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Pariah

21 ratings

Summary

Book one in the Bequin series. Listen to it because It's an intriguing and evocative story that shows characters you know and love through new (yet strangely familiar) eyes, forging a stunning mystery that will leave you astonished. The story In the city of Queen Mab, nothing is quite as it seems. Pariah, spy and Inquisitorial agent, Alizebeth Bequin is all of these things and yet none of them. An enigma, even to herself, she is caught between Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, former allies now enemies who are playing a shadow game against a mysterious and deadly foe. Coveted by the archenemy, pursued by the Inquisition, Bequin becomes embroiled in a dark plot of which she knows not her role or purpose. Helped by a disparate group of allies, she must unravel the secrets of her life and past if she is to survive a coming battle in which the line between friends and foes is fatally blurred.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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Follow the Stars Home

1 rating

Summary

Being a good mother is never simple: each day brings new choices and challenges. For Diane Robbins, being a devoted single mother has resulted in her greatest joy and darkest sorrow. Weeks before her daughter was born, she and her husband, Tim McIntosh, received the news that every parent fears. Tim had not reckoned on their child being anything less than perfect, and abruptly fled to a solitary existence on the sea. Diane was left with a newborn - almost alone.

It was Tim's brother, Alan, the town pediatrician, who stood by Diane and her exceptional daughter. Throughout years of waiting, watching, and caring, Alan hid his love for his brother's wife. But one of the many hard choices Diane has made is to close her heart toward any man - especially one named McIntosh. It will take a very special 12-year-old to remind them all that love comes in many forms, and can be received with as much grace as it is given.

©2000 Luanne Rice (P)2000 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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Assertive Confident Communication Skills

7 ratings

Summary

Uncover the hidden secrets of excellent communication skills - learn how to influence people, handle conflicts, be confident in any social situation, and strengthen relationships with this definitive guide to interpersonal communication. In this book, Ryan Ledger and Lisa Reynolds demystify the art of charisma and communication. This best-selling book will guide you, step-by-step, in how to develop razor-sharp communication skills. “A unique guide in regards to it actually being realistic yet incredibly effective....” (Colin Jenkison, Author) Comprehensive, insightful and full of actionable practical advice, this guide will show you how to get rid of harmful communication quirks while equipping you with tools that will help you succeed in your relationships, existing and new, work and social. “The definite guide to modern day communication skills.” (Rebecca Freeman, London Express)

©2019 Ryan Ledger (P)2019 Ryan Ledger

Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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Death over Easy

2 ratings

Summary

Restaurateur Robbie Jordan is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings to South Lick, Indiana, but the beloved event strikes a sour note when one of the musicians is murdered....   June's annual Brown County Bluegrass Festival at the Bill Monroe Music Park in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie's country store and cafe, Pans 'N Pancakes. This year, Robbie is even more excited because she's launching a new bed-and-breakfast above her shop. A few festival musicians will be among Robbie's first guests, along with her father, Roberto, and his wife, Maria.  But the celebration is cut short when a performer is found choked to death by a banjo string. Now all the banjo players are featured in a different kind of lineup. To clear their names, Robbie must pair up with an unexpected partner to pick at the clues and find the plucky killer before he can conduct an encore performance....

©2018 Edith Maxwell (P)2018 Tantor

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Christmas with the Bobby Girls

Summary

The third book in an uplifting, lively saga series centered around women entering the world of policing for the first time, set at the outbreak of the First World War. In the midst of war, can they find a reason to celebrate? 1915. Patrolling is the last thing on the minds of Women's Police Service recruits Annie, Maggie and Poppy right now, because Annie and her fiancé Richard are about to get married. She's been waiting for this day her whole life, but when it finally comes it brings only heartache and Annie doesn't know if she can go on. The influx of soldiers to the capital means that the WPS's work is more important than ever, though, and Annie's country needs her. She and the girls are posted to the bustling heart of the city and she hopes the new job will distract her from her sorrow. It certainly does that. Soon the biggest bombing raid of the war causes chaos on their patch. On top of that, Annie suspects that a group of men are forcing European refugees into prostitution and resolves to stop them by Christmas. But by the time she realises just how high up the scandal goes, she might be in too deep to get out.... The Bobby Girls Series is perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Daisy Styles and Call the Midwife.

©2020 Johanna Bell (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Permission to Screw Up

59 ratings

Summary

The inspiring, unlikely, laugh-out-loud story of how one woman learned to lead - and how she ultimately succeeded, not despite her many mistakes, but because of them. This is the story of how Kristen Hadeed built Student Maid, a cleaning company where people are happy, loyal, productive, and empowered, even while they're mopping floors and scrubbing toilets. It's the story of how she went from being an almost comically inept leader to a sought-after CEO who teaches others how to lead. Hadeed unintentionally launched Student Maid while attending college 10 years ago. Since then, Student Maid has employed hundreds of students and is widely recognized for its industry-leading retention rate and its culture of trust and accountability. But Kristen and her company were no overnight sensation. In fact they were almost nothing at all. Along the way, Kristen got it wrong almost as often as she got it right. Giving out hugs instead of feedback, fixing errors instead of enforcing accountability, and hosting parties instead of cultivating meaningful relationships were just a few of her many mistakes. But Kristen's willingness to admit and learn from those mistakes helped her give her people the chance to learn from their own screw-ups, too. Permission to Screw Up dismisses the idea that leaders and organizations should try to be perfect. It encourages people of all ages to go for it and learn to lead by acting rather than waiting or thinking. Through a brutally honest and often hilarious account of her own struggles, Kristen encourages us to embrace our failures and proves that we'll be better leaders when we do.

