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Charnwood
February
Rob Ewing
The Last Of Us
On a remote Scottish island, five
children are the only ones left.
Since the Last Adult died, sensible
Elizabeth has been the group
leader, testing for a radio signal,
playing teacher and keeping an
eye on Alex, the littlest, whose
insulin can only last so long. There is
'shopping' to do in the houses they
haven't yet searched, and wrong
smells to avoid. For eight-year-old
Rona, each day brings fresh hope
that someone will come back for
them, tempered by the reality of
their dwindling supplies. With no
adults to rebel against, squabbles
threaten the fragile family they
have formed. And when brothers
Duncan and Calum Ian attempt to thwart Elizabeth's leadership, it prompts a chain of events that will endanger Alex's life and test them all in unimaginable ways.
“Rob Ewing's writing is powerful, compassionate and brilliant. I absolutely loved it.” JOANNA CANNON
“Bleak, beautiful, gripping.” IAN RANKIN General Fiction 336pp
Anna Jacobs
Cinnamon Gardens
Now that Nell's three sons are
in work and becoming more
independent, she's ready to build
a new life for herself. She's been
left a house in England by an
elderly aunt, and decides to leave
Australia to start a new chapter.
On her arrival at Peppercorn Street,
Nell encounters Angus Denning,
a software engineer with an
Honourable title and a stately home
at the end of the road. Then there's
Winifred, an elderly lady who lives
alone but has made friends with
young single mum Janey. It's not
long before the quartet are firm
friends – but life doesn't always
run smoothly. Can Nell build a new
life with Angus? Will Winifred surrender her home to a greedy property developer? And who is the stalker pursuing Janey and her little girl?
N.J. Fountain
Painkiller
I cannot go on like this... I feel such
a burden to you. You are young and
can start again. You deserve that
chance. By the time you read this I
will be dead. Do not grieve for me,
for I am now without pain... Monica
Wood has been living with chronic
pain since an accident five years
ago; her days are passed in a haze
of pain and memory loss due to
her medication. Monica's husband
Dominic is her carer, but he must
go out to work since she no longer
can. On one of her good days she
finds a suicide note; a note she
doesn't remember writing – and she
begins to question everything. Who
did write the note? And if someone
tried to kill her once, what's to say they won't try again?
“Terrific, engaging, brand new. The twist, which I didn't see coming, is perfectly set up. In fact, it was forehead-smackingly clever. Monica will stay with me forever.” STEVEN MOFFAT
“...a beautifully written thriller that manages to be both devious and compulsive.” BEN AARONOVICH
Thriller 468pp
Alex Lake
After Anna
A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless. The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved. But the biggest mystery is yet to come: one week after she was abducted, their daughter is returned. She has no memory of where she has been. And this, for her mother, is just the beginning of the nightmare...
“A nail-biting psychological thriller...maintains high suspense to the very end.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“A novel that gripped me from the opening paragraph... It certainly had me wanting more... An excellent novel.”
The Peppercorn Street Series
GeneralFiction 372pp
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Thriller 414pp committed to excellence
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