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Val McDermid
Out Of Bounds
Includes a Bonus Short Story
When a teenage joyrider crashes
a stolen car, a routine DNA test
could be the key to unlocking
the mystery of a twenty-year-old
murder inquiry. Detective Chief
Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert
at solving the unsolvable. With each
cold case closed, justice is served.
So, finding the answer should be
straightforward – but it's as twisted
as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile,
Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn
to another case, one that she has
no business investigating. And as
she pieces together decades-old
evidence, she discovers the most
dangerous kind of secrets – secrets that someone is willing to kill for...
The Karen Pirie Series
“...a real cracker...” THE GUARDIAN
“Her thrillers never fail to entertain, and no exception. Another twisted treat.” HEAT
Thriller 528pp
Karen Perry
Girl Unknown
'I think you might be my father.'
When first-year student Zoë
Barry walks into Professor David
Connolly's office and tentatively
says these words, he is left reeling.
His entire family is affected by the
arrival of this stranger – his wife
Caroline, with whom he has an
increasingly fragile relationship, and
their two children Robbie and Holly.
Though no one quite knows who
Zoë is, she is soon entangled in their
lives. Yet her stories don't ring true,
and Caroline is determined to learn
if the girl is the unlucky innocent
she claims to be, or someone with
a far darker agenda. Because by
letting Zoë in, David and Caroline
aren't just leaving themselves vulnerable; they're risking the most precious thing in the world – the lives of their children...
“Girl Unknown is one of the most richly satisfying psychological thrillers...a book that hooks the reader from the first page...the tension is relentlessly dialled up to an almost unbearable level as the story unfolds.” THE IRISH INDEPENDENT
Graham Norton
The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be those of Tommy Burke – a former love of both Brid and Evelyn – the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentment, secrets and regret.
Winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book at the Irish Book Awards
Featured on Radio 2 Bookclub
“...charming...thoughtfully done...highly enjoyable.” THE GUARDIAN
“One of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel.” THE IRISH TIMES
General Fiction 312pp
Anna Quindlen
Miller's Valley
For generations, the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley, a small American town on the verge of enormous change. Mimi Miller describes her life, from the 1960s to the present, with intimacy and honesty, as though revealing it to the best friend she never had. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship, the risks of passion, loyalty and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be a place where it's just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel contented...
“Overwhelmingly moving...” THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW “A breathtakingly moving look at a family.” USA TODAY
Thriller 416pp
General Fiction 320pp
committed to excellence 4

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