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1787331660
Hardback:Machines like me and people like you:[2019]
Author: McEwan, Ian
Year: [2019]
Language: English
Interest category: Science fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. 'Machines Like Me' occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever - a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. General adult
305 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1780899327
Hardback:18th abduction:2019
Author: Patterson, James
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: When three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer must unravel the mystery of their disappearance. But what starts as a missing person case quickly escalates to a troubling murder investigation. As pressure at work mounts, Lindsay must rely on her husband Joe to support her at home. Yet Joe is pursuing a mysterious case himself, as a woman running from her past brings him terrifying information - the notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country has appeared on the streets of San Francisco. As Lindsay searches for the three missing women, a frightening new twist forces her and Joe's investigations to collide. His mystery informant has gone missing, and all four abducted women are in grave danger. As shocking revelations emerge, Lindsay and Joe find themselves caught up in an international crime operation unlike anything they've seen before. General adult
Title series: The Women's Murder Club
400 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1509816399
Hardback:Dead at first sight:2019
Author: James, Peter
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: A man waits at a London airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida's Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soulmate. The two men are about to discover they've been scammed out of almost every penny they have in the world - and that neither women exist. Meanwhile, a wealthy divorcée plunges, in suspicious circumstances, from an apartment block in Munich. In the same week, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, that is clearly not what it seems. As his investigations continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He's discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women, online. General adult
Title series: The Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series
435 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1472223241
Hardback:Those who are loved:2019
Author: Hislop, Victoria
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Headline Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations on lining papers Themis grows up during the brutal German occupation of Greece. In the subsequent Civil War, the country is polarised between Right and Left and Themis' family is bitterly divided. During the violent five-year struggle for control of the country, she fights for Communists and is seduced by the leader of her rebel band. Captured and sent to the notoriously cruel islands of exile, Makronisos and Trikeri, Themis gives birth to a son, Angelos. General adult
486 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1785152173
Hardback:Unto us a son is given:2019
Author: Leon, Donna
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: William Heinemann
Resource type: Physical
Note: Brunetti's father-in-law, the Count Falier, urges Brunetti to investigate and intervene in the seemingly innocent plan of the Count's best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejeda, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would become heir to Gonzalo's entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo's friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man can't be allowed his pleasure in peace. Not long after Gonzalo unexpectedly passes away, one of Gonzalo's oldest friends, just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti is drawn reluctantly into the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo's life that ultimately led to murder. General adult
272 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0241367492
Hardback:The whisper man:2019
Author: North, Alex
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken. Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. 15 years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window. General adult
388 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0751566977
Hardback:Their little secret:2019
Author: Billingham, Mark
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Little, Brown
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women. A man who is about to change Sarah's life. General adult
386 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0857526103
Hardback:Big sky:2019
Author: Atkinson, Kate
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
Note: The highly anticipated return of Jackson Brodie, ex-military, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, now private investigator, 'a hero for men and women alike'. Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back into the path of his old friend Reggie. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today. General adult
Title series: Jackson Brodie
368 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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144479731X
Hardback:Stone mothers:2019
Author: Kelly, Erin
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried. Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth. Marianne will do anything to protect the life she's built; the husband and daughter who must never know. Even if it means turning to her worst enemy. But Marianne may not know the whole story - and she isn't the only one with secrets they'd kill to keep. General adult
342 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1784742554
Hardback:The snakes:2019
Author: Jones, Sadie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bea and Dan, recently married, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea's dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic. When Alex and Bea's parents make a surprise visit, Dan can't understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she's never wanted him to know them; Liv and Griff Adamson are charming, and rich. They are the richest people he has ever met. Maybe Bea's ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets she's been keeping. Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its rotten core, and even Bea with all her strength and goodness can't escape. General adult
448 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1509874399
Hardback:Redemption:2019
Author: Baldacci, David
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Amos Decker and his FBI partner, Alex Jamison, are visiting his hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by an unfamiliar man. But he instantly recognizes the man's name: Meryl Hawkins. He's the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn't changed: he maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent - if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough. General adult
Title series: Amos Decker series
420 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
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1787474402
Hardback:The flat share:2019
Author: O'Leary, Beth
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly-imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window. General adult
394 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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075156494X
Hardback:After the end:2019
Author: Mackintosh, Clare
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they're facing the most important decision of their lives - and they don't agree. As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again. But anything can happen after the end. General adult
384 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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