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Snap

Belinda Bauer

'The best crime novel I've read in a very long time.' VAL MCDERMID

SNAP DECISIONS CAN BE DANGEROUS . . .

On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she'd said. I won't be long.

But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever.

Three years later, Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. . .

'Snap is the best kind of crime novel. It gives you chills, it makes you think and it touches your heart. I loved it!' SARAH PINBOROUGH, No.1 bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

'Original, pacy and thoroughly entertaining . . . a cracking read.' CLARE MACKINTOSH, bestselling author of I Let You Go

'No one writes crime novels like Belinda Bauer, with a rare blend of darkness, humour and heart. She's a crime writing genius.' C. L. TAYLOR, bestselling author of The Missing

'Intelligent entertainment that keeps you guessing.' Sunday Times Crime Club

'Edgy, original and beautifully written, this suspenseful story is dazzlingly good.' Sunday Mirror

'Belinda Bauer's plots are never anything less than original and unsettling, and Snap is no exception.' Sunday Times

'Spine-chilling, tension-packed gripper.' Woman and Home

'The opening of Snap is one of the most vividly unnerving I have read . . . razor-sharp observation.' Guardian

Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

‘Wondering if Into the Water could be as good as The Girl on the Train? It's better. A triumph.’ Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go

The addictive No. 1 psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon.


*****

Just days before her sister plunged to her death, Jules ignored her call.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules must return to her sister's house to care for her daughter, and to face the mystery of Nel's death.

But Jules is afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of this small town that is drowning in secrecy . . .

And of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

*****

‘Paula Hawkins does it again! Into the Water is a moody and chilling thriller that will have you madly turning the pages. A gripping, compulsive read!’ Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

‘Fans of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train rejoice: her second novel Into the Water is even better. A brilliantly plotted and fast-paced juggernaut of a read that hurtles to a heart-stopping conclusion.’ Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month)

‘A twisting whodunnit that leaves you both gratified and surprised (also the best kind) . . . Not just a brilliant thriller but also a furious feminist howl . . .’ Stylist

‘Dark, gothic and twisty as a snake in the grass. I read it in one sitting.’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said

Into the Water is superb. Sinister layers, complex characters and a plot that'll keep you guessing.’ Ali Land, author of Good Me, Bad Me

Haunted

James Patterson

You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett.

Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the brink.

He settles on an idyllic small town in the beautiful Maine woods. But just when Bennett thinks he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community. Kids are disappearing with no explanation – until several bodies turn up in the woods.

Far from the city streets he knows so well, Bennett is fighting to protect a town, the law, and the family that he loves above all else.

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde

Eve Chase

'Evocative and filled with intrigue' Clare Mackintosh

In the heatwave of 1959, four sisters arrive at Applecote Manor to relive their memories of hazy Cotswolds summers.

They find their uncle and aunt still reeling from the disappearance of their only daughter, five years before.

An undercurrent of dread runs through the house. Why did Audrey vanish? Who is keeping her fate secret?

As the sisters are lured into the mystery of their missing cousin, the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn.

One which will leave blood on their hands, and put another girl in danger decades later . . .



'One of the most enthralling novelists of the moment' Lisa Jewell

'Exquisite and evocative - the pace and suspense are handled expertly' Sarah Vaughan

'An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery' Kate Morton

The Wolf

Alex Grecian

'Breathless, gripping, up-all-night reading' Nora Roberts

A mysterious newcomer arrives on a freezing highway with information that one of the most deadly World War Two criminals is hiding in plain sight, with a new life every bit as sinister as his terrible past . . .

When State Trooper Skottie Foster moves back home to rural Kansas, she's hoping for a new start. But then a chance encounter on a snowy highway changes everything.

Travis Roan is a Nazi hunter, and he needs her help. Roan suspects this isolated region is home to infamous World War Two villain Rudolph Bormann.

As they encounter immediate resistance from the deeply suspicious community, it soon becomes clear that Bormann's new life in America is every bit as sinister as his awful past.

But neither Roan nor Foster imagines how dangerous - and how personal - their task will become...

'The perfect storm of a story: a can't-put-it-down-until-I find-out-what-happens-next thriller' Lorenzo Carcaterra, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers

** Published in the USA as Saint of Wolves and Butchers **

The Killing Type

Jane Corry

ATWISTED TALE FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND BLOOD SISTERS - THE PERFECT TRAIN-RIDE READ

Susie and her sister have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong.

But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surely he wouldn't hurt her?

Then the accident happens. And Susie is forced to rethink everything.

Who is lying?
Who is telling the truth?
And who, really, is the killing type?

