A LITTLE BOOK HAUL.

11.4.16


I haven't really purchased any books since around Christmas time and so I decided to see what The Works had on offer. As they have a 3 books for £5 offer on I took advantage and spent just £10 on 6 books which is a major bargain.

The Point Of Rescue - Sophie Hannah
'Sally is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she ought not to recognise: Mark Bretherick.

Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling work and a young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she booked a week off work and treated herself to a secret holiday.

All she wanted was a bit of peace - some times to herself - but it didn't work out that way. Because Sally met a man. Mark Bretherick.

All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the man on the news is a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead...'

Kind Of Cruel - Sophie Hannah
'Amber Hewerdine knows more then she is telling.

She knows that she hasn't slept since the arson attack which killed her best friend.

She knows that it is not normal for four members of your family to disappear one Christmas morning, and then reappear the next days, refusing to explain or ever speak of it again.

And she knows that somewhere buried deep in her subconscious, is the key to what happened all those years ago at Little Orchard.

Kind, cruel, kind of cruel.

These are the words she keeps coming back to. But what do they mean?

And why is she arrested without hours of first saying them, for the murder of a woman she has never met?'

A Room Swept White - Sophie Hannah
'TV producer Fliss Benson receives an anonymous card: sixteen numbers arranged in four rows of four - numbers that mean nothing to her.

On the same day, Fliss finds out she's going to be working on a documentary about miscarriages of justice involving cot-death mothers wrongly accused of murder. The documentary will focus on three women: Helen Yardly, Sarah Jaggard and Rachel Hines. All the women are now free, and the doctor who did her best to send them to prison for life, child protection zealot Dr Judith Duffy, is under investigation for misconduct.

For reasons she has shared with nobody, this is the last project Fliss wants to be working on. And then Helen Yardley is found dead at her home, and in her pocket is a card with sixteen numbers on it, arranged in four rows of four....'

Little Face - Sophie Hannah
'Her husband David was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before.

With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?'

It's Not Me, It's You - Mhairi McFarlane
'When Delia's life is turned inside out - from a disastrous proposal to resignation-worthy team-building exercises- moving to a new city looks like the answer. But this has its own measure of problems, and Delia finds herself in a distinctly shady job where telling the truth seems to be entirely optional. As an investigative journalist starts digging, Delia must ask herself where her loyalties lie - and if this life is truly better than the one she left behind.'

The Other Child - Lucy Atkins
'When Tess is sent to photograph Greg, a high-profile paediatric heart surgeon, she sees something troubled in his face, and feels instantly drawn to him. Their relationship quickly depends, but then Tess, a single mother to nine year old Joe, falls pregnant, and Greg is offered the job of a lifetime back in his hometown of Boston. Before she knows it, Tess is married and relocating to the states. But life in the affluent American suburb proves anything but straightforward.

Unsettling things keep happening in the large rented house. Joe is distressed, the next-door neighbours are in crisis, and Tess is sure that someone is watching her. Greg's work is all-consuming and, as the baby's birth looms, he grows more and and more unreachable. Something is very wrong, Tess knows it, and then she makes a jaw dropping discovery.'


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