There’s love on camera, but what’s going on behind the scenes?Popular soap opera The McMasters, set in the international art world, has been drawing huge audiences for nearly a decade, but ratings have started to slip.Beautiful and talented Claire Jenner is brought into the series and makes an instant hit. Recently recovered from a disastrous relationship, she embarks on a red-hot affair with Geoffrey Armitage, star of the show. Geoff is dazzled, but not so the rest of the cast. Cast aside by the philandering (and married) Geoff is the gorgeous but untalented Patsy. Seething with jealousy, she plots her revenge.Centred on the turbulent private lives of the cast of a long-running series, Kate O’Mara’s sizzling novel gives us an insider’s close-up on the world of television soap opera.
‘AMAZING’ Marian KeyesI disappeared on a Tuesday afternoon. I was there one minute and the next I was gone. They’ve never found my body… It’s six in the morning during the hottest summer on record when Elizabeth O’Loughlin, out walking her dog, comes across Norah Taylor, a victim of a horrific knife attack, clinging onto life at the side of the road. Norah dies minutes later, but not before whispering her haunting last words to Elizabeth. When it becomes clear that Norah’s killer has more than one murder on his mind, Elizabeth has to take drastic action or face losing everything. But what if she can’t stop a killer determined never to be forgotten?
It’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and while she’s enjoying a leisurely morning, a man is shot dead five minutes from her house. The bullet tore through him as he unloaded groceries from his car. Yet nobody heard or saw a thing.It looks like the work of a serial sniper – one who leaves no trace except for tiny copper fragments, and whose seemingly impossible shots cause instant death. As Scarpetta investigates, uncovering details that only she can analyze, she begins to suspect that the killer is sending her a message.Adding to Scarpetta’s growing unease is the sense that those closest to her are keeping secrets. And when her pursuit of the sniper takes Scarpetta to a shipwreck off the Florida coast, she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her niece Lucy – Scarpetta’s very own flesh and blood…
New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings her two best-loved series characters together as Beaumont and Brady investigate a pair of cases that cross state linesSeattle investigator J.P. Beaumont is working a series of murders in which six young women have been wrapped in tarps, doused with gasoline and set on fire. Their charred remains have been scattered around various dump sites, creating a grisly pattern of death across western Washington.At the same time, thousands of miles away in the Arizona desert, Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady is looking into a homicide in which the elderly caretaker of an ATV park was run over and left to die. All the man has left behind is his dog, who is the improbable witness to some kind of turf warfare – or something more sinister.But, here, as the threads of their two seemingly seperate cases wind together, Beaumont and Brady must put aside echoes of their shared past as they are once again drawn into an orbit of deception. Except this time it’s not just their own lives that are in danger but those of the people closest to them as well.
Home really is where the heart is…When Molly receives a call telling her that her grandfather is ill, she hurries home to Sweetgrass, Montana. She doesn’t give the stranger on the phone a second thought…until she arrives at her grandfather’s ranch to find that Sam Dakota is virtually impossible to avoid.Molly isn’t the only one with questions about Sam’s presence in Sweetgrass, where strangers are few and far between. Yet, despite the warning signs, Molly can’t deny her attraction to her grandfather’s enigmatic ranch hand. That is, until her grandfather announces that Molly must marry Sam!Moving home was one thing…matrimony is quite another! But Molly’s grandfather has always known what’s best for her…hasn’t he?Make time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.‘Just what the doctor ordered for the feel-good factor’ – Sunday Express
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3 women. 1 wedding. Whose big day is it anyway…?Grab your big hat and pearls for the funniest read of the year, a must-read for fans of Carole Matthews and Jane Green.Molly Foster's daughter Jess is getting married…To Molly's delight – and surprise. And with Molly's show featuring a wedding countdown, the whole town of Wells-next-the Sea is ecstatic – even as Molly worries that groom-to-be Max's commitment may not be all it seems…Meanwhile, Jess's control freak step-mother Marnie is determined to turn the event into a chi-chi society bash – a world away from the day that Jess envisaged.But does Jess really know what she wants? Especially when she meets the gorgeous Oliver… Though there's no going back now – is there?Can Jess take back control of her wedding – or will the mothers of the bride run the show?
This new ebook version of Tolkien's timeless classic presents readers with a plethora of full colour images of the original letters alongside the transcribed text, offering a truly engrossing reading experience.Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas.They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house!Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and ‘authenticity’ of Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas.This ebook version of the letters brings Tolkien's creation alive, providing readers with a truly engaging experience.
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton’s point of view.DIVERGENT, INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT were major blockbuster movies in 2014, 2015 and 2016.Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as «Four» in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton's life.The first three pieces in this volume – «The Transfer,» «The Initiate,» and «The Son» – follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions.The fourth story, «The Traitor,» runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty – and love – that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.Exclusive scenes included!
An achingly funny story about how to be your own hero when life pulls the rug out from under your feet. From the author of the bestselling YOU HAD ME AT HELLODelia Moss isn’t quite sure where she went wrong.When she proposed and discovered her boyfriend was sleeping with someone else – she thought it was her fault.When she realised life would never be the same again – she thought it was her fault.And when he wanted her back like nothing had changed – Delia started to wonder if perhaps she was not to blame…From Newcastle to London and back again, with dodgy jobs, eccentric bosses and annoyingly handsome journalists thrown in, Delia must find out where her old self went – and if she can ever get her back.