The Twins

The Richard & Judy Bestseller

Author: Saskia Sarginson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0749958685

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'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

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

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***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

The Stranger

Author: Saskia Sarginson

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349403366

Category:

Page: 384

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We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmall 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. In a devastating love story full of intrigue and dark secrets we find that it is those who are closest to us that can sometimes pose the biggest threat of all. Praise for Saskia Sarginson: 'A stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour' NZ Women's Weekly '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 'Atmospheric, readable, beautifully evoked' Sunday Mirror on Without You

Without You

Author: Saskia Sarginson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517883

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'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

Some Day I'll Find You

Author: Richard Madeley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471112640

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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

Richard and Judy

The Autobiography

Author: Richard Madeley,Judy Finnigan

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 9780340820940

Category: Television personalities

Page: 384

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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.

Summer Sisters

A Novel

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307575241

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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#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

Baby Doll

Author: Hollie Overton

Publisher: Redhook

ISBN: 0316268704

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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.

Getting Away With It

Author: Julie Cohen

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 075535687X

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick Dear Thing, and Where Love Lies, a heartbreaking and uplifting read for anyone who's ever run away - and found their way back home... Liza Haven couldn't wait to escape the small village where she grew up with her perfect identical twin sister, Lee. Her life in LA as a stunt woman is reckless, fast and free - and that's just the way she likes it. But when a near-fatal mistake drives her home, she finds Lee gone and everyone in the village mistaking her for her twin sister. Liza has to deal with her ailing mother, the family ice cream business, and Lee's dangerously attractive boyfriend. Liza's always been the bad twin, but as she struggles to keep up the masquerade and puzzle out where her sister has gone, she realises it's not so simple. She's spent her whole life getting away with it - is it finally time to face up to who she really is and where she really belongs?

When God Was a Rabbit

A Novel

Author: Sarah Winman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608195368

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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.

Baby Doll

The twisted Richard and Judy Book Club thriller

Author: Hollie Overton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536103

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK Read the novel that kept Tess Gerritsen transfixed and entertained until the very last page 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 realise 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. **Don't miss Hollie Overton's explosive second novel, The Walls, out now in hardback and eBook** Praise for Baby Doll ‘What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.’- Tess Gerritsen 'An incredibly powerful debut' - Sunday Mirror ‘Compelling psychological thriller.’ - Daily Express ‘With a narrative that can only be described as 'nuclear', the story of newly freed Lily and her daughter Sky moves at breakneck speed ... It's a really good read.’ - Stylist ‘Compelling first novel ... Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next.’ - Publishers Weekly ‘If Overton’s debut is anything to go by, she’ll soon be up there with the best of them!’ - Peterborough Evening Telegraph ‘Riveting from the first line.’ - Woman's Own ‘Gritty, captivating thriller.’ - Love Reading ‘A gripping page-turner that will make you think about what it means to be free.’ - Glamour South Africa ‘Riveting and difficult to put down.’ - News Gazette ‘You’ll feel the sudden urge to check the locks on your front door.’ - The Line Up ‘A fast paced and intense story that once I started I found I could not put down... the sheer heartbreak and horror of this story will keep you hooked...’ - Feminisia Libros Reviews

Plowing the Dark

A Novel

Author: Richard Powers

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680369X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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.

Amy Snow

A Novel

Author: Tracy Rees

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501128396

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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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.

Beside Myself

Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632864355

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places--just for fun, and just for one day--and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister. With those around her oblivious to her plight, the girl who used to be Helen loses her sense of self and withdraws into a spiral of behavioral problems, delinquency, and mental illness. In time, she's not even sure of her memory of the switch. Twenty-five years later, she receives a call that threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit. Will she take this chance to face her past?

Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184001754

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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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.

Mad Night

Author: Richard Sala

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560976813

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 223

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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.

Florence Grace

From the bestselling author of The Hourglass

Author: Tracy Rees

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1787471829

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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'Possibly the most wonderful book I've ever read. A complete joy' Amazon reviewer. Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence but Florrie is content. But when she is fourteen, she inherits a never-imagined secret: she is related to a wealthy and notorious London family, the Graces. Overnight, Florrie's life changes and she moves from country to city, from poverty to wealth. Cut off from everyone she has ever known, Florrie struggles to learn the rules of this strange new world. And then she must try to fathom her destructive pull towards the enigmatic and troubled Turlington Grace, a man with many dark secrets of his own. What readers are saying about Tracy Rees: "Tracy Rees writes from the heart" Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter "Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction" Lucinda Riley "A beautifully crafted story with added romance" Isabelle Broom "Tracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic" Rosanna Ley


Jewel and Thorn

Author: Richard Poole

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9780689872907

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 391

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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.

When You Were Older

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552776688

Category: Brothers

Page: 416

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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.