The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the "ridiculously fun and large-hearted" (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. Praise for Ready Player One "Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix."- USA Today "An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart."- CNN "Delightful . . . the grown-up's Harry Potter."- HuffPost "As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates."- Entertainment Weekly "Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, [and] spectacularly successful."- Daily Mail (UK) "A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture."- San Francisco Chronicle "A geek fantasia, '80s culture memoir and commentary on the future of online behavior all at once."- Austin American-Statesman
_________________ ''Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.'' AJ PEARCE _________________ A wonderfully romantic novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Rose Petal Summer and A Country Escape . It''s the season of new beginnings for Helena and Gilly. Gilly runs her own B&B business from her much-loved family home, which she doesn''t want to part with - at any price. But that''s before she meets handsome estate agent Leo, and soon she begins to wonder whether selling up might not be such a bad idea after all. Meanwhile Gilly''s daughter Helena has a budding romance of her own. A talented weaver, she''s becoming very close to her new landlord, Jago, who''s offered to help her at an upcoming craft fair. It''s what friends do, and they are just friends. Aren''t they? With spring in full bloom, Helena and Gilly begin to ask themselves the same question: Might their new loves lead to happily ever after? _________________ ''Modern-day Austen'' WOMAN AND HOME ''Katie''s writing is life-enhancing and, like the love affairs, delicious. I enjoyed every minute!'' ELIZABETH BUCHAN
When Tiro, the secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a stranger on a cold morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which propels his master into one of the famous courtroom dramas in history. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.
The Sunday Times bestseller, and set to be a major TV drama ________________________ ''You can''t help feeling that Jane would have approved.'' OBSERVER ''So good, so intelligent, so clever, so entertaining - I adored it.'' CLAIRE TOMALIN ________________________ A wonderfully original, emotionally complex novel that delves into why Cassandra burned a treasure trove of letters written by her sister, Jane Austen - an act of destruction that has troubled academics for centuries. 1840 : twenty three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, Cassandra Austen returns to the village of Kintbury, and the home of her family''s friends, the Fowles. She knows that, in some dusty corner of the sprawling vicarage, there is a cache of family letters which hold secrets she is desperate should not be revealed. As Cassandra recalls her youth and her relationship with her brilliant yet complex sister, she pieces together buried truths about Jane''s history, and her own. And she faces a stark choice: should she act to protect Jane''s reputation? Or leave the contents of the letters to go unguarded into posterity ... Based on a literary mystery that has long puzzled biographers and academics, Miss Austen is a wonderfully original and emotionally complex novel about the loves and lives of Cassandra and Jane Austen. ________________________ ''The perfect book to wrap yourself around on a dark night'' STYLIST ''Without romanticising its period setting or underplaying the precariousness of any woman''s position in this society, it celebrates unexamined lives, sisterhood and virtues such as kindness and loyalty'' SUNDAY TIMES ''This is a deeply imagined and deeply moving novel. Reading it made me happy and weepy in equally copious amounts.'' KAREN JOY FOWLER, author of The Jane Austen Bookclub ''Hornby is at her best describing the complex bonds between the ''excellent women'' of her story. She describes the horrors, but also the pleasures, of spinsterhood'' THE TIMES ''It won''t surprise me if this is one of the books of the year. It''s a delight, one of those that you don''t want to end.'' RTE ''A charming novel... capturing the spirit of the brilliant sardonic Jane, and reminding the reader of how brutal life was for women in Austen''s era, it''s an ingenious and affecting embroidery on the fact of the author''s life.'' SUNDAY MIRROR '' Miss Austen is ingenious ... With flashbacks and wonderful domestic detail, Hornby brings to life the Austen family, using the known to speculate on what might have been.'' THE TIMES Audio Book of the Week ''Extraordinary and heart-wrenching, Miss Austen transported me from page one. A remarkable novel that is wholly original, deeply moving, and emotionally complex. A gift to all Austen lovers.'' LARA PRESCOTT, author of The Secrets We Kept ''Gill Hornby ingeniously imagines what Cassandra Austen''s own life might have been like, both before and after Jane''s untimely death, casting a different light on the familiar biographical picture without in any way distorting it.'' DEIRDRE LE FAYE, editor of Jane Austen''s Letters ''Tender and touching ... Hornby deftly describes the psychological toll that such uncertainly took on Jane, and movingly celebrates the fortitude of Cassandra whose greatest love was her sister'' DAILY MAIL ''Utterly absorbing. The lives of the Austen sisters are recreated with a brilliant sureness of touch that can only be achieved by deep study of the period.'' ARTEMIS COOPER
NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER ''An unmissable, breakneck ride into Moscow''s dark underworld'' James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad ''Great action sequences . . . breathtaking twists and turns'' Anthony Horowitz, bestselling author of Magpie Murders ''Exhilarating, high-stakes action set in sub-zero temperatures, but so fast-paced you won''t have time to feel the chill!'' Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour _____________________________ An invitation from an old friend draws Jack Morgan into a deadly conspiracy . . . On a cold January morning, Jack Morgan stands inside the New York Stock Exchange with his former US Marine comrade whose company is being launched onto the market, eagerly awaiting the opening bell. But before the bell rings, a bullet rips through the air and finds its mark. In the aftermath of the murder, the victim''s wife hires Jack to find the killer. As the head of Private, Jack has at his disposal the world''s largest investigation agency. What he discovers shakes him to his core. Jack identifies another murder in Moscow that appears to be linked. So he heads to Russia, and begins to uncover a conspiracy that could have global consequences. With powerful forces plotting against him, will Jack Morgan make it out alive? ____________________________ Early readers love Private Moscow : ''Action from the first page to the last . . . As always a page-turner'' ***** ''An exciting thriller by an amazing author'' ***** ''Certainly did not disappoint . . . Highly recommend'' ***** ''Non-stop action . . . I found it hard to put down'' ****
