Spydus Search Results - New books https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22LASTMONTH%20-%20THISMONTH%22%20-%20MINOR%3A%20ITD16)%20-%20BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22%3C%20LASTMONTH%22)%20%2B%20BFRMT%3A%20BK&QRYTEXT=New%20books&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © Civica Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. To the lions / Holly Watt. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=363663&CF=BIB A journalist must follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her. Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, has infiltrated the lives and exposed the lies of countless politicians and power players. Using her network of contacts, Casey is always on the search for the next big story, no matter how much danger this might place her in, no matter what cost emotionally. Tipped off by an overheard conversation at an exclusive London nightclub, she begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy young British man, whose death has left his fiancee and family devastated. Casey's determined hunt for the truth will take her from the glitz of St-Tropez to the deserts of Libya and on to the very darkest corners of the human mind. A journalist must follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her. Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, has infiltrated the lives and exposed the lies of countless politicians and power players. Using her network of contacts, Casey is always on the search for the next big story, no matter how much danger this might place her in, no matter what cost emotionally. Tipped off by an overheard conversation at an exclusive London nightclub, she begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy young British man, whose death has left his fiancee and family devastated. Casey's determined hunt for the truth will take her from the glitz of St-Tropez to the deserts of Libya and on to the very darkest corners of the human mind.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Watt, Holly<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Raven Books, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019<br />437 pages : map ; 20 cm.<br />Casey Benedict ; 1<br /><br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - WATT - Available - 010110019<br /> A widow's courage / Anna Jacobs. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=364976&CF=BIB Lancashire 1934. Three years after her husband's sudden death, Stella comes into some money unexpectedly and decides to make a new start in the country. She settles on Ellin Valley, where she quickly begins to make friends. She falls in love with a cottage in Birch End, but an unscrupulous man wants it too. Will she be able to buy her dream home? Life has changed drastically for local handyman Wilf Pollard as well. When tragedy strikes, Wilf is left as the only support of his two young children. But his friends rally round to help so that he can pull his life together and take up an exciting new job with a well-respected builder. Some of the local council are eager to deal with the squalid conditions of the Backshaw Moss slum, but others will stop at nothing to keep their profitable rents. And Stella's dream cottage is threatened by their plans to build yet more cheap housing. Can Stella, Wilf and the residents of Birch End pull together to make sure good triumphs over evil? Lancashire 1934. Three years after her husband's sudden death, Stella comes into some money unexpectedly and decides to make a new start in the country. She settles on Ellin Valley, where she quickly begins to make friends. She falls in love with a cottage in Birch End, but an unscrupulous man wants it too. Will she be able to buy her dream home? Life has changed drastically for local handyman Wilf Pollard as well. When tragedy strikes, Wilf is left as the only support of his two young children. But his friends rally round to help so that he can pull his life together and take up an exciting new job with a well-respected builder. Some of the local council are eager to deal with the squalid conditions of the Backshaw Moss slum, but others will stop at nothing to keep their profitable rents. And Stella's dream cottage is threatened by their plans to build yet more cheap housing. Can Stella, Wilf and the residents of Birch End pull together to make sure good triumphs over evil?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Jacobs, Anna<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton , 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />368 pages ; 25 cm.<br />Birch End saga ; 2<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - JACO - Available - 010109839<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - JACO - Available - 010109822<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - JACO - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 01 May 2020) - 010109815<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - JACO - Available - 010109846<br /> My lies, your lies / Susan Lewis. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365105&CF=BIB Joely tells other people's secrets for a living. As a ghost writer, she's used to scandal -- but this just might be her strangest assignment yet. Freda has never told her story to anyone before. But now she's ready to set the record straight and to right a wrong that's haunted her for forty years. Freda's memoir begins with a 15-year-old girl falling madly in love with her teacher. It ends in a way Joely could never possibly have imagined. As the story unravels, Joely is spun deeper into a world of secrets and lies. Delving further into Freda's past, Joely's sure she can uncover the truth... But does she want to? Joely tells other people's secrets for a living. As a ghost writer, she's used to scandal -- but this just might be her strangest assignment yet. Freda has never told her story to anyone before. But now she's ready to set the record straight and to right a wrong that's haunted her for forty years. Freda's memoir begins with a 15-year-old girl falling madly in love with her teacher. It ends in a way Joely could never possibly have imagined. As the story unravels, Joely is spun deeper into a world of secrets and lies. Delving further into Freda's past, Joely's sure she can uncover the truth... But does she want to?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lewis, Susan, 1956-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />399 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - LEWI - Available - 010109112<br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - LEWI - Available - 010109105<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - LEWI - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 04 May 2020) - 010109129<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - LEWI - Available - 010109099<br /> Gathering dark / Candice Fox. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365127&CF=BIB A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together, they're a missing girl's only hope. Dr Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She's determined to keep her nose clean to win back custody of her son. But when her former cellmate, Sneak Lawlor, begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line. Joined by LA's most feared underworld figure, Ada Maverick, the crew of criminals bring outlaw tactics to the search for Dayly. Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a $7 million mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one. It's been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for the cold-blooded murder of her neighbour. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor and her friends late one night she expects abuse, maybe even violence. What comes instead is a plea for help. A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together, they're a missing girl's only hope. Dr Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She's determined to keep her nose clean to win back custody of her son. But when her former cellmate, Sneak Lawlor, begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line. Joined by LA's most feared underworld figure, Ada Maverick, the crew of criminals bring outlaw tactics to the search for Dayly. Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a $7 million mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one. It's been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for the cold-blooded murder of her neighbour. