There are some weeks when a library visit results in lots of lovely shining new covers just waiting to be whisked away home and this was one of them.
The White Lie by Andrea Gillies.......On a hot summer's afternoon, Ursula Salter runs sobbing from the loch of her parents' Scottish estate and confesses, distraught, that she has killed Michael, her 19-year-old nephew. ' A compelling story of a family haunted by secrets and lies.'
The Raven's Gift by Don Rearden.......Lured north to an isolated village on the Alaskan Tundra, John Morgan and his wife, Anna, are adjusting to life as rural schoolteachers......and then an epidemic strikes. ' An allegory for a people and place at risk.'
Broken Harbour by Tana French........'Nothing about the way the family lived shows why they deserved to die. But here's the thing about murder. Ninety - nine times out of a hundred, it doesn't break into people's lives. It gets there because they open the door and invite it in.' I actually picked this one up last Friday - one of my favourite authors eagerly anticipated - and yes, I read it over the weekend......and I wasn't disappointed - great reading!
Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer........At the height of the summer a dark shadow falls across Exmoor. Children are being stolen. Each disappearance is marked only by a terse note - a brutal accusation. I've enjoyed the authors previous two suspense thrillers and expect to like this one too.
Next To Love by Ellen Feldman......Babe, Grace and Millie have been best friends since their first day at kindergarten. When WWII becomes a reality for America, the girls begin a new phase of their life together. ' A celebration of friendship across decades of adversity'.
What did you bring home from the library this week?