©2017 Kristen Hadeed (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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The Reddening

5 ratings

Summary

A gripping folk-horror thriller from the author of The Ritual One million years of evolution didn't change our nature. Nor did it bury the horrors predating civilization. Ancient rites, old deities, and savage ways can reappear in the places you least expect. Lifestyle journalist Katrine escaped past traumas by moving to a coast renowned for seaside holidays and natural beauty. But when a vast hoard of human remains and prehistoric artifacts is discovered in nearby Brickburgh, a hideous shadow engulfs her life. Helene, a disillusioned lone parent, lost her brother, Lincoln, six years ago. Disturbing subterranean noises he recorded prior to vanishing, draw her to Brickburgh's caves. A site where early humans butchered each other across 60,000 years. Upon the walls, images of their nameless gods remain. Amidst rumors of drug plantations and new sightings of the mythical red folk, it also appears that the inquisitive have been disappearing from this remote part of the world for years. A rural idyll where outsiders are unwelcome and where an infernal power is believed to linger beneath the earth. A timeless super-normal influence that only the desperate would dream of confronting. But to save themselves and those they love, and to thwart a crimson tide of pitiless barbarity, Kat and Helene are given no choice. They were involved and condemned before they knew it. The Reddening is an epic story of folk and prehistoric horrors written by Adam Nevill, the author of The Ritual, Last Days, No One Gets Out Alive, and the three times winner of the August Derleth Award for best horror novel.

©2019 Adam L. G. Nevil (P)2019 Journalstone

Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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Christmas Every Day

13 ratings

Summary

When Jenny inherits her estranged grandmother’s cottage in Sherwood Forest, she has nothing to lose - no money, no job, no friends, no family to speak of, and zero self-respect. Things can only get better....  Her grumpy but decidedly handsome new neighbour, Mack, has a habit of bestowing unsolicited good deeds on her. And when Jenny is welcomed into a rather unusual book club, life seems to finally be getting more interesting.   Instead of reading, the members pledge to complete individual challenges before Christmas: from finding new love and learning to bake to completing a daredevil bucket list. Jenny can’t resist joining in, and soon a year of friendship and laughter, tears and regrets unfolds in the most unexpected ways.  Warm, wise, funny and utterly uplifting. What one thing would you change in your life before Christmas comes around?

©2019 Beth Moran (P)2019 Boldwood Books Ltd

Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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The House Mate

Summary

The perfect life? Or the perfect lie?  When Regi moves into her new house share, she's ready for a clean slate. A new home. A new routine. A new identity.... Desperate to escape the shadow of her past that follows her everywhere she goes, Regi finds the ideal distraction in the perfect lives of others on social media.  But as innocent scrolling turns into an unhealthy obsession, Regi will soon learn that seeking perfection comes at a price....  A gripping psychological suspense from the international best-selling author of The Daughter in Law. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, K L Slater and Jackie Kabler.

©2020 Nina Manning (P)2020 Boldwood Books

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Nina Manning
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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The Secret Agent

1 rating

Summary

My name is Sylvie Duchene, and I am a dancer. There is no network. I am just a dancer. I know nothing. Please...I swear it.... An unknown location, occupied France, 1944. Dropping silently behind enemy lines, Sylvia Crichton, codename Monique, is determined to fight for the country of her birth and tear it from its Nazi stranglehold. As one of the dancers at the nightclub Mirabelle, Sylvie’s mission is to entertain the club’s German clientele and learn their secrets.  In a world of deception and lies, she can trust no one. Not even Mirabelle’s mysterious piano player, Felix...a part of the resistance or a collaborator? But despite her SOE training, nothing can prepare Sylvie for the horrors she witnesses - or the pain of losing those she grows close to undercover.... This is a gripping romance set during WW2 in occupied France for fans of Dinah Jeffries, Kate Quinn and Pam Jenoff. 

