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When Anna, a much-loved teacher and mother of two, is left savagely beaten and in a coma, a police investigation is launched. News of the attack sends shock waves through her family and their small Swedish community. Anna seems to have had no enemies, so who wanted her dead? As ...
When I Wake Up
When Anna, a much-loved teacher and mother of two, is left savagely beaten and in a coma, a police investigation is launched. News of the attack sends shock waves through her family and their small Swedish community. Anna seems to have had no enemies, so who wanted her dead? As loved-ones wait anxiously by her bedside, her husband Erik is determined to get to the bottom of the attack, and soon begins uncovering his wife's secret life, and a small town riven with desire, betrayal and jealousy. As the list of suspects grows longer, it soon becomes clear that only one person can reveal the truth, and she's lying silent in a hospital bed... A breathtaking, heart-pounding, dark debut, sure to delight fans of The Girl on the Train and S.J. Watson.
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12.60 USD

When I Wake Up

by Jessica Jarlvi
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY SPRING BOOK CLUB PICK, FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND AWARD WINNING TV SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES. Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life. ...
Nine Perfect Strangers: The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY SPRING BOOK CLUB PICK, FROM THE AUTHOR BEHIND AWARD WINNING TV SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES. Nine perfect strangers, each hiding an imperfect life. A luxury retreat cut off from the outside world. Ten days that promise to change your life. But some promises - like some lives - are perfect lies . . . __________ 'Fantastic' Times 'Original, suspenseful, downright brilliant' Clare Mackintosh 'The twist blew my mind' Marian Keyes 'A super-suspenseful page-turner' Mail on Sunday 'Will grip you from the first page' Sunday Express 'Captivating' Good Housekeeping 'Had me utterly hooked' Daily Mail

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12.60 USD

Nine Perfect Strangers: The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty
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'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay ...
Shantaram
'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out
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17.06 USD

Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts
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She wants your life - and she'll do anything to get it... Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye's life isn't as perfect as it seems - she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening ...
Envy
She wants your life - and she'll do anything to get it... Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye's life isn't as perfect as it seems - she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear. When Faye's daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye? Or is there another threat hiding in the shadows...? A brilliantly tense and compelling thriller about jealousy, greed and desire from Sunday Times bestseller Amanda Robson. What others are saying about Envy: `I read this rollercoaster in one sitting. I could not put it down and kept me reading late into the night' Reader review `A deliciously dark tale' Reader review `Beyond a page turner, it was more of a page ripper, just trying to find out what happens next. The suspense, grit and pure anticipation makes this an Amanda Robinson killer story' Reader review `I absolutely loved this book and I was hooked straight away, a brilliant story and brilliant characters, I couldn't stop reading it' Reader review `Another hit for Robson... This one was definitely suspense building, chilling, and shocking' Reader review `Compulsive reading' Jane Corry, author of The Dead Ex `Full of tension' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend 'Classic Amanda Robson. Emotions and obsessions flying at full tilt. Fast, twisty and at times a bit nasty. Potent stuff' Paul Finch, author of Stalkers
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13.64 USD

Envy

by Amanda Robson
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The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night Jane Corry Introducing the next generation of domestic thriller... Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn't perfect - you know that - but then again nor are you. But now a serial ...
My Lovely Wife: The gripping new psychological thriller with a killer twist
The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night Jane Corry Introducing the next generation of domestic thriller... Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn't perfect - you know that - but then again nor are you. But now a serial killer is on the loose in your small town, preying on young women. Fear is driving your well-behaved young daughter off the rails, and you find yourself in bed late at night, looking at the woman who lies asleep beside you. Because you thought you knew the worst about her. The truth is you know nothing at all. This is a thriller like nothing you've read before... PRAISE FOR MY LOVELY WIFE The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night. Clever. Manipulative. Dark. Disturbing. What more can you ask for? -Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. You'll surely devour My Lovely Wife, but it will linger long after you've reached the last page. Sarah Pinborough, Sunday Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes You'll never look at your neighbors the same. I couldn't pull myself away from this story...Make sure you clear your schedule before you pick it up. Absolutely unputdownable. Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish My Lovely Wife is a knockout. It's not just a novel about serial killers. It's family drama, about a marriage, about kids out of control, about infidelity, and about the news media; and it's also about the folks next door. It's an effortless page-turner. Publishers Weekly
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20.48 USD

