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Fiona Barton
The Widow
Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she ever wanted: her Prince Charming. But then everything changed. The newspapers found a new name for Glen: MONSTER, they shrieked. Jean was married to a man accused of the unimaginable. And as the years ticked by, with no sign of the little girl he had been suspected of taking, their lives were constantly splashed across the front pages. But now Glen is dead, and Jean is alone for the first time – free to tell her own story on her own terms...
“If you liked Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train, you might want to pick up The Widow by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful.”
“The ultimate psychological thriller. Barton carefully unspools this dark, intimate tale of a terrible crime... The ending totally blew me away.” LISA GARDNER
Thriller 402pp
Carys Bray
The Museum Of You
Clover Quinn was a surprise. She
used to imagine she was the good
kind, but now she's not so sure.
She'd like to ask Dad about it,
but growing up in the saddest
chapter of someone else's story
is difficult... Darren has done his
best. He's studied his daughter
like a seismologist on the lookout
for waves, and surrounded her
with everything she might want
– everything he can think of, at
least – to be happy... What Clover
wants is answers. This summer, she
thinks she can find them in the
second bedroom, which is still full
of her mother's belongings. What
she's looking for is essence – an
undiluted collection of things that will tell the full story of her mother, her father, and who she is going to be...
“Wonderfully honest and moving...” THE TIMES
“The Museum Of You had me laughing, weeping and reading late
into the night...poignant and uplifting...” STYLIST
General Fiction 402pp
Emma Beddington
We'll Always Have Paris
Trying And Failing To Be French
As a bored, moody teenager, Emma
Beddington came across a copy of
French Elle in the library of her
austere Yorkshire school. As she
turned the pages, full of philosophy,
sex and lipstick, she realized that
her life had one purpose only: she
needed to be French. And so she
did a French exchange – albeit in
Casablanca; and she studied French
history at university, spending the
holidays in France with her French
boyfriend. Eventually, after a family
tragedy, she found herself living in
Paris with the same French boyfriend
and two half-French children. Her
dream had come true – but would reality match up? Gradually Emma realized that she might have found Paris, but what she really needed to find was home...
“Tender, funny, sad, and brutally honest, I devoured this book like I would have eaten Parisian patisserie. I loved every page (as did my husband!).” JOJO MOYES
“I loved Emma Beddington's funny, poignant memoir, which made me laugh – and cry.” NINA STIBBE
N/F:Memoir 372pp
Andrea Carter
Treacherous Strand
A woman's body washes up on a
remote beach on the Inishowen
peninsula. Partially clothed, with a
strange tattoo on her thigh, she is
identified as Marguerite Etienne,
a French woman who has been
living in the area. Solicitor Benedicta
'Ben' O'Keeffe is consumed by guilt;
Marguerite was her client. Disturbed
by what appears to be chilling local
indifference to the death, Ben
uncovers the woman's strange past
as a member of a French doomsday
cult, which she escaped twenty
years previously, leaving her baby
daughter behind. As Ben pieces
together the last few weeks of
Marguerite's life in Inishowen, what
she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she finds herself crossing boundaries both personal and professional to unearth local secrets long buried.
An Inishowen Mystery
“I adored this traditional crime novel...” IRISH EXAMINER
“Carter creates a real page-turner with this, her second novel, giving us a wonderfully feisty, clever and warm character in Ben.”

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