Category Archives: Fresh from the Press

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife … Continue reading

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The unbearable dreamworld of Champa the driver by Chan Koonchung

SEX, LIES, AND ROCKY ROADS . Life is simple for Champa. He has a good job as a chauffeur in his hometown of Lhasa, and if his Chinese boss Plum is a little domineering, well, he can understand that – … Continue reading

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Desert God by Wilbur Smith

On the shores of the Nile, the fate of a kingdom rests in one hero’s hands. On the banks of the Nile, a hero will rise. Across the lush plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority … Continue reading

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The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson

Every love story has a dangerous twist. Tamia Brenett is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible – but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into freefall. Backed into a corner and unsure what … Continue reading

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Fives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre – Book of the Week 24-10-2014

It’s the rule always watch your fives and twenty-fives. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armour, killing everyone in the truck. A bomb inside twenty five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and twenty-fives … Continue reading

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The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer – Book of the Week 13-10-2014

Three generations of Stewart women share a deep connection to their family farm, but a secret from the past threatens to tear them apart. Widowed matriarch Maggie remembers a time when the Italian prisoners of war came to work on … Continue reading

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Losing Kate by Kylie Kaden – Book of the Week 15-09-2014

This mesmerising debut is part love story, part mystery, telling the captivating story of two lovers torn apart by tragedy and the secrets they kept of one devastating night buried all those years ago the guilt, the love and the … Continue reading

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