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor and her friends late one night she expects abuse, maybe even violence. What comes instead is a plea for help.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Fox, Candice<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>North Sydney, NSW : Bantam, part of the Penguin Random House Group, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />407 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Jessica Sanchez ; 1<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">8 reserves</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - FOX - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010110996<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - FOX - Available - 010110958<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - FOX - Available - 010111023<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - FOX - Available - 010110965<br /> The Dickens boy / Tom Keneally. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365128&CF=BIB "In the late 1800s, rather than run the risk of his under-achieving sons tarnishing his reputation at home, Charles Dickens sent two of them to Australia. The tenth child of Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn, had consistently proved unable 'to apply himself ' to school or life. So aged sixteen, he is sent, as his brother Alfred was before him, to Australia. Plorn arrives in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. He is sent out to a 2000-square-mile station in remotest New South Wales to learn to become a man, and a gentleman stockman, from the most diverse and toughest of companions. In the outback he becomes enmeshed with Paakantji, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women. Plorn, unexpectedly, encounters the same veneration of his father and familiarity with Dickens' work in Australia as was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushrangers, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women, Plorn meets extraordinary people and enjoys wonderful adventures as he works to prove himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a triumph."--Publisher's website. "In the late 1800s, rather than run the risk of his under-achieving sons tarnishing his reputation at home, Charles Dickens sent two of them to Australia. The tenth child of Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn, had consistently proved unable 'to apply himself ' to school or life. So aged sixteen, he is sent, as his brother Alfred was before him, to Australia. Plorn arrives in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. He is sent out to a 2000-square-mile station in remotest New South Wales to learn to become a man, and a gentleman stockman, from the most diverse and toughest of companions. In the outback he becomes enmeshed with Paakantji, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women. Plorn, unexpectedly, encounters the same veneration of his father and familiarity with Dickens' work in Australia as was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushrangers, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women, Plorn meets extraordinary people and enjoys wonderful adventures as he works to prove himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a triumph."--Publisher's website.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Keneally, Tomas, 1935-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Docklands, Victoria] : Vintage, part of the Penguin Random House Group, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />392 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - KENE - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010110750<br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - KENE - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010110781<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - KENE - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 27 Apr 2020) - 010110774<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - KENE - Available - 010110767<br /> The beautiful mother / Katherine Scholes. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365131&CF=BIB In a remote part of Tanzania known as the Cradle of Humankind, Essie Lawrence lives with her husband in an archaeologist's camp. One morning a chance encounter with two strangers out in the field sees her making a rash promise - one she has no idea how she can keep. When she returns home, she has a black baby in her arms, a motherless infant, too young even to have a name. From now until the coming of the rains, Essie is to care for the little girl. And then hand her back. Bringing a baby to the research base is just the first of many taboos Essie is about to break. As she becomes immersed in a life-changing experience, she finds that her marriage, her career - everything she's worked for - is put at risk. And as her heart opens up to new life and new love, she is led back into her past, to memories of her own mother and her first home on the island of Tasmania, at the far end of the world. In the shadow of the Maasai Holy Mountain of God, on the shores of the flamingo lake, personal stories are played out alongside the Lawrences' quest to find the origins of the human species. Nightmares and dreams go hand in hand. What is real and what will turn to dust? Whose wisdom will stand the test of time? And after a season of being a mother, will Essie be able to survive the hardest challenge of all? To love, and then let go... An exquisite and heart-piercing story of one woman's bond with a baby, The Beautiful Mother will resonate with every parent, crossing time, place and culture. It is an unforgettable exploration of what it really means to be a family, revealing the deep need we all have to find our own tribe. In a remote part of Tanzania known as the Cradle of Humankind, Essie Lawrence lives with her husband in an archaeologist's camp. One morning a chance encounter with two strangers out in the field sees her making a rash promise - one she has no idea how she can keep. When she returns home, she has a black baby in her arms, a motherless infant, too young even to have a name. From now until the coming of the rains, Essie is to care for the little girl. And then hand her back. Bringing a baby to the research base is just the first of many taboos Essie is about to break. As she becomes immersed in a life-changing experience, she finds that her marriage, her career - everything she's worked for - is put at risk. And as her heart opens up to new life and new love, she is led back into her past, to memories of her own mother and her first home on the island of Tasmania, at the far end of the world. In the shadow of the Maasai Holy Mountain of God, on the shores of the flamingo lake, personal stories are played out alongside the Lawrences' quest to find the origins of the human species. Nightmares and dreams go hand in hand. What is real and what will turn to dust? Whose wisdom will stand the test of time? And after a season of being a mother, will Essie be able to survive the hardest challenge of all? To love, and then let go... An exquisite and heart-piercing story of one woman's bond with a baby, The Beautiful Mother will resonate with every parent, crossing time, place and culture. It is an unforgettable exploration of what it really means to be a family, revealing the deep need we all have to find our own tribe.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Scholes, Katherine<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Docklands, Vic.] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />470 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SCHO - Available - 010110859<br /> The final deception / Heather Graham. