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The Awkward Squad

By Sophie Hénaff
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Sophie Hénaff
Suspended from her job as a promising police officer for firing "one bullet too many", Anne Capestan is expecting the worst when she is summoned to H.Q. to learn her fate. Instead, she is surprised to be told that she is to head up a new police squad, working on solving old cold cases.Though relived to still have a job, Capestan is not overjoyed by the prospect of her new role. Even less so when she meets her new team: a crowd of misfits, troublemakers and problem cases, none of whom are fit for purpose and yet none of whom can be fired.But from this inauspicious start, investigating the cold cases throws up a number a number of strange mysteries for Capestan and her team: was the old lady murdered seven years ago really just the victim of a botched robbery? Who was behind the dead sailor discovered in the Seine with three gunshot wounds? And why does there seem to be a curious link with a ferry that was shipwrecked off the Florida coast many years previously?
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Adventures in Modern Marriage

By William Nicholson
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William Nicholson
With pace, wit and a beady eye, Adventures in Modern Marriage revisits the characters from Nicholson's highly acclaimed The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. But now the children are grown up, and the adults are older, though not always wiser. Here is a big-hearted novel about life and love in the bestselling vein of Colm Toibin and Nick Hornby'So incredibly accurate and true. Utterly captures the sense of quiet desperation of ordinary lives ... and the ways in which life turns on a sixpence' Kate Mosse on The Secret Intensity of Everyday LifeFocusing on Henry and Laura Broad and their daughter Carrie, this is a minute - but in true Nicholson style, extraordinarily empathetic - dissection of relationships and what keeps them going. It is an acute and compassionate look at male mid-life crises, female sexual desire, death and the fear of it, children and the trouble with them - all the things we battle with every day.
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All Their Minds In Tandem

By David Sanger
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David Sanger
The setting is October 1879. The stage is New Georgetown, West Virginia.A mysterious figure by the name of 'The Maker' has entered this small community and, almost immediately upon doing so, started entering the minds of the townsfolk.Townsfolk who are as curious as The Maker himself. Like Dr Umbründ, the pint-sized physician with a prodigious capacity for sin; like the three sisters in the house on the hill - one stern, one wild, one mysterious; like the tavern's semi-mythical siren, 'The Bird', who plays spellbinding music from behind a black velvet curtain, and whom no patron has ever laid eyes on; like Odell, a youth with dreams and ambitions that his craven disposition will forever prevent him from seizing; and who has spent the entirety of his erstwhile existence under the crushing heel of Clay, New Georgetown's lead cad and chief alpha male.As we enter these characters' lives, and lightly tread our way through their brains, their bedrooms, their backstories and beyond, we will see what it is they all hope for and hide - and learn just why The Maker has chosen to meet them.
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All Things Cease to Appear

By Elizabeth Brundage
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Elizabeth Brundage
'Ghosts, murder, a terrifying psychotic who seems normal, and beautiful writing. Loved it' Stephen King'Can make you gasp in astonishment or break your heart with a single line' Wall St Journal'Superb. Think a more literary, and feminist, Gone Girl' VogueThis begins the morning Catherine Clare died. The day her daughter spent in the house with her. The evening her husband came home to find her.This becomes the tale of their marriage, and the ones around them. A tale of bonds between families, between lives living and lost and of the lonely ones that share no bonds at all. Who should be pitied. Who must be feared.
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After the War

By Hervé Le Corre
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Hervé Le Corre
1950's Bordeaux. Even now, the Second World War is never far from people's memories, particularly in a city where the scars of collaboration and resistance are more keenly felt than ever. But another war has already begun. A war without a name, far away across the sea, in Algeria, where young men are sent to fight in a brutal conflict.Daniel knows what awaits him. He's heard stories. Patrols, ambushes, reprisals, massacres, mutilations, all beneath a burning north African sun. He has just a month left before he leaves but, haunted by the loss of his parents and sister in the atrocities of the last war, Daniel questions why he is even going to fight in the first place.Meanwhile, past crimes are returning to haunt Albert Darlac, the godfather of Bordeaux: corrupt police chief, fascist sympathiser and one-time collaborator. Before long, a series of explosive events will set off a spiral of violence that will bring the horrific legacy of wars past and present to the streets of Bordeaux.
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Asking For It

By Louise O'Neill
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Louise O'Neill
'A soul-shattering novel that will leave your emotions raw. This story will haunt me forever. Everyone should read it' Guardian In a small town where everyone knows everyone, Emma O'Donovan is different. She is the special one - beautiful, popular, powerful. And she works hard to keep it that way. Until that night . . . Now, she's an embarrassment. Now, she's just a slut. Now, she is nothing.And those pictures - those pictures that everyone has seen - mean she can never forget. BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015. The award-winning, bestselling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.
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Away

By Jane Urquhart
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Jane Urquhart
A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada, Away traces a family's complex and layered past. The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840s to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle and the barely hospitable land of the Canadian Shield; from the flourishing town of Port Hope to the flooded streets of Montreal; from Ottawa at the time of Confederation to a large-windowed house at the edge of a Great Lake during the present day. Graceful and moving, Away unites the personal and the political as it explores the most private, often darkest corners of our emotions where the things that root us to ourselves endure. Powerful, intricate, lyrical, Away is an unforgettable novel.
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An Englishman in Madrid

By Eduardo Mendoza
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Eduardo Mendoza
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Alone in the Classroom

By Elizabeth Hay
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Elizabeth Hay
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Alone With You

By CC Gibbs
Authors:
CC Gibbs
Zoe Chandler flees to a secluded lake house to finish a breaking expose on the hidden world of art collectors. She thinks being alone will help, until she spies her muscular neighbor, and now she's not so sure... The trouble is: he wants to be left alone. Nick Morovic's CIA past haunts him almost as much as the beautiful Zoe next door. But when her writing begins to spark controversy, Nick is the only one there to protect her. He wants to help Zoe, but can he trust her? She'll do everything she can to persuade him...
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At Her Command

By CC Gibbs
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CC Gibbs
Nothing can distract the enigmatic Hugh D'Abernon, Marquis of Darley, from his mission to reconnoiter the city of Sevastopol. That is, until he lays eyes on Aurore Clement. Aurore knows it's her responsibility to work for French command and nurse her wounded soldier brother, but a chance meeting with the dashing Marquis ignites in her a passion that drives all thoughts of duty from her mind. As war continues to rage around them, Hugh and Aurore are swept up by a love that burns hotter than the conflict that threatens their very lives.
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At Your Mercy

By CC Gibbs
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CC Gibbs
An indecent wager means that one Russian beauty could lose more than just her good reputation. Alisa Forseus is a virtuous but unsatisfied beauty, married to a man she doesn't love. Prince Nikolai Kuzan, an established playboy of the aristocracy with a reputation that precedes him, has never once let a female conquest slip through his fingers. When the two come face-to-face, Alisa can't deny the immediate attraction. The feeling is mutual, and Prince Nikolai decides that Alisa will be his last and greatest conquest. But when Nikolai wins the game and takes the prize, he's surprised to discover that he's won more than he bargained for. Bewitched by the lovely Alisa, Nikolai feels the stirrings of a passion in his heart. Suddenly the tables are turned, and Nikolai must fight to win Alisa's hand away from her husband if he is to possess the only woman he has ever truly loved.
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Alice Brown's Lessons in the Curious Art of Dating

By Eleanor Prescott
Authors:
Eleanor Prescott
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