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Casting couch
Casting couch
Kerwood, Michael J.UUUU
Books, Manuscripts
The promised land
The promised land
Maitland, Barry2019
Books, Manuscripts
Newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector Kathy Kolla investigates a series of brutal murders on Hampstead Heath. Under intense pressure to find answers, she arrests the unlikely figure of John Pettigrew, a failing London publisher who lives alone on the edge of the Heath. Pettigrew's lawyer calls...
[8 copies, 1 reserve]
Tell me a secret
Tell me a secret
Fallon, Jane, 1960-2019
Books, Manuscripts
Holly is feeling on top of the world - celebrating a new promotion and dying to pop the champagne with her best friend Roz. But is Holly just imagining things, or is Roz - who supported her every step of the way - not as happy for her as she should be? Something about Roz's behaviour doesn't add ...
29 seconds
29 seconds
Logan, T. M.2018
Books, Manuscripts
When Sarah Haywood rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her instinctive act of bravery puts her in the debt of a powerful and dangerous man, and he has other ideas. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid - in the only way he knows how. He offe...
Alter ego
Alter ego
Freeman, Brian, 1963-2018
Books, Manuscripts
When a freak accident kills a driver on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride is disturbed to discover that the victim appears to be a ghost, with a false identity and no evidence to suggest who he really was. What's worse, the man has a gun locked in the trunk, and it has recently bee...
Amelia Westlake
Amelia Westlake
Gough, Erin2018
Books, Manuscripts
Harriet Price has the perfect life: she's a prefect at Rosemead Grammar, she lives in a mansion, and her gorgeous girlfriend is a future prime minister. So when she decides to risk it all by helping bad-girl Will Everhart expose the school's many ongoing issues, Harriet tells herself it's because...
The art of persuasion
The art of persuasion
Midalia, Susan2018
Books, Manuscripts
Twenty-five-year-old Hazel is reading the classics, starting with 'A'. It's one way to pass the time when you've quit your job and lost your way. But then she has a chance encounter with an irresistible older man. When Hazel is partnered with him on a political campaign, her attraction is deepene...
[6 copies, 1 reserve]
Becoming
Becoming
Obama, Michelle, 1964-2018
Books, Manuscripts
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-Americ...
[27 copies, 83 reserves]
Beneath the mother tree
Beneath the mother tree
Cameron, D. M.2018
Books, Manuscripts
On a small island, something sinister is at play. Resident alcoholic Grappa believes it’s the Far Dorocha, dark servant of the Faery queen, whose seductive music lures you into their abyss. His granddaughter Ayla has other ideas, especially once she meets the mysterious flute player she heard on ...
Bloodtree River
Bloodtree River
Barrie, Sarah2018
Books, Manuscripts
Indiana O'Meara is no stranger to the forces of evil. Her own past is full of violence. Now a policewoman, Indy is always fighting to redeem herself and defeat the dark. So when girls begin to go missing at a remote cattle station in Tasmania, she is quick to agree to go undercover to investigate...
The boat people
The boat people
Bala, Sharon2018
Books, Manuscripts
"For readers of Khaled Hosseini and Chris Cleave, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism. When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugee...
A boy called BAT
A boy called BAT
Arnold, Elana K.2018
Books, Manuscripts
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises - some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter....
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
Boy swallows universe
Boy swallows universe
Dalton, Trent2018
Books, Manuscripts
Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps thro...
[16 copies, 43 reserves]
The centre of my everything
The centre of my everything
Webster, Allayne2018
Books, Manuscripts
Justin's back, and wants to put the past behind him. Corey's a footy hero and high-school dropout who can't even find work picking fruit. Tara wants to be loved. But if her mother doesn't care, why would anyone else? Margo wants out, and she has a plan to get there. Plans change. Life happens. So...
Convenience store woman
Convenience store woman
Murata, Sayaka, 1979-2018
Books, Manuscripts
Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world...
[3 copies, 1 reserve]
The dangerous art of blending in : a novel
The dangerous art of blending in : a novel
Surmelis, Angelo2018
Books, Manuscripts
Seventeen-year-old Evan doesn't know where he fits in. He loves his family, but is terrorised by his abusive mother and confused by his father's silence. He has friends, but one of them - Henry - has become distractingly attractive, and seems interested in being more than just a friend. Oh, and y...
The darkest minds
The darkest minds
Bracken, Alexandra2018
Books, Manuscripts
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a government 'rehabilitation camp'. Ruby might have survived the mysterious disease that ...
[7 copies, 1 reserve]
Deal with the devil
Deal with the devil
Tobin, Grace2018
Books, Manuscripts
What Mark and Faye Leveson have endured to discover the truth about the mysterious death of their son Matt is unfathomable. For the ten years after Matt's disappearance in September 2007, they tirelessly searched bushland for his body and doggedly pursued the man they believed responsible, Michae...