©2020 Elisabeth Hobbes (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Penitent

15 ratings

Summary

Book two in the Bequin series Alizebeth Bequin's world has been turned upside-down. Now she must choose who she will follow as Inquisitors Eisenhorn and Ravenor battle to discover the secrets at the heart of Queen Mab. Listen to it because The latest chapter in Dan Abnett's Inquisition saga is here, and it's packed with shocking twists and stunning revelations that will change the way you look at the Warhammer 40,000 universe forever. The story In the mysterious city of Queen Mab, the forces of light and darkness are locked in a murderous struggle for truth. The dedicated agents of the Holy Inquisition battle with their shadowy counterparts, the infamous Cognitae, to discover the encrypted identity of the enigmatic, all-powerful King in Yellow. Caught at the heart of this struggle is the pariah Alizebeth Bequin. Will she stand with the Inquisition or with the Cognitae that raised her? And if she chooses the Inquisition, will it be the wise but ruthless Ravenor or his rival, the denounced heretic Eisenhorn? Bequin must withstand an onslaught of angels, daemons, and even the monstrous warriors of the Traitor Legions, to unpick the greatest riddle of her life.  The beloved characters of Eisenhorn and Ravenor return, as implaccable adversaries in a novel of esoteric mystery, macabre intrigue, and vivid action, where the revelation of true identity could mean death...or might shake the Imperium to its very foundations.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Dan Abnett
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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The Bobby Girls

Summary

1914. While their men fight in France, at home in Britain women are finally seizing the opportunity to make a difference.... Maggie and her new friends Annie, Irene and Sarah come from very different backgrounds, but they've got one thing in common: they've all signed up for the Women's Police Volunteers. They can't wait to show the men just what they're made of. But soon, Maggie realises she's in over her head. Hiding her involvement with the WPV from her tyrannous father is becoming ever more difficult, and when she bumps into an old acquaintance with a big chip on his shoulder, the dangers of her new life become all too clear.... As she and the girls work to find their feet on the beat, will their friendship get her through the darkest of times? A gritty, uplifting new saga series about the first ever female police officers, set at the outbreak of the First World War - perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Daisy Styles and Call the Midwife.

©2019 Johanna Bell (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Johanna Bell
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Imperfect Women

Summary

From the author of Our Kind of Cruelty comes an enthralling, irresistible novel of psychological suspense about three women and the destructive power of buried secrets. When Nancy Hennessy is murdered, she leaves behind two best friends, an adoring husband and daughter, and a secret lover whose identity she took to the grave. Nancy was gorgeous, wealthy, and cherished by those who knew her - from the outside, her life was perfect. But as the investigation into her death flounders and her friends Eleanor and Mary wrestle with their grief, dark details surface that reveal how little they knew their friend, each other, and maybe even themselves. A gripping, immersive novel about impossible expectations and secrets that fester and become lethal, Imperfect Women unfolds through the perspectives of three fascinating women. Their enduring, complex friendship is the knot the listener must untangle to answer the question: Who killed Nancy? Imperfect Women explores guilt and retribution, love and betrayal, and the compromises we make that alter our lives irrevocably. With the wickedly sharp insights and finely tuned suspense that has drawn her comparisons to Patricia Highsmith and Paula Hawkins, Araminta Hall returns with another thought-provoking tour de force. A Macmillan Audio production from MCD

©2020 Araminta Hall (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Sleepless

1 rating

Summary

Don’t close your eyes. Don’t fall asleep. Don’t let them in.  Thea is an insomniac; she hasn’t slept more than three hours a night for years. So when an ad for a sleep trial that promises to change her life pops up on her phone, Thea knows this is her last chance at finding any kind of normal life. Soon Thea’s sleeping for longer than she has in a decade and awakes feeling transformed. So much so that at first she’s willing to overlook the oddities of the trial - the lack of any phone signal; the way she can’t leave her bedroom without permission; the fact that all her personal possessions are locked away, even her shoes. But it soon becomes clear that the trial doesn’t just want to help Thea sleep. It wants to control her sleep....  An unpauseable, gripping psychological thriller for fans of The One, Behind Her Eyes and Girl A!  

©2020 Louise Mumford (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Jazz Files

1 rating

Summary

1920. Poppy Denby, an aspiring journalist, arrives in London to look after her ailing aunt. She encourages Poppy to apply for a job at The Daily Globe, but on her first day, a senior reporter is killed and Poppy is tasked with finishing his story. It involves the mysterious death of a suffragette seven years earlier - an event some powerful people would prefer forgotten.... Through her friend Delilah, Poppy is introduced to the giddy world of London in the Roaring Twenties. Will she make it as a journalist in this fast-paced new city? And will she be able to unearth the truth before more people die?

©2015 Fiona Veitch Smith (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Not My Daughter

Summary

I told my daughter a terrible lie.... Lorna never told her 16-year-old daughter the chilling truth about her real father. But one morning, she finds Liberty missing — and realises the teenager has left to find the man she once fled from....  A heart-stopping and emotional psychological thriller from the New York Times best-selling author, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty’s The Hypnotist’s Love Story.

©2020 Suzy K Quinn (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Suzy K Quinn
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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The Weekend Away

3 ratings

Summary

Two friends go on holiday. Only one comes back. If you loved The Holiday, get ready for your new obsession.... Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all - be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away. This year, they’re off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out? But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home.... A twisty holiday listen for fans of The Holiday and Date Night.

©2020 Sarah Alderson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Sister Sister

1 rating

Summary

USA Today best-selling author of The Girl Who Lied. Alice: beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar. Clare: intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous. Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life. Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth.

