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The New Home: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

by Chris Merritt

&‘Wow!!! Wow!!!! Wow!!! This book is a totalpage-turner and will keep you guessing with every page. Halfway through I thought I had it figured out and then BAM! The ending floored me… I just loved this book.&’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsYou never know what&’s happening behind closed doors…Freya loves her new home on a quiet suburban street. And her beautiful neighbour Emily is everything she&’s ever wanted in a best friend. Finally, she has somebody to share her secrets with over a glass of wine. But as Freya watches her new friend setting the table for dinner one evening, she sees something shocking that makes her think that Emily&’s life might not be as perfect as it seems. Days later, Emily and her daughter vanish…When you meet Emily&’s husband, you will think you know what he&’s hiding.You will ask yourself whether Emily and Freya really did meet by chance.You will think you know what happened to Emily and her little girl the night they went missing.But when you discover the truth, it will shake you to your core and you will lie awake at night wondering if you can ever really trust the people in the house next door…Fans of Claire McGowan, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell will love the gripping tension and unexpected twists of The New Home. Once you start reading, you&’ll be hooked!What readers are saying about The New Home:&‘A heart-stopping read of determination against all odd… Had me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath. Hang on for the ride!&’ Nicki&’s Book Blog&‘My goodness this book grabbed me and didn&’t let go! Just when I thought I knew what was going on it through in another twist and I was left completely gob-smacked again!&’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars&‘This wild ride took me surprise so many times. You think you know what's going on.... Then BAM it&’s not what you're thinking!… WOW! Amazing, great, wonderful read!&’ @oh.happy.reading, 5 stars&‘Wow, wow, wow… I absolutely loved the story line.&’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars&‘Let me just say wow… I love when I think I know and a freakin&’ twist comes and turns it all around. I can highly recommend.&’ @latteandabook, 5 stars&‘Spine-tingling. You will not be able to put this down… I devoured this book.&’ @bookish_expressions, 5 stars&‘I absolutely loved this one. I was on the edge of my seatuntil the last page…

Exiles from Paradise

by Brigitte Ades

Through the friendship of two young Franco-Iranians, Exiles from Paradise is a novel that delves deep into the great conflict between enlightened Islam and fanaticism. Despite their academic achievements, Farhad and his circle of friends feel estranged from Paris, the city they grew up in, as they face prejudice from prospective employers and rejection for their Islamic culture. Searching for his roots, Farhad travels to Iran where he discovers that his ancestors fought the Assassins, the first terrorists in history. Encouraged by this glorious past and in a quest to track down a long-lost heirloom, the rare Alamut stone, Farhad follows the trail to London. His closest friend Reza is working for an Islamic charity in London, but his behaviour is becoming increasingly withdrawn, prompting fears of radicalisation. Farhad's courageous response is a hymn to bravery and ancestral values. First published in France to critical acclaim, Exiles from Paradise is a thought-provoking novel about discrimination, heritage and belonging. Brigitte Ades' captivating novel is a celebration of Iranian culture, community and connection, as well as a powerful interrogation of the nature of nationality and identity in the 21st century.Translated from the French by Iain Watson and Rosie Capell

The Marriage: An absolutely jaw-dropping psychological thriller

by K.L. Slater

Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him.Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.But today I&’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.The man who killed my son. My friends and family can&’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?They don&’t really know me at all…The most unputdownable psychological thriller you&’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you&’ll be totally hooked on The Marriage.What everyone&’s saying about The Marriage:&‘Pulled me in from the very start and did not let go until the final page. Admittedly, I would read a shopping list if it was penned by K.L. Slater, and this latest book exceeded even my highest expectations. Brilliant.&’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘WOWSER!!!... I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't put the book down!... would highly recommend it to anyone who loves thrillers.&’ Booky Bethy, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Wow, wow, wow… Absolutely gripping and I read it in one sitting. Massive 5 stars and highly recommended.&’ The Book Club, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I stayed up almost all night reading this book - an absolute page turner… I will definitely be reading more by this author.&’ The Written Blurred, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘This was a wonderfully written book and drew me in from the first chapter… I couldn&’t put it down and read it in two sittings staying up long into the night as I simply had to know how this would play out… Just when you think you&’ve discovered an outstanding twist… BOOM… Another flies at you from a different angle!&’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I love it when a book keeps me guessing until the end, and this is one of those books!... The ending left me in shock!&’BookReviewsandFun, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘This was an absolute whirlwind of a psychological thriller! I loved it from beginning to end.&’ Books Candles Cats, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I read this book in a couple of hours on a rainy morning. It&’s absolutely a heart pounding intense thriller. The main character was transfixing. I loved it…

