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A Double Life

A Double Life

FROM FLYNN BERRY, AUTHOR OF REESE WITHERSPOON’S BOOK CLUB PICK NORTHERN SPY

Who is Claire’s father?

A privileged man, surrounded by devoted friends and a family he adores?

Or the deranged killer who attacked Claire’s mother and then vanished in thin air?

For thirty years Claire has been obsessed with uncovering the mystery at the heart of her life, and she knows her father’s friends – wealthy, powerful, ruthless – hold the key to the truth.

They know where Claire’s father is. And it’s time their perfect lives met her fury.

‘A thrilling page-turner’ Paula Hawkins
‘Shocking’ New York Times
‘What a book!’ Clare Mackintosh
‘Satisfyingly ominous’ Observer
‘It left me heartbroken’ Fiona Barton
‘Psychological suspense has a new reigning queen’ New York Journal of Books
A Rough Shoot

A Rough Shoot

A classic thriller set in Dorset after the Second World War, full of Household’s signature action and suspense.

An afternoon’s shooting in the country seems a pleasant prospect to Roger Taine, a respected family man with a distinguished military record. But when he discovers a poacher on his land, he fires a warning blast that stops the intruder dead in his tracks.

Investigating further, Taine inadvertently uncovers a new-fascist plot which he is determined to thwart. A series of car chases, aeroplane drops and cross-country scrambles sharpen the mystery, but the adventure takes a new twist when Taine discovers that he himself is being pursued by the police.
A Spy's Life

A Spy's Life

An ex British spy finds himself dragged back into the world of espionage after a mysterious plane crash…

Robert Cope Harland ended his career as a British spy in an Austrian hospital, after being tortured and beaten by Czech security agents in the last days of the communist regime. He was young enough then to find a new life with the Red Cross and then with the UN.

Twelve years later his UN plane crashes in mysterious circumstances at La Guardia airport, New York and Harland is the only survivor. Was it sabotage, and if so, was Harland the target?

It is soon clear to Harland that the answers are to be found in his past, a past which, along with its secrets and tradecraft, he has desperately tried to forget. And now the crash has thrown him back into a world of relentless intrigue and mistrust, to his youth, and a life-changing love affair…
Black Water Lilies

Black Water Lilies

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

‘Ends with one of the most reverberating shocks in modern crime fiction’ The Sunday Times
‘A dazzling, unexpected and haunting masterpiece’ Daily Mail
‘A work of genius… Stunning’ Daily Express

Jérôme Morval has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens at Giverny, where Monet did his famous paintings.

In Jérôme’s pocket is a postcard of Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday.

Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream.

All three of them share a secret.
But what do they know about Jérôme’s death?
And what is the connection to the mysterious ‘Black Water Lilies’, a rumoured masterpiece by Monet that has never been found?


MICHEL BUSSI: THE MASTER OF THE KILLER TWIST

”A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the very first time’
The Sunday Times on After the Crash
‘Inventive, original and incredibly entertaining’
Sunday Mirror on Don’t Let Go
‘Combines an extraordinarily inventive plot with characters haunted by long-ago events – and demonstrates why he has such a hold on readers’
The Times on Time Is A Killer
Blood of Victory

Blood of Victory

Utterly gripping spy thriller set in the glittering world of European high society, just before the Second World War.

November, 1940. I.A. Serebin, a writer from Odessa and former decorated Hero of the Soviet Union, is on his way to Istanbul following a cryptic letter from a former lover.

Ostensibly there on official business for the International Russian Union, an émigré organisation based in Paris, he is drawn into a clandestine world of international spies and political players. With war in Europe drawing nearer, Serebin is recruited by the British secret services – his mission to stop the export of Romanian oil to Germany.

In a race against time, Serebin’s journey will take him from the glittering salons of Paris to the back alleys of Bucharest and the Black Sea ports, in a covert operation to staunch the flow of oil, the precious ‘blood of victory’.
Dark Voyage

Dark Voyage

From the master of the wartime espionage novel; a thrilling story of subterfuge at sea

May 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter steams up the Tagus river to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the Santa Rosa, flies the flag of neutral Spain, and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo.

