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The third Lou Clark novel, following the number one international bestsellers Me Before You and After You.
Lou Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. 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.
Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past.
In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets - not all her own - that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?
For readers of Schindler's List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.
In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.
So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the true love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.
The second gripping thriller in the exciting new series featuring FBI agent Jane Hawk, from the master of suspense and New York Times No.1 bestselling author.
When a mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher takes her own life, and many others, in a shocking act of carnage, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better. In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide - and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other individuals - Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment.
Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.
A standalone thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Stephen Leather that takes us into the world of the London Fire Brigade's elite Investigations Unit.
Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet thirty and already crew manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes. She's shunted over to the Fire Investigation Unit, where she's forced to team up with cantankerous veteran Des Farmer, aka the Grouch. When Vicky stumbles across the Grouch's off-the-books investigation into the fiery deaths of a series of young, blonde women, she decides to join him in his search for the truth.
The answer is close - perhaps too close. Vicky's already been burnt once, and now she's playing with fire . . .
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. In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit.
Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.
Brave is her 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.
Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.
A Long Way From Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether.
Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.
Seventeen-year-old Tyson is a normal teenaged boy – he’s socially awkward, obsessed with video games, and always hungry. But his mother is worried that her sweet, nerdy son has started to change… and she’s just found a $40,000 Rolex watch under his bed. Suddenly very frightened that Tyson has gotten involved in something illegal, his mother gets in touch with a private investigator named Elvis Cole and asks him to do some digging.
Cole uncovers a connection between Tyson and eighteen unsolved burglaries in LA’s ritziest neighbourhood. Tyson spooks and runs.
And then the bodies start turning up…
There is a new cold war raging and its frontline warriors are Russian hackers - gang-members working freelance for the FSB, successor to the KGB. Massive thefts of personal information, electoral interference, catastrophic disruption of commercial and social services, banks, airlines, even whole countries disabled - this is happening now.
Nicknamed 'Boot' because of his obsession with the Duke of Wellington and the battle of Waterloo, Edwin Coker is a case officer at the Vauxhall headquarters of MI6. When a young hacker falls into his hands and reveals details of a secret meeting, Boot conceives a daring plan to strike back - not with a computer virus of his own, but with a bomb that will seriously damage the Russian operation, spreading fear and distrust.
Now Boot and his little team need a 'deniable' handler to deliver the explosives across the border from Estonia into Russia and bring the hacker back out. They turn to Merc, an ex-soldier fighting in Iraq, a gun-for-hire who knows how to get out of a tight spot. They hope.
From the moment Merc sets out to cross the River Narva things do not go to plan and when the hacker's sister becomes involved, his mission turns from tough to near impossible. The scene is set for a classic story of pursuit and evasion and an epic battle for survival.
To some he was Orphan X. Others knew him as the Nowhere Man. But to Jack Johns he was a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret government programme and trained to become a lethal weapon. By Jack. And yet for all the dangerous skill he instilled in his young charge, Jack Jones cared for Evan like a son.
But Jack knew too much about a programme that had gone rotten - he was a loose end that needed to be dealt with. But if you go after the only person who ever treated him like a human being, you can guarantee that the Nowhere Man will be coming for you. Hellbent on making things right...
With Hellbent, Gregg Hurwitz raises the bar again with a masterclass in hi-octane thriller writing.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
If only Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that went viral...
THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING is the feel-good new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. Not to be missed by fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond.
On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...
On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn't have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas...
And she wouldn't have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn't fall in love with...
From the moment 26-year-old Tristan Hansen steps out of the shower and onto the roof garden of his Maboneng loft, Toyboy pulsates with eroticism. The air is hot and humid, and there’s a Joburg thunderstorm brewing on the horizon. The first flashes of lightning illuminates Tristan’s spectacular flat and the riches it contains: gifts of thanks from his many clients, tokens of their appreciation. Because Tristan is an angel of pleasure, an exclusive escort to Johannesburg’s rich and powerful women. And he is one of a kind.
At how the enigmatic Tristan were trained in the art of lovemaking his clients can only guess. He seldom speaks of those who helped him shake off the strictures of his conservative mother who had to raise him on her own when his father committed suicide. Christina, his first love, and their story set far off in a small Italian village, he also keeps to himself.
But how did Tristan end up here? Who were those women who taught him all he knows? And who is the mystery caller who keeps on phoning and whose calls are filled with menacing silence?
Twenty years ago, Leon van Nierop published his Afrikaans bestseller Plesierengel. Toyboy, published in Afrikaans and English, is its prequel.
A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming.
Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them.
Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.
The Image Of You is the utterly gripping new novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 bestselling book, The Stranger In My Home. This compelling novel of families, love, deception and secrets is perfect for fans of TV's Doctor Foster, The Replacement, Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies and Lisa Jewell.
When all you can see is what they want you to see... Can you ever trust someone you meet online?
Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing - or no one - can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect. Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar.
Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She'll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems.
The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.
Wat dryf iemand om sy vrou of lewensmaat te vermoor? Hoe is dit moontlik dat ons, nŠ meer as ’n eeu van vroueregte, steeds daagliks hoor van doodgewone mans wat hul vroue aanrand, vermink en vermoor? Bekende joernalis en skrywer Schalk Schoombie kyk indringend na die verskynsel van “intieme vrouemoord”, iets wat in Suid-Afrika krisis-afmetings aanneem.
Aan die hand van talle gevallestudies maak hy skokkende bevindings, waaronder dat jy nooit te oud is om deur jou man aangerand of vermoor te word nie, en dat nie eers swangerskap vrouemoord verhoed nie. Enigiets, selfs skroewedraaiers, word as moordwapen gebruik, en vrouelyke word selfs in vate en tasse versteek. Tot die dood ons skei is ’n skokkende oopvlek van ’n misdaad wat skrikwekkend algemeen geword het.