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365248&CF=BIB How do you confront a threat that is hiding in plain sight? FBI agent Craig Frasier and psychologist Kieran Finnegan hunt an escaped serial killer in the latest explosive thriller in the New York Confidential series. It was one of Kieran's most chilling cases: her assessment of a murderer known as the Fireman. There was no doubt that the man needed to be locked away. Now Craig is called to a gruesome crime scene that matches the killer's methods, and news breaks that the Fireman has escaped prison. Amid a citywide manhunt, Kieran and Craig need to untangle a web of deceit, privilege and greed. They suspect that those closest to the killer have been drawn into his evil, or else someone is using another man's madness and cruelty to disguise their crimes. When their investigation brings the danger right to the doorstep of Finnegan's Pub, Kieran and Craig will have to be smarter and bolder than ever before, because this time it's personal, and they have everything to lose. -- provided by publisher How do you confront a threat that is hiding in plain sight? FBI agent Craig Frasier and psychologist Kieran Finnegan hunt an escaped serial killer in the latest explosive thriller in the New York Confidential series. It was one of Kieran's most chilling cases: her assessment of a murderer known as the Fireman. There was no doubt that the man needed to be locked away. Now Craig is called to a gruesome crime scene that matches the killer's methods, and news breaks that the Fireman has escaped prison. Amid a citywide manhunt, Kieran and Craig need to untangle a web of deceit, privilege and greed. They suspect that those closest to the killer have been drawn into his evil, or else someone is using another man's madness and cruelty to disguise their crimes. When their investigation brings the danger right to the doorstep of Finnegan's Pub, Kieran and Craig will have to be smarter and bolder than ever before, because this time it's personal, and they have everything to lose. -- provided by publisher<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Graham, Heather<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2020]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />298 pages ; 24 cm.<br />New York confidential ; 5<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - GRAH - Available - 010110835<br /> Torched / Kimberley Starr. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365397&CF=BIB A small Yarra Valley town has been devastated by a bushfire, and Reefton Primary School principal Phoebe Warton can't sleep. She's the single mother of eighteen-year-old Caleb who is accused of starting the fire -- on purpose. Twelve people are dead, students from her school among them; only a monster would cause such carnage. But where was her son was that day? No one knows but Caleb, and he's not talking. Against mounting community rage, Phoebe sets out to clear her son. But every avenue leads back to Caleb. Why did he vanish from his Country Fire Authority shift? Who else was at the abandoned goldmine that day? Why is Caleb refusing to speak? Phoebe will be forced to confront the nature of guilt and redemption, and decide what boundaries she is willing to cross to save the son she loves. A small Yarra Valley town has been devastated by a bushfire, and Reefton Primary School principal Phoebe Warton can't sleep. She's the single mother of eighteen-year-old Caleb who is accused of starting the fire -- on purpose. Twelve people are dead, students from her school among them; only a monster would cause such carnage. But where was her son was that day? No one knows but Caleb, and he's not talking. Against mounting community rage, Phoebe sets out to clear her son. But every avenue leads back to Caleb. Why did he vanish from his Country Fire Authority shift? Who else was at the abandoned goldmine that day? Why is Caleb refusing to speak? Phoebe will be forced to confront the nature of guilt and redemption, and decide what boundaries she is willing to cross to save the son she loves.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Starr, Kimberley<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Neutral Bay, NSW : Pantera Press, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />405 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - STAR - Available - 010108795<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - STAR - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010108801<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - STAR - Available - 010108788<br /> Stone cross / Marc Cameron. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365403&CF=BIB In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets ... Winter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska--and so does hunting season. Caribou and moose are a major source of food through the long, dark months ahead. But Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game. A federal judge is receiving death threats and refuses protection. Cutter and his deputy Lola Teariki have been assigned to shadow him on his trip to this icy outland to make sure that he's safe. But they quickly discover that no one is ever really safe in a place like this. And no one is above suspicion. When Cutter and Lola arrive, the village is already gripped with fear. A young couple has disappeared from their fishing lodge, just eight miles upriver. Their handyman has been found dead, next to a crude drawing of a mysterious symbol. To make matters worse, a dense fog has descended on the region, isolating the town from civilization. With the judge's life still at risk, and two people still missing, Cutter and Lola have their work cut out for them. But navigating the small-town customs and blood-bound traditions of this close-knit community won't be easy. When the secrets come out, the deadly hunt is on because in Alaska, nothing runs colder than blood. -- Provided by publisher. In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets ... Winter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska--and so does hunting season. Caribou and moose are a major source of food through the long, dark months ahead. But Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game. A federal judge is receiving death threats and refuses protection. Cutter and his deputy Lola Teariki have been assigned to shadow him on his trip to this icy outland to make sure that he's safe. But they quickly discover that no one is ever really safe in a place like this. And no one is above suspicion. When Cutter and Lola arrive, the village is already gripped with fear. A young couple has disappeared from their fishing lodge, just eight miles upriver. Their handyman has been found dead, next to a crude drawing of a mysterious symbol. To make matters worse, a dense fog has descended on the region, isolating the town from civilization. With the judge's life still at risk, and two people still missing, Cutter and Lola have their work cut out for them. But navigating the small-town customs and blood-bound traditions of this close-knit community won't be easy. When the secrets come out, the deadly hunt is on because in Alaska, nothing runs colder than blood. -- Provided by publisher.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cameron, Marc<br />First Kensington hardcover edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />viii, 326 pages ; 24 cm<br />Arliss Cutter ; 2<br /><br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - CAME - Available - 010110361<br /> Circle of death / Chris Ryan. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=365958&CF=BIB Ex-SAS heroes Bald and Porter take on the Deep State in the nail-shredding new Strike Back thriller. In a world run by rich and powerful men, Julian Cantwell is more powerful than most. A ruthless political consultant, Cantwell has manipulated elections around the world, bribing opponents and blackmailing political rivals. Doing whatever it takes for his clients to win. But when a freelance journalist threatens to expose his alleged involvement in a terrifying conspiracy, Cantwell suddenly finds himself under threat. Backed into a corner, he is forced to take drastic action. Meanwhile in London, former Regiment hero John Porter and ex-SAS vagabond John Bald are drafted in by their MI6 paymasters for a highly secretive - and dangerous - mission. A respected British academic has been arrested in chaos-stricken Venezuela. Accused of spying for the British government, she is being held captive by the President's notorious security forces. Working alongside a team of ex-Navy SEALs, Bald and Porter are tasked with infiltrating Venezuela and rescuing the academic before she caves in to her interrogators. But as they get closer to their target, Bald and Porter begin to uncover a terrifying plot. A conspiracy that goes right to the very heart of power. To survive, they must face down their deadliest enemy yet, in a desperate fight to the death. In the battle between the SAS and the Navy SEALs there can be only one winner. Will Bald and Porter prevail? Or have our heroes finally met their match? Ex-SAS heroes Bald and Porter take on the Deep State in the nail-shredding new Strike Back thriller. In a world run by rich and powerful men, Julian Cantwell is more powerful than most. A ruthless political consultant, Cantwell has manipulated elections around the world, bribing opponents and blackmailing political rivals. Doing whatever it takes for his clients to win. But when a freelance journalist threatens to expose his alleged involvement in a terrifying conspiracy, Cantwell suddenly finds himself under threat. Backed into a corner, he is forced to take drastic action. Meanwhile in London, former Regiment hero John Porter and ex-SAS vagabond John Bald are drafted in by their MI6 paymasters for a highly secretive - and dangerous - mission. A respected British academic has been arrested in chaos-stricken Venezuela. Accused of spying for the British government, she is being held captive by the President's notorious security forces. Working alongside a team of ex-Navy SEALs, Bald and Porter are tasked with infiltrating Venezuela and rescuing the academic before she caves in to her interrogators. But as they get closer to their target, Bald and Porter begin to uncover a terrifying plot. A conspiracy that goes right to the very heart of power. To survive, they must face down their deadliest enemy yet, in a desperate fight to the death. In the battle between the SAS and the Navy SEALs there can be only one winner. Will Bald and Porter prevail? Or have our heroes finally met their match?