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McBeth’s second novel builds on the success of her first psychological thriller, Precious Thing, but spins an even darker, more claustrophobic world of murder, lies and suspense.

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When Coco learns that her mother Elizabeth is about to die, her life turns upside down. She returns home to care for her ailing mother but cannot settle to the task, finding herself beset with confusion and with raging appetites for food, drink and sex.

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At a dark, dingy bar in San Francisco, Emily drinks whisky and contemplates what she should do with her life when a Russian businessman approaches her. Offering money and drugs, Emily is easily swayed and asks little questions about what her job would be.

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A novel that’s a page turner but which also deals with serious issues is a good recipe for successful YA fiction.

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An intelligent, plot driven thriller Genocide of One is the first of Kazuaki Takano’s books to be translated into English.

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I was so, so thrilled when I first glimpsed the bacon-adorned cover of Man Food. Despite the gendered title raising my feminist hackles, I was quite able to forgive Billy Law once I’d checked out his recipes.

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Seventeen-year-old Shelby lives with her mum, Shaylene, a frumpy court stenographer who cross stitches Scottish scenery for a hobby despite never having been to Scotland.

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Set in 1864, Nunslinger tells the story of Sister Thomas Josephine a Visitandine nun who has chosen to travel out to the state of California to bring God and her nursing skills to the Catholic mission in San Francisco. On the way however her wagon train is attacked and burned out.

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Jurado exploits the shady netherworld of conspiracy theories, underworld hit men and agonising choices in his page-turning thriller set in Washington D.C. Widower and top neurosurgeon Dr David Evans is to operate on the president in 55 hours.

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