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And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hasseini
Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh.  One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand.

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion
A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has given up on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched questionnaire—to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver.

Inferno
Dan Brown
Renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces.

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.

Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the months leading up to her execution on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters.  Based on a true story.

Questions of Travel
Michelle De Kretser
Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events.  Around these two superbly drawn characters, a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people, places and stories.

The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman
1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world.  Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant - and the path of the couple's lives hits an unthinkable crossroads.

Paris
Edward Rutherfurd
The story of a Parisian family that starts in Roman times, then sweeps along from the building of Notre Dame to the Hundred Years' War, the glories of Versailles, the Revolution, the Belle Epoque, the remarkable Twenties, and, finally, World War II.
A Delicate Truth
John Le Carre
A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain’s most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer.  So delicate is the operation that even the Minister’s personal private secretary, Toby Bell, has been kept out of the loop. Suspecting a disastrous conspiracy, Toby attempts to forestall it, but is promptly posted overseas.

The Hit
David Baldacci
When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he’s about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She’s leaving a trail of death in her wake including her handler.


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