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Two If By Sea

Jacquelyn Mitchard

The story in Mitchard’s latest novel

begins with a tsunami in Brisbane.

A young woman and her unborn

child are killed but just hours later

her volunteer husband rescues

a little boy from a submerged

car and discovers the child has

a special gift. As the boy faces

danger the drama follows, all the

way to the American mid-west and

the quaint English countryside.

Published by Simon and Schuster.

Private Paris

James Patterson

Jack Morgan, founder of security firm

Private, stops by the Paris office for a

quick hello during what’s supposed to be

a leisurely trip but he’s quickly called in

to service to track down a client’s young

granddaughter who is on the run from a

brutal drug dealer. While Jack searches

the city, a whole lot of murders start

happening and Private is called in to help

with the police investigation. Published by

Random House.

The Moomin Colouring Book

Tove Jansson

Buy it for the kids but bring your colouring

pencils and have a go – you know you’ll want to.

Author and illustrator Tove Jansson created the

world of the Moomins for children in the 1940s

and it went on to become an early multimedia

success. Now, as the Mindfulness colouring

trend sweeps the world, these original drawings

are a perfect calmer for all ages. Published by

Pan Macmillan.

Barracuda

Christos Tsiolkas

Tsiolkas’ latest novel was first published in

2013 but if you haven’t read it now might be

the time as the ABC gets set to air a four-

part television adaptation in July, coinciding

with the Olympic Games in Rio. Winning

Olympic gold is what drives competitive

swimmer Danny Kelly and his win-at-all-cost

ferocity earns him the nickname Barracuda,

but the battle goes far beyond the pool in

this brutal dissection of class and culture.

Published by Allen and Unwin

When it

comes to packing

essentials for a trip

a book is still the reader

of choice according to a

TripAdvisor survey which

showed almost twice as

many travellers would pack

a book (33 per cent)

than an e-reader

(18 per cent).

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The Couple Next Door

Shari Lapena

Author Lee Child has said “real men read women

writers because of books like this” and Harlan

Coben has called it “meticulously written and

razor sharp” – high praise from a couple of the

best-selling writers in the genre. When a couple’s

six-month baby goes missing, left unattended

while they are at a dinner party next door. what

happens next keeps the reader in suspense right

to the end. Published by Random House.

The Agile Mind

Estanislao Bachrach

Already a bestseller before it was

translated into English, this book

unplugs the mysteries of how the

brain functions, how creativity

really works and how we can make

it work even better. If you thought

creativity diminishes with age,

think again. We can all become

more creative with the right

techniques and this book outlines

some tips and tools to help make it

happen. Published by Virgin Books.

End of Watch

Stephen King

He’s been called the ‘king of thrills and chills’ since

writing his first horror novel

Carrie

in the 1970s

and all of his novels since then have been best

sellers and sold more than 350 million copies. For

End of Watch

he brings back retired detective

Bill Hodges still on the trail of his nemesis, mass

murderer Brady Hartsfield. But Hartsfield has only

three people in his sights this time and Hodges is

one of them. Published by Hodder & Stoughton.

Burning Angels

Bear Grylls

The one-time SAS soldier and star of survival

TV has written several books and this one is

the sequel to

Ghost Flight

which finds Will

Jaeger, ‘hunter’, still searching for his wife

and missing son while on another adrenaline-

fuelled adventure to save the world. From

the Arctic Circle to Africa it’s a wild ride.

Published by Orion.

The Horseman

Charlotte Nash

Nash grew up riding horses in the Redlands district south

of Brisbane and says her latest novel was inspired by a

combination of nostalgia for

The Man From Snowy River

and

the more modern practices of natural horsemanship seen in

the documentary

Buck

. This contemporary romance is set in

the Australian High Country where fate brings two horse lovers

together. Published by Hachette.

Her Again:

Becoming Meryl

Streep

Michael Shulman

This is a glimpse into the

early life and career of one

of the most revered actors

of our time. From the

homecoming float at her

suburban New Jersey high

school to roles in films such as

The Deer Hunter

,

Manhattan

and

Kramer vs. Kramer

, the book

charts Streep’s rise to stardom on the New York

stage and her evolution as a young woman of the

1970s amidst changing ideas of feminism, marriage

and love. Published by Allen and Unwin.

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