December Releases

Blackpool Sisters 1906 Separated from each other soon after being taken from their mother Tilly by a travelling group of gypsies, Bunty and Bessie have no idea where the other is, but never forget each other. Bunty is sold to a rich family, and Bessie kept as a virtual slave by a gypsy family. Each remembers and yearns for the other, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Always, Bessie thinks that either her mother or Bunty will one day find her – after all, they both know the gypsies that took her away. But will the family ever be reunited?

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The girl who came home to Cornwall In the quaint Cornish village of Tremarnock, Chabela Penhallow arrives for a holiday and to discover more about her Cornish ancestors. But, as always with newcomers to the small seaside town, rumours start to fly about this beautiful stranger. Is there more to her than meets the eye? Meanwhile, Rob and Liz Hart’s marriage is on the rocks, but only one of them knows the real reason. Once the secret is out, will they be able to handle the repercussions or will it destroy their life together? For the residents of Tremarnock, the revelations will either bond or break them – forever.

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Just watch me Riley Wolfe is a master thief, expert at disguise, and not averse to violence when it’s needed. It’s no accident, though, that Riley targets the wealthiest 0.1% and is willing to kill them when they’re in his way: he despises the degenerate and immoral rich and loves stealing their undeserved and unearned valuables. In this series launch, Riley aims for an extraordinary target in a heist that will make history. Riley will try to steal the Crown Jewels of Iran. Yes, these jewels are worth billions, but the true attraction for grabbing them comes down to one simple fact: it can’t be done. Stealing these jewels is absolutely impossible. The collection is guarded by space-age electronics and two teams of heavily armed mercenaries. No one could even think of getting past the airtight security and hope to get away alive, let alone with even a single diamond from the Imperial Collection.

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Lost Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control over America’s most opulent city, Miami. The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon’s back yard. He’s always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, then becoming a good enough cop to earn a street name, ‘Anti’. As the new leader of an FBI task force called ‘Operation Guardian’, it’s his mission to combat international crime. Moon’s new investigative team discovers that the opportunistic ‘Blood Brothers’ – Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff – have evaded federal and local authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout metropolitan Miami. Moon played offense for U of M, but he’s on the other side of the field this time.

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The Orphan's Gift Aimee Kendrick is no stranger to heartache. Having lost her father during the Great War and her mother, a famous French impressionist painter, in a tragic accident, Aimee is brought up by her troubled grandparents on the banks of the river Mersey. She works hard at her art lessons and is encouraged to believe she has inherited her mother’s gift, but it is her childhood friend and fellow student Frankie Hopkins who shows greater talent. When Frankie joins the Kendrick’s textile mill to work on new fabric designs, Aimee begs her grandfather to teach her how to run the business. Working together, Aimee and Frankie become much more than friends but then they find themselves involved in family problems and it is impossible to know what the future holds.

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Rough Justice After a plane crashes in the Great North Woods and three biologists claim there were only two bodies found, Tess Grey is sent to investigate by an insurance firm when a rumour is heard there was a survivor. But Tess and her team are not the only ones heading to the scene of the crash. Who else is sniffing around the site and did the biologists lie?

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Spy It is 1939 and although she doesn’t know it, it will be the last normal summer Alexandra Wickham will spend for more than 30 years. Alexandra is a young woman who sees her brothers fight and die for their country, and, inspired by their heroism, she is determined to do what she can for the war effort. As a volunteer for the First Aid Corps, her courage, intelligence and talent for languages do not go unnoticed. Before long, she is approached by MI6 to go undercover and work as a spy. Undertaking some of the most dangerous missions of the war in France, she falls in love with a young soldier, who leaves the army behind for the relative security of the diplomatic corps. They marry, but her identity is a secret, even to her husband. Over the next 30 years Alexandra continues to work undercover in some of the most dangerous trouble spots in the world under the perfect guise of a diplomat’s wife.

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Stop at nothing Tess has always tried to be a good mother. Of course, there are things she wishes she’d done differently, but doesn’t everyone feel that way? Then Emma, her youngest, is attacked on her way home from a party, plunging them into a living nightmare which only gets worse when the man responsible is set free. So when Tess sees the attacker in the street near their home, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. But blinded by her need to protect her daughter at any cost, might she end up putting her family in even greater danger?

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The Assistant She’s in your house. She controls your life. Now she’s going to destroy it. A terrifying and timely new psychological thriller, from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ice Twins. She watches you constantly. Newly divorced Jo is delighted to move into her best friend’s spare room almost rent-free. The high-tech luxury Camden flat is managed by a meticulous Home Assistant, called Electra, that takes care of the heating, the lights – and sometimes Jo even turns to her for company. She knows all your secrets. Until, late one night, Electra says one sentence that rips Jo’s fragile world in two: ‘I know what you did.’ And Jo is horrified. Because in her past she did do something terrible. Something unforgivable. Now she wants to destroy you. Only two other people in the whole world know Jo’s secret. And they would never tell anyone. Would they? As a fierce winter brings London to a standstill, Jo begins to understand that the Assistant on the shelf doesn’t just want to control Jo; it wants to destroy her.

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