Winner of the CWA International Dagger Award 2013. In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prévost - beautiful, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.
From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS comes a high-octane story of power, destiny and redemption. A lifetime ago, Lore Perseous left behind the brutal, opulent world of the Agon families - ancient Greek bloodlines that participate in a merciless game every seven years. A game that is about to begin again ... For centuries, Zeus has punished the gods with a game called the Agon, which turns them mortal for one week, and at the mercy of being hunted by those with godly ambitions. Only a handful of the original Greek gods remain, the rest replaced by the mortals who killed them and ascended. After her family''s sadistic murder by a rival bloodline, Lore escapes and vows to repay her parents'' sacrifice by doing one thing - surviving. For seven years, she has pushed back dark thoughts of revenge against the man responsible for their murder, a man by the name of Wrath who has attained unimaginable power. Except for one week, every seven years. A week that is fast approaching ... When Lore comes home on the first night of the Agon to find Athena gravely wounded on her doorstep, the goddess offers her an alliance; they have a mutual enemy, after all. But as the world trembles under the force of Wrath - a god with the power to destroy all of humanity - will Lore''s decision to bind her fate with Athena''s come back to haunt her?
A gripping addition to Lemaitre''s award-winning Paris trilogy - Irene , Alex and Camille Jean Garnier lives on the fringes - a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison - he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss. In one last, desperate cry for help, Jean sets up seven lethal bombs, hidden all over Paris and timed so that one will explode every 24 hours. After the first detonation, Jean gives himself up to the police. He has one simple demand: his mother must be released, or the daily explosions will continue. Camille Verhoeven is faced with a race against time to uncover the secrets of this troubled young man and avert a massive human disaster. Lemaitre''s Camille Verhoeven Trilogy - Alex , Irene and Camille - has been a multiple winner of the CWA International Dagger. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
* THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* A deeply honest investigation of what it means to be a woman and a commodity from Emily Ratajkowski, the archetypal, multi-hyphenate celebrity of our time. _______________ ''This is the book for every woman trying to place their body on the map of consumption vs control, and every woman who wants to better understand her impulses. It left me much changed'' - Lena Dunham ''I read these pages, breathless with recognition, and the thrill of reading a new voice telling it like it is'' - Dani Shapiro ''Emily Ratajkowski''s first essay collection needs to be read by everyone [...] both page-turning and moving as hell'' - Amy Schumer ''A slow, complicated indictment of a profession and the people who propel it [...] it will deliver a more nuanced and introspective rendering of her interior than those who come to it with those surface interests might expect'' - Vogue ''Dazzling'' - Observer ''Ratajkowski brings nuanced insight to questions about empowerment versus commodification of women''s bodies and sexuality. Blending cultural criticism and personal stories, My Body is smart and powerful'' - Time Magazine ''Raw, nuanced and beautifully written. A moving and enlightening experience to join a woman openly exploring such deep parts of her physical self via the written word. A truly impressive debut'' - Emma Gannon ''Excellent [...] Ratajkowski writes with curiosity, intellect and acute awareness'' - Harper''s Bazaar ''Superb [...] it feels revolutionary'' - Telegraph '' I admire and envy her artistry'' - Guardian _______________ Emily Ratajkowski is an acclaimed model and actress, an engaged political progressive, a formidable entrepreneur, a global social media phenomenon, and now, a writer. Rocketing to world fame at age twenty-one, Ratajkowski sparked both praise and furor with the provocative display of her body as an unapologetic statement of feminist empowerment. The subsequent evolution in her thinking about our culture''s commodification of women is the subject of this book. My Body is a profoundly personal exploration of feminism, sexuality, and power, of men''s treatment of women and women''s rationalizations for accepting that treatment. These essays chronicle moments from Ratajkowski''s life while investigating the culture''s fetishization of girls and female beauty, its obsession with and contempt for women''s sexuality, the perverse dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the grey area between consent and abuse. Nuanced, unflinching, and incisive, My Body marks the debut of a fierce writer brimming with courage and intelligence.
