New Titles Fiction June 2016 (arrived in May 2016)


The last mile, David Baldacci.
Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty-years-old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL.
Fatal thunder, Larry Bond
India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched to 'remove the threat of terrorism, once and for all.
The letter writer, Dan Fesperman.
February 1942: Woodrow Cain arrives in New York City from a small North Carolina town having left behind a wife (who'd abandoned him), a daughter, and a career as a police officer marred by questions about his possible complicity in his partner's murder. A job in the NYPD gives him what he hopes will be a new beginning.
The other side of silence, Philip Kerr.
It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, St Jean Cap Ferrat, living under a false
Paris spring, James Naughtie.
Paris in 1968. In a city alive with talk of revolution, Will Flemyng finds himself in the thick of the action, a young spy whose first adventures behind the Iron Curtain have already given him a secret glamour.
War hawk, James Rollins and Grant Blackwood.
Tucker Wayne's past and his present collide when a former army colleague comes to him for help. She's on the run from brutal assassins hunting her and her son. Tucker must discover who killed a brilliant young idealist.
An honorable man : a novel, Paul Vidich.
Washington D.C., 1953. As the Cold War heats up, the CIA is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe.

American Fiction

Keep me posted, Lisa Beazley.
What happens when two sisters become famous on social media where they find their most private thoughts become yoo public.
The year we turned forty, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke.
Three best friends get the chance to return to the year they turned forty, the year that altered all of their lives in ways big and small- and also get the opportunity to change their future.
What belongs to you, Garth Greenwell.
On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months.
The excellent Lombards, Jane Hamilton.
Coming of age story about a family with a large apple orchard and the members of the family who stay and those who go with one girl growing up to make her choices.
The outside lands, Hannah Kohler.
1960s California and the mother ot two teenagers dies and the lives of the siblings drift out of control - she to wed a rich politician and he to serve in
Before the wind, Jim Lynch.
Growing up on the Puget Sound, the Johannssen family has sailing in their blood, but the oldest brother, Josh, is left puzzling over what caused his siblings to flee, one to Africa, the other to points unknown as a fugitive and pirate.
The sacred combe, Thomas Maloney.
Samuel Browne's wife has left him suddenly after just three years of marriage. She invites him to 'go live a better life without me'. He must start again, and alone. And so it is that Sam finds himself deep in the English countryside in a cold but characterful old house where strange things happen.
The sport of kings, C. E. Morgan.
A Kentucky horseracing family feature in this entertaining story of racism, justice and family history.
My Mrs. Brown, William Norwich.
Story of a woman with a secret who travels to New York to buy a special dress that represents all of what she wants to say about herself.
City of secrets, Stewart O'Nan.
In 1945, Jewish refugees by the thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it relied on the underground to shelter them; taking false names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for independence. This novel follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved.
Return to the little coffee shop of Kabul, Deborah Rodriguez.
In a little coffee shop in war-torn Kabul, five very different women unite for one important cause: to protect the women in Afghanistan. Now back home in the US, Sunny, the founder, is finding it difficult to settle and dreams of returning to her beloved coffee shop.
Now & again, Charlotte Rogan.
For Maggie Rayburn wife, mother, and secretary at a munitions plant life is pleasant, predictable, and, she assumes, secure. When she finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss's desk, she impulsively takes it, an act that turns her world, and her worldview, upside down.
The Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047, Lionel Shriver.
Near future novel about the aftershocks of a huge American sovereign debt default on four generations of a rich American
Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld.
A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
Rare objects, Kathleen Tessaro.
In Depression-era Boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this intriguing tale.
I met someone, Bruce Wagner.
From a Hollywood scriptwriter (he wrote the script for that dark Julianne Moore movie, "Maps to the stars" ) comes the story of a famous actress and her desperate search for the daughter she gave up in her teens.

