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Val McDermid
Splinter The Silence
Psychological profiler Tony Hill is trained to see patterns, to decode the mysteries of human behaviour. When he comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Similar circumstances, different deaths. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Former DCI Carol Jordan has her own demons to confront. But with lives at stake, she and Tony begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer – someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose...
Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Series
Contains a bonus short story, Guilt Trip
“So gripping it puts your life on hold.” THE TIMES “McDermid remains unrivalled... Brilliant.” THE OBSERVER
Thriller 462pp
Louise Millar
City Of Strangers
Grace Scott returns from her honeymoon with her new husband, Mac, to find a man lying dead in their new Edinburgh flat. They don't know who he is or where he came from, and the mystery of his identity remains unsolved. Then, three months later, Grace finds a note tucked inside one of her wedding gifts that sends her on a journey to discover what really happened in her flat – a journey that becomes more dangerous, the closer she comes to the truth. And what she discovers will change her life...
“I really loved it. It does a really exciting thing, which is to take us from domestic noir to international paced, full of heart...” JULIA CROUCH
“Exciting and impossible to put down – this beautifully-written thriller is packed full of danger, surprises and a heroine to root for.”
Tom Michell
The Penguin Lessons
Set against Argentina's turbulent
years following the collapse of the
corrupt Perónist regime, this is the
story of Juan Salvador the penguin,
rescued by English schoolteacher
Tom Michell from an oil slick in
Uruguay just days before a new
term. When the bird refuses to leave
Tom's side, the young teacher has no
choice but to smuggle it across the
border, through customs, and back
to school. Whether it's as the rugby
team's mascot, the housekeeper's
confidant, the host at Tom's parties,
or the most flamboyant swimming
coach in world history, Juan Salvador
transforms the lives of all he meets
– in particular, one homesick
schoolboy. As for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other...
Featured on BBC Radio 2 Book Club
“Fantastic, fantastic – I have been glued to The Penguin's so good. A magical story.”
“Entrancing...the writing is a delight, the story itself so touching that I didn't want it to end. I really loved this book.” MICHAEL BOND
N/F: Memoir 258pp
Neil Smith
When Oliver 'Boo' Dalrymple wakes
up in heaven – a place called Town
– the eighth-grade science geek
thinks he died of a heart defect at
his school. But soon after arriving
in this hereafter reserved for dead
thirteen-year-olds, Boo discovers
he's a 'gommer', a kid who was
murdered. What's more, his killer
may also be in heaven. With help
from the volatile Johnny, a classmate
killed at the same school, Boo sets
out to track down the enigmatic
Gunboy, who cut short both their
lives. Along the way they are helped
by Thelma, a 'do-gooder', and
Esther, a trainee do-gooder. Will the
group of friends find Gunboy and
kick him out of Town, like the gommers want? Or is there more to the mystery than meets the eye?
“The literary sleeper hit of the summer... Part-mystery, part-coming- of-age story with elements of Lord Of The Flies and The Lovely Bones, it's becoming one of those word-of-mouth titles that will suddenly be everywhere... It's brave and unusual and warm and funny and heartening and heartbreaking” STYLIST
Thriller 450pp
General Fiction 372pp
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