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1786698854
Paperback:A Cornish secret:2019
Author: Burstall, Emma
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Esme Posorsky is an enigma. For as long as people can remember, she has been part of community life in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Tremarnock, but does anyone really know her? She is usually to be found working in her pottery studio or at home with her beloved cat, Rasputin. But when an old school friend turns up with a secret from the past, nothing will ever be the same again. Meanwhile teenager, Rosie, is excited to find a bottle washed up on Tremarnock beach with a message from a former German prisoner of war. While the rest of the village is up in arms about a new housing development, she sets out to find him. Little does she know, however, that her discovery will unleash a shocking chain of events that threatens to blow her family apart. Tremarnock may look like a cosy backwater, but some of its residents are about to come face-to-face with tough decisions and cold reality. General adult
Title series: Tremarnock series
371 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1529104777
Paperback:The librarian of Auschwitz:2019
Author: Iturbe, Antonio
Translator: Thwaites, Lilit Zekulin
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Ebury Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Spanish Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to smuggle past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the secret librarian of Auschwitz, responsible for the safekeeping of the small collection of titles, as well as the 'living books' - prisoners of Auschwitz who know certain books so well, they too can be 'borrowed' to educate the children in the camp. But books are extremely dangerous. They make people think. And nowhere are they more dangerous than in Block 31 of Auschwitz, the children's block, where the slightest transgression can result in execution, no matter how young the transgressor. General adult
423 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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A great book on one of the darkest epochs in man's history, but this is a different aspect of the history of the holocaust from a brave young survivor. Recommend
27/09/19
Milo
Northamptonshire LibraryPlus
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1444784668
Paperback:Now we shall be entirely free:2019
Author: Miller, Andrew
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre
Resource type: Physical
Note: One rain-swept February night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain. Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind - he cannot talk about the war or face the memory of what happened in a village on the gruelling retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he sets out instead for the Hebrides, with the vague intent of reviving his musical interests and collecting local folksongs. Lacroix sails north incognito, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer are on his trail, with orders to kill. The haven he finds on a remote island with a family of free-thinkers and the sister he falls for are not safe, at all. General adult
422 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405933348
Paperback:The house on the edge of the cliff:2019
Author: Drinkwater, Carol
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes. Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men. She fell under the spell of one. The other fell under hers. Until one summer night shattered everything. Now, Grace is living an idyllic life with her husband, sheltered from the world in a magnificent Provençal villa, perched atop a windswept cliff. Every day she looks out over the sea - the only witness to that fateful night years ago. Until a stranger arrives at the house. A stranger who knows everything. The past and present spectacularly collide in this gripping story of love and betrayal echoing across the decades. General adult
437 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408897970
Paperback:All among the barley:2019
Author: Harrison, Melissa
Illustrator: Gower, Neil
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: The autumn of 1933 is the most beautiful Edie Mather can remember. In the fields and villages around her beloved Wych Farm, however, the Great War still casts a shadow over a community impoverished by economic depression and threatened by change. Change, too, is coming to Edie, who at fourteen must soon face the unsettling pressures of adulthood. Glamorous outsider Constance FitzAllen arrives from London to document fading rural traditions and beliefs, urging all who will listen to resist progress and return to the old ways - but some wonder whether there might be more to the older woman than meets the eye. As harvest approaches and the future of Wych Farm itself grows uncertain, Edie must somehow find a way to trust her instincts and save herself from disaster. General adult
352 pages, maps (colour) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008225249
Paperback:The newcomer:2019
Author: Britton, Fern
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: She arrived in the village on the spring tide and hoped to be at the heart of it, knowing its secrets and weathering its storms. It was to be a new beginning. It's springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar, Simon, and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir. Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters. Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly more personal, Angela learns that the secrets are closer to home. General adult
392 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1784298883
Paperback:Almost love:2019
Author: O'Neill, Louise
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: riverrun
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn't matter that he's 20 years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worried. Her father can't understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she's on the verge of losing her job. But Sarah can't help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn't it? General adult
336 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1787460770
Paperback:Now you see her:2019
Author: Perks, Heidi
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Charlotte is looking after her best friend's daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second. Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable, tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching. Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again. Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface. General adult
400 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241983460
Paperback:Bitter orange:2019
Author: Fuller, Claire