Australian fiction

Letter from Kalangadoo : the Roly Parks collection, Bryan Dawe.
Roly lives in the town of Kalangadoo, a small district in South Australia. Each week, Roly writes a letter to his son, Gene, who lives in London with his partner, Ahmed, a Moroccan ballet dancer, formerly with the Royal Ballet. Roly's letters have been broadcast nationally in Australia on ABC radio for over 25 years.
All that is lost between us, Sara Foster.
Seventeen-year-old Georgia has a secret one that is isolating her from everyone she loves. She is desperate to tell her best friend but Sophia is ignoring her, and she doesn't know why. Before she can find out, Sophia is left fighting for her life after a hit and run, with Georgia a traumatised witness.
Second chance town, Karly Lane.
Single mother Lucy Parker loves the quiet historical charm of her hometown of Bundah. Raising her teenage daughter Belle can be challenging and, in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business, it's even more daunting than usual.

British Fiction

The house at the edge of night, Catherine Banner.
Interesting novel that tells the story of the 2008 financial crisis and 95 years of European history through one family and their bar on a tiny Mediterranean island.
The cauliflower, Nicola Barker.
One of Britain's best contemporary novelists with an intriguing tale of a guru/avatar who, to his nephew and long-time carer, is just uncle.
The secret recipe for second chances, J.D. Barrett.
Lucy Muir is leaving her husband. It's complicated. They're joint owners and chefs at one of the best restaurants in town, so making a clean break is tough.
The nurses of Steeple Street, Donna Douglas.
Welcome to the district nurses' home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret.
The last of us, Rob Ewing.
A pandemic wipes out the population of a Scottish island and only a small group of children survive. How they do it is the focus of this well reviewed first novel by a Scottish doctor.
Different class, Joanne Harris.
After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its 'Brodie' boys who, whilst of course he doesn't have favourites, hold a special place in an old teacher's heart. But every so often there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker.
No, thanks! I'm quite happy standing!, Virginia Ironside.
Lively comedy from Oldie columnist about an older woman dealing with lodgers, conspiracy theorists, teenagers and life in West
The photographer's wife, Suzanne Joinson.
From the author of the delightful "A lady cyclists guide to Kashgar" comes a story about love and betrayal in 1920s Jerusalem.
When I was invisible, Dorothy Koomson.
This is a novel about making peace with your past and finally discovering the person you were always meant to be. In 1999, two women with the same name, who were friends at school, made very different life choices.
When the sky fell apart, Caroline Lea.
Jersey 1940 and German troops land on the beaches and for a young girl it means reeducation under German rule as she befriends some of the
Shtum, Jem Lester.
A father with a ten year old son who has never spoken and an elderly father is the centre of this novel about generations. If you liked the novels of Mark Haddon and David Nicholls, try this.
Hot milk, Deborah Levy.
From author of a Booker shortlisted novel comes a story about mothers and daughters and how the strange illness of the mother affects the lives of her
Not working, Lisa Owens.
Comedy debut about a woman who quits her job to find her true vocation then can't find it!
The other Mrs Walker, Mary Paulson-Ellis.
An elderly lady dies alone in an Edinburgh flat and a woman attempts to uncover her past in this first novel that tells a story that spand the time from the 1930s to the present.
They are trying to break your heart, David Savill.
The deadly legacy of the Bosnian War is the key to this powerful tale that links the 2004 tsunami and the civil war in Bosnia.
The finding of Martha Lost, Caroline Wallace.
Story of lost and found and a a girl left in a station lost property on the train from Paris. The story has been likened to "Hugo" and
The blade artist, Irvine Welsh.
Begbie, the nastiest character in "Trainspotting" returns. Now living in California, he's returning to Scotland for his son's funeral.
The one-in-a-million boy, Monica Wood.
Unusual and readable story of Ona, aged 104, and her friendship with a boy who does odd jobs in her garden.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Little warrior, Giuseppe Catozzella
If you liked "The kite runner" try this novel, translated from the Italian, about a young girl who grows up in Somalia determined to become a world
Blood brothers, Ernst Haffner
The only known novel by German social worker and journalist Ernst Haffner, of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of the Second World War. Told in stark, unsparing detail, Haffner's story delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler's rise to power, describing how these blood brothers move from one petty crime to the next.
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all : a novel, Jonas Jonasson
A brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden, a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. From the author of the novel about the 100 year old man who climed out of the window.
The Vintage Springtime Club, Beatrice Meier
One spring, five retirees embark on a flatshare. So begins a new chapter in friendship, love and all the joys and challenges that life has to offer .First novel that was a bestseller in Germany.
Ladivine, Marie NDiaye
A bestseller in France from the author of "Three strong women." is about a woman who conceals most of her life from her mother and when the mother is murdered, things fall apart.
The chosen ones, Steve Sem-Sandberg
The Am Spiegelgrund clinic, in glittering Vienna, masqueraded as a well-intentioned reform school for wayward boys and girls and a home for chronically ill children. The Nazi regime's euthanasia program would come to determine the fate of many of the clinic's inhabitants.

