The Last Act of Love
by Cathy Rentzenbrink
WHEN CATHY WAS 17, her brother Matty was her best friend. A year younger and much taller, he was clever, funny and outgoing. But one night in the summer of 1990, Matty was knocked down by a car and never walked or spoke again. Eight years later he died.
This is a true story of a happy family ambushed by loss, the unknown place between life and death, and how to find love and joy in the world even when you know it will never be the same again.
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
by Jackie Copleton
AMARATASU TAKIHASHI has spent her life grieving for her daughter Yuko and grandson Hideo, who were victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945.
Now a widow living in America she believes that one man was responsible for her loss: a local doctor who caused an irreparable rift between mother and daughter. When a man claiming to be Hideo arrives on her doorstep, she is forced to revisit to revisit the past: the hurt and humiliation of her early life, the intoxication of a first romance and the realisation that if she had loved her daughter in a different way she might still be alive today.
According to Yes
by Dawn French
MANHATTAN’S WEALTHY Upper East Side has its own rigid code of behaviour. One strictly adhered to by the Wilder/Bingham family. Emotional displays: unacceptable; unruly behaviour; definitely not welcome; fun: no thanks.
So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric primary school teacher from England, bounces into this fortress of restraint with a heart as big as the city, the family quickly discovers that she hasn’t read the rule book. After a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying yes?
Career of Evil
by Robert Galbraith
WHEN A MYSTERIOUS package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.
With the police focusing on one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…
by Lisa Jewell
YOU LIVE ON a communal garden square where your children run free. You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them – implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?