NEW to the Library shelves just in time for Christmas.
The Dandelion Years
by Erica James
ASHCOMBE was the most beautiful house that Saskia had ever seen. A rambling cottage on the edge of a Suffolk village, it provided a perfect sanctuary to hide from the tragedy that shattered her childhood.
Now an adult, Saskia is still living at Ashcombe, and as a book restorer she devotes her days tending to broken and battered books, daydreaming about the people who had once turned their pages. When she discovers a hidden notebook – and realises that someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to hide a story of their own – Saskia finds herself drawn into a heart-rending tale of wartime love.
The Dark Inside
by Rod Reynolds
IT’S 1946 in Texarkana, a town on the border or Texas and Arkansas. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders – young couples who have been slaughtered at a local date spot. Charlie finds himself drawn into the case by the beautiful and fiery Lizzie, sister of one of the victims, Alice – the only person to have survived the attacks and seen the killer up close.
But Charlie has his own demons to fight, and as he starts to dig into the murders, he discovers that the people of Arkansas have secrets they want hidden at all costs. Before long, Charlie discovers that powerful forces might be protecting the killer, and as he investigates further his pursuit of the truth could cost him more than his job…
The Kind Worth Killing
by Peter Swanson
WHEN his flight is delayed, Ted Severson meets Lily, a magnetic stranger, in the airport bar. In the netherworld of international travel and too many martinis, he confesses his darkest secrets about his wife’s infidelities and how he wishes her dead. Without missing a beat, she offers to help him carry out the task…
by Joseph Kanon
BERLIN, 1949: a city still in ruins almost four years after the war, caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation. Espionage, like the black market, is still a way of life. Alex Meier is a young Jewish writer who fled the Nazis for America before the war. Now, the politics of his youth have put him in the spotlight of the McCarthy witch-hunts.
Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, Alex makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA – he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong.
The Ice Twins
I AM Kirstie, I am Lydia, I lived, I died. Or did I? After one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft move to a remote Scottish island, hoping to mend their shattered lives. But when their surviving child, Kirstie, claims that they have mistaken her identity – that she, in fact is Lydia – their world comes crashing back down. They know that one of their daughters died. But can they be sure which one?