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Contemporary Fiction Books

  • Dadland

    Keggie Carew

    Product Code: CSCTC
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    Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2016, Keggie Carew's Dadland is a story of war and grief, jealousy and madness and mischief and fierce love.

    A poignant exploration of what becomes of us as we grow old, it is full of Keggie's memories of her rather unorthodox but charming father. As her father Tom begins to lose his memory, Keggie tries to unravel his story but finds out so many surprising secrets.

    She learns that Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer and a law unto himself. He was also part of an elite SEO unit who was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerilla resistance in France, Burma and during the Second World War - and that was just the beginning...

    Dadland takes in elements of peace and war and then follows a painful path into dementia. It's a heartbreaking, powerful and perfectly poignant true story about an extraordinary man.
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  • Things We Have in Common

    Tasha Kavanagh

    Product Code: CAFNC
    Hardback
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    Praised by the likes of Sophie Hannah, Nathan Filer and the Independent, Tasha Kavanagh's Costa First Novel Award 2015-shortlisted debut novel Things We Have in Common is one that you will not want to put down.

    A black comedy thriller that comes across as a combination of Sue Townsend and Zoe Heller, it tells the story of Yasmin - a 15-year-old girl who would do anything not only to have a friend, but also to keep one... and what happens when she casts her eyes on her school's most popular girl, Alice Taylor.

    When a man begins to hang around Alice, Yasmin is adamant that he's going to 'steal' her away from him... but does he have secrets of his own?
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  • The Museum of Things Left Behind

    Seni Glaister

    Product Code: MTLB
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    `Sunny, charming, and as playful as Stella Gibbons or E.F. Benson, The Museum of Things Left Behind took me on holiday to the tiny imaginary country of Vallerosa, and returned me with the wonderful feeling of having spent time with an uplifting friend.' - Laline Paull, 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction-shortlisted author of The Bees.

    Seni Glaister's The Museum of Things Left Behind is an evocative book we're sure you will absorb yourself in...

    With its lush valleys and beautiful mountains, the European country of Vallerosa appears to be a dream destination. A place lost in time, the community does not bother with money but does have strong values that mean more than any politician's ideals. But underneath this positive exterior, the locals are beginning to grow cranky and disaffected... Meanwhile, some hostile Americans have cottoned on to the country's financial potential and are making plans of their own. Will an unlikely visitor prove to be the agent of change the country's been waiting for?

    A book about the world we live in today and the issues that affect us all - from politics to religion and economics to a good cup of tea - the light, witty and heart-warming tone will keep you hooked from the very first page, and have you pining for a trip to Vallerosa!
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  • The Fishermen

    Chigozie Obioma

    Product Code: AMNYP
    Hardback
    In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river they encounter a madman, who predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact - both tragic and redemptive - will transcend the lives and imaginations of both its characters and its readers. Chigozie Obioma emerges as one of the best new voices of modern African literature, echoing its older generation's masterful storytelling with a contemporary fearlessness and purpose.
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  • Galatea 2.2

    Richard Powers

    Product Code: CBZHW
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    Read this thrilling and timely novel of the human soul from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Overstory. After many years of living abroad, a young writer returns to the United States to take up a position at his former college. There he encounters Philip Lentz, an outspoken neurologist intent on using computers to model the human brain. Lentz involves the writer in an outlandish and irresistible project - to train a computing system by reading a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the machine grows gradually more worldly, until it demands to know its own age, sex, race and reason for existing. 'An ingenious, ambitious, at times dizzily cerebral work... It soars and spins... The novel attains an aching, melancholy beauty' New York Times
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  • The Stalker

