WHETHER YOU’RE going on a staycation or taking a holiday in your back garden, check out Richard & Judy’s top book picks to keep you gripped all summer long…
The Second Sleep – Robert Harris
Chosen as ‘Book of the Year’ this novel is a thoroughly absorbing, page-turning thrilling tale.
“Dusk is gathering as a young priest, Christopher Fairfax, rides across a silent land. It’s a crime to be out after dark, and Fairfax knows he must arrive at his destination – a remote village in the wilds of Exmoor – before night falls and curfew is imposed…”
The latest work by Harris brings together issues of science and religion all set in the dystopian apocalyptic future – a novel that H.G Wells himself would be proud of.
Queen Bee – Jane Fallon
This hilarious new book from the bestselling author is back again with a hugely compelling ride.
“Welcome to The Close – a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee. Unfortunately, a new arrival upsets suspicious Stella – however a twist in the tale soon has them fast becoming friends but there’s always a sting in the tail…”
An unpredictable read this is again another fabulous read with plenty of unexpected twists from the queen of the revenge novel.
Expectation – Anna Hope
Tackling female friendship, this intelligent and humane novel explores feminism and thwarted ambition in an honest way.
“What happened to the women we were supposed to become? A group of friends whose world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry but ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be and each hungers for what the others have…”
The most razor-sharp and heartbreaking novel of the year, Expectation is a novel about finding your way: as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel.