CECELIA AHERN: The Time of My Life
From a big family dinner to an extraordinary work crisis, from chasing after a long-lost boyfriend to learning what home really is, Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it. From the moment she meets the man who introduces himself as her life, the reality of her existence (and her own self-deception) become unavoidable. Touching, warm, funny and poignant, the novel explores what happens when you ignore your life.
DAVID BALDACCI: Zero Day
John Puller is a military investigator from a family with a strong military tradition and more than a few demons to wrestle. He is called out to a remote area to investigate into the brutal murder of a soldier and his family in their home. Here he clashes with the female homicide detective over the investigation. What neither of them knows is what is waiting for them across the street from the murdered family’s home.
MARTINA COLE: The Faithless
Cynthia Tailor has a devoted husband, a lovely home and two gorgeous children. But Cynthia is deeply unhappy with her lot; driven and determined to get the best in life. This ruthless approach creates havoc for her family though. But the victims who suffer the most are Cynthia's children. For James Junior and Gabby, the pain she causes will stay with them for ever...
MICHAEL CONNELLY: The Drop
Detective Harry Bosch has been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. First a cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder, then a city councilman's son is found dead - fallen or pushed from a hotel window. The cases seem unrelated but they twist around each other like the double helix of a DNA strand.
PATRICIA CORNWELL: Red Mist
Against advice Dr Kay Scarpetta visits a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer to continue on her quest to find out exactly what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months before.. Scarpetta has urgent reasons to learn more about a string of grisly killings that she feels are somehow linked to Fielding’s death and an attempt on her own life.
JOHN GRISHAM: The Litigators
Finley & Figg is a two-bit law firm always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who've been in the trenches much too long making much too little. After twenty plus years together Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple, living on crumbs. But with a new junior partner on board, F&F are ready to tackle a really big case and make the mistake of taking on a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion!
VICTORIA HISLOP: The Thread
In the early 20th century, ethnic tensions drive out young Dimitri Komninos and young Katerina from Thessaloniki. From that day the lives of Dimitri and Katerina become entwined, with each other and with the story of the city itself. Thessaloniki, 2007. A young Anglo-Greek hears the life story of his grandparents for the first time and realises he has a decision to make. Should he become the custodian of the treasures and memories of the exiles?
ANNA JACOBS: The Trader’s Wife
Singapore in the 1860s is exotic and yet terrifying for a penniless Englishwoman, alone and vulnerable after her mother's death. Too pretty to obtain a governess's job, Isabella Saunders accepts an offer from a Singapore merchant to teach him English and live with his family. Two years later Bram Deagan arrives in Singapore, determined to make his fortune as a trader. Mr Lee sees a way to expand his business connections and persuades Isabella to marry Bram. Bravely, she sets sail for a new land and life.
PETER JAMES: Perfect Couple
John and Naomi Klaesson are devastated after the death of their child from a rare genetic disorder. More than anything they want another, but the chances of their next child being born with the same defect are high. Then they hear about Doctor Leo Dettore and his unusual treatments, and so begins their journey. They should have known something was wrong when they saw the list. Choose the eye colour, hair, great sporting ability. Now it’s too late to turn back. Naomi is pregnant, and already something is wrong…
STEPHEN KING: 11.22.63
What if you could go back in time and change the course of history? King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, and of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.
TERRY PRATCHETT: Snuff
Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile.
IAN RANKIN: The Impossible Dead
Malcolm Fox and his team from Internal Affairs are back. They've been sent to Fife to investigate whether fellow cops covered up for a corrupt colleague, Detective Paul Carter. But what should be a simple job is soon complicated by intimations of conspiracy and cover-up - and a brutal murder, a murder committed with a weapon that should not even exist. The spiralling investigation takes Fox back in time to 1985, a year of turmoil in British political life.
SIMON SCARROW: Prætorian
A shadowy Republican movement, 'the Liberators', has spread its tentacles wide in ancient Rome. It is feared that the heart of the latest plot lies in the ranks of the Praetorian Guard. The Imperial Secretary Narcissus summons to Rome two courageous men to work undercover: army veterans Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro.
DANIELLE STEEL: Hotel Vendôme
Hugues Martin has worked for the world's most prestigious hotels, so when he purchases a small, run-down place in New York, everyone thinks he must be crazy! But he transforms it into a beautiful boutique hotel of impeccable elegance, run with the precision and attention to detail he learnt through his hotelier training in Europe. But then his wife leaves him for a notorious rock star, leaving Hugues a single parent to four-year-old Heloise.
MARCIA WILLETT: The Christmas Angel
As Christmas approaches, everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved nearby. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is for the run of bad luck in her romantic life to end. Forming a close bond with Dossie are the jovial nuns of the local convent and the wonderfully eccentric Janna. But the sisters’ life as they know it is at risk when an avaricious property developer starts prowling around their Grade I listed building.