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Ryan, Chris, 1961-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Coronet, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />308 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Strike back ; 5<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - RYAN - Available - 010110828<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - RYAN - Available - 010110927<br /> The bench / Saskia Sarginson. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366554&CF=BIB It begins at the end. It begins on a bench, on a heath, where a woman waits for a man. Ten years ago, they made a pact: On this bench, on this day, they will end a love affair that's spanned three decades, or start again. They should never have met. They should never have fallen in love. But they did, until a lie separated them for a lifetime. Can they fix the mistake, forgive the lie, erase the years in-between? Can what was lost ever truly be found? It begins at the end. It begins on a bench, on a heath, where a woman waits for a man. Ten years ago, they made a pact: On this bench, on this day, they will end a love affair that's spanned three decades, or start again. They should never have met. They should never have fallen in love. But they did, until a lie separated them for a lifetime. Can they fix the mistake, forgive the lie, erase the years in-between? Can what was lost ever truly be found?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sarginson, Saskia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Piatkus, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />362 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SARG - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 01 May 2020) - 010109969<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SARG - Available - 010109976<br /> Lilies, lies and love / Jackie French. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366556&CF=BIB As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty. The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII wishes to marry American divorcee, and suspected German agent, Wallis Simpson. Top-secret documents that the king must read and sign are being neglected for weeks, and some are even turning up in Berlin. And as Germany grows its military might with many thousands of new fighter planes every year, Britain and its empire are under increasing threat. Can Miss Lily's most successful protégé, Sophie Vaile, the Countess of Shillings, seduce the new king, prevent his marriage to Wallis Simpson, and turn him from fascism? And if a man can sacrifice his life for his country, should a woman hesitate to sacrifice her honour? Based on new correspondence found in German archives, Lilies, Love and Lies is a work of fiction. Or is it? In the fourth title in the Miss Lily series, Jackie French explores one of the most controversial events in history that saw the unthinkable happen when a king chose love over duty. As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty. The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII wishes to marry American divorcee, and suspected German agent, Wallis Simpson. Top-secret documents that the king must read and sign are being neglected for weeks, and some are even turning up in Berlin. And as Germany grows its military might with many thousands of new fighter planes every year, Britain and its empire are under increasing threat. Can Miss Lily's most successful protégé, Sophie Vaile, the Countess of Shillings, seduce the new king, prevent his marriage to Wallis Simpson, and turn him from fascism? And if a man can sacrifice his life for his country, should a woman hesitate to sacrifice her honour? Based on new correspondence found in German archives, Lilies, Love and Lies is a work of fiction. Or is it? In the fourth title in the Miss Lily series, Jackie French explores one of the most controversial events in history that saw the unthinkable happen when a king chose love over duty.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>French, Jackie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, NSW : Angus & Robertson, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />328 pages ; 24 cm<br />Miss Lily ; 4<br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - FREN - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010112532<br /> Bobby March will live forever / Alan Parks. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366559&CF=BIB The papers want blood. The force wants results. The law must be served, whatever the cost. August 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city's own rock-star hero, has just OD'ed in a central hotel. Alice Winters is twelve years old, lonely. And missing. Meanwhile the niece of McCoy's boss has fallen in with a bad crowd and when she goes AWOL, McCoy is asked - off the books - to find her. McCoy has a hunch. But does he have enough time? The papers want blood. The force wants results. The law must be served, whatever the cost. August 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city's own rock-star hero, has just OD'ed in a central hotel. Alice Winters is twelve years old, lonely. And missing. Meanwhile the niece of McCoy's boss has fallen in with a bad crowd and when she goes AWOL, McCoy is asked - off the books - to find her. McCoy has a hunch. But does he have enough time?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Parks, Alan<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Edinburgh : Canongate, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />357 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Harry McCoy ; 3<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - PARK - Available - 010107170<br /> Imposter 13 / Rob Sinclair. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366726&CF=BIB THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE TO THE SLEEPER 13 SERIES. Against all odds, Aydin Torkal - aka Sleeper 13 - broke free from the terrorist group that took him as a child and raised him into a life of violence and hate. In the two years since, he's been tracking and killing those responsible. But he's not done yet. Now living a secret life in London, MI6 needs his help infiltrating a sinister new terrorist cell. In order to halt their deadly ambitions, he must convince the world's most dangerous terrorists that he's one of them. He must do it before the world suffers another deadly attack. And he must do it alone. He is IMPOSTER 13. THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE TO THE SLEEPER 13 SERIES. Against all odds, Aydin Torkal - aka Sleeper 13 - broke free from the terrorist group that took him as a child and raised him into a life of violence and hate. In the two years since, he's been tracking and killing those responsible. But he's not done yet. Now living a secret life in London, MI6 needs his help infiltrating a sinister new terrorist cell. In order to halt their deadly ambitions, he must convince the world's most dangerous terrorists that he's one of them. He must do it before the world suffers another deadly attack. And he must do it alone. He is IMPOSTER 13.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sinclair, Rob (Thriller writer)<br />Paperback edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orion, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />384 pages ; 24 cm<br />Sleeper 13 ; 3<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - SINC - Available - 010113379<br /> How to build a boyfriend from scratch / Sarah Archer. