February Releases

End Game Physically and emotionally battered after the shocking events of Fight Back, Glasgow gang leader Kerry Casey must pick herself up and get straight back into the fray. When London gangsters William ‘Wolfie’ Wolfe and his tough-talking daughter Hannah approach her with millions of pounds worth of stolen diamonds and offer her an alliance in return for helping to sell them, she jumps at the chance to have someone on her side for a change. But there were more than diamonds in the loot Wolfie stole, and its former owners will stop at nothing to get it back. Kerry and Hannah must stay one step ahead of their new enemies – while Kerry spots the opportunity to settle an old score of her own.

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Two Sisters The pretty Arnold sisters have grown up on their father’s farm and yearn for something more out of life than drudgery and toil. Ellen, loyal and honest, is her father’s favourite, but Georgina is impulsive and unreliable, and can’t please a father who has never shown her love. The big house, ‘Grindle Hall,’ offers them both a chance of betterment, but while Ellen follows the steady path, Georgina takes a darker road and soon, her actions will have fateful consequences for them all. Only Ellen can help them, but will a sister’s love be enough?

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Girls in Tin Hats 1940. Birmingham is about to see some of the most devastating air raids of the Blitz. Two very different young women, Violet Simms and Grace Templeton, need every ounce of strength they possess to cope with the loss and tragedy surrounding them. But through the storm clouds of war they discover something that helps them through – a friendship that is to last a lifetime.

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The Burial Circle On a stormy night in December, a tree is blown down on an isolated Devon farm. And when the fallen tree is dragged away a rucksack is found caught amongst the roots – and next to it is a human skeleton. The discovery of the body and the rucksack revives memories for DI Wesley Peterson. A young hitchhiker who went missing twelve years ago was last seen carrying a similar backpack. Suddenly a half-forgotten cold case has turned into a murder investigation. Meanwhile, in the nearby village of Petherham, a famous TV psychic is found dead in suspicious circumstances whilst staying at a local guesthouse. Wesley’s friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, is studying Petherham’s ancient mill and uncovering the village’s sinister history. Could the string of mysterious deaths in Petherham over a hundred years ago be connected to the recent killings?

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Here we are It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night. Meanwhile, Jack – Jack Robinson, as in ‘before you can say’ – is everyone’s favourite compere, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together. As the summer progresses, the off-stage drama between the three begins to overshadow their theatrical success, and events unfold which will have lasting consequences for all their futures. Rich, comic, alive and subtly devastating, ‘Here We Are’ is a masterly piece of literary magicianship which pulls back the curtain on the human condition.

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Into the fire Evan Smoak – Orphan X aka The Nowhere Man – returns in an enthralling fifth adventure. As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from his foster home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Code-named Orphan X, he was trained to become a lethal weapon, then dispatched around the world to do whatever was required to keep his country safe. When Evan discovered the mission was rotten to the core, he got out using his skills to hide in plain sight while helping those who can’t help themselves.

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When you see me Serial kidnapper and torturer Jacob Ness is dead, but his darkest secret is waiting to be revealed. Kimberly Quincy of the FBI and Sgt Detective D.D. Warren are heading a task force dedicated to hunting down every trace of evil Ness left behind. A shocking discovery from a forgotten case turns their evidence on its head – and leads them to bring in Flora Dane, one of Ness’s victims. The tantalising trail of breadcrumbs leads them to a small town in the Deep South. In the humid Georgian heat, the investigators sense that something here is deeply wrong. It’s the kind of town where secrets writhe like worms under the surface. The kind of town where Ness’s evil might have planted deep and sinister roots. The kind of town three women might never leave alive.

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Grown Ups They’re a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together – birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they’re a happy family. Johnny’s wife, Jessie – who has the most money – insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much. Everything stays under control until Ed’s wife Cara, gets concussion and can’t keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny’s birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets. In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it’s time – finally – to grow up?

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A Springtime Affair Gilly runs her own B&B business from her much-loved family home, which she doesn’t want to part with – at any price. But that’s before she meets handsome estate agent Leo. Soon he has her wondering whether it’s finally time to sell up and try something new in life. Meanwhile, Gilly’s daughter Helena has a budding romance of her own. A talented weaver, she’s becoming very close to her new landlord Jago, who’s offered to help her at an upcoming craft fair that could give her dream career a major boost. It’s what friends do, and they are just friends. Aren’t they? With spring in full bloom, Helena and Gilly begin to ask themselves the same question: Could their new loves lead to their happily ever after?

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