My Lovely Wife: The gripping new psychological thriller with a killer twist

by Samantha Downing
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Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. They say she committed a terrible crime but she says she can't remember a thing. 'Seriously brilliant - quality writing, three dimensional characters and a sharp wit.' Emma Curtis, author of the bestselling One Little Mistake *** Connie and Ness met in ...
Too Close: A new kind of thriller you'll devour in one sitting
Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. They say she committed a terrible crime but she says she can't remember a thing. 'Seriously brilliant - quality writing, three dimensional characters and a sharp wit.' Emma Curtis, author of the bestselling One Little Mistake *** Connie and Ness met in the park while their children played. As they talked, they realised they were neighbours and soon became inseparable. But then Ness's marriage ends in a bitter divorce and all of a sudden what started as a close friendship becomes suffocating. Connie doesn't have a moment to herself, no time with her husband, no time with her kids. It's all too much. Something has to give. A twisting tale of friendship and betrayal, for fans of MY LOVELY WIFE and NINE PERFECT STRANGERS. *** Authors love Too Close... 'Wonderfully suffocating . . . Natalie Daniels is one to watch!' Phoebe Morgan 'Subtle, deep and chilling . . . I couldn't put it down.' Rosanna Ley 'A tremendous, powerful, audacious novel - full of scathing insight ; full of raw, compelling feeling.' William Boyd *** What readers are saying... 'I truly am astounded with this novel' Billie 'A truly brilliant book' Breakaway Reviewers 'I can't praise this enough. It is utterly absorbing, a real page turner' Wendy 'It was my favourite read from this past year' Ana 'Full of twists and turns, enjoyed from beginning' Phillip
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12.60 USD

Too Close: A new kind of thriller you'll devour in one sitting

by Natalie Daniels
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`Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing - everything a great novel should be' LEE CHILD `Extraordinary' LOUISE O'NEILL `A truly compulsive novel.' STYLIST `The book of the moment!' MARIE CLAIRE `This book will blow your mind' PRIMA `A petrifying reimagining of The Handmaid's Tale' ELLE `A fast-paced, twisting thriller that ...
VOX
`Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing - everything a great novel should be' LEE CHILD `Extraordinary' LOUISE O'NEILL `A truly compulsive novel.' STYLIST `The book of the moment!' MARIE CLAIRE `This book will blow your mind' PRIMA `A petrifying reimagining of The Handmaid's Tale' ELLE `A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless.' DAILY MAIL `Terrifying' RED `A novel ripe for the #MeToo era' VANITY FAIR `A dazzling debut.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING `Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!' WOMAN & HOME Silence can be deafening. Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you're a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write. For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning... [100 WORD LIMIT REACHED]
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14.18 USD

VOX

by Christina Dalcher
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All the Wrong Places
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28.350000 USD

All the Wrong Places

by Joy Fielding
Hardback
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A twisted modern love story (Parade), Tell Me Lies is a sexy, thrilling novel about that one person who still haunts you-the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn't let go of. The one you'll never forget. Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she ...
Tell Me Lies: A Novel
A twisted modern love story (Parade), Tell Me Lies is a sexy, thrilling novel about that one person who still haunts you-the other one. The wrong one. The one you couldn't let go of. The one you'll never forget. Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother-whom she's never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating. Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she's quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy's heart. Lucy knows there's something about Stephen that isn't to be trusted. Stephen knows Lucy can't tear herself away. And their addicting entanglement will have consequences they never could have imagined. Alternating between Lucy's and Stephen's voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. Readers will be enraptured (Booklist) by the unforgettable beauties in this very sexy story (Kirkus Review). With the psychological insight and biting wit of Luckiest Girl Alive, and the yearning ambitions and desires of Sweetbitter, this keenly intelligent and supremely resonant novel chronicles the exhilaration and dilemmas of young adulthood and the difficulty of letting go-even when you know you should.
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15.34 USD

