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Fantastic fiction for fabulous dads

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Father’s Day is coming up, so why not show your Dad some love and surprise him with a book? We’ve got a wealth of brilliant bestsellers, from cracking thrillers to superb sci-fi...

Anthony Horowitz’s  Forever and a Day is the second in his series of James Bond novels using original material by Ian Fleming. It starts with a body: 007’s, found floating in the waters of Marseilles with three bullet holes in his very expensive jacket. The death of an operative requires a serious response from MI6 – so M sends one of his best new agents on a mission to Marseille. There, Bond will encounter drug-smugglers, a Corsican crime kingpin and a beautiful femme fatale by the name of Sixtine. Thrilling, tense and fast-paced, this will leave your Dad shaken and stirred. It’s available for £11.99 on our  website – a saving of £7 on the RRP.

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For a gripping page-turner with guaranteed authenticity, look no further than  The President is Missing. Written by the world’s bestselling author (James Patterson, whose books have sold over 350 million copies worldwide) and former President of the United States Bill Clinton, this is the ultimate presidential thriller. Set over three days, it follows President Jonathan Duncan as he faces impeachment and the threat of terrorist and cyber attacks. Under suspicion of colluding with the enemy, he has no choice but to disappear in order to save his country… This suspenseful, twisty thriller is available on our  website for £12, saving you £8.

You Were Gone cover photoThere are twists aplenty in Tim Weaver’s  You Were Gone, a totally unputdownable psychological thriller featuring investigator David Raker. When Raker is told that a woman claiming to be his wife has walked into Charing Cross police station, he can’t believe what he’s hearing. His wife, Derryn, died eight years ago – so who is this woman? How does she know so much about their personal history? Raker specialises in unusual missing-persons cases, but a return from the dead is too bizarre even for him. Is she a liar – or is he going mad? Raker must find out the truth, no matter what the cost… You Were Gone is available on our website for £8.99, a saving of £4.

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Nightflyers and Other Stories by George R. R. Martin showcases the skill and range of the ‘Game of Thrones’ author. Venturing beyond Westeros and into outer space, this collection contains six science fiction short stories themed around space exploration and the terrors of the unknown. The title novella has been adapted into a TV series that will premiere on Netflix in the autumn. It sees a group of scientists and a telepath journeying to the edge of the solar system in their ship, the Nightflyer. They hope to make contact with alien life – but a series of horrifying events makes them doubt one another and fear for their survival… These terrifying tales will thrill anyone who loves SF and horror, and can be found on our  website for just £12.99, saving you £7.01.

All these titles can be delivered in 2-6 working days, so order now and treat your Dad to some first-class fiction!

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