The Evidence: A completely unputdownable psychological thriller with a shocking twist

by K.L. Slater

I can see her through the glass door. She&’s smaller in real life than I expected. She looks the exact opposite of the type of woman that might murder her husband.Everyone&’s heard of Simone Fischer. The young mother accused of killing her husband in cold blood, one sunny afternoon, while their son played in the room next door.So when journalist Esme secures an exclusive interview with her it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. Simone has remained silent since her husband&’s death but after a decade in prison, she is willing to talk to Esme. And Esme, recently freed from her own toxic marriage, is confident she can get Simone to open up.At their first meeting, when Esme sees Simone sitting across the table from her in jeans and a lemon tunic top, she is stuck by her ordinariness. Then Simone begins to tell her story of an abusive relationship where she was a prisoner in her own home, and Esme decides that the truth needs to come out. But not everyone is pleased that Esme is telling Simone&’s story. And when Esme&’s beloved sister is left for dead in a nearby wood, Esme&’s life begins to unravel. Forced to question what Simone has told her, she can&’t help but wonder if murder was the only way out of Simone&’s marriage. Why has it taken Simone so long to tell the world the truth? And will the consequences be devastating for Esme?An utterly addictive and jaw-dropping read from bestselling author K.L. Slater about the darkness behind closed doors. If you like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train you will LOVE The Evidence. What everyone is saying about The Evidence:&‘A rollercoaster ride of emotions. This book is a thrilling read and I could not put it down.&’Book Lovers Anon, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘This book did not disappoint! The writing is incredible, the twists are always unexpected, and I am still thinking about the ending days later. Would definitely recommend!&’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Holy mother of all twists! K.L. Slater is the master of thrilling twists. Her books keep getting better and better… this one will blow you away… hard to beat.&’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘One of my favourite books for this year… I loved this book with all its twists and turns!... A fantastic read that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat from start to finish.&’ Chapter Chatter Pub, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Brilliant book… exciting, tense and full of twists and turns and a lot of shocks. Recommended!&’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I was ridiculously invested in this book… compulsive&’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I read this book in about a day because it was that good and I couldn't put it down…

Closer: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller

by K.L. Slater

I know my daughter better than I know myself and if there&’s one thing I know for sure at this moment: it's that Maisie is not ok.My ex-husband Shaun and I are still friends.We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie.But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne and suddenly, Maisie has a brand new family.And there&’s something not quite right about it…I know Joanne isn&’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen.I need to discover what she&’s hiding.Because if I don&’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger.The most gripping psychological thriller you&’ll read this year from the Kindle top five bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you&’ll be absolutely hooked.What everyone is saying about Closer: &‘I read this book in just over a day and if real life hadn't kept interfering I think I would have read it in one sitting I enjoyed it that much!! Told in different character perspectives it made the book both compulsive and a real page-turner… So if you want an excellent read by a brilliant author then this one surely fits the bill!&’ Goodreads Reviewer&‘Closer is a truly gripping read that had me going through an array of emotions ... From picking the book up, I knew I wasn't going anywhere until I had finished it and I didn't. I had to know how it was all going to conclude and boy that ending!I am still reeling the day after finishing the book. A gut-clencher of a read that will leave you gasping.&’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars&‘KL Slater is one of my favourite authors and am glad to say she's done it again - Closer is an excellent psychological thriller that I devoured in just a few hours. I simply couldn't put my Kindle down!... It is emotional but it is also fast-paced and a proper 'mess with your brain' type of book… Again, Slater is great at surprising and shocking the reader. I am already looking forward to the next book because I simply cannot fault Slater's work.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘Whenever I hear K L Slater has a new book out, I get excited as she always writes amazing books… There are so many twists and turns throughout this story, which make it unputdownable. This is a gripping psychological thriller which had me on the edge of my seat. I would highly recommend this book.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘A psychological thriller with a deviously-twisted ending! I&’m a new Slater fan!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars &‘K…

Safe With Me: A tense psychological thriller

by K.L. Slater

Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it’s her turn to get even.Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can do.Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it’s Anna’s chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully …First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows…But as Anna’s obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?A compelling, gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Sister.What everyone's saying about SAFE WITH ME:'Wow, just wow! … I cannot praise this book or author highly enough. I absolutely loved every second of the story … definitely my book of the year so far… 5 stars from me, I wish I could give it more!' 5 stars'. Feminisia Libros Reviews'just WOW … could hardly put it down … Whew! To say that this book is good is a huge understatement … K. L. Slater knocked this one out of the proverbial park.' Shelf Knowledge'just plain brilliant! I was glued to the pages! This book is the reason why I love to read!' Loud and Proud Book Junkie'Holy Hell what a jaw dropper!.....Just need a moment to lift my jaw back off the floor, what a fantastic debut!'Chelle's Book Reviews'A very clever psychological thriller that plays with your mind and makes you feel like you've stepped off the waltzers at the fairground!'By the Letter Books'A superb psychological thriller. Fast-paced and thoroughly gripping.' The Book Review Cafe'Fast paced with plenty going on to keep a reader glued to their seat'Strange Alliances'Oh my gosh! What a belter of a debut! Safe With Me is totally brilliant' The Little Bookworm'Sublimely dark and all-consuming, Slater has written a novel so gripping, so captivatingly exciting that I found myself shushing everyone and ignoring everything simply so I could carry on reading.' Becca's Books'This one will keep you up at night, flipping the pages ...One word of caution, prepare to be surprised & shocked more than once.' First to Read'Freakin' need to start this book on a day when you have nothing else to do, because believe me you will not want to put this down once you start it.' I Love Reading'WOW,I'm going to have to catch up with the housework tomorrow because I have just spent the last two days devouring this jaw droppingly brilliant debut psychological thriller. 'Nicki's Life of Crime'Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lots of twists in the story kept me guessing right to the end. Very well written…