Tell Me Lies: A Novel

by Carola Lovering
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'A thrill a minute - I loved it!' Clare Mackintosh NO ONE KNOWS THE MIND OF A KILLER LIKE EMMA KAVANAGH. I've been watching you DS Alice Parr. I saw you trying to save the poor young woman you found in the park. The woman I tried to kill. I've ...
To Catch a Killer: Enter the mind of a murderer and you may never get out
'A thrill a minute - I loved it!' Clare Mackintosh NO ONE KNOWS THE MIND OF A KILLER LIKE EMMA KAVANAGH. I've been watching you DS Alice Parr. I saw you trying to save the poor young woman you found in the park. The woman I tried to kill. I've been waiting for you to find her family. To find someone who cares about her. But you can't can you? You've never had a case like this. I know everything about you. You know nothing about me. Even though I'm the man you're looking for. And you will never catch me... 'To Catch A Killer is one of my favourite books of the year. The intricate, clever story is told well, and the characters are brilliantly drawn.' Rachel Abbott 'Fast-moving. Unexpected twists. Punchy writing. This author has teeth! A perfect thriller for winter nights!' Jane Corry 'A real white-knuckle ride of a thriller that packs a big emotional punch. This is top class crime writing.' Tammy Cohen 'Wow. Whether you like fast-paced thrillers or in-depth (spot-on) character-led mysteries, you're going to love To Catch a Killer by Emma Kavanagh. LOVED it.' Caz Frear 'This transatlantic thriller has elements of Bourne and Lee Child while remaining true to its British police procedural roots. Beautifully written, expertly paced and highly entertaining.' Sinead Crowley 'Pacy, emotional and a cracking read!' Jane Isaac 'A darkly brilliant tale of psychological manipulation, which I was entirely hooked by, from page one. Bravo, Emma!' Kate Rhoades 'I absolutely loved it. I was completely hooked from the start, it was a stunning read. Plus the ending blew me away.' Rebecca Bradley 'To Catch a Killer is a pacy cat-and-mouse thriller with real depth and a protagonist I want to go for a drink with. A brilliant character-driven story perfect for anyone who adores a twisting, turning read. I loved it.' Amanda Jennings
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12.60 USD

To Catch a Killer: Enter the mind of a murderer and you may never get out

by Emma Kavanagh
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The Second Wife: An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller That Will Have You Hooked
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14.70 USD

The Second Wife: An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller That Will Have You Hooked

by Sheryl Browne
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The Liar's Wife: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with Edge-Of-Your-Seat Suspense
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11.540000 USD

The Liar's Wife: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with Edge-Of-Your-Seat Suspense

by Samantha Hayes
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From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us, comes An Anonymous Girl - an electrifying novel about doubt, passion and deadly obsession . . . Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity ...
An Anonymous Girl
From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us, comes An Anonymous Girl - an electrifying novel about doubt, passion and deadly obsession . . . Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive, and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr Shields may know what she's thinking . . . and what she's hiding. As Jess's paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what is real in her life, and what is one of Dr Shields's manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly. Here's what readers are saying: 'If you hear a lot of hype surrounding this book, it's not just jibber jabber, this is a smart, chilling and suspenseful novel that doesn't let you off the hook until the very last page' 'A great read that has me looking over my shoulder and questioning my daily choices and interactions' 'Deceit, jealousy, obsession, paranoia - An Anonymous Girl has this in bucket loads'
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20.48 USD

An Anonymous Girl

by Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Set in the Inns of Court in London, where justice and corruption go hand in hand. J L Butler's taut, gripping legal drama brims with suspense and obsession, and only you can solve the case... `A gripping, thrill-a-minute ride through London's dark side' Erin Kelly `Gripping, intelligent, thrilling' Adele Parks ...
Mine
Set in the Inns of Court in London, where justice and corruption go hand in hand. J L Butler's taut, gripping legal drama brims with suspense and obsession, and only you can solve the case... `A gripping, thrill-a-minute ride through London's dark side' Erin Kelly `Gripping, intelligent, thrilling' Adele Parks `Intelligently written. Compulsive. I defy you to put this down.' Jane Corry Fatal Attraction meets Apple Tree Yard. This debut novel will be your new obsession. Francine Day is a high-flying lawyer about to apply for silk, ambitious and brilliant. She just needs one headline grabbing client to seal her place as Queen's Counsel ... Martin Joy. The attraction is instant. Obsessive. They embark on a secret affair and Francine thinks she can hold it together. But then Martin's wife, Donna, goes missing. And Martin is the prime suspect. As the case unravels so does Francine, because the last person to see Donna Joy alive, was her. My client. My lover. My husband. My obsession.
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12.60 USD

