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June 2017
The Secrets We Share Emma Hannigan
The Secrets We Share
Read by Grainne Gillis

Devastated after a tragedy, Nathalie Conway finds herself on a plane to Ireland. She is on her way to stay with her grandmother Clara. The grandmother up until now Nathalie had no idea existed … As Clara awaits her granddaughter’s arrival, she is filled with a new sense of hope. She has spent the last twenty years praying her son Max would come back into her life. Could her granddaughter be the th... More >

  General Fiction
A Talent for Murder Andrew Wilson
A Talent for Murder
Read by Joan Walker & Jonathan Oliver

Agatha Christie, in London to visit her agent, boards a train, preoccupied in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a touch on her back, loses her balance, but is pulled to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel, but a blackmailer, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness to thw... More >

Deadly Secrets Britta Bolt
Deadly Secrets
Read by Andrew Cullum

Pieter Posthumus wouldn’t live anywhere but Amsterdam … even though the Earth 2050 conference, with its crowds of delegates and protesters, has left him feeling somewhat under siege. When one of the delegates is left for dead under a bypass, Posthumus agrees to look into the case. Amsterdam has always attracted people with fierce views … but is someone willing to kill for their principles? Forced ... More >

A Rustle of Silk Alys Clare
A Rustle of Silk
Read by Richard Attlee

1603. Former ship’s surgeon Gabriel Taverner is attempting to re-establish himself as a physician in rural Devon. But it’s not easy to gain the locals’ trust, and a series of disturbing incidents convinces him that at least one person does not welcome his presence. Called out to examine a partially decomposed body found beside the river, Gabriel discovers he has a personal connection to the dead m... More >

  Historical Fiction
The Line Between Us Kate Dunn
The Line Between Us
Read by Richard Mitchley

Ifor is the gardener at Nanagalan, a manor house on the Welsh borders. When he falls in love with Ella, the daughter of the house, Ifor must stifle his passion, for the lines between social classes are rigidly drawn. He marries local librarian Jenny, but his love for Ella casts a shadow over their relationship. When war breaks out, Ifor enlists and is one of a small number of soldiers left in Fran... More >

  General Fiction
The Forever House Veronica Henry
The Forever House
Read by Julia Barrie

Hunter’s Moon is the ultimate ‘forever’ house. Nestled by a river in the Peasebrook valley, it has been the Hamilton’s home for over fifty years, and now estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to live there. But the sale of the house unlocks decades of family secrets – and brings Belinda face to face with her own troubled past ... ... More >

  General Fiction
Red Right Hand Chris Holm
Red Right Hand
Read by John Chancer

When video footage from a terrorist attack in San Francisco reveals that a mob informant thought dead is still alive, FBI Special Agent Charlie Thompson knows just who to contact to save her witness from certain death: Michael Hendricks. He may be a hitman, but he’s not a bad guy. Teaming up with determined tech whiz, Cameron, Hendricks reluctantly takes the job. Finding a man desperate to stay hi... More >

The Wild Air Rebecca Mascull
The Wild Air
Read by Catherine Harvey

In Edwardian England, aeroplanes are a new, magical invention, while female pilots are rare indeed. When shy Della Dobbs meets her mother’s aunt, her life changes forever. Great Auntie Betty has come home from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, across whose windswept dunes the Wright Brothers tested their historic flying machines. Della develops a burning ambition to fly and Betty is determined to help h... More >

  General Fiction
Lola Melissa Scrivner Love
Read by Laurel Lefkow

The Crenshaw Six are an up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into a war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, they appear to be led by a man named Garcia ... but the gang’s real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia’s girlfriend, Lola. Lola has mastered the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man’s world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated. But s... More >

  General Fiction
Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey Nicola Tallis
Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
Read by Charlotte Strevens

‘Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.’ These were the words uttered by seventeen-year-old Lady Jane Grey as she stood on the scaffold on a cold February morning in 1554. Forced onto the throne by power players at court, Queen Jane reigned for just thirteen days before being imprisoned in the Tower, condemned for high treason and executed. In this dramatic ... More >

The Hiding Places Katherine Webb
The Hiding Places
Read by Anna Bentinck

Wiltshire, 1922. Fifteen-year old Pudding Cartwright is girl groom to the Hadleigh family’s horses at Manor Farm. Irene Hadleigh is struggling to adjust to her new life in sleepy Slaughterford, having married Alistair to escape a scandal in London. Irene sets about restyling Manor Farm, but the chance finding of a strange object, hidden away in the house for years, changes everything. When somebod... More >

We All Begin As Strangers Harriet Cummings
We All Begin As Strangers
Read by Rachel Atkins

It’s 1984, and summer is scorching the ordinary village of Heathcote. What’s more, a mysterious figure is slipping into homes through back doors and open windows. Dubbed ‘the Fox’, he knows everything about everyone – leaving curious objects in their homes, or taking things from them. When beloved Anna goes missing, the whole community believes the Fox is responsible. For the worried residents, fi... More >

  General Fiction
May 2017
What She Lost Susan Elliot-Wright
What She Lost
Read by Kate Lee

