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MAGNA (Hardcover)
August
HARM Hugh Fraser
Acapulco 1974: Rina Walker is on assignment. Just another quick, clean kill. She wakes to discover her employer’s severed head on her bedside table, and a man with an AK-47 walking into her hotel room. After a car chase, she is captured by a Mexican drug boss who exploits her radiant beauty and ruthless expertise to eliminate an inconvenient member of the government. Notting Hill 1956: Fifteen-year-old Rina is scavenging and stealing to support her siblings and her alcoholic mother. When a local gangster attacks her younger sister, Rina murders him. Innocence betrayed, Rina faces the brutality of the post-war London underworld which teaches her the skills she needs to kill . . .
l Thriller – 330pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4476 4
MOVING ON Millie Gray
May 1945. In post-war Leith, the Anderson family must come to terms with the reality of peacetime Britain. Johnny’s hopes of a life in politics finally come true, but will his vows to remain a dutiful husband and father be kept? Peacetime is not easy for Johnny’s Polish brother-in-law Hans, either. Meanwhile nurse Kitty – Johnny’s daughter from his first marriage – gets caught up in a sensational trial when her friend Laura’s brother is accused of murder. Kitty is fascinated by the seemingly cold but eloquent prosecuting counsel – and he is bewitched by her. When they meet again four years later, will his behaviour be a barrier to a future relationship?
l Family Saga – 264pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4482 5
THE SECRET DIARY OF HENDRIK GROEN 831⁄4 YEARS OLD
Hendrik Groen
“Another year and I still don’t like old people. Me? I am 83 years old.”
Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn’t planning to be buried any time soon. Technically speaking he is . . . elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam and his Old-But-Not Dead Club. When Eefje – the woman Hendrik has always longed for – moves in, he attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious and devastating consequences.
l General Fiction – 402pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4451 1
THE PERFECT GIRL Gilly Macmillan
“One of the brightest debuts I have read this year – a visceral, emotionally charged story.”
Daily Mail
To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey – child genius, musical sensation – is perfect. Yet several years ago Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time and now she’s free. Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life. By midnight, her mother is dead. The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance, and a past that she cannot leave behind.
l Thriller – 426pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4490 0
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