The much-anticipated gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before - pre-order now! The child you never knew knows all your secrets . . . Out of the blue, Susie Jones is contacted on social media by Anna, the girl she gave up for adoption fifteen years ago. But when they meet, Anna''s home life sounds distinctly strange to Susie and her husband Gabe. And when Anna''s adoptive parents seem to overreact to the fact she contacted them at all, Susie becomes convinced that Anna needs her help. But is Anna''s own behaviour simply what you''d expect from someone recovering from a traumatic childhood? Or are there other secrets at play here - secrets Susie has also been hiding for the last fifteen years? See what everyone is saying about JP Delaney, the hottest name in psychological thrillers: ''DAZZLING'' - Lee Child ''ADDICTIVE'' - Daily Express ''DEVASTATING'' - Daily Mail ''INGENIOUS'' - New York Times ''COMPULSIVE'' - Glamour Magazine ''ELEGANT'' - Peter James ''SEXY'' - Mail on Sunday ''ENTHRALLING'' - Woman and Home ''ORIGINAL'' - The Times ''RIVETING'' - Lisa Gardner ''CREEPY'' - Heat ''SATISFYING'' - Reader''s Digest ''SUPERIOR'' - The Bookseller ''MORE THAN A MATCH FOR PAULA HAWKINS'' - Sunday Times
'' Beth O''Leary is that rare, one-in-a-million talent who can make you laugh, swoon, cry and ache all in the same book . . . surprising and deeply satisfying'' Emily Henry ''The kind of book that leaves an impression on your heart'' Holly Miller '' Beth O''Leary at her very best '' Lindsey Kelk ''Achingly clever, another fabulous read from Beth O''Leary'' Sophie Cousens ''Perfect escapism: romantic and uplifting with a twist you won''t see coming'' Lucy Diamond The funny, heart-breaking and uplifting new novel from the bestselling author of The Flatshare Three women. Three dates. One missing man... 8.52 a.m. Siobhan is looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it - she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast on Valentine''s Day surely means something ... so where is he? 2.43 p.m. Miranda''s hoping that a Valentine''s Day lunch with Carter will be the perfect way to celebrate her new job. It''s a fresh start and a sign that her life is falling into place: she''s been dating Carter for five months now and things are getting serious. But why hasn''t he shown up? 6.30 p.m. Joseph Carter agreed to be Jane''s fake boyfriend at an engagement party. They''ve not known each other long but their friendship is fast becoming the brightest part of her new life in Winchester. Joseph promised to save Jane tonight. But he''s not here... Meet Joseph Carter . That is, if you can find him. The No-Show is the brilliantly funny, heart-breaking and joyful new novel from Beth O''Leary about dating, and waiting, and the ways love can find us. An utterly extraordinary tearjerker of a book, this is O''Leary''s most ambitious novel yet. ''Sweepingly romantic, bursting with character, and so, so clever I gasped out loud'' Gillian McAllister ''Charming and delightful!'' Laura Williams ''It will break your heart in a million different ways'' Louise O''Neill ''A truly brilliant book'' Lucy Vine ''Fresh and surprising yet still so distinctly Beth O''Leary'' Caroline Hulse ''This book will stop-start your heart with plenty of tears and plenty of laughter'' Lia Louis ''Fresh, clever, superbly plotted . . . A triumph'' Mike Gayle
From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of Lore and The Darkest Minds trilogy comes this stunning series opener inspired by Arthurian legend and fuelled by love, revenge and pure adrenaline - cementing Alexandra Bracken''s status as one of the top fantasy authors writing today. Tamsin Lark didn''t ask to be a Hollower. As a mortal with no magical talent, she was never meant to seek legendary relics from the ancient crypts of dark sorceresses. But after her thieving foster father disappeared without so much as a goodbye, it was the only way to keep herself - and her brother, Cabell - alive. Ten years later, rumours are swirling that her guardian vanished with a powerful ring from Arthurian legend, igniting Tamsin''s hope of freeing Cabell from a curse that threatens them both. But they aren''t the only ones who covet the ring ... As word spreads, greedy Hollowers start circling, and Tamsin is forced into an uneasy alliance with her rival Emrys just to survive. Their race for the ring leads them across modern-day England into Avalon, but the misty otherland is nothing like the legends claim. As the mystery rotting the heart of Avalon consumes them, and they come no closer to finding the ring, Tamsin begins to fear she won''t just lose her brother - she''ll lose her one chance to uncover the secret of who she truly is.