©2017 Sue Fortin (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Sue Fortin
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Brighton Guest House Girls

Summary

Thea's loathsome stepbrother is trying to trick her out of her inheritance of her parents' beautiful house in the seaside town of Brighton by means of a will which Thea believes to be forged.  Anna is pregnant and grieving, her explorer fiancé lost at sea. Her violent father drives her from the family home in the backstreets of London's Bermondsey, and her fiancé's upper-class relatives cruelly reject her.  Daisy is in search of independence, running from a man she doesn't want to marry. Together the three girls set up Thea's home as a guest house and embark on a mission to outwit her stepbrother by proving his fraud.

©2019 Lesley Eames (P)2021 Soundings

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Lesley Eames
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The English Wife

2 ratings

Summary

Two women, a world apart. A secret waiting to be discovered.... VE Day, 1945: as victory bells ring out across the country, war bride Ellie Burgess’ happiness is overshadowed by grief. Her charismatic Newfoundlander husband Thomas is still missing in action. Until a letter arrives explaining Thomas is back at home on the other side of the Atlantic recovering from his injuries. Travelling to a distant country to live with a man she barely knows is the bravest thing Ellie has ever had to do. But nothing can prepare her for the harsh realities of her new home....  September 11th 2001: Sophie Parry is on a plane to New York on the most tragic day in the city’s history. While the world watches the news in horror, Sophie’s flight is rerouted to a tiny town in Newfoundland and she is forced to seek refuge with her estranged aunt Ellie. Determined to discover what it was that forced her family apart all those years ago, newfound secrets may change her life forever....  This is a timeless story of love, sacrifice and resilience perfect for fans of Lorna Cook and Gill Paul.

©2020 Adrienne Chinn (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
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The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts

Summary

A feel-good story of new beginnings set in a gorgeous country village, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson. After losing her job in New York, Amber Green isn’t looking forward to visiting her godmother in the sleepy village of Cranbridge. With its empty lanes and rundown shops, it’s hardly a place to mend her lonely heart. But when Amber discovers that Cranbridge Stores, owned by her godmother, Cathy, and son, Josh, is under threat of financial ruin, she realises that her skills as a window dresser might just be able to help save the struggling shop. When disaster strikes, Amber and Josh must unite to save both the shop and the village from flooding. Can Cranbridge Stores become the heart of the village once more? And as the village begins to come back to life, perhaps Amber will discover a reason to stay.

©2020 Alison Sherlock (P)2020 Boldwood Books

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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The Death Beat

1 rating

Summary

Poppy Denby is furious with Rollo, who has gambled away his position at the Daily Globe and is being banished to New York. That is, until she discovers he plans to take her with him to work at the New York Times! Poppy can’t wait, but her hopes are crushed when she is allocated The Death Beat - writing obituaries.  But Poppy has a nose for a story, and when a body is found in a luxury penthouse apartment she starts to investigate. She unravels a trail of illegal immigrants, forced labour, sex scandals and an unexpected ghost from her past. Poppy is determined to help, but can she find the evidence to bring the perpetrators to justice without putting her own life in danger....  

©2017 Fiona Veitch Smith (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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New Beginnings at Rose Cottage

Summary

Escape to gorgeous Rose Cottage in glorious Devon for a chance of a fresh start in Erin Green's feel-good novel. If you love Lucy Diamond, Phillipa Ashley, Sue Moorcroft and Holly Martin, you'll love Erin Green's novels of love, life and laughter! You are invited to holiday at gorgeous Rose Cottage - where friendship, home comforts and romance are guaranteed.... One glorious summer brings the chance to begin again. When solo travellers Benni, Emma and Ruth find themselves holidaying together at charming Rose Cottage in Brixham, Devon, they are initially disappointed to be sharing with strangers of a different age group. But 'friendship and home comforts' are guaranteed at Rose Cottage and soon a bond blossoms between the women, who each have valuable life lessons to share. As the summer unfolds, Benni, Emma and Ruth begin to realise that age is just a number. Before their time at Rose Cottage ends, will they take the chance to grasp the dreams that are now within their reach? For another uplifting tale from Erin Green, don't miss Taking a Chance on Love, out now!

©2019 Erin Green (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Author: Erin Green
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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The Village of Lost and Found

Summary

Brand new from the best-selling author of The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts. Scandal hit party girl Lucy Conway needs to leave London fast, so she packs her bags and escapes to the sleepy village of Cranbridge to take care of her beloved Uncle Frank. But the country village isn’t quite as idyllic as she remembers. To make matters worse, her uncle’s pride and joy, The Cranbridge Times, is close to going out of business. Editor-at-large Tom Addison is having a crisis of confidence and needs help if the newspaper is going to survive.  With time on her hands, can Lucy work some magic and together save the family newspaper? Over a long, hot summer, friendships are made and hearts begin to heal. And, with the help of a stray dog, perhaps Lucy and Tom can find their very own new beginning....

