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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

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

‘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

About the author

After completing a psychology degree, Alice Hunter became an interventions facilitator in a prison. There, she was part of a team offering rehabilitation programmes to men serving sentences for a wide range of offences, often working with prisoners who’d committed serious violent crimes. Previously, Alice had been a nurse, working in the NHS. She now puts her experiences to good use in fiction. THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE draws heavily on her knowledge of psychology and the criminal mind.


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Freed

Author: E L James
Released: June 1, 2021
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Relive the sensuality, the romance, and the drama of Fifty Shades Freed - the love story that enthralled millions of readers around the world - through the thoughts, reflections, and dreams of Christian Grey.

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E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper new take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.
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You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will make Anastasia Steele his wife. But is he really husband material? His dad is unsure, his brother wants to organise one helluva bachelor party, and his fiancée won't vow to obey . . .

And marriage brings its own challenges. Their passion for each other burns hotter and deeper than ever, but Ana's defiant spirit continues to stir Christian's darkest fears and tests his need for control. As old rivalries and resentments endanger them both, one misjudgement threatens to tear them apart.

Can Christian overcome the nightmares of his childhood and the torments of his youth, and save himself? And once he's discovered the truth of his origins, can he find forgiveness and accept Ana's unconditional love?

Can Christian finally be freed?


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The Family Upstairs

Author: Lisa Jewell
Released: August 8, 2019
PREPARE TO BE HOOKED
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'A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption.' IAN RANKIN

'Rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.' RUTH WARE

'Really good, gripping. I couldn't bear for it to finish... I don't want to move onto the next book too soon as it feels like a betrayal.'
OLIVIA COLMAN
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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF INVISIBLE GIRL


In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up.

In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note.

They've been dead for several days.

Who has been looking after the baby?

And where did they go?

Two entangled families.
A house with the darkest of secrets.
A compulsive thriller from Lisa Jewell.
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Readers are obsessed with The Family Upstairs:

'I read so many books in the crime/mystery genre that it becomes harder to find a book that stands out. This one succeeded!! Hooked from page one'
'I totally adored this book. All of Lisa Jewell's books are fabulous, but something about this one is extra special.'
'Absolutely absorbing ... thoroughly enjoyed it'
'Kept me captivated from the very beginning ... Definitely worth reading - as long you like reading into the night!'
'What a book. Clever would be an understatement. And those last pages left me with chills. The concept had me intrigued and the execution had me captivated. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!'
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'You don't read a Lisa Jewell book, you fall into it. It takes huge talent to establish a whole world in the turn of two pages.' ERIN KELLY

'I swear I didn't breathe the whole time I was reading it. Gripping, pacy, brilliantly twisty.' CLARE MACKINTOSH

'Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive: an excellent holiday read.' GUARDIAN

'I had an unrelentingly pleasurable and thrilling for-God's-sake-tell-me-what-happened sensation in my stomach for the entire read ... Stupendous!' RUTH JONES

'Absolutely brilliant. Great characterisation, a fascinating and dark set up and a great conclusion. She's always great but this is next level stuff.' SARAH PINBOROUGH

'Few writers of psychological suspense devise such swift, slippery plots; fewer still people their stories with characters so human and complex. Lisa's Jewell's The Family Upstairs glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper.' AJ FINN

'Whenever I pick up a Lisa Jewell novel I know I'm in for a compelling, immersive and unputdownable read and The Family Upstairs is one of her very best' CL TAYLOR

'I had hoped to save The Family Upstairs for my holiday, but failed miserably ... I was hooked from the first page' ALICE FEENEY

'Utterly compelling. Deliciously dark and twisty with characters who live on in your head. Lisa Jewell just keeps getting better and better.' JANE CORRY

'It's absolutely bloody brilliant and I can't tell you much I wish I'd written it.' TAMMY COHEN

'I loved The Family Upstairs!' SARAH JESSICA PARKER

#1 Bestseller in the UK, Sunday Times, August 2019


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1st Case

Author: James Patterson
Released: July 9, 2020
A gripping new stand-alone thriller from the world's bestselling thriller writer
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A young tech genius is offered an opportunity that could change her life . . . or end it.