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366878&CF=BIB Dating is hard. Being dateless at your perfect sister's wedding is harder. Meet Kelly. A brilliant but socially awkward robotics engineer desperately seeking a wedding date... Meet Ethan. Intelligent, gorgeous, brings out the confidence Kelly didn't know she had and ... not technically human. (But no one needs to know that.) With her sister's wedding looming and everyone in the world on her case about being perpetually single, Kelly decides to take her love life into her own hands -- and use her genius skills to create Ethan. But when she can't resist keeping her new boy toy around even after the 'I do's', Kelly knows she needs to hit the off switch on this romance, fast. Only, when you've found (well, made) your perfect man, how do you kiss him goodbye? Dating is hard. Being dateless at your perfect sister's wedding is harder. Meet Kelly. A brilliant but socially awkward robotics engineer desperately seeking a wedding date... Meet Ethan. Intelligent, gorgeous, brings out the confidence Kelly didn't know she had and ... not technically human. (But no one needs to know that.) With her sister's wedding looming and everyone in the world on her case about being perpetually single, Kelly decides to take her love life into her own hands -- and use her genius skills to create Ethan. But when she can't resist keeping her new boy toy around even after the 'I do's', Kelly knows she needs to hit the off switch on this romance, fast. Only, when you've found (well, made) your perfect man, how do you kiss him goodbye?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Archer, Sarah, 1987-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019<br />324 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - ARCH - Available - 010109884<br /> Behind every lie : a novel / Christina McDonald. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366882&CF=BIB "Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can't remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London--Kat's former home--for answers. But as she unravels her mother's carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn't want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn't know who to trust. Least of all herself" --Amazon. "Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can't remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London--Kat's former home--for answers. But as she unravels her mother's carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn't want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn't know who to trust. Least of all herself" --Amazon.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>McDonald, Christina<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>New York : Gallery Books, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />308 pages ; 22 cm.<br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - MACD - Available - 010109785<br /> Chosen ones / Veronica Roth. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366885&CF=BIB Saving the world once made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them. A decade ago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. In order to save the world, Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie and Esther were brought together by a clandestine government agency, because one of them was fated to be the 'Chosen One' - and they paid the price for their sacrifice. Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward. But Sloane remembers. Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD and her huge attitude problem but really, she is hiding secrets from them, secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her. It is impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step and the Dark One still haunts her dreams. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen Ones: the death of one of their own. When they gather for the funeral at the site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One's reign never really ended, and are forced to reconsider what it means to be chosen. Saving the world once made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them. A decade ago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. In order to save the world, Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie and Esther were brought together by a clandestine government agency, because one of them was fated to be the 'Chosen One' - and they paid the price for their sacrifice. Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward. But Sloane remembers. Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD and her huge attitude problem but really, she is hiding secrets from them, secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her. It is impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step and the Dark One still haunts her dreams. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen Ones: the death of one of their own. When they gather for the funeral at the site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One's reign never really ended, and are forced to reconsider what it means to be chosen.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Roth, Veronica<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />421 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Chosen ones ; 1<br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Fantasy - ROTH - Available - 010109075<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Fantasy - ROTH - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010109068<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Fantasy - ROTH - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010109082<br /> Bina : a novel in warnings / Anakana Schofield. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=366950&CF=BIB My name is Bina and I'm a very busy woman. That's Bye-na, not Beena. I don't know who Beena is but I expect she's having a happy life. I don't know who you are, or the state of your life. But if you've come all this way here to listen to me, your life will undoubtedly get worse. I'm here to warn you ... So begins this 'novel in warnings' - an unforgettable tour de force in the voice of an ordinary-extraordinary woman who has simply had enough. Through the character of Bina, who is writing out her story on the backs of discarded envelopes, Anakana Schofield filters a complex moral universe filled with humour and sadness, love and rage, and the consolations, obligations and mysteries of lifelong friendship. A work of great power, skill, and transformative empathy from a unique and astonishing writer. My name is Bina and I'm a very busy woman. That's Bye-na, not Beena. I don't know who Beena is but I expect she's having a happy life. I don't know who you are, or the state of your life. But if you've come all this way here to listen to me, your life will undoubtedly get worse. I'm here to warn you ... So begins this 'novel in warnings' - an unforgettable tour de force in the voice of an ordinary-extraordinary woman who has simply had enough. Through the character of Bina, who is writing out her story on the backs of discarded envelopes, Anakana Schofield filters a complex moral universe filled with humour and sadness, love and rage, and the consolations, obligations and mysteries of lifelong friendship. A work of great power, skill, and transformative empathy from a unique and astonishing writer.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Schofield, Anakana, 1971-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Fleet, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2019<br />313 pages ; 22 cm.<br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SCHO - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 01 May 2020) - 010110347<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SCHO - Available - 010109778<br /> It's not all downhill from here : a novel / Terry McMillan. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367032&CF=BIB "After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she's going to do with the rest of her life--from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband who's still got moves that surprise. True, she's carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but she's not one of those women who thinks her best days are behind her, and she's determined to prove her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong--it's not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course"-- Provided by publisher. "After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she's going to do with the rest of her life--from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband who's still got moves that surprise. True, she's carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but she's not one of those women who thinks her best days are behind her, and she's determined to prove her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong--it's not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course"-- Provided by publisher.