Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, abducted. She flees to the Hong Kong underworld to plot her revenge. Those who wronged her will pay. Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met. She was an assassin for The Firm, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services. She is lethal. Ethically flexible. Totally ruthless. And you know what they say about payback.
"People who cross Beatrix Rose die!"
Bella instantly falls in love with scruffy puppy Sid when she sees him at the animal shelter. She gets her family to agree that he's the perfect pet for them. But Bella's friend, Megan, is pretty snooty about Bella's mongrel, so Bella decides to enter Sid in the local dog show.... Helena loves to help out at the vet's surgery where her older cousin, Lucy, works as a nurse. Then one day a young cat is rushed in after an accident. Helena helps care for the brave kitten, but where will he go if his owner can’t be found?
‘The lie was tiny and black like a stick of liquorice in her mouth. She didn't like liquorice and she didn't like lying but it was the only way…’ It is 1975 and nine-year-old Grace believes she has the ability to tell 'true lies' to get herself out of trouble. But when the feud between her mum and nan escalates into tragedy Grace finds she must tell the biggest lie yet – and live with the consequences. For Alec Holm, 1975 is the year no one believes the truth and he finds himself convicted for a crime he didn't commit.
For a woman who wants to remain invisible, a shelving job at a quiet suburban library provides the perfect cover. Ruby sees a lot from behind the stacks - maybe even enough to bring her out of hiding. And that could be a problem. Because everyone has a history, especially someone who’s trying desperately to forget their own...