The Anointed

by Michael Arditti

A masterful and subsersive retelling of the Biblical story of David and Bathsheba, by an award-winning novelist at the height of his powers'[A] fierce, sinewy novel' Howard Jacobsen'A wonderfully rich novel. Arditti brings Ancient Israel to life' Allan Massie, ScotsmanMichal is a princess, Abigail a wealthy widow, and Bathsheba a soldier's bride, but as women in Ancient Israel their destiny is the same: to obey their fathers, serve their husbands and raise their children. Marriage to King David seems to offer them an escape, but behind the trappings of power they discover a deeply conflicted man. The legendary hero who slew Goliath, founded Jerusalem and saved Israel is also a vicious despot who murders his rivals, massacres his captives and menaces his harem. Michael Arditti's masterly new novel centres on three fascinating, formidable women, whose voices have hitherto been silenced. As they tell of love and betrayal, rape and revenge, motherhood and childlessness, they not only present the time-honoured story in a compelling new light but expose a conflict between male ruthlessness and female resistance, which remains strikingly pertinent today.

The Silent Ones: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller

by K.L. Slater

This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder. When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy&’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing? As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister&’s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again…The most unputdownable psychological thriller you&’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you&’ll be totally hooked on The Silent Ones.What everyone is saying about The Silent Ones: &‘OH, WOW, WOW, WOW… KL Slater does it again… I&’m absolutely dumbfounded and flabbergasted… A story full of lies, twisted family values, sibling rivalry… A perfect psychological thriller that you will not want to put down… Outstanding.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘Amazing!! One of the best thrillers I have read this year. I have enjoyed all of this author&’s books and I think the author is highly underrated. This book should be at the top of the best sellers list. A must read!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘If I could give this book 6 stars I would, that's how good it is… A finale with more twists and turns than a labyrinth… The author builds up the tension and anticipation leading to a shocking climax. Absolutely brilliant.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘This book was SO GOOD! I couldn&’t put it down! The twists, the family drama, the sibling wars, it was a total page-turner! This is by far the best psychological thriller I've read in a long time, and highly recommend it!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘WOW. This is an outstanding story. I was totally gripped from the beginning and on the edge of my seat throughout. Twists, turns, it has it all. AMAZING.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars&‘Woah! What a story and a half this one is!!!... I am a huge fan of this author&’s and have to say, hands down, this is her best book to date and that is high praise indeed as her other books are fab also…

The Forgotten Girls: A completely heartbreaking World War 2 historical novel

by Lizzie Page

It&’s a photograph of two little girls, the camera catching the cold whiteness of their legs, the pretty lines of their dresses, the smooth surface of the lake. I know at once it&’s my mother and Aunty Barbara, I&’ve always known it somehow. But I also know that the camera doesn&’t tell the whole story. It can&’t.London, 1943. German bombs rain down on London, but Elaine Parker knows her job transcribing letters from far-away prisoners of war is more important than her own safety. But at home, Elaine&’s life isn&’t so simple – as the main breadwinner for her struggling family, she doesn&’t have much time to consider her own future hopes and dreams. And then Elaine meets dark-haired and passionate Bobby – a wartime photographer on the dangerous front line – and her world shifts. Will Elaine be forced to choose between her family and her growing passion for Bobby? And how do you let yourself love someone with your whole heart when each moment could be their last?Present day. Even the kiss of warm sunshine and the musical call of birds at her family&’s countryside villa can&’t make Jen forget the heartbreak she&’s left behind. That is, until she begins to investigate the origins of a tattered family photograph: two sweet little girls gazing out across a sparkling bay, their eyes clear and hopeful – looking for all the world as if England hadn&’t just suffered the most terrible war imaginable. What is the story behind the picture, and could it finally be the key to mending the cracks in Jen&’s own past?A heartbreaking World War Two novel – emotional and unforgettable. Perfect for fans of Orphan Train, Sold on a Monday and Before We Were Yours.What readers are saying about The Forgotten Girls:&‘Twists and turns that keep you turning the page… I must read one more chapter before I turn out the light for the night… fans who enjoyed The Nightingale or Sold on a Monday will love this book as much as me. Authentic, heart-tugging and soul-stirring. Be sure to have tissues nearby.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘A heartbreaking tale of life in 1943 living through the war… One of the best historical fiction books I have read in a long while.&’ Sean&’s Book Reviews, 5 stars&‘It not only brought tears to my eyes when the connection between the two women was revealed, but it pulled on my heartstrings all the way through the book. A story of love and loss, family and friendships, this book will keep you gripped until the very last page. Would definitely recommend.&’ Stardust Book Reviews&‘I came to really love the blossoming romance between Robert and Elaine… A beautiful novel, and one I highly recommend.&’ Emily Claire Writes&‘A captivating story.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars &‘I absolutely loved The Forgotten Girls…

