BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

Slow Horses
by Mick Herron
What happens when spies don't make the grade? They become Slow Horses, according to Mick Herron and this, his first in a number of books about Jackson Lamb and his team.
Date selected: 3rd April 2018
Midwinter Break
by Bernard MacLaverty
A retired couple take a short break in Amsterdam. But the sightseeing is interrupted by troubling memories. With humour and sadness, conflict and moral dilemmas, what will you make of this book?
Date selected: 3rd April 2018
The Keeper of Lost Things
by Ruth Hogan
Date selected: 6th February 2018
My Name is Leon
by Kit de Waal
Set in the 1980s, Jake and his nine-year-old brother Leon have been taken from their mother and put in the care of Maureen. How will they fare? Will their family be reunited? Funny, gritty, beautiful and honest say the reviews. What do you think?
Date selected: 29th January 2018
Dangerous Crossing
by Rachel Rhys
A captivating tale of passengers embarking on an ocean liner to Australia in 1939. War will soon be declared, and all have their own disappointments and tragedies they are eager to leave behind. How will they fare?
- including an interview with the author.
Date selected: 2nd January 2018
The Reader on the 6.27
by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
Enduring a soul-destroying job pulping books, a man saves random pages from destruction and reads them out loud to fellow commuters on his morning train journey. One day he stumbles across the pages of a diary...
Date selected: 7th November 2017
Olive Kitteridge
by Elisabeth Strout
Date selected: 4th July 2017
Black Water
by Louise Doughty
A man lies in an isolated hut in Bali, listening to the rain on the roof, waiting for his killer, looking back on his life and the events leading to this outcome.
Date selected: 4th July 2017
Mothering Sunday
by Graham Swift
It is Mothering Sunday 1924. A maid is given the day off work. She visits her lover, but events take a catastrophic turn. How will her future unfold?
Date selected: 6th June 2017
The Geneva Trap
by Stella Rimington
It's Geneva, 2012. A Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with details of hacking of unmanned drones in an Anglo-American Defence programme. But he will only speak to Liz Carlyle.
Date selected: 4th April 2017
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
by Joanna Cannon
Date selected: 7th March 2017
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave
Set in London and Malta during the Second World War, the novel explores the ways external events influence the private lives of four characters.
Date selected: 7th February 2017
The Last Runaway
by Tracy Chevalier
Date selected: 3rd January 2017
Tidings: A Christmas Journey
by Ruth Padel
A magical poem about Christmas
Date selected: 6th December 2016
The List of My Desires
by Gregoire Delacourt
Date selected: 1st November 2016
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
by James Runcie
Date selected: 7th September 2016

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