AWAY FROM THE AWFUL TRUTH

Ex fashion model and successful business woman Laura Ayars’ perfect world is shattered at a time which should have been the happiest of her life.On her honeymoon,her sports superstar husband goes for a swim and never returns.But what has happened to David can he really be dead? Whilst struggling to cope with her almost overwhelming grief,Laura is plagued by questions and doubts.Was it an accident? Or suicide? Or is it some terrible,ill-judged hoax? As events begin to unfold,Laura starts to question David’s mysterious disappearance.She begins to uncover a conspiracy which reaches deep into the past,and is now slowly beginning to destroy everyone involved.Someone will do anything to keep Laura away from the awful truth and she has no idea who she can trust …

AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN 

TITLE: PLAY DEAD 

WITH NO APPARENT MOTIVE

1969 . . . In an era of free love and rebellion, a dead body is discovered among the detritus of a recently concluded rock festival a beautiful young woman stabbed so savagely through the chest that a piece of her heart was sliced off. Now , a freelance journalist,a stranger to the region,savagely bludgeoned to death in a shocking act of violence with no apparent motive.

Two murders separated by four decades are investigated by two very different but equally haunted investigators one,a casualty of war unable to come to terms with a confusing new world; the other, a rogue policeman harboring ghosts of his own.But the truth behind a grisly present-day slaying may somehow be hidden in the amplified,drug-induced fog of a notorious past,propelling Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks into the darkest shadows of the peace,love, and rock ‘n’ roll generation.

AUTHOR: PETER ROBINSON

TITLE: PIECE OF MY HEART 

DARKEST AND DEADLIEST

Europe is ablaze. America is undecided about joining the fight against Nazism. And James Zennor,a brilliant,troubled,young Oxford don is horrified.He returns one morning from rowing to discover that his wife has disappeared with their young son,leaving only a note declaring her continuing love.A frantic search through wartime England leads James across the Atlantic and to one of America’s greatest universities,its elite clubs and secret societies right to the heart of the American establishment.And in his hunt for his family,James unearths one of the darkest and deadliest secrets of a world at war…

AUTHOR: SAM BOURNE 

TITLE: PANTHEON 

A GRUDGE AGAINST THE DOCTOR

On April 1, 1930,Jonathan Ketchem’s wife Jane walked from her house to the police department to ask for help in finding her husband.The men,worn out from a night of chasing bootleggers,did what they could.But no one ever saw Jonathan Ketchem again…Now decades later,someone else is missing in Miller’s Kill, NY. This time it’s the physician of the clinic that bears the Ketchem name.Suspicion falls on a volatile single mother with a grudge against the doctor,but Reverend Clare Fergusson isn’t convinced.As Clare and Russ investigate,they discover that the doctor’s disappearance is linked to a bloody trail going all the way back to the hardscrabble Prohibition era.As they draw ever closer to the truth,their attraction for each other grows increasingly more difficult to resist.And their search threatens to uncover secrets that snake from one generation to the next and to someone who’s ready to kill.

AUTHOR: JULIA SPENCER FLEMING 

TITLE: OUT OF THE DEEP I CRY 

LEFT HER FOR DEAD

When one of the notorious Johnson brothers is murdered and a bag of money goes missing,a deadly game of cat and mouse is set in motion.DS Allie Shenton and her team are called in to catch the killer, but the suspects are double-crossing each other and Allie has little time to untangle the web of lies.As she delves deeper into the case,things take a personal turn when Allie realises she is being stalked by the very same person who attacked her sister seventeen years ago and left her for dead.

AUTHOR: MEL SHERRATT 

TITLE: ONLY THE BRAVE 

SHE CAN’T BURY THE PAST

A happy marriage. A beautiful family. A dream home. So what makes lawyer Emily Coleman,a woman who appears to have everything,get up one morning and walk right out of her life to start again as someone new? Deliberately losing herself in London,Emily quickly transforms herself into Cat.

Along with her new name,she finds a new home in a shared house in North London teeming with an odd assortment of flatmates,and a new job as a receptionist at a hip advertising agency.Finding easy kinship with the fun-loving Angel,her savior and new best friend,Cat begins to live on the edge,giddy with the euphoria of freedom and release.Cat has buried any trace of her old self so well,no one knows how to find her.But she can’t bury the past….or her own painful memories.As the days turn to months, thoughts of all she’s left behind begin to consume her.She cannot outrun the ghosts that haunt her, no matter how hard she tries to elude them.And soon, she’ll have to face the truth of what she’s done,a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far . . .

AUTHOR: TINA SESKIS 

TITLE: ONE STEP TOO FAR