Six books you’ll love reading

Settle down with these amazing reads this weekend

Tattletale, Orion

The perfect brother. The perfect fiancée. The perfect revenge. Tattletale is Sarah J. Naughton’s debut psychological thriller – a compulsive and twisted read. It’s the story of Jody, who’s haunted by awful memories, she’s saving herself for the perfect man…Abe, her next door neighbour.

Abe’s sister, Meg, has been estranged from the family for years then out of the blue she receives a call and is told Abe is in hospital. No-one knows what happened to him. The two girls meet and Meg starts trying to work out what happened. But nothing seems to quite fit. Murder, mystery, love, obsession, lies and loads of twists and turns…you won’t be able to stop reading.

Fierce Kingdom, Penguin

Four-year-old Lincoln is a good child – he’s curious, clever, well behaved and he knows the rules. But when a day at the zoo with his mum turns into a nightmare, the rules are different. The rules are to hide, and not let the man with the gun find them. And the rules for his mum, Joan, are different too. They might mean crossing the line between right and wrong, between humanity and animal instinct.

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips is breathtakingly gripping.

Sometimes I Lie, Harper Collins

“My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma; 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore and 3. Sometimes I lie.”

When a book starts off with that, how on earth can you not want to read it? Alice Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie jumps between past and present, telling the reader about Amber’s life in stories within stories.

If you enjoy twisted, sinister and rather dark psychological thrillers as much as we do, you’re going to love it!

The Burial Hour, Hodder

We’re massive Jeffery Deaver fans, so we cancelled all of our plans and settled down with The Burial Hour the minute we got it. A Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs thriller. A case that starts with a man snatched in broad daylight with the only proof being the account of an eight-year-old girl and a miniature noose left lying on the street. Then a recording surfaces, of the man being strangled…his gasps underscoring a piece of music.

Then there’s another similar kidnapping in Italy, and the case needs international cooperation. As always with Deaver reads, unexpected twists and a brilliant tale.

A Hand Full of Ashes, Mulholland Books

Susan Bayliss blew the whistle on her boss, a heart surgeon at a children’s hospital. She accused him of negligence, but at the enquiry, Susan was suspended as a troublemaker.

In Rob McCarthy’s A Handful of Ashes, Susan is found dead – suspected suicide – but medical examiner Dr Harry Kent finds evidence of foul play. The grieving parents of children who died demand answers, the hospital is stonewalling…it’s up to Dr Kent and DCI, Frankie Noble, to find out what was worth killing for.


In Clive Cussler and Graham Brown’s Nighthawk, the most technologically advanced spacecraft ever built vanishes into thin air. Both China and Russia would kill for the secrets it contains.

The USA knows that the cargo carried has to be kept at zero … it’s so unstable that it could obliterate the face of the earth if allowed to thaw. It’s up to Kurt Austin and the NUMA team to locate the wreck…and possibly save humanity.

It’s all hardcore adventure, villains and heroes…just perfectly Cussler.



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