JANUARY - FICTION
Two Sisters by Josephine Cox
The Arnold sisters have grown up on their father's farm and yearn for something more than drudgery and toil. The big house, 'Grindle Hall,' offers them both a chance of betterment, but while Ellen follows the steady path, Georgina takes a darker road and soon, her actions will have fateful consequences for them all.
An Almost Perfect Holiday by Lucy Diamond
Down in Cornwall Lorna's cottages are fully booked. Em's planned the perfect break with her teenagers and boyfriend, George, but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Maggie's hoping a holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes appears, it changes everything. Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her.
Between Two Evils by Eva Dolan
A doctor is found murdered at his home. Dr Joshua Ainsworth worked at an all-female detention centre, one still recovering from a major scandal a few years before. Was he the whistle-blower or an instigator? As Detective Sergeant Ferreira and Detective Inspector Zigic begin to reconstruct Dr Ainsworth's last days, they uncover yet more secrets and more suspects.
A tree is blown down on an isolated Devon farm. When it’s dragged away a rucksack is found amongst the roots and next to it is a human skeleton. The discovery revives memories for DI Wesley Peterson. A young hitchhiker who went missing twelve years ago was last seen carrying a similar backpack. Suddenly a half-forgotten cold case has turned into a murder investigation.
A Springtime Affair by Katie Fforde
Gilly runs her own B&B business from her much-loved family home, which she doesn't want to part with at any price. But that's before she meets handsome estate agent Leo. Soon he has her wondering whether it's finally time to sell up and try something new in life.
When You See Me by Lisa Gardiner
Serial kidnapper Jacob Ness is dead, but his darkest secret is waiting to be revealed. Kimberly Quincy of the FBI and Sgt Detective D.D. Warren are heading a task force dedicated to hunting down every trace of evil Ness left behind. A shocking discovery from a forgotten case turns their evidence on its head - and leads them to bring in Flora Dane, one of Ness's victims.
Dr Ruth Galloway is no longer North Norfolk police's resident forensic archaeologist. That is, until convicted murderer Ivor March offers to make DCI Nelson a deal. Nelson was always sure that March killed more women than he was charged with. Now March confirms this, and offers to show Nelson where the other bodies are buried - but only if Ruth will do the digging.
A mansion in Beverly Hills is leased out to host an event wild enough to herald the end of days. The next day, in the driveway, sits a stretch limo, unlocked, with four bodies inside it. Nothing links the victims together. Each has been killed in a different way. Now it's up to psychologist Alex Delware and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to begin their grisliest and most baffling case yet.
Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much. everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara, gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.
1940. Birmingham is about to see some of the most devastating air raids of the Blitz. Two very different young women, Violet Simms and Grace Templeton, need every ounce of strength they possess to cope with the loss and tragedy surrounding them. But through the storm clouds of war they discover something that helps them through - a friendship that is to last a lifetime.
When a member of the Police Scotland team fails to clock-in, concern for her whereabouts is immediate and the discovery of her burnt-out car to the south of Edinburgh sets off a desperate search for the missing woman. Meanwhile, DCI Tony McLean and the team are preparing for a major anti-corruption operation one which may raise the ire of a few powerful people in the city.
When Kent Abner baby doctor, husband and father is found dead in his town house in the West Village, Detective Eve Dallas has a mystery on their hands. Who would want to kill such a good man? When a second victim is discovered, Eve finds herself in a race against time to track down a serial killer.
End Game by Anna Smith
When gangsters 'Wolfie' Wolfe and his daughter Hannah approach Kerry Casey with stolen diamonds and offer her an alliance in return for helping to sell them, she jumps at the chance to have someone on her side for a change. But there were more than diamonds in the loot Wolfie stole, and its former owners will stop at nothing to get it back.
Simmy had hoped life would be less frantic than usual to give her a chance to enjoy her pregnancy, her upcoming nuptials and some time looking for a new house. But when one of the lodgers at her parents' bed & breakfast dies in her arms after seemingly being poisoned, she becomes embroiled in a complex investigation, headed up by her friend D.I. Moxon.