JANE CORRY - THE QUEEN OF THE TWISTY READ:

'A dark, complex and compelling thriller that kept me turning the pages until the end' B A Paris

'Jane Corry is a true master of psychological suspense' Kathryn Croft

'The perfect summer read!' L J Ross

'Jane Corry hooks us from page one' Jane Holland

'Jane Corry is the new queen of the psychological thriller. Don't miss this' Kate Furnivall

'Fans of psychological thrillers will be hooked after the first page' Closer

'Jane Corry weaves a morally complex, twisty tale' Kate Hamer

'A rollercoaster of dramatic twists' Elizabeth Haynes

Nightfall Berlin

Jack Grimwood

'A fine book for those who enjoy vintage Le Carre' IAN RANKIN

In 1986, news that East-West nuclear-arms negotiations are taking place lead many to believe the Cold War may finally be thawing.

For British intelligence officer Major Tom Fox, however, it is business as usual.

Ordered to arrange the smooth repatriation of a defector, Fox is smuggled into East Berlin. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to this than an old man wishing to return home to die - a fact cruelly confirmed when Fox's mission is fatally compromised.

Trapped in East Berlin, hunted by an army of Stasi agents and wanted for murder by those on both sides of the Wall, Fox must somehow elude capture and get out alive.

But to do so he must discover who sabotaged his mission and why...

Nightfall Berlin is a tense, atmospheric and breathtaking thriller that drops you deep into the icy heard of the Cold War.


'Jack Grimwood's taut Nightfall Berlin is spring's best thriller' Observer

'The rejuvenation of the espionage thriller continues apace' Guardian

Last Stop Tokyo

James Buckler

‘A fine debut – fast-paced and bleak, with a vivid setting and gut-wrenching twists.’ MICK HERRON

‘[An] impressive first thriller . . . the action is fast, copious and often unexpected.The Times

‘The vivid setting and skilfully plotted story is compelling and hard to put down.’ Daily Express

‘One of the most impressive debut crime novels of the year.Shots Mag

‘A vivid and noirish tale of an Englishman abroad discovering that you can run from everything but yourself. James Buckler is one to watch.’ SIMON BECKETT, bestselling author of The Chemistry of Death

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The funny thing with suffering is just when you think you’ve suffered enough, you realize it’s only the beginning.

Alex thought running away would make everything better. Six thousand miles from the mistakes he’s made and the people he’s hurt, Tokyo seems like the perfect escape. A new life, a new Alex.

The bright lights and dark corners of this alien and fascinating city intoxicate him, and he finds himself transfixed by this country, which feels like a puzzle that no one can quite explain. And when Alex meets the enigmatic and alluring Naoko, the peace he sought slips ever further from his grasp.

After all, trust is just betrayal waiting to happen and Alex is about to find out that there’s no such thing as rock bottom. There’s always the chance it’ll get worse . . .

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‘This is character-driven fare, but with a vivid sense of place that positively leaps off the page.’ Crimetime, Barry Forshaw

‘Intriguing and highly compelling . . . Most definitely one of the most original and satisfying novels I have read this year.’ reflectionsofareader.blogspot

‘Wow! Are you sure this is really a debut novel? . . . absolutely fantastic and had me totally hooked.’ aloverofbooks.wordpress

Last Stop Tokyo is a fast-paced yet easy read which I read in one sitting. Addictive. Magnetic. Glue. Call it what you like. I bloody loved it! What a debut.’ pageturnersnook.wordpress

‘Continuous undercurrent of tensions that runs throughout the whole book . . . Last Stop Tokyo is tense, engaging and insightful.’ earlgreyandcupcakes.wordpress

‘The story progresses to a thrilling and unexpected finale . . . a gripping and insightful read.’ tripfiction.com

‘A riveting thriller and one I’ll be recommending to anybody who likes their books to feature the darker, seedier side of life . . . I found myself racing through the pages.’ hairpastafreckle72.blogspot

‘What a web James Buckler has spun in this intoxicating debut novel. Full of descriptive, fast-paced scenes and an interesting take on life in Japan made this such an entertaining read for me . . . had me reading at a rate of knots.’ cescalizziereads.com

‘I was well and truly hooked from the start . . . a story full of dark, seedy characters and exposes the darkest underbelly of Tokyo. I enjoyed every page and highly recommend it.’ randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot

You Were Gone

Tim Weaver

The sinister, chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

I buried you. I mourned you . . . But now you're back.

Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of missing persons investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband.

SHE SAYS SHE'S MY WIFE.

When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. There's just one problem: Raker's wife has been dead for eight years.

MY WIFE DIED . . . DIDN'T SHE?

The woman tells the police that Raker had a breakdown. A respected doctor backs up her account. Items are missing that prove Raker's side of the story - and, worst of all, he soon becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance.

SHE'S EITHER A LIAR - OR I AM.

