A charming fable about the power of a hat that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through French life during the Mitterrand years. Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand’s black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments’ soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It’s a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow … different.
An Edge of your Seat Psychological Thriller Novel
Amanda Flynn’s life is falling apart. Her spineless cheating husband has taken her beloved children. Her paedophile father, who went to prison vowing revenge, has been abruptly released. And now someone in the shadows is watching her every move.
When one by one her father and his cohorts turn up dead, Amanda finds herself at the centre of several murder investigations—with no alibi and a diagnosis of Multiple Personality Disorder. Abandoned, scared and fighting to clear her name as more and more damning evidence comes to light, Amanda begins to doubt her own sanity.
Could she really be a brutal killer?
Content Advisory: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains graphic and disturbing imagery
This is the first of a British series of 4, and although they can all be read as standalone books, the author recommends you read them in sequence to get the greatest enjoyment.
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What People are saying about this book…
Well, the magic just keeps on coming from the pen of Ms. Newbound.
I have to say I loved this book and cannot praise it highly enough.
I was gripped from the start and loved all the characters in this book, even the ones I was supposed to hate, and that was because they were so well written. A lot of authors write characters two dimensionally, but the characters in this book are fully rounded and three dimensional.
The major plot of this story is a woman’s struggle to overcome the abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her paedophile Father and his sick accomplices. The past comes back to haunt her in the most unexpected of ways, but even though the subject matter can be uncomfortable for some, it does not detract from the story and I found myself cheering as the baddies in this book got their comeuppance. And yes, once again, parts of this story border on horror, with the added touch of gore the author seems to favour, but I have to say, these parts are vital to the story that Ms. Newbound is telling us.
I would love for this book to be turned into a television programme in the same vein as Prime Suspect, and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Mr Marco Lewis
I really love this book! I’m so happy I discovered this new writer and her work. This is a mystery where you keep THINKING you might know who the killer is – but then a new twist shows up, making your original theory obsolete. It’s very exciting and suspenseful. I didn’t like all of the characters, although on the other hand, you’re not supposed to like the baddies haha. But even the hateful ones were very well drawn out. I’m glad to hear there will be more stories about the detective who saves the day in this book, and that this is the first in what will be a whole series of books about him. He IS a really likable character. Netta Newbound is really talented and I can’t wait to read more from her. Seramidis
This is an exciting and disquieting family psychological thriller where the main character, Amanda, faces her deepest, darkest memories and feelings and some shocking events happen around her. She’s a paradox and I was swept along in the crises she had to face and at the same time following the effects it was having on those around her. I liked the Detective and was intrigued with his involvement and how that developed, dealing with Amanda’s case was never going to be straightforward, her story is intense. Sandra T
The first in a gripping, adventurous series, The Invisible Library is the astounding debut from Genevieve Cogman.
Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently. . .
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.
Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.
Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.
The Invisible Library is followed by the second title in The Invisible Library series, The Masked City.
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“Brilliant characters. A great read” Katie Fforde
Is there a formula for happiness?
If it’s Netflix, two-for-one Malbec and the perfect toasted-cheese sandwich, Lenny has it covered. But when her friend Juliet finds herself at rock bottom, Lenny realises it’s going to take more than that to fix her.
Luckily help is at hand in the form of HappyGuru: a plan which promises happiness in seven easy steps. So when Lenny is asked to research it, she puts scepticism aside and persuades Juliet they should give it a go.
The friends quickly find themselves immersed in mindfulness, juice cleanses and death-defying circus stunts. Yet as Juliet becomes increasingly buoyant, things only get more complicated for Lenny.
Can it be that happiness is only seven steps away?
A funny and moving novel of friendship, heartbreak, and the restorative power of melted cheese.
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