Fiction

The Twins

The Richard & Judy Bestseller

Author: Saskia Sarginson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0749958685

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9286

'Outstandingly good. Part-thriller, part-love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun The Richard and Judy Bestseller. They were identical in every way Until the unthinkable tore them apart Isolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they've grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer for a fashion magazine with a photographer boyfriend and a flat in London, and Viola, desperately unhappy and struggling with a lifelong eating disorder. What happened all those years ago to set the twins on such different paths to adulthood? As both women start to unravel the escalating tragedies of a half-remembered summer, terrifying secrets from the past come rushing back - and threaten to overwhelm their adult lives... 'Convincing and compelling . . . building tension that resonates even after the novel ends' Stylist 'This book got its hooks into us and wouldn't let go. Hypnotic, with real emotional punch' Star 'Gripping' Marie Claire 'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan 'Touching and extremely readable' Sunday Mirror
Fiction

The Other Me

The addictive novel by Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Twins

Author: Saskia Sarginson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349403392

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2104

***TOP-TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR*** From Richard & Judy bestselling author of The Twins comes a haunting and suspenseful new novel about a girl with a secret - and a past that is destined to catch up with her... 'There are some books which are so compelling, the plots so engaging and the writing so perfectly paced and accessible that simply captivate the reader and this for me was one such book' We Love This Book Despite everything life has thrown at Eliza Bennet, she's living the life she's worked so hard to achieve. She's who she wants to be, where she wants to be and with the man she loves. But Eliza is living a lie. Her real name is Klaudia Myer, and Klaudia is on the run, escaping her old life and a terrible secret buried at the heart of her family. Eliza feels as though she's been running away her whole life. But when her father comes to her with a terrible request, she knows her double life is about to be exposed. How much longer is it safe to carry on pretending? This is a haunting and deeply powerful story about identity and the deep secrets that lie at the heart of every family. ***YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER SASKIA SARGINSON'S INCREDIBLE NEW NOVEL HOW IT ENDS, ON SALE IN NOVEMBER*** Praise for Saskia Sarginson: 'This enthralling read will keep you up long into the night' Ruth Ware on The Other Me 'Storytelling at its very best. A moving tale about how guilt and shame can govern lives and how only love and generosity can change that' Cecilia Ekback on The Other Me 'Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun on The Twins 'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan on The Twins 'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly
Fiction

The Stranger

The twisty and exhilarating new novel from Richard & Judy bestselling author of The Twins

Author: Saskia Sarginson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034940335X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 573

From Richard and Judy bestselling author Saskia Sarginson, The Stranger is a devastating love story full of intrigue and dark secrets. 'Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings' Gilly Macmillan, international bestselling author We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmell has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she's chosen as her home begins to topple. Everyone is suspicious of this stranger, except for Eleanor. But her trust in him will put her life in danger, because nothing is as it seems; not her dead husband, the man who claims to love her, or the inscrutable outsider to whom she's opened her home and her heart. Praise for Saskia Sarginson: 'Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun on The Twins 'Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked' Sunday Mirror on Without You 'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan on The Twins 'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly
Fiction

Without You

Author: Saskia Sarginson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517883

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8677

'Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked' Sunday Mirror From the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The Twins - Without You is a captivating blend of mystery, thriller and emotional family drama, that will leave you unsettled, even as it touches your heart. 1984, Suffolk When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to find her sister and bring her home alive. Close to the shore looms the shape of an island - out of bounds, mysterious, and dotted with windowless concrete huts. What nobody knows is that inside one of the huts Eva is being held captive. That she is fighting to survive - and return home. Praise for Saskia Sarginson: 'Outstandingly good. Part thriller, part love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun on The Twins 'Immersive, gripping, will pull at your heartstrings' Gilly Macmillan on The Stranger 'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan on The Twins 'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly
Fiction

Baby Doll

Author: Hollie Overton

Publisher: Redhook

ISBN: 0316268704

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8590

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "What a compulsive read!" -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author You've been held captive in one room. You've been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old. Then one night you realize your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years you're free. This is what happens next... Escape was just the beginning.
Television personalities

