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Isolda Newport moves to the west of Ireland where she has inherited a house in a small village. In the months following her move she tries to forget the tragedy of her life as the wife of Charlie, a vicious criminal, and settles down to make friends with her neighbours.
But just as Isolda believes she has put the past behind her, her husband returns, bent on revenge for betraying him in the witness box.
SOMETIMES COMING TO TERMS WITH THE FUTURE MEANS LETTING GO OF THE PAST...
For Victoria, orphaned at six, her grandmother Evanthi's beautiful home in Corfu - known locally as The Venetian House - has always meant safety, freedom and a near-magical kind of contentment. Brought up by her cousin Guy's parents in England, she - together with Guy and his childhood friend Richard Cunningham - always longed for the idylllic summer holidays where they forged a friendship that would last a lifetime. Victoria was mesmerized by brilliant, selfish, enigmatic Guy, but it was safe, affectionate, reliable Richard whom she married.
Now, twenty years later, Richard is dead. Victoria discovers her marriage was a sham and, desperate to escape, she takes Jake out to The Venetian House, feeling that only these beloved surroundings can she face her demons.
Then photographer Patrick Hammond arrives. He brings with him his own troubles - his marriage to elegant, self-centred, neurotic Rachel is in crisis - yet a friendship, and possibly something more, starts to develop between Patrick and Victoria. But for Evanthi there is something strangely familiar about Patrick and soon she is forced to face her own troubled past.
Published: 31 Aug 2010
Karin Slaughter (Author) , Patricia Rodriguez (Read by)
What's possible? That every single person in the world is conspiring to make you seem a fool, or that you are only fooling yourself?
Five and half months ago June Connor - high-school principal with almost a thousand children in her charge - was given a death sentence. She had just over five months to put her house in order and to square her conscience. She had work, she had responsibilities. And she had a man - her husband Richard - who had robbed her of her good reputation, her lifelong friendships and her comfort in her old age. A man who would watch her die.
There's one truth that June doesn't want to take to her grave with her. But Richard has other ideas...
Published: 2 Jun 2011
Karin Slaughter (Author) , Shannon Cochran (Read by)
Five criminally good digital short stories from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent series.
Cold Cold Heart: Pam is a 52-year-old teacher who has let herself go for the first time in her life. It’s two years since her husband – ex husband – John died and she’s heading from Georgia to California for the third and – she hopes – final time. But just what lies in store for her there...?
The Blessing of Brokenness: Mary Lou Dixon works at the Christ Holiness Baptist Church. She’s overseeing the repair of the cross above the altar in time for Christmas when things start to go horribly wrong.
The Truth about Pretty Girls: 43-year-old Jude Hanson has returned home to Poulet and her mother – the Georgia mountain town she grew up in and the woman she hoped never to see again...
Necessary Women: She was fourteen when she watched mother die. With her mother gone, her father told her she had to be the woman of the house. And then he went away for six months. Now she’s got a surprise for him...
The Mean Time: It’s a hot summer’s day and 12-year-old Peanut and her cousins are being driven into town on the back of a trailer drawn by Uncle Toby in his tractor. It’s Peanut’s ‘mean time’ age and she’s about to do something she’ll regret…
Published: 30 May 2013
Anthony Burgess (Author) , Tom Hollander (Read by)
In this 1962 classic, a novelistic exploration of modern crime and punishment, Alex is the 15-year-old leader of his gang of "droogs" thriving in the ultraviolent future as prophetically imagined by Burgess. Speaking a bizarre Russian-derived slang, Alex and his friends freely pillage and slash their way across a nightmarish urban landscape until Alex is captured by the judicial arm of the state. He then becomes their prized guinea pig in a scientific program to completely "redeem" him for society. If we had the power of absolute criminal reform, what, the novel asks, would this mean for our ideals of freedom and society?
This edition reinstates the final chapter missing from Kubrick's film, in which Alex is on the verge of starting a family as he reflects on--and completely rejects--his adolescent nastiness. It also includes Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
Simon Kernick (Author) , Paul Thornley (Read by)
A race-against-time short story from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.
MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton’s nanny.
The gang’s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son’s.
It’s the ultimate dead man’s gift …
Published: 5 Jun 2014
THE MOST ROMANTIC SHORT STORY YOU'LL READ THIS CHRISTMAS
Treat yourself to some extra sparkle and romance this Christmas with this exclusive straight-to-digital short story from the Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller. Also includes a sneak preview of Katie’s wonderfully romantic new novel, A Secret Garden.
