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A Modern Family by Helga Flatland
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Winner of the Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize and a number one bestseller, A Modern Family is the English debut by Helga Flatland. Described as the Norwegian Anne Tyler, Helga Flatland made her literary...

The Outsider by Emily Hourican
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‘Two very different families….. One is loud, eccentric, rich and confident. The other is less sure of their place in life.’ The Outsider is the fourth novel from Irish writer Emily...

My Brother’s Name is Jessica by John Boyne
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John Boyne’s 2019 young adult novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica is at first glance eye-catching in rainbow printed cover with white raised lettering. It is an optimistic cover, yet...

Someone Is Lying by Jenny Blackhurst
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‘In this podcast I’ll be looking at the six people with the most to hide about the night Erica Spencer died….’  Someone Is Lying is the latest novel from Jenny Blackhurst....

Breakers by Doug Johnstone
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A toxic family. A fight for survival. Breakers is the latest novel from author, journalist and musician, Doug Johnstone. Published with Orenda Books, it is described as ‘a breathtakingly brutal, beautiful, and...

Forget Me Not by Claire Allan
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‘I disappeared on a Wednesday afternoon. I was there one minute and the next I was gone…..’  Forget Me Not is the latest gripping thriller from Derry writer Claire Allan. Just...

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver
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A student kidnapped from the park. An investigator running out of time. A killer playing a dangerous game. Well now this a book for all you gamers and tech heads...

Missing by Barry Cummins
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Missing: The Unsolved Cases of Ireland’s Vanished Women and Children According to Barry Cummins, close to 9,500 people are reported missing in Ireland every year. At the close of any...

The Good Mayor by Andrew Nicoll
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Marking ten years since The Good Mayor won the Saltire First Book Award, Black & White have just published a brand-new edition of this international bestseller. It has been published...

The Ringmaster by Vanda Symon
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Marking the return of passionate and headstrong police officer Sam Shephard, The Ringmaster is the second book in the bestselling Sam Shephard Series, just released with Orenda Books. The Ringmaster is...