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Trapeze Crime fiction MMP June £7.99 304pp 978 1 409 16797 6 eBook: April / £7.99 / 978 1 409 16798 3 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6799 0 / 10 hrs

ISABEL ASHDOWN Beautiful Liars

The gripping, twisty new psychological thriller from Little Sister author isabel ashdown.

Seventeen years ago, Martha said goodbye to best friend Juliet on a moonlit London towpath. The next morning Juliet’s bike was found abandoned at the waterside. She was never seen again.

Nearly two decades later Martha is a TV celebrity, preparing to host a new crime show. . . and the first case will be that of missing student Juliet Sherman. After all these years Martha must reach out to old friends and try to piece together the final moments of Juliet’s life. But what happens when your perfect friends turn out to be perfect strangers . . ?

The opening of isabel ashdown’s debut novel won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition, going on to be published as Glasshopper. Beautiful Liars is her sixth novel.

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Location: Chichester, West Sussex www.isabelashdown.com f/ isabelashdownbooks T: @isabelashdown i: @ isabelashdown_writer

Trapeze Fiction MMP July £7.99 304pp 978 1 409 17510 0 eBook: April / £7.99 / 978 1 409 17511 7 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7530 8 / 9 hrs

DAVID M. BARNETT The Lonely Hearts Cinema Club

The new uplifting, heartwarming novel from David M. barnett, for fans of A Man Called Ove.

Twenty-year-old Jenny is struggling to make friends at university, and moves in to Sunset Promenade to escape her problems. Her roommates are a little older than she was expecting – Sunset Promenade is a private nursing home, taking in students to save money. At first the new residents clash, but when Jenny introduces a movie night the group realise they have more in common than they think.

In the spirit of his eBook bestseller Calling Major Tom, David M. Barnett’s second novel introduces a cast of quirky yet loveable characters, who explore the aches of being young and the pains of being old.

David M. barnett is an author and journalist. After working for regional newspapers he embarked upon a freelance career writing features for most of the UK national press. He is the author of the criticallyacclaimed Gideon Smith series of Victorian fantasies, and teaches journalism part-time at Leeds Trinity University.

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Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire www.davidmbarnett.com T: @davidmbarnett f/ davidmbarnett

Trapeze Fiction • June / July 2018