A summer romance for fans of Heidi Swain, Daisy James and Sarah Morgan.
There’s no place like home…
Nursing a broken heart, Jennifer Bolitho retreats to Pixie Cottage. Her new landlord – a former soldier turned movie heartthrob – has grounds so large, she’s sure the little house nestled in the woods will bring her solitude.
Alex Delgardo also has reasons to hide away. Seeking refuge after a tragic incident turned his world upside down, he knows that the most important thing now is to care for his ailing family.
But when Jennifer enters their lives, that changes. Because, as they both learn, you can’t heal others until you learn to heal yourself…
All Summer With You is out on 27th June and available to pre-order today.
WINNER OF STYLIST BOOK WARS
A SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB PICK
SHORTLISTED FOR AMAZON’S BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER OF THE YEAR
A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK
As the party of the year gets underway, celebrities and patrons pour into the Rocque Museum to see Kim Lord – L.A.’s artist of the moment – stabbed, strangled, shot, and beaten. It’s the opening night of ‘Still Lives’, Kim’s new collection of shockingly graphic self-portraits, in which she impersonates the victims of America’s most famous homicides, from Nicole Brown Simpson to the Black Dahlia.
Among those gathered is Maggie Richter, a museum editor whose ex, Greg Shaw Ferguson, is in a relationship with Kim. When Kim fails to appear at the party and is declared officially missing, Greg is arrested on suspicion of murder. Suddenly, Maggie finds herself drawn into an investigation of her own, haunted by the thought that Kim has suffered the same terrible fate as the women in her paintings.
Perfect for fans of The Girls, Gone Girl and Big Little Lies.
Still Lives by Maria Hummel is out now in paperback.
You don’t always get to start your life over.
Sometimes, life starts itself over for you.
One morning, Eveleth ‘Evvie’ Drake got up, packed her suitcase, and got ready to leave her life – and her perfect husband – behind. But before she walked out of the door, she received a phone call asking her to come to the hospital.
That day, Evvie’s new life as a widow began.
Now wrestling with her guilt and grief, Evvie has found her independence, but not the way she planned. Unable to leave the house she once dreamed of escaping, it’s clear to her best friend Andy that Evvie needs a change. And Andy might just have the answer…
Dean Tenney was a big-shot baseball star, until a bad case of the ‘yips’ meant he couldn’t play anymore – or understand why. An invitation from his childhood friend Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button.
When Dean moves into the apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. But rules have a funny way of being broken sometimes, and as a friendship begins to evolve, will Evvie and Dean be brave enough to let go of the past and start over again?
From the author of The Man I Think I Know
Strangers living worlds apart.
Strangers with nothing in common.
But it wasn’t always that way…
Kerry Hayes is a single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her past.
Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a child, Noah always looks forward, never back.
When Kerry reaches out to the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have life-changing consequences for them both.
By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its powerfully emotional, heartbreaking final page.
A mysterious letter from Spain. A surprising new beginning…
Fall in love this summer with Her Last Promise, a gripping, heartwrenching story of how hope can blossom in the ruins of tragedy and of the redeeming power of love. From No. 1 bestselling author Kathryn Hughes.
What real readers are saying about Her Last Promise…
‘Hope rises from despair and new beginnings are forged in the most extraordinary and unexpected way. Kathryn Hughes delves deeply into the heart and soul of her characters, making them totally relatable…like friends you really care for. My addiction to this novel was total and uncompromising *****’
‘Wonderful! First book I have read by Kathryn Hughes and will now read her previous stories. I loved it *****’
‘Another great story from Kathryn Hughes *****’
‘As always, a lovely story by Kathryn Hughes *****’
‘I really enjoyed this book, especially the nostalgic 1970’s descriptions ****’
Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years.
Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet’s destiny, in the most unexpected of ways…
The new emotional thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, My Best Friend’s Girl and The Brighton Mermaid. Dorothy Koomson, ‘Queen of the big reveal’, is back with a gripping page-turner full of twists and turns.
Pieta has a secret.
Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn’t kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when The Blindfolder starts hunting down his past victims, Pieta realises she may finally be forced to tell her deepest secret to stay alive . . .
Jody has a secret.
Fifteen years ago, policewoman Jody made a terrible mistake that resulted in a serial killer known as The Blindfolder escaping justice. When Jody discovers journalist Pieta survived an attack by him, she realises she may finally have found a way to catch him. But that would mean endangering at least two innocent people . . .
They kept quiet to protect themselves.
Will telling all save or sacrifice each other?
Open your heart to the most life-affirming and uplifting
novel of the year…
Thelma and Louis, it’s always just been the two of them. Thelma, and her beloved son, Louis.
But when Louis is involved in an accident, their lives are turned upside down, as Louis falls into a coma. Feeling lost without him by her side, Thelma finds Louis’ book of wonders – a bucket list of all the things he wants to accomplish in his life. She suddenly sees a way to feel close to him: she will fulfil Louis’ dreams, living them out for him, in the hope that it will inspire him to survive.
Thelma is about to set off on the adventure of a lifetime…
and in a way, so is Louis…
The Book of Wonders is a heart-warming and charming story about finding the joy in every moment of life and making each and every day count. Perfect for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and A Man Called Ove.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GILLER PRIZE 2018
A heartbreaking and timely novel about courage, yearning,
the cost of holding onto the past – and the price of letting it go.
Polly and Frank are young and in love, a lifetime together
before them. But one evening in 1980, as the Texas sun sets over their
shoulders, the world is suddenly pulled apart by a deadly virus. Within months,
Frank is dying. Polly can save him, but only if she agrees to a radical plan:
to time travel to 1993 for a corporation who can fund his life-saving
treatment. She can only go forward, she cannot go back. And she must leave
everything she loves behind, including Frank.
All they have is the promise of a future together: they will
find each other again in twelve years’ time, in Galveston, Texas, where the sea
But when something goes wrong and Polly arrives late, Frank
is nowhere to be found. Completely alone, Polly must navigate a terrifying new
world to find him, and to discover if their love has endured.
‘The clear-eyed, evocative writing here is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, and anyone familiar with The Handmaid’s Tale will find resonance in these pages… a devastating debut’ Toronto Star
‘An Ocean Of Minutes absolutely swept me away’
The gripping new novel by Sunday Times Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars.
Athens, 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade.
Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these
political differences. The Nazi occupation deepens the fault-lines between
those she loves just as it reduces Greece to destitution. She watches friends
die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance.
In the civil war that follows the end of the occupation,
Themis joins the Communist army, where she experiences the extremes of love and
hatred and the paradoxes presented by a war in which Greek fights Greek.
Eventually imprisoned on the infamous islands of exile,
Makronisos and then Trikeri, Themis encounters another prisoner whose life will
entwine with her own in ways neither can foresee. And finds she must weigh her
principles against her desire to escape and live.
As she looks back on her life, Themis realises how tightly
the personal and political can become entangled. While some wounds heal, others
This powerful new novel from Number One bestseller Victoria
Hislop sheds light on the complexity and trauma of Greece’s past and weaves it
into the epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary
One woman’s heartwarming story about starting over and embracing life, one simple moment at a time.
Shattered when her 25-year marriage comes to an abrupt and
painful end, writer Mary Jane Grant runs away to London to immerse herself in
any reality but her own. Reeling from the shock and loss of her marriage and
the life she’s known, she begins to discover that if she can just focus on the
moment, take notice of the people, the sights and smells around her, that her
pain and grief start to recede.
From the bustling cafes of Camden and the pastel-coloured
streets of Primrose Hill, to the sun soaked vineyards of the south of France,
her journey leads her to rich new experiences that she could never have
imagined in her old life. Real connections are made, she lets go of the things
she no longer needs, and takes pleasure in the good, generous and beautiful
parts of life that she encounters every day.
Beautifully told, this is a story about what happens when you embrace life, whatever it may bring, with surprising – and joyful – results.
‘A tale of loss and hope, of strength drawn from truly inhabiting the moment.’ – Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path