''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 THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BETH O''LEARY. 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? HEAR WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT BETH''S FIRST TWO NOVELS: ''I adored every page of this super-smart, brilliantly funny romcom'' Rosie Walsh on The Flatshare ''The new Jojo Moyes ... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You ... seriously funny'' Cosmopolitan on The Flatshare ''Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read'' Katie Fforde on The Flatshare '' The Flatshare is a huge, heart-warming triumph'' Josie Silver on The Flatshare ''Beth has done it again! Warm, witty, and a cast of characters I wish I was friends with - I truly loved it!'' Laura Jane Williams on The Switch ''Eileen Cotton proves you don''t have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones. A triumph of a second novel'' Anstey Harris on The Switch ''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 on The Switch
Detective Fin MacLeod must investigate a murder on his home island of Lewis. But, further to this mystery, his past demons await him.
Sealed for one hundred and twenty-five years, Wilkie Collins's scribbled words launch a feverish descent into the underbelly of Victorian London as he is dragged into Charles Dickens's pursuit of a spectral figure known only as Drood.
Anax is about to face her examination for the Academy, the institution which safeguards her society. The subject is close to her heart: Adam, a man whose struggle transformed the course of her country. But the examination will reveal new twists to Adam's history. Twists that will undermine Anax's assumptions about her country and who she is.
A gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER''S WEB "A nerve-racking political thriller with the most exciting detective duo in a long time. Bring on their next case" Romy Hausmann, author of Dear Child "A rich, engrossing novel" Literary Review The launch of a new series inspired by Sherlock Holmes. A murder investigation brings together two unlikely allies in a race to uncover a shadowy international conspiracy. Professor Hans Rekke: born into a wealthy Stockholm family, world authority on interrogation techniques, capable of vertiginous feats of logic and observation . . . But he might just fall apart when the going gets tough, leading to substance abuse and despair. Micaela Vargas: community police officer, born to Chilean political refugees in a tough suburb, with two brothers on the shady side of the law. Vargas feels she has something to prove. She''s tenacious and uncompromising, but she needs Rekke''s unique mind to help her solve the case. Rekke has it all - wealth, reputation - but also a tendency to throw it all away. He needs Vargas to help him get back on an even keel so he can focus his mind on finding the killer before they''re both silenced for good. Translated from the Swedish by Ian Giles
August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protege - throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of 'The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America'. But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems. The Baltimore Boys, a following up to the bestselling The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, is available now.
When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. Because rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility. From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady. As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all ... It's a dirty business getting clean. Addiction, redemption, love and despair. Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted , and it will have you hooked from the very first page. 'I loved it' Marian Keyes 'One to just enjoy' Stylist 'An emotional freight train of a novel' Heat 'As bold and gritty as it is fabulously glossy and readable' Observer ** With a stunning rose gold foil cover, Clean will look amazing on your bookshelf **
A quirky love story from a fresh new talent. The MUST READ book for 2019
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An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child...
