March Challenge

A Perfect Marriage by Alison Booth

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A chance meeting with the charismatic geneticist, Anthony Blake, reawakens her desire for love. But as Sally finally lets down her guard, daughter Charlie begins to ask questions about her father and what really happened all those years ago.

Both the past and the future are places Sally prefers not to think about, but if she wants to find happiness, she must first come to terms with her previous marriage. Only then can she be honest with Charlie… and herself.


A story of love and loss, of enduring friendship and unreliable memory, A Perfect Marriage is also a heart-warming tale of redemption, of new hopes and fresh beginnings.

This enthralling new book is from the bestselling author of Stillwater Creek.


The Lost by Mari Hannah

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‘Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah.’ Val McDermid

‘Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart.’ Peter James

‘Thrilling, exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat.’ Angela Marsons


‘He was her child. The only one she’d ever have. It would kill her to learn that he was missing.’

Alex arrives home from holiday to find that her ten-year-old son Daniel has disappeared.

It’s the first case together for Northumbria CID officers David Stone and Frankie Oliver.

Stone has returned to his roots with fifteen years’ experience in the Met, whereas Oliver is local, a third generation copper with a lot to prove, and a secret that’s holding her back.

But as the investigation unfolds, they realise the family’s betrayal goes deeper than anyone suspected. This isn’t just a missing persons case. Stone and Oliver are hunting a killer.


Not that I could tell by Jessica Strawser

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Drinks in hand, a group of neighbourhood women gather around a fire pit to enjoy a rare child-less Saturday night. Giddy with freedom, they drink too much, share secrets they wish, perhaps, they hadn’t, and enjoy getting to know each other better.

The single newcomer. The imperfect mom. The new-born parents. The military wife. The almost divorcee.

Come Monday morning, one of them is gone.

As a police investigation launches, the women will band together and ask whether they should have noticed that something was amiss. But how well can you really know your neighbours, when appearances can be so deceiving?

As long as you believe that what you see is what you get, I get to stay this way. 

The Man I think I know by Mike Gayle

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‘What a beautiful, tender, unexpected story. It uplifted me a lot. It was LOVELY’ Marian Keyes

This is the stunning new novel from bestselling author Mike Gayle. A powerful story of male friendship, a thought provoking storyline told with Mike’s distinctive wit and in

sight, touching on issues which affect us all. Crucially, though, it focuses on what we mean by success and reminds us of the simple courage at the heart of every human being.

Ever since The Incident, James DeWitt has stayed on the safe side.

He likes to know what happens next.

Danny Allen is not on the safe side. He is more past the point of no return.

The past is about to catch up with both of them in a way that which will change their lives forever, unexpectedly. 

But redemption can come in the most unlikely ways. 

For fans of Jojo Moyes and Ruth Hogan, this uplifting read has all of Mike’s warmth and humour but at its very core life lessons for us all.