'Sexy chemistry and gut-wrenching emotions kept me turning the pages!' Kristen Proby 'Mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good' Closer Dahlia McGuire likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. The small, friendly town is the perfect place to hide from her family and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. But when the person she loves most in the world, her father, needs her, Dahlia must return to Boston to face her ghosts. And that includes her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Michael Sullivan: the man she was never supposed to fall in love with. Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he's never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion, and now, newly-divorced, he's finally ready to move on - until Dahlia suddenly returns. Despite everything, Michael still wants her, but Dahlia can't seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past. It's time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken, or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever . . . Discover why Samantha Young is known as 'Scotland's E. L. James' 'A true gift for storytelling' Daily Record '[Young] is a goddess when it comes to writing hot scenes' Once Upon a Twilight 'It took over my life until I finished reading it' Gemma Alice on The One Real Thing, Netgalley
16-year-old Mehreen Miah's anxiety and depression, or 'Chaos', as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she can't bear it any more. So she joins MementoMori, a website that matches people with partners and allocates them a date and method of death, 'the pact'. Mehreen is paired with Cara Saunders and Olivia Castleton, two strangers dealing with their own serious issues. As they secretly meet over the coming days, Mehreen develops a strong bond with Cara and Olivia, the only people who seem to understand what she's going through. But ironically, the thing that brought them together to commit suicide has also created a mutually supportive friendship that makes them realise that, with the right help, life is worth living. It's not long before all three want out of the pact. But in a terrifying twist of fate, the website won't let them stop, and an increasingly sinister game begins, with MementoMori playing the girls off against each other. A pact is a pact, after all. In this powerful debut written in three points of view, Yasmin Rahman has created a moving, poignant novel celebrating life. ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID is about friendship, strength and survival.
*** From the acclaimed author of The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood *** Everyone can change their life. But what happens when it hides a secret that changes everything? In 1964, Maggie wakes to find herself in a mental asylum, with no idea who she is or how she got there. Remnants of memories swirl in her mind - a familiar song, a storm, a moment of violence. Slowly, she begins to piece together the past and the events which brought her to this point. In the present day, Jonathan is grieving after the loss of his father. A cold, distant man, he was not easy to love, but at least while he lived there was hope for reconciliation. Then a detective turns up on Jonathan's doorstep to question him about crimes he believes Jonathan's father may have committed long ago... As the two stories interweave, the devastating truth long kept hidden must emerge, and both Maggie and Jonathan are forced to come to terms with the consequences of the shocking and tragic events of over forty years ago. 'Passionate, intriguing and beautifully written ... deserves to stand on the shelf next to Maggie O'Farrell's books. A powerful and talented new voice' Rachel Hore, bestselling author of A Gathering Storm 'If you love Maggie O'Farrell, you will love this' Veronica Henry, bestselling author of The Long Weekend 'A brave and moving story about how much can be lost and what happens next' Alison Moore, author of Booker-shortlisted The Lighthouse
Love is a gamble. It's not always full of sunshine. Sometimes it involves dark pain that we try so desperately to dodge. When the love we know comes to a screeching halt, there is a grieving process that we all must endure. This is it how it feels for me to watch eleven years vanish into thin air.
All the love she ever gave. Every secret she never told. Catherine was the love of Sean's life. But now she is gone. All that's left is a box full of envelopes, each containing a snapshot and a cassette tape. Through a series of recordings, Catherine shares their long love story, but will Sean recognise the story she tells? Catherine's words have been chosen with love, but are painfully honest--and sometimes simply painful. She reveals every unspoken thought and every secret she kept from her husband--revelations that will shake everything Sean thought he knew about their life together. But as disconcerting as the tapes turn out to be, Sean prays that they will ultimately confirm the one thing he never dared question. Does destiny exist? And were his and Catherine's love and life together always meant to be? Revised edition: This edition of Things We Never Said includes editorial revisions.
From international bestselling author Marc Levy, the most widely read writer in France today, comes an unusual and charming love story that reunites a father and daughter, and past and present, in the most unexpected ways. Days before her wedding, Julia Walsh is blindsided twice: once by the sudden death of her estranged father…and again when he appears on her doorstep after his funeral, ready to make amends, right his past mistakes, and prevent her from making new ones. Surprised, to say the least, Julia reluctantly agrees to turn what should have been her honeymoon into a spontaneous road trip with her father to make up for lost time. But when he reveals an astonishing secret about the man she was supposed to marry, their trip becomes a whirlwind journey of rediscovery that takes them from Montreal to Paris to Berlin and back home again, where Julia learns that even the smallest gestures she might have taken for granted have the power to change her life forever. Revised edition: Previously published as Toutes ces choses qu'on ne s'est pas dites, this edition of All Those Things We Never Said includes editorial revisions.
Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her. Dew respectfully requests a little more time to process the sudden loss of his parents. It's causing an avalanche of secret anxieties, so he counts on his trusty voice recorder to convey the things he can’t otherwise say aloud. He could really use a friend to navigate a life swimming with pain and loss and all the lovely moments in between. And then he meets Naima and everything’s changed—just not in the way he, or she, expects. Candace Ganger's Six Goodbyes We Never Said is no love story. If you ask Naima, it’s not even a like story. But it is a story about love and fear and how sometimes you need a little help to be brave enough to say goodbye.
A reporter chases the biggest story of her life -- her husband's descent into mental illness. Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his wife and nine-year-old daughter without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. All the Things We Never Knew takes readers on a breathtaking journey, from David and Sheila's early romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling spiral from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, examines the fragile line between reality and madness, and reveals the true power of love and forgiveness.