OCR A Level Geography Third Edition

by David Barker Nigel Yates Andy Palmer Michael Raw Peter Stiff Helen Harris Chris Broadbent

Help your students to develop the geographical skills and knowledge they need to succeed using this new Edition Student book, which includes new case studies and practice questions. Written by our expert author team, the new edition is structured to provide support for A-Level Geography learners of all abilities. The book includes:· Activities and regular review questions to reinforce geographical knowledge and build up core geographical skills· Clear explanations to help students to grapple with tricky geographical concepts and grasp links between topics· Case studies from around the world to vividly demonstrate geographical theory in action· Exciting fieldwork projects that meet the fieldwork and investigation requirementsThis student book is supported by digital resources on our new digital platform Boost, providing a seamless online and offline teaching experience.

Safe Migration and the Politics of Brokered Safety in Southeast Asia (Routledge Series on Asian Migration)

by Sverre Molland

The book investigates how the United Nations, governments, and aid agencies mobilise and instrumentalise migration policies and programmes through a discourse of safe migration. Since the early 2000s, numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, and governments have warmed to the concept of safe migration, often within a context of anti-trafficking interventions. Yet, both the policy-enthusiasm for safety, as well as how safe migration comes into being through policies and programs remain unexplored. Based on seven years of ethnographic fieldwork in the Mekong region, this is the first book that traces the emergence of safe migration, why certain aid actors gravitate towards the concept, as well as how safe migration policies and programmes unfold through aid agencies and government bodies. The book argues that safe migration is best understood as brokered safety. Although safe migration policy interventions attempt to formalize pre-emptive and protective measures to enhance labour migrants’ well-being, the book shows through vivid ethnographic details how formal migration assistance in itself depends on – and produces – informal asnd mediated practices. The book offers unprecedented insights into what safe migration policies look like in practice. It is an innovate contribution to contemporary theorizing of contemporary forms of migration governance and will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and human geographers working within the fields of Migration studies, Development Studies, as well as Southeast Asian and Global Studies.

When I Was Yours: Absolutely heartbreaking world war 2 historical fiction

by Lizzie Page

We stand in the back of the hall as the children troop in. Big ones, little ones. Straggly hair, cropped hair, curls… the adults surge forward to choose and soon there is just one child left, a little girl sitting on the floor. She is thin as a string bean and her sleeve is ragged and damp – like she&’s been chewing it.1939. War has broken out – hundreds of children are evacuated to the countryside to keep them safe from the bombs raining down on the cities. Wrenched from her family in the East End and sent more than a hundred miles away, seven-year-old Pearl Posner must adapt to a new life away from everything familiar.Vivienne didn&’t ask for an evacuee child. In fact, she&’s not sure her heart can take it. So many years, so many disappointments… Vivi&’s ability to feel love left her the day she learned the truth about her husband Edmund, and when she made the worst decision of her life and left her cherished sister to her fate. But like it or not, Pearl is here to stay, and what with the rumours about what&’s happening to children in mainland Europe, it might be the last safe place for her.As Pearl and Vivi learn how to live together, they discover that they have a connection that runs more deeply than they could ever have guessed – from before Pearl was born, and deep into Vivienne&’s past. And will it be Pearl – the little girl who says so little and sees so much – who forces Vivi to finally confront what happened in her marriage… and to the long-lost sister she loved so dearly and let fall so far, just when she needed Vivi most? A beautiful and emotional wartime historical novel – heart-breaking, moving and unforgettable. Perfect for fans of Orphan Train and Before We Were Yours.Readers absolutely love When I Was Yours...&’Brought me to tears. I love how having Pearl as an evacuee gave Vivienne a purpose in life. The story has plenty of twists and turns… If you like romantic historical fiction, particularly which is set in wartime, then this is the book for you! This, at times, bought tears to my eyes and equally a warm glow to my heart.&’ Stardust Book Reviews&‘Lizzie Page has gone and done it again with this beautiful, poignant and immensely emotional story… She is by far one of my favourite authors… I absolutely love how this is written, Lizzie you have blown me away with your beautiful words, wonderful imagination and emotional story… It is a lovingly written story that has real heart, and one that I cannot recommend enough.&’ Chicks Rogues and Scandals, 5 stars&‘I loved it!... I adore Lizzie Page&’s writing and the way she so brilliantly blends fact and fiction…

The Story of Edvard Munch

by Ketil Bjornstad

A fascinating literary construction of the life of one of the world's most popular 19th century painters which is based on Munch's own diaries, notes and letters. His troubled relationships, particularly with the opposite sex, are well documented as is his nervous disposition which complicated his entire existence and these aspects of his life are admirably brought alive by the author. Illustrated.

