Its not easy being a grown-up, but at 47, Eleanor hoped shed be better at it by now.... When Eleanor waves her daughter off for a gap-year trip, she finds herself stuck as a satellite wife, spinning in faithful orbit around her domineering husband, with only her clever but judgemental father, Conrad, for comfort. Andrew isnt mastering the art of growing up, either. But when he finds his belongings dumped in bin bags on the drive, even he can see that his girlfriend is hinting he should move out. With no other options, he moves back in with his parents. Backing onto their garden lives artist Cecilia, living in chaotic clutter and dreaming of her ex-lovers, still acting like a stroppy teenager at the age of 66. Four lives are drawn together by long-buried secrets of the past, and it is time for them all to grow up...before its too late.
©2020 Claire Calman (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Paternus: Wrath of Gods is the highly anticipated follow-up to Dyrk Ashton's critically acclaimed, Amazon number-one best-selling novel Paternus: Rise of Gods and the second book in the Paternus Trilogy. "What a sequel should be - bigger stakes, bloodier action, and even more mythological madness." (Fantasy Book Critic) On the run from an ancient evil and his army of terrors straight out of myths from around the world, Fi and Zeke aid Peter in his globe-trotting quest to seek out the remaining Firstborn, uncover the enemy's plans, and gather the warriors of old for what may become the final battle in the world's oldest war. Along the way, Fi and Zeke discover they, too, have strengths of their own - though they come at a cost neither may wish to bear. "One of the greatest *bleep*ing stories I've ever read." (Booknest.eu) "Masterful and constantly entertaining." (The Fantasy Hive) "A fantastic sequel to Rise of Gods. Five starred this one right out of the gate." (Superstardrifter) "Even more action packed and entertaining than the first book." (The Nerd Book Review) "Wrath of Gods was amazing. Never a dull moment. Pure, unabashed fun." (The Fantasy Inn) "A thrilling ride that you won't soon forget." (Out of This World SFF Reviews) "Readers will be swept up in the relentless pace and finding a way to put it down is going to be a challenge." (Grimmedian) "I described Book 1 as a roller-coaster ride. Book 2 is the rocket-fueled version." (Phil Parker, author of The Knights' Trilogy)
©2018 Dyrk Ashton (P)2018 Dyrk Ashton
The long-awaited prequel to Elizabeth Chadwick's best-selling and beloved first novel The Wild Hunt. The Welsh Borders, 1069 When Ashdyke Manor is attacked, Lady Christen is forced to witness her husband's murder and the pillaging of her lands at the hands of brutal Norman invaders. It seems the pain is finally over when Miles Le Gallois, Lord of Milnham-on-Wye, calls off the attack. But he has Christen's brother under armed guard and a deal to offer: her brother's freedom for her hand in marriage. Christen finds herself hastily married into the enemy side, with her brother swearing his vengeance on her new husband. Miles and Christen's precarious union invites enemies from all sides, and when Miles is summoned for a lengthy campaign by the king, Christen is left to watch his lands. In the midst of war, two enemies must somehow learn to trust one another if they are to survive....
©2020 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK
Your secrets. Her lies. Cassie stares at the woman on her doorstep in disbelief. Just months after losing her only son, Josh, here stands a stranger claiming to be Joshs girlfriend. But its not only the woman Cassie is shocked by, its the baby nestled in Kims arms. Cassies grandchild. I know what you did. As Cassie tries to do whats best for baby Samuel, she starts to receive threatening messages from someone from her past - someone Cassie has been hiding from for a long time. Cassie is frightened that her biggest secret is about to be revealed and she will lose everything, including her precious grandson. You took everything from me. Now you need to pay. As the messages get more sinister, Cassie realizes the person behind them knows every detail about her life and she fears that she is being watched. Could Kim be the link between Cassie and the mysterious messenger? And is she in danger now that she has welcomed this woman and her baby into her home? A truly gripping pause resister that will keep you listening well into the night, The New Girlfriend is for fans of The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife, and Gone Girl.
