AMONG the new titles added to the Library shelves in time for Christmas are new works by blockbuster best-selling authors Jeffrey Archer, David Baldacci and James Patterson.
Cometh The Hour
by Jeffrey Archer
THE READING of a suicide note has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia.
Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?
Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who is in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.
Sebastian Clifton, chief executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, has his personal life thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian’s rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings.
Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.
Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels – all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list – showcases Jeffrey Archer’s extraordinary storytelling and trademark plot twists.
by Jo Jo Moyes
THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED sequel to the international bestseller and number one film Me Before You sees Lou Clark with lots of questions, such as 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 18 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…
The Last Mile
by David Baldacci
CONVICTED MURDERER Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution – for the violent killing of his parents 20 years earlier – when he’s granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime.
Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in the Mars case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life. Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy. Both men’s families were brutally murdered. And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime. A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth.
The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars, guilty or not, a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now?
But when a member of Decker’s team disappears it becomes clear that something much larger and more sinister than just one convicted criminal’s life hangs in the balance. Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed.
Miracle at Augusta
by James Patterson
A YEAR AGO, Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he’s famous and makes his living playing the game he loves. Everything should be perfect. But Travis can’t shake the feeling that he’s a fraud, an imposter who doesn’t deserve his success – and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right.
A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form, a teenage outcast with troubles of his own – and a natural golf swing. As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world’s most revered golf course, Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no-one is watching.