Clara & Olivia is by Lucy Ashe. "Surely you would like to be immortalised in art, fixed forever in perfection?" Sadler's Wells, 1933. I would kill to dance like her. Disciplined and dedicated, Olivia is the perfect ballerina. But no matter how hard she works, she can never match identical twin Clara's charm. I would kill to be with her. As rehearsals intensify for the ballet Coppelia, the girls feel increasingly like they are being watched. And, as infatuation turns to obsession, everything begins to unravel.
A book deal to die for. Five attendees are selected for a month-long writing retreat at the remote estate of Roza Vallo, the controversial high priestess of feminist horror. Alex, a struggling writer, is thrilled. Upon arrival, they discover they must complete an entire novel from scratch, and the best one will receive a seven-figure publishing deal. Alex's long-extinguished dream now seems within reach. But then the women begin to die. Trapped, terrified yet still desperately writing, it is clear there is more than a publishing deal at stake at Blackbriar Estate. Alex must confront her own demons - and finish her novel - to save herself. This unhinged, propulsive, claustrophobic closed-door thriller will pull you in and spit you out... The Writing Retreat is by Julia Bartz.
Blood and Water (Twin Truths) is by Jacqueline Sutherland. How well do your family really know you? Belle can't wait to finally have her twins all to herself after their first term at university. But when Kit unexpectedly brings back her boyfriend Ivo, Belle has to welcome him into their home. Charming and confident, Ivo soon wins over the family, but Belle can't shake a strange feeling. And when Ivo reveals he knows a lot more about Belle than he first let on, she realises his intrusion into their lives could destroy everything she has built. How far is Belle willing to go to protect her family and herself?
In this crackerjack Cold War thriller, MI5 faces a deadly threat, one only Richard Knox can avert. But he only has six days and the clock is ticking fast. How long can you survive in the shadows? Richard Knox, freshly returned to active duty after a year out of the field, is ordered to uncover the invisible enemy that's infiltrated the Service in his absence. His quest takes him to Hong Kong, a city on the brink of chaos, where he discovers the lines between friend and foe have never been more blurred. Who is behind the assault on MI5? How long have they been operating in the shadows? And what is their endgame? A Game of Deceit is by Tim Glister.
The Chemical Code is by Fiona Erskine. Jaq Silver is back in Brazil and this time she has a single mission - vengeance. But after several near misses, Jaq isn't sure who to trust. Determined to discover what exactly is in the mysterious box that everyone is after, Jaq becomes increasingly embroiled in a web of far-reaching corruption. It seems like everyone has a hidden agenda but is she chasing the right target? And who is chasing Jaq?
It's not that Alice wants someone to die. It's just that things were a lot more interesting when she and Iris were investigating a murder. Two months after Alice and Iris solved the murder of Brooke Donovan, Steve Anderson has become a semi-celebrity; Iris Adams and Cole Fielding are almost dating; and Alice Ogilvie is bored out of her brain. Reluctantly attending the school dance at Levy Castle, Alice sneaks away from the party to do some snooping while Iris gets close to Cole. But when she pushes open the door to what was once Charles Levy's study, she quite literally falls onto her next case... The Night in Question is by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson.
What do a priceless painting, a minotaur, a lighthouse and a glass eye have in common? They're all part of a treasure trail set by an eccentric millionaire. For 10-year-old aspiring journalist Rani it couldn't be more perfect. A chance for adventure and also a shot at getting the perfect scoop for a story competition in the local newspaper. Joining forces with her mischievous Nani who is visiting from Mauritius, she sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. But solving the clues isn't so simple...and neither is outwitting rival wannabe journalist Lexi. Can Rani and Nani crack the code and avoid a dangerous nemesis determined to take the prize at any cost? Rani Reports: The Missing Millions (The Trickster's Treasure) is by Gabrielle & Satish Shewhorak.