NEW TO THE LIBRARY: LARGE PRINT
Are you running out of books to read from the large print section? Then take a look at these fabulous new titles! From modern-day MI5 to 19th Century England, or from gardening to murder, there's something here to fit everyone's tastes.
When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Anna's ex-husband, DCI Jack Harper, is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation. Someone is lying, and some secrets are worth killing to keep...
Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: 'Daddy'. It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again... Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter.
Lisa and Elliot have been best friends since the day they met as children. Twenty years later, life has pulled the pair apart, and Lisa is struggling. Her marriage is floundering, her teenage kids are being secretive, and she's so tired she can't think straight. So when Elliot knocks on the door, she's delighted to see her old friend again.
All we ever wanted / Emily Griffin
Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter Lyla, who has earned a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville's most prestigious private school. She doesn't always fit in, but in most ways, she's a typical teenage girl, happy and thriving. Then one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything.
Life in the garden / Penelope Lively
Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today.
House of wishes / Jenn J. McLeod
Dandelion House, 1974: Two teenage girls - strangers - make a pact never to tell their secret. Calingarry Crossing, 2014: For forty years, Beth and her mum have been everything to each other. But Beth is blindsided when her mother dies, and her last wish is to have her ashes spread in a small-town cemetery. Nearby is Dandelion House Retreat. With her stage career waning, and struggling to see a future without her mum, her marriage and her child, Beth hopes it's a place where she can begin to heal.
Peril in the Cotswolds / Rebecca Tope
Thea Slocombe, formerly Osborne, is trying to settle into normal family life with Drew and his two children in the village of Broad Campden. But any sense of cosy domesticity is shattered when Thea finds the naked body of a neighbour in a freezer - face blue-grey, red-rimmed eyes wide open, cheeks glazed with ice.
When MI5 Agent Spider is asked to assume the identity of the contract killer hired to take out President Vladimir Putin, he knows he'll become a wanted man. And things are about to get more complicated: Spider is told that his MI5 controller and close friend Charlotte Button has been running an off-the-books assassination operation, taking vengeance on the men who killed her husband. Spider owes his life to Button - but this discovery will stretch his loyalty to the limit.
Islands of mercy / Rose Tremain
Bath, 1865: A young woman renowned for her nursing skills is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her. But when she is torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and the promise of a conventional marriage to an apparently respectable doctor, her desires begin to lead her towards a future she had never imagined.
The golden rule / Amanda Craig
When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider's web. Hannah's husband has left her and their daughter for rich, childless Eve, and Hannah has been surviving by becoming a cleaner in London. Jinni is equally angry and bitter, and in the course of their journey the two women agree to murder each other's husbands.
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