The dream daughter
The dream daughter
Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-2018
Books, Manuscripts
When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before--and his ap...
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine [large print]
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine [large print]
Honeyman, Gail2018
Books, Manuscripts
She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day, and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is ...
[3 copies, 1 reserve]
Exactly : how precision engineers created the modern world
Exactly : how precision engineers created the modern world
Winchester, Simon2018
Books, Manuscripts
Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport compo...
Faking friends
Faking friends
Fallon, Jane, 1960-2018
Books, Manuscripts
Amy thought she knew who Melissa was. Then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiance. Until she pays a surprise trip home to London. Her boyfriend Jack is out, but it looks like another woman has been making herself at home... And that o...
The family next door
The family next door
Hepworth, Sally2018
Books, Manuscripts
The safest suburbs often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie, a mother of two. In a moment of maternal despair she once made a terrible mistake, one she will always regret. Essie has since recovered, but she fears what may still lurk inside her. Her neighbours in Pleasant Court h...
The girl in the woods
The girl in the woods
Läckberg, Camilla, 1974-2018
Books, Manuscripts
A missing child. When a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods just outside Fjällbacka, the community is horror-struck. Thirty years ago, a young girl went missing from the exact same spot, and was later discovered, murdered. A murder. Back then, two teenage girls were found guilty of the kil...
Happy howlidays!
Happy howlidays!
Butler, Steven, 1983-2018
Books, Manuscripts
Hello, my furless friend! Are you ready for a festive adventure? Join me, Junior Catch-A-Doggy-Bone, and my doggy pals on the poochiest, most barktastic journey through the Howliday Season. We’ll learn all about Fangs Giving, Crisp-Mouth and the mysterious Saint Lick. Find out why people called C...
The illumination of Ursula Flight
The illumination of Ursula Flight
Crowhurst, Anna-Marie2018
Books, Manuscripts
Born on the night of an ill-auguring comet just before Charles II's Restoration, Ursula Flight has a difficult future written in the stars. Against the custom of the age she begins an education with her father, who fosters in her a love of reading, writing and astrology. Following a surprising me...
The immortalists
The immortalists
Benjamin, Chloe2018
Books, Manuscripts
It's 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York's Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young for what they're about to hear, sneak out to learn their fortunes. Over the years that follow, ...
Just before I died
Just before I died
Tremayne, S. K., 1963-2018
Books, Manuscripts
It was just a patch of ice. Just a bit of bad luck. But it was nearly enough to kill Kath Redway, spinning her car into Burrator Reservoir in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Miraculously, Kath escapes her accident with a few bruises and amnesia. She is shocked but delighted to be back in he...
King of ashes
King of ashes
Feist, Raymond E.2018
Books, Manuscripts
For centuries, the five greatest kingdoms of North and South Tembria, twin continents on the world of Garn, have coexisted in peace. But the balance of power is destroyed when four of the kingdoms violate an ancient covenant and betray the fifth: Ithrace, the Kingdom of Flames, ruled by Steveren ...
Leah on the offbeat
Leah on the offbeat
Albertalli, Becky2018
Books, Manuscripts
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. She's an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mum and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mum...
Let's talk about love
Let's talk about love
Kann, Claire2018
Books, Manuscripts
Alice's last girlfriend, Margo, ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual. Now Alice is sure she's done with dating... and then she meets Takumi. She can't stop thinking about him or the rom-com-grade romance feelings she did not ask for. When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn...
Matryoshka
Matryoshka
Johnson, Katherine Jane, 1971-2018
Books, Manuscripts
When Sara Rose returns to live in her recently deceased grandmother's Tasmanian cottage, her past and that of her mother and grandmother is ever-present. Sara's grandmother, Nina Barsova, a Russian post-war immigrant, lovingly raised Sara in the cottage at the foot of Mt Wellington but without ev...
Monsters of men
Monsters of men
Ness, Patrick, 1971-2018
Books, Manuscripts
As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions, questioning all they have ever known as they try to step back from the darkness and find the best way to achieve peace.
Never greener
Never greener
Jones, Ruth, 1966-2018
Books, Manuscripts
When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it. Seventeen years later, life has moved on, Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallu...
[3 copies, 1 reserve]
Nine perfect strangers
Nine perfect strangers
Moriarty, Liane2018
Books, Manuscripts
The retreat at health and wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. Watching over them is the resort's director, a woma...
[31 copies, 2 reserves]
The nowhere child
The nowhere child
White, Christian2018
Books, Manuscripts
'Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.' On a break between teaching photography classes in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earl...
[11 copies, 1 reserve]
Our secrets and lies
Our secrets and lies
Moriarty, Sinéad2018
Books, Manuscripts
Can a mother be true to her children if she cannot be true to herself? Having her son and daughter at 21 forced Lucy Murphy to walk away from a glittering future. They are the loves of her life and she is determined that they will have wonderful lives. So a scholarship to a prestigious school see...