    Alex Gray

    Product Code: CBQSH
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    The sixteenth book in the William Lorimer series from bestselling author Alex Gray. 'DS William Lorimer's a cop to rival Rankin's Rebus' Peterborough Telegraph A murder on their doorstep A case that's too close to home . . . The body of a young woman has been discovered in Bellahouston park, the second in a matter of months. It's clear to Detective Superintendent William Lorimer of Police Scotland that they have a repeat killer on their hands, who is sure to strike again. Lucky for DSI Lorimer that his wife, Maggie, is miles away from potential danger, touring Scotland to promote her first book. Faced with strangers at every event, Maggie doesn't notice the quiet, non-descript man sitting in the back row. But he has noticed Maggie Lorimer. And soon his will be a face she never forgets. If you like Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride and Ann Cleeves, you will be utterly gripped by this twisty, heart-stopping crime novel. ********* PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY: 'A tense and twisty read with superb characterisation' WOMEN'S WAY 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' THE TIMES 'An excellent crime writer' DAILY MAIL 'One of the best is Alex Gray' LITERARY REVIEW 'With several surprises this is a gripping read and highly recommended' MYSTERY PEOPLE
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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

    JK Rowling

    Product Code: CBQLW
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    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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  • Sanditon

    Kate Riordan

    Product Code: CBIWO
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    A novelisation of ITV's lavish period drama, Sanditon, adapted for television by Emmy and BAFTA-Award winning writer Andrew Davies and based on Jane Austen's unfinished novel. When a chance accident transports Charlotte Heywood to the seaside town of Sanditon, her life changes forever. And when she meets the charming and slightly wild Sidney Parker, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of romance, betrayal and changing alliances - nobody in Sanditon is quite as they seem. Discover the world Jane Austen left behind and meet the characters brought to the page by Kate Riordan. Every coastal town has its secrets - but Sanditon has more than most!
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  • How Do You Like Me Now?

    Holly Bourne

    Product Code: BPXIJ
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    A Stylist Must-Read & a Red Magazine Best Book of 2018 'Funny, real and heartbreaking. I haven't been this obsessed with a book in years.' LUCY VINE 'Gave me all of the feelings...this generation's Bridget Jones.' CARMEL HARRINGTON *** 'Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.' Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey? There's no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. She's inspired millions of women to stick two fingers up at convention with her bestselling memoir, and she has the perfect relationship to boot. But Tori Bailey has been living a lie. Everyone around her is getting married and having babies, but her long-term boyfriend won't even talk about getting engaged. And when her best friend Dee - her plus one, the only person who understands the madness - falls in love, suddenly Tori's in terrifying danger of being left behind. When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path. It's time for Tori to practice what she's preached, but the question is: is she brave enough? The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties. *** What authors are saying about How Do You Like Me Now?: 'Smart, witty and perceptive. Razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception' Lucy Diamond 'Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute. Kept me guessing (and hoping) to the last page' Roisin Meaney 'Sublime, perfectly observed' Laura Jane Williams What reviewers are saying: 'I f***king love this book. I was not expecting to feel so understood. I had to stop every page to fire off a quote to my best friend.' - Netgalley, 5 stars 'This book is everything - I was hooked from page one.' - Netgalley, 5 stars 'A laugh-out-loud read you will not want to put down... funny, relatable, honest and extremely addictive. 5***** 10/10' - Waterstones reviewer 'This book. It's given me so many feelings I don't even know where to start.' - Netgalley, 5 stars 'A very important book... Authentic, Raw and Validating. There were times that I felt Holly had climbed into my mind.' - Netgalley, 5 stars 'I can't get over how much I loved and appreciated this book... I needed to read this so badly. Holly speaks for me completely. The late-twenties/thirty-something's Cat Person.' - Netgalley, 5 stars
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  • Her Mother's Secret

    Rosanna Ley

    Product Code: BPWCP
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    Set in the gorgeous surroundings of Brittany, Rosanna Ley's Her Mother's Secret is a heart-warming contemporary tale that will appeal to readers who enjoy Veronica Henry and Santa Montefiore.

    Colette is living on the Cornish coast when she hears about her mother Thea's failing health and realises that the time has come for her to go home. But can Colette ever forgive Thea for her past mistakes?
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  • A Country Escape

    Katie Fforde

    Product Code: BMHEH
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    Described as a 'modern-day Austen' by Red magazine, Katie Fforde's bestselling books are always wonderfully warming and full of romance. A Country Escape is another fine read that will delight her fans.

