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Hodder Paperbacks

Now That I've Found You

By Ciara Geraghty

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROMANTIC NOVELISTS' ASSOCIATION CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC NOVEL AWARD, 2015.
Vinnie is an ordinary man. Ellen is an ordinary woman.
Ellen is unable to move on after a terrible accident that left her mentally and physically scarred.
Taxi driver Vinnie is struggling to cope with bringing up two children on his own.
Everyone deserves to find that one person who's meant for them, don't they?
Fall in love with the story of Vinnie and Ellen. Because ordinary lives can be extraordinary.

I'm so pleased to have found Ciara! What a wonderful book - I loved it. I thought it had such heart and depth, and the characters were so real. I genuinely didn't want it to end.Ciara Geraghty is a superb writer . . . She's the Irish Jojo Moyes, of Me Before You fame. Like Moyes, her books are meticulously researched, beautifully written, and infused with warmth, humour and human understanding.A smart, realistic and gritty love story . . . You will feel all the feelings - we can't remember the last time we rooted for two characters quite as much. Geraghty also deals very sensitively with mental health problems, and goes out of her way not to paint the other halves in the broken relationships as "baddies" . . . A romantic story with its feet firmly planted in the grittiness of real life.My favourite author does it again in this superbly written perceptive, poignant novel that makes you laugh and cry! Oh, I envy you the read of this. Treat yourself to a brilliant book!A touching, tender, often funny story about love in all its messy, uncertain glory . . . with a hero who will find a place in your heart.I love Ciara's writing style and although her books are easy to read there's always a deeper story behind them. This one touches on life, love and parenting. It's full of warmth and humour and you'll read it in a couple of sittings!A highly perceptive tale of single parenthood beautifully observed. Full of home truths and delivered with a touch of humour, it's a rewarding read. Highly recommended.Everyone deserves to find that one person who's meant for them, don't they? Honest and wise, poignant and warm, this is completely absorbing storytelling for fans of Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes.Ciara Geraghty is the author of four novels, Saving Grace, Becoming Scarlett, Finding Mr Flood and Lifesaving for Beginners. She lives in Dublin with her husband, three children and dog.A bold, fresh illustrated package that no one will be able to resist picking up.Ciara Geraghty's writing has that rare ability to make you laugh out loud as well as cry - this is outstanding fiction from a truly special author.SAVING GRACE reached Number 2 in Ireland, a brilliant start for a debut author, and BECOMING SCARLETT went to Number 3Shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, 2015.
Hodder Paperbacks

One Small Act of Kindness

By Lucy Dillon

What can you do to make the world a better place?
Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel. They have left London behind and all the memories - good and bad - that went with it.
The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory. She doesn't know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her.
When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people's lives . . .

Lucy Dillon's books make the world a better place.A beautifully written story about friendship, trust and love. I adored it.Grown up chick lit at its best. I loved it.I always find Lucy Dillon's books so overflowing with wit and wisdom.What can you do to make the world a better place? A vibrant and unputdownable novel of friendship, secrets and the kindness of strangers, from the bestselling author of A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME.

Lucy Dillon won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, and is the bestselling author of four other novels: The Ballroom Class, Walking Back to Happiness, The Secret of Happy Ever After and A Hundred Pieces of Me.

Lucy was born in Cumbria in 1974. She now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley where she enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills with her basset hounds, Violet and Bonham.

A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, Lucy's last book, was awarded the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel prize in 2015. It reached number thirteen in the paperback chart - her highest position yet - and sold 30% more than her previous novel in the first twelve weeks.Lucy's writing is perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes or Lisa Jewell; emotionally rich, absorbingly intriguing and uplifting at heart.Will appeal to all of Lucy Dillon's fans who loved LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS and A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, while hooking in new readers who adore intelligent, warm writing.Lucy Dillon won the 2010 Pure Passion RNA Novel of the Year with LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS
Hodder & Stoughton

Leaving Time

By Jodi Picoult

Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared in tragic and mysterious circumstances, but she remembers nothing.

Over ten years have passed, and still Jenna reads and rereads her mother's journals, hoping to find some clue hidden there, in the meticulous recording of her scientific research with elephants.
Desperate for answers, Jenna uses all her savings to recruit the aid of a private detective - and a psychic.