Could Raker have imagined their whole marriage? Is he delusional? Is this really the woman he loved and grieved for? Hunted by the police, Raker will have to find out the truth before it costs him everything - his memories, his sanity, his life . . .

'His most serpentine and satisfying yet' Daily Mail

'Tense and twisty, with an emotional punch' Karen Perry, bestselling author of Girl Unknown

'Kept me guessing until the final page' Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

Star of the North

D. B. John

'Extraordinary...smart, sophisticated, suspenseful - and important. If you try one new thing this year, make it Star of the North.' LEE CHILD

‘Tense and compelling.’ James Swallow, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD

North Korea and the USA are on the brink of war

A young American woman disappears without trace from a South Korean island.

The CIA recruits her twin sister to uncover the truth.

Now, she must go undercover in the world’s most deadly state.

Only by infiltrating the dark heart of the terrifying regime will she be able to save her sister…and herself.

Star of the North is the most explosive thriller of the year - you won't be able to put it down.

‘A superior thriller…steeped in the intrigue, culture and family of a closed regime’ Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author

'Not only brilliantly plotted, with espionage, secrecy, and obsession, it’s a story about survivors, told by three complex and fully realised characters, each battling their own personal demons.' Chevy Stevens, bestselling author of Never Let You Go

‘Brims with marvellous characters and delivers heart-in-your-throat action’ Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

‘The timeliest thriller of 2018. An intricately constructed puzzle box of spies and tradecraft’ Matthew Fitzsimmons, bestselling author of The Short Drop

Tracks: Series 1 and 2

Matthew Broughton (and others)

‘One of the best dramas – on television or radio- currently on offer’ Radio Times

‘instantly compelling’ The Guardian

Tracks

A major conspiracy thriller about life, death and the human brain, starring Romola Garai.

When Dr Helen Ash witnesses the brutal and disturbing crash of the plane that is carrying her father, the incident sets her on an investigation into a dark conspiracy. Florian Chauvin was flying to Wales to tell his daughter something important, but his plane fell out of the sky. In the aftermath of the crash, Helen discovers that one of the passengers doesn't seem to have a heart.

What was Florian coming to tell Helen? Who was he travelling with? And why did his plane crash?

The first series of Tracks became the most successful drama series launched by Radio 4 in 2016.

Tracks: Strata

A prequel to the first series, Series 2 is set 36 years before the events that rocked the life of Helen Ash. It explores the roots of a conspiracy that is set to envelop the world.

Snowdonia, 1980. It’s the dawn of a new decade and the future is coming. But in the wilds of Snowdonia, the ancient history of the landscape is hard to escape.

Rachel Turner is looking for fossils with her four year-old son, Joe. But when a freak earthquake shakes the land beneath their feet, Joe vanishes. With the help of two locals, Rachel embarks on a desperate search to find her son. But as darkness descends, the secrets hidden in the ancient forests of the mountain are uncovered.

Cast of Tracks
Helen………………..Romola Garai
Freddy……………….Jonathan Forbes
Michael……………...Alex Beckett
Rosie………………..Susan Jameson
Florian……………….Sean Baker
K……………………...Rafay Asfi
Fisker Lee…………..Kenneth Cranham
Other parts played by Suzanne Packer, Richard Nichols, Caroline Berry, Alexandria Riley, Matthew Gravelle, Claire Cage, Richard Mitchley, Pauline McLynn, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Leo Wan, Ruth Lloyd, Tristan Sturrock, Jaimi Barbakoff, John Norton, Paul Copley, Rhodri Meilir, Sam Rix, Nabil Elouahabi, Liz Sutherland and Matilda le Fleming.

Written by Matthew Broughton
Directed by James Robinson, Helen Perry and Abigail le Fleming.
Original music by Stu Barker
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Cast of Tracks: Strata
Rachel ………………Fiona O’Shaughnessy
Ifan…………………...Kai Owen
Sam………………….Robert Pugh
Afa……………………Betsan Llwyd
Charlotte…………….Shelly Rees
Ronny………………...Dafydd Emyr

Written by Matthew Broughton
Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

America Über Alles

Jack Fernley

What if America was based not on the Declaration of Independence but on the values of Mein Kampf?

December 1776. George Washington’s volunteer army of ill-equipped, poorly trained, homesick civilians face a British army freshly reinforced with German mercenaries, the most experienced soldiers in the world. However, these soldiers have come not from the eighteenth-century but from 1945: Nazi Germany.

When the Germans betray the British and offer their tactical ideas and advanced machinery to Washington, they turn the tide of the war.

But their support comes at a price. These Germans have very different views on how the new American nation should develop, and before long the ideology of the Founding Fathers, rooted in liberty and freedom, is challenged.

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