Category Archives: HarperCollins

The Kicking the Bucket List: The hilarious bestseller of 2017

The Kicking the Bucket List: The hilarious bestseller of 2017

‘Warm, wise and full of heart… I absolutely loved this book.’ Lucy Diamond

The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French.

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit.
At the reading of their mother’s will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother’s ‘bucket list’.

But one year doesn’t seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris’ bucket list was about so much more than money…

‘Funny and feel good’ Good Housekeeping

Backstabber: The No. 1 bestseller at her shocking, gripping best – this book has a twist and a sting in its tail!

Backstabber: The No. 1 bestseller at her shocking, gripping best – this book has a twist and a sting in its tail!

The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

If you don't face your enemies – they'll stab you in the back.

One of them has a gun to his head. Who will pull the trigger?

When king of the underworld Vinny Butler goes into business with respected villain Eddie Mitchell, it's a match made in East End legend. Friends and family are treated like gold, enemies like rats – it's the life.

Then mysterious packages arrive, dead creatures and threats. Someone is out for revenge. Who the enemy is, nobody knows, anyone could be taking a pop. The gypsies who cursed Eddie, ghosts from Vinny's past, enemies needing revenge. Even their own flesh and blood? There are some people you should never cross, some who can't forgive or forget.

Who is the backstabber?

Why Mummy Drinks

Why Mummy Drinks

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

The Cows: The hilarious and most talked about bestseller of 2017

The Cows: The hilarious and most talked about bestseller of 2017

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*

Fearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O’Porter needs to be talked about.

COW [n.]
/kaʊ/

A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd.

Three women. A whole world of judgement.

Tara, Cam and Stella are very different women. Yet in a society that sets the agenda, there’s something about being a woman that ties invisible bonds between us.

When one extraordinary event rockets Tara to online infamy, their three worlds collide in ways they could never imagine – and they discover that one woman’s catastrophe might just be another’s inspiration.

Through friendship and conflict, difference and likeness, they’ll learn to find their own voices.

Because sometimes it’s OK not to follow the herd.

Chaos (The Scarpetta Series Book 24)

Chaos (The Scarpetta Series Book 24)

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the twenty-fourth engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

Someone is following you…
One summer evening in New England, two young girls stumble upon a body. Forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta arrives at the scene to find a young woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force.

Someone is taunting you…
Meanwhile, people close to Scarpetta start receiving suspicious calls. Could they be linked to Scarpetta’s anonymous cyber stalker, Tailend Charlie?

Someone wants to destroy you…
A second death shocks Scarpetta to her core. Because analysis of the body shows a material that doesn’t exist on earth. And it’s clear that someone, or something, is coming for her, and is hell-bent on creating chaos…

The Woman at 72 Derry Lane: A gripping, emotional page turner that will make you laugh and cry

The Woman at 72 Derry Lane: A gripping, emotional page turner that will make you laugh and cry

‘A complete page-turner and an emotional rollercoaster. Tissues will be required’ Sinead Moriarty

‘A wonderfully life-affirming book…Carmel Harrington writes with such honesty’ New York Times bestselling author, Hazel Gaynor

On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she’s lost it all…including her marbles if you believe the neighbourhood gossip.

But appearances can be deceiving and when Stella and Rea’s worlds collide they realise they have much in common. Both are trapped in a prison of their own making.

Has help been next door without them realising it?

With the warmth and wit of Maeve Binchy and the secrets and twists of Liane Moriarty, this is the utterly original and compelling new novel from Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington.

Praise for The Woman at 72 Derry Lane:

‘I both cried and laughed…one of the best books I have ever read’ Woman’s Way

‘Both heart-wrenching and uplifting. The perfect summer read’ Irish Times bestseller Fionnuala Kearney

Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot)

Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot)

Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery.

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

In a Cottage In a Wood: The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Woman Next Door

In a Cottage In a Wood: The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Woman Next Door

Her dream home will become her worst nightmare…

A USA Today and Sunday Times top ten bestseller. This is the dark and twisty psychological thriller from the No.1 ebook bestselling author of The Woman Next Door.

A strange encounter
Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve’s hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below.

An unexpected gift
Two weeks later, as Neve’s wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap – a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems.

A twisted secret
But when Neve arrives, alone in the dark woods late one night, she finds a sinister-looking bungalow with bars across its windows. And her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare – a house hiding a twisted secret that will change her life forever…

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Debut Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award shortlist 2017

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Debut Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award shortlist 2017

‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes


Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live


Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.


Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.


One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.


Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?


Heartwrenching and wonderfulNina Stibbe


Deft, compassionate and movingPaula McLain


‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!Joanna Cannon

A Family Secret: No. 1 Bestseller of family drama

A Family Secret: No. 1 Bestseller of family drama

The new No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller from the master storyteller, Josephine Cox.

Family secrets can weigh the heaviest…

Although she’s surrounded by a loving family, Marie is lonely. The secret she has been carrying for many years is a burden – it’s telling could ruin the lives of those she loves most.

Marie’s granddaughter, Cathy, is a cheerful young woman and in the first flush of love. Her grandmother’s secret will not only change Cathy’s future but rewrite her past.

Sister-in-law Beth seems to have a happy life and a good
marriage but behind closed doors she’s heartbreakingly sad. Will she be brave enough to speak out and run away?

These three women are at the beginning of a journey – one that will change their lives forever.