The Orphanage: An absolutely heartbreaking and unputdownable historical fiction page-turner

by Lizzie Page

Shilling Grange Orphanage, England, 1948.She was their only hope. Now they are hers. A gritty, heartbreaking and unforgettable story of love and hope in the darkest of times.Clara Newton is the new Housemother of Shilling Grange Orphanage. Many of the children have been bombed out of their homes and left without families, their lives torn apart by the war, just like Clara&’s. Devastated by the loss of her fiancé, a brave American pilot, she is just looking for a place to start again.But the orphans are in desperate need of her help. Funds are short, children cry out in the night, and tearful Rita tells Clara terrible stories about the nuns who previously ran Shilling Grange. Clara cannot bear to see them suffer, but what does she know about how to look after eight little ones?Clara can&’t get anything right, and then she accidentally ruins Rita&’s only memento of her mother. Overwhelmed, she wonders if they&’d be better off without her. But she&’s not completely alone. Living next door is Ivor: ex-Shilling Grange resident, war hero, and handyman with deep brown eyes. He doesn&’t trust Clara and she is fiercely independent, but he has a way with the children. And with his support and the help of other locals, Clara begins to find her way.As she heals from her grief and adjusts to her new life, Clara wonders if she has finally found her home and family among the orphans. Can she find the strength to fight for them when nobody else will?And dare she open her heart to love again?An absolutely heartbreaking, unforgettable and unputdownable read. Fans of Before We Were Yours, Diney Costeloeand The Orphan Sisters won&’t be able to put this book down.What readers are saying about Lizzie Page:&‘I loved this book… I was captured from the beginning and read the book in two days. I had a hard time putting it down.&’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Beautiful, poignant and immensely emotional story… Lizzie you have blown me away with your beautiful words, wonderful imagination and emotional story… a lovingly written story that has real heart, and one that I cannot recommend enough.&’ Chicks Rogues and Scandals ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘I loved it!... I adore Lizzie Page&’s writing and the way she so brilliantly blends fact and fiction.&’ Jill Mansell, bestselling author ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Page is a wonderful writer, one that draws me in to the story completely and utterly … wonderful characters… brilliantly plotted with a delightfully intertwined story, it has the heartbreak of war and a gorgeous love story… fantastic.&’ Short Book and Scribes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘A compelling and intriguing read… characters I will certainly never forget…

The City & Guilds Textbook: Carpentry & Joinery for the Level 1 Diploma (6706)

by Stephen Jones Stephen Redfern

Carve out a career as a carpenter or joiner. Published in association with City & Guilds and suitable for the 6706 Diploma, as well as other Level 1 qualifications, this highly illustrated and accessible book will introduce the principles of construction, how to use hand and power tools, woodworking joints, and health and safety.- Study with confidence, using the most up-to-date information and industry standards- Enhance understanding of tools and concepts in bricklaying with clear and accurate technical drawings and step-by-step photo sequences- Test knowledge with practice questions and activities- Develop core skills with expert authors Steve Jones and Steve Redfern, who draw on their extensive teaching and industry experience

Single: A totally gripping psychological thriller full of twists

by K.L. Slater

&‘I keep feeling like I&’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there&’s nobody there…&’When single mother Darcy&’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son&’s life.George is a single parent too, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can&’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn&’t hesitate.But as Darcy is settling in, she receives a bunch of flowers with a chilling message. George says they&’re from an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Opal, and days later Opal turns up at Darcy&’s son&’s football match. She claims to have shocking information that could threaten George&’s custody of his daughter.Darcy doesn&’t know who to trust, but she&’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger … From the million-copy-bestselling author K.L. Slater this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Between Us this book is for you.What everyone is saying about Single:&‘I would liken reading 'Single' to being strapped into a car with a broken axle on the Tilt-A-Whirl carnival ride. You're gonna get tossed around until you don't know which way is up. Yet, in the end, you can't deny that it was one helluva ride. All superlatives aside, this book stands out in its cleverness and execution. K.L. Slater knocked it out of the park. 5+ stars.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Another stunning novel from KL Slater. .Loved every twist and turn. The only negative is what to read next as it won&’t live up to KL Slater, fingers crossed her next novel won&’t take long!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Wow, I LOVED this book!!! 5 stars easy!! This is my first novel by K.L. Slater and most certainly will not be my last. …This is the kind of book you cannot put down or stop thinking about. I often had chills and felt like I experiencing this story as the main character. There is no way you will be able to guess the ending.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Finishing Single has literally left me lost for words. I mean how am I supposed to review this story? It has blown my mind. Seriously, obliterated it. It is mind numbingly brilliant. Honestly, if you want twisted, they don&’t come more twisted than this…