©2020 Sheryl Browne (P)2020 Bookouture
Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, she puts aside her drab black gowns, leaving the countryside and her money-grubbing in-laws behind. With her young daughter in tow, Frances rents a home in Belgravia and prepares to welcome her sister, Lily, arriving from New York - for her first London season. No sooner has Frances begun her new life than the ghosts of her old one make an unwelcome appearance. The Metropolitan police receive an anonymous letter implicating Frances in her husband's death. Frances assures Inspector Delaney of her innocence, but she's also keen to keep him from learning the scandalous circumstances of Reggie's demise. As fate would have it, her dashing new neighbor, George Hazelton, is one of only two other people aware of the full story. While busy with social engagements on Lily's behalf, and worrying if Reggie really was murdered, Frances learns of mysterious burglaries plaguing London's elite. The investigation brings death to her doorstep, and Frances rallies her wits, a circle of gossips, and the ever-chivalrous Mr. Hazelton to uncover the truth.
©2018 Dianne Freeman (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
In the wild, windswept Welsh Marches, a noble young lord rides homewards, embittered, angry and in danger. He is Guyon, Lord of Ledworth, heir to threatened lands, husband-to-be of Judith of Ravenstow. Their union will save his lands - but they have yet to meet...for this is Wales at the turn of the 12th century. Dynasties forge and fight, and behind the precarious throne of William Rufus, political intrigue is raging. Caught amidst the violence are Judith and Guyon, bound together yet poles apart. But when a dark secret from the past is revealed and the full horror of war crashes over Guyon and Judith, they are forced to face insurmountable odds. Together...
©2008 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2016 Soundings
1140. Oliver Pascal chances upon a village raided by mercenaries and rescues the survivors: an orphaned boy, who is the illegitimate son of the old king, and a young widow named Catrin. After escorting them to Bristol Castle, they are accepted into the household of Robert of Gloucester, and while Catrin finds herself falling in love with Oliver she becomes bored with the frivolity of court life. Thus when the old midwife Etheldreda offers to teach her the secrets of her ancient art, Catrin agrees. But the midwife's life is fraught with dangers - in the shape of two men, both killers and both of whom threaten the couple's lives....
©1998 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2019 Soundings
Wallis Simpson stole the king's heart and rocked the monarchy - but she was not Edward VIII's first or only love. Before Wallis dominated his life, he adored three other women: Rosemary Leveson Gower, the girl he wanted to marry; Freda Dudley Ward, the Prince's long-term mistress; and Thelma Furness, his twice-married American lover. Each one of the three women in this book could have changed the course of history. In examining their lives and impact on the heir to the throne, Rachel Trethewey questions whether he ever really wanted to be king....
©2018 Rachel Trethewey (P)2019 Oakhill Publishing
The year is 1126. Heulwen, daughter of Welsh Marcher baron Guyon FitzMiles, has grown up with her father's ward, Adam de Lacey. There has always been a spark between them, but when Heulwen marries Ralf le Chevalier, a devastated Adam absents himself on various diplomatic missions. When Ralf is killed, Heulwen's father considers a new marriage for her with his neighbour's son, Warrin de Mortimer. Adam, recently returned to England, is determined not to lose Heulwen a second time, which places them both in great danger, because Warrin de Mortimer is not a man to be crossed, and the future of a country is at stake....
©2009 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2016 Soundings
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Lily's Secret. Aspiring actress Cordelia Beaumont is fed up of spending summer in the city. So, when the opportunity presents itself, she jumps straight on a train to pay a visit to Pencradoc - the beautiful Cornish estate where her friend Merryn works. But far from the relaxing break Cordy imagined, she soon finds herself immersed in the glamorous yet mysterious world of Victorian theatre sensation Lily Valentine. Lily was once a guest at Pencradoc, and with the help of visiting artist Matt Harker, Cordy comes to discover that the actress left far more than memories at the old house. She also left a scandalous secret....
