Now the Autumnal weather is setting in, it’s a really good time of the year to get your head stuck into a great book. This week we recommend a diverse top five to appeal to all your literary tastes.
Top Five #1
Tipped as one of the most unputdownable thrillers of the year, read this, if you dare!
Maria wants to be friends.
But Maria is dead . . . isn’t she?
When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops.
Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.
Maria Weston has been missing for over twenty-five years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers’ party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret.
As Maria’s messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with the old friends she once tried so hard to impress. Trying to piece together exactly what happened that night, she soon discovers there’s much she didn’t know. The only certainty is that Maria Weston disappeared that night, never to be heard from again – until now. . .
Top five #2
Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers…
Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the past and her beloved husband George. Kate has just moved and feels adrift in a city that is too big for her. She’s on the bottom rung of her career as a local journalist, and is determined to make something of it.
So when the lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. But for Rosemary, it could be the end of everything.
Together they are determined to make a stand, and to prove that the pool is more than just a place to swim – it is the heart of the community.
Top Five #3
Anna Flores was just a child when her adored teenage sister disappeared.
Unable to deal with the pain, Anna took the first opportunity she had to run from her fractured family, eventually building a life for herself abroad.
Now, thirty years on, her mother has died, and Anna must return home to sort through her possessions.
In doing so, she has to confront the huge hole her sister’s disappearance left in their lives, leaving just one question unanswered: what really happened to Gabriella?
Because not knowing is worse than the truth.
Top five #4
Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.
First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.
As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.
Top five #5
As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything.
That was the day Dido – aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old – met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.
The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own.
Because the Trevelyan’s were exactly the kind of family Dido dreamed of.
They were normal.
Get Your Autumnal Read On!
Reading books may help you live longer. Spending 30 minutes a day with a good book may add years to your life according to a new study…….
Get yourselves down to your local bookshop then and pick up one of our top Autumnal novels!
Happy Autumnal reading.
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