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A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
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‘Courage can be found in the unlikeliest of places’  A Single Thread is the latest novel from international bestselling author, Tracy Chevalier. Described as ‘warm, vivid and beautifully orchestrated’, it is published...

In the Absence of Miracles by Michael J Malone
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‘And in the absence of truth, in the absence of a miracle, we turn to prayer. And to violence…’  In the Absence of Miracles is the latest novel from prize-winning poet...

The Nanny at Number 43 by Nicola Cassidy
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‘Be Careful Who You Let Into Your Home.’ When blogger and writer Nicola Cassidy took a local history tour of her home town in Drogheda, Co. Louth she had no...

Full of Grace by Orla McAlinden
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‘In the seconds before the visitor pulls a balaclava over his five o’ clock shadow you already know he is bad news. A solitary figure slouching up the long farm...

I Have Sinned by Caimh McDonnell
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I Have Sinned, from Caimh McDonnell, is book two in the McGarry Stateside series, a continuation of the smash hit Dublin Trilogy featuring my main man Bunny McGarry. Described as a novel...

The Furies by Katie Lowe
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In 1998, a sixteen year old girl is found on a swing, her ankles delicately crossed and her body frozen forever in a position of beauty and innocence. That morning...

Agent Weasel and the Fiendish Fox Gang by Nick East
Posted by Olivia Hope in , .

‘The foxes are coming this way!’… ‘And they have a s-s-splurge gun!’ As a WI6 agent, Weasel knew only too well the awesome power of these nasty weapons. If a...

The Carer by Deborah Moggach
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Robert and Phoebe’s father, James, has broken his hip, necessitating a round the clock care regime. James was once an academic, a scholar and in the eyes of his children,...

I Confess by Alex Barclay
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I Confess is the latest novel from Irish writer and bestselling author, Alex Barclay. It is published with Harper Collins Ireland. I Confess is a standalone psychological thriller and is described as ‘addictive...

The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
Posted by Olivia Hope in , .

‘If crawling through the Z-bed and into Roar was a dream, then I should’ve woken up back in the attic. But I’m not in the attic…One thing I know for...