One house. Nine strangers. Ten days that will change everything . . .br>br>FROM THE WORLDWIDE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR BEHIND EMMY- AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES BIG LITTLE LIES AND SMASH-HIT NOVEL THE HUSBAND''S SECRETbr>br>The retreat at health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. br>br>Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages.br>br>Miles from anywhere, without cars or phones, they have no way to reach the outside world. Just time to think about themselves, and get to know each other.br>br>Watching over them is the resort''s director, a woman on a mission. But quite a different one from any the guests might have imagined.br>br>For behind the retreat''s glamorous facade lies a dark agenda.br>br>These nine perfect strangers have no idea what''s about to hit them . . . br>br>''This wonderful novel by the Big Little Lies author had me utterly hooked'' Daily Mailbr>br>''Acutely observed, pacey'' Sunday Timesbr>br>''Original, suspenseful and laugh-out-loud funny. Downright brilliant'' Clare Mackintoshbr>br>''Utter brilliance, with a twist halfway through that blew my mind'' Marian Keyesbr>br>''I am jealous of anyone who hasn''t read this yet'' Graziabr>br>''If it was summer, this would be your beach read. As it is, settle under a duvet and begin . . .'' Stylistbr>br>''Hugely enjoyable. Will grip you from the first page. Brilliantly combines humour with emotional honesty'' Sunday Express br>br>''A super-suspenseful page-turner'' Mail on Sundaybr>br>''Another page-turning belter. An absolute must'' Heat>
The chilling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne''Terrific'' Harlan Coben''A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner'' J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl''s face appear in the rear window.She mouths one word: ''Daddy.''It''s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy.He never sees her again.Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them.Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe''s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .''Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy. I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twist and turns'' Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient''A creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go'' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife''A darkly compelling tale of justice, revenge and the darkness lurking at the edges of everyday life - with an utterly propulsive plot that makes it very, very hard to put down'' T. M. Logan, author of The Holiday''Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness'' James Oswald''Chilling and utterly gripping. Loved the twists and the well-drawn everyday details. A fantastic new book from the Queen of Creepy'' Will Dean, bestselling author of Red SnowPraise for C. J. Tudor:''Britain''s female Stephen King'' Daily Mail''Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way'' Lee Child ''If you like my stuff, you''ll like this'' Stephen King''C. J. Tudor taps into those things that woke you up in the night when you were a kid and then stay with you when you''re an adult'' Richard Armitage''A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending'' Sunday Times''Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness'' James Oswald>
In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa.
'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.
'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
At 44 Amy thinks she's seen, heard or done it all. Until her husband Hugh announces he needs a break - from her. He is going backpacking for six months around Asia where he can do what he wants - with anyone he wants. 'WTF?!' thinks Amy. What's she to do? Stay loyal to disloyal Hugh? Run away herself? Will he return as the same man? And will she still be the same woman there waiting for him?
The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the multi-million copy bestselling author of A Man Called Ove. ''Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy'' - AJ Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird***** In a small town in Sweden it appears to be an ordinary day. But look more closely, and you''ll see a mysterious masked figure approaching a bank...Two hours later, chaos has descended. A bungled attempted robbery has developed into a hostage situation - and the offender is refusing to communicate their demands to the police.Within the building, fear quickly turns to irritation for the seven strangers trapped inside. If this is to be their last day on earth, shouldn''t it be a bit more dramatic?But as the minutes tick by, they begin to suspect that the criminal mastermind holding them hostage might be more in need of rescuing than they are...Readers are loving Anxious People!''Backman never disappoints . . . heartwarming and multi layered'' *****''As always Backman manages to delight . . . a really satisfying ending that makes you feel better about the world'' *****''A wonderfully unusual tale, told with flair and finesse that is so wonderful it is sure to cure everything that ails you. Don''t miss out on this beautiful book.'' *****''This novel is about humanity at its most raw and at its most wonderful and I LOVED it!'' *****>
PRE-ORDER NOW: C. J. Tudor is back with her haunting new novelPraise for C. J. Tudor:''C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can''t wait to see what she does next'' Harlan Coben''Britain''s female Stephen King'' Daily Mail''Her books have the ability to simultaneously make you unable to stop reading while wishing you could bury the book somewhere deep underground where it can''t be found. Compelling and haunting'' Sunday Express''Some writers have it, and some don''t. C. J. Tudor has it big time'' Lee Child''A dark star is born'' A. J. Finn>
Nine teenagers and their guardians are hiding on Earth . protected by a charm that means they can only be killed in numeric order, three are already dead. John Smith is Number Four. And his mortal enemies, the Mogadorian, are hunting him down.
