TALES OF RIVALRY between friends and queens of England, of passions roused in the icy wastes of Greenland and of a wrongful murder conviction are among the latest and varied selection of new titles now to be found on the Library shelves.
The Girl Who Lied
by Sue Fortin
ERIN AND ROISIN were once friends… until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now, Roisin has discovered a secret – one Erin has kept for over a decade – and she’s determined to make Erin pay for her lies.
When Roisin suddenly disappears, suspicion soon lands on Erin. She would do anything to protect her family, but just how far is she willing to go when time is running out.
by Nicci French
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO Hannah Docherty was arrested for slaughtering her family. The police saw an open and shut case and Hannah has been locked up ever since.
When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she finds a traumatised woman who appears as much a victim as her family. Delving deeper into the case, Frieda uncovers mistakes, inconsistencies and the suggestion that someone has been hiding the truth.
Someone who will do anything to protect themselves….
Three Sisters Three Queens
by Phillippa Gregory
AS SISTERS THEY SHARE an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts…
When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a unique sisterhood.
The three sisters will each become the queens of England, Scotland and France. Despite being united by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other.
But as they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, they find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.
Under A Pole Star
by Stef Penney
FLORA MACKIE FIRST CROSSED the Arctic Circle at the age of 12. Years later, in 1892, she returns to lead an expedition to northern Greenland, defying the expectations of those who believe a woman has no place in that harsh world.
Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhatten. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition. Jakob and Flora’s paths cross. Passion and ambition collide as an irresistible attraction is born.
The violent extremes of the north obsess them both: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows, and the strange, maddening pull it exerts on the people chasing glory on its vast expanses. From the Richard and Judy autumn selection.
Manchester By The Sea
ACADEMY AWARD, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a man whose spare existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) forces him to return to the hometown he abandoned years before.
The revelation that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son forces Lee to face up to painful memories and new-found levels of responsibility as he reconnects with his family.