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Article  •  15 June 2023


Great Winter Reads

Books that are perfect for curling up with this winter!

This winter we've picked some our our favourite new books for you to enjoy, to learn more about them click on the image that interests you the most...

Will it be thrills and spills or a feel goood pick for you?






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The 50th anniversary edition of this award-winning debut novel.
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Cross Down
A thrilling spin-off of the bestselling Alex Cross series, featuring DC Metro Police Detective John Sampson.
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Bad Summer People
None of them would claim to be a good person, but who among them is capable of murder?
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Killing Moon
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Night Will Find You
The Sunday Times bestselling author of BLACK-EYED SUSANS returns with a compelling thriller about a woman who holds the key to a decades-old missing child case
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The Interpreter
Innocent or guilty. It's all a matter of interpretation... Vintage's lead crime thriller debut, for readers of Louise Candlish, Sarah Vaughan, and Harriet Tyce
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The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece
From Academy Award-winning actor and bestselling author TOM HANKS
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Hello Beautiful
The instant New York Times bestseller and Oprah book club pick - a gorgeous, life-affirming novel about four sisters and the love affair that fractures their family for generations
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Discover the rise and fall of the world's greatest empire in the stunning second novel in THE GOLDEN AGE series, from the nation's finest historical novelist
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The Scarlet Papers
Intense and enthralling thriller, and a secret that will send shockwaves through the corridors of Westminster . . .
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The enthralling new novel from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author
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