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Being John Lennon

Ray Connolly

Being John Lennon is an insightful account of one of the twentieth century’s most influential figures.

Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly

From number one bestselling author Michael Connelly comes a gripping tale about LAPD detectives Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch.

Courtney’s War

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith’s stunning new novel takes readers to the heart of a world at war.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

J.K. Rowling

Set several months after the first Fantastic Beasts instalment, The Crimes of Grindelwald is the magical new addition to the Wizarding World series.

The Three Secret Cities

Matthew Reilly

The thrilling new release from international bestselling author, Matthew Reilly.

Becoming

Michelle Obama

The deeply personal story of one of the most iconic and compelling women of the twenty-first century, former First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Meltdown

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney’s The Meltdown is the thirteenth book from the brilliant Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Fire and Blood

George R.R. Martin

From bestselling author George R.R. Martin comes Fire and Blood, the fascinating history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

To Obama

Jeanne Marie Laskas

Ten years on from Obama’s historic presidential election in 2008, Laskas offers an intimate look at one man’s relationship with the American people, and how this extraordinary dialogue shaped an era-defining presidency.

The Ice Monster

David Walliams

Illustrated by Tony Ross, The Ice Monster is the fantastic new novel by No. 1 bestselling children’s author, David Walliams.

Past Tense

Lee Child

The most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows Jack Reacher on a quest into his father’s past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, spine-tingling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet.

Every Breath

Nicholas Sparks

From the bestselling author of The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Dear John and The Last Song comes Nicholas Sparks’ superb new novel, Every Breath.

The Lost Man

Jane Harper

From the award winning author of The Dry comes a brilliant outback thriller.

Bridge of Clay

Marcus Zusak

Natalie reviews the highly-anticipated new novel from Markus Zusak.

The Reckoning

John Grisham

John Grisham’s gripping new novel explores how Pete Banning – war veteran and Methodist family man – became a murderer.

A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult

From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes an engrossing novel about a hostage situation in a women’s reproductive health clinic.

Best in Travel 2019

Lonely Planet

Check out an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s hotly-anticipated release, Best in Travel 2019.

Lethal White

Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith’s newest instalment in the Cormoran Strike series is a mysterious page-turner.

The Barefoot Investor for Families

Scott Pape

From bestselling author Scott Pape comes the second instalment of The Barefoot Investor.

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Cat reviews Kevin’s Kwan’s lively debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians. Now a major motion picture.

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

Cat reviews the newest novel from bestselling author of Big Little Lies and The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily M. Danforth

Emily M. Danforth’s debut novel is an brilliant story of self-discovery.

Sanctuary

Judy Nunn

Set on an island off Western Australia, Judy Nunn’s Sanctuary is a superb tale of love and survival.

Working Class Boy

Jimmy Barnes

Barnes’ debut novel is a story of a family’s collapse and young boy’s dream to join a rock’n’roll band.

Shadow Tyrants

Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

A collaboration between Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, Shadow Tyrants is the gripping new novel in the Oregon Files series.

The House Across the Street

Lesley Pearce

The new release from bestselling author Lesley Pearce is an engrossing novel about neighbours and their secrets.

Revenge

James Patterson and Andrew Holmes

The new novel from the world’s bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson, and Andrew Holmes, Revenge is a riveting tale of betrayal and revenge.

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan’s hilarious debut novel, Crazy Rich Asians provides readers with great insight into the lavish lives of Singapore’s elite.

Fifty Fifty

James Patterson and Candice Fox

Written in conjunction with award-winning Australian crime writer, Candice Fox, James Patterson returns with an enthralling sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Never Never.

Don’t Let Go

Harlan Coben

Don’t Let Go is the gripping new release from bestselling author of Fool Me Once and Home, and the creator of Netflix series, Safe.

Come Sundown

Nora Roberts

The newest release from number one New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts, is a terrific, multigenerational read.

Sleeping Beauties

Stephen King and Owen King

Sleeping Beauties is a chilling tale from eminent author Stephen King, and his son Owen.

The Outsider

Stephen King

Stephen King’s fans will love the bestselling author’s chilling and suspenseful new release.

The President is Missing

Bill Clinton James Patterson

In the midst of an international crisis, the sitting US President disappears.

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

From award-winning author Gillian Flynn comes a disturbing thriller, soon to be a television series starring Amy Adams.

The Rooster Bar

John Grisham

The Rooster Bar, from bestselling author John Grisham, is a thrilling, immersive pageturner.

The Party

Robyn Harding

Full of flawed, narcissistic characters desperate to maintain their social standing, The Party demonstrates how quickly one’s life can change in the face of tragedy.

Breath

Tim Winton

Set in Western Australia in the 1970s, Tim Winton’s Breath is a beautifully-written story about wild, adolescent behaviour.

Hunting El Chapo: Taking Down the World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord

Andrew Hogan & Douglas Century

This is the untold story of the American federal agent who captured the world’s most-wanted drug-lord.

Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

Into the Water is the gripping new release from bestselling author of The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins.

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

Los Angeles can be a dangerous city – never more so than in the dead of night.

The Break

Marian Keyes

The Break, the newest release by bestselling novelist, Marian Keyes, is a warm, funny novel, full to the brim with Keyes’ signature Irish quirks.

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben

Wohlleben’s newest release is a fascinating read, giving great insight into the thoughts of animals.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Read the celebrated book before watching the film!

Ultima

LS Hilton

The scandalous conclusion to LS Hilton’s international bestselling Maestra trilogy!

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things is a fascinating drama and undoubtedly a product of its time.

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Gaiman captivates readers by reviving iconic myths.

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series

David Lagercrantz

A thrilling new addition to the Millennium series.

The Shepherd’s Hut

Tim Winton

A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.

The Year That Changed Everything

Cathy Kelly

The brilliantly heartwarming and life-affirming new novel from bestselling author Cathy Kelly.

The Secrets She Keeps

Michael Robotham

THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS is a compelling psychological thriller that delves deeply into the psyche of the human mind, by internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham.

Wolf Boys

Dan Slater

An immersive, non-fiction thriller informed by extraordinary research and vivid detail, Wolf Boys uncovers the dark truth about Mexico’s cartels and the tragic failure of the ‘war on drugs’.

Domina

LS Hilton

Everything you thought you knew about Maestra…You don’t. Judith Rashleigh returns in the stunning thriller from the author of the worldwide bestseller, Maestra.

Still Me

Jojo Moyes

The third Lou Clark novel, following the number one international bestsellers Me Before You and After You.

The Husband’s Secret

Liane Moriarty

The no. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies

“A staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable.” Mail on Sunday

The Barefoot Investor

Scott Pape

This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week.

No Middle Name

Lee Child

The complete Jack Reacher short stories, published together for the first time, from the number one bestseller Lee Child.

Hellbent

Gregg Hurwitz

The stunning third Orphan X thriller from No. 1 bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life

Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a welcome antidote to the ‘let’s-all-feel-good’ mindset that has infected modern society.

Unf*ck Your Finances

Melissa Browne

Learn to financially adult and become not just financially unf*cked…but financially well.

Two by Two

Nicholas Sparks

From the author of The Notebook and See Me comes a beautiful story of heartbreak, strength and unconditional love that will capture your heart. 

Camino Island

John Grisham

The sensational new thriller from bestselling author John Grisham.

The Sunday Times ‘Thriller of the Month’, Mail on Sunday ‘Thriller of the Week’ and Sun ‘Best for Mystery-Lovers’.

The Girl Before

JP Delaney

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?