©2020 Kirsty Ferry (P)2020 Soundings
When a comet appears in the sky over England in 1066, Ailith, a young Saxon wife, feels sure that it can only bode well. Yet within a year, Ailith's joy turns to heartache as her husband and her child are taken from her and the conquering Normans advance. Ailith's grief turns to love for a brief period with a handsome Norman invader. She bears him one daughter, but in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings she discovers a betrayal she cannot forgive.... Years later, the spirited Julitta is determined to find happiness. Her quest takes her on a pilgrimage to Compostella, to a colourful horse fair in Bordeaux, to the terrors of piracy on the open sea.
©1996 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2018 Soundings
In a time of looming war, glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Marriages and friendships stretch or break; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones; and everyone wears a mask. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby, the inventor of the horse race that bears his name, endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? Will Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumored Sapphist, be the cause of Eliza's fall from grace?
©2004 Emma Donoghue (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd
Growing old disgracefully and having a grand old time.... Billy and Dawnie may be in their 70s, but that wont stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now its Billy and Dawnies turn and a life near the sea in Devon beckons. But the residents of Margot Street (or Maggot Street as Dawnie insists on calling it), dont quite know what to make of their new neighbours. Billys loud, shiny and huge Harley Davidson looks out of place next to the safe and sensible Honda Jazz next door, and Dawnies never-ending range of outrageous wigs and colourful clothes means shes impossible to miss. As new friendships are formed and new adventures are shared, Billy and Dawnie start winning their neighbours affection. And when life teaches them all a terrible lesson, the folks of Margot Street are determined to live every day as if its their last. Judy Leigh returns with a soul-warming, rib-tickling, timeless tale of true love, true friendship and happy-ever-afters.
©2020 Judy Leigh (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Your worst nightmare just went viral.
After being involved in a severe car accident and a vicious roadside assault, Beth Jordan wakes briefly to discover a coach party of students recording the aftermath with their phones. Beth furiously attacks the crowd before being restrained and lapsing into a coma. When she wakes in hospital, Beth is horrified when shes told the video clips have been shared online and that millions of people around the world have now seen the incident. The driver of the car she collided with has vanished without trace and Beth needs the recordings to help piece together exactly what happened. But somebody is viciously murdering the owners of the clips and deleting them. What is concealed within those moments and can she find the survivors before the digital fragments of the event disappear forever?
©2014 Richard Parker (P)2014 Audible Studios
An English village can be deadly, when your past catches up with you.... In the beautiful rural Somerset village of Lower Hembrow, crammed full with English eccentrics, something is amiss.... Landscape gardener Imogen Bishop has spent the last 30 years trying to forget one fateful school night but when her estranged husband Greg Bishop is found dead in the grounds of her father's Georgian hotel, danger threatens to overwhelm her. Retired police officer Adam Hennessey, hoping for a peaceful life running his traditional Somerset country pub, finds himself drawn into the unfolding drama in the hotel across the road. Imogen, Adam and Harley the stray dog form an unlikely partnership as they try to untangle a knot of secrets, solve a murder mystery and bring a killer to justice.
©2020 Frances Evesham (P)2020 Boldwood Books
They wanted to get away from it all - but they brought it all with them. It should have been the perfect holiday: lazy days with friends in a rambling old house right on the beach. But when one family drops out and Kath invites her brother and father along instead, everything starts to unravel. All Kath wants is to have sex with her husband without a small child bursting in and demanding toast and Marmite. Her brother Rob wants to find out whether he has a hope in hell with the woman he loves. Giles wants to find a way to get closer to his daughter, while eight-year-old Anna just wants to be a mermaid. And, at the heart of it all is Miranda - beautiful, bold and baffling Miranda - who wants nothing more than to survive the week without anyone suspecting the truth....
©2021 Claire Calman (P)2021 Boldwood Books Ltd
Wimbledon, England, 1889. When Theodore Crozier is found dead the neighbourhood hopes the cause may be suicide, if only to spare further pain for both his dutiful wife, Laura, and beloved brother, Titus. However, there is more to the matter - a whisper of murder.... Inspector John Joseph Lintott of Scotland Yard is sent in to investigate, and the further he delves into the mystery the more tangled it becomes. Is Laura the pious, meek wife she appears to be? Could the rumours be true about her unnatural relationship with Titus? Was Theodore Crozier murdered by someone in his household?
