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Seven-year-old Jake’s heart is failing so he decides to find Simon, his single dad, someone to love before he goes. Beth is determined to forget the past. But even with starting afresh in a Lake District village, she can’t shake the secrets that haunt her. Simon has no time to find someone new when every day is a struggle to earn a living while caring for his beloved son. But Jake is determined his plan will succeed – and what unfolds will change all three of them forever.
It’s nearly midnight on the eve of the millennium when eighteen-year-old Joel’s heart stops. Kerry performs CPR for eighteen exhausting minutes while her best friend Tim freezes, unable to help. That moment of life and death changes the course of all three lives over the next two decades because sometimes saving a life is only the start of the story...
Albert Entwistle is a postman. It is one of the few things everyone knows about him and one of the few things he is comfortable with people knowing. That’s because Albert carries a secret. But soon it will be his 65th birthday and he will be forced to retire. With no friends and nothing to look forward to, he realises it's finally time to be honest about who he is. And he must find the courage to look for George, the man that, many years ago, he lost - but has never forgotten.
Dot’s life has become a bit stuck. The big dreams she once had are beginning to fade away as she works each day in the Baker Street Lost Property office. Until one day someone enters her life and unlocks a new determination inside her. After all, everything that’s lost belongs somewhere. Maybe now it’s Dot’s turn to be found…
An epic road trip. Three hundred and fifty eight miles. Five passengers comprising four enemies, two exes, one stranger. And one cramped car. What could possibly go wrong?
You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most It's the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney and the world is watching this landmark journey. But soon after the plane takes off, Flight attendant Mina receives a chilling anonymous note. Someone wants to make sure the plane never reaches its destination. They're demanding her cooperation . . . and they know exactly how to get it. It's twenty hours to landing and a lot can happen in twenty hours . . .
Reassigned to the Cold Case unit, Det. Tracy Crosswhite is immediately drawn to a case involving the disappearance of a five-year-old girl.
As she begins reconstructing the timeline leading up to the girl's disappearance, Tracy's former partner brings her in on an active investigation where a young woman has vanished on an isolated jogging trail in North Seattle.
Divided between two critical cases, Tracy has little to go on. Given her own traumatic past, she must also follow her instincts—to whatever dark and dangerous places they may lead.
Tongue-in-Cheek is a rib-tickling ride—and everyone's invited! Within these pages, Khyrunnisa A. gamely experiments with organic trash-based skincare, battles her way to a wedding feast, firmly deals with a contemptuous visitor to her home, and flavours her potato curry with rather dubious ingredients.
Sure, a lot of parents are embarrassing – but they’re NOTHING on this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads will leave you rocking with laughter.
The lives of two men - Ole Mbatian and Victor - living over ten thousand kilometers apart, one in a valley in Maasai Mara and the other in a suburb in Stockholm, get entwined in the strangest way possible. And this life changing connection comes about through the profit seeking pursuits of Hugo Hamlin who just happens to be in the business of extracting revenge on his clients' behalf.
It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Eleven-year-old Eric spends his day at London Zoo with one animal he loves: Gertrude, the gorilla. But with bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.
Together with his Great-Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot.
Will Eric be able to foil Hitler's plans and keep Gertrude safe at the same time?
Millie Spark could kill anyone. A special effects make-up artist, her talent was to create realistic scenes of bloody violence. Then, one day, she woke up to find her lover dead in her bed. Twenty-five years later, her sentence for murder served, Millicent is ready to give up on her broken life - until she meets troubled film student and reluctant petty thief, Jerry. Together, they begin to discover that all was not what it seemed on that fateful night . . . and someone doesn't want them to find out why.
When Leah Talbot has an accident on a deserted road near her village, she knocks on the door of the house with a light on. A charming man answers and invites her in, offering to help with the police and a car service. But when she returns the next morning to say thank you, it’s the police who answer the door. There’s been a murder with the female homeowner and sole resident lying dead in a pool of her blood. There's no sign of the man… until he comes looking for Leah.
At sixteen, Mary Rattigan wanted to fly - take off like an angel from heaven and leave the muck and madness of troubled Northern Ireland behind. But as a Catholic girl, things did not go as she had planned. Now, twenty-five years later, Mary is alone. She's learned plenty of hard lessons and missed a hundred steps towards the life she'd always hoped for. Will she finally find the courage to ask for the love she deserves? Or is it too late?
When it comes to books, whether you're a reader, writer, hoarder, decorator or any other type of bibliophile, the relationship with them is sacred. This collection of comics by Grant Snider explores the bookishness surrounding the irresistible thrill of reading and writing.