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@2@@20@Rock star Alexandre Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret.@21@ @3@@2@It's a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench in the parc des Buttes Chaumont.@3@@2@Aïcha wants to know the truth behind the death of her mother, Vodka Satana. And if she finds the bastards responsible, she wants to make them pay, whatever Celeste thinks of her plan.@3@@2@Celeste wants Aïcha to get a grip and stop hanging around with Subutex's gang of disciples. @3@@2@The Hyena wants to find the Bleach tapes. She wants to untangle her complicated feelings about Anaïs, her boss' assistant. And speaking of her boss, she does not want Laurent Dopalet to discover how badly she has double-crossed him.@3@@2@Laurent Dopalet wants the Hyena to find and destroy the Bleach tapes. He wants to forget he ever knew Vodka Satana. He wants people to stop graffitiing his apartment with ludicrous allegations. Above all, he wants people to understand: NONE OF THIS IS HIS FAULT@3@
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the writer and executive producer of the award-winning Netflix series The Good Place that made moral philosophy fun: a foolproof guide to making the correct moral decision in every situation you ever encounter, anywhere on earth, forever * ''An absolute breeze to read; funny and enlightening and revealing'' - Guardian ''Enormously enjoyable, useful and readable'' - The Times How can we live a more ethical life? This question has plagued people for thousands of years, but it''s never been tougher to answer than it is now, thanks to challenges great and small that flood our day-to-day lives and threaten to overwhelm us with impossible decisions and complicated results with unintended consequences. Plus, being anything close to an ''ethical person'' requires daily thought and introspection and hard work; we have to think about how we can be good not, you know, once a month, but literally all the time . To make it a little less overwhelming, this fascinating, accessible and funny book by one of our generation''s best writers and adept minds in television comedy, Michael Schur, boils down the whole confusing morass with real life dilemmas (from ''should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?'' to ''can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people?''), so that we know how to deal with ethical dilemmas. Much as Chidi used humour and philosophy to make Eleanor a less selfish person, Schur takes us on a journey through the 2,500-year discussion of ethics, sketching a roadmap for how we ought to act along the way. By the time the book is done, we''ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we''ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day With contributions from Professor Todd May of Clemson University, who served as an advisor on The Good Place, this is a brilliant, clever and hugely entertaining book about one of the most important topics in the world. ''The problem is, if all you care about in the world is the velvet rope, you will always be unhappy, no matter which side you''re on.'' - Tahani Al-Jamil, The Good Place
Lagercrantz's compassion for the underdog adds genuine emotion to his baroque plotting. There is much to admire in the way he has grasped a tricky assignment - to continue one of the biggest hits of recent years. Roll on the next "girl"
Join Bruno, France''s favourite country cop, on his latest adventure as he fights to keep St Denis safe. Set in the beautiful Perigord region, The Dordogne Mysteries are the perfect combination of mystery and escapism. It is summer in St Denis and Bruno is busy organising the annual village concert. He''s hired a local Perigord folk group, Les Troubadours , to perform their latest hit ''A Song for Catalonia''. But when the song unexpectedly goes viral, the Spanish government, clamping down on the Catalonian bid for independence, bans Les Troubadours from performing it. The timing couldn''t be worse, and Bruno finds himself under yet more pressure when a specialist sniper''s bullet is found in a wrecked car near Bergerac. The car was reportedly stolen on the Spanish frontier and the Spanish government sends warning that a group of nationalist extremists may be planning an assassination in France. Bruno immediately suspects that Les Troubadours and their audience might be in danger. Bruno must organise security and ensure that his beloved town and its people are safe - the stakes are high for France''s favourite policeman.
A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ''A sexy, modern love story to start the summer off right'' REESE WITHERSPOON ''A smart, sexy testament to Black joy ... I absolutely loved it'' JODI PICOULT Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again... Eva Mercy is a single mother and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award-winning novelist, who, to everyone''s surprise, shows up unexpectedly in New York. When Shane and Eva meet at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but also the eyebrows of the Black literati. What no one knows is that fifteen years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. While they may be pretending not to know each other, they can''t deny their chemistry - or the fact that they''ve been secretly writing to each other in their books through the years. Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect - but Eva''s wary of the man who broke her heart, and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before Shane disappears though, she needs a few questions answered . . . With its keen observations of creative life in America today, as well as the joys and complications of being a mother and a daughter, Seven Days in June is a hilarious, romantic, and sexy-as-hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love. ''A vision of life as it truly is: complications and difficulties punctuated by profound joy'' RUMAAN ALAM ''A hugely satisfying romance that is electric and alive'' KIRKUS
Detective Sime Mackenzie is haunted by the feeling he knows the woman named as murder suspect - despite the fact they have never met. A standalone thriller from the author of the Lewis Trilogy.