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Quicker Than the Eye: Stories
Quicker Than the Eye: Stories
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The internationally acclaimed author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer's skill with twenty-one remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight. A true master tells all, revealing the strange secret of growing young and mad; opening a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries; joining an ancient couple in their wild assassination games; celebrating life and dreams in the unique voice that has favored him across six decades and has enchanted millions of readers the world over.

The Serial Killer s Wife
The Serial Killer s Wife
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A stunning debut ... It richly deserves to be a hit Daily Mail The final double twist is well worth waiting for My Weekly Hooks you in to the drama straight away and does not let you go, even on the last page The Sun Every marriage has its secrets... Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood - they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family. When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now - what if hes crashed his car? She fears the worst. But the worst is beyond imagining. As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband. Theyre saying hes a monster. And theyre saying she knew.

The Open House
The Open House
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Everyone's welcome. But not everyone leaves... Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their Devon family home. But despite the desirable location, the house isn't moving. Not a single viewing so far. When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber agrees, even as she worries about their gossiping neighbours attending and snooping around their home. But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours. Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave. Someone doesn't want the house to sell, and is willing to do anything to stop it...

Love In Lockdown
Love In Lockdown
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A joyful love story set against the backdrop of lockdown - perfect for fans of The Flatshare Do you believe in love before first sight? Lockdown is putting Sophias life on pause - just as she planned to put herself out there and meet someone. When the first clap for the keyworkers rings out around her courtyard, shes moved to tears for all kinds of reasons. Jack is used to living life to the fullest. Hes going stir-crazy after just days isolating. Until the night he hears a woman crying from the balcony under his. He strikes up a conversation with the stranger and puts a smile on her face. Soon their balcony meetings are the highlight of Jack and Sophias days. But even as they grow closer together, theyre always kept apart. Can they fall in love during a lockdown? Relatable and uplifting OK! Magazine A beautifully warm, touching, heart-lifting tale of love in crazy times. I was rooting for Jack and Sophia Fiona Gibson, author of When Life Gives You Lemons Beautifully written, Love in Lockdown is a lesson in how love can succeed against the odds Sue Moorcroft, author of Christmas Wishes A true love story for our time. Skilfully crafted, entertaining, tender and utterly credible. Its uplifting and I loved every word Judy Leigh, author of A Grand Old Time Wonderful ... A heartwarming dose of romance that will lift your spirits Bella I have never laughed and cried so much, and I truly hope this is made into a movie ... truly magical and will stay with me for a lifetime ***** NetGalley Review

The Lucky Escape
The Lucky Escape
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It whisked me away on a much-needed holiday Beth OLeary I cant remember the last time a book made me forget I had a phone Stacey Halls What an absolute delight! Emily Henry One cancelled wedding When the day finally comes for Annie to marry Alexander, the last thing she expects is to be left standing at the altar. She was so sure he was Mr Right. Now, she has no idea how she could have got it so wrong. One unexpected encounter After a chance meeting with Patrick, an old friend who reminds her of who she used to be, Annie takes a vow of her own: shell say yes to every opportunity that comes her way from now on. One spare ticket for the honeymoon Could a spontaneous trip with Patrick be the way to mend Annies heart? Shes about to find out as she embarks on her honeymoon - with a man whos not her husband... Praise for The Lucky Escape: I cant remember the last time a book made me forget I had a phone. Pure escapist fiction! STACEY HALLS, author of Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick The Familiars The Lucky Escape is Lauras best book yet. It whisked me away on a much-needed holiday - this is exactly the book we all need right now! BETH OLEARY, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Road Trip What an absolute delight! A romantic, relaxing, inspiring not-quite-honeymoon in book form, with a surprising emotional heft behind it. I love it! EMILY HENRY, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read Smart and funny. The perfect escape. SARAH MORGAN, bestselling author of The Summer Seekers This was exactly the escapist book Ive been craving. Full of fun and charm, Id recommend it to anyone wishing to be whisked away by an utterly feel-good love story. HOLLY MILLER, author of Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick The Sight of You

Beneath the Skin
Beneath the Skin
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Three women. Three secrets.Antonia is beautiful and happily married. Her life is perfect. So why does she hurt herself when nobody’s watching?Sophie is witty, smart and married to the best-looking man in town. She likes a drink, but who doesn’t?Olivia is pretending to be a happy wife and mother. But her secret could tear her family apart.Their lies start small, they always do. But if they don’t watch out, the consequences will be deadly. . . . . . . . . . . .

Her Name Was Rose
Her Name Was Rose
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Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.And then she makes a decision she can never take back.Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11 Missed Calls
11 Missed Calls
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Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared.But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she’s never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff.Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack – but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there’s no-one left to help her, least of all her family.And then a body is found .