Fiction Selector's Recommendations

Britt-Marie was here, Fredrik Backman
Funny and heartwarming tale, from bestselling Swedish author, of a reluctant outsider who manages to transform a small village.
The course of love, Alain de Botton.
What does it mean to live happily ever after? At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet?
Imagine me gone, Adam Haslett.
A family must face the hardest question when one of its members faces mental illness." This is a book that tenderly and luminously deals with mental illness and with the life of the mind....In Michael, Haslett has created a most memorable character. This is a hypnotic and haunting novel." - Publishers Weekly.
Five rivers met on a wooded plain, Barney Norris.
The fiction debut of a British playwright is an intriguing tale of a serious car crash in Salisbury and how five lives are
The curious charms of Arthur Pepper, Phaedra Patrick.
After the death of his beloved wife, a widower finds a charm bracelet he's never seen before. He sets out on a quest from Britiain to Paris and India to find out about his wife's life before they met. If droll likeable tales like "The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry" appeal to you, try this one.
Everybody's fool, Richard Russo.
Return to the town and the people in upstate New York of his big success "Nobody's fool." A tale of hard times, heart and humour. He's an author who I think can do no wrong!

Graphic novels

Jojo's bizarre adventure. Part 2, Battle tendency. 02, Hirohiko Araki
Jessica Jones : Alias. [Vol. 4], Brian Michael Bendis
Mary wept over the feet of Jesus : prostitution and religious obedience in the Bible, Chester William David Brown.
School judgment = Gakkyu hotei. 1, The Suzuki murder and dismemberment case, Nobuaki Enoki
Miracleman. The Golden Age, Neil Gaiman
Shuriken and pleats. 1, Matsuri Hino
Tokyo ghoul. 6, Sui Ishida
The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew.
Elektra, Frank Miller & Bill Sienkiewicz.
Nameless, Grant Morrison
Knights of Sidonia. 15, Tsutomu Nihei
Grayson. Volume 2, We all die at dawn, Tim Seeley, Tom King
Judge Dredd : the mega collection. The simping detective, Simon Spurrier, Robbie Morrison
Thanos : the infinity finale, Jim Starlin
Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 10, Conditions for battle, Yuto Tsukuda
Monster. Volume 7, Naoki Urasawa
Monster. Volume 8, Naoki Urasawa
The private eye, Brian K Vaughan, Marcos Martin
Book of Death, Robert Venditti
Judge Dredd : the mega collection. Day of chaos, Endgame, John Wagner
Judge Dredd : the mega collection. Total war.,


For the love of Sky, Barbara Arnold.
When Lady Alice Bartlett lays part-claim to her orchid keeper's son Edward, she destines him to straddle two social spheres, neither of which he fully belongs in.
America's first daughter, Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie.
The story of Thomas Jefferon's eldest daughter, Martha.
Margaret the first, Danielle Dutton.
Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional 17th-century Duchess. The eccentric Margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when 'being a writer' was not an option open to women.
The dark lady's mask, Mary Sharratt.
Story of Aemilia Bassano Lanier, ) the first professional woman poet in Renaissance England, and her collaboration - and star-crossed love affair - with William Shakespeare, as his Dark Lady.
The Strawberry Girl, Lisa Stromme.
The story behind Edvard Munch's famous paining of the title and an exploration of the love story.
Behold the man, Bodie & Brock Thoene.
Behold the Man is the culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles and brings readers to an encounter with the death and resurrection of Jesus of
Daughter of the Wolf, Victoria Whitworth.
The daughter of a feudal lord has to hold the fort when her father is away and is surrounded by predators.