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>McMillan, Terry<br />First edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />350 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - MACM - Available - 010110354<br /> Why she ran / S.A. Dunphy. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367034&CF=BIB Criminologist David Dunnigan and his troubled niece, Beth, are on the run. Beth has been accused of killing a high-profile detective and everyone thinks she's guilty. Even Beth, who has no memory of what happened and who wonders, deep down, if she is capable of murder. As Dunnigan and Beth set out to prove her innocence, they are hunted by the same forces that were responsible for Beth's abduction when she was just a young girl. In a chase that takes them from Hamburg to Prague, to a compound in the bleak expanse of the Nevada desert, Dunnigan eventually comes face-to-face with the twisted husk that used to be a man called Frobisher, tended by deranged psychiatrist Philippe Ressler. But did Beth really kill the man she had come to think of as a friend, and what secret will Dunnigan discover that could end Frobisher's After Dark Campaign once and for all? The time has come for Dunnigan to make a decision: will he be brave enough to make it, knowing that everyone he loves can't possibly make it out of this alive? Criminologist David Dunnigan and his troubled niece, Beth, are on the run. Beth has been accused of killing a high-profile detective and everyone thinks she's guilty. Even Beth, who has no memory of what happened and who wonders, deep down, if she is capable of murder. As Dunnigan and Beth set out to prove her innocence, they are hunted by the same forces that were responsible for Beth's abduction when she was just a young girl. In a chase that takes them from Hamburg to Prague, to a compound in the bleak expanse of the Nevada desert, Dunnigan eventually comes face-to-face with the twisted husk that used to be a man called Frobisher, tended by deranged psychiatrist Philippe Ressler. But did Beth really kill the man she had come to think of as a friend, and what secret will Dunnigan discover that could end Frobisher's After Dark Campaign once and for all? The time has come for Dunnigan to make a decision: will he be brave enough to make it, knowing that everyone he loves can't possibly make it out of this alive?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Dunphy, Shane<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Dublin, Ireland : Hachette Books Ireland, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />456 pages ; 24 cm.<br />David Dunnigan ; 4<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DUNP - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 01 May 2020) - 010110033<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DUNP - Available - 010110026<br /> The talented Mr Varg / Alexander McCall Smith. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367083&CF=BIB Ulf and his team investigate a notorious lothario - a wolf of a man whose bad reputation may, much to his chagrin, be all bark and no bite. The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obscure and irrelevant cases, led by Ulf Varg, their best detective, is always prepared to take on an investigation, no matter how complex. So when Ulf is approached by the girlfriend of Trig Oloffson, who claims her beau (the infamous bad boy of Swedish letters) is being blackmailed, Ulf is determined to help. The case requires all of Ulf's concentration, but he finds himself distracted by his brother's questionable politics and meteoric rise within the Moderate Extremist Party and by his own constant attraction to his married co-worker Anna. When Ulf is then tasked with looking into a group of dealers exporting wolves that seem decidedly domestic, it will require all of his team's investigative instincts and dogged persistence to put these matters to bed. Ulf and his team investigate a notorious lothario - a wolf of a man whose bad reputation may, much to his chagrin, be all bark and no bite. The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obscure and irrelevant cases, led by Ulf Varg, their best detective, is always prepared to take on an investigation, no matter how complex. So when Ulf is approached by the girlfriend of Trig Oloffson, who claims her beau (the infamous bad boy of Swedish letters) is being blackmailed, Ulf is determined to help. The case requires all of Ulf's concentration, but he finds himself distracted by his brother's questionable politics and meteoric rise within the Moderate Extremist Party and by his own constant attraction to his married co-worker Anna. When Ulf is then tasked with looking into a group of dealers exporting wolves that seem decidedly domestic, it will require all of his team's investigative instincts and dogged persistence to put these matters to bed.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Little, Brown, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />227 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Detective Varg novels ; 2<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">4 reserves</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - MACC - Available - 010108351<br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - MACC - Available - 010108368<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - MACC - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010108375<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - MACC - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010108344<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - MACC - Available - 010108320<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - MACC - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010108337<br /> The motion of the body through space / Lionel Shriver. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367204&CF=BIB Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled -- on her lonesome. But now that she's hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise. Which should be good for his health, right? Yet as he joins the cult of fitness that seems increasingly to consume the whole of the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations in the service of extreme sport, he engages a saucy, taunting personal trainer named Bambi, who treats his wife with contempt. When Remington announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he's going to end up injured or dead -- but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated. The story of an obsession, of a marriage, of a betrayal: The Motion of the Body Through Space is Lionel Shriver at her hilarious, sharp-eyed, audacious best. Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled -- on her lonesome. But now that she's hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise. Which should be good for his health, right? Yet as he joins the cult of fitness that seems increasingly to consume the whole of the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations in the service of extreme sport, he engages a saucy, taunting personal trainer named Bambi, who treats his wife with contempt. When Remington announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he's going to end up injured or dead -- but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated. The story of an obsession, of a marriage, of a betrayal: The Motion of the Body Through Space is Lionel Shriver at her hilarious, sharp-eyed, audacious best.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Shriver, Lionel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Borough Press, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />338 pages ; 22 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">4 reserves</span><br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SHRI - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010109013<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SHRI - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010109006<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SHRI - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010108993<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - SHRI - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010109020<br /> Pretending / Holly Bourne. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367207&CF=BIB April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal - yet she can't seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she's found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. If only April could be more like Gretel. Gretel is exactly what men want - she's a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems. The problem is, Gretel isn't real. And April is now claiming to be her. As soon as April starts 'being' Gretel, dating becomes much more fun - especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending? April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal - yet she can't seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she's found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. If only April could be more like Gretel. Gretel is exactly what men want - she's a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems. The problem is, Gretel isn't real. And April is now claiming to be her. As soon as April starts 'being' Gretel, dating becomes much more fun - especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bourne, Holly<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />438 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - BOUR - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010111160<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - BOUR - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010111184<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - BOUR - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 27 Apr 2020) - 010111177<br /> The switch / Beth O'Leary. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367209&CF=BIB Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. Once Leena learns of Eileen's romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire. But with gossiping neighbours and difficult family dynamics to navigate up north, and trendy London flatmates and online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected. Leena learns that a long-distance relationship isn't as romantic as she hoped it would be, and then there is the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - school teacher, who keeps showing up to outdo her efforts to impress the local villagers. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, but is her perfect match nearer home than she first thought? Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. Once Leena learns of Eileen's romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire. But with gossiping neighbours and difficult family dynamics to navigate up north, and trendy London flatmates and online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected. Leena learns that a long-distance relationship isn't as romantic as she hoped it would be, and then there is the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - school teacher, who keeps showing up to outdo her efforts to impress the local villagers. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, but is her perfect match nearer home than she first thought?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>O'Leary, Beth<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Quercus Publishing, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />330 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - OLEA - Available - 010108436<br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - OLEA - Available - 010108412<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - OLEA - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 19 May 2020) - 010108429<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - OLEA - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 19 May 2020) - 010108443<br /> Ghost species / James Bradley. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367221&CF=BIB When scientist Kate Garrard joins a secretive project to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species she becomes enmeshed in another, even more clandestine program to recreate our long-lost relatives, the Neanderthals. But when the first of the children, a girl called Eve, is born, Kate cannot bear the thought her growing up in a laboratory, and so elects to abduct her, and raise her alone. Set against the backdrop of hastening climate catastrophe, Ghost Species is an exquisitely beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma. For as Eve grows to adulthood she and Kate must face the question of who and what she is. Is she natural or artificial? Human or non-human? And perhaps most importantly, as civilization unravels around them, is Eve the ghost species, or are we? James Bradley embeds Ghost Species with his deep and humane understanding of the natural world and a profound optimism, that together we can survive and thrive. When scientist Kate Garrard joins a secretive project to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species she becomes enmeshed in another, even more clandestine program to recreate our long-lost relatives, the Neanderthals. But when the first of the children, a girl called Eve, is born, Kate cannot bear the thought her growing up in a laboratory, and so elects to abduct her, and raise her alone. Set against the backdrop of hastening climate catastrophe, Ghost Species is an exquisitely beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma. For as Eve grows to adulthood she and Kate must face the question of who and what she is. Is she natural or artificial? Human or non-human? And perhaps most importantly, as civilization unravels around them, is Eve the ghost species, or are we? James Bradley embeds Ghost Species with his deep and humane understanding of the natural world and a profound optimism, that together we can survive and thrive.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bradley, James, 1967-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Hawthorn, Victoria : Hamish Hamilton, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />272 pages ; 24 cm. <br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Sci-Fi - BRAD - Available - 010108726<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Sci-Fi - BRAD - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 04 May 2020) - 010108719<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Sci-Fi - BRAD - Available - 010108733<br /> The goodbye man / Jeffery Deaver. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367222&CF=BIB The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver In pursuit of two young men accused of terrible hate crimes, Colter Shaw stumbles upon a clue to another mystery. In an effort to save the life of a young woman-and possibly others-he travels to the wilderness of Washington State to investigate a mysterious organization. Is it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult under the sway of a captivating leader? As he peels back the layers of truth, Shaw finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden. All the while, Shaw must unravel an equally deadly enigma: locating and deciphering a message hidden by his father years ago, just before his death-a message that will have life-and-death consequences. The gripping new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver In pursuit of two young men accused of terrible hate crimes, Colter Shaw stumbles upon a clue to another mystery. In an effort to save the life of a young woman-and possibly others-he travels to the wilderness of Washington State to investigate a mysterious organization. Is it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult under the sway of a captivating leader? As he peels back the layers of truth, Shaw finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden. All the while, Shaw must unravel an equally deadly enigma: locating and deciphering a message hidden by his father years ago, just before his death-a message that will have life-and-death consequences.