Mine

by J L Butler
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Catching a killer is dangerous--especially if he lives next door From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder . . ...
Before She Knew Him
Catching a killer is dangerous--especially if he lives next door From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder . . . Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she's found some stability and peace. But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband's office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she's long had a fascination with this unsolved murder--an obsession she doesn't talk about anymore, but can't fully shake either. Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate? The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he's planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes that he knows she's been watching him, that she's really on to him. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. . .
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28.340000 USD

Before She Knew Him

by Peter Swanson
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For fans of B. A. Paris and Mary Kubica comes a propulsive, twisting psychological thriller that asks, How can you save someone else if you can't save yourself? After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is ...
And Then You Were Gone: A Novel
For fans of B. A. Paris and Mary Kubica comes a propulsive, twisting psychological thriller that asks, How can you save someone else if you can't save yourself? After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she's got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees--wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift...and Paolo is gone. A strong swimmer, there's no way Paolo drowned, but Emily is at a loss for any other explanation. Where else could he have gone? And why? As the hours and days pass by, each moment marking Paolo's disappearance, Emily's hard-won stability begins to slip. But when Emily uncovers evidence suggesting Paolo was murdered, the investigation throws her mania into overdrive, even as she becomes a person of interest in her own personal tragedy. To clear her name, Emily must find the truth--but can she hold onto her own sanity in the process?
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28.340000 USD

And Then You Were Gone: A Novel

by R J Jacobs
Hardback
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I've been watched all my life. I'm used to being stared at. Observed. Followed. Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel from an incredible new voice in suspense. SOMEONE IS WATCHING Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a ...
Watch the Girls
I've been watched all my life. I'm used to being stared at. Observed. Followed. Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel from an incredible new voice in suspense. SOMEONE IS WATCHING Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Liv barely escaped with her life, and her sister was never heard from again. But all this time, someone's been waiting patiently to finish what was started... FOUR MISSING GIRLS Now fifteen years later, broke and desperate, Liv is forced to return to the spotlight. She crowdfunds a webseries in which she'll pose as a real-life private detective--a nod to the show she starred on as a teen. When a mysterious donor challenges her to investigate a series of disappearances outside a town made famous by the horror movies filmed there, Liv has no choice but to accept. FOLLOW THE WHITE WOLF Liv is given a cryptic first clue: Follow the white wolf.And now a darker game is about to begin. Through social media, someone is leaving breadcrumbs to follow. As Liv makes increasingly disturbing discoveries, her show explodes in popularity. A rapt internet audience is eager to watch it all--perhaps even at the cost of Liv's own life... Filled with provocative twists and turns as the line between plot and reality blurs in this inventive tour-de-force from breakout writer Jennifer Wolfe.
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8.390000 USD

Watch the Girls

by Jennifer Wolfe
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE, 2018 __________________________________________ A novel of bewitching ingenuity New York Times Electrifying Lit Hub __________________________________________ Abe Kunstler wants his share of the American Dream, which for him is a factory job, a wife and a family. Getting these things will be harder ...
Trenton Makes
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE, 2018 __________________________________________ A novel of bewitching ingenuity New York Times Electrifying Lit Hub __________________________________________ Abe Kunstler wants his share of the American Dream, which for him is a factory job, a wife and a family. Getting these things will be harder for Abe than it is for other people, however, because his life is a lie - an invention forged in the heat of a terrible crime. Haunted by his past, terrified of exposure, and searching obsessively for redemption, Abe moves from one ruthless act to the next, tricking an alcoholic young taxi-dancer into becoming first his wife, then the mother of a child she believes is his. When the life they have built is threatened, he becomes desperate, until even Abe himself isn't sure how far he'll go to keep his secret...
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15.34 USD