Richard and Judy

The Autobiography

Author: Richard Madeley,Judy Finnigan

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 9780340820940

Category: Television personalities

Page: 384

View: 1787

Described as the nation's best-loved couple, Richard and Judy have been on television together for 18 years. Now the couple write the full story of their lives, their childhoods, first marriages and professional and personal lives together. Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2002.
Fiction

Amy Snow

A Novel

Author: Tracy Rees

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501128396

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3931

Winner of the UK’s Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this page-turning debut novel follows an orphan whose late, beloved best friend bequeaths her a treasure hunt that leads her all over Victorian England and finally to the one secret her friend never shared. It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family’s magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, despised by Vennaways, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of twenty-three, she leaves Amy ten pounds, and the Vennaways immediately banish Amy from their home. But Aurelia left her much more. Amy soon receives a packet that contains a rich inheritance and a letter from Aurelia revealing she had kept secrets from Amy, secrets that she wants Amy to know. From the grave she sends Amy on a treasure hunt from one end of England to the other: a treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. Ultimately, a life-changing discovery awaits...if only Amy can unlock the secret. In the end, Amy escapes the Vennaways, finds true love, and learns her dearest friend’s secret, a secret that she will protect for the rest of her life. An abandoned baby, a treasure hunt, a secret. As Amy sets forth on her quest, readers will be swept away by this engrossing gem of a novel—the wonderful debut by newcomer Tracy Rees.
Fiction

Summer Sisters

A Novel

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307575241

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9161

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters “Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review “As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune “An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post “Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times
Juvenile Fiction

Two Times the Fun

Author: Beverly Cleary

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061757297

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5121

Jimmy and Janet are twins, but that doesn't mean they are just alike. When we first meet Jimmy, he wants to dig a real hole. He likes to use a real, grown-up shovel. While he's working, his sister, Janet, pretends to be a bird! She likes to use her imagination. But the twins both like silly jokes, brand- new boots, and talking to Mr. Lemon, the mailman. As Beverly Cleary writes about Jimmy and Janet's doings, the unique understanding of children that she brings to all of her beloved books is coupled with a keen awareness of duo dynamics that comes from raising twins herself. Originally published as four separate picture books (The Real Hole, Two Dog Biscuits, The Growing-Up Feet, and Janet's Thingamajigs), these are stories that a Jimmy would like because they are so true-to-life, and that a Janet would love because they are so believable.
Fiction

When God Was a Rabbit

A Novel

Author: Sarah Winman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608195368

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 680

This is a book about a brother and a sister. It's a book about secrets and starting over, friendship and family, triumph and tragedy, and everything in between. More than anything, it's a book about love in all its forms. In a remarkably honest and confident voice, Sarah Winman has written the story of a memorable young heroine, Elly, and her loss of innocence-a magical portrait of growing up and the pull and power of family ties. From Essex and Cornwall to the streets of New York, from 1968 to the events of 9/11, When God Was a Rabbit follows the evolving bond of love and secrets between Elly and her brother Joe, and her increasing concern for an unusual best friend, Jenny Penny, who has secrets of her own. With its wit and humor, engaging characters whose eccentricities are adroitly and sometimes darkly drawn, and its themes of memory and identity, When God Was a Rabbit is a love letter to true friendship and fraternal love. Funny, utterly compelling, fully of sparkle, and poignant, too, When God Was a Rabbit heralds the start of a remarkable new literary career.
Fiction

The Night Book

Author: Richard Madeley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471140598

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9349

‘An authentic and exciting story. The perfect summer read’ -- Clare Mackintosh, author of the bestselling I LET YOU GO From the author of the bestselling Some Day I’ll Find You comes a novel of dark suspense set in the Lake District where, beneath the inviting water of the lakes, danger and death are waiting. The summer of 1976 was unprecedented in living memory. Days of blazing sunshine bled into weeks and months. In the Lake District, Cumbria’s mountains and valleys began to resemble a Grecian landscape. People swam in delightfully tropic waters to cool off. But, barely three feet below the surface, the temperature remained just a degree or so above freezing. As the summer blazed on, the drownings began… What if someone wanted to take revenge? To remove an abusive, controlling partner from their life? When and where better to stage a murder and pass it off as an accidental drowning?
Fiction