Pearson Edexcel International GCSE (9–1) History: Paper 2 Investigation and Breadth Studies

by Michael Scott-Baumann Rob Bircher Kirsty Taylor Jennifer McCullough

Exam board: Pearson EdexcelLevel: International GCSE (9-1)Subject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2017First exams: Summer 2019Follow the tried-and-tested methods of bestselling author Ben Walsh. This book builds the skills required for exam success, helps students to remember all the content and makes History really interesting.The authors have listened to feedback from teachers and students about the challenging aspects of the specification, to ensure that they deliver the support you need.You can rely on this textbook to:> Ensure that History is accessible to all. Straightforward language, manageable chunks of text and plenty of bullet points guide you through the content, which is covered in the amount of depth that students need> Bring historical events, people and developments to life. Ben Walsh is known for selecting memorable sources and extracts that work alongside the narrative to draw out the big concepts within each topic> Focus on what really matters. The features in the book are designed to consolidate students' knowledge of the key points - from 'Focus' boxes and regular 'Knowledge check' questions to end-of-chapter summaries> Break down exam skills into small steps. Activities throughout the chapters and larger 'Focus tasks' teach students how to select, organise and use their knowledge to explain, analyse, evaluate and make judgements> Provide easy-to-follow exam advice. Clear explanations of the exam requirements, analysis of what a good answer might look like and handy tips help students to feel confident and preparedThis book covers the following units:Historical investigations> Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905-24> The USA, 1918-41 Breadth studies> Changes in medicine, c1848-c1948 > China: conflict, crisis and change, 1900-89 > The Middle East: conflict, crisis and change, 1917-2012

I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales): Notes From a Soviet Girl on Becoming an American Woman

by Margarita Gokun Silver

&‘Witty and acerbic…A delight!&’ Jen Mann&‘Hilarious…Thought-provoking&’ California BookwatchBuy a pair of Levi&’s, lose the Russian accent, and turn yourself into an American. Really, how difficult could it be?Fake an exit visa, fool the Soviet authorities, pack enough sausage to last through immigration, buy a one-way Aeroflot ticket, and the rest will sort itself out. That was the gist of every Soviet-Jewish immigrant&’s plan in the 1980s, Margarita&’s included. Despite her father's protestations that they'd get caught and thrown into a gulag, she convinced her family to follow that plan.When they arrived in the US, Margarita had a clearly defined objective – become fully American as soon as possible, and leave her Soviet past behind. But she soon learned that finding her new voice was harder than escaping the Soviet secret police.She finds herself changing her name to fit in, disappointing her parents who expect her to become a doctor, a lawyer, an investment banker and a classical pianist – all at the same time, learning to date without hang-ups (there is no sex in the Soviet Union), parenting her own daughter &‘while too Russian&’, and not being able to let go of old habits (never, ever throw anything away because you might use it again). Most importantly, she finds that no matter how hard you try not to become your parents, you end up just like them anyway.Witty, sharp and unflinching, I Named My Dog Pushkin will have fans of Samantha Irby and Jenny Lawson howling with laughter atMargarita&’s catastrophes, her victories and her near misses as she learns to grow as both a woman and an immigrant in a world that often doesn&’t appreciate either.What readers are saying about I Named My Dog Pushkin:&‘I thoroughly enjoyed Margarita's witty and acerbic voice. This book was a delight!&’ Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat&‘Hilarious and thought-provoking…A fine way of understanding the special challenges of the immigrant experience&’ California Bookwatch&‘I loved this book so much…I just could not stop reading. I loved everything in this book…

Little Whispers: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

by K.L. Slater

You shared a secret with the wrong person. Janey Markham is thrilled to be moving with her family to Buckingham Crescent, the smartest address in a desirable suburban town. Worried she&’ll be excluded by the glossy local mothers, Janey is thrilled when she meets Tanya, the kind of woman she has always looked up to. Tanya takes Janey under her wing, and her teenage daughter Angel is amazing with Janey&’s little boy. As Janey and Tanya grow closer, Janey feels she can finally leave her troubled past behind. But then everything changes… In a weak moment over a bottle of wine, Janey finds herself telling Tanya her most shocking secret. Why wouldn&’t she trust her new friend? The following day, Janey sees Angel, with a man old enough to be her father, pushing someone into a car. The next day a body is found and police appeal for witnesses – and share a picture of the same car… When Janey tells Tanya she is going to the police, Tanya turns threatening. She&’ll stop at nothing to defend Angel, even if her daughter is guilty. If Janey says anything, Tanya will make sure that her dark secret gets out. Janey faces an impossible choice. Stay quiet about what she saw that terrible day. Or speak up, and destroy the family she has worked so hard to protect… From million-copy bestseller K.L. Slater comes this twisty and absolutely unputdownable roller-coaster ride of a read. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally hooked on Little Whispers. What everyone is saying about Little Whispers: &‘It has 100% blown my mind. It is just absolutely fantastic… one of the most explosive reveals I think I have ever read. I gasped out loud multiple times…

Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences

by Roger Bakeman Byron F. Robinson

Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences is designed to help readers understand research reports, analyze data, and familiarize themselves with the conceptual underpinnings of statistical analyses used in behavioral science literature. The authors review statistics in a way that is intended to reduce anxiety for students who feel intimidated by statistics. Conceptual underpinnings and practical applications are stressed, whereas algebraic derivations and complex formulas are reduced. New ideas are presented in the context of a few recurring examples, which allows readers to focus more on the new statistical concepts than on the details of different studies.The authors' selection and organization of topics is slightly different from the ordinary introductory textbook. It is motivated by the needs of a behavioral science student, or someone in clinical practice, rather than by formal, mathematical properties. The book begins with hypothesis testing and then considers how hypothesis testing is used in conjunction with statistical designs and tests to answer research questions. In addition, this book treats analysis of variance as another application of multiple regression. With this integrated, unified approach, students simultaneously learn about multiple regression and how to analyze data associated with basic analysis of variance and covariance designs. Students confront fewer topics but those they do encounter possess considerable more power, generality, and practical importance. This integrated approach helps to simplify topics that often cause confusion.Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences features:*Computer-based exercises, many of which rely on spreadsheets, help the reader perform statistical analyses and compare and verify the results using either SPSS or SAS. These exercises also provide an opportunity to explore definitional formulas by altering raw data or terms within a formula and immediately see the consequences thus providing a deeper understanding of the basic concepts.*Key terms and symbols are boxed when first introduced and repeated in a glossary to make them easier to find at review time.*Numerous tables and graphs, including spreadsheet printouts and figures, help students visualize the most critical concepts.This book is intended as a text for introductory behavioral science statistics. It will appeal to instructors who want a relatively brief text. The book's active approach to learning, works well both in the classroom and for individual self-study.

Inspiring Remote Tech Teams: Keys to Leadership and Purposeful Performance

by Hubbert Smith

For me and other tech people, leaders, and members of remote teams, we will be awakened by all the fantastic hands-on hints, best practices, and guiding principles based on solid ground that Hubbert provides in Inspiring Remote Tech Teams. We will be better prepared and better equipped to both contribute and lead efficiently in the digital economies that shape the future of our world. — Thomas DiGiacomo, President of Engineering and Innovation at SUSE Inspiring Remote Tech Teams is a trail map to building effective teams and organizations—now, as world health dictates remote work, and in the future, as global talent pools contribute to our digital economy. Humans are wired to be social, and world events require social distancing from our office community. The absence of "community" triggers primitive brain responses. These instinctual responses of survival, social belonging, and the power of story all profoundly surface during our reaction as we adjust to remote work. This trail map for team leaders improves team execution despite physical separation. The book covers simple neuroscience as it applies to our "separation." It is a hands-on guide to maintaining and improving teamwork while working remotely. It is also a hands-on guide at the intersection of teams + remote + laymen’s neuroscience to create a positive sense of enthusiasm, engagement, and contribution, even when working apart. Remote teams, now and for the future, are the pathway to using global talent effectively. This book examines the combination of the "hard skills" of tech team project management and the "soft skills" of healthy distributed teams: remote offices, sales offices, partners, suppliers, customers, and teams engaging global talent pools. Practical examples and best practices offer hands-on methods to use neuroscience to help teams be their best, to improve collaboration, and to deliver consistent team results.

Theory and Methods for Sociocultural Research in Science and Engineering Education (Teaching and Learning in Science Series)

by Gregory J. Kelly Judith L. Green

Introducing original methods for integrating sociocultural and discourse studies into science and engineering education, this book provides a much-needed framework for how to conduct qualitative research in this field. The three dimensions of learning identified in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) create a need for research methods that examine the sociocultural components of science education. With cutting-edge studies and examples consistent with the NGSS, this book offers comprehensive research methods for integrating discourse and sociocultural practices in science and engineering education and provides key tools for applying this framework for students, pre-service teachers, scholars, and researchers.

The House at Magpie Cove: A gripping and emotional page-turner full of secrets and second chances

by Kennedy Kerr

The Cornish beach house creaked in the salty sea wind and, from the weathered wooden porch, Mara watched a lone magpie circle above. It was silly to think that her mother's spirit was still with her but Mara felt as if there was something keeping her here. A secret that needed to be told...When Mara Hughes inherits her late mother&’s tumbledown beach house overlooking the bright, sandy sweep of Magpie Cove, it couldn&’t have come at a worse time. With her marriage on the rocks and her husband threatening to take the family home, the beach house – with all the bittersweet memories it holds – might be the thing that finally sends Mara&’s world crashing down around her. She tells herself she&’ll only spend a few days there: sell it and move on to figuring out how to rebuild her life. When Mara arrives, the house is in a worse state than she feared – holes in the bedroom ceiling, birds&’ nests in the attic and the beautiful, wrap-around porch on the brink of collapse… but she loves it anyway. With all its history it feels like the last link to her late mother and, determined to do whatever it takes to keep it in the family, Mara strikes a deal with local handyman – and town heartthrob – Brian Oakley to save the crumbling cottage from ruin.But when a box of unopened old letters arrives on her new doorstep – a bequest from her mother&’s will – Mara&’s resolves to save the beach house will be tested to the limit. Because Mara&’s mother&’s perfect childhood in Magpie Cove was forever spoiled by one haunting day in July, and the letters contain a secret about her family that Mara can scarcely believe to be true… A story of secrets, family and forgiveness, this heartfelt summer read is perfect for fans of Pamela Kelley, The Hideaway and Liz Fenwick. What readers are saying about The House at Magpie Cove:&‘I loved this book. Read in a night. Brilliant… All the secrets Mara's mother had made a great story. A must read.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘Totally transported to the windswept shores of Cornwall for the most intriguing read… this book was full of fabulous surprises, I cannot praise it enough.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘A delightful story about new beginnings and healing.&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘Had trouble putting it down… Would highly recommend.&’ Goodreads reviewer &‘I really enjoyed this book. I loved the setting. Set in Cornwall… It&’s such a good page turner… it&’s definitely a book that will have its readers captivated.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Secrets of Magpie Cove: An unputdownable page-turner full of family secrets