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Deaver, Jeffery<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />416 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Colter Shaw ; 2<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DEAV - Available - 010106579<br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DEAV - Available - 010106593<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DEAV - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 27 May 2020) - 010106555<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DEAV - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 27 May 2020) - 010106562<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DEAV - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 27 May 2020) - 010106586<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - DEAV - Available - 010106609<br /> The shadow / Melanie Raabe ; translated from the German by Imogen Taylor. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367224&CF=BIB 'On February 11 you will kill a man called Arthur Grimm. Of your own free will. And for a good reason.' Norah has just moved from Berlin to Vienna in order to leave her old life behind her for good when a homeless woman spits these words at her. Norah is unnerved- many years earlier, something terrible happened to her on February 11. She shrugs this off as a mere coincidence, however, until shortly afterwards she meets a man called Arthur Grimm. Soon Norah begins to have a dreadful suspicion- does she have a good reason to take revenge on Grimm? What really happened in the worst night of her life all those years ago? And can Norah make sure that justice is done without herself committing murder? 'On February 11 you will kill a man called Arthur Grimm. Of your own free will. And for a good reason.' Norah has just moved from Berlin to Vienna in order to leave her old life behind her for good when a homeless woman spits these words at her. Norah is unnerved- many years earlier, something terrible happened to her on February 11. She shrugs this off as a mere coincidence, however, until shortly afterwards she meets a man called Arthur Grimm. Soon Norah begins to have a dreadful suspicion- does she have a good reason to take revenge on Grimm? What really happened in the worst night of her life all those years ago? And can Norah make sure that justice is done without herself committing murder?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Raabe, Melanie, 1981-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Melbourne, Australia : Text Publishing, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2018<br />321 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - RAAB - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010110866<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - RAAB - Available - 010110910<br /> The girl she was / Rebecca Freeborn. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367225&CF=BIB Seventeen-year-old Layla was just like any other teenager in the small town of Glasswater Bay- she studied hard, went out drinking with her friends and worked at the local caf . But when she started having a relationship with her older, married boss, everything changed. Twenty years later she's living a quiet life in the suburbs with a husband and two children, a life far removed from the girl she was. Until she receives a text message- I know what you did. For years she outran her past, turning away from the town and her friends. Now her past has caught up. Seventeen-year-old Layla was just like any other teenager in the small town of Glasswater Bay- she studied hard, went out drinking with her friends and worked at the local caf . But when she started having a relationship with her older, married boss, everything changed. Twenty years later she's living a quiet life in the suburbs with a husband and two children, a life far removed from the girl she was. Until she receives a text message- I know what you did. For years she outran her past, turning away from the town and her friends. Now her past has caught up.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Freeborn, Rebecca<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Neutral Bay, NSW : Pantera Press, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />386 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - FREE - Available - 010111474<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - FREE - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 01 May 2020) - 010111481<br />Hampton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - FREE - Available - 010111467<br /> The mist / Ragnar Jónasson ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367226&CF=BIB The dead of winter. A blizzard sweeps across Iceland. Erla and Einar sit alone in a remote farmhouse, waiting for the storm to hit. Darkness has fallen when there's an unexpected knock at the door. A stranger is waiting, desperate for shelter. They take him in - and that's where their problems begin. Because this man is not who he says he is. His story doesn't add up. And, when the power cuts out, and the couple retreat to bed, they can hear the sound of footsteps creaking outside their door... Two months later, Detective Hulda Hermannsdóttir - turning to work after a family tragedy - gets a call. There's been an incident at an isolated farmhouse. They say there's more than one body... The dead of winter. A blizzard sweeps across Iceland. Erla and Einar sit alone in a remote farmhouse, waiting for the storm to hit. Darkness has fallen when there's an unexpected knock at the door. A stranger is waiting, desperate for shelter. They take him in - and that's where their problems begin. Because this man is not who he says he is. His story doesn't add up. And, when the power cuts out, and the couple retreat to bed, they can hear the sound of footsteps creaking outside their door... Two months later, Detective Hulda Hermannsdóttir - turning to work after a family tragedy - gets a call. There's been an incident at an isolated farmhouse. They say there's more than one body...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Ragnar Jónasson, 1976-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>U.K. : Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />309 pages : map ; 24 cm.<br />Hidden Iceland ; 3<br /><br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - JONA - Onloan - Due: 01 Jul 2020 - 010109624<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Fiction Crime - JONA - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 04 May 2020) - 010109631<br /> Book of lost friends / Lisa Wingate. https://bayside.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367228&CF=BIB Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest. They head for Texas along dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For heiresses Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question. Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems the perfect ticket to canceling her hefty student debt. Benny finds herself teaching students whose poverty-stricken lives she can scarcely comprehend. Augustine, Louisiana, is impossibly set in its ways, suspicious of new ideas and new people. Stagnant. But amid the gnarled live oaks and ancient plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything. A heart-wrenching novel inspired by little-known historical events, based on actual Lost Friends advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones, lost to them when their families were sold off. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest. They head for Texas along dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For heiresses Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question. Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems the perfect ticket to canceling her hefty student debt. Benny finds herself teaching students whose poverty-stricken lives she can scarcely comprehend. Augustine, Louisiana, is impossibly set in its ways, suspicious of new ideas and new people. Stagnant. But amid the gnarled live oaks and ancient plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything. A heart-wrenching novel inspired by little-known historical events, based on actual Lost Friends advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones, lost to them when their families were sold off.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Wingate, Lisa<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Quercus, 2020.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2020<br />457 pages ; 24 cm. <br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Beaumaris Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - WING - Available - 010108306<br />Brighton Library - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - WING - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010108313<br />Sandringham Library Express - (Bayside Library Service) - Adult Fiction - WING - Coming soon: at our suppliers (Set: 10 May 2020) - 010108290<br />