THE INTERNATIONAL #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR ___________________________ A body is found in the hills - but the truth still lies buried... In a small town in the Deep South, Flora Dane is part of a task force committed to hunting down every last trace of notorious serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. As his last victim, imprisoned by Ness in a small box for over a year, she knew him better than most. Even after his death, his evil still lingers. But this is the kind of town that doesn''t take kindly to strangers asking questions. The kind of town where dark secrets lurk just beneath the surface. The kind of town she might not leave alive. ___________________________ Featuring Detective D.D. Warren and FBI Special Agent Kimberley Quincy ___________________________ ''A string of murders, a crack FBI team and a voiceless girl desperate for revenge - this twist-a-minute thriller has it all.'' KARIN SLAUGHTER ''A twisty-turny psycho-thriller with a plot and characters that won''t let you go. Lisa Gardner is at the top of her game!'' KATHY REICHS '' When You See Me is another rocket-fuel-propelled thriller from Lisa Gardner. This culmination of her great talents . . . starts out chillingly intimate and explodes into a sky-high denouement that will leave you breathless.'' GREGG HURWITZ ___________________________ Readers love WHEN YOU SEE ME: ''I haven''t read a Lisa Gardner book in a while, I will go searching to see what I have missed. What a book! I was totally gripped and read it in one go.'' '' A fantastic nail biting read'' ''When it comes to writing a tense, fast paced, gripping and unputdownable thrillers, Lisa Gardner has few rivals .'' '' Psychological twists and turns abound making this a taut thriller to read'' ''A wonderfully realised psycho-thriller of the highest order .'' '' Unmissable and unputdownable - When You See Me demands to be read in one sitting.'' ''This story had me experiencing a whole spectrum of emotions from shock and horror to breathless anticipation .'' ''I just swallowed this whole.'' ''The suspense and thrill throughout the book was absolutely stunning! The twists and turns kept me awake all night'' ''The first book I have read in the series but it is perfect as a standalone, though it does make me want to read the previous books in the series .'' ''A fast-paced, page-turning thriller'' ''A fast paced read with chilling moments that will give you goosebumps and keep you on the edge of your seat for many moments.'' '' I honestly cannot recommend this book enough .'' '' Riveting and thrilling at times , this was a grippingly good read.'' ''This is my first read of Lisa Gardner and what a great read. I can see that I have been missing out so will have to put that right '' ''Incredible penmanship with a tendency to keep a reader hooked. So excited for people to read this! '' ''I loved this!'' ''I will certainly be going back and reading the books in the series.'' ''This is an excellent novel and I highly recommend this to other readers'' ''It starts well and finishes even better!'' ''There was barely time to pause for breath reading this!'' ''This author is unrivalled in the genre in my opinion.''
A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. A YEAR TO FALL IN LOVE.
The BRAND NEW deliciously romantic novel from the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author of A Summer At Sea and A Secret Garden.
'Modern Day Austen. Great fun!' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Deliciously enjoyable' Woman & Home 'Effortlessly lovable' Closer
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't.
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.
''ANOTHER INSTANT COBEN BOLITAR CLASSIC'' Michael J Fox For ten long years two boys have been missing. Now you think you''ve seen one of them. He''s a young man. And he''s in trouble. Do you approach him? Ask him to come home with you? And how can you be sure it''s really him? You thought your search for the truth was over. It''s only just begun.
The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can''t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared twenty years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.
STOP PRESS NEWS! NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER, AND OPTIONED FOR FILM WITH JULIA ROBERTS TO STAR IN AND PRODUCE If your husband was murdered And you were a witness How do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam? You thought you trusted him. Now you can''t even trust yourself. Dark secrets and a terrifying hunt for the truth lie at the heart of this gripping new thriller by the ''master of the double twist'', Harlan Coben.
From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time-featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.
Prince was a musical genius, one of the most talented, beloved, accomplished, popular, and acclaimed musicians in pop history. But he wasn't only a musician-he was also a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of his early records to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of Paisley Park. But his greatest creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, the greatest pop star of his era.
The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince-a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is composed of the memoir he was writing before his tragic death, pages that brings us into Prince's childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us into Prince's early years as a musician, before his first album released, through a scrapbook of Prince's writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince's evolution through candid images that take us up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book's fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain-the final stage in Prince's self-creation, as he retells the autobiography we've seen in the first three parts as a heroic journey.
