New recommended fiction

DustDust by Patricia Cornwell. Crime The 21st Kay Scarpetta novel. Don’t expect to be cheered up, it’s a bit bleak/gruesome but fans will love it.  After working on one of the worst mass killings in US history, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta returns home to recover, but an unsettling call drives her straight back to work. The body of a young woman has been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer’s first strike

The Unwelcomed Child by Virginia Andrews. Mixed reviews on this one.Elle Edwards,  told she’s a product of her mother’s sinful mistake, has never gone to school, never met a teenager her age, or been allowed off her grandparents’ property. Convinced she is infected with evil, Myra and Prescott Edwards believe that only the harshest child-rearing methods will prevent Elle becoming an instrument of the devil. When her mother finally returns home and tells a different story of her daughter’s conception, Elle worries her grandparents are right. But she is finally about to discover the truth about her past

Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore. New Sunday Times bestseller. Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. Due to get married to a man she doesn’t love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she knows her mother won’t follow her, to her aunt’s house. Once there, she uncovers a dark secret and a future she never knew she had

One Step too far by Tina Seakis. An apparently happy marriage. A beautiful son. A lovely home. Yet one morning Emily Coleman wakes up and walks right out of her life. What makes her do it? How will she survive? And, no matter how hard she tries, can she ever really say goodbye to her past? Emily has a secret….

The Asylum by Johan Theorin  Scandi crime — A dark passageway leads from the nursery to Saint Patricia’s asylum. Those who enter are innocents: children visiting their parents. Those inside are some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country

No-one ever has sex on a Tuesday by Tracy Bloom. No 1 bestseller Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again following a school reunion. So all is forgotten – until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy’s baby. Love and life are messy, but Katy and Matthew take things to a whole new level as deep emotions begin to resurface and hormones run riot. Never has a one-night-stand led to such chaos!

Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves. American New York Times bestselling author, a love story about local police officer Daniel Rush had it all until a tragic accident took away everything he cherished. Then he pulls over Claire Canton

The Masterful Mr. Montague by Stephanie Laurens. Romance. Montague has devoted his life to managing the wealth of London’s elite, but at a huge cost: a family of his own. Then the enticing Miss Violet Matcham seeks his help, and in the puzzle she presents him, he finds an intriguing new challenge professionally – and personally

Forgedby Jacquelyn Frank. Paranormal romance When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. As Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they’re the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist – and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in