Eleanor and her mother Marjorie have always had a difficult relationship. Now Marjorie has Alzheimer’s, and as her memory fades, she calls her daughter to say, ‘There’s something I have to tell you’. Eleanor hopes this will be the moment she discovers the terrible secret that has cast a shadow over both their lives. But Marjorie’s memory is failing fast and she can’t recall what she wanted to say.... More >

  General Fiction
Mersey Girl June Francis
Mersey Girl
Read by Sue Jenkins

Happiness always comes at a cost … Having grown up in a convent after the death of her mother, Lizzie Knight has never known what it’s like to have a real family. So when a strange woman turns up with promises of a new life in Liverpool, she is thrilled. Warm-hearted and kind, Phyl is everything she wants in a stepmother. But then Lizzie falls in love with the one man who should have been out of b... More >

  General Fiction
Somebody Else’s Boy Jo Bartlett
Somebody Else’s Boy
Read by Rachel Atkins

Will Nancy and Jack be allowed to embrace the future, or will their histories forever bind them to the past? Drama teacher Nancy O’Brien puts her ambitions on hold to support her family, and returns to her idyllic seaside home town, St Nicholas Bay. Jack, a young widower desperate to come to terms with his loss, hopes that setting up home there with his baby son might enable him to survive the fut... More >

  General Fiction
Death by Water Torkil Damhaug
Death by Water
Read by Peter Noble

Psychologist Mailin Bjerke is due to appear on the notorious TV show Taboo – but she never arrives at the studio. As the police struggle to find Mailin, her sister Liss, living on the edge in Amsterdam, takes matters into her own hands. Flying home to Oslo, she discovers a complex backdrop of friends and enemies, where no one can be relied upon to tell the truth. Her battle is made harder by the f... More >

The Transatlantic Marriage Bereau Julie Ferry
The Transatlantic Marriage Bereau
Read by Charlotte Strevens

In 1895, nine American heiresses travelled across the Atlantic to bag themselves husbands and titles. For the English gentlemen the girls married it was a way to secure their estates. For the girls, who came from new money, marriage was a means to obtaining social prestige. The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau tells the story of these nine heiresses, and the remarkable women who made it happen behind... More >

Last Ragged Breath Julia Keller
Last Ragged Breath
Read by Laurel Lefkow

A high-end resort being built on the outskirts of Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, a town desperate for jobs, should have been welcome. But following the Buffalo Creek disaster of 1972, where a coal company’s mistake claimed the lives of many Raythune County citizens, tensions are running high. When Ed Hackel, Mountain Magic’s marketing manager, is found murdered, suspicion falls on Royce Dillard. A lo... More >

The Revelation Code Andy McDermott
The Revelation Code
Read by Gareth Armstrong

2002, Iraq. A CIA operation in the desert uncovers a statue with six wings and the face of a lion. Convinced it represents one of four angels prophesied in the Book of Revelation, team member Ezekiel Cross steals it to begin his own mission from God … Present day, New York. Nina Wilde has been focusing on her pregnancy, rather than the archaeological discoveries for which she is renowned. But then... More >

Here Comes Trouble Simon Wroe
Here Comes Trouble
Read by Max Dowler

Ellis Dau dreams of the West – of London, New York and Ashford, Kent. But he is growing up in Kyrzbekistan, a secretive nation where revolution barely makes the news. Expelled from school, Ellis is sent to work with his father, editor of The Chronicle. The last bastion of free speech, it is under threat from heavy-handed policemen, mysterious revolutionaries, and the resident Russian billionaire. ... More >

  General Fiction
You Can Run Steve Mosby
You Can Run
Read by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

When a car crashes into a garage on an ordinary street, the attending officer is shocked to find a woman imprisoned inside the damaged building. As the remains of other victims are found in the attached house, police believe they have finally identified the Red River Killer – a man who has been abducting women for nearly twenty years. But now the main suspect, John Blythe, is on the run, and DI Wi... More >

Fire and Sword: The Wellington & Napoleon Quartet, Book 3: 1804-1809 Simon Scarrow
Fire and Sword: The Wellington & Napoleon Quartet, Book 3: 1804-1809
Read by Jonathan Keeble

1804. Napoleon Bonaparte is Emperor of France, his ultimate aim: to rule Europe. After defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar, he wins a glorious victory against Austria at Austerlitz, deposes the Spanish king and places his brother on the throne. But he is yet to triumph over his most hated enemy: Great Britain. Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) throws himself into the British campaign ... More >

  Historical Fiction
Willow Walk S. J. I. Holliday
Willow Walk
Read by Jenny Dunbar

When a woman is attacked on a lonely road by an escaped inmate from a nearby psychiatric hospital, Sergeant Davie Gray must track him down before he strikes again. But Gray is already facing a series of deaths connected to legal highs and a local fairground, as well as dealing with his girlfriend Marie’s bizarre behaviour. As Gray investigates, he suspects a horrifying link between Marie and the m... More >

