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Peter Donnelly

Crime Mystery Thriller

The Tenant – Katrine Engberg

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December 9, 2019
The Tenant Book Cover The Tenant
Kørner Werner
Katrine Engberg
Fiction
Gallery/Scout Press
January 14, 2020
Kindle
368

An electrifying work of literary suspense from international bestselling author Katrine Engberg, this stunning debut introduces two police detectives struggling to solve a shocking murder and stop a killer hell-bent on revenge. When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, who’s a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist—and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery she’s writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous. But Esther’s role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems. Is she the culprit—or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance? Anette and Jeppe must dig more deeply into the two women’s pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller. Hailed as “inconceivably thrilling” (Fyens Stiftstidende, Denmark), The Tenant is a work of stunning originality that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Succession

Katrine Engberg’s debut Scandinavian noir thriller, The Tenant is a gritty crime mystery with a riveting plot that is intricately constructed. Katrine bases her story in Copenhagen and crafts a Nordic…

Childrens Fantasy Historical Fiction

Animal Farm – George Orwell

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December 5, 2019
Animal Farm Book Cover Animal Farm
George Orwell
Fiction
Plume Books
2003
Paperback
97

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

Elucidation

An extremely famous and popular book that carries a major political message. Essentially Animal Farm is a parody of communism from the Bolshevik revolution, to the Soviet Union under…

Literary Fiction

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

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December 5, 2019
My Sister's Keeper Book Cover My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
Fiction
Simon and Schuster
2005-02
Paperback
423

A popular novel about a girl suing her parents because they want her to donate a kidney to her sister was named by the American Library Association as one of the top 10 books banned in 2009, with the novel being pulled from the shelves for a host of reasons, including homosexuality, sexually explicit material, religious viewpoint, drugs and suicide. Reprint. A best-selling book.

Emancipation

My Sister’s Keeper is a hugely compelling novel that explores an agonising moral dilemma of doing everything possible for your child – but can you choose between your children. It…

Reviews

The Lies We Hide – S. E. Lynes

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December 1, 2019
The Lies We Hide Book Cover The Lies We Hide
S.E. Lynes
Fiction
Bookouture
December 4, 2019
Kindle

The truth can set you free, or make you a prisoner… Thirty years ago, Nicola Watson lived with her parents and older brother in a respectable suburb. At ten years old, she didn’t yet understand why her stomach tightened when she heard her father’s heavy tread as he returned home late at night, or why it made her brother Graham’s stammer get worse, or why one night her mother Carol woke them both, wide-eyed and whispering, and took them out of their home and into the unknown. Now a successful lawyer in the city, with a life poles apart from her dark beginnings, Nicola has returned home for her mother’s funeral. But as she stands in her mother’s house, remembering the woman who sacrificed everything for her children, Nicola has to confront the guilt that she feels for leaving her family behind. And the belief that she played a part in the events that led to her brother going to prison for murder. All Carol wanted was to protect her children, but escaping her husband was only the beginning of the story. And when Nicola learns the truth of what her mother did, it will change everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. A gripping, emotional story of family secrets, and the strength of a mother’s love in the darkest times. The next powerful read for fans of The Silent Wife, Kerry Lonsdale and Emily Bleeker. Readers are loving The Lies We Hide! ‘I sobbed a good way through The Lies We Hide and for two days my life went on hold while the story of Carol, Graham and Nicola held me hostage, emerging red eyed, exhausted and elated – without a tissue left in the house. My initial response on finishing was an inarticulate, ‘Wow!'… A book that stays with you, that has you thinking about your own values, your own family, your own secrets, that haunts your dreams and fills your waking hours – now that’s a book to read, keep and read again.’

Preservation

The Lies We Hide is a disturbing, heart-breaking and cleverly observed story of abuse and its repercussions on a family. This family drama delves into the moments that constitute the…

Reviews

All the Rage – Cara Hunter

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November 26, 2019
All the Rage Book Cover All the Rage
DI Adam Fawley
Cara Hunter
Crime Thriller
Penguin Books
October 3, 2019
Kindle
416

The first girl came back. The next won't be so lucky. A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is bizarre. Grabbed from off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. And yet she refuses to press charges and claims the whole thing was just an April Fool gone wrong. DI Fawley investigates, but there's little he can do without the girl's co-operation. Is she hiding something, and if so, what? And why does Fawley keep getting the feeling it's related to a case from his past, a case he's spent years trying to forget? And then another girl disappears, and Adam no longer has a choice: he has to face his demons, whatever the cost, professional or personal. Because unless he does, this victim may not be coming back . . .

Malice

A modern police investigation thriller full of dark suspense and intrigue, around moral dilemmas that will and rightfully propel this book to bestseller status. All the Rage is a crime drama…