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1509874453
Hardback:A minute to midnight:2019
Author: Baldacci, David
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Atlee Pine has spent most of her life trying to find out what happened to her six-year-old twin sister, Mercy. She was taken and Atlee was left for dead while their parents were apparently partying downstairs. One person who continues to haunt her is notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor, locked away in a Colorado maximum security prison. Does he really know what happened? The family moved away. The parents divorced. And Atlee chose a career with the FBI dedicating her life to catching those who hurt others. When she oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, she's given a leave of absence offering the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began, and find some answers. But the trip to Andersonville turns into a roller-coaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies. And a revelation so personal that everything she once believed is fast turning to dust. General adult
418 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1409186040
Hardback:The night fire:2019
Author: Connelly, Michael
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion
Resource type: Physical
Note: "The new Ballard & Bosch thriller"-Dust jacket Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? General adult
405 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0718183207
Hardback:The giver of stars:2019
Author: Moyes, Jojo
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright - restless, stifled - makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife, and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure - or the escape - that she hoped for. That is, until she meets Margery O'Hare - daughter of a notorious felon and a troublesome woman the town wishes to forget. Margery's on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost - and she needs Alice's help. Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship - and a life to call their own. General adult
439 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1444787047
Hardback:Many rivers to cross:2019
Author: Robinson, Peter
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: A skinny young boy is found dead - his body carelessly stuffed into wheelie bin. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called to investigate. Who is the boy, and where did he come from? Was he discarded as rubbish, or left as a warning to someone? He looks Middle Eastern, but no one on the East Side Estate has seen him before. As the local press seize upon an illegal immigrant angle, and the national media the story of another stabbing, the police are called to investigate a less newsworthy death: a middle-aged heroin addict found dead of an overdose in another estate, scheduled for redevelopment. Banks finds the threads of each case seem to be connected to the other, and to the dark side of organised crime in Eastvale. Does another thread link to his friend Zelda, who is facing her own dark side? The truth may be more complex - or much simpler - than it seems. General adult
Title series: Inspector Banks novels
377 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1509840133
Hardback:The sun sister:2019
Author: Riley, Lucinda
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Electra D'Aplièse seems to be the woman with everything. Yet beneath the veneer, her already tenuous control over her state of mind has been rocked by the death of her father, Pa Salt, the elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from across the globe. Struggling to cope, she turns to alcohol and drugs to ease the pain, and as those around her fear for her health, Electra receives a letter from a stranger who claims to be her grandmother. In 1939, Cecily Huntley-Morgan arrives in Kenya from New York to nurse a broken heart. Staying with her godmother on the shores of Lake Naivasha, she meets Bill Forsythe. When disaster strikes and war is imminent, Cecily decides she has no choice but to accept Bill's proposal. Moving up into the Wanjohi Valley, and with Bill away, Cecily finds herself isolated and alone. Until she discovers a new-born baby abandoned in the woods next to her farmhouse. General adult
Title series: The seven sisters series
837 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1780899440
Hardback:Criss cross:2019
Author: Patterson, James
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: After witnessing the execution of Michael Edgerton, a man he helped convict of several murders, Alex Cross thought he could finally put the case behind him. But when a body turns up with a note signed by 'M', Alex knows that the nightmare is far from over. Accused by Edgerton's family of framing him for murder, Cross fights to clear his name as the case against him builds. And as more notes - and more bodies - start appearing, Cross is determined to put an end to this case once and for all. General adult
Title series: An Alex Cross thriller
387 pages, illustration (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1787477533
Hardback:The lantern men:2020
Author: Griffiths, Elly
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Everything has changed for Dr Ruth Galloway. She has a new job, home and partner, and is no longer North Norfolk police's resident forensic archaeologist. That is, until convicted murderer Ivor March offers to make DCI Nelson a deal. Nelson was always sure that March killed more women than he was charged with. Now March confirms this, and offers to show Nelson where the other bodies are buried - but only if Ruth will do the digging. Curious, but wary, Ruth agrees. March tells Ruth that he killed four more women and that their bodies are buried near a village bordering the fens, said to be haunted by the Lantern Men, mysterious figures holding lights that lure travellers to their deaths. Is Ivor March himself a lantern man, luring Ruth back to Norfolk? What is his plan, and why is she so crucial to it? And are the killings really over? General adult
