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Michael Connelly
The Crossing
Harry Bosch, newly retired from
the LAPD before they could fire
him, now finds himself idling in
the slow lane, spending his days
restoring a classic 1950 Harley
instead of chasing down murder
suspects. Meanwhile, his attorney,
Mickey Haller, sues the police
department for forcing him out. But
then Mickey tells Harry about one of
his cases: a man accused of a brutal
murder, who had no connection to
the victim, and yet DNA evidence
points to his guilt. Although he has
nothing solid to support it, Mickey
can smell a set-up – and he needs
Harry to help him prove it. Though
he is reluctant at first, Harry's old
instincts soon kick in; and with the help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he finds their investigation leading them towards the police department itself...
The Harry Bosch Universe
“Intensely satisfying and featuring two of the smartest creations in modern crime fiction...” DAILY MAIL
“When Michael Connelly is on form, as he is with The Crossing, he is irresistible.” IRISH TIMES
Crime 444pp
Melissa Hill
The Hotel On Mulberry Bay
Mulberry Hotel, perched on a
clifftop above a sweeping bay, was
once the heart and soul of pretty
seaside town Mulberry Bay. Now
it needs some love and attention,
as do the Harte family who own
it. As sisters Elle and Penny Harte
reunite after years apart to face
a crisis, they are unprepared for
the reaction of their father, Ned.
He steadfastly refuses to give up
the family business, revealing that
he's given up something equally
precious once before. Startled by
their father's revelation, and with
the local community and hotel
guests right behind them, the sisters
realise they must do everything they
can to save the hotel – and their family, too, in the process...
General Fiction 414pp
Ruth Dugdall
Nowhere Girl
When Ellie goes missing on the
first day of Schueberfouer, the
police are dismissive, keen not to
attract negative attention on one
of Luxembourg's most important
events. Probation officer Cate Austin
wants a fresh start; along with her
daughter Amelia, she moves in with
her police detective boyfriend. But
when she realises just how casually
he is taking the disappearance of
Ellie, Cate decides to investigate
matters for herself. Soon she
discovers that Luxembourg has a
dark heart: due to its geographical
position, it is at the centre of a
child trafficking ring. As Cate comes
closer to finding Ellie's whereabouts,
she uncovers a hidden world, placing herself in danger not just from traffickers, but from a source much closer to home...
The Cate Austin Series
“An absolute tour de force that left me thinking for days.”
“A gripping read of every parent's nightmare.” LISA CUTTS Crime 348pp
Laura Madeleine
The Confectioner's Tale
At the famous Patisserie Clermont
in Paris, 1910, a chance encounter
with the owner's daughter has given
one young man a glimpse into a life
he never knew existed: of sweet
cream and melted chocolate, golden
caramel and powdered sugar; of
pastry light as air. But it is not just
the art of confectionery that holds
him captive, and soon a forbidden
love affair begins... Almost eighty
years later, an academic discovers
a hidden photograph of her
grandfather as a young man with
two people she has never seen
before. Scrawled on the back of the
picture are two words: 'Forgive me'.
Unable to resist the mystery, she
begins to unravel the story of two star-crossed lovers and one irrevocable betrayal...
“Mouth-watering and mysterious...a compelling read.”
“Sizzling forbidden love story set in 1900s Paris...four stars.” HEAT

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