Jenna knows her mother loved her. She knows she would not leave her. And she will not rest until she finds out what happened that night. In her most gripping mystery since House Rules, Jodi Picoult brings us a powerful story of a young girl's determination to uncover the truth, however shocking and life-changing it might be.

She is the master of her craft ... and humanity is what Picoult does bestThe best sort of light read: engrossingIt's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writesAn addictive read packed with twists and turnsImpossible to put downNumber One bestselling author Jodi Picoult returns with her compulsive new novel - about the lengths we go to for those who have left us behind; about the staying power of love; and about how three broken souls might have just the right pieces to mend each other.The only hardcover Jodi Picoult publication this year.Jodi's previous novel, THE STORYTELLER, which explored the long-lasting emotional scars of the holocaust and WWII, was a hardcover Number One bestseller for two weeks, and the biggest-selling first format everAn ambitious strategy for growth through unprecedented social media and marketing activity that will raise brand awareness to a whole new level.A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.Published for Christmas - alongside 10 day author tour
Hodder Paperbacks

Lost Lake

By Sarah Addison Allen

The first time she saw Lost Lake, it was just a picture on a postcard, but she knew she was seeing her future.
That was half a lifetime ago. Now all that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own secret dreams and desires.
It's not quite enough to keep Eby Pim from selling up and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door.
Kate spent her best summer at Lost Lake, at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Perhaps, if she returns, her young daughter can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer... and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago.
One by one, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something: a second chance, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it's too late?
In this atmospheric and enchanting novel, Sarah Addison Allen illuminates the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.

Absolutely lovely. Warm, touching, quirky, magical, with writing that manages to be lyrical and accessible at the same time.You will love going to 'Lost Lake' with Sarah Addison Allen and meeting all the fascinating characters that live there. This book is filled with mystery, magic and wonderful surprises![Sarah Addison Allen is a] surefire star of feel-good fiction . . . this endearing tale of surprising second chances may just be her wisest work yet.A real and rare talent . . . an absolutely enchanting readIt's a bewitching read in every sense, taking you to a world of regrets, missed opportunities and lost loves found again. Magical'A bewitching tale laced with magic, hope and wit, a pure delight'Beguiling . . . leaves a magical spell that enchants as it draws you in. An absolute gem.This compelling book has it all - passion, romance and sibling rivalry. This is Sarah Addison Allen's first novel - she's definitely one to watchAn enchantingly romantic and magical novel by the New York Times bestselling author of GARDEN SPELLS and THE GIRL WHO CHASED THE MOON.Sarah Addison Allen is the product of a newspaper man and a former debutante who pierced her nose and dyed her hair red at the age of fifty. Taught the fine art of table place settings at an early age, she has never quite shaken off her inherited urge to rebel. She lives in the American South, where her novels are set.An absorbing, moving and feel-good novel about the power of love and family, with a spellbinding sprinkle of magic - so compelling, it can be read in one sitting.LOST LAKE debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.Sarah Addison Allen's novels inspire passionate word-of-mouth, and appeal to a large readership of women aged 15-55 who are looking for light reading group fictionPerfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern, Joanne Harris and Alice Hoffman
Hodder Paperbacks

The One & Only

By Emily Giffin

The Number One New York Times bestseller. Ask yourself: what would you do if the one for you was the only person you couldn't have?

Shea Rigsby is content enough with her life in the small town of Walker, Texas. She has her dream fangirl job working for Walker's football team, a mostly satisfactory relationship with her boyfriend, and even if she's got the sneaking feeling life is passing her by, she doesn't quite have the confidence to do anything about it.
But everything changes when the mother of Lucy, Shea's best friend, dies suddenly. Lucy's father, now a widower, is the town's charismatic football coach, and Shea's hero since she was a young girl. Coach Carr is now alone as he and Shea grow closer than ever, Shea realises she can't help how she feels . . . for the father of her best friend, who's grieving for his wife.
THE ONE & ONLY is a thoughtful, luminous and brilliantly observed novel about believing in something amazing for yourself.

