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1473685869
Paperback:The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village:2019
Author: Nell, Joanna
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
Note: The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim. Peggy dreams of inviting the handsome widower - treasurer of the Residents' Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village - to an intimate dinner. But why would an educated man like Brian, a chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? As a woman of a certain age, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their eighties. But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades - the glamorous fashionista Angie Valentine - sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. General adult
357 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1786495988
Paperback:My sister, the serial killer:2019
Author: Braithwaite, Oyinkan
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel, and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back - but to save one would mean sacrificing the other. General adult
272 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1784163465
Paperback:Meet me at the museum:2019
Author: Youngson, Anne
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Professor Kristian Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. He does not know that a query from a Mrs Tina Hopgood about a world-famous antiquity in his museum is about to alter the course of his life. Oceans apart, an unexpected correspondence flourishes as they discover shared passions: for history and nature; for useless objects left behind by loved ones; for the ancient and modern world, what is lost in time, what is gained and what has stayed the same. Through intimate stories of joy, anguish, and discovery, each one bares their soul to the other. But when Tina's letters suddenly cease, Kristian is thrown into despair. Can this unlikely friendship survive? General adult
204 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:A long night in Paris:2019
Author: Alfon, Dov
Translator: Zamir, Daniella
Year: 2019
Language: English, Hebrew
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: When an Israeli tech entrepreneur disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in red, logic dictates youthful indiscretion. But Israel is on a state of high alert nonetheless. Colonel Zeev Abadi, the new head of Unit 8200's autonomous Special Section, who just happens to be in Paris, also just happens to have arrived on the same flight. For Commissaire Léger of the Paris Police coincidences have their reasons, and most are suspect. When a second young Israeli is kidnapped soon after arriving on the same flight, this time at gunpoint from his hotel room, his suspicions are confirmed - and a diplomatic incident looms. Back in Tel Aviv, Lieutenant Oriana Talmor, Abadi's deputy, is his only ally, applying her sharp wits to the race to identify the victims and the reasons behind their abduction. General adult
425 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Murder by the minster:2019
Author: Cox, Helen
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's a perfectly normal day for Kitt Hartley at her job at the University of the Vale of York library, until Detective Inspector Halloran arrives at her desk to tell her that her best friend, Evie Bowes, is under suspicion of murder. Evie's ex-boyfriend Owen has been found dead - with a fountain pen stabbed through his heart - and all the evidence points to her. Kitt knows there is no way Evie could murder anyone - let alone Owen, who she adored. Horrified that the police could have got it so wrong, Kitt decides there's only one thing to do: she's going to investigate Owen's murder herself. She's read hundreds of mystery novels - how hard can it be? With the help of her assistant Grace, and the occasional hindrance of the library's eccentric regulars, Kitt summons up all her investigative powers (absorbed over years of reading everything from Agatha Christie to Ian Rankin) and gets to work. General adult
Title series: The Kitt Hartley Yorkshire mysteries
416 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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140593848X
Paperback:She lies in wait:2019
Author: Lodge, Gytha
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along. Thirty years later, a body is discovered. DCI Sheens is called to the scene, but he already knows what's waiting for him: Aurora Jackson, found at long last. But that's not all. The friends have all maintained their innocence, but the body is found in a hideaway only the six of them knew about. It seems the killer has always lurked very close to home. General adult
384 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405940719
Paperback:A Cornish summer:2019
Author: Alliott, Catherine
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Flora's been in love with her husband for 20 years. The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past 15. Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the shady lanes and sandy coves of Cornwall. It should be blissful. There's just one small snag: she'll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda. And Flora discovers she's not the only one invited when her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife. So now there are two small snags. Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband's heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it? Or will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all? General adult
437 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This is so posh I could never relate to it. Huge disappointment. Horses,mansions near the sea,nobody seems to work apart from a little bit of painting. Awful.
01/08/19
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Paperback:Nothing to hide:2019
Author: Oswald, James
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Wildfire
Resource type: Physical
Note: Coming home to her London flat, Constance stumbles across a young man, bloodied, mutilated, and barely alive. She calls it in and is quickly thrown into the middle of a nationwide investigation. It seems that the victim is just the latest in a string of similar ritualistic attacks. No matter that she is off-duty, no matter that there are those in the MET who would gladly see the back of her, Con can't shake her innate determination to bring the monsters responsible for this brutality to justice. General adult
352 pages ; 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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1473683025
Paperback:When all is said:2019
Author: Griffin, Anne
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre
Resource type: Physical
Note: Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime. Tonight will be the most important night in the life of 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. Over the course of one evening, at the bar of the Rainsford House Hotel in Ireland, he will raise five toasts to five different people. All five changed him, in their own way, and all five are now gone. Tonight, he will finally lay bare his own life, with all its loves and triumphs, regrets and tragedies. And before the sun comes up, he must work out how his story ends. General adult
266 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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An engaging story which flows very well.
31/07/19
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Surrey Live
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Paperback:Middle England:2019
Author: Coe, Jonathan
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain. There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about the future of Britain and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Sophie's grandfather whose final act is to send a postal vote for the European referendum; Doug, the political commentator, whose young daughter despairs of his lack of political nous and Doug's Remaining Tory politician partner who is savaged by the crazed trolls of Twitter. And within all these lives is the story of England itself: a story of nostalgia and irony; of friendship and rage, humour and intense bewilderment. General adult
423 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405930829
Paperback:The island:2019
Author: Jónasson, Ragnar
Translator: Cribb, Victoria
Year: 2019
Language: English, Icelandic
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Icelandic Hidden Iceland series This translation originally published: London: Michael Joseph Published outside the British Isles Ellidaey is an isolated island off the coast of Iceland. It is has a beautiful, unforgiving terrain and is an easy place to vanish. 'The Island' is the second thrilling book in Ragnar Jonasson's 'Hidden Iceland' trilogy. This time Hulda is at the peak of her career and is sent to investigate what happened on Ellidaey after a group of friends visited but one failed to return. Could this have links to the murder of a young woman ten years previously out on the Westfjords? Is there a killer stalking these barren outposts? General adult
342 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1788549570
Paperback:Wakenhyrst:2019
Author: Paver, Michelle
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Resource type: Physical
Note: In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. Maud's battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, the age-old legends of her beloved fen - and the even more nightmarish demons of her father's past. Spanning five centuries, 'Wakenhyrst' is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl's longing to fly free. General adult
368 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008276560
Paperback:The nowhere child:2019
Author: White, Christian
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: On her lunch break in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home 28 years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl. At first she brushes it off, but soon finds herself questioning her family history and begins to unravel an unexpectedly dark past. General adult
371 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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