Don't Let Go Michel Bussi
Don't Let Go
Read by Charles Armstrong

In an idyllic resort on the island of La Réunion, Liane Bellion and her husband Martial are enjoying the perfect holiday with their 6-year-old daughter. Then Liane disappears. She went up to her hotel room between 3 and 4pm and never came back. Her husband, worried, went to look for her, and found the room empty and blood everywhere. Despite his protestations of innocence, the police view Martial ... More >

April 2017
The House of Four Barbara Nadel
The House of Four
Read by Sean Barrett

The Devil’s House, a crumbling Ottoman mansion once the home of a princess, is a place associated with ill fortune. The princess’s four children, now in old age, still live there in separate apartments and when one is found stabbed through the heart, it is discovered that the other three siblings have met an identical fate. As Inspector Ikmen digs into their past he discovers they have been harbou... More >

Diary of a Wartime Affair Doreen Bates
Diary of a Wartime Affair
Read by Christine Mackie

London, 1934. Doreen Bates is working in the same office as E, an older married man. They strike up a passionate affair, and Doreen records it all in her diary – secret midnight walks, countryside escapades and stolen moments of intimacy. But Doreen longs for a child with E, despite all the taboos of the time. Against the wishes of E, she gets pregnant and is amazed when twins are born during the ... More >

How Not to Fall in Love, Actually Catherine Bennetto
How Not to Fall in Love, Actually
Read by Rosie Jones

Emma has a job in television which is distinctly less glamorous than it sounds. She’s managed to claw her way up the ranks from Tea-Maker and Rubbish-Collector to 2nd Assistant Director (heavy on the ‘assistant’. Even heavier on the ‘2nd’). So when she finds she’s accidentally pregnant and at the same time accidentally sacked (well, less accidentally: she did tell her boss to stick his job up his ... More >

  General Fiction
Agent of Rome 5: The Emperor’s Silver Nick Brown
Agent of Rome 5: The Emperor’s Silver
Read by Nigel Peever

Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang. He tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus, where his investigations are hampered by civil unrest and uncooperative officials, not to mention the personal problems of his servant Simo and bodyguard Indavara. Despite this – and intense pressure from ... More >

  Historical Fiction
Ragdoll Daniel Cole
Read by Andrew Wincott

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the ‘Ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murde... More >

The House at Bishopsgate Katie Hickman
The House at Bishopsgate
Read by Carole Boyd

1611. After ten years in the Orient, Celia Lamprey and her husband Paul Pindar have returned to England – bringing with them a legendary diamond, despite the curse that surrounds it. An army of carpenters, gardeners and footmen has been summoned to restore Pindar’s great house, Bishopgate, to its former splendour. But all is not as it seems. Celia is frail, and the marriage childless. As they awai... More >

  General Fiction
The Dark Room Jonathan Moore
The Dark Room
Read by Tim Flavin

Homicide inspector Gavin Cain is standing by a grave when he gets the call. Cain knows there’s something terrible in the coffin they’re about to exhume. He and his team have received a dying man’s confession and it has led them here. Cain is summoned by Mayor Castelli, who has been sent sinister photographs of a woman that he claims he doesn’t know and a note threatening that worse are on their wa... More >

Tattletale Sarah J. Naughton
Read by Penelope Rawlins & Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

One day changes Jody’s life forever. She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and suddenly life seems full of possibility and hope. One day changes Mags’s life forever. After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no-one knows what hap... More >

Casting Off P. I. Paris
Casting Off
Read by Caroline Guthrie

When the residents of a Highland care home discover that the new owners are about to substantially put up the fees, they know that dramatic action is called for. But what can a group of senior citizens possibly do against a big organisation? For Dorothy, the situation is serious. If she can’t raise money she’ll have to leave her friends, like dear Miss Ross. In protest, the residents barricade the... More >

  General Fiction
In Extremis Tim Parks
In Extremis
Read by Peter Noble

Thomas knows there is something he needs to say to his mother before she dies. But will he reach her in time? And will he have the courage to say what he couldn’t say before? His phone is buzzing, his mind is racing, and he can’t concentrate on the significance of what is happening. Should he try to solve his friend’s family crisis? Should he reconsider his separation from his wife? Why does he fe... More >

  General Fiction
Her Last Whisper Karen Robards
Her Last Whisper
Read by Laurel Lefkow

Last time criminal psychology expert Dr Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Stone helped capture a serial killer, it was nearly the last thing she ever did. Now she’s determined to stick to research – but when dangerous duty calls, she can’t refuse. The ‘Cinderella Killer’ is a charming predator who lures beautiful, single women to their deaths. FBI agent Lena Kaminsky fears her missing sister has fallen prey to ... More >

Secrets of a Happy Marriage Cathy Kelly
Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Read by Caroline Lennon

Bess is hoping to show everyone just how happy her recent marriage is, but behind the party-planning the cracks are beginning to show. Why is joining a family so difficult? Jojo, Bess’s stepdaughter, is grieving for her mother – and will she ever get the chance to become a mum herself? Cousin Cari is a fierce career-woman who isn’t unnerved by anything – apart from facing the man who left her at t... More >

  General Fiction