TWO TITLES from Richard and Judy Book Club recommendations are among this latest crop of new offerings added to the Library shelves just in time for the return of our ‘swallow’ members. Both feature big-selling writers, namely David Baldacci and Rachel Hore.
by David Baldacci
AS HE STARES OUT of the plane window he knows that the next 24 hours might be his last on earth. Will Robie, highly-trained assassin and the US government’s most indispensable asset, is on his way to London.
An imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground and, with the US next in line, Robin is the perfect choice to stop it before it begins. He knows he has one chance to succeed. One chance to save the city. One chance to make it home safely to find out what happened to fellow agent Jessica Reel following their last deadly mission together.
But Robin is about to learn that even if he succeeds, the worst is yet to come. The game has started. Now only he can end it…
Last Letter Home
by Rachel Hore
ON HOLIDAY IN ITALY, Briony Wood becomes fascinated by the wartime story of a ruined villa hidden amidst the hills of Naples.
Not only is it the very place where her grandfather was stationed as a soldier in 1943, but she also discovers that it harbours the secret of a love long lost. Handed a bundle of tattered letters found buried at the Villa, Briony becomes enraptured by the blossoming love story between Sarah Bailey, an English woman, and Paul Hartmann, a young German.
The letters lead her back almost 70 years to pre-war Norfolk. But as Briony delves into Paul and Sarah’s story, she encounters resentments and secrets tightly guarded. All too quickly it is clear that what happened long ago under the shadow of Vesuvius still has the power to cause terrible pain…
The Love Letter
by Lucinda Riley
WHEN SIR JAMES HARRISON, one of the greatest actors of his generation, dies at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating, that it could rock the English establishment to its core.
Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist, assigned to cover the legendary actor’s funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are in attendance. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years.
She soon realizes that there are other forces attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they’ll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does.
The Crooked House
IN THIS CLASSIC AGATHA CHRISTIE detective story, former diplomat Charles Hayward has returned from Cairo to London to become a private detective.
When Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, is poisoned in his own bed, Detective Hayward is invited to solve the crime.
Featuring a star-studded cast including Glen Close, Terence Stamp, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Abbington and Christina Hendricks, this is a whodunnit not to miss.