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Last Seen Alive

Claire Douglas

'Grippingly claustrophobic and unpredictable on every page: perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train' Marie Claire

'Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real.' Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth


**Preorder the new addictively intense i thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl Missing now **

THE HERO
Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And, Horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive . . .

THE SWAP
This is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in provincial Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It's a chance to heal their marriage - to stop its secrets from tearing them apart.

THE HIDEAWAY
But this stylish Cornish home isn't the getaway they'd hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It's so isolated - yet Libby doesn't feel entirely alone. As if she's being watched . . .

Is Libby being paranoid?
What is her husband hiding?
And. As the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them?



Praise for Claire Douglas

'Compelling and page-turning, wonderfully written and impossible to second guess with a brilliant twist' Debbie Howells, bestselling author of Richard and Judy selection The Bones of You

'The creepy goings on in the off-season, secret-filled resort will give you chills' Sunday Mirror

'Tension oozes from every page . . . [an] addictive read that will leave you on the edge of your seat' Sun

'As soon as I finished the first page, I knew I wouldn't be able to put this down . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it' Good Housekeeping

'Unforgettably dark and complex' Woman & Home

Girl Zero

A. A. Dhand

'Outstanding - relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama' Lee Child

There are some surprises that no-one should ever have to experience. Standing over the body of your beloved – and murdered – niece is one of them. For Detective Inspector Harry Virdee, a man perilously close to the edge, it feels like the beginning of the end.

His boss may be telling him he’s too close to work the case, but this isn’t something that Harry can just let lie. He needs to dive into the murky depths of the Bradford underworld and find the monster that lurks there who killed his flesh and blood.

But before he can, he must tell his brother, Ron, the terrible news. And there is no predicting how he will react. Impulsive, dangerous and alarmingly well connected, Ron will act first and think later. Harry may have a murderer to find but if he isn't careful, he may also have a murder to prevent.

They All Fall Down

Tammy Cohen

'A fast-paced, twist-fuelled read' Good Housekeeping

‘I devoured this book in one sitting; it’s gripping throughout with a brilliant twist in the tip of its tail.’ ERIN KELLY, bestselling author of He Said She Said

'Tammy Cohen can twist a story better than any crime writer I know' JANE CASEY

'Brilliant, twisty, clever - another gripping thriller from Tammy Cohen. I absolutely loved it' LISA JEWELL

‘An ingeniously dark premise...proves Tammy Cohen to be a master at the literary sleight of hand...I loved it.’ SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of Behind Her Eyes


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The psychological thriller of the year from You Magazine bookclub favourite, TAMMY COHEN. Filled with the incredible twists of A COUPLE NEXT DOOR and the psychological suspense of HE SAID SHE SAID.


Hannah had a normal life – a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking.

Now she’s in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying.

The doctors say it’s suicide. Hannah knows they’re lying.

Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?

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'Set mainly in a mental institution, They All Fall Down is a superb story in which staff and patients alike are suspects with secrets. Tammy Cohen has brought her trademark wit and emotional intelligence to this gripping tale. Beautifully written, her fragile and vulnerable characters are fascinating, fully-formed, and entirely believable. Drop everything and reach for this book'
LIZ NUGENT, bestselling author of Lying in Wait

'Once again Tammy Cohen proves she is the master of the unexpected in THEY ALL FALL DOWN. It's a brilliant one-sitting read of a book where the surprises keep coming until the very last page. If you don't read it, you're missing out' COLETTE MCBETH

'A gripping, complex, twisty read...This book will demand your attention and will not let go' EMMA KAVANAGH

My Name Is Nobody

Matthew Richardson

'I know a secret. A secret that changes everything . . .'

Solomon Vine was the best of his generation, a spy on a fast track to the top. But when a prisoner is shot in unexplained circumstances on his watch, only suspension and exile beckon.

Three months later, MI6's Head of Station in Istanbul is abducted from his home. There are signs of a violent struggle. With the Service in lockdown, uncertain of who can be trusted, thoughts turn to the missing man's oldest friend: Solomon Vine.

Officially suspended, Vine can operate outside the chain of command to uncover the truth. But his investigation soon reveals that the disappearance heralds something much darker. And that there's much more at stake than the life of a single spy . . .

My Name is Nobody is a sophisticated, pacey and accomplished debut novel by 26-year-old rising star Matthew Richardson. Appealing to fans of the TV series Homeland and The Night Manager - as well as I Am Pilgrim, Nomad, Charles Cumming and Robert Harris - this is a gripping, multi-layered and assured debut thriller that drips with an insider's knowledge of London's corridors of power.


'Compelling, intense and sharply authentic' - James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad

'I dare you to find a first novel as self-assured, impeccably researched and beautifully rendered . . . Richardson paints a portrait of espionage that calls to mind early le Carré' - Gregg Hurwitz, No. 1 bestselling author of Orphan X

'Authentic, mysterious, fraught with deception, betrayal, and uncertain allegiances, it captures perfectly the foggy world of spies, populated by conspiracy and turncoats, both friends and enemies, an evocative descent into the Wilderness of Mirrors.' - Jason Matthews, author of Red Sparrow

'Elegant and assured, My Name is Nobody weaves a complex web of moles, double agents and tradecraft, brought right up to date by a fresh young voice . . . compelling spy fiction' Michael Ridpath, bestselling author of Amnesia

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde

Eve Chase

From the present day. . .