Dark promises, Christine Feehan.
Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing Gary Jansen, the man she loves nearly lose his life when it isn't even his fight.
The doll-master and other tales of terror, Joyce Carol Oates.
Six creepy tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates.
Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut.
Over your dead body, Dan Wells.
John and Brooke are on their own, hitchhiking from town to town as they hunt the last of the Withered through the Midwest but the Withered are hunting them back, and the FBI is close behind.
Psycho : sanitarium, Chet Williamson.
It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state.


Little boy blue, M. J. Arlidge.
Detective Helen Grace on the track of a serisl killer. For those who like it unpleasant.
Robert B. Parker's Slow burn, Ace Atkins.
The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston's South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, as the city prepares to honor their sacrifice, there are still no answers about how the deadly fire started.
Sisters and lies, Bernice Barrington.
First novel in which a woman gets a call that her sister is in a coma. She flies to London and discovers that she really knows little about her sister's
Jonathan Dark ; or, The evidence of ghosts, A K Benedict.
Metropolitan Police detective Dark saves the lives of the living by talking to the dead.
Die of shame, Mark Billingham.
Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret, and above all, shame. Then one of them is killed and it's clear one of the circle was responsible.
Poisonous, Allison Brennan.
Teen-aged Internet bully Ivy Lake fell off a cliff and few people cared except her mentally-challenged eighteen-year-old step-brother, Tommy. He loved her in spite of her cruelty. He's distraught and doesn't understand why his blended family is falling apart.
When she was bad, Tammy Cohen.
You see them every day. You know how your colleagues like their coffee. You know who breaks the copier and doesn't fix it. And who kissed who at the Christmas party. But what can't you see? Who secretly hates you? Who is quietly having a mental breakdown? Who is capable of murder?
Six and a half deadly sins, Colin Cotterill.
Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice-retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a hand-woven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn by women in certain northern Lao tribes. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining?
The other widow, Susan Crawford.
Joe ends his affair with Dorrie just moments before their car skids off an icy road in a blinding snowstorm and hits a tree. Desperate to keep her life intact, she walks away from the wreckage and now someone is calling on her dead lover's burner phone.
Are you watching me?, Sinead Crowley.
Liz Cafferky is on the up. Rescued from her dark past by the owner of a drop-in centre for older men, Liz soon finds herself as the charity's face and the unwilling darling of the Dublin media. Amidst her claustrophobic fame, Liz barely notices a letter from a new fan.
The graveyard of the Hesperides, Lindsey Davis.
In first century Rome, Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till but this isn't a typical day.
The bastards of Pizzofalcone, Maurizio de Giovanni
They've made a fresh start at the Pizzofalcone precinct of Naples. They fired every member of the investigative branch after they were found guilty of corruption. Now, there's a group of detectives, a new commissario, and a new superintendent.
The ice shroud, Gordon Ell.
When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved.
Dominus, Tom Fox.
Strange tale of a stranger who appears at Mass in the Vatican.Is the stranger there to herald the End of Days?
The Grell mystery : a story of crime, Frank Froest
A notorious criminal is murdered in the home of a famous millionaire. But there are no clues, no evidence. Vintage mystery first published in 1913.
The Cheapside corpse, Susanna Gregory.
London in the spring of 1665 is a city full of fear. Latest in the Thomas Chaloner series.
The primrose path, Rebecca Griffiths.
In this first novel a woman who'd been abducted as a teenager hears her kidnapper is out of jail and may be waiting.
Redemption Road, John Hart.
