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Article  •  15 June 2022

 

Find your perfect winter read!

Temperatures are dropping, the nights are getting darker and it’s the perfect time to find a cozy spot to curl up with a good book . . .

To make extra sure your winter read is the right one for you, we’ve made the first chapter of every book available to read on our website. Click here, or on the picture below, to read the full article with clickable links to the extracts! 


Winter Time Laurence Fearnley

Set in the Mackenzie Basin, this vivid novel is about familial love, friendship and how our lives touch, connect and impact upon one another.

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The Whalebone Theatre Joanna Quinn

A brilliant, beguiling story of inheritance, imagination, courage and loss, and of an irrepressible girl from a gloriously dysfunctional home who fights to carve out her own story.

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With a Mind to Kill Anthony Horowitz

The explosive new James Bond novel from the no.1 bestselling author of Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day.

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Clive Cussler's Dark Vector Clive Cussler, Graham Brown

Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew return in a thrilling new adventure continuing the bestselling series from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler.

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Book of Night Holly Black

#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies in the vein of Ninth House and The Night Circus

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Book Lovers Emily Henry

Set over one sizzling August, BOOK LOVERS is the new chemistry-filled 'rivals to lovers' romcom from New York Times #1 bestseller Emily Henry

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Lion Conn Iggulden

Discover the rise and fall of the world's greatest empire in the stunning first instalment of The Golden Age, an epic new series from the nation's finest historical novelist

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Killing Floor Lee Child

The very first book by number one bestseller Lee Child, which introduces his iconic hero Jack Reacher.

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No Less The Devil Stuart MacBride

Introducing a truly unforgettable, surprising and original new detective, D.S. Lucy McVeigh. The ambitious new crime novel from number one Sunday Times bestselling author Stuart MacBride, his first with new publishers Transworld.

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Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus

'Mad Men' didn't turn scientists into unlikely TV stars. But if they did ... The blockbuster of 2022, set in 1960s California, introducing the unique and unforgettable Elizabeth Zott.

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22 Seconds James Patterson

The thrilling new instalment in the globally bestselling series. The Women's Murder Club is back with a fiendish new case which the four friends will need to call upon all their ingenuity to solve.

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Harbouring Jenny Pattrick

A distant land, a new life, an escape from the past.

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