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The People Before by Charlotte Northedge

What if your dream house became your worst nightmare?Jess and her husband need a new start. So when the chance to buy a rambling old house in the Suffolk countryside comes up, they leap at it.But not everyone in Suffolk is welcoming. The locals know a secret about the Maple House, and soon, Jess realisesContinue reading “The People Before by Charlotte Northedge”


The Call of Cassandra Rose by Sophia Spiers

Annabelle seems to have it all. The perfect house, a successful husband, a darling son. But Annabelle is troubled.Trapped in an unhappy marriage, failingat motherhood, and at odds with her new privileged lifestyle, Annabelle begins to self- harm, a habit resurrected from her traumatic past.When she meets the alluring and charismatic hypnotherapist Cassandra Rose, sheContinue reading “The Call of Cassandra Rose by Sophia Spiers”

End of Story by Louise Swanson

It’s the year 2035 and fiction has been banned by the government for five years. Writing novels is a crime. Reading fairytales to children is punishable by law. Fern Dostoy is a criminal. Officially, she has retrained in a new job outside of the arts but she still scrawls in a secret notepad in anContinue reading “End of Story by Louise Swanson”

Any Day Now by Gordon J Brown (extract)

FATE HINGES ON THE CHOICES WE MAKE It’s 1982 and sixteen-year-old Catherine Day has been abandoned for good by her mother in their Glasgow home. Alone, in trouble, and desperate for money, Catherine is quickly ensnared by local criminals. In an attempt to escape a life of crime, she joins a local rock band.She battlesContinue reading “Any Day Now by Gordon J Brown (extract)”

All the Wicked Games by Lauren North

If your best friend was in danger, you’d try to save her…wouldn’t you? Are you ready to play? Best friends Cleo and Rachel spend their evenings pretending to be people they’re not, inventing elaborate stories to escape the monotony of their real lives. It’s all harmless fun – until they play the game on theContinue reading “All the Wicked Games by Lauren North”

The Choice by Penny Hancock

Renee Gulliver appears to have it all: a beautiful house overlooking a scenic estuary on England’s East Coast, a successful career as a relationship therapist, three grown-up children, and a beloved grandson, Xavier. But then Xavier vanishes after Renee fails to pick him up from school, and the repercussions are manifold. Renee is wracked withContinue reading “The Choice by Penny Hancock”

Good Husbands by Cate Ray

Three wives, one letter, and an explosive secret that will change everything. He said, she said. Who do you believe? Jessica, Stephanie and Priyanka are complete strangers, but they have one thing in common: they’ve each received a letter accusing their husbands of committing a sexual assault more than two decades prior. Is the accusationContinue reading “Good Husbands by Cate Ray”

What I hid from you by Heleen Kist

A DEATH AN ACCIDENT A STUPID MISTAKE Traumatised by the death of a patient in her chair, Glaswegian dentist Radha Bakshi succumbs to an addiction to Valium she can’t acknowledge – even to herself. The pills take the edge off trying to be a consummate professional, a perfect daughter, a devoted wife and a not-too-embarrassingContinue reading “What I hid from you by Heleen Kist”

We all have our secrets by Jane Corry

Two women are staying in Willowmead House. One of them is running.One of them is hiding.Both of them are lying. Emily made one bad decision, and now her career could be over. Her family home on the Cornish coast is the only place where she feels safe. But when she arrives, there’s a stranger livingContinue reading “We all have our secrets by Jane Corry”

Nothing Else by Louise Beech

Heather Harris is a piano teacher and professional musician, whose quiet life revolves around music, whose memories centre around a single song that haunts her. A song she longs to perform again. A song she wrote as a child, to drown out the violence in their home. A song she played with her little sister,Continue reading “Nothing Else by Louise Beech”