Thursday, 10 March 2011

SOME NEW BOOKS COMING OUT SOON

A selection of new books published in April 2011
I've just picked out a few of the hundreds of new books coming out


The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller, Book 4) by Michael Connelly
Published:  5 April - USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand
14 April - UK & Ireland
 It will also be released as an eBook, Audiobook and large print format.

Mickey Haller has fallen on hard times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.
Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail.


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Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder
Published:  14 April 2011 by Bantam Press


Imagine finding yourself divorced and penniless. No skills and a teenage daughter to support. How would you survive? What would you be prepared to do? These are questions Sally Benedict has never really thought about, until her marriage to a successful business man fails. Her sister, Zoe, couldn't be more different from dreamy Sally. A detective inspector in the city of Bath, she loves her job, and oozes self-confidence in spite of a secret she struggles to keep secret. The two women haven't seen each other for almost twenty years. But the horrific murder of a teenage girl in the city is about to change all that. The sisters are dragged together by a sequence of events neither of them could have predicted - forcing them into a criminal world of extreme pornography and illegal drugs. Increasingly they find themselves confronting situations they'd never expected to face. And coming up with solutions they'd never dreamed possible. Until one of the sisters does something so horrific and desperate that there's no way back.......


For more info on Mo Hayder see here


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Moving On by Anna Jacobs
Published:  28 April 2011 - UK
1 Aug 2011 - USA & Canada



Molly Peel has been downtrodden for years, but everyone has their sticking point. At her daughter’s wedding she’s sidelined in favour of her ex-husband’s new wife. When an accident puts her in hospital no one visits her. Her son, who lives with her, isn’t paying his share of expenses. It’s time to move on and make a better life for herself, painful as that may be.
Molly leaves London, looking for a job, and finds far more than she’d bargained for, including a new chance of love - if she can pluck up the courage to seize the moment. But her ex intends to buy her old family home at a knock-down price and is an expert at dirty tricks to prevent her selling it. Will she find the strength to resist him this time and keep moving on? Or will his emotional blackmail pay off?
For more info on Anna Jacobs see here
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The Redeemed (3rd in the Jenny Cooper series)
Published: 1 April 2011 - UK
3 May 2011 - USA


A man's body is discovered in a church yard, the sign of the cross carved into his abdomen. Later he is found to be Alan Jacobs, a troubled psychiatric nurse. It seems to Jenny Cooper, Severn Vale District Coroner, this is likely to be an open and shut suicide case, but something tells her to probe a little deeper ...Then an enigmatic young priest, Father Lucas Starr, entreats Jenny to hold an inquest into the death of reformed porn actress, Eva Donaldson. Jenny's investigations will lead her to a powerful new religious group The Mission Church of God; and when it later emerges that Jacobs was also a member of the church, Jenny realises that more could link the deaths of these victims than she could have realised. Meanwhile Jenny must finally confront the demons of her past; and as her private life threatens to shatter, faces intense pressure from all angles to cease her investigations. But to Jenny Cooper, whose whole life has been governed by deception, the truth is everything...


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Goddess of Vengeance (8th in the Lucky Santangelo series)
Published: 14 April 2011 - UK
13 September - USA

Lucky Santangelo rules with her high profile casino and hotel complex – The Keys in Vegas.  Lennie, her ex-movie star husband is still writing and directing successful independent movies, while Max, her wild and gorgeous teenage daughter, is about to celebrate her 18th birthday, and her son, Bobby, owns a string of hot clubs.
Lucky has everything.  Family.  Love.  Life.
And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her, one way or the other.
Born a Prince in the small but affluent Middle Eastern country of Akramshar, Armand comes to America with his American mother at an early age, and rises to become a real estate business titan.  Armand regards women as nothing more than breeding mares or sexual playthings, so when his people inform him that the one property he covets more than anything, The Keys, is not for sale, he is shocked.  That a mere woman would turn down his offer to buy The Keys is unthinkable, and Armand vows to force Lucky’s hand whatever it takes.
And so the battle for power begins…

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Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson
Published:  28 April 2011 - UK
14 June 2011 - USA

''As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'

Memories define us.

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?

Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.

And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.

For more info on SJ Watson see here

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Abandon (The 1st book in the Abandon trilogy series) by Meg Cabot (YA)
Published:  26 April 2011 - UK & USA

A dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

When Pierce first sees him, she thinks he is a murderer. She's right about one thing -- he does take lives. But not in the way she ever imagined. Pierce is drawn to the dark stranger even as she tries to uncover the mystery surrounding the tragic death of someone close to her. As she gets closer to the truth -- and the stranger -- unexpected secrets are revealed, even in her own heart.

For more info on Meg Cabot see here

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