Fenella and Rupert are organising the perfect Christmas, surrounded by their friends in their beautiful Somerby house.
Until Fenella gets a phone call from her ghastly parents-in-law asking if they can join them for the holiday. Fenella couldn't possibly refuse and besides, it could be worse.
But when they arrive and the house is suddenly plunged in darkness thanks to a power cut, Fenella knows she has her work cut out to keep everyone happy and pull off the perfect Christmas feast.
Plus the first chance to read the opening chapter of Katie's novel, A Secret Garden.
Published: 24 Nov 2016
The perfect companion for your cosy Christmas - a bumper bundle of wonderfully romantic stories from Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde. Turn on the Christmas lights, curl up on the sofa and immerse yourself in the deliciously readable world of Katie Fforde.
Includes two full length novels, Highland Fling and The Rose Revived, as well as three delightful short stories: Staying Away at Christmas, From Scotland With Love and A Christmas in Disguise.
When 'Virtual Assistant' Jenny Porter's boyfriend accuses her of being impulsive, soft-hearted and unbusinesslike, dashing off to Scotland to sort out a failing mill for one of her clients may not be the best way of proving him wrong. And promising to help run a mobile burger bar before she's even found her feet doesn't help matters. When she finds herself determined to save the mill - whatever her client's wishes - it seems that Henry's accusations may have contained more than a grain of truth.
So when Jenny's awkward encounters with the abrasive but disconcertingly attractive Ross Grant develop into something more complicated - just as Henry arrives in Scotland to reclaim her - it's time for Jenny to make some decisions. Should she do the sensible thing and follow Henry back to London? Or is her Highland adventure more than just a fling . . . ?
The Rose Revived:
If May, Sally and Harriet didn't need the money so badly, they definitely wouldn't be working for Slimeball Slater at Quality Cleaners. So when they discover it's Slimeball taking them to the cleaners, they decide to set up their own business - and that's when things really start to take off.
Working for themselves gives them the freedom and independence they've been longing for. May can afford the mooring fees for her beloved narrowboat; Harriet discovers a true gift for painting and Sally's dream of a place of her own is fast becoming reality. But is it too much, having made such a success of their working lives, to expect similar success in their romantic ones?
Staying Away at Christmas:
Miranda and her daughters have rented a cosy cottage for Christmas. The only trouble is, Anthony and his children are booked into the same place. In a moment of Christmas spirit, Miranda suggests they all spend yuletide together. Will the mistletoe help ease the tension and bring some cheer? Will romance blossom under the stars? Or will it be a Christmas they’d all rather forget?
From Scotland With Love:
When Daisy travels to Scotland to confront notorious author Rory McAllan, little does she know that within hours she’ll be snowed in with him. But surely she's not going to have to spend her precious New Year's Eve with him too?
A Christmas in Disguise:
When Jo’s friend Andi asks if she’ll stand in to cook Christmas lunch for her employer, Jo reluctantly agrees. She knows Andi will lose her job if she doesn’t, and wants to help out her friend.
Jo is nervous because Andi’s boss is a well-known celebrity diva, who outright refuses to have anyone but Andi cook for her. But she also insists Andi wears full chef's whites so the girls think they’ll get away with it … it’s the perfect Christmas disguise.
But when Jo runs into one of the guests - good looking and very smart Anthony - things get even more complicated…
Published: 3 Nov 2016
A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of Déjà Dead, Bones of the Lost and Bones Never Lie.
The daughter of a wealthy and influential Charleston family has been missing on Mt Everest for three years. Presumed dead, her remains had been irretrievable until an earthquake caused her body to move down the mountain.
The family want only one person to identify her remains: Tempe Brennan.
Though reluctant to take the case, Tempe soon realises that the girl did not die of natural causes. It seems the victim was murdered and all her fellow climbers fall under suspicion.
But which one is the killer? And if Tempe gets too close to the truth, will they kill again?
Also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapters of Kathy’s highly anticipated new Temperance Brennan novel, Speaking in Bones, out in July.
Published: 30 Jun 2015
A missing girl in the news reminds Julia Carroll of herself: nineteen, beautiful, blonde hair, blue eyes.
