A thriller guaranteed to keep you up all night, with a twist you''ll never forget . . . The TikTok sensation that you''ll recommend to everyone you know. Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity''s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn''t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity''s recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen''s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife''s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue loving her . . .
''Contemporary romance''s unicorn: the elusive marriage of deeply brainy and delightfully escapist.'' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman''s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn''t believe in lasting romantic relationships but her best friend does, and that''s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive on her way to a happily ever after was always going to be tough, scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting woman, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when he agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. Olive soon discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
THE FIRST GRAY MAN NOVEL FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARK GREANEY - soon to be a Netflix original film starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans ''Hard, fast, and unflinching-exactly what a thriller should be.'' Lee Child To those who lurk in the shadows, he''s known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. In their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there''s no grey area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive... *********************** ''Bourne for the new millenium'' New York Times bestselling author James Rollins ''A high-octane thriller that doesn''t pause for more than a second for all of its 464 pages...For readers looking for a thriller where the action comes fast and furious, this is the ticket.'' Chicago Sun-Times ''Take fictional spy Jason Bourne, pump him up with Red Bull and meth, shake vigorously-and you''ve got the recipe for Court Gentry.'' The Memphis Commercial Appeal ''From the opening pages, the bullets fly and the bodies pile up. Through the carnage, Gentry remains an intriguing protagonist with his own moral code.'' Booklist
If you loved THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS, find out what happens next for Olive, Adam and all the gang in this heart-stopping follow-up.>
''I loved this novel and every single one of its characters. Supremely heartfelt, hilarious and heartrending - it''s an absolute triumph.'' Sophie Kinsella Discover Jenny Colgan''s best novel yet... Olivia and Anthony are planning A Very Extravagant Wedding at the newest hotel on the tiny Scottish island of Mure. They''re flying in chefs, musicians and something called a living flower wall... and no one is even allowed to think the word bridezilla. Flora is trying - and failing - not to let Olivia and Anthony''s wedding distract her from planning her own big day with Joel. But the couple have wildly different ideas about how to celebrate and somehow, just when their relationship should be plain sailing, everything is suddenly very hard indeed. And then there''s Lorna and Saif. The local headmistress and the GP desperately keeping their relationship a secret to protect his sons. But while they''re looking out for the boys, who''s looking out for them? Three couples. One midsummer''s night. Can everyone get their happy ever after? * Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan... ''Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside'' ''Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished'' ''There''s something so engaging about her characters and plots'' ''Her books are like a big, warm blanket'' ''Her stories are just so fabulous'' ''She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life'' ''The woman is just magic''
''Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan'' Sunday Express Escape to a cosy festive bookshop this winter with this page-turning and magical treat. PRAISE FOR JENNY COLGAN An evocative, sweet treat'' Jojo Moyes ''Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting'' Marian Keyes ''A cracker - the must-read this festive season'' Sun ''Irresistible'' Jill Mansell ''Just lovely'' Katie Fforde ''Naturally funny, warm-hearted'' Lisa Jewell ''A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book'' Mike Gayle _______________ The brand new feel-good Christmas novel from Sunday Times top ten bestselling author, Jenny Colgan. Carmen has always worked in her local department store. So, when the gorgeous old building closes its doors for good, she is more than a little lost. When her sister, Sofia, mentions an opportunity in Edinburgh - a cute little bookshop, the spare room in her house - Carmen is reluctant, she was never very good at accepting help. But, short on options, she soon finds herself pulling into the snowy city just a month before Christmas. What Sofia didn''t say is that the shop is on its last legs and that if Carmen can''t help turn things around before Christmas, the owner will be forced to sell. Privately, Sofia is sure it will take more than a miracle to save the store, but maybe this Christmas, Carmen might surprise them all... ____________________ Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan ''Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside'' ''Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished'' ''There''s something so engaging about her characters and plots'' ''Her books are like a big, warm blanket'' ''Her stories are just so fabulous'' ''She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life'' ''The woman is just magic''