But she is not the Santa Rosa. She is the Noordendam, a Dutch freighter under the command of Captain Eric DeHaan. She sails for the intelligence division of the British Royal Navy and is involved in a secret mission. On board are a Polish engineer and British spy, Spaniards who fought for Franco and Germans who fought against Hitler. For them, this is a last desperate flight to freedom.
Kingdom Of Shadows

Kingdom Of Shadows

A novel of adventure and intrigue in wartime Europe

Paris, 1938. Nicholas Morath, former Hungarian cavalry officer, returns home to his young mistress in the 7th arrondissement. He’s been in Vienna where, amid the mobs screaming for Hitler, he’s done a quiet favour for his uncle, Count Janos Polanyi. Polanyi is a diplomat and, desperate to stop his country’s drift into alliance with Nazi Germany, he trades in conspiracy – with SS renegades, Abwehr officers, British spies and NKVD defectors, leading Morath deeper and deeper into danger as Europe edges towards war.
Ladysmith

Ladysmith

‘Captivating … A highly accomplished historical novel’ Washington Post

‘Superbly described … achieves a subtle, disconcerting effect’ New York Review of Books

In the dying days of the 19th century, the world’s eyes turn to the small South African town of Ladysmith. Under siege from Boer forces, British soldiers and townsfolk wait for rescue. They try to keep their spirits up with parties and cricket matches, but General Buller’s relief column cannot break through. All that arrives is danger, disease and starvation.

Amongst a cast of characters ranging from Irish Republican renegades to London literary editors, from Churchill to Gandhi, is one young woman. For Bella Kiernan, the siege represents an unexpected chance to rebel against constricting social and domestic bonds and pursue a life of romance and adventure.

From the bestselling author of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Pretty Things

Pretty Things

SOON TO BE A LIMITED SERIES STARRING NICOLE KIDMAN

Pretty Things is awesome. Simple as that. I loved every page’
Harlan Coben

‘It’s Dynasty meets Patricia Highsmith’
Washington Post

‘Will keep you turning pages till the end’
Attica Locke

‘Outrageously entertaining’
Times Crime Club

Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. But when her mom falls ill, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, running her most dangerous scam yet.

Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer – but behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy.

After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, a mansion of dark secrets. It’s there that her path collides with Nina’s and gives way to a winter of desire and aspiration, duplicity and revenge.

‘Smart, seductive, and utterly captivating’ PopSugar
‘Deliciously fun’ The Week
‘A can’t-look-away story of and for our generation’ Chandler Baker, author of Whisper Network
‘Literary suspense at its best’ Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek
Spies of the Balkans

Spies of the Balkans

Salonika, 1940. To the bustle of tavernas and the smell of hashish, a secret war is taking shape. In the backrooms of barbers, envelopes change hands, and in the Club de Salonique the air is thick with whispers.

Costa Zannis is the city’s dashing chief detective – a man with contacts high and low, in the Balkans and beyond. And as unknown ships and British ‘travel writers’ trickle through the port, he is a man very much in demand. Having helped defeat Italy in the highlands of Macedonia, Zannis returns to a city holding its breath. Mussolini’s forces have retreated – for now – but German sights are fixed firmly on the region. And as the situation in Germany worsens, Zannis becomes involved in an audacious plot – smuggling Jews to Istanbul, through the back door of Europe. The British hear he can penetrate the continent’s closed borders, and soon Zannis is embroiled in the resistance, and in a reckless love affair that could jeopardise everything.

With a remarkable cast of operatives, SPIES OF THE BALKANS is a brilliant espionage novel from Alan Furst.
The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

A gripping tale of tropical corruptionSpectator
A genuine imaginative achievementDaily Telegraph
As convincing and terrifying a portrait of a capricious tyrant as I have ever readEvening Standard

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin. Impressed by Dr. Garrigan’s brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin’s savagery – and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.
The Polish Officer

The Polish Officer

From the master of the historical spy thriller, a story set in the heart of the Polish resistance

September, 1939. The invading Germans blaze a trail of destruction across Poland. France and Britain declare war, but do nothing to help. And a Polish resistance movement takes shape under the shadow of occupation, enlisting those willing to risk death in the struggle for their nation’s survival. Among them is Captain Alexander de Milja, an officer in the Polish military intelligence service, a cartographer who now must learn a dangerous new role: spymaster in the anti-Nazi underground.

Beginning with a daring operation to smuggle the Polish National Gold Reserve to the government in exile, he slips into the shadowy and treacherous front lines of espionage; he moves through Europe, changing identities and staying one step ahead of capture. In Warsaw, he engineers a subversive campaign to strengthen the people’s will to resist. In Paris, he poses as a Russian poet, then as a Slovakian coal merchant, drinking champagne in black-market bistros with Nazis while uncovering information about German battle plans. And a love affair with a woman of the French Resistance leads him to make the greatest decision of his life.
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