Books We’re Loving in March

Books We’re Loving in March

Good Friday – Lynda La Plante

Jane Tennison is now a fully-fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead, and many horribly injured.

Goodbye, Perfect – Sara Barnard

Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs.

Love Like Blood – Mark Billingham

As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts.

The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne

Forced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life.

Let Me Lie – Clare Mackintosh

The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They’re both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. heir daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.

Flamingo Boy – Michael Morpurgo

This is a landmark new novel from the nation’s favourite storyteller, set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2. There, a young autistic boy lives on his parents’ farm among the salt flats, and the flamingos that live there.

Bring Me Back – B. A. Paris

Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared. He told the police the truth about that night. Just not quite the whole truth. Now Finn has moved on. But his past won’t stay buried.

An Unsuitable Match – Joanna Trollope

Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter.

The Hidden Staircase – Holly Webb

At Penhallow Hall, where magical objects come to life, Polly and ghost hound Rex discover a toy dog on the nursery shelf. But to their surprise, this dog doesn’t want to be woken!

Lullaby – Leila Slimani

The baby is dead. It only took a few seconds. When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children.

The Children of Castle Rock – Natasha Farrant

When Alice Mistlethwaite is shipped off to boarding school in Scotland it’s nothing like she imagines. Run by the mysterious Major, there are no punishments and the students are more likely to be taught about body painting or extreme survival than maths or English!

The Witchfinder’s Sister – Beth Underdown

When Alice Hopkins’ husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives.But home is no longer a place of safety. Matthew has changed, and there are rumours spreading through the town: whispers of witchcraft.

Nadia and Kaye Disaster Chef – Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams

A foolproof cookbook for people who dread cooking. Find out how to cook 80+ quick and easy recipes with this hilarious new cookbook from TV presenters and “middle-aged YouTube sensations” Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams.

Peter Rabbit – Frederick Warne

The mischievous, adventurous Peter Rabbit is hopping into cinemas for the first time ever on 16th March. This is the chapter book based on the major new movie. Peter Rabbit is always breaking into Old Mr McGregor’s garden and stealing his vegetables. And it’s always getting him into trouble!

Unmasked – Andrew Lloyd Webber

One of the most distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. In Unmasked he takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate which brought him success and disappointment and the passions that inspire him.

29 Seconds – T. M. Logan

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.

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Zelie remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared.

State of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury

Sorrow all but rules the Court of Tears, in a land gripped by perpetual grief, forever mourning her brother who died just days before Sorrow was born. By day she governs in place of her father, by night she seeks secret solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood.

Love from Lexie – Cathy Cassidy

Ever since Lexie’s mum vanished, her world hasn’t stopped spinning. A new home, a new school – even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life.

Springtime Stories – Enid Blyton

Sorrow all but rules the Court of Tears, in a land gripped by perpetual grief, forever mourning her brother who died just days before Sorrow was born. By day she governs in place of her father, by night she seeks secret solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood.

The Image of You – Adele Parks

Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing – or no one – can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect.

A Mother’s Grace – Rosie Goodwin

Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke her world is turned upside down. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous and life-changing choice.

17th Suspect – James Patterson

A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions.

Hellbent – Gregg Hurwitz

To some he is Orphan X. Others know him as the Nowhere Man. But to veteran spymaster Jack Johns he will always be a boy named Evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, Evan was raised inside a top secret programme designed to turn him into a deadly weapon.

The Perfect Girlfriend – Karen Hamilton

Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him. They are meant to be. The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back.

Girl On Fire – Tony Parsons

When terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London’s busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and the guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds himself caught in the crossfire between a tech-savvy terrorist cell and a revenge-seeking murderer.

The House of Hopes and Dreams – Trisha Ashley

When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family’s ancestral home, it’s rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can’t be asked to leave.

That’s Not my Chick – Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

Meet five adorable chicks in this delightful Easter addition to the much-loved That’s not my… series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet chicks with soft wings, fuzzy tummies and rough feet.

From My Heart – Linda Nolan

In March 2017, Linda Nolan was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and was given the terrible news that, while it was treatable, it was not curable. Her first thought was to worry about her family, who were still grieving the loss of their sister Bernie.

More Than We Can Tell – Brigid Kemmerer

Rev works hard to keep the demons of the time before his adoption at bay … until a letter from his father after his 18th birthday brings the trauma of his childhood hurtling back. Emma escapes real life by perfecting the online game she built from scratch.

The Friend – Dorothy Koomson

After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school where Cece has enrolled her children.

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 – Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

Inspiring girls around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is an entirely new collection of one hundred bedtime stories that celebrate extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé, Rosalind Franklin to J.K. Rowling.

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes – Greg James

The second, epically funny adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris Smith Not all heroes have superpowers. Don’t believe us? Well Murph Cooper is living proof. Since becoming Kid Normal, he and the Super Zeroes have been catching baddies all over the place.

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords – Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you’ll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti, Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine’s missing mother, Queen Fairyweather.

The Truth About Alice – Jennifer Mathieu

From the author of Zoella Book Club book Moxie comes a startling book about stereotypes, slut shaming and the battle for popularity. Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?It’s true. Ask ANYBODY.

Civilisations – Mary Beard

Companion to the major new BBC documentary series Civilisations, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama. The idea of ‘civilisation’ has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people have depicted themselves and others, both human and divine.