©2021 Alison Sherlock (P)2021 Boldwood Books

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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First Day of My Life

Summary

First Day of My Life is an intriguing story full of twists and turns from the best-selling author Lisa Williamson. There are three sides to every story.... It's GCSE results day. Frankie's best friend, Jojo, is missing. A baby has been stolen. And more than one person has been lying.  Frankie's determined to find out the truth, and her ex-boyfriend Ram is the only person who can help her. But they're both in for a shock...everything is about to change.

©2021 Lisa Williamson (P)2021 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Safe House

1 rating

Summary

She's paid the price for giving her ex a false alibi, and now she's moved to a seaside village to escape her past - but more than her lie follows her there in this chilling and twisty psychological thriller from the author of the acclaimed The Exes' Revenge.

One day, a woman turns up in a remote coastal village. She's bought a crumbling, long-vacant cottage and calls herself Charlie Miller. Charlie keeps to herself, reluctant to integrate with the locals. If they ever find out who she really is, and what she's done, she'll lose what little she has left.

Charlie served two years in prison for providing a false alibi for a murderer. It was the mistake of a woman in love, a woman who couldn't believe her boyfriend was guilty - or lying to her. All she desperately wants now is a fresh start.

As Charlie slowly lets down her guard and becomes friendly with her neighbors, she can't shake the feeling that someone is watching her, someone who knows what she did. When one of her new friends suddenly disappears, Charlie's worst fears are confirmed. She must confront her past head-on, but as she knows all too well, everything is far more dangerous than how it appears.

©2020 Jo Jakeman (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Jo Jakeman
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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In a Cottage in a Wood

26 ratings

Summary

A dark and twisty psychological thriller from the number-one best-selling author of The Woman Next Door. Her dream home will become her worst nightmare.... A strange encounter. Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve's hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below. An unexpected gift. Two weeks later, as Neve's wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap - a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems. A twisted secret. But when Neve arrives, alone in the dark woods late one night, she finds a sinister-looking bungalow with bars across its windows. And her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare - a house hiding a twisted secret that will change her life forever....

©2017 Caroline Green (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Cass Green
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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The Kill Fee

Summary

Poppy Denby, Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe, covers an exhibition of Russian art, hosted by White Russian refugees, including members of the surviving exiled Romanov royal family.  There is an armed robbery, a guard is shot, and the largest Faberge egg in the collection is stolen. The egg itself is valuable, but more so are the secrets it contains within - secrets that could threaten major political powers.  Suspects are aplenty, including the former keeper of the Faberge egg, a Russian Princess called Selena Romanova Yusopova. The interim Bolshevik Russian ambassador, Vasili Safin, inserts himself into the investigation, as he believes the egg - and the other treasures - should all be restored to the Russian people.  Poppy, her editor Rollo, press photographer Daniel and the other staff of the Globe are delighted to be once again in the middle of a sensational story. But soon the investigation takes a dark turn when another body is found and an employee of the newspaper becomes a suspect. The race is on to find both the key and the egg - can they be found before the killer strikes again?

©2016 Fiona Veitch Smith (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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25 Days 'til Christmas

8 ratings

Summary

In this heartwarming, feel-good holiday novel, one woman needs to find a little inspiration in the 25 days leading up to Christmas to help her remember the magic of the season and the magic of falling in love - perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Josie Silver. Kate Potter used to love Christmas. A few years ago, she would have been wrapping her presents in September and baking mince pies on Halloween, counting down the days and hours to Christmas. But that was before Kate’s husband left for the army and never came home. Now she can hardly stand December at all. Kate can’t deny she’s lonely, yet she doesn’t think she’s ready for romance. She knows that her son, Jack, needs a Christmas to remember - just like Kate needs a miracle to help her finally move forward with her life. So she’s decided if there isn’t a miracle on its way, she’ll just have to make her own.  As Kate’s advent countdown to the best Christmas ever begins, she soon realizes that even with the best laid plans, you can’t plan for the unexpected. For when the path of the loneliest woman in town crosses with that of the loneliest man, these two destined hearts might find a way to save the holiday for both of them.

©2019 Poppy Alexander (P)2019 HarperAudio

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop

Summary

London, 1917. After the death of their parents, Victoria did everything she could to keep her siblings safe.  Working at the Foyles Bookshop with her best friends is a dream come true - but now the war has put everything she holds dear in danger. With her brother fighting on the frontline, Victoria wants to do her part.  Little does she know that volunteering to spend time with injured soldiers at Endell Street Military Hospital will reward her in ways she could never have imagined.

©2019 Elaine Roberts (P)2020 Story Sound

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 10 hrs
Available on Audible
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The Family

3 ratings

Summary

The latest psychological thriller from master storyteller Louise Jensen will leave you breathless. Once you’re in, they’ll never let you leave. Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when a local community, Oak Leaf Organics, offers her and her 17-year-old daughter, Tilly, a home. But as Laura and Tilly settle into life with their new ‘family’, sinister things begin to happen. When one of the community dies in suspicious circumstances, Laura wants to leave, but Tilly, enthralled by the charismatic leader, Alex, refuses to go. Desperately searching for a way to save her daughter, Laura uncovers a horrifying secret, but Alex and his family aren’t the only ones with something to hide. Just as Laura has been digging into their past, they’ve been digging into hers, and she discovers the terrifying reason they invited her and Tilly in and why they’ll never let them leave....