    Despite knowing nothing about the work involved, Fran's always wanted to be a farmer. Her dream is about to come true so she enlists her best friend and a very wealthy neighbour to help out. But is he more interested in the farm or Fran?
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  • Come a Little Closer

    Karen Perry

    Product Code: CBZND
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    THE MUST-READ PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GIRL UNKNOWN & YOUR CLOSEST FRIEND FRIEND. NEIGHBOUR. KILLER? Leah's new to Wyndham Park. Lonely and suffering from insomnia, she befriends her upstairs neighbour Anton. Anton has only recently returned to the street and is lonely too. He's been gone for nineteen years - but he hasn't told Leah the reason why. That nineteen years ago he was imprisoned for killing his wife. A wife who looked a bit like Leah . . . Was he wrongly convicted? Or is Leah befriending a killer intent on luring her closer and closer? Praise for Karen Perry 'Like Gone Girl . . . it's the most gripping thing I've read for ages' Evening Standard 'A brilliant binge-read thriller with a real roller coaster of an ending' Heat 'If you're a fan of menacing psychological thrillers that chill to the bone, this book is for you' Sunday Independent 'Genuinely surprising' Guardian
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  • The Bad Fire (Bob Skinner series, Book 31)

    Quintin Jardine

    Product Code: CBYRS
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    The gritty new mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, set in Edinburgh and the Scottish countryside; not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame. Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia. And Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions . . . What readers are saying about Quintin Jardine's gripping mysteries: 'I would recommend anyone new to the series to give yourself a treat and read them all!!' 'I have given this book five stars because of the ingenious plot, the excellence of the narrative and, after quite a number of years, Quintin Jardine is still producing superb crime fiction' 'A fantastic gripping read and I didn't want to put it down' 'As always Mr Jardine had me hooked from the first chapter to the very end'
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  • Daughter of the Tigris

    Muhsin Al-Ramli

    Product Code: CBRXA
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    The follow-up to the internationally acclaimed The President's Gardens On the sixth day of Ramadan, in a land without bananas, Qisma leaves for Baghdad with her husband-to-be to find the body of her father. But in the bloodiest year of a bloody war, how will she find one body among thousands? For Tariq, this is more than just a marriage of convenience: the beautiful, urbane Qisma must be his, body and soul. But can a sheikh steeped in genteel tradition share a tranquil bed with a modern Iraqi woman? The President has been deposed, and the garden of Iraq is full of presidents who will stop at nothing to take his place. Qisma is afraid - afraid for her son, afraid that it is only a matter of time before her father's murderers come for her. The only way to survive is to take a slice of Iraq for herself. But ambition is the most dangerous drug of all, and it could just seal Qisma's fate. Translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren REVIEWS FOR THE PRESIDENT'S GARDENS 'Though firmly rooted in its context, The President's Gardens' concerns are universal. It is a profoundly moving investigation of love, death and injustice, and an affirmation of the importance of dignity, friendship and meaning amid oppression. Its light touch and persistent humour make it an enormous pleasure to read' Robin Yassin-Kassab, Guardian. The President's Gardens evokes the fantastical, small town feel of One Hundred Years of Solitude Tom Gordon, Financial Times 'No author is better placed than Muhsin Al-Ramli, already a star in the Arabic literary scene, to tell this story. I read it in one sitting' Hassan Blasim, winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
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  • Your Truth or Mine?

    Trisha Sakhlecha

    Product Code: CBRTM
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    Your Truth or Mine? is a debut psychological suspense title by Trisha Sakhlecha about the breakdown of a marriage, perfect for fans of Erin Kelly's He Said/She Said and Lisa Jewell's Then She Was Gone. At their wedding Mia and Roy Kapoor promised to love and cherish each other. Whilst not perfect, their marriage is sacred and their commitment absolute. But a knock at the door changes everything when Roy is questioned over the disappearance of a young woman. As Roy and Mia's life unravels, they must question everything they know about each other if their marriage is to survive. But what if the real truth is not what they, or you, think?
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  • It All Adds Up

