Mark, Todd and Zola dreamed of changing the world, but instead they face a mountain of debt and no hope for a glittering future. They start to realise it’s not even worth graduating from their bottom league law school – and start hanging out in The Rooster Bar, plotting how to dodge their loan sharks. But maybe there’s another way. Maybe they know enough about the law to pass as lawyers.
Because it turns out the crooked hedge fund billionaire who owns their law school also runs the bank that arranged their student loans. And it’s time justice was served. Even if it means taking on the FBI. Grisham is back with another legal profession thriller.
HODDER & STOUGHTON £7.99
Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings after their mother’s death, she is finally studying in America. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London – or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared to take up the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Handsome and privileged and the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own path to follow. The futures of the two families are linked as loyalties are strained as love and politics intervene. Rated as an Observer, New Statesman and Telegraph best book of the year.
By the author of the bestseller The Couple Next Door, this electrifying new thriller has more twists than a helter skelter. Karen finds herself in hospital with concussion but she can’t remember what she was doing when she crashed the car. The police don’t believe her. Back home something is odd, someone has been in the house and moved things. Is her husband Tom up to no good, is Karen a suspect, what’s the best friend up to? In this house everything and everyone is suspect and something is going on that someone might kill to conceal.
Following her best seller The Dry, Harper succeeds with another thriller set in the rugged Australian landscape. Five go out for a hike and four come back. Has she fallen victim to a serial killer or has one of her four colleagues on the corporate retreat designed to help team building, seized the opportunity to get rid of her? Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk joins the hunt because Alice is a whistleblower in his latest case involving financial shenanigans – and Alice knew secrets, about the company she worked for and the people she worked with.
LITTLE BROWN BOOK GROUP £7.99
History has written off Chamberlain as a hopeless appeaser, yet in Harris’ treatment not only is he desperate to preserve the peace, he ultimately buys time for Britain to get on a war footing. Mixed up with the negotiations two young men one German, one English travel with their own secrets. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries, Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They were friends at Oxford but haven’t seen each other since a falling out in Munich six years before. As the future of Europe hangs in the balance they meet again in this brilliant spy novel.
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A follow up to the fantastic Do No Harm, telling more about a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. He has saved lives and in some cases operations have proved disastrous for the patient – who arguably would be better off dead.
He has now retired from his full-time job in the NHS and is continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine as he thinks about what 40-year studying and handling the human brain has taught him.
He reflects on his childhood, early days as a medical student and looks at the difficulties of a profession where trying to prolong life can prove tragic for the patients and their families.