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I AM PILGRIM TERRY HAYES Bantam Press, out now FORMER scriptwriter Hayes is the man behind Dead Calm and Mad Max, and a lifetime of writing has paid off with this superb debut novel. Set in the world of international espionage the hero, a former US intelligence operative, has just days to save the world as he trails a terrorist determined to destroy America by unleashing the smallpox virus. Clever and compulsive - best thriller in years.

DISAPPEARANCE OF EMILY MARR LOUISE CANDLISH Sphere, out now AFTER her affair with a wellknown married man leads to unexpected tragedy, narrator Emily finds herself labelled "the most hated woman in Britain" - so she changes her identity and flees to France to start a new life. There she befriends Tabby, a penniless drifter, who begins to discover the truth about Emily. A well-crafted story of scandal, identity and infidelity, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read.

SOME DAY I'LL FIND YOU RICHARD MADELEY Simon and Schuster, out now RICHARD, without Judy, has made his first foray into writing fiction with this romantic historical thriller. When Diana meets the handsome and dashing Spitfire pilot James at the start of World War Two, they marry in haste and she is heartbroken when he is shot down, presumed killed. But 10 years later, a chance encounter makes her realise she never really knew her husband. Light and enjoyable, this easy read is perfect for the beach.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 4, 2013
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