Under the Duvet (Deluxe Edition) – Marian Keyes

“Under the Duvet” is a collection of articles written by Marian Keyes, many of which have been previously published in magazines or appeared online. They cover a variety of topics in Keyes’ usual comical style.

“Further Under the Duvet” is, again, mainly a collection of articles but with the addition of some short stories at the end, including Mammy Walsh as an Agony Aunt for a problem page.

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The Boy from the Woods – Harlan Coben

30 years ago a boy was found in the woods in New Jersey. He was said to be feral but resourceful with no memory of how he got there or who he was. He was given the name Wilde.

Wilde is now a former soldier and security expert, living off the grid, still in the woods. When a child goes missing he’s asked to help by his friend’s Mother and Criminal Attorney, Hester Crimstein. What he finds is a situation even darker and more twisted than he could have imagined.

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Belonging – Umi Sinha

Lila Langdon is just 12 years old, born and raised in India, when a family tragedy sees her shipped off to England to stay with her Great Aunt Wilhelmina. “Belonging” is the story of three generations of the Langdon family; Lila, her Father Henry and her Grandmother, Cecily.

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The Five – Hallie Rubenhold

Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly; “The Five” brings these women back to life and tells their stories up to the moment of their murders.

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When The Dogs Don’t Bark – Professor Amanda Gallop

Professor Angela Gallop has been a Forensic Scientist for more than 40 years and “When The Dogs Don’t Bark” tells of some of the changes to Forensic Science during that time and some of the cases she has worked on.

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A Conspiracy of Bones – Kathy Reichs

“A Conspiracy of Bones” is the 19th book in Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series of books. In this we see Brennan struggling to deal with her own health problems whilst butting heads with Tim Larabee’s replacement in the Charlotte lab. When she is mysteriously sent pictures of a faceless victim she is determined to solve the case but the matter becomes personal when there are links to an old case involving a missing child and the faceless man had Brennan’s phone number. Brennan is determined to get to the bottom of it.

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The Temple House Vanishing – Rachel Donohue

The Temple House was an elite, all girls Catholic boarding school run in an extremely old fashioned and strict way by Nuns. In 1990 a young scholarship student, Louisa, and the charismatic art teacher, Mr Lavelle, went missing, presumably together, and the school eventually had to close due to the scandal. Now, 25 years later, a young journalist is determined to find out what really went on at The Temple House and how Louisa’s friend, Victoria, fits into the story.

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