By Dhonielle Clayton
In Orleans, Beauty is a gift. A gift that only the Belles can wield. All others in the kingdom are born “damned”, cursed to be grey. That is, unless they can afford the services of a Belle, like Camellia. Not only is she a Belle, but one of the most skilled of her generation. She wants to be chosen to work for the Queen, to be known as the Favourite. There’s one problem. Being the queen’s Belle means working on the younger princess. The same princess who is known for the horrible things she does to those around her. When the Queen asks Camellia to risk her life for the life of her elder daughter, she must make an impossible decision. This story sweeps you up and reels you in from the start. It has the feel of a modern fairytale, but will bring you to question what you believe. A true modern masterpiece!
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By John Lanchester
This dystopian novel offers a scarily realistic look of what the world could look like in the future. You can also listen to our review of this book on our podast, Shelf Esteem. It is available to listen to on your favourite podcasting platform. Ask a staff member for more information.
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By Jane Harper
This book is set in country Australia with lots of shady characters with something to hide. All these secrets come together by the end for a fantastic conclusion.
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Robert Goddard’s thrillers usually involve the lead character gradually uncovering a conspiracy which has been kept secret for a long time. His fast-paced plots have many unexpected twists that make enjoyable reading.
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By Michael McGuire
A fast paced and engrossing read. The aviation world is brought to their knees after 4 passenger jet liners disappear. Halfway through the story an unexpected dark twist that will keep you reading and thinking about your next flight. Not for the fainthearted.
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By Candice Fox
If you haven’t read the first in this series (Crimson Lake) do yourself a favour and listen to the audio book narrated by Euan Morton. That got me hooked , and now I can’t get enough of Ted Conkaffey, who isn’t the bad guy everyone thinks he is & the just plain crazy Amanda Pharrel.
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By Ben Aaronovitch
The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch begins with Rivers of London aka Midnight Riot (US publication).
Constable Peter Grant, after getting eyewitness information from a ghost ends up studying magic as a way to solve crime.
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