Just Like Heaven
Just Like Heaven
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Honoria Smythe-Smith is: A) a really bad violinist B) still miffed at being nicknamed "Bug" as a child C) not in love with her older brother's best friend D) all of the above Marcus Holroyd is: A) the Earl of Chatteris B) regrettably prone to sprained ankles C) not in love with his best friend's younger sister D) all of the above Together they: A) eat quite a bit of chocolate cake B) survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance C) fall quite desperately in love It's Julia Quinn at her best, so you know the answer is . . . D) all of the above

The Other Miss Bridgerton
The Other Miss Bridgerton
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There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings. In the third of the Bridgerton Prequel series, we go back to where it all began. . . from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn She was in the wrong place... Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captains bed... He found her at the wrong time... Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, hes stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real-and his duty to the Crown means hes stuck with her. Can two wrongs make the most perfect right When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal-though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrews secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart...

First Comes Scandal
First Comes Scandal
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She was given two choices... Georgiana Bridgerton isnt against the idea of marriage. Shed just thought shed have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after shes abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life. Enter Option #3 As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in Edinburgh, where hes close to completing his medical studies, and he has no time-or interest-to find a wife. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton-his literal girl-next-door-is facing ruin, he knows what he must do. A Marriage of Convenience It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought shed say no. Georgie doesnt want to be anyones sacrifice, and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends... or could they? But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love...

Because of Miss Bridgerton
Because of Miss Bridgerton
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Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...This is not one of those times. Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband...someday. Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should...Or not. There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but hes arrogant, annoying, and shes absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she cant stand the sight of him, either. But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor...Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they cant abide is the one person they cant live without...

The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband
The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband
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There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings. In this second of the Bridgerton Prequel series, following Because of Miss Bridgerton, we go back to where it all began. . . from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn. While you were sleeping... With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. Hes unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldiers life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie... I told everyone I was your wife When Edward comes to, hes more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out three months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is--even if he does not recall her face--and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though hed always assumed hed marry his neighbor back in England. If only it were true... Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself--completely--to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.

A Night Like This
A Night Like This
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Anne Wynter might not be who she says she is... But she's managing quite well as a governess to three highborn young ladies. Her job can be a challenge—in a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play that might be a tragedy (or might be a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he's the first man who has truly tempted her, and it's getting harder and harder to remind herself that a governess has no business flirting with a nobleman. Daniel Smythe-Smith Might be in mortal danger... But that's not going to stop the young earl from falling in love. And when he spies a mysterious woman at his family's annual musicale, he vows to pursue her, even if that means spending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's a unicorn. But Daniel has an enemy, one who has vowed to see him dead. And when Anne is thrown into peril, he will stop at nothing to ensure their happy ending...

The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy
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Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second—or third—look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one. Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something . . . even as her heart tells her to say yes.

The Ladies of Missalonghi
The Ladies of Missalonghi
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Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain, shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of near poverty at Missalonghi, her familys pitifullysmall homestead in Australias Blue Mountains. But Its a brandnew century-the twentieth-a time for new thoughts and boldnew actions. And Missy Wright is about to set every self-righteous tongue in the town of Byron wagging. Because she hasjust set her sights on a mysterious, mistrusted and unsuspectingstranger ... who just might be Prince-Charming in disguise.

Splendid
Splendid
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There are two things everyone knows about Alexander Ridgely. One, he's the Duke of Ashbourne. And two, he has no plans to marry anytime soon... That is until a redheaded American throws herself in front of a carriage to save his young nephew's life. She's everything Alex never thought a woman could be—smart and funny, principled and brave. But she's a servant, completely unsuitable for a highborn duke—unless, perhaps, she's not quite what she seems... American heiress Emma Dunster might be surrounded by Englishmen, but that doesn't mean she intends to marry one—even if she has agreed to participate in one London Season. When she slipped out of her cousins' home, dressed as a kitchen maid, all she wanted was one last taste of anonymity before her debut. She never dreamed she'd find herself in the arms of a dangerously handsome duke... or that he'd be quite so upset when he discovered her true identity. But true love tends to blossom just when one least expects it, and passion can melt even the most stubborn of hearts.

Ten Things I Love About You
Ten Things I Love About You
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A perennial New York Times bestselling author, whose books have reached as high as #1, Julia Quinn returns with Ten Things I Love About You, another clever, witty, and delightful historical romance. Author Jill Barnett calls the incomparable Quinn, "Truly our contemporary Jane Austen," Time magazine says her books are, "Smart, funny"--and this absolutely delicious tale of a beautiful country girl equally desired by an aging lecherous lord and his handsome rogue of a nephew is further proof that, "1. [Quinns] characters are engaging, fun, and witty. 2. [Her] dialogue is engaging, fun and witty" (Orlando Sentinel).

The Shadow Man
The Shadow Man
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The brand new crime thriller from the bestselling author of the Perfect series - Helen Fields is back with her first stand-alone novel! He collects his victims. But he doesnt keep them safe. Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They dont know where they are, and they dont know why theyre there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he wont let them go. Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth. Because the shadow man isnt a nightmare. Hes all too real. And hes watching. Helen Fields is back with a heart-pounding new book, perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and Stuart MacBride.

Have You Seen Me?
Have You Seen Me?
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A dagger-sharp, whip-smart new thriller A.J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Shes desperate to find her missing memories - but they could unlock her worst nightmares... Ally walks into her office one morning, only to be told she hasnt worked there in five years. Although she pieces together her past, the last two days remain in darkness. What was so traumatic it made her disconnect from her happy life? And why does it feel like someone is trying to keep her memories buried?