©2019 Louise Jensen (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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The Doctor

Summary

How much do you know about the couple next door?  When Emily and Ben move in next door to Dr Burman and his wife, Anita, they are keen to get to know their new neighbours. Outgoing and sociable, Emily tries to befriend the doctor’s wife, but Anita is strangely subdued, barely leaving the house, and terrified of answering the phone.  When Emily goes missing a few weeks later, Ben is plunged into a panic. His wife has left him a note, but can she really have abandoned him for another man? Or has Emily’s curiosity about the couple next door led her straight into danger?  A gripping, sinister thriller with a twist you won’t see coming from the international best seller Lisa Stone.

©2019 Lisa Stone (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Lisa Stone
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The Daughter in Law

1 rating

Summary

No one is good enough for her son.... As a single mother, Annie has an especially close relationship with her son, Ben. They have always been together. Just the two of them. So, when Ben brings home his mysterious beautiful new wife, Daisy, immediately Annie doesn’t trust her. Who is this woman who has taken her son away from her? And what is she hiding? She’ll protect him with her life.... When Ben disappears, suddenly Annie and Daisy are all the other one has. Alone in Annie’s big, remote house, just the two of them, the tension is rising. And like any protective mother, Annie will stop at nothing to expose her new daughter in law, and the secrets she is hiding....  A gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Sally Hepworth's The Mother In Law, Lisa Jewell and K. L. Slater.

©2019 Nina Manning (P)2019 Boldwood Books

Author: Nina Manning
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Little Book of Meditation

1 rating

Summary

From the best-selling author of The Little Book of Mindfulness.  Meditation is an easy way to bring more peace and tranquillity into your life. Packed with practical advice, useful meditations and affirming thoughts, this little audiobook teaches you how to be happier, healthier and more relaxed - without sitting for hours on a meditation cushion.   Dr Patrizia Collard, best-selling author of The Little Book of Mindfulness, shows you another way, with these fun and efficient exercises: just 5 to 10 minutes a day is enough to strengthen your immune system, relieve stress and clear your head. Whether you like mindfulness or movement meditations or simple mantras, everyone will find a meditation to suit them.  

©2019 Patrizia Collard (P)2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bobby Girls' Secrets

Summary

In the midst of war, secrets are even harder to keep.... 1915. Best friends Irene, Maggie and Annie are proud members of the newly renamed Women's Police Service. While Britain's men are away fighting in France, the girls are doing their bit by keeping the peace at home in London's East End. But out of the blue, Irene is given the opportunity to be stationed near an army barracks in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Having recently experienced some heartbreak and keen for the adventure, she decides to go. What could possibly go wrong? It turns out, plenty. One of the other WPS girls takes an immediate dislike to her and makes her life a misery. On top of that, the man she thinks could be the answer to all her problems isn't all he seems. And when she finds a psychologically disturbed deserter in hiding, she has a very difficult decision to make.... Can Irene overcome all these obstacles without Maggie and Annie by her side and find true happiness at last?

©2020 Johanna Bell (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Johanna Bell
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Time's Children

Summary

Fifteen-year-old Tobias Doljan, a Walker trained to travel through time, is called to serve at the court of Daerjen. The sovereign, Mearlan IV, wants him to Walk back 14 years to prevent a devastating war that will destroy all of Islevale. Even though the journey will double Tobias' age, he agrees.  But when he arrives, he discovers that Mearlan has already been assassinated, and his court, destroyed. The only survivor is the infant princess, Sofya. Still a boy inside his newly adult body, Tobias must find a way to protect the princess from assassins and build himself a future...in the past.

©2018 D.B. Jackson (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: D.B. Jackson
Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Silent Victims

1 rating

Summary

DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation. A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing. Meanwhile, as Hanlon traces the person behind the murders, she soon realises that the chilling truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost? The final gripping case for DCI Hanlon. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Mark Dawson. This book was previously published as An Incidental Death by Alex Howard.

©2021 Alex Coombs (P)2021 Boldwood Books

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Alex Coombs
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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The Alibi Girl

Summary

Joanne Haynes has a secret: that is not her real name. And there’s more. Her flat’s not hers. Her cats aren't hers. Even her hair isn’t really hers. Nor is she any of the other women she pretends to be. Not the best-selling romance novelist who gets her morning snack from the doughnut van on the seafront. Nor the pregnant woman in the dental surgery. Nor the chemo patient in the supermarket for whom the cashier feels ever so sorry. They're all just alibis. In fact, the only thing that’s real about Joanne is that nobody can know who she really is. But someone has got too close. It looks like her alibis have begun to run out....