    Saul Bellow

    Product Code: CBRFS
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    "Sentence by sentence, page by page, Bellow is simply the best writer we have." -The New York Times Book Review In It All Adds Up, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow takes readers on a brilliantly insightful journey through literary America over a forty-year period. In sentence after sentence, page after page, readers are offered brilliant perceptions and unusual insights into everyday life in America and the life of the mind. Moving from political figures like Roosevelt and Khrushchev to artists like Mozart, Dostoevsky, and John Cheever, from New York and Chicago to Paris-and including the deeply personal "Autobiography of Ideas"-Bellow, with great humor and wisdom, records the enduring thoughts and opinions of a lifetime of observation, thoughts that speak to us with renewed energy for our times.
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  • Station Jim

    Louis de Bernieres

    Product Code: CBRCD
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    A heartwarming tale about a mischievous dog who works on the steam trains. Beautifully illustrated, it is the perfect gift. One day in autumn, in the days when all the trains were driven by steam, a railway guard found something abandoned on a train... Mr Ginger Leghorn is used to collecting up umbrellas and other lost property but he's never found an abandoned puppy on his train before. He has no intention of keeping it but his five children - Alfie, Arthur, Beryl, Sissy and Albert - have other ideas and Jim is soon a much-loved, but often disruptive, member of the family. Whether it's his feud with the cat, getting stuck in rabbit-holes, accidentally going to sea, accompanying the children to school or carol singing at Christmas, Jim has a knack of making himself the centre of attention. This little black and tan puppy with its small bright eyes and very waggy rump becomes something of a hero in his town, and even catches the eye of the King himself. Station Jim is a story for both children and adults and includes delightful pictures by celebrated illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.
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  • How to Play Dead

    Jacqueline Ward

    Product Code: CBRCA
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    She's watching over them. And he's watching her... Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre of her family. And the manager of a refuge for women whose partners have driven them out of their own homes. But one night, with her husband away, Ria receives a terrifyingly sinister message. Someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her. She knows what she should do - seek help, just like she tells her clients to. But Ria is the help. As events escalate, and terror takes hold, Ria must decide whether to run or hide...
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  • The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break

    Steven Sherrill

    Product Code: CBRBB
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    Five thousand years after leaving the Cretan Labyrinth, the Minotaur - or M as he is known to his colleagues - is working as a line chef at Grub's Rib in Carolina, keeping his horns down, trying in vain to put his past behind him. He leads an ordered lifestyle in a shabby trailer park where he tinkers with cars, writes and re-writes to-do lists and observes the haphazard goings on around him. Outwardly controlled, M tries to hide his emotional turmoil as he is transported deeper into the human world of deceit, confusion and need.
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  • This Is Yesterday

    Rose Ruane

    Product Code: CBRAU
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    'This Is Yesterday is a song for the outsiders, a hymn to the suburban misfits. Here the tensions and oddness of lower-middle class family life are explored in poetic detail . . . A voice of hope for those who boldly follow their own creative path from adolescence to middle age' Benjamin Myers, author of The Offing Alone and adrift in London, Peach is heading into her mid-forties with nothing to show for her youthful promise but a stalled art career and the stopgap job in a Mayfair gallery that she's somehow been doing for a decade. She is too smart and independent to believe her unhappiness will be cured by a relationship and a baby, too lonely to break her cycle of drunken hook ups and nervous breakdowns. She is too young to feel this tired, and far too old to feel this lost. When Peach is woken one night with news that her father, who has Alzheimer's disease, is in intensive care, she can no longer outrun the summer of secrets and sexual awakenings that augured twenty-five years of estrangement from her family. Now, as they all gather in the hospital, past and present collide, forcing Peach to confront the consequences of her actions - and inactions - throughout the years. This Is Yesterday is a story of a woman's relationship with her art, her body and desires, her memories, herself. It is a story of beginning, ending and becoming.
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  • The Lost Child

    Caryl Phillips

    Product Code: CBRAH
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    It is the 1960s. Isolated from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, Monica Johnson raises her sons in the shadow of the wild Yorkshire moors. But when her younger son Tommy, a loner who is bullied at school, disappears, the family bond is demolished - with devastating consequences. Deftly intertwined with this modern narrative is the story of the ragged childhood of Emily Bronte's Heathcliff, one of literature's most enigmatic lost boys. Recovering the mysteries of the past to illuminate the predicaments of the present, The Lost Child is an exquisite novel about exile, freedom and what it is to belong.
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  • Pianos and Flowers

