In a reading rut? Then pick up one of these new releases, whether you’re a fan of love stories, crime or memoirs, these books will keep you reading all throughout the night.
Following Jojo’s international bestsellers, Me Before You and After You, her new novel Still Me finds Lou Clark in New York City, ready to start a new life. She is hurled into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world. As Lou finds herself keeping secrets, she has to ask herself the question of who she really is.
From the creator of the beloved tv show Offspring, Debra Oswald has created another winner with The Whole Bright Year. The book revolves around Celia, a hard-working woman in her early forties who lives with her sixteen year old daughter Zoe on stone fruit orchard. Along comes itinerant fruit-pickers, a desperate brother and sister from Sydney. The hard-bitten Sheena has kidnapped her wild, ebullient eighteen-year-old brother Kieran and dragged him out west, away from trouble in the city. Kieran and Zoe are drawnto each other the instant they meet, sparking excitement, worry, lust and trouble. The Whole Bright Year is a gripping, wry and tender novel about how holding on too tightly can cost us what we love.
A stunning debut novel from new crime writer, Dervla McTiernan is one that is sure to keep you hooked. Responding to a call that took him to a decrepit country house, young Garda Cormac Reilly found two silent, neglected children – fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack. Their mother lay dead upstairs. Since then Cormac’s had twenty high-flying years working as a detective in Dublin, and he’s come back to Galway for reasons of his own. As he struggles to navigate the politics of a new police station, Maude and Jack return to haunt him. What ties a recent suicide to that death from so long ago? And who among his new colleagues can Cormac really trust? This unsettling crime debut draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can’t – or won’t.
A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A voice for generations Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. Brave is Rose’s raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto-a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be brave.
A book based on the fact that no matter how many inspirational quotes you read, you still won’t have the life you want. This ruthlessly funny and straight-talking guide teaches you how to recognise your weaknesses, your regrets and your f*ck-ups in order to live a better life. As Elan says “No regrets? That’s BS. If you have no regrets it means you haven’t learnt from your mistakes.”
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