©1973 Jean Stubbs (P)2019 Oakhill Publishing
While watching the opera at La Fenice, Nancy Tremayne is shocked to see a woman fall to her death. But how did this tragedy occur? Newlywed Nancy is accompanying her art professor husband, Leo, on a work trip. As she explores Italys beautiful city on the water, she is increasingly compelled to uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding the womans death. Leo is adamant it was an accident but his assistant, Archie, reluctantly helps Nancy. Nancys determination to reveal the facts puts her in harms way more than once. As she learns more about Venices secrets she realises she may be forced to make a choice - the truth, or her life?
©2019 Merryn Allingham (P)2020 Soundings
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Escape to the Little Chateau. Amy Carter is determined to make Bellefontaine, her farmhouse hotel in the French countryside, a success. Of course, theres the time and money shes put in to making it beautiful, but she also has something to prove - particularly to people like Fabien Coste. Fabien is the owner of the nearby château, and he might just be the most arrogant, patronising man Amy has ever met...unfortunately, hes also the most handsome. But as rumours circulate in the local community, Amy quickly sees the less idyllic side of life at Bellefontaine. Could Fabien be the man to help prevent her Provençal dream from turning into a nightmare?
©2020 Marie Laval (P)2020 Soundings
A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother. As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren numbered over 30, and to maintain and increase British royal power, she was determined to maneuver them into a series of dynastic marriages with the royal houses of Europe. Yet for all their apparent obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, fueled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Victoria's matchmaking plans were further complicated by the tumultuous international upheavals of the time: revolution and war were in the air, and kings and queens, princes and princesses were vulnerable targets. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations, and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged. At the heart of it all is Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined Queen Empress the next.
©2017 Deborah Cadbury (P)2018 Hachette Audio
An Adepta Sororitas novel. In the wake of the war for Ophelia VII, Battle-Sister Evangeline of the Order of Our Martyred Lady embarks on a crusade into the darkness that lies beyond the Great Rift, seeking vengeance and revelation, but surviving the journey will only be the first and most simple test of her faith. Listen to It Because: Delve into Imperium Nihilus with a tale of faith and fury that looks at the nature of the Adepta Sororitas and their place in the new Dark Imperium. The Story: With the birth of the Cicatrix Maledictum the Imperium of Mankind suffers as never before. Conflict and corruption is rife on every front and precious little hope remains, save for those who hold to their faith when faced with destruction.... Denied a martyrs death during the battle for Ophelia VII, Sister Evangeline of the Order of Our Martyred Lady is blessed with a new and grave duty: to embark on a pilgrimage beyond the Great Rift to recover a precious and powerful artefact - the Shield of Saint Katherine. Accompanied by the enigmatic Inquisitor Ravara, who seeks her own closure in the veiled regions beyond the Rift, Evangeline must find a way to bear the weight of this unasked-for destiny if she and her Sisters are to succeed in restoring a fragment of light to this new dark Imperium. Written by Rachel Harrison.
©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited
Without Churchill's inspiring leadership, Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife, Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'. Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the home front earned her deep respect. Now Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union.
©2016 Sonia Purnell (P)2016 Oakhill Publishing
Decades of spiralling drug resistance have unleashed a global antibiotic crisis. Ordinary infections are untreatable, and a scratch from a pet can kill. A sacrifice is required to keep the majority safe: no one over 70 is allowed new antibiotics. The elderly are sent to hospitals nicknamed The Waiting Rooms, hospitals where no one ever gets well. Twenty years after the crisis takes hold, Kate begins a search for her birth mother, armed only with her name and her age. As Kate unearths disturbing facts about her mothers past, she puts her family in danger and risks losing everything. Because Kate is not the only secret that her mother is hiding. Someone else is looking for her, too.
