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The Other Wife – Michael Robotham
Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.
This is what their son, Joe O’Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William’s bedside, covered in his blood – a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?
Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew – and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price.
A mesmerising psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the international bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.
Praise for Michael Robotham’s writing:
‘Will have you turning the pages compulsively’ The Times
‘Robotham doesn’t just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them’ Linwood Barclay
‘Superbly exciting … a terrific read’ Guardian
‘A nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn’t stop reading, yet I didn’t want Audie’s story to end. Robotham is an absolute master’ Stephen King on Life or Death
Published 26 June | RRP $34.99
Testament – Kim Sherwood
‘What a writer. I was totally captivated. Moving and ultimately uplifting’ HEATHER MORRIS, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
‘I am absorbed by the delicacy, even the beauty, with which she writes of the trauma of history’ AMIT CHAUDHURI
WINNER OF THE BATH NOVEL AWARD
Eva finds the letter in the Blue Room. She spent the happier days of her childhood here, in her grandfather’s painting studio. After his death, she is responsible for his legacy – a legacy threatened by the letter. It is from the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
They have found the testimony he gave after surviving the death march across Serbia and Hungary, and they want to exhibit it. But the famous Joseph Silk – who came to England as a refugee – remade himself long ago.
As Eva unravels what happened to him, and to the woman he loved, she is confronted by the lies that have haunted her family. They will change her grandfather’s identity; but they could also turn the tide of history. Their story is in her hands.
Kim Sherwood’s extraordinary first novel is a powerful statement of intent. Beautifully written, moving and hopeful, it crosses the tidemark where the third generation meets the first, finding a new language to express love, loss and our place within history.
Published 10 July | RRP $37.99
Survival Game – Nicky Singer
In a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful.
Mhairi Anne Bain owns only two things: a gun with no bullets and her identity papers.
The world is a shell of what it once was. Now, you must prove yourself worthy of existence at every turn, at every border checkpoint. And if you are going to survive, your instincts will become your most valuable weapon.
Mhairi has learnt the importance of living her own story, of speaking to no one. But then she meets a young boy with no voice at all, and finds herself risking everything to take him to safety.
And so Mhairi and the silent boy travel the road north. But there are rumours that things in Scotland have changed since she has been away. What Mhairi finds there is shocking and heart-breaking, but might finally re-connect her to her sense of self and to the possibility of love.
An extraordinary story about survival and what it costs, about the power of small kindnesses to change everything.
Published 31 July | RRP $19.99
The Tricksters – Margaret Mahy
Three strange men stood behind her. They could have touched her if they had wanted to. ‘You’re not alone on Teddy Carnival’s Beach,’ said one, not asking a question but sounding as if he were giving her a warning.
The Hamiltons look forward to their annual Christmas holiday at the beach. Jack and Naomi, their five children and their guests are settling in to the chaotic family atmosphere at the sprawling home known as Carnival’s Hide when the world is thrown out of order by the unexpected arrival of three visitors.Charming, enigmatic and sinister, the three brothers have come to stay. Only 17-year-old Harry questions their strange ways, but even she isn’t sure what is real anymore: are they really related to Teddy Carnival, said to have drowned on that beach many years ago, or are they tricksters – conjured by her overactive imagination?This will be a Christmas to be remembered, where long-buried secrets will be revealed and no one will ever be quite the same.
‘A gripping, eerie fantasy’ The Guardian
Published 26 June | RRP $19.99