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Nikki Owen
The Spider In The Corner Of The
Plastic surgeon Dr Maria Martinez has Asperger's. Convicted of killing a Catholic priest, she is alone, in prison, and has no memory of the murder. DNA evidence places Maria at the scene of the crime, yet she claims she's innocent. Then she starts to remember...
A strange room. Strange people. Being watched.
As Maria gets closer to the truth, she is drawn into a web of international intrigue, and must fight not only to clear her name, but also to remain alive...
The first in the Project Series
“Powerful and gripping – an adrenaline-filled thriller you won't forget.” KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS
“A powerful, penetrating and intensely different read that seizes your attention from the very first page.” LOVEREADING
Thriller 392pp
Saskia Sarginson
The Other Me
London, 1986: Klaudia is about to
start high school. She's embarrassed
by her German father, unsure of
what he may or may not have
done during the war... Nine years
later, Klaudia has given herself a
new identity, having run away from
her old life and a terrible secret
buried at the heart of her family.
Now living in Leeds, she is Eliza, a
young woman in love – with her
life as a dance student, and with
her boyfriend Cosmo. But when her mother dies and she is called home,
she can no longer deny her roots,
even if it will cost her everything.
The past has a way of staying with
you, and Eliza knows she must face
it head-on if she is to ever be truly happy...
“This enthralling read will keep you up long into the night.”
“Storytelling at its very best...set with such conviction and authenticity in a daily life that feels like it could be yours or mine. Gripping.” CECILIA EKBÄCK
Sarah Pinborough
13 Minutes
I was dead for 13 minutes. I don't remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn't an accident. And I wasn't suicidal.
Tasha Howland is popular at school,
leader of the cooler-than-cool clique
known as the Barbies. She's pretty,
smart and confident. Everybody
admires her and wants to be friends
with her...don't they? So when she is
found nearly dead in a freezing cold
river, unable to remember how she
got there, Tasha is forced to question
everything she thought she knew.
And when she asks her ex-best
friend Becca to help her uncover the
truth, the secrets and lies that ripple
to the surface become huge waves
that threaten to destroy everything in their wake...
Netflix has acquired film rights for 13 Minutes
“Moving and totally involving. I couldn't put it down.”
“It is a dark and nasty tale of jealously and manipulation...the characters are intriguingly flawed, the narrative tension bow- twangingly tight and there's an absolute belter of a twist.”
Suspense 448pp
Matt Wilven
General Fiction 440pp
General Fiction 296pp
committed to excellence 4
The Blackbird Singularity
Two years after the death of their
son, Charlie, Vince and his wife
Lydia are still struggling to come
to terms with the loss. Vince was
prescribed lithium for his stress-
induced bipolar disorder, diagnosed
after a nervous breakdown – but
the medication also makes him
feel confused and fuzzy. So when
Lydia announces she is pregnant
again, he secretly decides to quit
cold turkey. But as withdrawal
kicks in, Vince can barely hold his
life together. Somewhere between
making friends with a blackbird in
the back garden and hearing his
dead son's footsteps in the attic,
he finds himself lost and alone,
journeying through a world of chaos and darkness – completely unaware of the miracle that lies ahead...
Selected for WHSmith Travel Fresh Talent
“Wilven does a masterful job of keeping his readers as off-balance as his intense and satisfyingly off-beat examination of a man lost in a landscape of unresolved grief and his heroic fight to find his way back home.” MELISSA DECARLO

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