perfect romantic comedy from Lindsey Kelk, who always gets the balance of rom and com exactly right’ Sarra Manning, RED

About the author

Lindsey Kelk is an author, journalist and prolific tweeter. Previously a children’s book editor and columnist for Marie Claire, Lindsey is now a full-time writer and lives in Los Angeles. She is published in 22 countries and her novels, including the I Heart series, the Tess Brookes About a Girl series and standalones, have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. You can connect with her and her community of fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.


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Killing For Company

Author: Brian Masters
Released: January 25, 2011
Now the hit ITV true crime drama DES, starring David Tennant, and the follow-up documentary The Real 'Des'

***WINNER OF THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD FOR CRIME NON-FICTION***
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Dennis Nilsen, who died in May 2018, murdered at least 15 people before his arrest in 1983. This groundbreaking criminal study of his killings was written with Nilsen's full cooperation, resulting in a fascinating - and horrifying - portrait of the man who worshipped death.

In February 1983, residents of Muswell Hill had been plagued by blocked drains. When a plumber was called to investigate, he discovered a large blockage of biological material. To his horror, it appeared to be formed of human flesh and bones.

The next day, local resident Dennis Nilsen was arrested.

'Are we talking about one body or two?' a detective asked. Nilsen replied 'Fifteen or sixteen, since 1978. I'll tell you everything.'

Within days he had confessed to fifteen gruesome murders over a period of four years. His victims, mostly young gay men at a time when society cared little for them, had never been missed. Brian Masters, with Nilsen's full cooperation, has produced a unique study of a murderer's mind, essential reading for true crime aficionados.
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'You really have to read this extraordinary book to get a full flavour of the weirdness of Nilsen and his crimes' SUNDAY TIMES

'Brian Masters has given us a full, well-ordered, dispassionate account of Nilsen's life and crimes' THE TIMES

'Without any doubt one of the most remarkable, complete and most humanely informative accounts of a murderer's mind ever achieved... the book is far superior to any previous English book of its kind and deserves to serve as a model for all future attempts in this genre' NEW SOCIETY

'The book is a perceptive and at times coldly brutal assessment of Nilsen's psychology' MIRROR

'A compelling and remarkable book ... through Masters' fine writing the reader suspends his nausea for the crimes, and concentrates with Nilsen on his motives and himself' THE LISTENER

'Killing For Company must stand as one of the most remarkable and accurate accounts ever written of the singular relationship between a mass murderer and a society. [Brian Masters] has managed, God knows how, to treat his material with such objectivity and restraint that what we have is not a penny dreadful from the Hammer House of Horror, but a bloody masterpiece.' BERYL BAINBRIDGE

'A truly awesome tale, brilliantly told' LITERARY REVIEW

'Probably the best thing of its kind since In Cold Blood ... a classic study in criminal mentality' YORKSHIRE POST

'A meticulous study of the dark intricacies of the human mind' THE BOOKBAG

'A comprehensive and compelling account' FINANCIAL TIMES

'Brian Masters can rest assured that the job he undertook with such obvious doubts was one worth doing' SPECTATOR

'Masters has written an extraordinary book, and his achievement has been the ability to recount horrific details without descending to the lurid sensationalism of the instant books and Fleet Street reports' POLICE


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How to Disappear

Author: Gillian McAllister
Released: July 9, 2020
The gripping Sunday Times bestseller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page

'A relentless drumroll of suspense . . . ranks among the best psychological-suspense thrillers of recent years' A. J. Finn

'My heart was in my mouth whilst reading' 5***** Reader Review
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You can run, you can hide, but can you ever really disappear? . . .

Lauren's daughter Zara witnessed a terrible crime. But speaking up comes with a price, and when Zara's identity is revealed online, it puts a target on her back.

The only choice is to disappear.

From their family, their friends, even from Lauren's husband.

No goodbyes. Just new names, new home, new lives.

One mistake - a text, an Instagram like - could bring their old lives crashing into the new.

As Lauren will learn, disappearing is easy.

Staying hidden is much harder . . .
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'Bravo! How to Disappear is undoubtedly her best yet. Gripping and emotional - a cracking read' Clare Mackintosh

'Totally addictive, with twists that repeatedly pulled the rug from under my feet' Erin Kelly

'This book will take you on a whirlwind of emotions' 5***** Reader Review

'Tense and unpredictable. I couldn't put it down' Claire Douglas

'I read most of this with an anxious, twisty feeling in my stomach and there was a tear-filled moment' 5***** Reader Review

'If Jodi Picoult wrote psychological thrillers, they would look like this. A compulsive read with a jaw-dropping twist, I read it in a day' Rosamund Lupton

'I have never been as emotionally manipulated by a book as much as this one' 5***** Reader Review

'An intricate and spellbinding exploration of the devastating ripples that spread from a terrible crime' Holly Seddon


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V2

Author: Robert Harris
Released: September 17, 2020
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'An immersive thriller set against a tense historical backdrop ... the joy is in the history as much as the story ... Once again Harris has placed the reader at the heart of a great historic event, using a small story to tell a great one.' FINANCIAL TIMES
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The first rocket will take five minutes to hit London. You have six minutes to stop the second.

Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, he has helped create the world's most sophisticated weapon: the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound.

In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat in the winter of 1944, Hitler orders ten thousand to be built. Haunted and disillusioned, Graf - who understands the volatile, deadly machine better than anyone - is tasked with firing these lethal 'vengeance weapons' at London.

Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, and a survivor of a V2 strike. As the rockets devastate London, she joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, Kay and her colleagues will attempt to locate and destroy the launch sites.

But at this stage in the war it's hard to know who, if anyone, you can trust. As the death toll soars, Graf and Kay fight their grim, invisible war - until one final explosion of violence causes their destinies to collide.
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'Harris finds the poetry in physics and the soul in engineering. He makes the V2s come to life as vividly as any of his human characters ... Harris has the great gift of readability; there is no living novelist whose books I am likelier to gobble up in one sitting.' JAKE KERRIDGE, TELEGRAPH

'I want to be the first to say it: Robert Harris scores a direct hit with V2. I was enthralled.' ANTHONY HOROWITZ

'Astonishingly precise ... As Graf and Kay plot and counterplot, questions rise and fall like rockets. V2 will keep you pinned on a compelling trajectory.' SUNDAY TIMES

'A compelling cocktail of history and thriller ... [a] race-against-the-clock page turner' RTE GUIDE

'Harris is delivering a warning about toxic futility and the ferocious propaganda needed to fuel it. His timing is, unlike the workings of the rockets he writes about, impeccable.' EVENING STANDARD

'There are very few authors that everyone is gagging to see what they publish next. JK Rowling is one and I would say Robert Harris is another' IAIN DALE

'Robert Harris is at the peak of his storytelling power with V2; it takes you all the way back to the pleasure of reading Enigma.' PATRICK NEALE

'The king of the page-turning thriller' THE i

'Second World War buffs will enjoy Robert Harris's V2' INDEPENDENT

'V2's portrait of a battered and weary London is not without a certain 2020 resonance.' TOM HOLLAND


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