Trenton Makes

by Tadzio Koelb
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ASH BEFORE OAK is a novel in the form of a fictional journal written by a solitary man on a secluded Somerset estate. Ostensibly a nature diary, chronicling the narrator's interest in the local flora and fauna and the passing of the seasons, ASH BEFORE OAK is also the story ...
Ash before Oak
ASH BEFORE OAK is a novel in the form of a fictional journal written by a solitary man on a secluded Somerset estate. Ostensibly a nature diary, chronicling the narrator's interest in the local flora and fauna and the passing of the seasons, ASH BEFORE OAK is also the story of a breakdown told slantwise, and of the narrator's subsequent recovery through his reengagement with the world around him. Written in prose that is as precise as it is beautiful, winner of the 2018 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize, Jeremy Cooper's first novel in over a decade is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life.
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22.17 USD

Ash before Oak

by Jeremy Cooper
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A dark and thrilling tale of Victorian addiction, vengeance and self-discovery, perfect for fans of Sarah Waters, Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist and Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent. Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy. Edinburgh, 1869... Newly married, Rebecca longs for the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. Her husband Alexander, a ...
The Pharmacist's Wife
A dark and thrilling tale of Victorian addiction, vengeance and self-discovery, perfect for fans of Sarah Waters, Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist and Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent. Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy. Edinburgh, 1869... Newly married, Rebecca longs for the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. Her husband Alexander, a respected pharmacist, is eager to join pioneering fellow inventors in the history books. But beneath his ordered exterior, Rebecca is horrified to find a world of dark secrets. As she struggles with his infidelity and strange sexual desires, Alexander tries to pacify her so-called hysteria with his magical new wonder-drug, heroin... As Rebecca's forced dependence takes her further from herself, Alexander's desire to profit from his creation leads him along a path that blurs science, passion, and death. Soon, they both learn that addiction, obsession and vengeance make for a deadly alchemy...
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15.34 USD

The Pharmacist's Wife

by Vanessa Tait
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`Philosophical, funny, cleverly structured, unpredictable' Gabrielle Zevin If a machine could offer a prescription for happiness but you might not like the results would you take the test? Eat more tangerines. Divorce your wife. Cut off your right index finger. The Apricity machine's recommendations are often surprising, but they're 99.97% ...
The Happiness Machine
`Philosophical, funny, cleverly structured, unpredictable' Gabrielle Zevin If a machine could offer a prescription for happiness but you might not like the results would you take the test? Eat more tangerines. Divorce your wife. Cut off your right index finger. The Apricity machine's recommendations are often surprising, but they're 99.97% guaranteed to make you happier. Pearl works for Apricity - meaning happiness is her job - but her teenage son Rhett seems more content to be unhappy, and refuses to submit to the test. Is Pearl failing as a mother and in her job - and does she even believe in happiness any more? Warm, witty and utterly charming, The Happiness Machine is where A Visit from the Goon Squad meets Where'd You Go Bernadette. First published as Tell the Machine Goodnight.
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14.18 USD

The Happiness Machine

by Katie Williams
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Winner of the Debut Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2019 When you make eye contact, when you hold someone's gaze, it's the closest thing to knowing you're not alone in the world. `This year's Eleanor Oliphant' Claire Allan `Astonishing' Ruth Hogan `Strikingly brilliant' Sun `An exceptional book' Dundee Courier ...
The Rules of Seeing
Winner of the Debut Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2019 When you make eye contact, when you hold someone's gaze, it's the closest thing to knowing you're not alone in the world. `This year's Eleanor Oliphant' Claire Allan `Astonishing' Ruth Hogan `Strikingly brilliant' Sun `An exceptional book' Dundee Courier After 32 years of living her life in the dark, Jillian Safinova - Nova to everyone, except her mother - is learning to see. She can see that the sky is blue. And green. And grey. And a whole spectrum of colours, as changeable as her mood. She can see that clouds are surprisingly solid. And she can that Kate, a woman she's only just met, is going to change her life forever. Everyone is talking about The Rules of Seeing: `A tender, tense drama about love and the unexpected places you can find it' Sunday Express `A quirky love story which promises to make you see the world in a completely new way' Daily Mail `Joe Heap's fascinating debut makes you think about the things most of us take for granted'Good Housekeeping `An inspiring story of love, loss and friendship' #1 bestselling author Catherine Alliott `It really made me re-evaluate how I see the world...outstanding'Katy Regan, author of Big Little Man `A book that reveals the world in a different light and changes the way you see it...Extraordinary' Sunday Times bestseller Miranda Dickinson `Startlingly, outstandingly good' Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon
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12.60 USD

