Nick by Michael Farris Smith

In 1925 F.Scott Fitzgerald wrote his iconic novel, The Great Gatsby. Now, 125 years later Gatsby fans are being gifted a treat of a book. Simply named, Nick is a deeply moving portrait of the years that brought Nick Carraway to Long Island and into Gatsby’s lavishly hedonistic world. This prequel to one of literature’s most treasured books really excited me!

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Ruthless Women by Melanie Blake

Instructions for setting the perfect scene to read Ruthless Women: i) scarlet mani-pedi, ii) youtube playing ‘soothing waves’ in the background, iii) a glass of something chilled and delicious, iv) a dangerously vertiginous pair of killer heels … to sit down in!  You’re now ready to enter the studios of Falcon Bay.

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