By Ian Rankin
Tie-in edition of Ian Rankin's bestselling stand-alone thriller, which became a major drama adaptation for ITV.Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland.So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed...
Death of a Whaler
By Nerida Newton
A seaside town in 1962. The whaling industry is on the wane and communes are starting up in the hills. On the second last day before the whaling station is closed down for good, Flinch, the young spotter, is involved in a terrible accident.Over a decade later, Flinch has become a recluse, unable to move on from that fatal moment. The Bay, too, seems stalled in its bloody past, the land and the ocean on which it was founded now barren and unyielding.It is only after crossing paths with Karma, a girl living in one of the hinterland's first hippie communes, that Flinch gradually and reluctantly embarks upon a path towards healing, coming to terms with his past, present and future.A tale of fate, forgiveness and redemption, Death of a Whaler is a big-hearted story about the unsteady progress we make towards healing and wholeness.
A Dream Come True
By Maureen Lee
From Sunday Times bestselling author Maureen Lee - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.Until that fateful day in Brighton, Maggie had thought she would never be happy again...Maggie's once-happy marriage has turned sour, leaving her tied to a husband who no longer seems to love her. So she continues to work, keeps in touch with her friends and tries not to think about the lack of love in her life.But all that changes when Maggie meets someone who transforms how she feels about herself and turns her entire world upside down.