Daily Mail Elizabeth Black is a hero. She is a cop who single-handedly rescued a young girl from a locked cellar and shot two brutal kidnappers dead. But she's also a cop with a history, a woman with a secret.
Little sister, David Hewson.
Twin girls aged 10 are convicted of murdering their family. Ten years later and released, they disappear as DI Pieter Vos of the Amsterdam police reopens the case.
Tastes like fear, Sarah Hilary.
DI Marnie Rome is on the case of a man called Harm who offers shelter to lost girls at his house.
Troublemaker, Linda Howard.
For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad and why.
The missing hours, Emma Kavanagh.
A woman disappears and twenty hous later is found with no memory of where she's been.
The loving husband, Christobel Kent.
Can you ever truly know the one you love? Fran Hall and her husband Nathan live in a farmhouse on the edge of the Fens with their two children. One February night, when Fran is woken by her baby, she finds the bed empty beside her and Nathan gone.
Wilde Lake, Laura Lippman.
Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected and first female state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home.
The mystery at Stowe : a story of crime, Vernon Loder with an introduction by Nigel Moss.
Classic British mystery first published in 1928.
Gods of war, James Lovegrove.
1913. The clouds of war are gathering. The world's great empires vie for supremacy. Europe is in turmoil, a powder keg awaiting a spark. A body is discovered on the shore below Beachy Head, just a mile from Sherlock Holmes's retirement cottage.
The perfect girl, Gilly MacMillan.
To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey child genius, musical sensation is perfect. Yet several years ago, Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time, and now she's free.
Prayers the devil answers, Sharyn McCrumb.
Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie Robbins is appointed to serve out his term as sheriff of their rural Tennessee mountain town. The year is 1936, and her role is largely symbolic, except for the one task that only a sheriff can do: execute a convicted prisoner.
A rising man, Abir Mukherjee.
First in a new historical crime series featuring Captain Sam Wyndham who arrives in 1919 Calcutta to take up a new post in the Indian Police force. The author won a recent crime writing competition.
The spider in the corner of the room, Nikki Owen.
Plastic surgeon with Asperger's is convicted of murder. She claims she is innocent. Gripping cconspiracy thriller.
Private viewing, Geoff Palmer.
N.Z. crime thriller set in the world of banking and undercover operations.
Conspiracy, S. J. Parris.
Paris, 1585. Giordano Bruno, heretic, philosopher and spy for Elizabeth's minister Sir Francis Walsingham, has come to Paris, a city on the edge of
Revenge in a cold river, Anne Perry.
William Monk faces an old enemy determined to take revenge for an act committed many years ago before he lost his memory. Journey back into Monk's past, as adversaries he cannot remember threaten everything he holds dear.
Dead silent, Mark Roberts.
Second in Red River City series featuring DCI Eve Clay is about a serial killer targeting older people in an upmarket part of the city.
In place of death, Craig Robertson.
Glasgow DS Rachel Narey leads an investigation into the shadowy world of urbexers.
Calamity in Kent, John Rowland
From the British Library Classic Crime series. A 1950 mystery.
Murder in the museum, John Rowland
More British Library crime, this one from 1938.
Death in disguise, Sally Spencer.
DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates the killing of an American guest and uncovers a link to a 50-year-old murder.
No second chances, Lyndon Stacey.
Lorna Myers thinks she knows where her businessman husband is until two men come looking for him one October evening. By lucky chance, ex-police officer Daniel Whelan happens to be on hand to take control of the situation, but for Lorna it's the start of a nightmare.
The ashes of London, Andrew Taylor.
London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul's is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is Richard Marwood, son of a disgraced printer, and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul's.

