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  • Book: If Only I Could Tell You
  • Location: London
  • Author: Hannah Beckerman

"#IfOnly “Forgiveness is a decision…” Grandmother Audrey is in the later stages of cancer, but although her daughters Jess and Lily..."

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  • Book: Bangkok Wakes To Rain
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Author: Pitchaya Sudbanthad

"Bangkok Wakes To Rain is an extraordinary debut novel – ambitious and wide ranging in both its content and its style...."

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  • Book: The House on Half Moon Street
  • Location: London
  • Author: Alex Reeve

"It is a miserably cold January day in 1880 and the body of a young man, pulled out of the Thames,..."

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  • Book: The Flight Attendant
  • Location: Dubai, New York City (NYC), Rome
  • Author: Chris Bohjalian

"Cassie is the flight attendant travelling from Paris to Dubai. She is flirting with the younger man in seat 2C, first..."

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  • Book: The Far Side of the Night
  • Location: China
  • Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker

"“It was always about guilt and punishment, not about justice” Paul is moseying about in a panda park with his small..."

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  • Book: The Night Tiger
  • Location: Malaysia (Malaya)
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"William Acton, a slightly-less-than-respectable British doctor, receives the surprise present of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy, Ren.  Ren has been sent by..."

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  • Book: The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt
  • Location: Moscow
  • Author: Sarah Armstrong

"Martha comes from an upper middle class British family. Her father is something important at GCHQ in Cheltenham. She is, when..."

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  • Book: Love In No Man’s Land
  • Location: Tibet
  • Author: Duo Ji Zhuo Ga

"Love In No Man’s Land is an epic adventure written with passion and sensitivity. It covers the years from 1967 through..."

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  • Book: The Lost Man
  • Location: The Outback
  • Author: Jane Harper

"The Outback: … doesn’t take much for things to go wrong…. The Stockman’s Grave is pivotal to the story and it..."

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"3.75* Adèle is married to her doctor husband, Richard, and together they have a young son Lucien. They live in a..."

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