©2020 Eve Smith (P)2021 Isis Publishing Ltd
Libby Forest is hot on the trail of the killer when disaster strikes closer to home. The sudden death of an elderly volunteer at Dunster Castle rocks the Castles ancient calm to its core, leaving members of the local History Society devastated. When the finger is pointed at a fellow volunteer, his wife, Margery, fears her husband of 40 years may be the killer. Libby Forest, in partnership with Max Ramshore and their two much-loved dogs, Bear and Shipley, is determined to find the castle killer - no matter who it may be. Quirky characters, dogs, cake and gossip abound in this Exham on Sea Murder Mystery, set in a charming English seaside town of Exham on Sea - an audiobook for listeners who love Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries, cosy crime, dogs, cake and chocolate.
©2020 Frances Evesham (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Renard, heir to Ravenstow, is a crusader in Antioch. Summoned home to his ailing father, Renard brings Olwen with him, an exotic dancing girl whose sensuous beauty has ensnared him. Yet Renard is already betrothed to the innocent Elene. Torn between Olwen and Elene, Renard's personal dilemma is set against a background of increasing civil strife as Ranulf of Chester, his greedy neighbour, strives to snatch his lands. When Renard is taken prisoner at the Battle of Lincoln, his fate is placed in the hands of the two women - his former mistress, now in the bed of his deadliest enemy, and his determined yet inexperienced wife, protecting his lands against terrible odds....
©2010 Elizabeth Chadwick (P)2017 Soundings
A joke? A prank? Or something more sinister? When the Exham-on-Sea residents are targeted by anonymous emails containing apparently harmless nursery rhymes, no one knows whether to laugh or shudder until an unexplained death touches the town. Libby Forest, baker, chocolatier and Exhams very own resident private investigator, alongside her partner Max Ramshore, set out to solve the puzzle before more people die. But when Maxs ex-wife arrives on the scene, ahead of Max and Libby's long-awaited nuptials, things go from bad to worse. With the town and their relationship under threat, Max and Libby need the help of the Exham History Society if they're going to find the nursery rhyme killer in time. Murder at the Gorge is the seventh in a series of Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries set at the small English seaside town full of quirky characters, sea air and gossip. If you love Agatha Christie-style mysteries, cosy crime, clever dogs and cake, then you'll love these intriguing whodunnits.
©2020 Frances Evesham (P)2020 Boldwood Books
University professor Nina is at a turning point. Her work seems increasingly irrelevant, her doctor husband is never home, relations with her difficult daughter are strained and their beautiful house is scheduled for demolition. When her daughter decides to move into another house they own, things take a very dark turn. The young woman living there disappears, leaving her son behind, the day after Nina and her daughter pay her a visit. With few clues, the police enquiry soon grinds to a halt, but Nina has an inexplicable sense of guilt. She begins her own investigation, but as she pulls on the threads of the case, it seems her discoveries may have very grave consequences for her and her family.
©2019, 2020 Agnes Ravatn, Translation Rosie Hedger (P)2020 Isis Publishing Ltd
Sentenced to death for a simple confidence trick, Mary Jebb escapes the gallows...but her reprieve is harsh: seven years in the unforgiving penal colony of Botany Bay. Yet Mary is determined not to be forgotten, sending two pennies, engraved with a promise, to the two men who sealed her fate. Timid artist Grace Moore jumps at the opportunity to marry handsome gentleman Michael Croxon - happy if only to get away from her drunken father. But when Grace takes on a new cook, the two penny heart love tokens reveal she is tied to a world she didn't know existed...a world of deceit, double crossing, revenge and murder.
©2015 Martine Bailey (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Little Pink Taxi.
Rosalie Heart is a well-known face in Irlwick - well, if you drive a bright pink taxi and your signature style is a pink anorak, youre going to draw a bit of attention! But Rosalies company, Love Taxis, is more than just a gimmick - for many people in the remote Scottish village, its a lifeline. Which is something that Marc Petersen will never understand. Marcs ruthless approach to business doesnt extend to pink taxi companies running at a loss.
On the face of it Marc and Rosalie should loathe each other, but what they didnt count on was somebody playing cupid....