A modern-day Jane Austen.A dependably down-to-earth storyteller.Giffin's writing is true, smart, and heartfelt.I absolutely loved it . . . I could not put it down.Giffin's talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh.Here's a heroine you'll root for and a book you won't want to put down. I loved it!Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master . . . She has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called 'a modern-day Jane Austen'.When it comes to writing stories that resonate with real women, bestselling author Emily Giffin has hit her stride.Emily Giffin writes with both insight and empathy.The Number One New York Times bestseller: What if the only one you want is the one you shouldn't have?Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of six New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You're With, Heart of the Matter, and Where We Belong, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.Quality women's fiction that will appeal to young and older women alike: fun, sassy, but psychologically complex and very honest.Emily Giffin is a huge bestseller in the States, and this book went straight in at #1 on the NYT bestseller list.Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, THE ONE & ONLY is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself.Newly moved to Ballantine in the US (same house that Jodi Picoult just moved to), who are putting lots of marketing effort behind her, including a partnership with Elizabeth Arden.Emily's novels have been translated into 29 languages, with 11 million copies in print worldwide. All have been optioned for film.Emily's debut novel, Something Borrowed, has sold nearly 1 million copies and was made into a feature-length movie starring Kate Hudson and John Krasinski.
Hodder Paperbacks

Away From You

By Kay Langdale

The heartbreaking novel from the author of CHOOSE ME, about the sacrifices parents must make and the anguish that can befall them.

When Monica is offered a three-month placement in LA, she knows that for the sake of her career she must accept it - even though it means leaving behind nine-year-old Ruby, toddler Luca and her husband Daniel.

She hires Ursula as a housekeeper and nanny during her absence, although the older woman is oddly reluctant to agree to a childcare position. What is the dark secret in Ursula's past, which has left her so closed-off and reserved? Will her growing attachment to Ruby bring it to the surface? And will Monica regret leaving the children in her care?

This book was so powerful and emotional at the same time. The characters were well developed and believable and the conclusion was beautiful - I would totally recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a book which shows hope should never be lost.The characters were all well-written and believable and my heart broke a little for Ursula as we found out more about her story. Ruby came across as a very inquisitive child trying to find her way in the world without her mother, whilst she was working away.She has tackled an emotive and extremely challenging subject with sensitivity and apparent ease. She continues to create characters that the reader will love and admire.It is rare that a book can cause my emotion to bubble to the surface. The story must be not only real and believable, but also written with some empathy and respect. This is one of these rare books. It may not have you turning the pages at break neck speed, but rather, slowly turning each page. Savouring the words. Anticipating the next poetic paragraph. Wanting, badly, for it to last forever. A beautifully written novel, that will remain in your thoughts for a long time to come.

This is the first novel I have read by this author and I have no idea why I haven't come across her before. This book has sailed straight into my best of the year and quite possibly a contender for the top spot. I cannot enthuse about it enough.
A truly beautiful piece of writing, with wonderful characters that captured my heart, and left me hoping for a happy ending.

I just finished Away From You and I am a mess of tears on the train. Can't remember the last time a book broke my heart so much... This haunting and beautifully written novel about love will linger in your mind long after you've turned the final, satisfying page.Kay Langdale's writing is like a breath of fresh air. She writes sensitively in this book about grief and finding a reason to live through it. I was annoyed when I reached the last page and had to put it on the bookshelf.Langdale's psychological intelligence informs every angle of a thoroughly contemporary tragedy.Atmospheric and provocative, Kay Langdale's novel is a masterpiece in the art of disquietude... and in it Langdale touches on an extremely challenging, but worthy subject.... The end result is a deft portrait of acceptance and salvation.A compelling exploration of the nature of grief. Like Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, the novel is imbued with an insidious sense of evil countered by the redemptive nature of love... A moving tale of motherhood and morality.Reading it on a train, I had to fight not to sob in public... Langdale is a wonderful writer, plots beautifully and is brilliant at showing her characters' inner worlds.Readable, poignant . . . the author's skill is to woo the reader into empathising with conflicting viewpoints'Thought-provoking' *****An endearing child-heroine and a controversial moral question make HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT a must-read.Poignant novel about parenthoodA poignant, at times funny, at times saddening book about morals and motherhood.The sympathetic understanding of her characters, the even-handed exposition of different types of mothering and the beauty of her crystal-clear prose all come together to make this a must read.A novel about parenthood and sacrifice, from the acclaimed author of CHOOSE ME and HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT.Kay Langdale is the author of five novels: Away From You, Choose Me, Her Giant Octopus Moment, What the Heart Knows (Rowohlt, Germany) and Redemption (Transita; published as If Not Love by Thomas Dunne Books.) Visit Kay's website at www.kaylangdale.com. Follow her on Twitter: @KayLangdale.Kay always writes moving, honest accounts of family dilemmas - like a British Jodi PicoultPerfect for the Mumsnet demographicGreat for reading groupsFantastic twist towards the end

Heartbreaking new novel from the author of CHOOSE ME, about the sacrifices parents must make and the anguish that can befall them.