The only way to keep off radar is to keep moving, never staying in one place for long. Finally in the firing line, all he can do is adopt the guise of a student and pray his unusual gifts - his legacies home; Planet Lorien - stay hidden long enough for him to settle into this new community.
But others seem to sense his otherness and when small-town life sucks him into its intrigues, it's only a matter of time before his true nature is revealed. And that means there's no space for love, friendship or a future if it means protecting not only himself, but the other five .
Reminiscent of Smallville and Heroes, here finally is a thriller with awesome pace, mindblowing special effects and a breathtaking high concept. It demands to be read in one sitting.
***THE SEQUEL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING NOVEL THAT IS LOVED AROUND THE WORLD, AND IS NOW A FILM STARRING EMILIA CLARKE AND SAM CLAFLIN*** 'Matches Me Before You . Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday 'Moyes totally delivers. With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' Glamour Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for - or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . . 'This beautiful story is perfect. Will have you brimming with tears and grinning in equal measure. L-O-V-E' Closer 'Wonderfully warm. Moyes manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love. Unputdownable' Sunday Express 'Classic Jojo - fans will love it' Heat 'Satisfyingly brilliant' Sun 'I read this in one sitting. It is impossible not to root for Lou' Stylist
Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2019. "The best crime novel of the decade" Steve Cavanagh If you leave a door half-open, soon you'll hear the whispers spoken... Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window... " Terrifying and utterly heartbreaking " Mark Billingham " A dark, creepy, thriller with a huge amount of heart " Stuart MacBride "Beautifully written. Beautifully plotted. Shades of Thomas Harris and Stephen King but brilliant in its own right" C. J. Tudor "A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North" Mick Herron
THE GRIPPING NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUT OF THE DARK AND ORPHAN X''OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY'' LEE CHILDEvan Smoak lives by his own code. As a boy he was taken from a foster home to be raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin codenamed Orphan X. Then he broke free to live in the shadows as the Nowhere Man, using his unique skills to help those in desperate need. But all good things must come to an end. He''ll take on one last mission then go out on a high note. Clean, neat and tidy, just the way he likes it.And then he meets Max Merriweather.Max Merriweather hasn''t got much left to lose. Bad luck and trouble have seen off his marriage, his home and his career. On the face of it he''s the last guy you''d expect to be trusted with a deadly secret. Which is exactly why his cousin gave him an envelope with the instruction: ''If anything ever happens to me, call the number inside.'' Now his cousin is dead and Max''s own chances of survival look bleak. On the run and stalked by death, he meets the one man who might save him: Evan Smoak.With Max now under his protection, Evan realizes that the forces against them pose as daunting a threat as he has ever faced. He''ll be lucky just to get through it alive . . .Packed with edge-of-your-seat suspense, explosive action and razor-sharp plotting, Into the Fire confirms Gregg Hurwitz as a rival to Lee Child, David Baldacci, James Patterson and Harlan Coben as a master of the modern thriller.''A stellar series, the stories get better with each instalment. Throwing the main character literally into the fire showcases how truly heroic Evan Smoak is. He''s the man you want in your corner when justice is needed'' DAILY MAILbr>Praise for Orphan X''Weapons-grade thriller writing'' GUARDIAN''An immensely entertaining adventure'' THE TIMES''A stellar series, the stories get better with each instalment. Throwing the main character literally into the fire showcases how truly heroic Evan Smoak is. He''s the man you want in your corner when justice is needed'' DAILY MAIL>
The definitive companion to the biggest TV series in the world - Game of Thrones _______ Delve deeper into Westeros than ever before. Explore the captivating world of HBO's Emmy-award-winning series, Game of Thrones . This ultimate companion will guide you through the story of Ice and Fire from season one to seven, bringing together the intricate storylines, complex characters, and breath-taking geography. Ice: In the North, an army of the dead gathers Fire: In the South, kings and queens battle for the Iron Throne When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.