©2018 Marie Laval (P)2019 Soundings
Shauna Vincent has just learned that the job she set her heart on has gone to a well-connected rival. Devastated, she accepts an offer from an old family friend, and soon Shauna is deep in the French countryside with endless hours to explore the magical landscape around her. But can the charming Laurent de Chemignac, owner of the local chateau, help her untangle the secret that this little French castle amongst the vines might be hiding?
©2015 Natalie Meg Evans (P)2020 Oakhill
Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart - and only they can stop it. Sunday Times best-selling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut best seller, Lady of Hay. Hay-on-Wye, 1400. War is brewing in the Welsh borders. Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer playing a dangerous game, playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between Welsh princes and English lords. For 200 years the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend talks of. In the walls of Sleeper's Castle, Catrin finds herself caught in the middle of a doomed war as she is called upon to foretell Wales' destiny. And what she sees is blood and war coming closer.... Hay, 2015. Miranda has moved to Sleeper's Castle to escape and grieve. Slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But every time she closes her eyes, her dreams become more vivid. And she makes a connection with a young girl who's screaming, who's reaching out...whom only Miranda can help. Is she losing herself to time?
©2016 Barbara Erskine (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Kate Flynn, 43, has given up her university career to come home and look after her mother in Firenze, their big house by a lake in Cardiff. When Kate meets her old friend David Roberts, she begins to obsess about him: she knows it's because she's bored, but she can't stop.David is married, rational, and dependable: the last type to want an affair. David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks, though, so he takes refuge in Firenze, where he can talk to Kate about music. But David's 17-year-old son Jamie is also drawn to the old house full of books and history. More like Kate than his father is, bookish and clever, he wants to find out all about life from her....Tessa Hadley's intricate, graceful novel explores the tangled web of connections between parents and children, lovers and friends. The past casts its long shadows in the present; men and women, who were once confident they knew themselves, learn to attend to the changes unfolding inside them.
©2009 Tessa Hadley (P)2009 Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition Holly's Christmas Secret. Its almost Christmas at the Pencradoc estate in Cornwall, which means that, as usual, tea room owner Sorcha Davies is baking up a festive storm. And this year Sorcha is hoping her mince pies will be going down a treat at The Spirit of Christmas Past exhibition being organised at the house by new local antiques dealer Locryn Dyer. But as Locryn and Sorcha spend more time together, they begin to uncover a very special story of Christmas past that played out at Pencradoc more than a century before, involving a certain Lady Holly Sawyer, a festive dinner party and a magical secret encounter with a handsome author....
©2020 Kirsty Ferry (P)2020 Soundings
Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year, Arrest Me, for I Have Run Away is a stunning short story collection on human nature and identity. Stevie Davies' latest work, it is bound to captivate and charm the listener.
©2017 Stevie Davies (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of A Secret Rose. Merryn Burton is excited to travel down to Cornwall to start her first big job for the London art dealers she works for. But as soon as she arrives at Pencradoc, a beautiful old mansion, she realises this will be no ordinary commission. Not only is Pencradoc filled with fascinating and possibly valuable artwork, it is also owned by the Penhaligon brothers - and Merryns instant connection with Kit Penhaligon could be another reason why her trip suddenly becomes a whole lot more interesting. But the longer Merryn stays at Pencradoc the more obvious it is that the house has a secret, and a long-forgotten Rose might just hold the key....
©2019 Kirsty Ferry (P)2019 Soundings
Having married once for love and been abandoned by her husband, Ellen is determined that her second marriage will be for money. And conveniently Duncan, her divorce lawyer, is not unattractive - and hes enticingly single. But when she meets painter Matthew, Ellen has to remind herself very strongly indeed that Duncan is the man for her....
©1997 Erica James (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Bluebell's Christmas Magic. Cassie Bell is used to mess. Her cleaning business, Bluebell Cleaning, is well known in the Cumbrian village of Red Moss. However, now its almost Christmas and Cassie has a slightly messier situation to deal with than shes used to. Shes been hired to help Stefan Lambert, an injured army helicopter pilot whos staying at the local Belthorn Manor whilst he recovers. Stefan resents Cassies interference and is definitely not looking for Christmas cheer. But Cassie prides herself on sparkling surfaces - so, can she bring some festive sparkle to Stefans life too?
