From Jodi Picoult, the author of My Sister's Keeper, comes another fascinating dilemma and emotional roller coaster in Lone Wolf. When Luke Baxter is involved in an accident which leaves him in a coma, his family gather together for the first time in years to face an impossible situation. His daughter is willing to fight everyone and everything to save his father's life, but his estranged son can't imagine a man who once ran with wolves could ever be happy with a different life and believes they should let him go. Together they must make this near-impossible decision. Full of believable characters, this is a riveting and thought-provoking read from a popular, award-winning author.
A remarkable journey through Jackie Kay's childhood - one ridden with prejudice and experiences of rejection - Red Dust Road is a moving and beautifully written autobiography. Vividly told, Kay's memoir tells of her upbringing as an adopted, mixed-race lesbian in a genuine and appealing manner, without unattractive doses of self pity. Full of good humour and touching honesty, and written in a flowing, delicate style more akin to a bestselling novel, this is a fascinating story of nature versus nurture. This remarkable read was the winner of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Book of the Year Award in 2011.
A brilliant cookbook that breaks down learning new recipes and techniques into easy-to-follow chunks, Cook - Step by Step is penned by internationally renowned cookery teacher and food writer Anne Willan. Containing over 1000 photographs, this colourful illustrated guide takes the hassle out of mastering a new dish, be it a starter, snack, main meal or desert. Carefully subdivided and categorised into fish, meat and meat-free dishes, this is a well-organised and incredibly useful guide.
This set contains a couple of charming stories featuring two stars from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. There's double the fun this Christmas when two of Battersea's cutest residents arrive to live on Bell Lane. Best friends Jo and Helen live next door to each other, and Santa has delivered the perfect surprise - a gorgeous tabby kitten for Jo and a cuddly golden Labrador puppy for Helen! Will Holly and Buddy prove to be best friends too? This is the perfect story for any animal lover at Christmas.
In The House By The Sea, ten-year-old Floriana is enchanted by the beauty of the villa just outside her small village. One day, Dante, the son of the villa's powerful owner, invites her in. Many years later, the owner of an ailing hotel on the Devon coast advertises for an artist in residence to teach guests how to paint. The man she hires soon begins to heal the conflict in her family. But this mysterious figure is not who he seems, and has his own agenda. Spanning four decades and many hundreds of miles, Santa Montefiore's captivating novel is complex and irresistibly compelling.
Please be aware this title features images that some people may find disturbing.
Now it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about them, of course - her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she's friend to the local Were pack and Sam, her boss at Merlotte's bar, is a shifter. At first the great Were revelation seems to go well - then the horribly mutilated body of a were-panther is found outside Merlotte's. Though Sookie never cared that much for the victim, no one deserves such a horrible death, so she agrees to use her telepathic talent to track down the murderer. But what Sookie doesn't realise is that there is a far greater danger than this killer threatening Bon Temps: a race of unhuman beings, older, more powerful and far more secretive than the vampires or the werewolves is preparing for war...
The hit TV series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classics. While the programme offers a fresh, contemporary take on the stories, these books are the originals that provided the inspiration. Each book comes complete with an introduction from key players in the BBC show: Cumberbatch and the co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat describe how the gripping tales were adapted so successfully. The books, The Adventures of Shelock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet, will help you revisit the classic storytelling and reconnect with both Sherlock and the loyal Dr. Watson.
Featuring the exciting detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, this collection of crime-writing genius Michael Connelly's novels is a must for crime fiction fans, and will appeal to readers of James Patterson and Dennis Lehane. Bosch was born the son of a prostitute and named after a 15th century painter. Orphaned when his mother was murdered, he grew up in Los Angeles, had a stint in Vietnam and forged a career in the LAPD. With a single-mindedness for doing the right thing, he's a man with a mission - to "speak for the dead"! This set includes ten hard-hitting cases starring the brilliant maverick detective.
From Malorie Blackman, the award-winning author of Noughts and Crosses, comes these four stunning contemporary books. Packed with suspense and intelligently written, the stories immerse young people in dangerous - and often criminal - worlds as they face a race against time to uncover the truth or face a fight for their lives. The collection includes acclaimed titles like Hacker and Pig Heart Boy and is perfect for young readers who want to read more mature stories that are packed with intrigue and excitement.
Edwin Sharp is the beautiful singer-songwriter Kayleigh Towne's biggest fan and when she replies to one of his fan letters with XO, Edwin is convinced she is in love with him. Nothing Kayleigh or her lawyers can say persuades him otherwise. After some unnerving situations, one of Kayleigh's crew is horribly murdered. Kayleigh calls on her friend Kathryn Dance, a special agent, to find out the killer. Kathryn will have to use all her investigative skills and the help of forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme to discover the truth. XO is packed with Jeffery Deaver's trademark suspense, richly developed characters and plot twists that will keep the reader on tenterhooks throughout.
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The twelfth True Blood book from Charlaine Harris, Deadlocked continues the adventures of cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse - and the vampires and shapeshifters are still not getting on with each other. Sookie and Area Five investigator Bill find themselves having to solve the murder of a woman whose body has just been found in Eric Northman's front yard. Sookie believes that this time the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her, but she is wrong. She has an enemy far more devious than she'd ever expect - and this enemy is aiming to make Sookie's world come crashing down.