This Lovely City
by Louise Hare
Set in London after the Second World War, a jazz musician has arrived on the Empire Windrush. A beautiful, compelling read.
The Glass Hotel
by Emily St John Mandel
An intriguing, beguiling, all-engrossing tale of wealth and power, guilt and regret, fate, choice, morality, corruption, delusion... Published 6 August 2020.
A Shooting at Chateau Rock
by Martin Walker
A joyous return to the Dordogne, France, to step into the life of rural policeman, Bruno with his dog, Balzac. There's great food, a fabulous way of life, good friendships and a mystery to solve. Wonderful escapist stuff!
by Belinda Bauer
A quirky, comical murder mystery. Not what I was expecting! Loved it. Published 11 February 2021.
The Lie
by Hilary Boyd
A gripping family drama about choices and consequences. Published 6 August 2020.
The Thursday Murder Club
by Richard Osman
Four friends in a retirement village meet to solve a murder. It's funny and there's lots of talk of cake. Looking forward to the next instalment already!
The Silent Treatment
by Abbie Greaves
Frank hasn't spoken to his wife for six months. As she lies unconscious in her hospital bed, he tells her their story, and reveals the secret that threatens to destroy them. A stunning book.
The Friend
by Sigrid Nunez
A story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.
Miss Benson's Beetle
by Rachel Joyce
Fabulous characters, a journey, friendship and self discovery. Familiar Rachel Joyce, with some surprises too. Published 23 July 2020.
Redhead by the Side of the Road
by Anne Tyler
A charming, funny and poignant love story. Micah solves all your computer problems, but struggles with his relationships.