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The international #1 bestselling author of The Notebook , Nicholas Sparks is back with his most epic story yet. What if the person you needed most, turned up when you least expected them? Maggie hasn''t told this story in years. More than two decades ago, she fell in love. She was sixteen and far from home, waiting to give her baby up for adoption. Bryce showed Maggie how to take photographs and he didn''t judge her for the way her belly swelled under her jumper. They had the perfect first kiss. Theirs was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Now, as Maggie sits by the Christmas tree in her gallery telling her story, surrounded by the photographs that made her famous - the photographs Bryce never saw - her new gallery assistant asks her a question. If she had one wish, what would she wish for this Christmas? Maggie always thought she knew the answer to that question. But before she can say ''I''d go back to that winter with Bryce'', she stops herself. It is all she has ever wanted but suddenly here, on this dark night under the twinkling stars, there is something else she wants. She wants to find her baby. A heart-wrenching and uplifting story about discovery and loss, The Wish is a reminder that time with those precious to us is the greatest gift of all. * Praise for Nicholas Sparks: ''This one won''t leave a dry eye'' Daily Mirror ''A fiercely romantic and touching tale'' Heat ''An A-grade romantic read'' OK! ''Pulls at the heartstrings'' Sunday Times ''An absorbing page-turner'' Daily Mail
PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES ''One of crime''s most engaging duos'' Guardian ''Magnificent'' Sunday Times ''Finely honed, superbly constructed'' Daily Mail ''Terrific'' Daily Express ''A blistering piece of crime writing'' Sunday Times ''The work of a master storyteller'' Daily Telegraph ''Unputdownable'' Daily Express ''Highly inventive storytelling'' Guardian ''Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit'' Sunday Mirror ''Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship'' Independent ''Outrageously entertaining'' Financial Times
In a moment of desolation on a windswept beach, Garrett bottles his words of undying love for a lost woman, and throws them to the sea. My dearest Catherine, I miss you my darling, as I always do, but today is particularly hard because the ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together . . . But the bottle is picked up by Theresa, a mother with a shattered past, who feels unaccountably drawn to this lonely man. Who are this couple? What is their story? Beginning a search that will take her to a sunlit coastal town and an unexpected confrontation, it is a tale that resonates with everlasting love and the enduring promise of redemption.
Three digital-exclusive novellas by the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis , Ali Hazelwood, now available in paperback for the first time.>
A classic mystery starring the glamorous Mitford sisters and inspired real events, The Mitford Vanishing is the perfect story for fans of Agatha Christie. 1937. War with Germany is dawning, and a civil war already raging in Spain. Split across political lines, the six Mitford sisters are more divided than ever. Meanwhile their former maid Louisa Cannon is now a private detective, working with her ex-policeman husband Guy Sullivan. Louisa and Guy are surprised when a call comes in from novelist Nancy Mitford requesting that they look into the disappearance of her Communist sister Jessica, nicknamed Decca. It quickly becomes clear that Decca may have made for the war in Spain - and not alone. As a second, separate missing person case is opened, Louisa and Guy discover that every marriage has its secrets - but some are more deadly than others . . . PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES ''A glittering, entertaining, perfectly formed whodunnit'' Adele Parks ''Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable'' Anthony Horowitz ''A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunnit'' The Times
Bettina Daniels has it all. Pampered, adored and adorable, she has youth, beauty and the most glamorous of lifestyles. Everything her father's love, fame and money can buy. Then, without warning, her father is gone. Bettina is left with a mountain of debts and no one to pick up the pieces. Lost and lonely in a difficult new life, Bettina must learn to take her own chances. But can she resist the promises of strangers . . . however tempting they might be? A classic from internationally bestselling author Danielle Steel.