When Angela Hoot is kicked off her graduate programme at MIT for hacking into the computer of a fellow student, she fears she's blown her chances of a glittering career.

Angela is wrong: instead, she's offered a dream internship with the FBI. She jumps at the chance, and is thrown straight into her first case at a house in the Boston suburbs where a family of five have been brutally murdered.

As Angela struggles to come to terms with the harsh reality of her new job, a phone is found that could hold the secrets of this mass murder - if Angela is able to uncover them.

It's her first case. It could be her last...


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The Frequency of Us

Author: Keith Stuart
Released: March 25, 2021
A BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK

'A fascinating, beautiful, heartwarming novel. It kept me gripped from the very first chapter' -- BETH O'LEARY


In Second World War Bath, young, naïve wireless engineer Will meets Austrian refugee Elsa Klein: she is sophisticated, witty and worldly, and at last his life seems to make sense . . . until, soon after, the newly married couple's home is bombed, and Will awakes from the wreckage to find himself alone.

No one has heard of Elsa Klein. They say he was never married.

Seventy years later, social worker Laura is battling her way out of depression and off medication. Her new case is a strange, isolated old man whose house hasn't changed since the war. A man who insists his wife vanished many, many years before. Everyone thinks he's suffering dementia. But Laura begins to suspect otherwise . . .

From Keith Stuart, author of the much-loved Richard & Judy bestseller A Boy Made of Blocks, comes a stunning, emotional novel about an impossible mystery and a true love that refuses to die.

'Enthralling, a real thing of beauty. Dazzling' -- JOSIE SILVER

'The Frequency of Us is a novel with a bit of everything: a sweeping love story, wonderfully complex characters, and a sprinkling of the supernatural. I loved it, and know it'll stay with me for some time' -- CLARE POOLEY

'A complete joy! An intelligent, intricate and emotive mystery' -- LOUISE JENSON


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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 Forever Home

Author: Sue Watson
Released: June 4, 2021
‘Wow!!! What an absolute cracker of a book!!!… I just loved everything about it… An absolutely addictive page turner that kept my heart in my throat on the edge of the seat… A compelling, page turning, mind blowing psychological thriller.’ Bookworm86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

You thought you’d always be safe there… you were wrong.

 

Carly had thought they’d always live there. The beautiful Cornish cliffside house they’d taken on as a wreck, that Mark had obsessively re-designed and renovated – a project that had made him famous. It was where they’d raised their children, where they’d sat cosily on the sofa watching storms raging over the sea below. It was where they’d promised to keep each other’s secrets…

 

Until now. Because Mark has fallen in love. With someone he definitely shouldn’t have. Someone who isn’t Carly. And suddenly their family home doesn’t feel like so much of a safe haven.

 

Carly thinks forever should mean forever though: it’s her home and she’ll stay there. Even the dark family secrets it contains feel like they belong to her. But someone disagrees. And, as threats start to arrive at her front door, it becomes clear, someone will stop at nothing. Because someone wants to demolish every last thing that makes Carly feel safe. Forever.

 

An utterly unputdownable psychological thriller about what lies are hidden in the most beautiful homes. Perfect for fans of Date Night, Gone Girl and The Woman in the Window.


Readers are loving The Forever Home:

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!… The top #1 stop of my recommendations for 2021So fast-paced it is unputdownable, intense, emotional, mind blowing, gripping, filled with betrayal, secrets, and “omg she went there” moments!!... wickedly good!’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘I was completely hooked from the first page and honestly could not put the book down… I did not predict the end and audibly gasped at the final twist. Just fantastic.’ Greatreadsflowersandseeds ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘Utterly compelling… Oh my goodness… I sat mouth wide open as I held my breath, just utterly brilliant!!!... A page turning thriller that hooked me in and gripped me so tightly I felt captive, breathless and broken… An outstanding read that will stay with me forever.’ CrooksonBooks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Hold on tight, buckle up baby, the ride’s about to begin… An epic thriller!... it’s hot, it’s sizzling, it’s a scorcher and it’s like right out of the oven and into the fire – real drama!... that ending was the bomb!The Secret Book Sleuth ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