When Monica is offered a three-month placement in LA, she knows that for the sake of her career she must accept it - even though it means leaving behind nine-year-old Ruby, toddler Luca and her husband Daniel.

She hires Ursula as a housekeeper and nanny during her absence, although the older woman is oddly reluctant to agree to a childcare position. What is the dark secret in Ursula's past, which has left her so closed-off and reserved? Will her growing attachment to Ruby bring it to the surface? And will Monica live to regret leaving the children in her care?

Hodder Paperbacks

The Secret Place

By Tana French

'A gripping read for those still pining for GONE GIRL' Elle's top five beach reads

The photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago.
The caption says, 'I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM'.

Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's sixteen and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story.

Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets. The previous year, Christopher Harper, from the neighbouring boys' school, was found murdered on the grounds. And today, in the Secret Place - the school noticeboard where girls can pin up their secrets anonymously - Holly found the card.

Solving this case could take Stephen onto the Murder squad. But to get it solved, he will have to work with Detective Antoinette Conway - tough, prickly, an outsider, everything Stephen doesn't want in a partner. And he will have to find a way into the strange, charged, mysterious world that Holly and her three closest friends inhabit and disentangle the truth from their knot of secrets, even as he starts to suspect that the truth might be something he doesn't want to hear.

From the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller In the Woods, The Secret Place is a searing novel of psychological suspense.

The new Tartt - the thriller that's every bit as good as The Secret History . . . Classic in the making.French is one of the most consistently exciting crime novelists working today. The Secret Place may be her most ambitious book yet . . . completely riveting. French offers a chilling portrait of the ways in which teenage friendships can overrule any conventional morality.Tana French is now the undisputed queen of Irish crime fiction . . . her books transcend genre. Her prose is "literary fiction", her plots are intricate, her characters and dialogue compellingly real.This riveting crime novel may be set in a girls' school but it is definitely not kids' stuff. French's prose glitters, creating a gripping mystery set in a world of shadows and tensionThis transcends its thriller origins.A particularly well written page-turner.Marian Keyes tweeted 'it's brilliant!', Marie Claire calls it 'a gripping read for those still pining for GONE GIRL' and Gillian Flynn says it's 'an absolutely mesmerizing read'. They all know who killed him. Do you?Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She keeps a website at www.tanafrench.comBROKEN HARBOUR was the winner of the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2012 and entered The New York Times and the Irish bestseller lists on publication'One of the most talented crime writers alive' Washington Post'The most breathtakingly brilliant and close-to-perfect thriller I've read for a long time' Sophie Hannah
Mulholland Books

Remember Me This Way

By Sabine Durrant

She thought losing him was the worst thing that could happen.
She was wrong.

They tell her not to worry. Her sister, the police. They say it's only natural, when someone close to you dies, to see him everywhere, sense him still nearby.

But they don't know Zach like she does.

How much he loved her.

How he liked things just his way.

How far he would go to get revenge...

When a thriller leaves you looking over your shoulder, it's a sign the author's doing something right. In fact Durrant doesn't put a foot wrong with this assured and deeply unsettling chiller... SuperbSpellbindingly dark and intense dramaGrips immediately... Durrant sustains the mystery throughout and offers a clever resolutionThis is one super-disturbing psychological thrillerYour husband is dead. But he might not have been the man you thought he was... the new, brilliantly tense psychological thriller by Sabine Durrant.Sabine Durrant is the author of two psychological thrillers, Under Your Skin and Remember Me This Way. Her previous novels are Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors, and two books for teenage girls, Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles and Ooh La La! Connie Pickles. She is a former features editor of the Guardian and a former literary editor at the Sunday Times, and her writing has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines. She lives in south London with her partner and their three children.Amazing quotes across the media and from authors to reviewers have highlighted Sabine as one of the stars of the genre.REMEMBER ME THIS WAY is a Good Housekeeping Recommended Read.Sabine is a well-connected and hard-working author: features are guaranteed.The themes of the book - including domestic abuse, internet dating and how to cope with grief - will give readers much to discuss.Perfect for fans of authors like SJ Watson, Louise Millar and Sophie Hannah.
Hodder Paperbacks

