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1509889515
Hardback:The darkest evening:2020:Unabridged edition
Author: Cleeves, Ann
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Edition: Unabridged edition
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Driving home during a swirling blizzard, Vera Stanhope's only thought is to get there quickly. But the snow is so heavy, she becomes disoriented and loses her way. Ploughing on, she sees a car slewed off the road ahead of her. With the driver's door open, Vera assumes the driver has sought shelter but when she inspects the car she is shocked to find a young toddler strapped in the back seat. Afraid they will freeze, Vera takes the child and drives on, arriving at Brockburn, a run-down stately home she immediately recognizes as the house her father Hector grew up in. Inside Brockburn a party is in full swing, with music and laughter to herald the coming Christmas. But outside in the snow, a young woman lies dead and Vera knows immediately she has a new case. Could this woman be the child's mother, and if so, what happened to her? General adult
Title series: The Vera Stanhope series
384 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0007480997
Hardback:The mirror & the light:2020
Author: Mantel, Hilary
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: 4th Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?' England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? General adult
xiv, 883 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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Well this was absolutely worth the wait! Cromwell is perfectly judged and we learn in this novel how he has shaped his own destiny through quick wit, loyalty and low cunning. The book is a triumph of historical and human detail. We know many of the characters from history, but Mantel gives them life. Anyone who enjoyed the previous 2 books in the trilogy will love this.
08/04/20
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1787702367
Hardback:The lying life of adults:2020
Author: Ferrante, Elena
Translator: Goldstein, Ann
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Europa Editions
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Italian Giovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing things as they really are? Into which mirror must she look to find herself and save herself? She is searching for a new face in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, which professes to be a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between these two cities, disoriented by the fact that, whether high or low, the city seems to offer no answer and no escape. General adult
300 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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178089922X
Hardback:Invisible girl:2020
Author: Jewell, Lisa
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: London: On a fine avenue of grand houses, big cars and electronic gates, lies a neglected urban wasteland. It is nearly midnight and very cold. Yet in this dark place of long grass and tall trees where cats hunt and foxes shriek, a girl is waiting. When Saffyre Maddox was 10 something terrible happened and she's carried the pain of it around with her ever since. The man who she thought was going to heal her didn't, and now she hides from him, invisible in the shadows, learning his secrets; secrets she could use to blow his cosy world apart. Owen Pick is invisible too. He's 33 years old and he's never had a girlfriend, he's never even had a friend. Nobody sees him. Nobody cares about him. But when Saffyre disappears from opposite his house on Valentine's night, suddenly the whole world is looking at him. Accusing him. Holding him responsible. Because he's just the type, isn't he? A bit creepy? General adult
432 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1786331403
Hardback:V2:2020
V2
Author: Harris, Robert
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hutchinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: On the brink of defeat, Hitler commissioned 10,000 V2s - ballistic rockets that carried a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound, which he believed would win the war. Dr Rudi Graf who, along with his friend Werner von Braun, had once dreamt of sending a rocket to the moon, now finds himself in November 1944 in a bleak seaside town in Occupied Holland, launching V2s against London. No one understands the volatile, deadly machine better than Graf, but his disillusionment with the war leads to him being investigated for sabotage. Kay Caton-Walsh, an officer in the WAAF, has experienced first-hand the horror of a V2 strike. When 160 Londoners, mostly women and children, are killed by a single missile, the government decides to send a team of WAAFs to newly-liberated Belgium in the hope of discovering the location of the launch sites. General adult
464 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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140919907X
Hardback:Fair warning:2020
Author: Connelly, Michael
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion
Resource type: Physical
Note: Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. McEvoy investigates - against the warnings of the police and his own editor - and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect. As he races to clear his name, McEvoy's findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets. General adult
399 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0008303444
Hardback:The silent wife:2020
Author: Slaughter, Karin
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she's wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim. A decade later, the case has been closed. The killer is behind bars. But then another young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead, and the MO is identical. Although the original trail has gone cold - memories have faded, witnesses have disappeared - agent Will Trent and forensic pathologist Sara Linton must re-open the cold case. But the clock is ticking, and the killer is determined to find his perfect silent wife. General adult
482 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0349701466
Hardback:The vanishing half:2020
Author: Bennett, Brit
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Dialogue Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' story lines intersect? General adult
343 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1529004306
Hardback:Find them dead:2020
Author: James, Peter
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ending his secondment to London's Met Police, Roy Grace gets a tip-off about a county lines drugs mastermind operating out of Brighton. On his first day back in his old job in Sussex, he is called to a seemingly senseless murder. Separately, Meg Magellan finally has her life back together, five years after the car crash that killed her husband and their son. Her daughter, Laura, now 18, is on her gap year travelling in South America with a friend, and Meg misses her badly. Laura is all she has in the world. In between jobs, Meg receives a summons for jury service. She's excited - it might be interesting and will help distract her from constantly worrying about Laura. But when she is selected for the trial of a major Brighton drugs overlord, everything changes. General adult
Title series: The Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series
435 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1780899548
Hardback:20th victim:2020
Author: Patterson, James
Author: Paetro, Maxine
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: Three victims, three bullets, three cities. Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco - SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer's jurisdiction. The shooters are precise, as is their target selection. Each one of the men and women down excels at an illegal and deadly activity that is dominating public debate. As the casualty list expands, the fear and fascination with this shooting gallery galvanises the county. Are the shooter villains or heroes? And who will be next? General adult
Title series: A Women's Murder Club thriller
398 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1471188841
Hardback:A conspiracy of bones:2020
Author: Reichs, Kathy
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and the reason the dead man had her phone number. General adult
Title series: A Temperance Brennan novel
342 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1471179273
Hardback:House of correction:2020
Author: French, Nicci
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tabitha is accused of murder. She is in prison awaiting trial. There is a strong case against her, and she can't remember what happened on December 21st. She is alone, frightened and confused. But somehow, from the confines of her cell, she needs to prove everyone wrong. General adult
528 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0751579939
Hardback:Troubled blood:2020
Author: Galbraith, Robert
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sphere
Resource type: Physical
Note: No further information has been provided for this title. General adult
944 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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