Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.
"I had doubts, I never should have. Brilliant"
Listen to the first chapter of the psychological thriller that has taken the world by storm and which has been adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt. The Girl on the Train tells the story of Rachel, a commuter who witnesses something quite out of the ordinary.
The grisly serial killings of prostitutes and vulnerable women in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work of 'Jack the Ripper', are the talk of London, and from deep within the smog-ridden slums, yet another piercing shriek is heard. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are drawn into one of the darkest plots ever to shake the foundations of England. There are freemasons, conspiracies and plots at the highest level of the establishment.
Spud is scatty and accident-prone, but good with gadgets. Star is super-smart, and ready to pounce. Together they're Spy Pups, following hot in the paw prints of mum Lara (that's Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal to you). Spud and Star are on a daredevil rescue mission to save Lara from the evil Mr Big! He's been in prison plotting his revenge and unless the pups can outwit him, Lara is in deadly danger. Can the Spy Pups jump into action and save their mum?
"Love Spy Pups"
No matter how successful we are, we all face stressful and hard-to-handle challenges in daily life, and - if we want to be as happy and healthy as we can - we must learn to assert ourselves, make our voices heard, and approach life with confidence and self-assurance. This book is a roadmap to help you navigate your way through those challenging opportunities, hurdles, and milestones. Taking universal scenarios case by case, and packed with practical tips, this inspiring, down-to-earth book will give you the tools to build your self-esteem and become happier, healthier, and in control of your own destiny.
"Not that good. Some useful bits."
An unabridged reading of this original BBC Books novel featuring the Sixth Doctor, as played on TV by Colin Baker. When an RAF squadron shoots down an unidentified aircraft over Turelhampton, the village is immediately evacuated. But why is the village still guarded by troops in 2001? When a television documentary crew break through the cordon looking for a story, they find they've recorded more than they'd bargained for.
Zagreus sits inside your head. Zagreus lives among the dead. Zagreus sees you in your bed and eats you when you're sleeping....
When talented and special animals start going missing across Britain, the Cook family know it's another job for their resident spy pets. Lara might be sure that the dogs can handle the case alone, but not everything goes according to the Spy Pups' plan. Can Spy Cat Shakespeare prove his worth and save the Spy Pups' tails? And maybe even answer the age-old question...which is better, cats or dogs?
Sophie's new teacher is having some bad luck - first his house is broken into, and then the school! But this is a robbery with a difference - the thieves don't steal anything! Super spy dog Lara has an A* in catching criminals. Can she solve the mystery of the break-ins before the baddies strike again? With pups Spud and Star by her side, it's Lara to the rescue... The sixth exciting 'Spy Dogs' story from bestselling author Andrew Cope.
The web of time is stretched to breaking. History is leaking like a sieve. In the Citadel of Gallifrey, the Time Lords fear the end of everything that is, everything that was...everything that will be. The Doctor holds the Time Lords' only hope - but exactly what lengths will the Celestial Intervention Agency go to in their efforts to retrieve something important from within his TARDIS? What has caused Imperiatrix Romanadvoratrelundar to declare war on the rest of creation? And can an old nursery rhyme about a monster called Zagreus really be coming true?
The most famous police officer in Sweden is found murdered in his bed. His four-year-old son is missing. His wife is suspected of killing both of them. No one believes her when she says she is innocent.No one except for news reporter Annika Bengtzon. Her personal life in turmoil, she turns all her energies to her work, investigating the life of the murdered man.But if his wife is innocent, where is their son? And will the truth be uncovered in time to find him...before it's too late?
"Good story with very few likeable characters"
Lara is a highly trained special agent, bred by the British Secret Service for use on dangerous missions around the world. But her last mission went wrong and now she's being hunted down by an evil drugs baron.
"I love thisbook it is admasin"
National security is under threat! The evil Mr. Big has escaped from prison again, and he's on a mission to steal Egypt's most valuable treasure - the Nile Ruby. The prime minister knows only one agent can stop this evil criminal mastermind: Spy Dog! But can Lara learn some new tricks in time to find the ruby, protect her pups, and get Mr. Big back in jail where he belongs?
Jude's family are crazy, quirky, bizarre. Her mum brings her nothing but trouble and her dad thinks he's Elvis! All she wants is a hassle-free life, but it's not easy when she's chasing a trail of broken promises. Things go from bad to worse, but could the floppy-haired boy from school be her knight on shining rollerblades?
"LOVE Cathy Cassidy"
Hallowe'en 1938. A year after a mysterious meteorite lit up the skies of New York State, Martian invaders laid waste to the nation. At least, according to soon-to-be infamous Orson Welles they did. But what if some of the panicked listeners to the legendary War of the Worlds broadcast weren't just imagining things? Attempting to deliver Charley to her rendezvous in Singapore in 1930, the Doctor overshoots a little, arriving in Manhattan just in time to find a dead private detective.
Spud is scatty and accident-prone, but good with gadgets. Star is super-smart, and ready to pounce. Together they're Spy Pups, following hot in the paw prints of mum Lara (that's Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal to you). In their first mission, Spud and Star are staying at Smuggler's Cottage, with its creaky floorboards, dark hidden tunnels - and a castle with a legend of hidden gold nearby! Soon the Spy Pups are sniffing out an underground adventure....
Charlotte Pollard's adventures are over. She escaped death aboard the R101 and travelled in time and space - but now in the service of the monolithic, unknowable Viyrans, their unending mission is stifling her. An encounter with would-be adventurer Robert Buchan near the mysterious Ever-and-Ever-Prolixity provides the opportunity Charley needs for escape.... So the adventuress is abroad once more, meeting a lost expedition in uncharted forests, solving enigmas and hoping beyond hope to see the people she misses most: her family.
Shakespeare, the Spy Cat, is standing in for Lara and her Spy Pups once again. This time evil oldies are intent on destroying the Internet and returning Britain to 'the good old days' where life was slower and young people respected their elders. Can Spy Cat stop their plot to shoot down satellites from the top of The Shard?
She drives cars. She's a Playstation champ. She's got a black belt in karate... She's Agent GM451 (or LARA to you Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal.) A gang of villainous teachers are plotting to make their school the very best. They're creating a secret formula and will stop at nothing (even banning playtime) to get what they want. Can anyone stop them? Canine super-spy Lara sniffs out her most dangerous mission yet... The fourth fantastic Spy Dog book from bestselling author Andrew Cope.
October 1930. His Majesty's airship, the R101, sets off on her maiden voyage to the farthest-flung reaches of the British Empire, carrying the brightest lights of the imperial fleet. Carrying the hopes and dreams of a breathless nation. Not to mention a ruthless spy with a top-secret mission, a mysterious passenger who appears nowhere on the crew list, a would-be adventuress destined for the Singapore Hilton...and a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey.
"The 8th Doctor's adventures start here"