It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him - and encounters the complicit silences of a people controlled by the Church.
Diana O'Toole's life is going perfectly to plan. At twenty-nine, she's up for promotion to her dream job as an art specialist at Sotheby's and she's about to fly to the Galapagos where she's convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn, is going to propose. But then the virus hits New York City and Finn breaks the news: the hospital needs him, he has to stay.
My name is Gary. I'm a thirty-year-old legal assistant with a firm of solicitors in London.To describe me as anonymous would be unfair but to notice me other than in passing would be a rarity. I did make a good connection with a girl, but that blew up in my face and smacked my arse with a fish slice. Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance...
It's 23 December 1971, and the Hildebrandts are at a crossroads. Fifteen-year-old Perry has resolved to be a better person and quit dealing drugs to seventh graders.His sister Becky, the once straight-laced high school social queen, has veered into counterculture, while at college, Clem is wrestling with a decision that might tear his family apart.
GILLIAN FLYNN____1926, and in a country still recovering from the Great War, London has become the focus for a delirious new nightlife. In the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, foreign dignitaries with gangsters, and girls sell dances for a shilling a time.
John Boyne is a maestro of historical fiction. You can't prepare yourself for the magnitude and emotional impact of this powerful novel' John Irving'An incredible feat of storytelling. All the Broken Places is a stark confrontation of evil, an examination of guilt and deflection, and an old-fashioned page-turner.
'EASILY THE GREATEST OF OUR CRIME WRITERS' SUNDAY TIMES'Funny, addictive and clever, and the crime fighting duo of Hawthorne and Horowitz are as entertaining as ever. Brilliant. I can't wait for more.' ADAM HANDY''There's a lovely Hitchcockian feel to TWIST.
Five men head into the woods for a bachelor party weekend. Only four return. If he never left the woods, where did he go?A young man disappears during a stag weekend in the woods.Years later, he's still missing. But his friends who were with him that day are still searching for him. Still hunting for answers.
The unmissable brand new Detective Jack Warr thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante - now available to pre-order in hardback, eBook and audiobook. ______________________When an eccentric widow claims she is being stalked by her former lodger, Detective Jack Warr is the only person who believes her wild claims. Days later, she is found...
From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal, now a major Netflix series... Reputation: it takes a lifetime to build and just one moment to destroy. 'Sarah Vaughan has done it again.Superb' Shari Lapena Emma Webster is a respectable MP. Emma Webster is a devoted mother. Emma Webster is innocent of the murder of a tabloid journalist.
Discover this 5-star read: 'Wow' 'Heartwarming' 'Uplifting' 'Thought-provoking' 'One of those rare, special and unique heroines' 'A joy to read' What if the people who have the power to change your life are the ones who have been there all along... Like stars in the night sky, freckles are scattered across Allegra Bird's arms, a legacy from her beloved...
The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Graham Norton'His best yet.' THE SUNDAY POST 'Full of Graham's trademark warmth and wit. It's also a complex mystery that ties its characters together in ways they'd least expect.' SUNDAY EXPRESS'Dark, funny, full of emotional intelligence and gripping from the start. ..beautifully written...
The dazzling new state-of-the-nation novel from one of America's most significant contemporary writers and winner of the Women's Prize for May We Be Forgiven, which explores the makings of our political times. ---'A terrific black comedy, written almost entirely in pitch-perfect dialogue, that feels terrifyingly close to the unfunny truth' - Salman Rushdie
Lessons is an intimate yet universal story of love, regret and a restless search for answers. While the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has descended, young Roland Baines's life is turned upside down.Stranded at boarding school, his vulnerability attracts his piano teacher, Miriam Cornell, leaving scars as...
The new historical novel from Philippa Gregory, the Number One bestselling author of Tidelands and Dark Tides. **AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW**In a divided country, power and loyalty conquer all... It is 1685 and England is on the brink of a renewed civil war against the Stuart kings with many families bitterly divided.
'Witty, gripping, ruthless' - Margaret Atwood via Twitter'Beautiful and moving' - Neil Gaiman via Twitter'So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters.'Medusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods.
John Irving, one of the world's greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years - a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics. In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages...
Soldier. Farmer. Felon.Writer. Father. Lover.One man, many lives. Born in 1799, Cashel Greville Ross experiences myriad lives: joyous and devastating, years of luck and unexpected loss. Moving from County Cork to London, from Waterloo to Zanzibar, Cashel seeks his fortune across continents in war and in peace.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021**A father. A son. A bewildering world.Discover the breath-taking new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Overstory. 'The love between son and father has an emotional truth that wrings the heart' Guardian
From Sarah Moss, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Summerwater and Ghost Wall, comes a story about the circumstances and the consequences of isolation. 'A tense page-turner . .. I gulped The Fell down in one sitting' - Emma Donoghue'Her work is as close to perfect as a novelist's can be'
1969. Florence Lawson, a 16-year-old schoolgirl who dreams of being an artist, finds herself pregnant and banished to one of the most remote parts of the UK. 1986.Dougie Munro, searching for adventure, leaves the Isle of Harris - the island of his birth - for art college and a career in London as a photographer.
From the Pulitzer prize-winning, Booker-shortlisted author of MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON and OH WILLIAM!'It is a gift in this life that we do not know what awaits us'In March 2020 Lucy's ex-husband William pleads with her to leave New York and escape to a coastal house he has rented in Maine.
-'Full of Osman's trademark charm, insight and intelligence' Lee Child'Tender, hopeful and forgiving' Marian Keyes'An absolute delight from start to finish' Shari Lapena'A rattling good story' Ann CleevesIt is an ordinary Thursday and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned.
The Marriage Portrait is a dazzling evocation of the Italian Renaissance in all its beauty and brutality.Winter, 1561. Lucrezia, Duchess of Ferrara, is taken on an unexpected visit to a country villa by her husband, Alfonso. As they sit down to dinner it occurs to Lucrezia that Alfonso has a sinister purpose in bringing her here.