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Frances Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, hoping to extract a deathbed confession. He wants to know what really happened that fateful summer of 1969, when Frances - tasked with surveying a dilapidated country house - first set eyes on the glamorous bohemian couple, Cara and Peter. She recalls the relationship they forged through sweltering days, lavish dinners, and elaborate lies, and the Judas hole through which she would spy on the couple. Were the signs there right from the beginning? Or was it impossible to avoid the crime that split their lives open like rotten fruit? General adult
279 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1785764829
Paperback:One enchanted evening:2019
Author: Du Beke, Anton
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Zaffre
Resource type: Physical
Note: London, 1936. Inside the spectacular ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with the talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and sweep away their cares. From behind plush curtains and discreet doors, the unseen staff of the hotel dream and listen - and watch. The storm clouds of war are gathering, and beneath the glitz and glamour of the ballroom lurks an irresistible world of scandal and secrets. Let's dance. General adult
427 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1409174093
Paperback:The scandal:2019
Author: Hannah, Mari
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When an young man is found stabbed to death in a side street in Newcastle city centre in the run up to Christmas, it looks like a botched robbery to DCI David Stone. But when DS Frankie Oliver arrives at the crime scene, she gets more than she bargained for. She IDs the victim as Herald court reporter, thirty-two-year old Chris Adams she's known since they were kids. With no eyewitnesses, the MIT are stumped. They discover that when Adams went out, never to return, he was working on a scoop that would make his name. But what was the story he was investigating? And who was trying to cover it up? As detectives battle to solve the case, they uncover a link to a missing woman that turns the investigation on its head. The exposé has put more than Adams' life in danger. And it's not over yet. General adult
Title series: Stone and Oliver
304 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241283493
Paperback:No way out:2019
Author: Hunter, Cara
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles It's one of the most disturbing cases DI Fawley has ever worked. The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life. Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone? Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley's worst nightmare comes true. Because this fire wasn't an accident. It was murder. General adult
Title series: A DI Adam Fawley thriller
x, 361 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471167216
Paperback:Something in the water:2019
Author: Steadman, Catherine
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark, a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events. General adult
342 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Wow a brilliant read, couldn't put it down. Can't believe I have to wait until 2020 for her second novel!
22/07/19
MrsTomo50
East Riding
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1405934565
Paperback:The evidence against you:2019
Author: McAllister, Gillian
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles It's the day her father will be released from jail. Izzy English has every reason to feel conflicted - he's the man who gave her a childhood filled with happy memories. But he has also just served seventeen years for the murder of her mother. Now, Izzy's father sends her a letter. He wants to talk, to defend himself against each piece of evidence from his trial. But should she give him the benefit of the doubt? Or is her father guilty as charged, and luring her into a trap? General adult
437 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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slow start but worth staying with it
24/08/19
armchair
East Riding
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0008236070
Paperback:I know who you are:2019
Author: Feeney, Alice
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HQ
Resource type: Physical
Note: Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can't remember where from. But I know exactly who you are. I know what you've done. And I am watching you. When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn't seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she's hiding something and they're right, she is - but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she's never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. General adult
343 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1846276845
Paperback:Convenience store woman:2019
Author: Murata, Sayaka
Translator: Takemori, Ginny Tapley
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Granta
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Japanese This translation originally published: 2018 Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, daily tasks and routine interactions. She is, she comes to understand, happiest as a convienience store worker. But in Keiko's social circlel it just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend all her time stacking shelves and re-ordering green tea. General adult
163 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1509806857
Paperback:The burning chambers:2019
Author: Mosse, Kate
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: France 1562. As the Wars of Religion begin to take hold, a courageous Catholic woman and a passionate Huguenot believer find themselves united in possession of a priceless relic and set upon a quest to uncover a long-buried secret hidden in the haunting Chateau de Puivert in the foothills of the Pyrenees. General adult
320 pages, illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This disappointed me mostly because of a lack of depth. I don't understand why she writes trilogies which such ambitious scopes when she's not prepared to put the details in. This could have been better if she'd told the whole story instead of waiting for two more books. It just lacks enough story. Too wordy.
05/06/19
chell53
Leicester
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1409170705
Paperback:Twisted:2019
Author: Cavanagh, Steve
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion
Resource type: Physical
Note: Who is J. T. LeBeau? A bestselling crime writer, whose words have gripped the world. The only mystery greater than his stories is his true identity. One woman thinks she's found him - her husband has millions in the bank and a letter for the enigmatic author. But the truth is far more twisted. General adult
339 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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