THE SECOND THRILLING NOVEL IN VAL MCDERMID''S NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES There''s nothing like a killer story . . . 1989. The world is changing, and Allie Burns is still on the front line, covering the stories that count. Although Allie is no longer an investigative journalist, her instincts are sharper than ever. When she discovers a lead about the exploitation of society''s most vulnerable, Allie is determined to give a voice to those who have been silenced. As Allie edges closer to exposing the truth, she travels beyond the Iron Curtain, to East Berlin on the brink of revolution. The dark heart of the story is more shocking than she ever imagined. And to tell it, Allie must risk her freedom and her life . . . The latest Allie Burns thriller, set a decade after the bestselling first novel in the ground-breaking, iconic new series. Praise for 1979 '' McDermid is at her considerable best'' GUARDIAN ''Irresistible'' PATRICIA CORNWELL ''A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre'' PETER JAMES ''Outstanding'' SPECTATOR ''Another masterpiece'' DAVID BALDACCI ''Sensational. One of Britain''s most accomplished writers'' SUNDAY EXPRESS
Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot''s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . . A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Praise for the Strike series: ''A blistering piece of crime writing'' Sunday Times ''The work of a master storyteller '' Daily Telegraph '' Unputdownable '' Daily Express ''Highly inventive storytelling'' Guardian ''Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit'' Sunday Mirror ''Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship'' Independent ''Outrageously entertaining '' Financial Times
'' No one can plot or tell a story like she can '' Daily Express __________ The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is a master of the dark and sinister story, and these powers are demonstrated in full force in Christmas is Murder , a festive collection of chilling tales. From an irresponsible baron whose body is discovered beneath a silver birch tree, to an author who is haunted by the spiteful presence of a jealous writing partner, the characters McDermid conjures are enigmatic and dangerous, never above suspicion. Follow Tony Hill and Carol Jordan as they track a deadly killer who is preparing to strike on Christmas Day, and lose yourself in a festive exclusive - a recently unearthed case for a classic detective duo, set as the lights are going out across Europe. These evocative, atmospheric tales will shock and delight. This is the perfect book to curl up with as the frosty winter draws in and each night gets darker than the last, written by one of our greatest living crime writers. __________ Praise for the Queen of Crime Val McDermid: '' Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable '' Guardian '' Compulsively readable '' Irish Times '' One of today''s most accomplished crime writers '' Literary Review '' As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get '' Sunday Express '' It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go '' Daily Mail
She''s hunting for a killer story . . . 1979 . It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is hunting for the story that will make her name. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs an explosive scoop for the boys'' club to take her seriously. Soon Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan are exposing the criminal underbelly of respectable Scotland. They risk making powerful enemies - and Allie won''t stop there. When she discovers a home-grown terrorist threat, Allie comes up with a plan to infiltrate the group and make her name. But she''s a woman in a man''s world . . . and putting a foot wrong could be fatal. This is the electrifying first novel in a gripping new series by Queen of Crime Val McDermid.
The Wizarding World journey continues . . . The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most of whom are unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second screenplay in a five-film series to be written by J.K. Rowling, author of the internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Set in 1927, a few months after the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them , and moving from New York to London, Paris and even back to Hogwarts, this story of mystery and magic reveals an extraordinary new chapter in the wizarding world. Illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.
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When Legionary Tremensdelirius gets the title deeds to the little Gaulish village as a bonus, he swaps them with tavern landlord Orthopaedix for a drink. Funnily enough, Asterix and his friends aren't keen to hand over their village to anyone else. After a chieftaincy election campaign and a showdown with the Romans, both events fiercely contested, can all still end well?
Obelix is in love - but the beautiful Panacea is engaged to Tragicomix, a conscript in the Roman army. Who'd have expected to see Asterix in a legionary's uniform? When he and Obelix join up to rescue Tragicomix from North Africa, Centurions Nefarius Purpus and Dubuis Status don't know what's hit them. But the Gauls and their fellow recruits have a smashing trip abroad.
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone . . . Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader's bookshelf.
A collaborator in ancient Gaul? Chief Cassius Ceramix has gone over to the Roman enemy. There's something very fishy going on, as Legionary Infirmofpurpus discovers when he is sent to spy on the Gauls disguised as a crab apple tree. But is that just a red herring? And what about the two concussed druids brewing colourful potions? One way or another, the fight for control of the village between Vitalstatistix and his rival is bound to be a knockout.