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Featured Reads

Borrowbox no holds

Marlborough District Libraries' eBook and eAudiobook platform Borrowbox has three titles available with unlimited access.

This means you don't have to wait on hold to borrow these titles. These titles will be available to borrow throughout October.

For details on how to install and use the Borrowbox app go to our Borrowbox page.

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The crow trap by Ann Cleeves

At the isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal.

For team leader Rachael the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide. When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide, a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept.

Go to The crow trap on the Borrowbox app to borrow

The foundling by Stacey Halls

Two women from different worlds. And a secret that will change everything.

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed, by her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl, and why.

Less than a mile from Bess' lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend, an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital, persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.

Go to The foundling on the Borrowbox app to borrow

Nothing ventured by Jeffrey Archer

This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective.

William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force.

After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiques squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light.

While William follows the trail of the missing masterpiece, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner’s wife, Christina, befriends William, but whose side is she really on?

Go to Nothing ventured on the Borrowbox app to borrow