Elevation – Stephen King

Scott Carey is losing weight at a fairly rapid rate, which in itself could be cause for concern, but even more strangely he doesn’t look any different. What is the cause of this mysterious condition and what happens if it can’t be stopped?!

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Needful Things – Stephen King

At Needful Things there’s something for everyone and the price is always just right, or is it? Leland Gaunt opens a very special kind of shop in the small town of Castle Rock but before too long strange things start happening and tempers threaten to boil over all over the normally quiet town. Can Sheriff Alan Pangborn get to the bottom of it before it’s too late?

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Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Kya Clark has always been treated as different by the people of Barkley Cove so when a popular local man, Chase Andrews, is found dead it’s not a stretch for the blame to end up at Kya’s door. Who is the mysterious “Marsh Girl” really and is she capable of murder?

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The Driftwood Girls – Mark Douglas-Home

Kate and Flora Tolmie’s Mother went missing without a trace when they were very young, leaving them orphaned and alone. Now, 23 years later, Flora has gone missing and the only clue Kate has is a piece of paper with a name, Cal McGill.

Cal McGill is the so-called “Sea Detective”, an expert on winds and tides who uses what he knows to help predict where people and items lost at sea may turn up.

Finding Flora turns out to be the easiest part of his job but when his attentions turn to what happened to their Mother all those years ago he gets dragged into a much bigger story than he could ever have imagined.

“The Driftwood Girls” is due to be released on 9 January. I received a free eBook version in exchange for an honest review.

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In Five Years – Rebecca Serle

Dannie Kohan plans every moment of her life down to the last detail. When asked at a big interview where she sees herself in five years she knows exactly where she’ll be and who she’ll be with. Her boyfriend, David, proposes to her that same day and seems to confirm her answer but when she has a strange, prophetic dream that night taking place five years later she is living in a completely different apartment with a completely different man. She brushes it off as just an odd dream and carries on with her life until 4 1/2 years later she meets the man from her dream and starts to worry it could come true.

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NOS4A2 – Joe Hill

Vic McQueen has a bike that allows her to travel over the Shorter Way Bridge to find lost things.

Charlie Manx has his Rolls Royce Wraith, which he uses to travel down the St Nicholas Highway to Christmasland; a magical place where every day is Christmas. The problem is he can’t get there alone, he needs to take a child with him and his vanity plate of NOS4A2 gives a hint to his true nature.

Now Vic and Manx are on a collision course, can Vic stop Manx or will he prove too powerful?

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11.22.63 – Stephen King

In 2011 Jake Epping is a normal high school teacher until the local cafe owner, Al Templeton, shows him a gateway to the past in the stockroom of his cafe. The gateway always leads to the same day and the same place back in 1958 and Al had been planning to save President Kennedy from being killed in 1963 before he got too sick to do it himself and decided to ask Jake to do it in his place. Jake begrudgingly accepts and after carrying out a personal mission first he settles in to life in the late 50s/early 60s whilst waiting for the right time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald. But the past doesn’t want to be changed and Jake faces a constant battle. Will he succeed? Would life really be better if JFK didn’t die?

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