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1. Amy Snow - Tracy Rees

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Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits . . . if only she can unlock the secret.

A Richard and Judy Bestseller.

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2. Love and Freedom - Sue Moorcroft

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Winner of "Best Romantic Read" 2011.

Romance flourishes against a charming Brighton backdrop, from the bestselling author of Starting Over.

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3. The Trespasser - Tana French

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Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she was there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.

A Richard and Judy Summer 2017 book club choice.

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4. Please Don't Stop the Music - Jane Lovering

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Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year 2012.

Winner of the Romantic Comedy Award 2012.

Shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance 2012.

Jemima Hutton is determined to build a successful new life and keep her past a dark secret. Trouble is, her jewellery business looks set to fail - until enigmatic Ben Davies offers to stock her handmade belt buckles in his guitar shop and things start looking up, on all fronts. But Ben has secrets too.

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5. There But For The - Ali Smith

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Ali Smith's dazzling new novel is a funny, moving book about time, memory, thought, presence, quietness in a noisy time, and the importance of hearing ourselves think.

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6. The Cut - George P Pelecanos

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Shortlisted for the Crimefest eDunnit Award 2012.

Spero Lucas is George Pelecanos' greatest creation, a young man making his place in the world one battle and one mission at a time.

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7. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - Kate Summerscale

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Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008.

It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. But they wake the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home.

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8. The English Monster - Lloyd Shepherd

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A Waterstone Autumn Book Club 2012 title.

London, 1811. The twisting streets of Wapping hold many an untold sin. Bounded by the Ratcliffe Highway to the north and the Dock to the south, shameful secrets are largely hidden by the noise of Trade.

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9. Perfect People - Peter James

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Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2012.

All they wanted was a healthy child... What they got was the perfect nightmare... A chilling novel from the internationally bestselling author.

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10. The Land of Decoration - Grace McCleen

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A Richard and Judy Book Club choice Spring 2013.

Shortlisted for the Specsavers New Writer Book of the Year 2012.

10-year-old Judith McPherson's world is regimented by her father's faith. Her mother has gone, so Judith consoles herself with 'The Land of Decoration' - an intricate model of The Promised Land which she has built in her bedroom.

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11. Hope: A Tragedy - Shalom Auslander

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Winner of the JQ Wingate Prize 2013.

Solomon Kugel wishes for nothing more than to be in a place with no past. The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing, and nothing of any importance has ever happened there- so he's decided to move his family there, to start anew. But it isn't quite working out that way...

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12. The Guilty One - Lisa Ballantyne

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Selected for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award Longlist.

Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes as a solicitor in London. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an eleven-year-old accused of murdering an innocent young boy.

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13. Siege - Simon Kernick

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Selected for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award Longlist.

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14. The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult

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A Richard and Judy Spring 2014 book club choice.

An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Picoult. Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who's particularly beloved in her community. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him.

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15. The Carrier - Sophie Hannah

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WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2013

When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular?

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16. And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

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A Richard and Judy Summer read 2014

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.

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17. How the Light Gets in - Louise Penny

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Shortlisted for the Specsavers CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year

In Three Pines, Chief Inspector Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world, but now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except town eccentric Ruth Zardo.

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18. The Piano Teacher - Janice Y. K. Lee

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19. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.

Rosemary’s just started college, and she’s decided not to tell anyone about her family. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life.

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20. The Weight of Silence - Heather Gudenkauf

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