by Kennedy Kerr

Lila had a favourite rock to sit on towards the back of the cove, where she often ate her breakfast, gazing out at the tumbling Cornish sea. As the sun rose that morning, Lila wished with all her heart that the grey-green waves could wash away her old life. That Magpie Cove would help her move on, and to forget… When aspiring pastry chef Lila Bridges flees her life in the city after a heartbreaking tragedy, she finds herself working behind the counter at Magpie Cove&’s most beloved local establishment – Serafina&’s Café. The sweet, buttery aroma of freshly baked chocolate croissants, the cheerful gossip of the regulars and the elderly owner Serafina&’s feisty humour are a much-needed balm to Lila&’s broken heart. For the first time since it happened, Lila is beginning to laugh again…But when Serafina unexpectedly passes away, the future of the café looks bleak. Nathan Da Costa, Serafina&’s estranged son, inherits, and returns to Magpie Cove determined to inject some big-city glamour into the place. To Lila, it seems impossible that dour, money-obsessed Nathan could be related to dear Serafina. He may have his mother&’s mop of curly dark hair and deep brown eyes, but he has none of her warmth or heart.Lila needs this job and the sense of peace the town has brought her, so she&’s determined to make it work with Nathan as her new boss. But her resolution is tested when the secret Lila has been keeping about what brought her to the cove begins to unravel, just as she discovers an unexpected, sweeter side to Nathan. Will trusting Nathan Da Costa with her long-held secret be Lila&’s new beginning in Magpie Cove, or her emotional undoing? Be totally transported to the windswept beaches of Cornwall with this heart-warming and unputdownable story that will leave a huge smile on your face. Perfect for fans of Shari Low, Veronica Henry and Heidi Swain. What readers are saying about Kennedy Kerr:'This is exactly what I needed... A book full of hope, new starts, sense of community and changes... such an enjoyable and engrossing story and you cannot help rooting for the characters... a poignant and heart-warming story... I couldn&’t put it down and it kept me hooked.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘Totally transported to the windswept shores of Cornwall for the most intriguing read… this book was full of fabulous surprises, I cannot praise it enough.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘Hope, heart and healing… a sweet story about second chances and secrets… this small town of Magpie Cove was absolutely charming with so many quirky colorful residents. The family secrets were intriguing… A lovely escapist story perfect for these turbulent times.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘A delightful story about new beginnings and healing.&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘Had trouble putting it down… Would highly recommend.&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘I loved this book…

Taken from Home: A totally addictive mystery and suspense novel (Detective Casey White Ser. #Vol. 1)

by B.R. Spangler

&“Help me,&” the girl cries, alone in the forest, shivering in her nightgown, her small frame almost lost between the trees. &“Please.&” When Detective Casey White discovers the body of a beautiful teenage girl in a white nightgown near the shoreline in North Carolina&’s Outer Banks, a familiar fear floods through her. Could this be Hannah, her sweet, blue-eyed daughter snatched from home fourteen years ago? But it only takes one look to confirm that the girl with dark bruising around her throat is another family&’s tragedy. Putting her own grief aside, Casey digs into unsolved missing child cases in the area. The victim is Cheryl Parry, one of two little girls taken during a family beach vacation nine years ago. Her sister&’s body was found strangled a week later, but someone has been keeping Cheryl alive—until now. Fearful there may be other innocent lives in danger, Casey and her team work around the clock to trace the material from Cheryl&’s nightgown, but hit a dead end and don&’t know where to turn. Then, another teenager&’s body is found in a nearby pine forest, dressed all in white. It&’s suddenly clear that a twisted killer has been hiding in the Outer Banks for years, and he will strike again. Casey painstakingly combs the forest soil for clues to the killer&’s next move, but nothing prepares her for what she finds: a buried charm bracelet exactly matching one that her little Hannah always wore—right down to the broken star charm by the clasp… An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller with twists and turns that will have you racing through the pages. Fans of Kendra Elliot, Rachel Caine and Robert Dugoni will be completely hooked.

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