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Cecelia Ahern
The Year I Met You
Winner of the Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year
“Inspiring.” CLOSER
“We loved every single glorious morsel. Moving, real and exquisitely crafted. Do not
miss it.” HEAT
Jasmine knows two things. One,
she loves her vulnerable sister
unconditionally, and will fight
to the death to protect her from
anyone who upsets her. Two, she's
only ever been good at one thing –
her job helping business start-ups.
So when she's sacked and put on
gardening leave, Jasmine realises
that she has nothing else to fill her life. Insomnia keeps her staring out of her bedroom window, and she finds herself watching the antics of her neighbour, shock jock Matt, with more than a casual eye. On New Year's Eve Matt is also forced to take a leave of absence from work, after one of his controversial chat shows goes too far; and as the year unfolds, through moonlit nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship slowly starts to blossom...
Romance 384pp
Mike Gayle
Seeing Other People
“Gayle is officially our fave male chick-lit author, and his latest novel is a corker... A warm, witty read.” CLOSER
Father of two Joe Clarke is seventy-
eight per cent sure he's just had
an affair. After all, that is the
hopelessly attractive office intern
in bed next to him, isn't it? But
then again, if he did have an affair,
why can't he remember anything
at all about the night in question?
Mortified by his mistake, Joe vows
to be a better man. But when his
adored wife Penny puts two and
two together and leaves him, things
start to take a turn for the decidedly strange. Joe is told for a fact that he didn't have an affair after all. He just thinks he did. Which is great news...or at least it would be if the person who'd just delivered it wasn't the crisp-eating, overly-perfumed and mean-spirited ghost of his least favourite ex-girlfriend...
Josephine Cox
The Broken Man
“A born storyteller.” BEDFORDSHIRE TIMES
“Cox's talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell.”
Sometimes a damaged child becomes a broken man...
It's 1952 and Adam Carter is
seven years old, an only child
with no friends or self-confidence.
His father Edward is a bully of
a man: a successful and ruthless
businessman, he breeds fear in the
hearts of his family. Adam's mother
Peggy is too cowed to protect her
son, so his only support comes in
the shape of Phil Wallis, the school bus driver. One particular afternoon, when Adam is his last drop of the day, Phil decides to accompany him along the darkening woodland to his house – never suspecting that, as they chat innocently, in the house at the end of the track a terrible tragedy is unfolding which will change Adam's life forever...
GeneralFiction 408pp
John Harvey
Darkness, Darkness
The Charlie Resnick Series
“...I will always remember this one. Rich in wistful telling, the story holds your heart steady in a tight fist. It doesn't let you go.”
“His finest in years... This is a troubling tale that succeeds not only as a murder mystery but as a memorial to an epic struggle that pitted neighbour against neighbour.”
Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike
threatened to tear the country
apart, turning neighbour against
neighbour, husband against wife, father against son – enmities which smoulder still. Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some police tactics, had run an information-gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the strike brings Resnick out of virtual retirement and back into the front line to assist in the investigation into her murder – forcing him to confront his past in what will assuredly be his last case.
GeneralFiction 424pp
Crime 384pp
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