©2019 C. J. Skuse (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: C. J. Skuse
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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The Stolen Sisters

4 ratings

Summary

Sisterhood binds them. Trauma defines them. Will secrets tear them apart?          Leah’s perfect marriage isn’t what it seems, but the biggest lie of all is that she’s learned to live with what happened all those years ago. Marie drinks a bit too much to help her forget. And Carly has never forgiven herself for not keeping them safe. Twenty years ago the Sinclair Sisters were taken. But what came after their return was far worse. Can a family ever recover, especially when not everyone is telling the truth?

©2020 Louise Jensen (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Hold Me Tight

55 ratings

Summary

Heralded by the New York Times and Time as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship - from "Recognizing the Demon Dialogue" to "Revisiting a Rocky Moment" - and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.

©2008 Dr. Sue Johnson, EdD (P)2020 Little, Brown Spark

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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The Kindness Club on Mapleberry Lane

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A heartwarming new story about kindness and community, from the author of The Little Village Library The smallest things can make the biggest difference.... Veronica Beecham's cottage is the neatest house on Mapleberry Lane. A place for everything, and everything in its place - that's her motto. But within her wisteria-covered walls, Veronica has a secret: she's hardly left her perfect home in years. Then her teenage granddaughter, Audrey, arrives on the doorstep, and Veronica's orderly life is turned upside down. Shy and lonely, Audrey is struggling to find her place in the world. As a bond begins to form between the two women, Audrey develops a plan to give her gran the courage to reconnect with the community - they'll form a kindness club, with one generous action a day to help someone in the village, and perhaps help each other at the same time.  As their small acts of kindness begins to ripple outwards, both Veronica and Audrey find that with each passing day, they feel a little braver. There's just one task left before the end of the year: to make Veronica's own secret wish come true....  A heartwarming story community at its heart, about the little kindnesses that make the world a better place. Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Holly Hepburn!

©2020 Helen Rolfe (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Helen Rolfe
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cairo Brief

2 ratings

Summary

Poppy Denby is intrigued when she is invited to attend the auction for the death mask of Nefertiti. Held on the country estate of Sir James Maddox, a famous explorer, the auction promises to be a controversial and newsworthy affair. Representatives from the world's leading museums are gathering to bid on the mask, which was discovered in Egypt.  Poppy quickly sniffs out that the mask was not the only thing found that night: the underground chamber also contained a dead body. Poppy and her colleagues from The Daily Globe, who are trying to stay one step ahead of their rivals from The London Courier, dismiss rumours about the mask's ancient curse. But when one of the auction party is murdered and someone starts stalking Poppy, the race is on to find the killer before the curse can strike again....

©2018 Fiona Veitch Smith (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rider's Reign

Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Rider's Reign by Jessica Day George, read by Helen Keeley. The breathtaking conclusion to best-selling author Jessica Day George's heartfelt fantasy series about a girl using her ability to communicate with horses to save the future of her kingdom. Anthea and her friends are on a mission. Anthea's mother has kidnapped a Coronami princess, the herd stallion and half a dozen more horses - enough to start her own herd. Suspecting that she is making a deal with the antagonistic emperor of the neighboring land, Kronenhof, Anthea and her friends race there to meet with the emperor and try to find Princess Margaret and the horses.  But they don't have much time before Coronam declares war against Kronenhof, which would leave Anthea and her companions trapped in a hostile country. Will they be able to outmaneuver Anthea's mother, who has always been one step ahead of them? And what should they do about the rumors of wild horses in Kronenhof's forests? The Rose Legacy series comes to an thrilling conclusion as best-selling author Jessica Day George delights listeners - especially horse lovers - once again.

©2020 Jessica Day George (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The Queen's Secret

Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Queen's Secret by Jessica Day George, read by Helen Keeley. Best-selling author Jessica Day George continues her heartfelt fantasy series about a girl who can communicate with horses and a kingdom on the brink of collapse.   Anthea knows the truth about horses. They’re not carriers of deadly disease like everyone in their kingdom thinks; they’re majestic creatures who share their thoughts and feelings with her through The Way. Anthea has convinced the king of this, but at a cost - he demands that horses and riders with The Way do his bidding.  But when a deadly plague breaks out, the people believe that horses are the cause. As more fall ill, it's up to Anthea and her friends to transport medicine, all while keeping out of reach from Anthea's wicked mother. And when Anthea discovers a secret that could change the kingdom forever, she must risk everything to reveal the truth before it's too late. Continuing the sweeping storytelling of The Rose Legacy, best-selling author Jessica Day George delights listeners - especially horse lovers - once again.

©2019 Jessica Day George (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Obsession

2 ratings

Summary

Two couples. A doctor's surgery. A deadly obsession. Who's telling the truth? 'Who else would you go for, if you could? Give me a name, someone you quite like.' He shrugs his shoulders. A jawline held tight. 'I quite like Jenni. What about you?' I don't reply. Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other. All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons. But can any of them be trusted? And when the lies begin, can they ever be silenced?

