Gone Girl/The Grownup
By Gillian Flynn
GONE GIRL Who are you? What have we done to each other?These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?THE GROWNUPA young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time . . .
The Glittering Art of Falling Apart
By Ilana Fox
1980s Soho is electric. For Eliza, the heady pull of its nightclubs and free-spirited people leads her into the life she has craved - all glamour, late nights and excitement. But it comes at a heavy cost.Cassie is fascinated by her family's history and the abandoned Beaufont Hall. Why won't her mother talk about it? Offered the chance to restore Beaufont to its former glory, Cassie jumps at the opportunity to learn more about her past.Separated by a generation, but linked by a forgotten diary, these two women have more in common than they know . . .
By Rachel Billington
A poignant and compelling story of three lives torn apart by the Battle of Gallipoli.Arthur Tarrant, an Oxford graduate headed for his uncle's law firm, changes path leaving behind his fiancée Sylvia and joins the army, destined for Gallipoli. There, his life becomes entwined with that of Fred Chaffey, a country boy from Dorset. Glory tells of the fatal errors made by the leaders of the army, the heroism of the men, and the struggles to understand the situation while nurturing relationships in the most strange and difficult of circumstances.
By Bear Grylls
THE BOURNE IDENTITY meets Indiana Jones - a debut thriller to take your breath away.A mother and child savagely abducted from a snow-swept mountainside.A loyal soldier tortured and executed on a remote Scottish moor.A lost warplane discovered in the heart of the Amazon jungle, harbouring a secret of earth-shattering evil.A desperate race to defeat a terrifying conspiracy emanating from the darkest days of Nazi Germany.One thread unites them all.Only one man can unravel it.Will Jaeger. The Hunter.
By Rachael English
From Ireland to the USA, a heart-warming story of family, friendships and love, of difficult decisions and lifelong consequences from a well-loved Irish radio personality.How do you know where you belong?In June 1988, Elizabeth Kelly's parents think she belongs at home in Ireland. Her boyfriend is certain of it. Unwilling to settle down just yet, she decides to spend the summer in Boston with her college friends. But the next four months change all of them, especially Elizabeth. Quiet and dutiful at home, she surprises herself and everyone else by falling for Danny Esposito, a restless charmer with a troublesome family.More than 20 years later with opportunities in Ireland scarce once again, a new generation looks to America, awakening memories of a golden summer for their parents. When a crisis occurs, Elizabeth returns to Boston where she is drawn back into the life she once lived. But will she be able to reconcile the dreams of her 20-year-old self with the woman she has become?
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald's classic tale of jazz-era New York and the mysterious, party-throwing millionaire Jay Gatsby.It's 1922 and New York is electric. A hotbed of jazz, glamour and scandal. The playground of the super-rich. And the new home of Nick Carraway, a Mid-Western man chasing his American dream.For eighty dollars a month, Carraway finds himself the unlikely neighbour of his beautiful cousin Daisy Buchannan and a mysterious millionaire - Jay Gatsby. From the shadow of Gatsby's mansion, Carraway is drawn into the glittering, captivating world of the wealthy - their parties, their love affairs, and their lies. And as he watches his new friends, he writes their story. A tale of roaring excess, impossible love and the devastating, tragic consequences.
By Abigail Tarttelin
The truth will out in this gritty, cool and brilliantly compelling novel from one of the hippest young authors around.Max Walker is the golden boyHe's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his schoolHe's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athleticHe's even nice to his little brotherMax is going to pass his exams with flying coloursHe's going to make his parents proudMax Walker has a terrible secretIf his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apartThe consequences are unimaginableBut someone knows his secret, someone close to himAnd that person must not be trusted because he could do great damage to MaxIn fact he's already started
Getting Mad, Getting Even
By Annie Sanders
From the bestselling authors of GOODBYE, JIMMY CHOO comes a hilarious novel about what happens when a man gets his leg over - and a woman gets revenge...Georgie and Flick are a girl's best friend - and secret weapon. Their agency, Domestic Angels, provides invaluable help to armies of harassed women. After years of hard work, Georgie and Flick have built a small but grateful clientele - doing everything from booking the plumber to replacing dead hamsters. Then one evening, they are visited by a pale, nervous-looking woman who makes the strangest request yet. Her husband has combined a takeover with a leg-over. Would Georgie and Flick help her get her own back? It isn't long before word gets out. Inundated with requests from angry wives, Georgie and Flick begin to wonder whether all these men are really as black as they are painted.Meanwhile, the disgruntled husband of a client has rumbled them. It may be that they aren't the only masters of revenge after all...
Goodbye, Jimmy Choo
By Annie Sanders
Izzie and Maddy have only one thing in common: they've both been uprooted from the city, moved to the country - and it's not at all what they expected...Under normal circumstances, Izzie and Maddy would never have met. Their lives are a million miles apart - Izzie is bohemian and skint, Maddy is Gucci-clad and loaded. But, thanks to their respective husbands' careers, both have been dumped into the English countryside, fish out of water with five young children between them. Thrown together at a ghastly women's lunch, they quickly discover a shared longing for mucky London streets and the residents' parking permits they've left behind. When tragedy hits and Maddy's world collapses, they have to make money fast. A chance discovery leads this unlikely partnership to launch a natural cosmetics company from the kitchen table, with consequences beyond their wildest imaginings. Then the media spotlight turns on them, and Maddy and Izzie have to give up all they hold dear to embrace a lifestyle they hate. But just how far are they prepared to go?