WOW… her best one yet!… Each time I *think* I have it all figured out and practically lose my mind in anticipation of finally getting it right, then BOOM! Just a snap, crackle, and pop, and I’m all twisted up again!... Jaw-dropping!’ Misty’s Corner Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Wow this was an incredible book… I was hooked from the very first page and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down… Every time I thought I had sussed out what was happening something else cropped up and really kept me on my toes.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘Sue Watson knocks it out of the park… such a great read! Just when you think the story is almost over, another twist comes happens and shocks you! I couldn't put this book down!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow!... Sue Watson delivered big time… If you are looking for a great edge-of-your-seat thriller jam-packed with surprising plot twists... this is your book. Definitely a great book to start off your summer 2021 list!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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The Last Don

Author: Mario Puzo
Released: November 30, 2012
In a corrupt world where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, one man has power over them all

The Last Don is Mario Puzo at his finest - a masterful saga of the last great American crime family, the Clericuzios, and their powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. Domenico Clericuzio is a wise and ruthless man who in his old age is determined to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren. But as he strives to establish his heirs in legitimate society, secrets from his family's past spark a vicious and bloody war between cousins . . .


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Condemned

Author: RC Bridgestock
Released: April 8, 2021
An old house. A fire. Two corpses… DI Charley Mann returns in this gripping crime thriller.

West Yorkshire DI Charley Mann is called for what seems a routine job. Prior to demolition a deserted manor house appears to have been the target of an arson attack.

But something isn’t right.

The house has a dark history – and a dark present. When the remains of two bodies are discovered hidden inside, it soon emerges they were murdered decades apart. Who are they? What are their connections to the house? Why were they killed? And what is the connection to the fire? Amongst the ashes, Charley is soon drawn into a web of deceit and violent plots.

The ghosts of the past can be all too real. Face them at your peril, because what goes around, comes around…

Written by smash TV hit Happy Valley’s story advisors, and with the benefit of decades of real police experience, Condemned is perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis and Faith Martin.


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The Summer Seekers

Author: Sarah Morgan
Released: May 27, 2021
The feel-good Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller!

‘The road trip of a lifetime – terrific fun, and will have you reaching for your car keys. The Summer Seekers is the perfect roadmap out of lockdown’ Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Such good fun! An inspiring, romantic and joyful tale that proves it really is never too late for adventure!’ Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop

‘The Summer Seekers is warm-hearted, tender and wise, a truly uplifting story of life, love and daring to discover what lies beyond what you know’ Miranda Dickinson, author of Our Story

‘Thought-provoking fun, no matter what your age’ Woman’s Weekly

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Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure.

Liza is drowning under the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza dream of a solo break of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advert for a driver and companion to take an epic road trip across America, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. Travelling with a stranger? No problem. She's not the world's best driver, but it couldn’t be worse than living with her parents again. And anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?

As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late for adventure…

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Readers can’t get enough of The Summer Seekers!

‘Reading a Sarah Morgan book is like receiving a warm hug, and this one is no exception’ NetGalley reviewer, 5*

‘One of my top reads of 2021. A truly wonderful read, a tonic, a pick-me-up and a smile. 10* if I could’ NetGalley reviewer, 5*

‘This is the absolute perfect summer read that you need in your life’ NetGalley reviewer, 5*

About the author

Sarah Morgan is an international bestseller and Sunday Times bestselling author of A Wedding in December and The Christmas Sisters. She has sold over eighteen million books worldwide.

Sarah lives near London, England with her family and when she isn't writing or reading, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking or riding her mountain bike. 

Join Sarah's mailing list at sarahmorgan.com for all book news. For more insight into her writing life follow her on Facebook at facebook/AuthorSarahMorgan and on Instagram at @sarahmorganwrites. Contact Sarah at sarah@sarahmorgan.com


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