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MAGNA (Hardcover)
When Dilly’s husband is left unable to work, she has to make an unthinkable decision. With four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born. The Farthing family, who live at the big house, know how it feels to lose a child. They are going through their own form of horror having just lost their own daughter to measles. Despite their grief, they decide to offer Dilly a lifeline: they’ll adopt the child and employ Dilly as their maid. The consequences of this act of desperation will irrevocably change the lives of both families – and the onset of WWI even more so.
l Family Saga – 492pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4283 8
TWISTED Lynda La Plante
Marcus and Lena Fulford are the envy of their friends. Wealthy and successful, the couple, with their beautiful teenage daughter, Amy, seem content. But appearances mask a relationship almost at breaking point. Marcus’s latest business venture has failed and Amy is sent to boarding school while Lena strives to get her own career back. She remains alone in the luxurious family house as the couple divorce and they arrange joint custody of their only child. Then Amy is reported missing from school and her friend’s mother reveals that Amy was visiting her father – a fact denied by Marcus. Lena contacts the police, but DI Victor Reid fears the worst . . .
l Thriller – 636pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4284 5
Marina Pascoe
Who would imagine a little gold ring could lead to kidnap, torture and even murder? How could the curse of the Pharaohs come to Falmouth? The year is 1923 and a young Cockney woman appears in Falmouth. Inspector George Bartlett and Constable Archibald Boase think she’s harmless enough – until she and they are caught up in a seemingly endless cycle of mayhem and deceit. When a strange visitor claims to be a relative of the tragically-murdered Russian royal family, Bartlett and Boase have little time left to prevent further murders as their superintendent looms large in the background waiting to take them off the case . . .
l Mystery – 264pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4229 6
Coronation Day, 1953. In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend’s cottage and is shocked to find Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace. Molly seeks help from George, the village policeman, but no one can find Petal. The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Molly resolves to look for the missing child in the Blitz-ruined East End. She finds friendship with strangers from Cassie’s past, including with the handsome Charley. But the closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes.
l General Fiction – 444pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4280 7

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