The Rules of Seeing

by Joe Heap
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From the USA Today bestselling author of My Sister Is Missing Lily's gone. Someone took her. Unless she was she never there... A little girl has gone missing. Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except ...
Without a Trace
From the USA Today bestselling author of My Sister Is Missing Lily's gone. Someone took her. Unless she was she never there... A little girl has gone missing. Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit. Has Nova's abusive ex stolen his little bunny back for good? At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn... Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn't actually exist?
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15.34 USD

Without a Trace

by Carissa Ann Lynch
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The truth might be hard to bring to light, but that didn't mean it didn't exist, because it did exist: fixed in its moment, unalterable, and certainly not a matter of `belief.' When an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir, expat English journalist Marco Rosedale is ...
Afternoon of a Faun - A Novel
The truth might be hard to bring to light, but that didn't mean it didn't exist, because it did exist: fixed in its moment, unalterable, and certainly not a matter of `belief.' When an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir, expat English journalist Marco Rosedale is brought rapidly and inexorably to the brink of ruin. His reputation and livelihood at stake, Marco confides in a close friend, who finds himself caught between the obligations of friendship and an increasingly urgent desire to uncover the truth. This unnamed friend is drawn, magnetized, into the orbit of the woman at the center of the accusation-and finds his position as the safely detached narrator turning into something more dangerous. Soon, the question of his own complicity becomes impossible to avoid. Set during the months leading up to Donald Trump's election, with detours into the 1970s, this propulsive novel investigates the very meaning of truth at a time when it feels increasingly malleable. An atmospheric and unsettling drama from a novelist acclaimed as the literary descendent of Dostoevsky and Patricia Highsmith (Boston Globe), Afternoon of a Faun combines a sharply observed study of our shifting social mores with a meditation on what makes us believe, or disbelieve, the stories people tell about themselves.
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27.250000 USD

Afternoon of a Faun - A Novel

by James Lasdun
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HE WAS JUST A PLAYGROUND STORY, UNTIL THEY LET HIM IN. 'THE MUST-READ SUMMER CHILLER' Daily Express 'IF YOU READ JUST ONE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THIS YEAR - MAKE IT THE TALL MAN' CultureFly They went looking for a story. What they found was a nightmare. It started as nothing, just ...
The Tall Man: The 'must-read' gripping page-turner you won't be able to put down
HE WAS JUST A PLAYGROUND STORY, UNTIL THEY LET HIM IN. 'THE MUST-READ SUMMER CHILLER' Daily Express 'IF YOU READ JUST ONE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THIS YEAR - MAKE IT THE TALL MAN' CultureFly They went looking for a story. What they found was a nightmare. It started as nothing, just a scary story passed around between schoolchildren. But for Sadie and her friends, the rumours soon became an unhealthy obsession - and the darkness all too real. Years later, Sadie's teenage daughter Amber has been charged with murder, and her trial shocks the world. How could such a young girl commit such a terrible crime? It seems the secrets of Sadie's past have come back to haunt her daughter. And the terrifying truth of what happened all those years ago is finally about to come out . . . 'So creepy and chilling' Laura Marshall, Friend Request 'Relentless and needle-sharp' Cara Hunter, Close to Home 'Fantastic' Fiona Cummins, Rattle 'Absolutely brilliant' Cass Green, In a Cottage in a Wood
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13.64 USD