Applecote Manor captivates Jessie with dreams of hazy summers in the Cotswolds, the perfect place to bring up her children. But the house has an unsettling history and strange rumours surround the estate. . .

to the fifties. . .

When teenage Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote during the heatwave of '59, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. Drawn into the life Audrey left behind and the mystery of her vanishing, the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn.

The bonds of sisterhood will be tested and an unthinkable choice will have a decades-long legacy. . . Step back in time for a mystery of breathtaking suspense - perfect for fans of Kate Morton.


'A haunting mystery about the secrets of the past, the bonds within families, and the hidden ties that connect people across time. A story to be savoured, The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde is a book I'll be recommending to everyone I know' - Megan Miranda, author of All the Missing Girls

Final Girls

Riley Sager

*** Pre-order this fantastically engrossing psychological thriller that STEPHEN KING is likening to GONE GIRL: ‘The first great thriller of 2017 is almost here’***

Each girl survived an unthinkable horror. Now someone wants them dead...

They were the victims of separate tragedies. Three strangers bound by similar traumas grouped together by the press.

When something terrible happens to Lisa, put-together Quincy and volatile Sam finally meet. Each one influences the other. Each one has dark secrets. And as the bloodstained fingers of the past reach into the present, each one will never be the same.

If You Tell Me to Come, I'll Drop Everything, Just Tell Me to Come

Albert Espinosa

A funny and uplifting fable about the journey to learn who we are, from the bestselling author of The Yellow World

Dani has devoted his life to finding missing children. One day, as his girlfriend starts packing her bags to leave him, he gets a phone call from a distraught father asking for help. It's a strange case, one that Dani wouldn't usually take on. But, when he hears his girlfriend slam the front door, and his apartment falls into silence, he realizes it's one he can't turn down.

His journey to find the lost boy takes Dani over the seas to the sleepy Italian island of Capri - a place infused with a kind of hazy magic, which begins to conjure up in Dani's mind long-forgotten memories of his own childhood. And, as he starts to unravel the story of his own life, he realises that he is not just on a quest to save the missing child - he is also on a quest to save himself.

Quirky, warm-hearted, and honest, this is an uplifting parable of memory and forgiveness, as a man makes a life-changing journey across an island and into his own heart. Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, it reveals how, by revisiting the past , we can change the shape of the future.

No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook

Alexander McCall Smith (and others)

A collection of BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations based on the popular books by Alexander McCall Smith. Claire Benedict stars as Mme Ramotswe in these eight episodes: The Daddy; The Bone; The Maid; Tears of the Giraffe; The Chief Justice of Beauty; The Confession; The Kalahari Typing School for Men; and The Admirer.

Maigret and the Dead Girl

Georges Simenon (and others)

Maigret and his fellow inspector Lognon find themselves trying to out-manoeuver each other when they investigate the case of a mysterious young woman whose new life in Paris is tragically cut short.

Maigret wouldn't have admitted that what intrigued him most was the victim's face. All he had seen of it so far was one profile. Was it the bruises that gave her that sullen air? She looked like a bad-tempered little girl. Her combed-back brown hair was very smooth but naturally wavy. The rain had diluted her make-up a little and, instead of making her older or uglier, it made her younger and more appealing.


Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.


'His artistry is supreme' John Banville

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Watching You

Arne Dahl (and others)

‘Brilliant visceral writing with terrific pace, this book grips you like a vice from the very first line and never lets you go’ PETER JAMES

Someone is watching.

At each abandoned crime scene there's a hidden clue: a tiny metal cog, almost invisible to the naked eye. Someone is sending Detective Sam Berger a message, someone who knows that only he will understand the cryptic trail.

Someone knows.

When another teenaged girl disappears without trace, Sam must convince his superiors that they’re dealing with a serial killer. As the police continue the hunt to find the latest victim, Sam is forced to unearth long-buried personal demons. He has no choice if he is to understand the killer's darkly personal message before time runs out.

Somebody is killing just for him.

Mumbo Jumbo

Ishmael Reed

'A great writer' James Baldwin

'Part vision, part satire, part farce ... a wholly original, unholy cross between the craft of fiction and witchcraft' The New York Times

A plague is spreading across 1920s America, racing from New Orleans to New York. It's an epidemic of free expression, carried by black artists, and its symptoms are an uncontrollable urge to dance, sing, laugh and jive. The state will stop at nothing to suppress the outbreak, but, deep in the heart of Harlem, private eye and Vodum priest Papa LaBas has other ideas - and, possibly, the key to everything. A freewheeling, explosive blend of jazz, ragtime, ancient myth, magic and conspiracy thriller, this anarchic postmodern classic is a satire for our times.

The Child

Fiona Barton

‘Clever and compelling. You’ll love THE CHILD’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Tense, tantalising and ultimately very satisfying . . . definitely one of the year's must-reads’ Lee Child

‘An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret. An absolutely fabulous read - I loved it!’ Shari Lapena

The bestselling author of 2016’s breakout debut, THE WIDOW, returns with her new dark, unputdownable thriller.

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When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.

For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.

For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.

And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.

The Child’s story will be told.

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‘I loved this gripping story that kept me guessing to the end’ Liz Nugent

‘Fiona Barton is a major new talent’ M J Arlidge




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