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0751564907
Hardback:Let me lie:2018
Author: Mackintosh, Clare
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with her loss ever since. Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to question her parents' deaths. But by digging up their past, she'll put her future in danger. Sometimes it's safer to let things lie. General adult
390 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1472249402
Hardback:No mercy:2018
Author: Cole, Martina
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Headline
Resource type: Physical
Note: No further information has been provided for this title. General adult
416 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0008297118
Hardback:The hunting party:2019
Author: Foley, Lucy
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year. The beautiful one. The golden couple. The volatile one. The new parents. The quiet one. The city boy. The outsider. The victim. Not an accident - a murder among friends. General adult
400 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1472205332
Hardback:Take nothing with you:2018
Author: Gale, Patrick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tinder Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ten-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother. When he is enrolled on a holiday course in Scotland, lessons in love, rejection and humility are added to daily practice. General adult
346 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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A sensitively written book about a boy on the edge of adulthood coming to terms with friendships, relationships, his sexuality. Whether it is semi autobiographical I don't know but from the detail about cello playing I tend to think so. Eustace reviews his childhood from his hospital bed where he has 24 hours alone to reflect on his life and loves.
28/09/18
scottcarol
Telford
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178648739X
Hardback:The stranger diaries:2018
Author: Griffiths, Elly
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an RM Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case. Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary - writing that isn't hers. General adult
410 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1780895178
Hardback:Target Alex Cross:2018
Author: Patterson, James
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. A sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose the position for which she's worked her entire career. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. General adult
414 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1786330210
Hardback:Paris echo:2018
Author: Faulks, Sebastian
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hutchinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinary witness of women who were present under the German Occupation; in her desire to understand their lives, and through them her own, she finds a city bursting with clues and connections. Out in the migrant suburbs, Tariq is searching for a mother he barely knew. For him in his innocence, each boulevard, Metro station and street corner is a source of surprise. General adult
298 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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000818383X
Hardback:War of the wolf:2018
Author: Cornwell, Bernard
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn't have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land. Uhtred - a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an adversary - finds himself once again torn between his two heritages: fighting on what he considers the wrong side, cursed by misfortune and tragedy and facing one of his most formidable enemies. Only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him. General adult
333 pages, map (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1473684382
Hardback:The reckoning:2018
Author: Grisham, John
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then. one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. In 'The Reckoning', John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. General adult
420 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1788160657
Hardback:Melmoth:2018
Author: Perry, Sarah
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Resource type: Physical
Note: 20 years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change. A strange manuscript has come into her possession. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, which all record sightings of a tall, silent woman in black, with unblinking eyes and bleeding feet: Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Condemned to walk the Earth forever, she tries to beguile the guilty and lure them away for a lifetime wandering alongside her. Everyone that Melmoth seeks out must make a choice: to live with what they've done, or be led into the darkness. Helen can't stop reading, or shake the feeling that someone is watching her. As her past finally catches up with her, she too must choose which path to take. General adult
270 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1409176886
Hardback:In a house of lies:2018
Author: Rankin, Ian
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion
Resource type: Physical
Note: A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth. Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide, and everything to lose. But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead - and that it could be the end of him: John Rebus. General adult
Title series: The Detective Inspector Rebus series
372 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Not one of his best Rebus books
29/10/18
Reader 2
Oxfordshire
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0593078195
Hardback:Past tense:2018
Author: Child, Lee
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jack Reacher plans to follow the autumn sun on an epic road trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been - the town where his father was born. He thinks, what's one extra day? He takes the detour. At the very same moment, close by, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians are trying to get to New York City to sell a treasure. They're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in that town. He knows his father never went back. Now he wonders, was he ever there in the first place? General adult
403 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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150987433X
Hardback:Long road to Mercy:2018
Author: Baldacci, David
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: It is thirty years since FBI special agent Atlee Pine's twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the room they shared as young children. Notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor, was caught and convicted of other murders, and while there's no proof, Atlee believes he knows what happened to Mercy. Tor still resides in a high-security prison in Colorado. Assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States, Atlee has never stopped the search for her sister. Now, Atlee is called in to investigate a case in the Grand Canyon when a mule is found dead with strange carvings on its body, and its rider missing. She knows about killers and perhaps understands them better than any profiler in the FBI, but it soon becomes clear that she will need to put her skills to the ultimate test in this investigation. General adult
Title series: Atlee Pine series
404 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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140918272X
Hardback:Dark sacred night:2018
Author: Connelly, Michael
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion
Resource type: Physical
Note: "The new Ballard & Bosch thriller"-Front cover Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him. General adult
433 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1509851240
Hardback:Heads you win:2018
Author: Archer, Jeffrey
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin. In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realise where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia. General adult
471 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1447284488
Hardback:Tombland:2018
Author: Sansom, C. J.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Mantle
Resource type: Physical
Note: Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos. The nominal king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector's prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. Since the old King's death, Matthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's younger daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. The gruesome murder of Edith Boleyn, the wife of John Boleyn - a distant Norfolk relation of Elizabeth's mother - which could have political implications for Elizabeth, brings Shardlake and his assistant Nicholas Overton to the summer assizes at Norwich. General adult
Title series: The Shardlake series
865 pages, map (colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0857525883
Hardback:Transcription:2018
Author: Atkinson, Kate
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realise that there is no action without consequence. General adult
336 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0718180291
Hardback:Nine perfect strangers:2018
Author: Moriarty, Liane
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to think about themselves, and get to know each other. Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission. But quite a different one from any the guests might have imagined. For behind the retreat's glamorous facade lies a dark agenda. These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them. General adult
435 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1444788124
Hardback:A spark of light:2018
Author: Picoult, Jodi
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice. Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder. Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage. Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, 'A Spark of Light' unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people - the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment - to this point. And certainties unwind as truths and secrets are peeled away, revealing the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose. General adult
355 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0571334644
Hardback:Normal people:2018
Author: Rooney, Sally
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. General adult
266 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Guzzled this in two sittings. It's a story of two kids moving from high school through to graduating from University in Dublin. I have a particular love for books where nothing really happens, but you get to know the characters, this is exactly like that. Solid 9/10 from me!
22/10/18
mcdonemi
Glasgow
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0230772188
Hardback:Absolute proof:2018
Author: James, Peter
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn't answer the phone call that would change his life - and possibly the world - for ever. What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences? This question and its answer lie at the heart of 'Absolute Proof', an international thriller from author Peter James. General adult
558 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
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