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The Conspiracy (DC Jake Tanner Crime Thriller Book 1) (affiliate link)
Every evil wears a mask… After being seconded from Croydon CID, DC Jake Tanner is forced to trade the crime-ridden streets of London for the rural settings of Guildford in a chance to start afresh. But he has barely any time to settle into his new position at Surrey Police when a jewellery shop owner is abducted by armed gunmen.
All evidence points to The Crimsons, an organised crime group who the police have been hunting for years. A group Jake’s dealt with in the past — and was lucky to escape with his life from… Armed with unique information no one else in the team possesses, it soon falls to Jake to capture the masked group before they seal the shop owner’s fate.
But as the investigation develops, Jake learns there’s a more insidious evil lurking behind the mask — and it’s closer to his new home than he thought.
The Missing Ones: A Riveting Small Town Mystery Boxset (affiliate link)
As a new detective for the local police force, Carolina takes on a case for a young girl who mysteriously vanished. Though the kidnapping should be open and shut, Carolina struggles to find those responsible. Soon, she traces the culprit to a dangerous poker ring, run by men who don’t play by the rules. Carolina gambles with her own life to solve the case.
Secrets in the Woods
A strange family. A web of lies. A big secret.
Natasha Bell was a juvenile delinquent. Years later, she harbors a dark secret from her youth. She never expects to work at a place like the Trevino Center for Health and Wellness, a secluded rehabilitation hospital that treats the nation’s richest patients. But when patients mysteriously die, leaving their fortunes to the elusive Trevino family, Natasha must confront her past and uncover the scam inside the Center.
Who Stole My Life? (‘ What If ?’ Book 1) (affiliate link)
When James Quinn arrives at work one morning, he finds that his entire office building, all his work colleagues and the company where he worked for many years… do not exist.
When the phone in his pocket rings, he answers it, and he’s instructed to take a taxi to a strange meeting in the centre of the city.
Confused, scared, and feeling very alone, he agrees, and so starts a mind-bending journey into a different world that compels James to act out everything that’s expected of him by those who demand it.
But where is his wife? And who has his daughters?
Matcha Do About Murder (A Pebble Cove Teahouse Mystery Book 2) (affiliate link)
Pebble Cove is home to more than just fishermen, Victorian houses, and coastal beauty. It also harbors long-running feuds and buried secrets.
When a local man drops dead after drinking a matcha tea latte, Rosemary Woodmere suspects foul play. As a witness to the murder, she’s called in for questioning.
At the station, she meets a new ghost and learns the town’s police force has a dark past when it comes to covering up murder. She might be off the hook, but can she let the case go when she fears the police might be repeating history?
To make things even more difficult, Rosemary’s life with ghosts is getting complicated. While she searches for the truth about how Asher died, Rosemary attempts to help a local spirit encountering her own difficulties with her death. And while a little ghostly help might give Rosemary a leg up in this case, will it be enough when she comes face-to-face with the real killer?
All My Life (affiliate link)
The beginning of any love story starts with the meet.
I’ve known Garrett Hollis since before I can remember, and I’ve loved him just as long. I loved him while he loved someone else. I loved him when he had a baby with her. I loved him when she left him.
The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter. I should know. I’ve had a front row seat. First steps, first words, all the big moments.
Garrett was just a teenager when Mia was born. I’ve watched him braid his daughter’s hair, hold her hand crossing the street, seen her asleep on his chest. I’m the best friend, the one they can count on for everything from dance lessons to motherly advice, anything they need. I’m their go-to girl.
The best part of any love story is the happily ever after.
Children Of The Deterrent (Halfhero Book 1) (affiliate link)
What if a super human turned out not to be so super…or even human?
Britain’s superhero, The Deterrent, was unveiled to the world in 1979, and disappeared two years later. The truth about his origins has never been revealed. The rumours about his children—those that survived—and their mysterious abilities have never been confirmed.
Armed with a diary that reveals everything about The Deterrent’s early years, Daniel Harbin—discovering powers of his own—finds himself dragged into the same secretive government department his famous father worked for.
Can a halfhero be a better superhero than his father, or is Daniel making a terrible mistake?
Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) (affiliate link)
Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single “Rock and Roll All Nite,” a song that nearly four decades later remains one of rock’s most enduring anthems. Drawing on more than two hundred interviews, the book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of superstardom.
Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, as well as with producers; engineers; management; record company personnel; roadies; club owners; booking agents; concert promoters; costume, stage, and art designers; rock photographers; publicists; and key music journalists.
Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day (affiliate link)
Lazy Perfection: The Art of Looking Great Without Really Trying (affiliate link)
A grown-up’s guide to makeup, a primer on the best time-saving techniques, and an inspiring, easy way to update your look — Lazy Perfection is the busy woman’s guide to looking her best, with minimal effort and stunning results.
Every woman wants to look like the best version of her self — natural, radiant, and confident. But who has the time to master complicated steps, or the patience to sift through the glut of choices at the beauty counters? Celebrated makeup artist Jenny Patinkin cuts through the confusion and clutter with her “lazy perfection” approach to beauty, replacing complex techniques and hard-to-wear trends with a streamlined, sophisticated approach to makeup.
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (Heavenly) (affiliate link)
What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask, and how would He answer?
Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands on Chelsea’s doorstep, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They’ve come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life’s biggest questions.
Private Sector (affiliate link)
The Body in the Wardrobe: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (affiliate link)
Minster’s wife, caterer, and part-time sleuth Faith Fairchild pairs up with Sophie Maxwell, last seen in Body in the Birches and now a newlywed living in historic Savannah, Georgia, where Sophie crosses paths with murder. Another delightful entry in the beloved mystery series, complete with delectable recipes.
Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Will is spending an awful lot of time in Atlanta on a case he claims is urgent, and she’s been tasked with house hunting for them with his former sweetheart, who Sophie can’t help but suspect wishes Sophie would return to her Yankee roots!
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