Extract: The Vets at Hope Green by Sheila Norton

Extract: The Vets at Hope Green by Sheila Norton When I left for Hope Green, the wind was bitterly cold, but at least the sun was shining, making it feel comfortably warm inside my ageing little Polo as I headed down the M3. I’d waited until the nausea had settled before setting off. It seemed that […]

Extract: Laura Lake & the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden

Extract: Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden The heaps of flowers next door to all this were more numerous than anywhere else in the office. No prizes for guessing whose desk this was. To Harriet, with love from Karl To Harriet, with love from Miuccia To Harriet, with love from Stella The […]

Extract: Dark Water by Robert Bryndza

DARK WATER  PROLOGUE AUTUMN 1990   It was a cold night in late autumn when they dumped the body in the disused quarry. They knew it was an isolated spot, and the water was very deep. What they didn’t know was that they were being watched. They arrived under the cover of darkness, just after […]

Extract: No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan

No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan The Second One You’re staring out towards the dockyards, brow creased. You will not look at me. I want you to look at me. ‘Look,’ I say, pointing out of the other window facing towards the beach. ‘It’s starting.’ You turn and narrow your eyes. ‘There, see,’ I say, […]

Extract: The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry

Della glanced around the room, noticing that Terry and Val, Mark’s parents, had just arrived, looking quite terrified as both twins twirled energetically in the curtains while neither Jeff nor Tamsin made a move to stop them. ‘So sorry we’re late,’ Val explained as Della offered them their preferred cups of sweet, weak tea. ‘The […]