Beatrice and Benedick

By Marina Fiorato

Hidden in the language of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous youthful love affair which ended bitterly. But how did they meet, why did they part, and what brought them together again?

Messina, Sicily, 1588. Beatrice of Mantua comes to the court of her uncle Leonato, to be companion to his daughter, Hero. That fateful summer, Spanish lordling Don Pedro visits for a month-long sojourn on the island with his regiment. In his company is the young soldier Benedick of Padua.

Benedick and Beatrice begin to wage their merry war of wit, which masks the reality that they dance a more serious measure, and the two are soon deeply in love. But the pair are cruelly parted by natural disaster and man-made misunderstanding. Oceans apart, divided by war and slander, Beatrice and Benedick begin their ten-year odyssey back to Messina and each other.

In a journey that takes us from sunlit Sicily to the crippled Armada fleet and from ancient superstition to the glorious Renaissance cities of the north, Marina Fiorato tells a story of intrigue, treachery and betrayal that will shed a new light on Shakespeare's most appealing lovers.

'Captures the scents, passion and vigour of Italy' Booklist

Richly detailed and evocative . . . an unforgettable historical love story. Beautifully written and worth losing yourself in.Wonderful . . . hard to put down. A truly imaginative piece, both touching and delightful. The women are magnificent. I love that Shakespeare had a life outside Stratford and I will never see Much Ado again without it being enriched by knowing how Beatrice and Benedick met.Entertaining and witty

Praise for Marina Fiorato:

Fiorato creates her own masterpiece

Captures the scents, passion and vigour of ItalyA great readThe sixth unforgettable historical love story set in Italy from Marina Fiorato, internationally bestselling author of THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant, Tracy Chevalier and Alison Weir. 'Entertaining and witty' Daily MailMarina Fiorato is the author of five novels: The Glassblower of Murano, The Madonna of the Almonds, The Botticelli Secret, Daughter of Siena and The Venetian Contract, and was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Historical Fiction Award for Daughter of Siena. Born in Manchester and raised in the Yorkshire Dales, Marina is half Venetian. She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare's plays as an historical source. After university she studied art and since worked as an illustrator, actress and film reviewer. Marina was married on the Grand Canal and lives in north London with her husband, son and daughter. You can follow Marina on Twitter at www.twitter.com/marinafiorato and find out more about her and her writing at www.marinafiorato.com.By the bestselling author of The Glassblower of MuranoWonderful prequel to Shakespeare's best loved comedy Much Ado About NothingBeautifully written historical novel set in Italy in the sixteenth century and the present dayAuthor is steeped in the period and brings it alive in all its colour and richnessMarina Fiorato is published widely throughout EuropeFilm rights sold and in development
Hodder & Stoughton

Seeing Other People

By Mike Gayle
Praise for Mike GayleWise, witty and wonderful . . . a triumph!Not just readable, fresh and witty, but sophisticated in execution . . . funny but also poignant.Unique, funny and full of drama . . . Genius!A funny and frank account of a hopeless romantic.Mike Gayle has carved a whole new niche out of the male confessional novel.Gayle is officially our fave male chick-lit author, and his latest novel is a corker . . . A warm, witty read.Wise, witty and with endearing characters, this is a feel-good-read with lots of laughs.The brilliant new novel from everyone's favourite chronicler of family, relationships and life as a modern man.Previously an Agony Uncle, Mike Gayle is a freelance journalist who has contributed to a variety of magazines including FHM, Sunday Times Style and Cosmopolitan. He is the author of nine previous bestselling novels.From the bestselling author of TURNING FORTY comes the bittersweet new bestseller with a touch of Sliding Doors.All of Mike's trademark humour and warmth - with perhaps his most moving story to date.A novel to make you look again at your relationships.