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Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan

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Published: 22nd February 2018
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages: 400

Blurb: 

Sophia’s parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she’s always believed until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing in silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn’t a killer. As her father is too ill to talk it is up to Sophia to clear her mother’s name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family’s past – a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there…

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The Reinvention Of Martha Ross by Charlene Allcott

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Published: 26th July 2018
Publisher:
Transworld 
Pages:
368

Blurb:

Meet Martha Ross. She dreams of being a singer, but she’s been working in a call centre for far too long. She’s separating from her husband, the father of her eighteen-month-old son. And she’s moving back home to her parents, toddler in tow. Life has thrown her a few lemons, but Martha intends to make a gin and tonic. It’s time to become the woman she’s always wanted to be. And at least her mum’s on hand to provide free childcare – along with ample motherly judgement, of course. But Martha’s attempts at reinvention – from writing a definitive, non-negotiable list of everything she’s looking for in a new man, to half-marathons, business plans and meditation retreats – tend to go awry in the most surprising of ways. And soon she comes to realise that in order to find lasting love, happiness and fulfilment, she needs to find herself first…

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The Lost Sister by Tracy Buchanan

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Published: 20th September 2018
Publisher:
Avon 
Pages:
448

Blurb: 

For the first time in your life, she is going to tell you the truth… Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky’s world apart. It was the day her mother Selma met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with, and leave her husband and child for. Now: It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky – a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter. With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but who can she really trust?

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Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

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Published: 17th May 2018
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Pages:
368

Blurb: 

Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart. Five years later, they find each other.  Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate. For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together?

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6 Summer Holidays Reads

This time next week, I’ll be in Crete.

We only have four more days lefts in work before we jet off bright and early on Thursday morning and I can not wait.

On a weekly basis, I’m very surprised at how many people ask me for book recommendations but now that the summer holidays are creeping up on us, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share six book suggestions with you all.

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Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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Published: 5th September 2017
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Pages: 272

Blurb: 

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

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The Mother’s Secret by Clare Swatman

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Published: 22nd February 2018
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Pages:
336

Blurb: 

Sisters Kate and Georgie have always shared a close bond. While Kate enjoyed the freedoms of youth, Georgie remained at home. But now Georgie is grown up, it’s time she started exploring. Their mother Jan loves her daughters with all her heart. So what if she kept them out of sight when they were young? She just cared for them so much. She wanted to protect them. Maybe there was another reason for Jan’s protective behaviour? If they ventured too far afield, it might destroy the façade of their childhood. This family’s about to discover that while lies can cause pain, the truth could destroy them all.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Published: 18th May 2017
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Pages:
400

Blurb:

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

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