Some Day I'll Find You

Author: Richard Madeley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471112640

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2646

Richard Madeley's first novel plays beautifully into the heart of commercial fiction, a love story with intrigue and betrayal at its core James Blackwell is sexy and handsome and a fighter pilot - every girl's dream partner. At least that is what Diana Arnold thinks when her brother first introduces them. Before long they are in love and marry hastily just as war is declared. Then fate delivers what is the first of its cruel twists: James, the day of their wedding, is shot down over Northern France and killed. Diana is left not only a widow but pregnant with their child. Ten years later, contentedly remarried, Diana finds herself in the south of France, sitting one morning in a sunny village square. A taxi draws up and she hears the voice of a man speaking English - the unmistakable voice of someone who will set out to torment her and blackmail her and from whom there can be only one means of escape... 'Immaculate storytelling, pacy and beautifully written' Sadie Jones 'A beautifully told tale... Madeley is a lively and engaging storyteller. We can't praise this novel highly enough' Bella
Fiction

Plowing the Dark

A Novel

Author: Richard Powers

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680369X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1805

A dazzling new novel by the author of Galatea 2.2 and Gain In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual-reality researchers races to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American is held hostage, chained to a radiator in another empty white room. What can possibly join these two remote places? Only the shared imagination, a room that these people unwittingly build in common, where they are all about to meet. Adie Klarpol, a skilled but disillusioned artist, comes back to life, revived by the thrill of working with cutting-edge technology. Against the collapse of Cold War empires and the fall of the Berlin Wall, she retreats dangerously into the cyber-realities she has been hired to create. On the other side of the globe, Taimur Martin, an English teacher recovering from a failed love affair, is picked up off the streets in Beirut by Islamic fundamentalists and held in solitary captivity. A mesmerizing fiction that explores the imagination's power to both destroy and save, Plowing the Dark recasts the rules of the novel and stands as Richard Powers's most daring work to date.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Mad Night

Author: Richard Sala

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560976813

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 223

View: 4380

While investigating a series of grisly murders and strange events at the normally tranquil Lone Mountain College, ace detective Judy Drood and her reluctant companion Kasper Keene encounter an assortment of odd characters determined to guard a sinister campus secret.
Fiction

Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184001754

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

View: 4263

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
Fiction

Good Me Bad Me

A Novel

Author: Ali Land

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250087643

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1965

"INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER HOW FAR DOES THE APPLE REALLY FALL FROM THE TREE? Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop was to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. Her foster sister, Phoebe, starts to bully her. A teacher betrays her trust. And her new best friend tempts her into behaving badly. They have no idea who they are dealing with. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all. When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother's daughter"--
Bobbsey Twins (Fictitious characters)

The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore

Author: Laura Lee Hope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bobbsey Twins (Fictitious characters)

Page: 211

View: 4526

The Bobbsey twins visit Ocean Cliff, the seaside home of their cousin Dorothy. While there they enter the water carnival, play on the beach, and witness a shipwreck.
Brothers

When You Were Older

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552776688

Category: Brothers

Page: 416

View: 1642

I was doing my best to get out the door. And then the phone rang. I almost let it go. New York, September 11th 2001 Russell Ammiano is rushing to work when he gets a phone call that saves his life. As the city he loves is hit by unimaginable tragedy, Russell must turn his back and hurry home to Kansas. Kansas, September 14th 2001 Ben Ammiano is mentally disabled, and a creature of habit. Any change to his routine sends him into a spin. But now his estranged brother has reappeared, and Ben's simple, ordered world has turned upside down. In a story as heartbreaking as it is uplifting, two brothers must bury their pasts and learn from each other, if they are to survive.
Juvenile Fiction

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481409948

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4781

Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a 12-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.
Juvenile Fiction

Jewel and Thorn

Author: Richard Poole

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9780689872907

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 391

View: 7385

After her father is attacked and killed, Jewel Ranson begins a quest to avenge his murder, while Thorn Jack, who has stolen a crystal, embarks on his own journey to save his abducted sister.