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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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Hardback:The girl who lived twice:2019
Author: Lagercrantz, David
Translator: Goulding, George, (Translator)
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Swedish 'What are you going to do now?' 'I will be the hunter and not the hunted.' Lisbeth Salander's mentor and protector Holger Palmgren is dead, and she has been gone from Stockholm since his funeral. All summer, Mikael Blomkvist has been plagued by the fear that Salander's enemies will come after her. He should, perhaps, be more concerned for himself. In the pocket of an unidentified homeless man, who died with the name of a Swedish government minister on his lips, the police find a list of telephone numbers. Among them, the contact for Millennium magazine and the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Following the scorched trail of her twin sister Camilla to Moscow, Salander nevertheless continues to watch over her old friend. Soon Blomkvist will need her help. But first, she has an old score to settle; and fresh outrage to avenge. General adult
Title series: The millennium series
357 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Two plotlines that are wowen together very loosely. Can't really see the point of it all. Sad finale to a great series of books.
25/09/19
petecogle
West Sussex
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1408712253
Hardback:How the dead speak:2019
Author: McDermid, Val
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Little, Brown
Resource type: Physical
Note: When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground. But with the convent abandoned long ago and the remains dating back many years, could this be the work of more than one obsessive killer? It's an investigation that throws up more questions as the evidence mounts, and after their last case ended catastrophically, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences of previous actions, someone with a terrifying routine is biding their time - and both Tony and Carol find themselves closer to the edge than they have ever been before. General adult
Title series: Tony Hill/Carol Jordan novels
407 pages ; 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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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: A Jackson Brodie novel
356 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
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1472256212
Hardback:The best things:2019
Author: Giedroyc, Mel
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Headline Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: Warm, funny, life-affirming and true, 'The Best Things' is the joyous debut novel from much-loved comedian, writer, actor and presenter Mel Giedroyc. It's the story of a family who lose everything, only to find themselves, and each other, along the way. Sally and Frank Parker have it all. Then one day, because of Frank, they don't. As the bailiffs move in and the money runs out, Sally realises that she and her children don't have a clue about how to survive. Or do they? The Parkers are about to discover that the best things in life aren't things at all. General adult
320 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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1780899203
Hardback:The family upstairs:2019
Author: Jewell, Lisa
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They've been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go? Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets. General adult
449 pages ; 23 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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Scary and creepy but totally riveting and beautifully written. Can't wait for his next book.
13/07/19
thriller lover
West Sussex
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1472260481
Hardback:The carer:2019
Author: Moggach, Deborah
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tinder Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips, and the shared pleasure of their journeys to garden centres, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss. Is this really their father, the distant figure who never once turned up for a sports day, now happily chortling over cuckoo clocks and television soaps? Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly. It just moves onto a very different plane - changing all the stories they thought they knew so well. General adult
263 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
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Full of interesting characters and a very good read.
10/09/19
chappie
Surrey Live
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178763213X
Hardback:Someone we know:2019
Author: Lapeña, Shari
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: It can be hard keeping secrets in a tight-knit neighbourhood. In a tranquil, leafy suburb of ordinary streets - one where everyone is polite and friendly - an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses. I'm so sorry. My son has been getting into people's houses. He's broken into yours'. Who is this boy, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts. And when a missing local woman is found murdered, the tension reaches breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they're telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their secrets? Maybe you don't know your neighbour as well as you thought you did. General adult
311 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1444715402
Hardback:Sweet sorrow:2019
Author: Nicholls, David
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: On one life-changing summer 16-year-old Charlie meets Fran. This is a hymn to the tragicomedy of ordinary lives, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, blinding explosion of first love that perhaps can only be looked at directly once it has burned out. General adult
395 pages ; 25 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
374 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1787300765
Hardback:Knife:2019
Author: Nesbø, Jo
Translator: Smith, Neil
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Norwegian Following the dramatic conclusion of number one bestseller 'The Thirst', 'Knife' sees Harry Hole waking up with a ferocious hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood. Not only is Harry about to come face to face with an old, deadly foe, but with his darkest personal challenge yet. General adult
Title series: The Harry Hole series
531 pages, maps (black and white) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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