Today Will Be Different
By Maria Semple
Eleanor Flood knows she's a mess. But today will be different. Today she will shower and put on real clothes. She will attend her yoga class after dropping her son, Timby, off at school. She'll see an old friend for lunch. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action - life happens.For today is the day Timby has decided to pretend to be ill to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day surgeon Joe has chosen to tell his receptionist - but not Eleanor - that he's on vacation. And just when it seems that things can't go more awry, a former colleague produces a relic from the past - a graphic memoir with pages telling of family secrets long buried and a sister to whom Eleanor never speaks.
The Turning Tide
By Brooke Magnanti
Erykah Macdonald has a nice life, the kind you're supposed to want. But on her twentieth wedding anniversary, she's about to cross a line. Several hundred miles away in the shallow waters of a Hebridean island, a body is found and it's clear this is no accidental death.Erykah has to make an irreversible choice - she's used to living with secrets but there are far worse secrets about to emerge. From a morgue in the Highlands to the powerplays in Westminster, a net is tightening. And those that find themselves caught will kill to get out.Erykah must decide what she's capable of. She should be scared - but sometimes, crossing the line is the first step to freedom...
By Keith Lee Morris
The Addisons - Julia and Tonio, ten-year-old Dewey, and Uncle Robbie - are driving home after collecting Robbie from yet another trip to rehab. When a terrifying blizzard strikes outside the town of Good Night, Idaho, they seek refuge at the Travelers Rest, a formerly opulent but now crumbling hotel.With nowhere else to go, they decide to stay the night. But once inside, the family becomes separated and the hotel begins to work its eerie magic. As Julia and Tonio drift through the maze of the hotel's spectral interiors, Dewey ventures outside. Meanwhile, a desperate Robbie quickly succumbs to his old vices. As they desperately try to reach each other, they relive the same day over and over again. The mother, Julia, holds the key to their release - but can she save her family from the fate of becoming Souvenirs - those citizens trapped forever in Good Night-or, worse, from disappearing entirely?
The Taste of Summer
By Kate Lord Brown
Every summer, in a rambling castle in Kenmare, south west Ireland, the TV crews descend to film the nation's favourite cookery competition. For Diana, a celebrated TV chef, it's a way to keep her castle running. But this summer, it will be different. There's a lot more at stake than the perfect muffin. Bea, the cupcake queen, is determined to remind everyone why she deserves her own TV show, at whatever cost. Connor, the bad boy of the restaurant world, is determined to put his lurid past behind him and turn over a new leaf. And food blogger Darcy finds that returning home to the castle means stirring up some long-buried feelings for someone she'd never quite forgotten.
By Anthony Horowitz
Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. It's 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. And SMERSH is back.The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe. But it's Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH's driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Jai Seong Sin. Soon Bond is pitched into an entirely different race uncovering a plan that could bring the West to its knees.Welcoming back familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny, international bestselling author Anthony Horowitz ticks all the boxes: speed, danger, strong women and fiendish villains, to reinvent the golden age of Bond in this brilliantly gripping adventure. Trigger Mortis is also the first James Bond novel to feature previously unseen Ian Fleming material.This is James Bond as Fleming imagined him.
The Taxidermist's Daughter
By Kate Mosse
The enthralling new Sunday Times bestselling gothic novel from the author of THE WINTER GHOSTS, CITADEL and LABYRINTH.The clock strikes twelve. Beneath the wind and the remorseless tolling of the bell, no one can hear the scream . . .1912. A Sussex churchyard. Villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will not survive the coming year are thought to walk. And in the shadows, a woman lies dead. As the flood waters rise, Connie Gifford is marooned in a decaying house with her increasingly tormented father. He drinks to escape the past, but an accident has robbed her of her most significant childhood memories. Until the disturbance at the church awakens fragments of those vanished years . . .
That Part Was True
By Deborah McKinlay
Reminiscent of ONE DAY meets 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, THAT PART WAS TRUE is a bittersweet story about falling in love and risking it all.When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. As their letters criss-cross the ocean that lies between them, friendship and then romance blossoms despite Jackson's colourful love life and Eve's tense relationship with her soon-to-be-married daughter. Little by little, Eve and Jack begin to believe that they may have a chance to change their lives and possibly get a second chance at happiness. They just need to actually meet...A gorgeous, escapist read about food, friendship and falling in love from afar...