    Alexander McCall Smith

    Product Code: CBQZZ
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    In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. What must have it like to be them? We hold our breath for them. Our heart beats faster for them. We look again at the photograph in a new light, and say Yes, it might have happened just like that. This journey of exploration takes us to some exotic places. We share the lives of three sisters, brought up in Penang. We read of what happened to them, and to their Chinese neighbours caught in the tides of war. We see a group of small boys in a Glasgow slum, their young lives stunted by poverty, and hear how life worked out in contrasting ways for them. We follow a young woman's search for love in the unlikely realm of Egyptian antiquities. And through all of these photographs, and all of these stories, there runs the same refrain: the possibilities of love, of friendship, of happiness lie before us. There are big stories in these simple pictures. At first glance the photographs may seem unexceptional: the mere freezing of a moment in time. But delve deeper and you will realise that these photographs speak volumes.
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  • The Sleepover

    Samantha King

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    *THE TOP TEN EBOOK BESTSELLING AUTHOR* It was meant to be the best night of her son's life . . . Was it his last? Izzy is thrilled when her shy, 12-year-old son is invited for his first sleepover. Nick has spent years being isolated and picked on; he deserves a night of fun and friendship. But Izzy is also nervous: it's a year to the day since bullies put Nick in hospital. She drops him off at his new best friend's house with mixed feelings. Arriving to collect him the following morning, her worst fears come true . . . Nick isn't there. Who has taken her son? And will she ever get him back? A gripping and emotional psychological thriller perfect for fans of Karen Cole's Deliver Me, Lesley Kara's The Rumour and Nuala Ellwood's Day of the Accident. From the Top Ten ebook bestselling author of The Choice. Praise for Samantha King 'Taunt, tense and very clever' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Last Seen Alive 'Exceptional . . . A first class, gripping triumph' Claire Allan, bestselling author of Her Name Was Rose 'Astonishing . . . utterly unputdownable' Karen Dionne, bestselling author of Home 'Nail-biting' Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins 'I raced through it . . . It is BRILLIANT!' Lisa Hall, author of The Party 'Tense, gripping, emotional, shocking, mind-twisting' Alex Caan, author of First to Die 'Completely gripping . . . had me glued to the pages' Jenny Oliver, author of The House We Called Home 'Draws you right in from the first page . . . packs a devastating emotional punch' Eleanor Moran, author of Too Close to Comfort
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  • Sudden Traveller

    Sarah Hall (Author)

    Product Code: CBQXR
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    WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER OF AN O.HENRY PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION The seven stories of Sudden Traveller immerse us anew in one of the most distinctive literary imaginations. In Turkish forests or rain-drenched Cumbrian villages, characters walk, drive, dream and fly, trying to reconcile themselves with their journey through life and death. A woman fitted with life-changing technology returns to the site of her strongest memories; a man repatriated in the near east hears the name of an old love called and must unpack history's suitcase; and from the new world-waves of female anger and resistance, a mythical creature evolves. Radical, charged with a transformative creative power, each of these stories opens channels in the human mind and spirit, as Sarah Hall once more invites the reader to stand at the very edge of our possible selves. Praise for Madame Zero: 'So fearsomely excellent it almost hurt to read. Truly the best collection I've come across in a decade.' Wells Tower 'These stories leave the reader unsettled, thrilled, and changed ... Marvellous.' Jon McGregor 'I can't praise it highly enough.' David Mitchell 'Astonishing: humane yet otherworldly, disturbing, sexy and strange. The woman is a genius.' Jessie Burton 'Hall's stories are vixen-shaped: urban and rural, feral and natural, female and stinky, beautiful and tough ... Exceptional, compelling, frightening and authentic.' Guardian 'Stunning ... Each of these brilliant stories is a leap into a dark, mysterious void that ultimately reveals glittering terrors therein.' Independent 'An edgy, sensuous, and immediate writer of striking power and grace.' Sunday Times
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