This month’s titles include:
Altar of Bones, by Philip Carter
TELL NO ONE
Siberia 1939. Lena Orlova plans a daring escape from a grim Soviet gulag to the one place in Russia’s icy wilderness she knows is safe: a cave concealing the legendary Altar of Bones.
San Francisco, Present Day. Zoe Dmitroff discovers that she is the last in a line of women who have been entrusted with a secret so great many have died preserving it.
SHOW NO ONE
Propelled into a dangerous quest to discover exactly what she was born to protect, Zoe is soon running for her life from those wanting to harness the Altar’s powers. Only ex-Special Ops soldier Ry O’Malley can help her survive, but with time running out and the web closing in, Zoe has a devastating choice to make.
TRUST NO ONE
A Dark Redemption, by Stav Sherez
A Dark Redemption introduces DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller as they investigate the brutal rape and murder of a young Ugandan student. Plunged into an underworld of illegal immigrant communities, they discover that the murdered girl’s studies at a London College may have threatened to reveal things that some people will go to any lengths to keep secret… Unflinching, inventive and intelligent, A Dark Redemption explores a sinister case that will force DI Carrigan to face up to his past and DS Miller to confront what path she wants her future to follow.
The Magician’s Wife, by Brian Moore
France, 1856: Emmeline Lambert is married to an illusionist sent by Napoleon III to persuade the Arabs – poised for holy war and in thrall to charismatic leaders – that France’s might and magic are the greater. Emmeline begins to feel like an illusionist herself, when she dazzles the Emperor and then sheds her inhibitions along with flimsy notions of patriotism and propriety in the hot glare of the Algerian sun.
I am Mary Dunne, by Brian Moore
Who am I any more? All these names, who am I? After three marriages and four last names, Mary, a neurotic woman in her thirties, finds herself struggling to remember her own name and losing her sense of self. But what she does want to forget, she is condemned to remember – the last days of her relationship with Hat Bell, her depressive, alcoholic second husband, and her sense of responsibility for his death. As friends from the past resurface, these unwanted memories return full force and Mary finds herself desperately battling her inner torment. A powerful portrait of a woman struggling to reaffirm her sense of self, I am Mary Dunne is a compelling exploration of neurosis and obsessive love.
The Doctor’s Wife, by Brian Moore
Sheila Redden, a quiet, 37-year-old doctor’s wife, has long been looking forward to returning with her husband to the town where they spent their honeymoon over twenty years ago. Little does she suspect that after a chance encounter in Paris she will end up spending her holiday with a man she has only just met, an American man ten years her junior.
Four weeks later, Sheila is nowhere to be found. Owen Deane, her brother, follows her steps to Paris in the hopes of shedding some light on her disappearance, but soon begins to wonder if she will ever reappear.
Interspersed with Sheila’s harrowing memories of her hometown of Ulster at the height of the troubles, this is a compelling and powerful tale of love, escape and abandon.
To win, answer the following questions…
- Question 1: What is Nikolai Popov’s prisoner number in Altar of Bones?
- Question 2: In The Magician’s Wife, who said that his room is damp and cold and looks out on the stables?
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1. Closing date for entries: 5th March 2012.
2. Open to residents of the United Kingdom only.
3. Entry to the competition is by completion of the above form only. Anyone submitting multiple entries will be disqualified.
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