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books of the month 2020
Oh! My! Goodness! This book evokes a powerful, emotional response; it created a world I yearned to step in to … and yet never to be part of; it elicits an understanding … and yet a sense of disbelief. This haunting story will stay with me for quite some time.
The third book in the hugely successful Novak and Mitchell spy-thriller trilogy. True to form, it was an action-packed thrill ride, and a brilliant addition to this highly addictive series.
There are great books … and then there are extraordinary books. Coming Up For Air is, without a shadow of doubt, the latter. Wow! It’s quite simply extraordinary … unforgettable.
This book’s a stunner; it seeks out every emotion in your soul and awakens each of them in turn, sometimes gently, sometimes with calculated cruelty, but always with such precision that you’ll be talking about it for a long time afterwards.
a stylish and atmospheric Hitchcock-esque suspense thriller. Its simmering tensions are magnified by the intoxicating heat of 1950s Tangier, with the exotic seductions of the city lending claustrophobic backdrop to the delicately nuanced characters.
a thoroughly enjoyable country house caper, with a marvellously dysfunctional family at its core, and household staff to make Downton Abbey’s toes curl. It was a short, easy read, full of likeable characters, laugh-out-loud twists, and arguably one of the best-dressed ghosts I’ve ever come across.
my all-time favourite
Charming, heart-warming, and deliciously escapist. This book is packed with tempting food, atmospheric locations, and blossoming new friendships.
my favourite sequel
It’s been seven years since Vianne Rocher was last in my life – and what a long seven years they were. It was like catching up with my most beloved old friends; Vianne and her girls, Reynaud, Joséphine, Roux. As I passed the halfway point I had to force myself to slow down … this was a book I was in no hurry to finish. The enchanting and addictive atmosphere is as delicious now as it was in Chocolat.