Familiar Strangers – Jackie Walsh | @JackieWalsh_ie @HeraBooks @BOTBSPublicity

‘I took you, Becca. You’re not my daughter.’ Since Becca Wall’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, every day Becca loses a little more of the loving, caring mother who would do anything for her only daughter. But when one day Nancy Wall confesses that Becca is not her child, Becca’s world falls apart. Becca tells […]

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The Dancing Girls – M.M. Chouinard | @m_m_chouinard @Bookouture

The light in her wide brown eyes dimmed as she drew her last breath. She might have been beautiful lying there on the floor, if it wasn’t for the purple marks on her neck and the angry red line on her finger where her wedding band used to be… When Jeanine Hammond is found dead […]

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Dear Lily – Drew Davies | @Drew_Davies @Bookouture

The must-read book of 2019! Equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking, fans of Jojo Moyes, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and One Day in December will love this special novel by Drew Davies. Dear Lily, It’s me, Joy, your much wiser and (very slightly) older sister. I thought I’d start a new tradition of letter writing – now that we’re […]

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The Way of All Flesh – Ambrose Parry | @ambroseparry @canongatebooks

Edinburgh, 1847. Will Raven is a medical student, apprenticing for the brilliant and renowned Dr Simpson. Sarah Fisher is Simpson’s housemaid, and has all of Raven’s intelligence but none of his privileges. As bodies begin to appear across the Old Town, Raven and Sarah find themselves propelled headlong into the darkest shadows of Edinburgh’s underworld. […]

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They Call Me The Cat Lady – Amy Miller | @AmyBratley1 @Bookouture

You’ve seen me on the street. You’ve walked past my house, and pointed, and wondered. The cat lady. All on my own, with only my five cats to keep me company. Did no-one ever tell you that you can’t judge a book by its cover? Everyone in town knows Nancy Jones. She loves her cats. […]

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Amazing Grace – Kim Nash | @KimTheBookworm @HeraBooks

She’s taking her life back, one step at a time… Grace thought she had it all. Living in the beautiful village of Little Ollington, along with head teacher husband Mark and gorgeous son, Archie, she devoted herself to being the perfect mum and the perfect wife, her little family giving her everything she ever wanted. […]

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Dark Sky Island – Lara Dearman @laradearman @TrapezeBooks

There’s a killer on the island – and someone knows who… When human bones are found in a remote bay in the Channel Islands, DCI Michael Gilbert is plunged into an investigation to find out who they belong to. The remains are decades old – but after another body is discovered, the police realise they […]

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I Know You – Erik Therme | @ErikTherme @Bookouture

‘I can help you save your sister. But I need something from you …’ Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the […]

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Call Me Star Girl – Louise Beech | @LouiseWriter @OrendaBooks

Tonight is the night for secrets… Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago – and her killer hasn’t been caught. Tonight is Stella McKeever’s final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she’ll share some of hers. Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who […]

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The Island – Ragnar Jónasson | @RagnarJo @MichaelJBooks

Four friends visit the island. But only three return . . . Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is sent to the isolated island of Elliðaey to investigate and soon finds haunting similarities with a previous case – a young woman found murdered ten years ago in the equally desolate Westfjords. Is there a patient killer stalking […]

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