March 2022 new titles and recommendations

Darkness Falls | Robert Bryndza
The Birthday Party | Wendy Dranfield
The Night Shift | Robert Enright
Fallen Angels | D.K. Hood
Stolen Angels | Angela Marsons
All or Nothing | Ollie Ollerton
The Drowning Girls | Lisa Regan
Buried in Secret | Viveca Sten
See Them Run | Marion Todd
Her Last Summer | Melinda Woodhall
Canticle Creek | Adrian Hyland
The Freedom of Birds | Stephanie Parkyn
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The Rose Garden | Tracy Rees

Rosemary's March newsletter

Author of the Month | Tracy Rees

Tracy has been called “the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction” by Lucinda Riley and her books have been bestsellers.
Tracy is a Cambridge graduate she had a successful eight-year career in nonfiction publishing and a second career practising teaching
humanistic counselling before becoming a writer.

Tracy Rees

Book of the Month

The Birthday Party by Wendy Dranfield

Kathy Hamilton drives away from her sister-in-law’s pristine-white suburban house in Maple Falls certain she’s left her daughter in safe hands.

On the hottest day of the year, a birthday is the perfect excuse to gather friends, family and neighbours around the pool for a barbecue. But when she returns hours later to find her little girl has vanished, her world shatters.

Nobody laughing and drinking in the garden that day saw anything unusual.

Kathy’s eldest daughter is anxious and hardly eating. Is she sick with worry for her sister, or hiding a terrible secret?

The phone rings and rings, but why can’t Kathy get hold of the babysitter?

And is she imagining it, or when her husband rushed from work to join the search, was he wearing a different shirt to the one she saw him leave the house in that morning?

As the temperature rises, and long-buried secrets begin to surface, it’s clear that even the most perfect families keep devastating secrets. But in a town as small as this, is there anyone you can trust?

The Birthday Party | Wendy Dranfield

Recommended Reads

All or Nothing by Ollie Ollerton

They say blood is thicker than water. They never mention alcohol. Ex-special forces soldier Alex Abbott has a lead on the killer of his dead brother, if only he can stay off the booze long enough to hunt it down. But the skeletons in Abbott’s closet are mounting up faster than the bodies in their bags, and Abbott needs to get his focus back if he’s going to get his revenge.

His pursuit takes him to the north of England. Where Abbott infiltrates a local gang, forced to carry out jobs to maintain his cover. As he gains their trust he ventures deeper into the organisation uncovering a long-established international network of rich, depraved
thrill-seekers, with a sadistic side-hustle in child trafficking.

All or Nothing | Ollie Ollerton

Our Women in Moscow by Beatriz Williams

In 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children.

Four years later, Ruth Macallister receives a postcard from the estranged twin sister she hasn’t seen since 1940, that one catastrophic summer in Rome, as war was engulfing Europe and Iris was falling desperately in love.

Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of Agent Fox in a precarious plot to extract her sister from behind the Iron Curtain.

But truth behind Iris’s marriage threatens to unravel everything, and as the sisters race to safety a dogged Soviet KGB officer forces them to make a heartbreaking choice.

Our Woman in Moscow | Beatriz Williams

The Rose Garden by Tracy Rees

Every house has its secrets . . .

For twelve-year-old Ottilie Finch, London is an exciting playground to explore. Her family have recently arrived in Hamstead from Durham, under a cloud of scandal that Otty is blissfully unaware of. The only shadow over her days is her mother’s mysterious illness, which keeps her to her room.

When young local girl Mabs is offered the chance to become Mrs Finch’s companion, it saves her from a desperate life on the canals. Little does she know that all is not as picture-perfect as it seems. Mabs is about to become tangled in the secrets that chased the Finches from their last home, and trapped in an impossible dilemma . . .

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The Rose Garden | Tracy Rees

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