New series is an electrifying read
The Boy Who Saw Simon Toyne
Adult Fiction Thriller The second book in a new thriller series from Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Toyne.
Who is Solomon Creed? A dangerous psychiatric patient, who has escaped from a facility in America, or an innocent amnesiac trying to establish his true identity? His search for the truth about himself takes Solomon to the southern French town of Cordes. But his arrival coincides with the murder of an elderly French tailor, the words “Finishing what was begun” daubed in blood on the walls.
Dead in the Dark Stephen Booth
Adult Fiction Mystery Ten years ago, Reece Bower was accused of killing his wife, a crime he always denied.
Extensive police searches near his home in Bakewell found no trace of Annette Bower's remains, and the case against him collapsed.
But now memories of the original investigation have been resurrected for Detective Inspector Ben Cooper — because Reece Bower himself has disappeared, and his new wife wants answers.
Cooper can’t call on the Major Crime Unit and DS Diane Fry for help unless he can prove a murder took place — impossible without a body.
Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness Joe Moran
Adult non-fiction 155.232MOR Shyness is a pervasive human trait, and yet the cultural history of shyness has remained largely unwritten—until now.
With incisiveness, passion, and humour, Joe Moran offers an eclectic and original exploration of what it means to be a “shrinking violet.” Along the way, he provides a collective biography of shyness through portraits of such shy people as Charles Darwin, Charles Schulz, Garrison Keillor, and Agatha Christie, among many others. To be shy, he decides, is not simply a burden, it is also a gift — a different way of seeing the world.
Goblin Ever Dundas
Adult Fiction General Ian McEwan’s Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth in this extraordinary debut.
A novel set between the past and present with magical realist elements. Goblin is an outcast girl growing up in London during World War II. After witnessing a shocking event, she increasingly takes refuge in a self-constructed but magical imaginary world.
In 2011, a chance meeting and an unwanted phone call compels an elderly Goblin to return to London and face the ghosts of her past. Will she discover the truth buried deep in her fractured memory or retreat to the safety of near madness?
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate
Adult Fiction Relationships Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice.
Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. But when Avery returns to Aiken, a chance encounter with May Bonher, an elderly woman she’s never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken.
Based on the true story of a system of orphanages that was ultimately deemed responsible for the kidnapping and selling of thousands of children in illegal adoptions, in this story Wingate has created a riveting, heart-wrenching read