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New eReads every month! Check out some of our July BorrowBox highlights.

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Cold Red by Chris Ryan, available in eBooks and eAudio

After six months in Regiment purgatory, SAS loner Jamie ‘Geordie’ Carter has been assigned to a new squadron. Tasked with flushing out the troop’s bad apples, he’s never been more exposed. And when someone tries to silence him, Carter is unexpectedly pulled from the team and given an even deadlier assignment.

Viktor Koltrov is a charismatic Ukrainian general, and the second-most popular man in the country after the president. His stunning victories against the Russian military machine have made him the public face of a resurgent Ukraine – and a top target for the Kremlin’s assassins.

Now Carter must protect Koltrov as he embarks on a sensitive operation to flush out high-ranking traitors in the Ukrainian government.

But keeping the general alive in a war zone won’t be easy, even for a hardened Regiment man. And as Koltrov hunts down his prey, Carter begins to realise that the infiltration of the establishment runs far deeper than he had ever imagined.

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The Last Summer by Karen Swan, available in eBook & eAudio

Wild-spirited Effie Gillies has lived all her life on the small island of St Kilda. But when Lord Sholto, heir to the Earl of Dumfries, visits, the attraction between them is instant. For one glorious week she guides the handsome young visitor around the isle, falling in love for the first time – until a storm hits and her world falls apart.

Three months later, St Kilda lays silent as the islanders are evacuated for a better life on the mainland. With her friends and family scattered, Effie is surprised to be offered a position working on the Earl’s estate. Sholto is back in her life but their differences now seem insurmountable, even as the simmering tension between them grows . . .

Then, when a shocking discovery is made back on St Kilda, all her dreams for this bright new life are threatened by the dark secrets Effie and her friends thought they had left behind.

A relationship that will transform both of their lives. . .

Another Life by Kristen Hannah, available in eBook & eAudio

Angie DeSaria has spent years of her life trying to have a child. Now, her marriage has crumbled under the strain. Adrift and alone, she returns to her childhood home, a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest, to help try and rescue the beloved, failing family business.

Lauren Ribido is a senior in high school. She dreams of an Ivy League education, escaping her hometown and her troubled mother.

When Angie hires Lauren to work at the restaurant, they form an immediate bond, which deepens when Lauren’s mother abruptly leaves town and Angie offers her a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women – one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love – will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.

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The Lost Dressmaker of Paris, available in eBook

1942, Paris: Working in her father’s tailors shop, Nathalie Leroux dreams of being a famous designer. But with her beloved city under Nazi occupation, her dreams must be put on hold for survival during these dark days.

When the Germans take away the person she loves most, Nathalie accepts a dangerous mission from the Resistance. One that will use her skills as a dressmaker and put her at the heart of the Nazi high command in the Ritz hotel.

With every stitch she makes, Nathalie moves closer to avenging those she loves and freeing her country from tyranny. But it will also put her in terrible danger…

2022, England: When Darcie takes possession of an old suitcase, abandoned at a railway station, she doesn’t know what to expect. Opening the stiff clasps, she discovers a beautiful silk evening dress from the 1940s and a notebook full of sketches. Written inside is the name: Nathalie Leroux.

Who was Nathalie? Why did she leave this at the station eighty years ago? And what stopped her from returning for it?

Darcie’s quest for answers will draw her into the dangerous world of the French Resistance. But is Darcie prepared for what she will find? And for the power of Nathalie’s secrets to change her world forever…

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How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, available in eAudio

The story of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III’s rise to fame, through his dragon-training exploits, told in Hiccup’s own words by David Tennant.

Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking hero, warrior chieftain, awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as ‘the Dragon Whisperer’ on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn’t always like that….

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None of This is True by Lisa Jewell, available in eAudio

Celebrating her 45th birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summers crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her 45th birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins.

A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix’s children’s school. Josie has been listening to Alix’s podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life.

Josie’s life appears to be strange and complicated, and although Alix finds her unsettling, she can’t quite resist the temptation to keep making the podcast, which you’ll hear, fully produced, throughout this audiobook.

Slowly Alix starts to realise that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it Josie has inveigled her way into Alix’s life – and into her home.

But, as quickly as she arrived, Josie disappears. Only then does Alix discover that Josie has left a terrible and terrifying legacy in her wake, and that Alix has become the subject of her own true crime podcast, her life and her family’s lives under mortal threat.

Who is Josie Fair? And what has she done?

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