New Zealand Fiction

Credit in the straight world, Brannavan Gnanalingam.
Wellington author Brannavan Gnanalingam charts the fortunes of a fictitious finance company - Manchester Gold - in a fictitious Cantabrian town, Manchester,
You should have come here when you were not here, Brannavan Gnanalingam.
During WWII German soldiers stationed in Paris complained that it did not live up to their expectations. Parisians made a simple reply: you should have come here when you were not here?.
Telling stories, Geoff Palmer.
Steven Spalding is a mild, unexceptional civil-servant, overweight and solitary. But he has a secret.: an alter ego in the form of wise-cracking, anarchic and exceptionally rude Eric Dombey. As Eric, Steven can become the self he sometimes wishes to be.
Deleted scenes for lovers, Tracey Slaughter.
Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives - tragic, comic, rich.


Tempted by her tycoon boss, Jennie Adams.
Only beloved, Mary Balogh.
A diamond deal with the Greek, Maya Blake.
The secret to marrying Marchesi, Amanda Cinelli.
The wedding planner's big day, Cara Colter.
The queen in winter, Claire Delacroix [and 3 others].
Falling for the single dad, Emily Forbes.
The Sicilian's stolen son, Lynne Graham.
Holiday with the best man, Kate Hardy.
Inherited by Ferranti, Kate Ferranti.
The billionaire's defiant acquisition, Sharon Kendrick.
Married for their miracle baby, Soraya Lane.
One night to wedding vows, Kim Lawrence.
A child to open their hearts, Marion Lennox.
Seduced by the heart surgeon, Carol Marinelli.
Engaged to her Ravensdale enemy, Melanie Milburne.
'Til death do us part, Amanda Quick.
The fling that changed everything, Alison Roberts.
Caught in a storm of passion, Lucy Ryder.
The Greek doctor's secret son, Jennifer Taylor.
Seduced into her boss's service, Kathy Williams.
The billionaire's baby swap, Rebecca Winters.
Take me, cowboy, Maisey Yates.


Late harvest, Fiona Buckley.
Exmoor, 1800. When farmer's daughter Peggy Shawe meets the charismatic Ralph Duggan, son of a so-called "free trader", it's love at first sight. Determined to prevent the match, Peggy's widowed mother sends her daughter to live with the Duggans for six weeks, believing she will be put off marriage to Ralph when she discovers what life is like among a smuggling family.
The Woolworths girls, Elaine Everest.
1939. On her first day at Woolworths, Sarah Caselton meets glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different but they soon form a tight knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future.
Dilly's hope, Rosie Goodwin.
Hardworking widow Dilly Carey has struggled out of poverty to make a successful life for herself. Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, Dilly should be content, but she is still troubled by the one secret she must never share.
A time to rejoice, Anna Jacobs.
After a stray bomb scored a direct hit on his childhood home in Hertfordshire, the only thing that has kept Francis Brady going while he works day and night salvaging what he can from the rubble is the thought that soon he'll be joining war-time friends Mayne, Daniel and Victor as electrician in their new dream building firm in Lancashire. But things are not going to plan.
The Paris of the West, Karen McMillan.
1948. Having survived the Second World War against all odds, Celina and her family arrive on a Liberty Ship into the Bay Area with high hopes for their new lives. But as new immigrants they face many hurdles, and they have to deal somehow with the trauma of war and the grief of losing loved ones.
The apartment, Danielle Steel.
They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives.
All I have to give, Mary Wood.
When all is lost, can she find the strength to start again? It is 1916 and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. Compelled to use her skills for the war effort, she travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of the working class Albert.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Sharp ends : stories from the world of the first law, Joe Abercrombie.
Magic stars, Ilona Andrews.
Latest in series. Author is a pseudonym for husband and wife writing team.
Far thoughts and pale gods, Greg Bear.
6 dazzling stories, freshly revised for this volume, plus new introductions, commentary, and reminiscences.
Just over the horizon, [Greg Bear].
This collection of newly revised stories and rare screenplay by Greg Bear combines his intense concern with the human condition with a deep understanding of science. Here are mind-bending explorations of the near future, or just beyond the border of conventional reality.
Night shift, Charlaine Harris.
At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel.
The everything box, Richard Kadrey.
2000 B.C. A beautiful, ambitious angel stands on a mountaintop, surveying the world and its little inhabitants below. He smiles because soon, the last of humanity who survived the great flood will meet its end, too.
Closer to the heart, Mercedes Lackey.
Second in the Herald Spy series.
The paper menagerie and other stories, Ken Liu.
Ken Liu has published almost 100 short stories and won nearly every genre award in existence. Here, he has selected his 15 favourite
Sleeping giants, Sylvain Neuvel.
There has been big pre-publication interest in this one and film rights have been optioned. It's the tale of a young girl who discovers a giant metallic hand hidden deep in the earth.