©2017 Amanda Robson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War

Summary

Working at the Foyles bookshop was Molly Cooper's dream job. But with the country at war, she's determined to do her bit. She must face the tribulations of being the 'new girl' at Silvertown munitions factory, as well as the relentless physical work. The happy-ever-afters Molly read about in the pages of her beloved books have been lost to the war. And yet the munitions girls unite through their sense of duty in the most unlikely of settings....

©2019 Elaine Roberts (P)2021 Story Sound

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Rites of Passage

8 ratings

Summary

A Warhammer 40,000 novel. The death of Lord Azariel, head of the Navigator House Brobantis, draws his widow into a dark world of ritual killings and cult murders, while larger plans are at work and entire worlds are threatened....  Listen to it because: Delve into the murky politics of the Navigator houses with a novel packed full of murder, conspiracy and warp-borne threats.   The story: Lord Azariel, Head of the Navigator House Brobantis, is dead. His widow and murderer, the Lady Chettamandey, stands to inherit his power and influence. Her plans for ascension are curtailed when she’s drawn into a dark world of ritual killings and cult murders. With planets being dragged into the warp seemingly at a whim, the threat to Chettamandey’s legacy is dire, and only she can avert potential disaster.   Written by Mike Brooks. Narrated by Helen Keeley.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Mike Brooks
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Woman Downstairs

Summary

Can you ever really know your neighbours?  When human remains are found in a ground floor flat, the residents of Nelson Heights are shocked to learn that there was a dead body in their building for over three years.  Sarah lives at the flat above and after the remains are found, she feels threatened by a stranger hanging around the building.  Laura has lived in the building for as long as she can remember, caring for her elderly father, though there is more to her story than she is letting on.  As the investigation starts to heat up, and the two women become more involved, it's clear that someone isn't telling the truth about what went on all those years ago.... 

©2019 Elisabeth Carpenter (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Commodus

1 rating

Summary

From the author of Caligula comes a new stand-alone novel in the Damned Emperors series: Commodus.  AD 162. Rome is enjoying a period of stability and prosperity. The Empire's bounds are increasing, and two sons are born into the imperial succession for the first time in nearly a century. But all is not as it appears - cracks are beginning to show. The wars have rumbled on too long, and there are whispers of a sickness in the East.   Just 30 years later, the Empire will be caught up in civil war, the imperial dynasty ended and Rome burned.   One man tried to hold the fracturing state together. To Rome, he was their Emperor, their Hercules, their golden gladiator fighting off all foes, their Commodus. One woman tried to hold him together. To Commodus, she was simply Marcia. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2019 Simon Turney (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: Simon Turney
Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art Fiasco

Summary

It's 1924 and investigative reporter Poppy Denby is heading up to Northumberland to celebrate her father's 60th birthday. She stops off in Newcastle en route to visit her Aunt Dot, who has temporarily relocated from London to renovate a house she's inherited. One of Aunt Dot's guests is the world renowned artist Agnes Robson, who is staging an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery. Reluctantly, Poppy is roped in to help when the artist's press liaison man falls ill. She soon discovers that the local press have dug up some dirt on Agnes relating to the tragic death of a young art teacher in Ashington Colliery, 27 years earlier. As she tries to suppress the story, Poppy begins to suspect that the teacher might have been murdered and that the killer may still be on the loose....

©2020 Fiona Veitch Smith (P)2020 W F Howes

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rose Legacy

Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Rose Legacy by Jessica Day George, read by Helen Keeley. This sweeping, emotionally resonant fantasy from beloved author Jessica Day George is perfect for fans of Princess Academy and Black Beauty. When orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she wonders if she will finally find a true home. But she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses - animals that have been forbidden in her kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea’s strange ability to sense the horses' thoughts and feelings, an ancient gift called The Way. Confused and terrified, Anthea is desperate to leave, but when her family and kingdom are put at risk, can she embrace The Way and the exciting future it might bring her? A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year

©2018 Jessica Day George (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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A Double Life

Summary

The Times Thrillers of the Year 2020. Gabriela is a senior negotiator in the Foreign Office. When she returns to her young family after a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn’t seem right. Isobel is a journalist on the local paper in Camden. After witnessing a violent attack, she starts to investigate. But someone saw her watching, and is making themselves known in increasingly frightening ways. As Gabriela’s life begins to unravel, Isobel gets closer to the truth and the two women’s lives converge in this deeply chilling examination of deceit.

©2019 Charlotte Philby (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Time's Demon

Summary

Fifteen-year-old Tobias Doljan Walked back in time to prevent a war, but he instead found himself trapped in an adult body, with his king murdered and with an infant princess, Sofya, to protect. Now he’s been joined by fellow Walker and Spanner Mara, and, together, they must find a way to undo the timeline that orphaned the princess and destroyed their future. Arrayed against them are assassins who share their time-traveling powers but have dark ambitions of their own, and the Tirribin demon Droë, whose desperate quest for human love and Tobias leads her into alliances that threaten all of Islevale.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Helen Keeley
Author: D.B. Jackson
Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible