Winner of the CWA International Dagger Award 2013. In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prévost - beautiful, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.
A gripping addition to Lemaitre''s award-winning Paris trilogy - Irene , Alex and Camille Jean Garnier lives on the fringes - a lonely nobody who has lost everything dear to him. His girlfriend was killed in an unexplained accident, his mother has just been sent to prison - he has even lost his job after the sudden death of his boss. In one last, desperate cry for help, Jean sets up seven lethal bombs, hidden all over Paris and timed so that one will explode every 24 hours. After the first detonation, Jean gives himself up to the police. He has one simple demand: his mother must be released, or the daily explosions will continue. Camille Verhoeven is faced with a race against time to uncover the secrets of this troubled young man and avert a massive human disaster. Lemaitre''s Camille Verhoeven Trilogy - Alex , Irene and Camille - has been a multiple winner of the CWA International Dagger. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
A coruscating, honest investigation of what it means to be a woman and a commodity, from the globally recognized model, actress, business owner, and activist Emily Ratajkowski. Emily Ratajkowski is the archetypal, multi-hyphenate celebrity of our time: she is at once an acclaimed model and actress and an engaged political progressive; a social media phenomenon and a formidable entrepreneur who has uniquely mastered the levers of our attention economy; and now, a writer. Rocketing to world fame at age 21 when she danced almost naked in the controversial music video "Blurred Lines," Ratajkowski sparked praise and furor for defending her appearance as a statement of feminist empowerment. The subsequent evolution in her thinking about our culture''s commodification of women is the subject of this book. My Body is a profoundly personal exploration of feminism, sexuality, and power; of men''s treatment of women and women''s rationalizations for accepting that treatment. These essays offer revealing moments from Ratajkowski''s life while investigating our culture''s fetishization of girls and female beauty, its obsession with and contempt for women''s sexuality, the blurred line between consent and abuse, and the perverse dynamics of the fashion and film industries. Nuanced, unflinching, and incisive, My Body marks the debut of a fierce writer brimming with courage and intelligence.
From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS comes a high-octane story of power, destiny and redemption. A lifetime ago, Lore Perseous left behind the brutal, opulent world of the Agon families - ancient Greek bloodlines that participate in a merciless game every seven years. A game that is about to begin again ... For centuries, Zeus has punished the gods with a game called the Agon, which turns them mortal for one week, and at the mercy of being hunted by those with godly ambitions. Only a handful of the original Greek gods remain, the rest replaced by the mortals who killed them and ascended. After her family''s sadistic murder by a rival bloodline, Lore escapes and vows to repay her parents'' sacrifice by doing one thing - surviving. For seven years, she has pushed back dark thoughts of revenge against the man responsible for their murder, a man by the name of Wrath who has attained unimaginable power. Except for one week, every seven years. A week that is fast approaching ... When Lore comes home on the first night of the Agon to find Athena gravely wounded on her doorstep, the goddess offers her an alliance; they have a mutual enemy, after all. But as the world trembles under the force of Wrath - a god with the power to destroy all of humanity - will Lore''s decision to bind her fate with Athena''s come back to haunt her?
''Joyful and uplifting'' Sheila O''Flanagan ''O''Leary''s best yet'' Gillian McAllister ''A charming, heartfelt story of love found and love potentially lost'' Laura Jane Williams ''This book is perfect'' Rosie Walsh THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BETH O''LEARY. Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend''s wedding in rural Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed. But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie''s ex, Dylan, who she''s avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier. Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they''ve totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with four hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can''t avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship... Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly... is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan? HEAR WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT BETH''S FIRST TWO NOVELS: ''I adored every page of this super-smart, brilliantly funny romcom'' Rosie Walsh on The Flatshare ''The new Jojo Moyes ... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You ... seriously funny'' Cosmopolitan on The Flatshare ''Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read'' Katie Fforde on The Flatshare '' The Flatshare is a huge, heart-warming triumph'' Josie Silver on The Flatshare ''Beth has done it again! Warm, witty, and a cast of characters I wish I was friends with - I truly loved it!'' Laura Jane Williams on The Switch ''Eileen Cotton proves you don''t have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones. A triumph of a second novel'' Anstey Harris on The Switch ''I am blown away. I didn''t think Beth could top The Flatshare but she has. It sparkles with wit, warmth and compassion. It deserves to be huge!'' Gillian McAllister on The Switch
Anax is about to face her examination for the Academy, the institution which safeguards her society. The subject is close to her heart: Adam, a man whose struggle transformed the course of her country. But the examination will reveal new twists to Adam's history. Twists that will undermine Anax's assumptions about her country and who she is.
When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. Because rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility. From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady. As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all ... It's a dirty business getting clean. Addiction, redemption, love and despair. Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted , and it will have you hooked from the very first page. 'I loved it' Marian Keyes 'One to just enjoy' Stylist 'An emotional freight train of a novel' Heat 'As bold and gritty as it is fabulously glossy and readable' Observer ** With a stunning rose gold foil cover, Clean will look amazing on your bookshelf **
Sealed for one hundred and twenty-five years, Wilkie Collins's scribbled words launch a feverish descent into the underbelly of Victorian London as he is dragged into Charles Dickens's pursuit of a spectral figure known only as Drood.
August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protege - throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of 'The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America'. But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems. The Baltimore Boys, a following up to the bestselling The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, is available now.
Lagercrantz's compassion for the underdog adds genuine emotion to his baroque plotting. There is much to admire in the way he has grasped a tricky assignment - to continue one of the biggest hits of recent years. Roll on the next "girl"
**Pre-order now** A chance encounter in New York City. A great love story on the cusp of beginning. And then he was gone. For Lara and her daughter Eliza, it has always been just the two of them. But when Eliza turns eighteen and wants to connect with her father, Lara is forced to admit a secret that she has been keeping from her daughter her whole life. Eliza needs answers - and so does Lara. Their journey to the truth will take them on a road trip across England and eventually to New York, where it all began. Dreams might have been broken and opportunities missed... but there are still surprises in store... Anything Could Happen is a warm, wise, funny and uplifting novel about love, second chances and the unexpected and extraordinary paths life can take us down. ''A new Lucy Diamond book is one of the happiest highlights of my calendar'' KATIE FFORDE '' No one creates funny, flawed and immediately relatable characters like Lucy '' CATHY BRAMLEY '' Lucy Diamond never fails to make you laugh out loud'' ROWAN COLEMAN
A gripping alternative history thriller set in the Second World War, from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels. Autumn 1943. Hitler knows he cannot win the war: now he must find a way to make peace. FDR and Stalin are willing to negotiate; only Churchill refuses to listen. The upcoming Allied Tehran conference will be where the next steps - whatever they are - will be decided. Into this nest of double- and triple-dealing steps Willard Mayer, OSS agent and FDR's envoy to the conference. His job is to secure the peace that the USA and Hitler now crave. The stakes couldn't be higher. Showcasing Philip Kerr's brilliant research and masterful plotting at its best, Hitler's Peace has never before been published in the UK and is a fitting coda to the career of one of the masters of the historical thriller.
An unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog; the only clue to its identity being a DNA sibling match to a local farmer. But this islander, Tormod Macdonald - now an elderly man suffering from dementia - has always claimed to be an only child...
2035. Les États-Unis ne sont plus que les vestiges d'un passé glorieux. Un passé devenu le refuge d'une population sans espoir : une nouvelle drogue, le flashback, permet de revivre des souvenirs parfaits.
Nick Bottom était inspecteur avant de devenir accro. Avant le décès de son épouse, Dara. Aujourd'hui, il n'est plus rien. Pourtant, un milliardaire japonais lui demande d'enquêter sur le meurtre de son fils, six ans plus tôt. Pour découvrir la vérité, Nick va avoir besoin du flashback, qui lui permettra aussi de revoir Dara. Sauf qu'elle ne devrait pas se trouver dans ce passé-là...