This Is Where I Leave You
By Jonathan Tropper
A side-splitting and heartbreaking tale, soon to be a major Hollywood movie starring Tina Fey, Connie Britton and Jason Bateman.Poor Judd Foxman returns home early to find his wife in bed with his boss - in the act. He now faces the twin threats of both divorce and unemployment. His misery is compounded further with the sudden death of his father.He is then asked to come and 'sit Shiva' for his newly deceased parent with his angry, screwed-up and somewhat estranged brothers and sisters in his childhood home. It is there he must confront who he really is and - more importantly - who he can become.Funny, moving, powerful and poignant, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is the fabulous follow-up to HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER and Jonathan Tropper at his best.
Tell It To The Skies
By Erica James
First love can last a lifetime...Set in the beautiful city of Venice, a captivating novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of SUMMER AT THE LAKE.Venice has been Lydia's home for many years, a place where she has found peace and fulfilment. Then one day she glimpses a young man's face in the crowd that threatens to change everything. He's a heart-stopping reminder of a dreadful secret she believed she had banished to the past...As a young child, Lydia and her sister were sent to live with grandparents they'd never even met before. It was a cruel and loveless new world for them and it forced Lydia to grow up fast. She learned to keep secrets and to trust sparingly, and through it all she was shadowed by grief and guilt.Now, twenty-eight years later, Lydia is persuaded to leave behind the safe new life she has created for herself and return to England to face the past. And maybe her future.
Tales of the Jazz Age
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
A collection of short stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald - including 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz'.The Jazz Age. A time of opulence and excess. Of boredom and glamour. Of the shifting morals that followed the First World War. The 1920s and '30s were heady decades captured perfectly by Fitzgerald in this collection of short stories.From 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' to 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz', this collection takes the reader through the turmoil of the early 20th century, when a generation of young people cast off the weight and tradition of the past and embraced the moment.
By MacKenzie Bezos
Four women set off on journeys that will bring their lives into startling alignment, in ways that will transform them for ever.Dana is a beautiful young bodyguard who has the expertise to disarm a bomb but cannot commit to marrying the man she loves. Jessica is a reclusive movie star and the mother of two young daughters whose fame has left her a near hostage in her own home. Vivian is a 17-year-old who has lost her way and will do anything to protect her twin babies. And Lynn is a recovering alcoholic living in isolation on a ranch, shielding herself from the mistakes of her past and a husband and daughter from whom she has long been estranged.How their fates collide - and how that collision offers each of them a chance at redemption and renewal - is the subject of MacKenzie Bezos's stunning novel.
The Thirteenth Tale
By Diane Setterfield
Now a major BBC film, directed by Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman.Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle; brutal, dangerous Charlie; and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart... Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has Angelfield been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic writer Vida Winter? And what is the secret hiding in Margaret's own, troubled life? As Margaret digs deeper, two parallel stories unfold, and the tale she uncovers sheds a disturbing light on her own life...
Tender is the Night
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
From the author of The Great Gatsby comes a beautiful tale of love, wealth and destruction - set to the backdrop of the 1920s French Riviera.1925. In the summer heat of the French Riviera, 18-year-old movie-star Rosemary meets Dick Diver. And for a moment she lives in the bright-blue worlds of his eyes. But Dick is a married man. He and his glamorous wife Nicole are at the centre of a wealthy and glittering American crowd that laze the holiday season away on the dazzling beaches. Yet, as the drama of the summer unfolds, the idyllic world of the Divers starts to shatter.A dark secret lies at the heart of Nicole and Dick's marriage. Theirs is a complicated, corrupt love - destined to leave one of them utterly destroyed.
A Time to Kill
By Geoffrey Household
A TIME TO KILL is a classic thriller from one of the 20th century's best crime writers. Roger Taine wants to be left alone to live quietly in the country with his wife and children. But Roland, head of British Intelligence needs his help. A vicious spy ring has a very simple idea: strategically placed foot-and-mouth disease. One isolated outbreak would spread virulently. Twenty outbreaks at the same time would be uncontrollable. And so two men must fight against time to prevent certain catastrophe...
