Mightier Than The Sword
By Jeffrey Archer
THE BOOK opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham’s maiden voyage across the Atlantic – but how many passengers lose their lives? Harry Clifton, now President of English PEN, launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author Anatoly Babakor, but in doing so, puts his own life in danger.
His wife, Emma, dealing with the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham, crosses swords with Lady Virginia Fenwick, who will stop at nothing to cause Emma’s downfall. Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success.
In London, Harry and Emma’s son Sebastian is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing’s Bank. But the despicable Adrian Sloan will do whatever it takes to remove his rival.
(This is volume 5 of The Clifton Chronicles)
The Beekeeper’s Daughter
by Santa Montefiore
A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your hear… Dorset 1933: Grace Hamblin is an only child, daughter of the beekeeper on a large country estate. When her father dies unexpectedly she is left alone, with only the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have.
Massachusetts 1973: Grace’s daughter Trixie is in love. Jasper is a singer in a band on the brink of stardom when tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England. He promises to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Weighed down by memories, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago.
by Nicci French
Twenty years ago teenage Frieda Klein was brutally attacked in her own home. She left town, trained as a psychologist and never went back. Now an old classmate has shown up. She wants help with her daughter, who claims to have been attacked at home. An attack eerily similar to the one on Frieda. No-one else believes the girl’s story.
Now, with a school reunion in the offing – Frieda returns to the darkness she fled. To the small town that refused to help her and which hides a terrible secret. Because someone at the reunion knows what happened. And they’ll stop at nothing to prevent Frieda from discovering the truth.
Too Close To Home
by Susan Lewis
Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky 15-year-old Paige, the future is full of promise. But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn. The closeness she once shared with her mother is a distant memory.
It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets too. Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband’s fidelity and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn’t realise the extent of her eldest daughter’s unhappiness – until the unthinkable happens.