©2019 Marie Laval (P)2019 Soundings
In this brilliant debut, a psychologist finds herself drawn into the dark world of a serial killer - who may be closer than she thinks. Mulholland Books presents...Crossbones Yard. Ray and Marie Benson killed 13 women before they were caught, tried and imprisoned. Five of their victims were never found. Six years later psychologist Alice Quentin discovers a woman's body on the waste ground at Crossbones Yard. The wounds are horrifyingly similar to the Bensons' signature style. But who would want to copy their crimes? When Alice is called in to consult, her first instinct is to say no. She wants to focus on treating her patients, not analysing the mind of a murderer. But the body at Crossbones Yard is just the start, and the killer may already be closer than Alice knows.
©2012 Kate Rhodes (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing
England, 1087. On her sisters wedding day, Lassair meets an attractive and enigmatic stranger who brings a breath of the fascinating outside world to her backwater Fenland village. When he asks Lassair to use her unique talents to help locate a mysterious treasure, she accepts despite the dangers. But this is no ordinary treasure hunt; the object of the perilous search is 500 years old and has a terrifying power of its own
©2012 Alys Clare (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing
Already a Sunday Times best-selling author with her first novel, A Map of the Damage confirms Sophia Tobin as a rising star. This is stunning historical fiction for fans of Tracy Chevalier. London, 1941. Livy makes her way through Blitz-torn London to the Mirrormakers Club, the only place that makes her feels safe, where she finds herself drawn into the mystery of a missing diamond and torn between two men with competing claims on her. London, 1841. Charlotte is helped from the scene of an accident by a man who shows her a building he is working on and whose kindness unlocks a hope she has long kept buried. But that man is not her husband. Two women, a century apart, united by one place: the Mirrormakers Club. A building which holds echoes of past loves and hates and hides the darkest of secrets in its foundations.
©2020 Sophia Tobin (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK
Getting inside the mind of a killer isn't for the faint of heart.... A cold case and a series of drownings present forensic psychologist Alice Quentin with a terrifying mystery in an audiobook perfect for fans of Nicci French. Jude Shelley, the daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, was assaulted and left for dead in the river Thames. Her attacker was never caught. A year later forensic psychologist Alice Quentin is asked to reexamine the case. Then another body is found: an elderly priest, washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist. Alice is certain that the Shelleys are hiding something - and that there will be more victims unless she can persuade them to share what they know. The Thames has always been a site of violent sacrifice. And Alice is about to learn that some people still believe in its power.
©2015 Kate Rhodes (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Alice Quentin returns to tackle a series of murders in the Square Mile in the thrilling sequel to Crossbones Yard. The first death looked like a suicide. But someone had tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into the banker's pocket - before pushing him in front of a Tube. A killer is stalking the Square Mile, an avenging angel intent on punishment. But why these victims? What were their sins? Psychologist Alice Quentin swore she'd never get involved with police work again. Her duty is to the living, not the dead. But she owes detective Don Burns a favour, and when he comes begging for help, how can she refuse? In order to find the murderer, Alice and Don must dig deep into the toxic heart of the city. A place where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent.
©2013 Kate Rhodes (P)2013 Oakhill Publishing
Getting inside the mind of a killer isn't for the faint of heart.... Alice Quentin faces her most terrifying challenge yet in this chilling novel, perfect for fans of Nicci French. The girl was lying on the steps of the Foundling Museum, dressed all in white. Four girls have disappeared in North London. Three are already dead. Britain's most prolific child killer, Louis Kinsella, has been locked up in Northwood high-security hospital for over a decade. Now more innocents are being slaughtered, and they all have a connection to his earlier crimes. Psychologist Alice Quentin is doing research at Northwood. She was hoping for a break from her hectic London life, but she'll do anything to help save a child - even if it means forming a relationship with a charismatic, ruthless murderer. But Kinsella is slow to give away his secrets, and time is running out for the latest kidnap victim, who is simply trying to survive....
©2014 Kate Rhodes (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing