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Art November 8, 2018

Books to Run Away With

Lethal White Robert Galbraith $38

This new brick of a book is the latest Cormoran Strike novel from the pen of J K Rowling of Harry Potter fame writing under her pseudonym. Strictly for the grown ups this is a convoluted story of a troubled young man coming to Cormoran Strike for help,when Billy suddenly disappears Strike continues with the scant clues Billy has given him with surprising results. If you haven’t seen the TV series of Cormoran Strike then make an date to watch it, excellent viewing……but as always better reading and Lethal Strike is hot off the press.

A Month of Sundays Liz Byrski $38

Take four women who Skype each other for bookclub as they live in different cities and have never met each other. Give them a chance to get together courtesy of a friend who is housesitting in the Blue mountains and you get that jolly good read of interesting people reading interesting books. They all read a book a week during the time they are together but then their back stories are filled in and we discover so much more about these women. Pool,long cold drink and no conversation until you turn the last page, perfect.

 

An Autumn Hunting Tom Callaghan $38

An Autumn Hunting is Tom Callaghan’s fourth thriller ,Akyl Borubaev suspended from the Murder Squad is given a tough task to redeem himself but he is in a no win situation and whichever way it pans out he is in serious trouble. Importing drugs into Thailand might sound as though it would work but the drug lords have other ideas. Brutal action,high body count but absolutely page-turning reading.A big one for the no nonsense reader.

 

The Paper Lovers Gerard Woodward $45

The Paper Lovers is everything a good read should be. Atmospheric, real characters dealing with very human situations and as always clever people making silly mistakes. Arnold falls in love with his wife Polly’s best friend, Vera, once Arnold tells Polly of his betrayal he can’t untell her and all three lives are changed and not always for the better. Good one for the post-wine bookclub discussion.

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