October 17, 2019
The highly-anticipated new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sister - available for pre-order now 'Beautifully, elegantly written, SO gripping, intelligent, timely, affecting and moving' Marian Keyes
In a rural English village in the middle of a snowstorm, the unthinkable happens: the school is under siege. From the wounded headmaster barricaded in the library, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the pregnant police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the terrified 8-year-old Syrian refugee, to the kids sheltering in the school theatre still rehearsing Macbeth, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and try to save the people they love . . . In an intense exploration of fear and violence, courage and redemption, Rosamund Lupton takes us deep into the heart of human experience.
Rosamund Lupton is a gifted author that masterfully develops plots where great characters portray human emotions and relationships in scenarios that test what it really means to love and…
The Dutch House
September 24, 2019
Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. "'Do you think it's possible to ever see the past as it actually was?' I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer." At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they're together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they've lost with humor and rage. But when at last they're forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time.
The Dutch House is a story of siblings, Danny and Maeve Conroy, their obsessive connection with the iconic family house, they lived in as young children, and how their lives…
His Bloody Project
Graeme Macrae Burnet
November 5, 2015
A brutal triple murder in a remote northwestern crofting community in 1869 leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. There.s no question that Macrae is guilty, but the police and courts must uncover what drove him to murder the local village constable. And who were the other two victims? Ultimately, Macrae.s fate hinges on one key question: is he insane? ?A story ingeniously recounted through the accused.s memoir, trial transcripts and newspaper reports, His Bloody Project is a riveting literary thriller that will appeal to fans of Hannah Kent.s Buria
In September 1869, Roderick (Roddy) Macrae is held for the brutal murders of 3 members of the Mackenzie family – Lachlan Mackenzie, his daughter Flora and his infant son…
Five Hundred Poor
Central Avenue Publishing
From acclaimed author, Noah Milligan, comes a short story collection, Five Hundred Poor. The title comes from Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, "Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions." These are ten stories of those five hundred poor, the jaded, the disillusioned, and the disenfranchised.
Five Hundred Poor is a very clever, fascinating and uniquely constructed book. There are 10 short stories that are unconnected in terms of storyline, but they combine to create a…
The Turn of the Key
August 8, 2019
Ruth Ware, the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller returns with another page-turning psychological thriller. When she stumbles across the advert, she's looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten by the luxurious 'smart' home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn't know is that she's stepping into a nightmare - one that will end with a child dead and her in a cell awaiting trial for murder. She knows she's made mistakes. But, she maintains, she's not guilty - at least not of murder. Which means someone else is. Full of spellbinding menace, The Turn of the Key is a gripping modern-day haunted house thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time. Available for pre-order now. Praise for Ruth Ware: 'Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty...I devoured it' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House 'Dark and dramatic...part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting' A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window 'One of the best thriller writers around' Independent 'Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train' The Sun 'Dark, unsettling, brilliant' HEAT 'Deliciously dark and spooky' Sunday Mirror
Turn of the Key is an unnerving story told by a murder suspect as she recounts the background and incident to the death of a child while she was the…