Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

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Published: 26th July 2018
Publisher: The Borough Press
Pages: 496


84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she considers the charming new resident who looks exactly like a man she once knew – a man who died sixty years ago. His arrival has stirred distant memories she and Elsie thought they’d laid to rest. Lying prone in the front room, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light…

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The Coordinates Of Loss by Amanda Prowse

Amanda Prowse

Published: 25th September 2018
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 330


When Rachel Croft wakes up on her family’s boat in Bermuda, it’s to sunshine and yet another perfect day…until she goes to wake her seven-year-old son, Oscar. Because the worst thing imaginable has happened. He isn’t there. In the dark and desperate days that follow, Rachel struggles to navigate her grief. And while her husband, James, wants them to face the tragedy together, Rachel feels that the life they once shared is over. Convinced that their happy marriage is now a sham, and unable to remain in the place where she lost her son, she goes home to Bristol alone. Only when she starts receiving letters from Cee-Cee, her housekeeper in Bermuda, does light begin to return to Rachel’s soul. She and James both want to learn to live again—but is it too late for them to find a way through together?

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One Day In December by Josie Silver


Published: 18th October 2018
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 432


Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist. After all, life isn’t a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she’ll never see the boy from the bus again. But at their Christmas party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans?

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My Favourite Books Of 2018

It isn’t the end of the year without a list of my favourite books which I’ve read throughout the previous twelve months.

I honestly feel like I’ve barely read this year which is ironic because I’m pretty sure I said that at the end of 2017 and it was my “resolution” to keep reading more than I usually would.

You all know that I absolutely love books, I love supporting authors and that I’m beyond obsessed with crime / thriller / mystery thanks to The Girl On The Train.

So which books have been my ultimate favourites of this year?

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One Perfect Christmas And Other Stories by Paige Toon

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Published: 4th October 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 382


One year after movie star Joseph Strike swept schoolteacher Alice off her feet, they are spending Christmas together in snowy Cambridge. But despite the romantic setting Alice can’t help but question whether life in the spotlight is really what she wants. Will a Christmas provide some perspective? Or will the life she’d be leaving behind be too much to lose?

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A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

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Published: 14th June 2018
Publisher: Corgi
Pages: 384


Why would you run scared from a happy home?

You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That’s the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn’t so sure. And even you don’t know what to believe…

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On A Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

Lucy Diamond

Published: 31st May 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 488


It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

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This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

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Published: 19th April 2018


97 hour weeks. Life and death decisions. A constant tsunami of bodily fluids and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s diaries provide a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heart breaking, this is everything you wanted to know (and more than a few things you didn’t) about life on and off the hospital ward.

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An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena


Published: 26th July 2018


We can’t choose the strangers we meet. As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance. Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid. With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in – or out. And then the first body is found and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them – and nowhere to run. Until we find ourselves in a situation we can’t escape. Trapped.

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Need To Know by Karen Cleveland

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Published: 25th January 2018
Penguin Random House


You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer. Your task: break into a Russian criminal’s laptop and find proof that he’s concealing five deep-cover agents – seemingly normal people living in plain sight. You’re in. Five faces stare back at you. One of them is your husband.

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