American Sweethearts by Various

He’s Come Undone: A Romance Anthology by Emma Barry, Olivia Dade, Adrianna Herrera, Ruby Lang, and Cat Sebastian

For him, control is everything…until it shatters, and now he’s come undone.

Collects Appasionata by Emma Barry, Unraveled by Olivia Dade, Caught Looking by Adrianna Herrera, Yes, and…. by Ruby Lang, and Tommy Cabot Was Here by Cat Sebastian.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

Appassionata by Emma Barry– Workplace sexism mentioned
– Parental estrangement
– Anxiety
– Depression
Unraveled by Olivia Dade– Domestic violence recounted
Caught Looking by Adriana Herrera– Homomisia mentioned
Yes, And… by Ruby Lang– Parent with Early-Onset Dementia
– Panic attack, on-page
Tommy Cabot Was Here by Cat Sebastian– Homomisia
– Familial disownment
– Smoking

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult 

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.

But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Dementia
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • COVD-19
  • Hospitalisation

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…

Working as a paid companion to a bitter elderly lady, the timid heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life is bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose proposal takes her by surprise. Whisked from Monte Carlo to Manderley, Maxim’s isolated Cornish estate, the friendless young bride begins to realise she barely knows her husband at all. And in every corner of every room is the phantom of his beautiful first wife, Rebecca.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Fatmisia
  • Racism
  • Incest
  • Infidelity
  • Dementia
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide
  • Cancer
  • Murder
  • Drowning

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Homomisia
  • Body shaming
  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Infidelity
  • Domestic abuse
  • Child abuse mentioned
  • Paedophilia mentioned
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Adult-minor relationship
  • Dementia
  • Abortion
  • Religious bigotry
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a parent

His and Hers by Alice Feeney

His & Hers by Alice Feeney

There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.

When a woman is murdered in Blackdown, a quintessentially British village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Detective Jack Harper is suspicious of her involvement until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation. Someone isn’t telling the truth, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Cheating
  • Paedophilia
  • Rape & gang rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Dementia
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide
  • Self harm
  • Death of a child from SIDS
  • Blackmail
  • Animal abuse
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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves. A female cop with her first big case, a brutal murder. Welcome to… the Thursday Murder Club

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexism
  • Dementia
  • Suicide
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.

In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café’s time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer’s, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Terminal illness, specifically Alzheimer’s disease
  • Death of a parent
  • Car accident
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Duma Key by Stephen King

Duma Key by Stephen King

When Edgar Freemantle moves to the remote island of Duma Key to escape his past, he doesn’t expect to find much there.

But Duma has been waiting for him. The shells beneath his house are whispering to him, and something in the view from his window urges him to discover a talent he never knew he had.

Edgar Freemantle begins to paint. And as he paints, the island’s secrets begin to stir. Secrets of children lost in the undertow, of a ghost ship riding the distant horizon – and a family’s buried past reaching long hands into the present.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Domestic violence
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Attempted suicide by gunshot recounted
  • Dementia
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injuries from a workplace accident, including an amputated right arm and a head injury impairing speech, vision and memory
  • Death of a wife & daughter recounted
  • Death of a sister by drowning
  • Paternal flicide by drowning
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Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Suspected of murdering the crippled widow for whom she worked as a housekeeper and companion, Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But it isn’t the one the police are expecting to hear. It’s a little darker, a little stranger – and a lot more horrifying.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Domestic abuse & violence
  • Marital rape
  • Paedophilia & incestuous child sexual abuse (father-daughter)
  • Alcoholism & alcohol abuse
  • Hallucinations
  • Dementia
  • Stroke recounted
  • Death of a husband in a car accident
  • Murder
  • Death from a fall
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One Last Chance by Therese Beharrie

One Last Chance by Therese Beharrie

Six years ago, Zoey Roux secretly married her best friend Sawyer. But all that did was destroy the best relationship she’s ever had. They went their separate ways, but Zoey never could go through with a divorce. Seeing him again at her sister’s charity event is a shock, but also enlightening: no matter how much she still loves him, it’s time to let him go.

Zoey was Sawyer Wilson’s first love. She broke his heart, but his feelings never died. Love was never their issue—only timing. Seeing her again is a shock: in a perfect world, she would run back into his arms. Instead, she’s asking for a divorce. But a lot can happen in twenty-four hours and a second chance might just lead to happily ever after.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Panic attack
  • Parent with dementia mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a grandparent
  • Death of a father from a brain tumour recounted
  • Bullying recounted
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