Utterly enamoured with erstwhile superstar Saif Haq, twenty-three-year old Ruby gives up here scholarship in London and follows him back home to become a social media manager for his party that promises to change the political face of Pakistan. But even with someone as upright as Saif, politics is a moral minefield and Ruby struggles with the choices demanded of her. Resented and admired by her colleagues, favoured by Saif, Ruby appears unstoppable until one day when Saif asks her to prove her loyalty by making the most painful sacrifice of all.
Alexa Wú’s chaotic life is controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her therapist Daniel, her stepmother Anna, and her best friend Ella. When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman's club, she is gradually drawn into London's cruel underbelly. With lives at stake, Alexa follows her on a daring rescue mission. Threatened and vulnerable, she will discover whether her multiple personalities are her greatest asset, or her biggest obstacle.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down, leading her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long: who are the people who made her the way she is? And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future?
Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.
Film editor Marissa jumps at the chance to travel to a small island to work with the legendary – and legendarily demanding – director, Tony Rees. Soon she discovers there are rumours of accidents and indiscretions, of burgeoning scandals and perilous schemes on set. In the midst of this chaos, Marissa is herself drawn into an amateur investigation of the real-life murder that is the movie’s central subject. The only problem is the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be done.
London, Nov. 1941. Following the departure of Henrietta Bird from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmy Lake. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy meets a young woman who shows them the very real challenges they face. Now, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends. This is the delightfully uplifting sequel to Dear Mrs. Bird you cannot afford to miss.
Meet Asha Ray. Brilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones. Cyrus inspires Asha to write a new algorithm and before she knows it, they've exchanged vows, she's abandoned her PhD program, and gone to work at an exclusive tech incubator called Utopia. The platform creates a sensation, with millions of users seeking personalized rituals every day. Will Cyrus and Asha's marriage survive the pressures of sudden fame, or will she become overshadowed by the man everyone is calling the new messiah?
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.
Suzy is having a bad day when a shabby dog turns up at her door, changing her world in unexpected ways. However, it seems Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a furry friend to brighten up her life.
Sometimes, it is impossible to part with the things we love the most and, before we know it, we've turned into hoarders. But is hoarding an eccentricity or is there a deeper meaning to it? Come and take a peek into Amy's world to see how Everything is Beautiful.
Eudora Honeysett is eighty-five-years old and believe she is done with this world, until ten-year-old Rose Trewidney moves in next door in a riot of colour and sparkling cheer. Can Eudora ignore this little girl's offer of friendship and continue with her plans to end her life on her own terms?
This feminist novel from South Korea created a rage when it was first published in 2016 and went on to sell over a million copies over the course of two years. Translated in English earlier this year, this immediately went to the top of my TBR.
A fiction and self-help rolled into one, Koi Good News is exactly what you need to know about surviving an Indian marriage AND a pregnancy. Outrageously funny, this is the most hilarious book you'll read this year.
A child bride, displaced unexpectedly, navigates out of the heart of Damascus and plunges into Allepo. As missile after missile brings the city down into a hapless pile of rubble, she builds it back up with her simple act of resistance: doodling.
This novel is a hard-hitting account drawn from the author's personal experience, in an effort to lift the veil on the silence that surrounds domestic violence and marital rape in modern India. Lyrical, poetic and a compelling piece of prose.