Too Hot to Handle
By Katie Agnew
There's trouble in paradise in Katie Agnew's latest rollercoaster ride of romance, glamour and scandal... The brand new novel from the author of WIVES V GIRLFRIENDSEver dreamt of escape? That's what Paradise promises: an ultra-exclusive hotel on the Caribbean island of St Barts. There, a retired actor from Hollywood's golden age has brought together a glittering selection of guests. But why are they there...and what are they hiding?Mal and Lexi, popstar newlyweds, have the world at their feet - if they can stay married for more than 48 hours. Then there's Grace, the glamourpuss cougar who lives at the hotel and has her eye on the male guests. For Lauren and Sebastian, it's a final chance to rekindle their marriage, while for the rumpled-looking novelist at the bar, it's time to face his writer's block.And while the guests get plenty of sun, sea and scandal, the staff at the hotel see everything. From the cocktail-king with a heartbreaker's smile to the Irish chambermaid far from home, behind the scenes at Paradise life is far from quiet...
The Things That Keep Us Here
By Carla Buckley
Millions are dead. Fear and panic have gripped the nation. An engrossing and emotionally gripping story of one family whose limits are tested to the extreme.It began with a dead bird. Then state-wide school closure. Before long, the whole town is in lockdown and the Brooks family are quarantined in their own home - with a faceless enemy on their doorstep.They must cope as best they can, battling hunger, cold and boredom. But as the threat inches closer, and neighbour turns against neighbour, single mother Ann doesn't know who she can trust - including those taking refuge in her house.With no end in sight, Ann knows that if she is to protect her daughters from untold danger, she must make impossible decisions in order to survive...
Things Your Mother Never Told You
By Olivia Lichtenstein
A sharp, funny and touching novel about the secrets mothers and daughters keep from each other. From the award-winning author of MRS ZHIVAGO OF QUEEN'S PARK.'I hate you. When I'm a mother, I'm never going to be like you...'These words come back to haunt Ros, years later. As her marriage of twenty years collapses and her beloved twin sons prepare to flee the nest, Ros's world is tilting on its axis. It doesn't help that her dead mother seems to have taken up residence in her head, reminding her of things she once said.As Ros tries to adapt to sharing custody of the family dog and life without her husband and boys in the house, she embarks on a new regime to stay sane: yoga, herbal remedies, internet dating. But as Ros is trying to find herself, the arrival of a memoir her mother wrote begins to reveal a woman she never knew, taking her on a journey into her mother's past that will change for ever her idea of who she is.
Through Black Spruce
By Joseph Boyden
From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes a powerful novel about two native Canadian sisters and the forces that pull them apart.Fifteen years after the death of their patriarch, the Bird Clan finds itself struggling to survive on the hardscrabble reservation they call home. On Christmas Day, the youngest of the clan, Suzanne, leaves with her boyfriend Gus Netmaker, against both families' wishes, hoping to find purpose and a better life in Toronto. When word from Suzanne and Gus suddenly ceases, the Netmakers and Birds fear the worst and tensions between the two families escalate to violent levels. Suzanne's sister Annie decides to search for them, leaving behind their uncle Will, a man haunted by loss. While Annie travels from Toronto to New York, from modeling studios to A-list parties, Will encounters dire troubles at home. Both eventually come to painful discoveries about the inescapable ties of family.
This is Your Song, Lola Rose
By Donna Hay
A delicious romantic comedy about a girl called Lola Rose whose life is turned on its head when she discovers the true identity of her father.Lola Rose Lambert's life changes on the day of her father's funeral. She isn't sorry that Eddie Lambert is dead - he was a bully who made her mother's life a misery. And Lola finds out why when a dark family secret is revealed. It turns out Eddie Lambert wasn't Lola's father at all.Lola's father is none other than Rick Wild, guitarist with the mega rock group Poleaxe. Not only is her father very much alive, but he's also a big-haired, leather-wearing rock god. When Lola finally meets him, she discovers he's a typical rock star - spoilt and self-indulgent with the maturity of a hyperactive five-year-old.And then there's his dysfunctional family: son Jay, a roadie with a chip on his shoulder, and wild child Tiffany. The arrival of Lola in their midst could be the making of them - or the death of her!
The Tooth Fairy
By Graham Joyce
Seven-year-old Sam Southall loses a tooth, and that night he's visited by a sinister, rank, foul-mouthed, mercurial Tooth Fairy, a demonic being that apparently only he can see, but whose malignant influence spills over onto his family and friends.The Tooth Fairy Sam throughout his growing years, teaching him to make mischief at school, influencing his actions. One day she insists that Sam have his friend Terry sleep over. That same night, Terry's father shoots his wife, his other children, and himself ...