Jana is net drie jaar oud toe haar ma tydens ’n besoek aan Ierland spoorloos verdwyn. Op die Bolandse wynplaas Stormkloof treur KleinStorm oor sy pragtige vrou wat hom met haar fluitmusiek betower het. Jana verlang ook na haar ma. Snags roep die wind haar buitentoe, dieselfde wind wat ’n hele huis kan optel en anderkant die berge kan neersit. Maar Jana is nie bang vir die storm nie. As sy mooi na die wind luister, hoor sy die soet, hoŽ note van haar ma se fluit. Een so ’n stormnag ontmoet Jana vir !X’uri − ’n klein dogtertjie, bruin soos klip, met net ’n velletjie om haar heupe en ’n wit stringetjie krale om haar nek. !X’uri kom uit ’n gat in die grond waar die groot olienhoutboom se wortels eens was. !X’uri het gekom omdat dit tyd is om Jana se ma te soek.
Stormkind is ’n betowerende, liriese verhaal oor verlies, vergifnis en die kulturele erfenis van die Boesmans.
Mynhard Malan verhuis na die plaas Koppie-alleen nadat hy dit by sy vervreemde pa erf. Terwyl hy tydelik op ’n nabygeleŽ kleinhoewe tuisgaan, word sy voete onder hom uitgeslaan. Wat beteken die woelinge binne-in hom wanneer hy aan Tessa Verwey dink? Sy misterieuse buurvrou wil egter niemand naby haar toelaat nie. Veral nie nůg ’n aantreklike man nie. Hoekom is Tessa so kil en afsydig? Wat weet sy omtrent Charlotte Basson se dood?
In Wanneer ’n droom waar word moet Carmia Basson na Skamanga verhuis wanneer sy as Margo Vermeulen se assistent aangestel word. Deneys, Margo se kleinseun, wil egter nie vir Carmia daar hÍ nie. In Dokter Dierbaar moet Vicky Serfontein saam met dokter Paul Venter werk nŠ hul rampspoedige eerste ontmoeting. In GeŽrfde liefde moet Nikki Swart noodgedwonge op Kapisya boer. Jan, die mede- erfgenaam, maak die lewe egter vir haar onuithoudbaar.
Na ’n traumatiese voorval met haar eks, verlang Erika na ’n ver plek waar mense haar veilig sal laat voel. Sy besluit om rus vir haar siel by haar familie in Santorini te gaan soek.
Sy’t skaars haar voete op die eiland gesit toe sy hom sien: ’n Griekse god met ’n lenige lyf, breŽ skouers en donker oŽ. Hy is die mooiste man wat sy nog in lewende lywe gesien het, en hy straal manlikheid uit.
Paul Michelakis is die kroonprins van die Atlantis-fortuin. Dit gaan egter meer as geld en die vooruitsig op ’n volmaakte toekoms verg om haar liefde en vertroue te wen, want Erika is nou half bang vir mans. Boonop gaan Cristina Vassiliou en diť se ryk familie ook nie sommer terugstaan vir ’n onbekende blondine nie.
`How long do I have?' I force a laugh.`Not long,' he says very quietly. `They have confirmed your sentence of death. You are to be beheaded tomorrow. We don't have long at all.' Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom. `Learn you to die' is the advice that Jane gives in a letter to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and find love. But her lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and, when Mary dies, to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a potential royal heir before she does. So when Katherine's secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she too must go to the Tower. `Farewell, my sister,' writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary finds it easy to keep secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth's suspicious glare. After watching her sisters defy the queen, Mary is aware of her own perilous position as a possible heir to the throne. But she is determined to command her own destiny and be the last Tudor to risk her life in matching wits with her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Elizabeth. Praise for Philippa Gregory: `Meticulously researched and deeply entertaining, this story of betrayal and divided loyalties is Gregory on top form' Good Housekeeping `Gregory has popularised Tudor history perhaps more than any other living fiction writer...all of her books feature strong, complex women, doing their best to improve their lives in worlds dominated by men' Sunday Times `Engrossing' Sunday Express `Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told' The Times
Danielle Steel proves she is the world's favourite storyteller in this powerful story of a mother's unconditional love in Against All Odds.
Style. Success. Secrets.
Kate Madison’s stylish second-hand clothing shop has been a big success in New York, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now, her children have grown up and are ready to forge lives of their own. They all choose to play against the odds, much to their mother’s dismay . . .
Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, falls for a client who she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him – but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true. She gives up her job and moves to LA to be at his side, ignoring the danger signs. Justin is a struggling writer who pushes his partner for children before they’re financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, makes a choice that shocks them all . . .
Kate – loving, supportive and outspoken – can’t keep her children from playing against the odds. Can they be beaten? The hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make – but can only love them as they make them.
Van 1981 tot 2014 skryf Cecile Cilliers rubrieke vir Beeld, De Kat en Sarie. Deur die jare het sy etlike bydraes vir verskillende bundels gemaak, maar Die ou vrou en die priester is haar eerste eie kortverhaalbundel. Verskeie klassieke temas word onder die loep geneem: dit wat in 'n huwelik ongesÍ bly tussen man en vrou, die verwikkelde band tussen ma en dogter, die oorweldigende blindheid van 'n eerste liefde, en bowenal die uitdagings van oud word.
Die verhale spreek tot 'n breŽ gehoor. Baie leesbaar, met 'n diep menslikheid wat uit die stories straal.
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