THE LATEST SELECTION of books added to the Library shelves include a recommendation from the Richard and Judy autumn collection and a new Alan Banks yarn from the prolific pen of thriller writer Peter Robinson.
by Fiona Neill
NONE OF THEM WILL FORGET that week on the wild Norfolk coast. Best friends Rosie and Lisa’s families had always been inseparable. But that summer, Lisa had an affair with Rosie's husband Nick. And now, after years of silence, she sends Rosie a letter begging for help. A letter that exposes dark secrets.
Daughter Daisy’s fragile hold on reality begins to unravel. Teenage son Max blames himself for everything that happened that long hot summer. And Nick must confront his own version of events. There are four sides to this story. Who will you believe?
When The Music’s Over
by Peter Robinson
WHEN THE BODY OF A YOUNG GIRL is found in a remote countryside lane, beaten and broken, DI Anne Cabot is brought in to investigate how the child could possibly have fallen victim to such brutality.
Newly-promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is faced with a case that is as cold as they come.
Now in her 60s, Linda Palmer was attacked aged 14 by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet the crime has never been investigated – until now. As each step gets closer to uncovering the truth, they’ll unearth secrets much darker then they ever could have guessed…
by Minette Walters
MUNA’S BEDROOM IS A DARK, windowless cellar and her activities are confined to cooking and cleaning. She’s grown used to being maltreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She’s never been outside, doesn’t know how to read or write, cannot speak English. At least that’s what the Songolis believe.
But Muna is far cleverer – and her plans more terrifying – than the Songolis, or anyone else, can ever imagine…
The Bone Collection
by Kathy Reichs
IN FIRST BONES, a prequel to Reich’s very first novel Deja Dead, she at last reveals how Tempe became a forensic anthropologist. In this never-before-published story, Tempe recalls the case that lured her from a promising career in academia into the grim but addictive world of criminal investigation.
Three more stories take Tempe from the low country of the Florida Everglades, where she makes a grisly discovery in the stomach of an 18ft Burmese python, to the heights of Mount Everest, where a frozen corpse is unearthed.
Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of British rule in India for 300 years. This is the story of the last days of the British raj, in which Lord Mountbatten, great-grandson of Queen Victoria, was tasked with overseeing the transition from colonial rule to independence.
Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson as Lord and Lady Mountbatten, the story unfolds within the great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten, together with his wife and daughter, while downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converge on the house to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupts.