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The Guilty Mother by Diane Jeffrey
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

The Guilty Mother is the latest book by Diane Jeffrey and has just been published in digital format with HQ Digital, with the paperback due in October 2019. Described as a ‘chilling...

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Take your place on the jury. Who will you find guilty?’  Take it Back is a novel by Kia Abdullah, author, journalist and travel writer. Published with HQ Stories it is...

Filter This by Sophie White
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Are the #instafabulous really #livingtheirbestlives ? Filter This is most definitely THE READ for the Insta Gen and for all fans of the ‘Aisling’ books. Written by Sophie White, Filter This will be published on...

The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO’S ON YOUR SIDE IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHOSE SIDE YOU’RE ON?’  The Most Difficult Thing is the debut novel from Charlotte Philby and was published in...

The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘One summer. A trip that will change everything.’ The Summer Villa is the latest novel from Irish writer Melissa Hill. Just published with HQ Stories, it is described as ‘an epic summer read...

Looker by Laura Simms
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , , .

In a chilling, suffocating style Laura Sims carves a credible character in The Professor. Her life in a sophisticated apartment building with an attractive husband and a respectable job is...

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby
Posted by Olivia Hope in , .

I know this place is magic. And I know it’s real. But it’s not the sort of magic that comes from wands and spells… This debut middle-grade novel by Aisha...

Love & Ruin by Paula McLain
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

In 1937, courageous and independent Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War… Love & Ruin by Paula McLain, is a novel based...

The Birthday Party by Roisin Meaney
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘I wish…’ she began, and came to a halt. She wished so much. She wished he was different. She wished their story was different…She wished they loved one another, and...

A Nail, A Rose by Madeleine Bourdouxhe
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Meticulously translated from French by Faith Evans, a London-based editor, translator and literary agent, A Nail, A Rose, by Madeleine Bourdouxhe, was originally published in English in 1989 by The Women’s...