Outpost
Outpost
Gear, W. Michael2018
Books, Manuscripts
The first book in a thrilling new sci-fi action adventure, set on Donovan, a treacherous alien planet where corporate threats and dangerous creatures imperil the lives of the planet's inhabitants. A ghost ship, the Freelander, appears in orbit. Missing for two years, she arrives with a crew dead ...
Puddin'
Puddin'
Murphy, Julie, 1985-2018
Books, Manuscripts
When circumstances put Millie Michalchuk and Callie Reyes together over the course of a semester, the girls realize they have more in common than they ever imagined.
Real sweet : the A-Z of delicious cakes and desserts made with real ingredients
Real sweet : the A-Z of delicious cakes and desserts made with real ingredients
2018
Books, Manuscripts
Inspired by nature's garden, our on-trend baking and sweet book, draws its flavour cues from an A-Z of botanical ingredients. Think ripe luscious fruits, or surprising vegetables, nuts and natural flavours paired in delightful combinations, making them the secret ingredients of these more natural...
The remember balloons
The remember balloons
Oliveros, Jessie2018
Books, Manuscripts
James has a bunch of balloons, each of which holds a special memory, but as his grandfather ages and loses his own balloons, James discovers that he is gaining new ones.
Sam and Ilsa's last hurrah
Sam and Ilsa's last hurrah
Cohn, Rachel2018
Books, Manuscripts
Siblings Sam and Ilsa Kehlmann have spent most of their high school years throwing parties for their friends and now they've prepared their final blowout, just before graduation. The rules are simple: each twin gets to invite three guests and the other twin doesn't know who's coming until the par...
A song only I can hear
A song only I can hear
Jonsberg, Barry, 1951-2018
Books, Manuscripts
Introducing Rob Fitzgerald: thirteen years old and determined to impress the new girl at school, but it's a difficult task for a super-shy kid who is prone to panic attacks that include vomiting, difficulty breathing and genuine terror that can last all day. An anonymous texter is sending Rob cha...
Sorrel and the sleepover
Sorrel and the sleepover
Averiss, Corrinne2018
Books, Manuscripts
Squirrels Sage and Sorrel are just the same: they like the same games, sing the same songs and say the same things at the same time. They even have the same stripe on their tails! But when Sage invites her friend for a sleepover, Sorrel discovers they aren't the same at all! So, while Sage has a ...
Still a queen
Still a queen
Hall, Constance (Blogger)2018
Books, Manuscripts
After the runaway success of Like A Queen, Constance is back with her new memoir, Still a Queen. With her trademark unflinching honesty and humour, she discusses everything from her new role as a step parent, to eating disorders, online bullying and the struggles that the fame of Like a Queen and...
The Sunday girl [eBook]
The Sunday girl [eBook]
Drysdale, Pip2018
Books, Manuscripts
A chilling tale of love gone horribly wrong. Some love affairs change you forever. Someone comes into your orbit and swivels you on your axis, like the wind working on a rooftop weather vane. And when they leave, as the wind always does, you are different; you have a new direction. And it's not a...
Tempests and slaughter
Tempests and slaughter
Pierce, Tamora2018
Books, Manuscripts
Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm's most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl wit...
The things that will not stand
The things that will not stand
Bauer, Michael Gerard, 1955-2018
Books, Manuscripts
Sebastian attends a university orientation day and meets Frida. Frida is edgy, caustic, funny. As the day unfolds, a friendship develops, but Frida isn't quite what she seems.
Truly, wildly, deeply
Truly, wildly, deeply
McLachlan, Jenny2018
Books, Manuscripts
Annie is starting college. She can't wait. No more school, no more uniform, and no one telling her what to do. It's the start of a new adventure and Annie's not going to let anyone or anything get in the way of that. Freedom matters to Annie. She has cerebral palsy and she's had to fight hard to ...
The promised land
Maitland, Barry2019
[8 copies, 1 reserve]
Alter ego
Freeman, Brian, 1963-2018
Becoming
Obama, Michelle, 1964-2018
[27 copies, 83 reserves]
A boy called BAT
Arnold, Elana K.2018
[2 copies, 1 reserve]
Convenience store woman
Murata, Sayaka, 1979-2018
[3 copies, 1 reserve]
The darkest minds
Bracken, Alexandra2018
[7 copies, 1 reserve]
Matryoshka
Johnson, Katherine Jane, 1971-2018
Never greener
Jones, Ruth, 1966-2018
[3 copies, 1 reserve]
Nine perfect strangers
Moriarty, Liane2018
[31 copies, 2 reserves]
The nowhere child
White, Christian2018
[11 copies, 1 reserve]
Puddin'
Murphy, Julie, 1985-2018
Still a queen
Hall, Constance (Blogger)2018