A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ''A sexy, modern love story to start the summer off right'' REESE WITHERSPOON ''A smart, sexy testament to Black joy ... I absolutely loved it'' JODI PICOULT Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again... Eva Mercy is a single mother and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, award-winning novelist, who, to everyone''s surprise, shows up unexpectedly in New York. When Shane and Eva meet at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but also the eyebrows of the Black literati. What no one knows is that fifteen years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. While they may be pretending not to know each other, they can''t deny their chemistry - or the fact that they''ve been secretly writing to each other in their books through the years. Over the next seven days, amidst a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect - but Eva''s wary of the man who broke her heart, and wants him out of the city so her life can return to normal. Before Shane disappears though, she needs a few questions answered . . . With its keen observations of creative life in America today, as well as the joys and complications of being a mother and a daughter, Seven Days in June is a hilarious, romantic, and sexy-as-hell story of two writers discovering their second chance at love. ''A vision of life as it truly is: complications and difficulties punctuated by profound joy'' RUMAAN ALAM ''A hugely satisfying romance that is electric and alive'' KIRKUS
@2@@20@**SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2018**@21@@3@@2@@20@WHO IS VERNON SUBUTEX?@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@An urban legend.@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@A fall from grace.@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@The mirror who reflects us all.@21@@3@@2@Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, an infamous music shop in Bastille. His legend spread throughout Paris. But by the 2000s his shop is struggling. With his savings gone, his unemployment benefit cut, and the friend who had been covering his rent suddenly dead, Vernon Subutex finds himself down and out on the Paris streets.@3@@2@He has one final card up his sleeve. Even as he holds out his hand to beg for the first time, a throwaway comment he once made on Facebook is taking the internet by storm. Vernon does not realise this, but the word is out: Vernon Subutex has in his possession the last filmed recordings of Alex Bleach, the famous musician and Vernon's benefactor, who has only just died of a drug overdose. A crowd of people from record producers to online trolls and porn stars are now on Vernon's trail.@3@@2@@20@@18@VERNON SUBUTEX TWO@19@ IS PUBLISHED IN JULY 2018@21@@3@@2@@20@Translated from the French by Frank Wynne@21@@3@
The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos . A NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER OVER 18 MILLION COPIES SOLD WINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARD "The president has gone way too far. . . . These are practically dictatorial methods we're talking about." Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy "Doggie" Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie Lee, well-known journalist John Bugatti, and the teenage son of one of Jansen's employees, Wesley Barefoot. In spite of their differences, the five remain bonded by their shared experience and devotion to their candidate. For Doggie, who worked the campaign trail with Wesley, Jansen's election is a personal victory: a job in the White House, proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen, and the rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her same ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen's pregnant wife is assassinated on election night, and the alleged mastermind behind the shooting is none other than Doggie's own father.When Jansen ascends to the White House, he is a changed man, determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. Rights are taken away as quickly as weapons. International travel becomes impossible. Checkpoints and roadblocks destroy infrastructure. The media is censored. Militias declare civil war on the government. The country is in chaos, and Jansen's former friends each find themselves fighting a very different battle, for themselves, their rights, their country . . . and, in Doggie's case, the life of her father, who just may be innocent.
Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Discover why and join them with this gripping new read! What dark secrets lurk in the sunny south of France? Chief of police Bruno must solve a fiendish crime in his idyllic town of St Denis. 'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' ANTONY BEEVOR
Layla Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change. As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in the Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla''s work is driven by her powerful desire to ''become a good ancestor''; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone. Me And White Supremacy is Layla''s first book. Initially offered for free following an Instagram challenge under the same name, the best-selling digital Me And White Supremacy Workbook was downloaded by close to ninety thousand people around the world in the space of six months, before becoming a traditionally published book. Layla''s work has been brought into homes, educational institutions and workplaces around the world that are seeking to create personal and collective change. Layla earned her Bachelor of Law degree from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She lives in Doha, Qatar with her husband, Sam, and two children, Maya and Mohamed.
Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day, this heart-breaking story of love, loss and life will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about destiny... Where do you see yourself in five years? Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Kohan has been in possession of her meticulously crafted answer since she understood the question. On the day that she nails the most important job interview of her career and gets engaged to the perfect man, she's well on her way to fulfilling her life goals. That night Dannie falls asleep only to wake up in a different apartment with a different ring on her finger, and in the company of a very different man. The TV is on in the background, and she can just make out the date. It's the same night - December 15th - but 2025, five years in the future. It was just a dream, she tells herself when she wakes, but it felt so real... Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind. That is, until four and a half years later, when Dannie turns down a street and there, standing on the corner, is the man from her dream... In Five Years is a love story, brimming with joy and heartbreak. But it is definitely not the love story you're expecting.