AS WE HEAD rapidly towards Easter and that time of year when most of our winter ‘swallows’ head back home, the Library nonetheless continues with its year-round programme of activities.
New books have been added to the shelves and we take our usual look at the pick of the crop, which this time round all feature big-selling women writers.
The Perfect Girlfriend
by Karen Hamilton
JULIETTE LOVES Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline so she can keep a closer eye on him. They are meant to be.
The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting what she wants.
True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…
Tell Me A Secret
by Jane Fallon
HOLLY AND Roz spend most of their days together. They like the same jokes, loathe the same people and tell each other everything.
So when single mum Holly gets a shot at her dream job after putting everything on hold to raise her daughter, she assumes her friend will be dying to pop the champagne with her.
But is she just imagining things, or is Roz not quite as happy for her as she should be? As Holly starts to take a closer look at Roz’s life outside their friendship, she begins to discover a few things that don’t add up.
Who is the woman who claims to be her ally? Perhaps it was a mistake to tell Roz all her secrets. Because it takes two to forge a friendship. But only one to wage a war…
by Lisa Evans
IT IS 1928. Matilda Simpkin is a woman with a thrilling past and an uneventful present. In her youth, she was a militant suffragette. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill.
But nothing since then has had the same depth the same excitement. Now in middle age, Mattie is looking for a new purpose.
Giving the wooden club she still keeps in her handbag a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea – but what starts as a brilliantly idealist plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie’s militant past, one which begins to threaten every principle she stands for.
PROFESSOR JONAH Mulray’s life is turned upside down when his wife Megan is killed in a car crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London.
But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.
Not long after arriving in Hong Kong, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy as he comes to terms with this utterly alien and unfamiliar environment, battling to uncover the truth about his wife’s death.