The latest books I've received, complete with blurbs and publishing details. Enjoy!
Street Duty: Knockdown by Chris Ould
Victim: Teenage Female, 14 years old.
Unconscious. Head injury. Laceration to arm. Struck by lorry.
Why was Ashleigh Jarvis running so fast that she didn't see the lorry? Why was she so scared? And why was she barefoot on a cold winter's evening?
It's Holly Blades' first case and she wants to know the truth. But how much is she willing to risk to get at the real facts?
Published by Usborne, October 2012
At Somerton: Secrets and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
One house, two worlds, dark secrets...
England, 1910. The Averley family has lived a life of luxury in India, but now they must return ot Lord Averley's ancestral estate, the sprawling, majestically beautiful Somerton Court. As the family settles in, tensions arise both upstairs and downstairs. Lady Ada must choose between her honour and her heart, Sebastian must fend of ruinous threats from a former servant and lover, and gentle housemaid Rose will find herself at the centre of a scandal so enormous it could destroy the Averyley's reputation forever.
Published by Hot Key Books, January 2013
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
With Europe on the verge of war Felix is on the verge of discovering love. But discovery means choice and she has to decide between logic and attraction, good sense and passion. As suburban London becomes a memory, Felix has to fight to survive. Not just the battles of the Spanish Civil War, but also the conflicts of her own heart.
Published by Hot Key Books, October 2012
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Hector and Standish are friends.
They live together in Zone Seven where the Motherland can keep them, and others like them, under surveillance. When the friends find out something about the Motherland's plans for a moon landing their lives take on ever more threatening levels of change. And soon Standish finds he really does have to make a stand.
Published by Hot Key books, August 2012
NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS
Eighty Days Yellow by Vina Jackson
Caught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can't accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer Zahova finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons busking on the underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Mendelssohn. When her violin is damaged beyond repair, Summer receives a surprising proposition from Dominik, a university professor with powerful desires, who has been captivated by Summer ever since he heard her perform. Dominik will replace her priceless violin, but only if she agrees to play for him in a private concert.
Unable to deny the chemistry between them, Dominik and Summer embark on an intense affair full of daring twists and turns, as unpredictable as it is thrilling. For Summer it is a chance to finally embrace her long-denied dark side, but she'll soon learn that where there's pleasure must come pain. And can a relationship born of such all-consuming passion ever really survive?
Published by Orion, OUT NOW
Arrived on my Kindle
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Beta by Rachel Cohn
Pushing the Limits by Kate McGarry
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
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