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Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Before they found the girl in the alley, I found a book in the foyer at work.  The girl would be found dead, her neck bloody, her body covered with...

Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Park Royal Manor in Nusstead, England is an extravagant residence of apartments and villas, marketed toward the -second homeowner, weekend away while golfing- type of resident. Park Royal Manor is...

Cruel Acts by Jane Casey
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‘They said he was a serial killer… But now they’ve set him free. HOW CAN YOU SPOT A MURDERER?’  Cruel Acts is the latest release from Jane Casey and sees the...

The Lives Before Us by Juliet Conlin
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Two women. A world at war. Can they survive the Shanghai Ghetto? The Lives Before Us is the latest novel from Juliet Conlin and has just been published with Black & White...

In Honour Bound by Christine Webber
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‘They met in cosmopolitan London in the 1980s – a decade of opportunity where everything seemed possible. But was it?’ In Honour Bound was originally published in 1987 by Christine Webber....

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
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‘Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be.  But if he isn’t a real Avery, then...

The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

Arnhill is an old mining town, the mines long closed up now. Traditionally with mining towns, purpose built living spaces sprung up out of necessity around the old mines and...

Minor Monuments by Ian Maleney
Posted by Emmet James Driver in , .

People are calling this the golden age of essay writing, as more and more writers pen their own experience analogous to the society and world we live in. Have lived...

Black Wood by Derek Flynn
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Black Wood is the new release from Irish writer Derek Flynn. Just published, it is a thriller that questions how far we are prepared to go to achieve our hopes and...

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
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‘They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess.’  The Confessions of Frannie Langton is the unbelievable debut novel by Sara...