Julia begins to dig deeper and plans an article for her college paper. She becomes gradually more obsessed with the case, never imagining how close she herself is to danger.
Includes an extract from Karin Slaughter’s gripping new novel, Pretty Girls.
Published: 4 Jun 2015
One week, three digital shorts.
The final part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.
Six people met together on a remote island and with a killer on the loose, only four remain.
Three have been brutally murdered in front of their eyes as a punishment for their actions on a night over twenty years ago.
But as the old school-friends start to turn on each other, will any of them leave the island alive?
Published: 1 May 2015
One week, three digital shorts.
The second part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.
Six ex school-friends met together on a remote island being stalked by an unseen killer, and unable to contact help.
But who is after them and why?
As the body count mounts, it becomes clear that at least one member of the group can’t be trusted.
And the surviving members need to figure out who it is before it’s too late.
Published: 29 Apr 2015
One week, three digital shorts.
The first part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.
Six ex school-friends have been brought together on a remote island.
They haven’t all been in contact since a fateful night twenty-one years ago, when their friend Rachel Skinner was found dead. The man arrested for her murder has now been acquitted, and the seven friends are fearing for their lives.
But are they hiding from the right person? Or have they fallen into a deadly trap?
Published: 27 Apr 2015
A riveting short story that takes us back to the beginning of the Virals series.
A dazed Tory Brennan steps off the plane in Charleston. Reeling from the recent death of her mother, and nervous about meeting her dad for the first time, she could hardly be less excited at the prospect of starting this new chapter of her life. With its balmy weather and relaxed Southern atmosphere, South Carolina feels like a foreign country compared to Tory’s native New England. But her worries begin to fade once she lays eyes on rugged, mysterious Morris Island, and three quirky boys who are as lively and curious as Tory herself. Maybe - just maybe - this new home has something wonderful in store for her after all.
In this glimpse into the world of the Virals before they became Virals, sometimes what seems like an ending is only the start.
Includes the opening chapters of the gripping finale to Kathy and Brendan Reichs’ bestselling VIRALS series, TERMINAL, out in March 2015.
Published: 17 Feb 2015
A hallucinatory noir short story from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent novels. ('Go Deep' is also available as part of a bundle with 'Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line' and 'Necessary Women')
Growing up dirt poor, Charlie Lam worked his ass off to make something of himself, no thanks to his deadbeat father or his long-suffering mother. And now a lot of people depend on Charlie: by his last count, sixty-eight employees at his Atlanta auto dealership, eleven shiftless brothers and sisters, an ungrateful wife, a spoiled daughter, a shameless girlfriend. Who could really blame him for wanting a little extra?
The arrangement is simple: Charlie picks up a suit from the dry cleaner’s. In the suit pocket is the name of a very important man. The next day, that man walks into the dealership, drives out in a new car, and Charlie gets a fat envelope full of cash. Everyone’s happy. No one gets hurt. So long as Charlie doesn’t cross his business partner. But with one twist of a knife, the unthinkable happens. And suddenly Charlie is in deeper trouble than he could have possibly imagined.
Published: 10 Feb 2015
A genre-busting new short story from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Will Trent novels. ('Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line' is also available as part of a bundle with 'Go Deep and 'Necessary Women'.)
As an intrepid adjudicator of World Records, Mindy Patel has met lots of strange people in lots of strange places. But they’re no match for the Swampers of the Georgia bayou. Mindy has braved the oppressive August heat in search of Remmy Rothstein, who they call 'The Cajun Jew'. If the photos are indeed accurate, she might be about to certify Remmy as the World Record Holder for Longest Tongue in the World . . . and maybe even the Widest!
First Mindy meets Remmy’s half-brother, Buell Rabinowitz, surely the world’s only one-legged, albino, Jewish African American. Then she makes the acquaintance of Remmy’s mother, a foul-mouthed old woman with an impressive beard. None of which prepares her for an eyeful of Remmy: a man who measures up to his singular reputation in ways that will change the course of Mindy’s life.
Published: 10 Feb 2015
The gripping new short story, from the author of Until You’re Mine and Before You Die. Perfect for fans of S J Watson and Sophie Hannah.
Your wife and daughter have been kidnapped and are being
held hostage. Only you can save them.
But how far will you go...?
Includes an extract from Before You Die - Samantha Hayes' compelling second psychological suspense featuring DI Lorraine Fisher.
Published: 1 Jan 2015