9 Books Published by Headline Publishing Group on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about My Other Husband by Dorothy Koomson My Other Husband

by Dorothy Koomson
Headline (Apr 18, 2023)
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Cleo Forsum is a bestselling novelist turned scriptwriter whose TV series, ’The Baking Detective’ is a huge success. Writing is all she’s ever wanted to do, and baking and murder stories have proved a winning combination.

But now she has decided to walk away from it all - including divorcing her husband, Wallace - before her past secrets catch up with her.

As Cleo drafts the final ever episodes of the series, people she knows start getting hurt. And it’s soon clear that someone is trying to frame her for murder.

She thinks she knows why, but Cleo can’t tell the police or prove her innocence. Because then she’d have to confess about her other husband …

A series of terrifying murders. A set of complex lies. And a woman with no way to clear her name.

Click for more detail about The Flavours Of Love by Dorothy Koomson The Flavours Of Love

by Dorothy Koomson
Headline (Jun 16, 2020)
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’I’m looking for that perfect blend of flavours; the taste that used to be you.’

It’s been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I’ve decided to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook he started before he died. Everyone thinks I’m coping so well without him - they have no idea what I’ve been hiding or what I did back them to protect my family. But now that my 14-year-old daughter has confessed a devastating secret, and my husband’s killer, who was never caught, has started to write to me, I know it’s only a matter of time before the truth about me and what I’ve done will be revealed.

My name is Saffron Mackleroy and this is my story.

Click for more detail about The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson The Rose Petal Beach

by Dorothy Koomson
Headline (Jun 02, 2020)
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A tense, thrilling read from Sunday Times bestselling author Dorothy Koomson

Is it an affair … or something much worse?

Tami’s husband, Scott, has just been arrested for a terrible crime - and his accuser is her closest friend. Who should Tami believe? The father of her two daughters? Or her trusted best friend?

Torn and desperate to find out the truth, Tami makes her choice - with shocking consequences …


Readers love Dorothy Koomson:

’Cleverly told by three female narrators, this is a complex tale of a terrible crime … I was gripped from the start and desperate to uncover the truthWoman

’If you only do one this weekend, read this book. It’s another utterly brilliant psychological thrillerSun

Click for more detail about Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson Goodnight, Beautiful

by Dorothy Koomson
Headline (Apr 21, 2020)
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A heartbreaking page-turner about love, loss and friendship from the Sunday Times bestselling author DOROTHY KOOMSON

’It’s the ones you love the most that can lift you in an instant, and destroy you without trying.’

Nova would do anything for her closet friend, Mal. So, when he asks her to be surrogate mother for him and his wife, Steph, she agrees - despite her fears about what it could do to their lives.

Eight years later, Nova and Mal no longer speak, Nova is bringing up Mal’s son Leo, while Mal’s marriage to Steph continues to fall apart.

Now Leo is critically ill in hospital, Nova must decide whether to tell her family the truth about the surrogacy - and if she can allow Mal back into her life before it’s too late.

Readers love Dorothy Koomson:

’Movingly documents the heartbreak and emotional reshuffling of family and friends coping with love and loss’ Daily Mail

’A superior cautionary tale’ Good Housekeeping

’You’ll need tissues’ Heat

Click for more detail about Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson Marshmallows for Breakfast

by Dorothy Koomson
Headline (Apr 07, 2020)
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A gripping tale of redemption, hope and finding love in unexpected places from Sunday Times bestselling author DOROTHY KOOMSON

’They’re not your children … It’s nothing to do with you’

Kendra has run home to England from Australia to escape the mess she created in Sydney. Unfortunately for her, she seems to have arrived into an even bigger mess involving her new landlord, single father Kyle and his two children.

Despite her best efforts, Kendra is slowly sucked into being another parent to Kyle’s children. But just as life seems to settle down, the reasons why she originally disappeared to Australia catch up with her.

Is it time for Kendra to run away again?

Readers love Dorothy Koomson:

’Will make tears run down your face, but leave you feeling that whatever happens, there’s always hope.’ Heat

’A poignant page-turner.’ Closer

’Seeringly painful but ultimately hopeful, this book is a riveting read from start to finish’ Woman

Click for more detail about Tell Me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson Tell Me Your Secret

by Dorothy Koomson
Headline (Sep 17, 2019)
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The new emotional thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, My Best Friend’s Girl and The Brighton Mermaid. Dorothy Koomson, ’Queen of the big reveal’, is back with a gripping page-turner full of twists and turns.

Pieta has a secret.
Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn’t kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when The Blindfolder starts hunting down his past victims, Pieta realises she may finally be forced to tell her deepest secret to stay alive …

Jody has a secret.
Fifteen years ago, policewoman Jody made a terrible mistake that resulted in a serial killer known as The Blindfolder escaping justice. When Jody discovers journalist Pieta survived an attack by him, she realises she may finally have found a way to catch him. But that would mean endangering at least two innocent people …

They kept quiet to protect themselves.
Will telling all save or sacrifice each other?

Click for more detail about Six Stories and an Essay by Andrea Levy Six Stories and an Essay

by Andrea Levy
Tinder Press (Nov 27, 2018)
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Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career, which began twenty years ago with the publication of her first novel, the semi-autobiographical EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE BURNIN’.

’None of my books is just about race,’ Levy has said.’They’re about people and history.’ Her novels have triumphantly given voice to the people and stories that might have slipped through the cracks in history. From Jamaican slave society in the nineteenth century, through post-war immigration into Britain, to the children of migrants growing up in ’60s London, her books are acclaimed for skilful storytelling and vivid characters. And her unique voice, unflinching but filled with humour, compassion and wisdom, has made her one of the most significant and exciting contemporary authors.

This collection opens with an essay about how writing has helped Andrea Levy to explore and understand her heritage. She explains the context of each piece within the chronology of her career and finishes with a new story, written to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. As with her novels, these stories are at once moving and honest, deft and humane, filled with insight, anger at injustice and her trademark lightness of touch.

Click for more detail about Off Duty by Victor Headley Off Duty

by Victor Headley
New English Library (Apr 18, 2002)
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Carlton, an off duty policeman from Jamaica witnesses his best friend gunned down in cold blood on his wedding day. Vowing revenge he sets off through the ganglands of London determined to find the murderers. Set in the backstreets of London and the crime ridden ghetto’s of Jamaica, Off Duty shows through the life of Carlton and his comrades the devastating effects of gangland crime on the youth of Jamaica. Growing up in the ghetto, Carlton starts his life as part of a gang. Hijacking trucks, drugs and guns are just part of the coming-of-age experience. When he meets Rico, the policeman who arrests him, he is given two choices, to stay on the straight and narrow or be put away. When Rico is gunned down on his wedding day, Carlton swears to find the men who killed the man who changed his life…

Click for more detail about Where Evil Sleeps (A Tamara Hayle Mystery) by Valerie Wilson Wesley Where Evil Sleeps (A Tamara Hayle Mystery)

by Valerie Wilson Wesley
Headline (Mar 20, 1997)
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Sleuth Tamara Hayle is relaxing in Jamaica when she is befriended by Lilah Love from Newark, NJ., but an evening on the town with Lilah and her friends leads to a killing, and Tamara must find a way through her past to get on the path to the murderer. 45,000 first printing.