The Tall Man: The 'must-read' gripping page-turner you won't be able to put down

by Phoebe Locke
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A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning Undocumented Alien The diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of ...
Beautiful Days: Stories
A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning Undocumented Alien The diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance. Fleuve Bleu exemplifies the rich sensuousness of Oates's prose as lovers married to other persons vow to establish, in their intimacy, a ruthlessly honest, truth-telling authenticity missing elsewhere in their complicated lives, with unexpected results. In Big Burnt, set on lushly rendered Lake George, in the Adirondacks, a cunningly manipulative university professor exploits a too-trusting woman in a way she could never have anticipated. In a more experimental but no less intimate mode, Les beaux jours examines the ambiguities of an intensely erotic, exploitative relationship between a master artist and his adoring young female model. And the tragic Undocumented Alien depicts a young African student enrolled in an American university who is suddenly stripped of his student visa and forced to undergo a terrifying test of courage. In these stories, as elsewhere in her fiction, Joyce Carol Oates exhibits her fascination with the social, psychological, and moral boundaries that govern our behavior-until the hour when they do not.
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15.34 USD

Beautiful Days: Stories

by Joyce Carol Oates
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STRANGER. FRIEND. OR ENEMY? Who is it really hiding behind the screen? A gripping read that will stay with you long after the final page, perfect for fans of FRIEND REQUEST and HE SAID/SHE SAID. Eva arrives at university ready to escape her past. She wants a new life, a ...
Click: A gripping, page-turning new psychological thriller for 2019
STRANGER. FRIEND. OR ENEMY? Who is it really hiding behind the screen? A gripping read that will stay with you long after the final page, perfect for fans of FRIEND REQUEST and HE SAID/SHE SAID. Eva arrives at university ready to escape her past. She wants a new life, a new personality. But old habits creep in and she finds herself alone, online, watching the digital lives of others. One profile in particular captures Eva's attention: that of her glamorous classmate, Marina. As Eva's obsession builds, she becomes drawn into a web of lies, danger and suspicion. Because Marina's perfectly filtered life isn't what it seems. What is Marina hiding? And behind the screen, who is Eva really - her friend, a stranger, or an enemy? It only takes a click to find out.
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15.34 USD

Click: A gripping, page-turning new psychological thriller for 2019

by L. Smyth
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'A truly brilliant and intelligent piece of Noir crime set in New Zealand' Goodreads review 'Raw, authentic and gripping. Cop-turned-writer Nathan Blackwell has created a police procedural with a difference, and a compelling glimpse into the darker side of life' - EMMA VISKIC, bestselling author of Resurrection Bay ___________________________________________ Detective ...
The Sound of Her Voice
'A truly brilliant and intelligent piece of Noir crime set in New Zealand' Goodreads review 'Raw, authentic and gripping. Cop-turned-writer Nathan Blackwell has created a police procedural with a difference, and a compelling glimpse into the darker side of life' - EMMA VISKIC, bestselling author of Resurrection Bay ___________________________________________ Detective Buchanan remembers every victim. But this one he can't forget. The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach - over a decade after she was murdered. Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved crime he investigated 12 years ago: when Samantha Coates walked out one day and never came home. Re-opening the case, Buchanan begins to piece the terrible crimes together, setting into motion a chain of events that will force him to the darkest corners of society - and back into his deepest obsession... Shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel of the Year award, The Sound of Her Voice is a brilliantly gripping crime thriller for fans of Sirens by Joe Knox, Streets of Darkness by A.A. Dhand, Stuart Macbride and Ian Rankin. ___________________________________________ WHAT GOODREADS MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SOUND OF HER VOICE: 'An absolute must read for readers of crime fiction' Paromjit 'Matt Buchanan has to be the most realistically described police character I have read' Kath 'A fine debut crime novel and a worthy addition to New Zealand's best crime fiction' Gram 'One of the most astonishing books I've ever read' Jacqui 'Probably the most realistic procedural I have ever read' Elaine
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25.58 USD

The Sound of Her Voice

by Nathan Blackwell
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'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine ...
Someone Like Me
'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust . . . THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating. Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . . Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole
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14.18 USD

Someone Like Me

by M. R. Carey
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