The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring's riveting and moving introduction about his short but profound collaboration with Prince in his final days-a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he'd so carefully cultivated-and annotations that provide context to each of the book's images.
This work is not just a tribute to Prince, but an original and energizing literary work, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image, his undying gift to the world.
The much-anticipated final instalment of the Wool trilogy. ''The next Hunger Games'' The Sunday Times ''Thrilling, thought-provoking and memorable ... one of dystopian fiction''s masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World.'' Daily Express In the aftermath of the uprising, the people of Silo 18 are coming to terms with a new order. Some embrace the change, others fear the unknown; none have control of their fate. The Silo is still in danger. There are those set on its destruction. Jules knows they must be stopped. The battle has been won. The war is just beginning.
THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR ''A TSUNAMI OF A THRILLER . This may well be Gardner''s best work'' - DAVID BALDACCI _______________ One death might be an accident. Two deaths looks like murder. A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn''t believe in coincidences. But this case isn''t as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth. Evie might be a victim. Or she might be about to get away with murder again. _______________ '' Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds , and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative.'' - DAVID BALDACCI ''a shattering emotional journey that''s utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019 .'' - PROVIDENCE JOURNAL '' Never Tell is a pacey and action-packed thriller that will leave you feeling breathless '' - CULTUREFLY ''... pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best , and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings.'' - MAIL ONLINE ''This career-best thriller from the bestseller will keep you up into the wee small hours ... the twists just keep coming '' - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH '' Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise, and satisfy you.'' - LISA SCOTTOLINE '' Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren''s most gripping case yet. Brace yourself , gulp down a deep breath, and dive in.'' - A.J. FINN ''Gardner''s writing is beautiful, and the plot weaves together masterfully with detail and precision... For anyone looking for a suspenseful, gripping read, Never Tell will not disappoint .'' - NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS ''Her character work is beautifully done, and she deftly handles multiple narrators, timelines and plot arcs. Gardner strikes what feels like a perfect tone... Never Tell is an excellent addition to the D.D. Warren series and proof it''s never too late to draw in new fans.'' - SHELF AWARENESS '' Nail-biting ... Gardner''s commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora'' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ''In her latest nail-biter Never Tell , Lisa Gardner knows just what her readers want and how to give it to them.'' - REAL BOOK SPY '' This novel is on fire! Surprising twists and a great cast make this a brilliant page-turner that I can recommend to everyone.'' - THE BELGIAN REVIEWER BLOG '' gripping, compelling, and full of twists '' - BOOK AFTER BOOK BLOG
The New York Times bestseller and Guardian Book of the Month ''This flawless masterpiece deserves to be a bestseller.'' DAILY EXPRESS ''Tough, tense and twisty - but tender, human and deeply affecting, too ... I don''t have a sister, but when I finished the book I called my brother, just to hear his voice.'' LEE CHILD ''An outstanding crime novel.'' PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train _____________________________________ KENSINGTON AVE, PHILADELPHIA: THE FIRST PLACE YOU GO FOR DRUGS OR SEX. THE LAST PLACE YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR YOUR SISTER. Mickey Fitzpatrick has been patrolling the 24th District for years. She knows most of the working women by name. She knows what desperation looks like and what people will do when they need a fix. She''s become used to finding overdose victims: their numbers are growing every year. But every time she sees someone sprawled out, slumped over, cold to the touch, she has to pray it''s not her sister, Kacey. When the bodies of murdered sex workers start turning up on the Ave, the Chief of Police is keen to bury the news. They''re not the kind of victims that generate a whole lot of press anyway. But Mickey is obsessed, dangerously so, with finding the perpetrator - before Kacey becomes the next victim. _____________________________________ ''A remarkable, profoundly moving novel about the ties that bind and the irrevocable wounds of childhood. It''s also a riveting mystery, perfectly paced. I loved every page of it.'' DENNIS LEHANE ''Outstanding . . . an intense family thriller . . . The clever plot and involving characters set a high standard for this new year.'' DAILY MAIL ''This is a thrilling and heartbreaking exploration of the strain the opioid crisis puts on families. A masterpiece.'' DAILY MIRROR
Eugene Wren inherited an art gallery from his father. One day, Eugene came across an envelope containing money. He picked it up, wrote a note and stuck it up on a lamppost near his house: "'Found in Chepstow Villas, a sum of money between eighty and a hundred and sixty pounds. Anyone who has lost such a sum should apply to the phone number below."
Hannah Buchan thinks herself ordinary. She is not the revolutionary child that her painter mother and famous radical father had hoped for. Raised in the creative chaos of 1960s America, Hannah vows to reject her parents' liberal lifestyle, and settles instead for typical family life in a nondescript corner of Maine.
When the daughter of an enigmatic cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death while being drawn into the director's eerie world. By the author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics .
Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced American writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine - in touch only with his daughter and still trying to reconcile himself to the end of a long marriage that he knew was flawed from the outset.