Title series: The Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries
368 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1787632199
Hardback:Blue moon:2019
Author: Child, Lee
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a nameless city, two ruthless rival criminal gangs, one Albanian, the other Ukrainian, are competing for control. But they hadn't counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch. Reacher is trained to notice things. He's on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too - obviously hoping to get rich quick. As the mugger makes his move, Reacher steps in. The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher's offer to help him home. He's vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble. What hold could the gangs possibly have on the old guy? Will Reacher sit back and let bad things happen? Or can he twist the situation to everyone's benefit? General adult
Title series: A Jack Reacher thriller
373 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1471179230
Hardback:The lying room:2019
Author: French, Nicci
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife. Neve Connolly is all these things. She has also made mistakes; some small, some unconsciously done, some large, some deliberate. She is only human, after all. But now one mistake is spiralling out of control and Neve is bringing those around her into immense danger. She can't tell the truth. So how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves. And who does she really know? And who can she trust? A liar. A cheat. A threat. Neve Connolly is all these things. Could she be a murderer? General adult
417 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1509886141
Hardback:The confession:2019
Author: Burton, Jessie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: One winter's afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows Connie to LA, a city of strange dreams and swimming pools and late-night gatherings of glamorous people. But whilst Connie thrives on the heat and electricity of this new world where everyone is reaching for the stars and no one is telling the truth, Elise finds herself floundering. When she overhears a conversation at a party that turns everything on its head, Elise makes an impulsive decision that will change her life forever. Three decades later, Rose Simmons is seeking answers about her mother, who disappeared when she was a baby. General adult
453 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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I need a Connie !
29/10/19
Cotinus
Staffordshire
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1473684439
Hardback:The guardians:2019
Author: Grisham, John
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: For 22 years Quincy Miller has sat on Death Row without friends, family or legal representation. He was accused of killing a Keith Russo, a lawyer in a small Florida town. But there were no witnesses and no motive. Just the fact that Quincy was black in an all-white town and that a blood-splattered torch was found in the boot of his car. A torch he swore was planted. A torch that conveniently disappeared from evidence just before his trial. But the police photographs of the torch were enough. In the eyes of the law Quincy is guilty and, no matter how often he protests his innocence, his punishment will be death. Finally, after 22 years, an innocence lawyer and minister, Cullen Post, takes on his case. But there were powerful and ruthless people behind Russo's murder. They prefer that an innocent man goes to his death than one of them. General adult
375 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
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yet another excellent read from this author
05/11/19
omniverous reader
Bedford
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1785769049
Hardback:Cilka's journey:2019
Author: Morris, Heather, (Screenwriter)
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Zaffre
Resource type: Physical
Note: Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just 16 years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, she is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, she faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. General adult
401 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1780899424
Hardback:19th Christmas:2019
Author: Patterson, James
Author: Paetro, Maxine
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: Christmas is coming, but crime never stops for the Women's Murder Club. Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is looking forward to spending time with her family over the holidays. But when she receives a tip-off that the biggest heist ever to hit San Francisco is being planned for Christmas Day, everything changes. The architect of the ambitious attack unleashes chaos across the city, laying traps and false alarms to distract Lindsay and the SFPD from his ultimate goal. As time runs out, will Lindsay be able to save the people of San Francisco from a Christmas they'd never forget? General adult
Title series: A Women's Murder Club thriller
339 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1784742325
Hardback:The testaments:2019
Author: Atwood, Margaret
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
Note: When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of 'The Handmaid's Tale,' readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With 'The Testaments,' the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. General adult
419 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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