Already a best-seller on pre-order in Northern Ireland.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Name-Rose-Claire-Allan/dp/000827505X
‘AMAZING. I read it in one go. I was totally hooked.’ MARIAN KEYES
‘Utterly addictive. Compulsive, twisty, tense.’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS, author of Local Girl Missing
Her name was Rose. You watched her die. And her death has created a vacancy.
When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on.
And then she makes a decision she can never take back.
Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space?
But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.From the Corner of the Oval Office, Corner of the Oval office.Beck Dorey-Stein,12thJuly, Bantam Press
From the Corner of the Oval Office is a memoir fromBeck Dorey-Stein,Obama’s twenty-something stenographer during the last five years of his presidency. It begins with Beck, unemployed and blowing through her savings in DC, on a fruitless job hunt. Desperate, she answers a vague job posting on Craigslist which, bizarrely, turns out to be a job in the White House.And just like that, Beck ends up as Obama’s stenographer, recording some of the post powerful speeches of Obama’s presidency, on and off the camera. While flying around the world with Obama on Air Force One, drinking way too make Cape Codder cocktails foreign press trips and running beside the man himself might be some of the perks of the job, it wasn’t without it’s pits. Beck learns to navigate the hierarchies of the White House, how not to impress the ‘Vagiant’ (the nickname for the senior female members of Obama’s team) and that pursuing a disastrous affair with a senior White House colleague might not be the best of ideas. A diarist, Beck wrote it all down, and the detail just sings.With the recent glut of ‘insider accounts’ of the OvalOffice, Beck’s memoir makes for a real tonic. The writing is sassy, funny and addictive but also has an intelligent blend of the sobering politics of Obama’s era. It covers the aftermath of terrible occurrences like the brutal murder of journalist Jim Foley by ISIS, the Boston Marathon bombing and the racially motivated killing of nine African-Americans in a Charlestown church from Beck’s unique point of view.Before landing a job with the 44thPresident, Beck also worked for a time at Sidwell, the exclusive secondary school Malia Obama attended. It took quite some time for Beck to realise that the buff, stand-offish male ‘teachers’ roaming the halls weren’t actually teachers, but White House agents. . .It’s been touted as Sex in the City meets The Audacity of Hope and The Devil Wears Prada author asked, ‘Who knew that the West Wing could be so sexy?’So far it’s been sold into 10 countries and has been optioned by Universal Pictures.12thJuly, HutshinsonLiese O’Halloran Schwarz wrote her debut novel,Near Canaan, while she was still in medical school. Now, almost thirty years on and following a long and successful career as an ER doctor, Liese has left medicine to return to writing.The Possible Worldis a gorgeous and uplifting story that seamlessly stitches together the lives of three strangers. Ben, Lucy and Clare are from three different generations and lead very different lives but cruel circumstances force their paths to cross. Trauma and loneliness unites them all.Ben is six and the sole survivor of a horrific and violent crime that claims his mother. When he wakes he remembers a life that is not his. Lucy, the ER doctor that tends to him, is trying to come to terms with the recent separation from her husband and the sudden realisation that her life has narrowed to the confines of the hospital ward. Clare is an elderly woman in a nursing home, alone and without visitors. She decides she is ready to make a confession that reveals a painful past and a loss of her own.The Possible Worldisa brilliant mix of family mystery and medical drama and ideal for fans of ER. Liese’s experience as an ER doctor really shines through in Lucy’s narrative. The hospital scenes are so detailed and fast paced .