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The Case of the Missing Faces by Michael Leese
A man’s body is discovered in a disused warehouse in Kent. Knitting needles are stuck deep into his brain. His face has been completely removed.
And this isn’t the first. Another body, its face also filleted, was found in an abandoned farmhouse outside Leeds four weeks ago. Both victims worked for companies that supply military equipment to the government.
Now Roper and Hooley have a serial killer on their hands.
Stealing people’s identities.
And threatening national security.
Roper and Hooley must unmask this murderer before another victim pays the ultimate price.
But how do you catch a killer who wears so many different faces?
Please note this is a new and revised version of the book previously published as I Can See You.
The Magic of Found Objects by Maddie Dawson
Phronsie Linnelle was conceived at Woodstock in a serendipitous liaison between a free-spirited hippie and a farmer’s son and was born with magical wonder flickering in her DNA and rationality knit into her bones. All her life she’s been torn between the two. But now that she’s been betrayed by both love and the mother she once idolized, her rational side is winning.
So when her best friend from childhood proposes that they give up on romance and marry each other, Phronsie agrees. Who better to spend your life with than your best friend? Maybe the connection they already have is love. Maybe there’s no falling to be done. But immediately after they announce their engagement, she encounters someone who makes a very charming and compelling argument for revisiting romance.
While her even-keeled stepmother argues for the safety that comes with her new engagement and her mother relays messages from the universe to hold out for true love, Phronsie must look to her own heart to find the answers that have been there all along.
The Silence of Scheherazade by Defne Suman
September 1905. At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the ancient city of Smyrna, Scheherazade is born to an opium-dazed mother.
At the very same moment, an Indian spy sails into the golden-hued, sycamore-scented city with a secret mission from the British Empire. When he leaves, 17 years later, it will be to the smell of kerosene and smoke as the city, and its people, are engulfed in flames.
Told through the intertwining fates of a Levantine, a Greek, a Turkish and an Armenian family, this unforgettable novel reveals a city, and a culture, now lost to time.
The Ghostlights by Grainne Murphy
Can we ever truly escape our past?
The Ghostlights is the poignant story of a family of Irish women who are each looking for the real meaning of home. This is a novel about family, obligation, identity and small-town life, written with deftness and sensitivity by the author of Where the Edge Is.
When a stranger checks into a family B&B – in a small village in rural Ireland – no one takes too much notice… at least until his body is found in the lake four days later.
The identity of the unknown guest raises questions for polar opposite twin sisters Liv and Marianne and their mother Ethel, all of whom feel trapped by the choices they made earlier in life. They each find themselves forced to confront their past, their present and what they really want from their future.
The Last Library by Freya Sampson
You can tell a lot about a person from the library books they borrow
Lonely library assistant June is much more comfortable with books than people. When her mum – the beloved local librarian – passed away, June stepped into her shoes.
But shy June has always felt that she could never live up to her mum’s legacy. Instead, she’s retreated into herself, surviving on takeaways-for-one and her favourite stories.
When the library is threatened with closure, June is distraught. Yet when a ragtag band of eccentric but dedicated locals establish the Friends of Chalcot Library campaign, June is forbidden from joining their cause.
If June wants to save the place that means so much to her, she’ll have to make some bold changes to her life: opening up her heart to friendship, opportunities and maybe even more . . .
Her Secret War by Pam Lecky
A life-changing moment
May 1941: German bombs drop on Dublin taking Sarah Gillespie’s family and home. Days later, the man she loves leaves Ireland to enlist.
A heart-breaking choice
With nothing to keep her in Ireland and a burning desire to help the war effort, Sarah seeks refuge with relatives in England. But before long, her father’s dark past threatens to catch up with her.
A dangerous mission
Sarah is asked to prove her loyalty to Britain through a special mission. Her courage could save lives. But it could also come at the cost of her own…
Rachel Ryan’s Resolutions by Laura Starkey
RACHEL THOUGHT THIS WAS HER YEAR. LIFE HAD OTHER PLANS.
1. Re-download Couch to 5K, and actually do the programme
2. Apply for promotion. Avoid projects about dog biscuits, ‘miracle’ grass seed, etc.
3. DO NOT agree to further dates with Laurence
4. Try to remember Mum means well (!!!)
5. Start using proper night cream with retinol
As her mother likes to remind her, Rachel Ryan is thirty with no partner, hardly any savings and no mortgage. But when she makes her resolutions she’s sure this is her year.
By February things are not going to plan. Her career is in chaos as the new guy at work is none other than Jack Harper, who broke her heart at university – and despite herself the chemistry is still there. Plus her best friend has news that will change everything.
As life starts to fall apart around her, will Rachel be able to move on from the past and make some very different resolutions?
Maybe then she’ll see what’s right in front of her.
All That We Have Lost by Suzanne Fortin
Papa always told us that to be brave doesn’t mean you have no fear.
It just means you can move forwards in spite of that fear.
2019. When Imogen Wren‘s husband dies, she must realise their dream of moving to France on her own. She finds a beautiful abandoned chateau and starts to rebuild her life among its ruins. But she soon notices that the locals won’t come near. A dark web of secrets surrounds the house, and it all seems to centre on the war…
1944. Since the moment German troops stepped foot in her village, the sole aim of Simone Varon‘s life has been to avoid them. Until one soldier begins leaving medicine bottles for her sick brother, and she gets to know the man behind the uniform. Then the Resistance comes calling, and she must choose between love and duty – with devastating consequences that will echo through the decades.
As Imogen restores the chateau, she’s determined to uncover the truth – and set to rest the ghosts of the past.
These choices are just the books that I’d be tempted by rather than just any books that are on offer.
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