OUR FIRST FOUR recommended books this month are all from the Richard and Judy Book Club summer selection. Look out for more September additions to the shelves soon.
No Safe House
by Linwood Barclay
Seven years ago, Cynthia Archer was plunged into a nightmare that almost cost the lives of her family. Today, the past has finally been laid to rest but the memory of that terrible ordeal lingers on and Cynthia is finding it hard to give her daughter the freedom to make her own mistakes.
Then two neighbours are murdered in what seems a senseless and motiveless attack and the whole town starts to share a sense of foreboding. But it is only when Cynthia’s daughter and her delinquent boyfriend break into a strange house and find something they definitely weren’t looking for that the nightmare begins again for real.
A Song For Issy Bradley
by Carys Bray
Meet the Bradleys. In lots of ways they’re a normal family. Zippy is 16 and in love for the first time; Al is 13 and dreams of playing for Liverpool.
And in some ways, they’re a bit different. Seven-year-old Jacob believes in miracles. So does his dad.But these days their mum doesn’t believe in anything, not even getting out of bed. How does life go on, now that Issy is gone?
by Vanessa Lafaye
Florida, 1935. In the small town of Heron Key, where the relationships are as tangled as the mangrove roots in the swamp, everyone is preparing for the Fourth of July barbecue, unaware that their world is about to change for ever. Missy, maid to the Kincaid family, feels that she has wasted her life pining for Henry, who went to fight on the battlefields of France. Now he has returned with a group of other desperate, destitute veterans, unsure of his future, ashamed of his past.
When a white woman is found beaten nearly to death, suspicion falls on Henry. As the tension rises, the barometer starts to plummet. But nothing can prepare them for what is coming. For far over the Atlantic, the greatest storm ever to strike North America is heading their way…
I Let You Go
by Clare Mackintosh
A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn’t have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows, to start afresh.
Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel november night that changed her life for ever. Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating.
OUR FINAL title for month is new in and from one of our most popular authors, James Patterson.
Hope To Die
by James Paterson
DETECTIVE Alex Cross has lost everything and everyone he has ever cared about. His enemy, Thierry Mulch, is holding his family hostage. Driven by feelings of hatred and revenge Mulch is threatening to kill them all… and break Cross for ever.
But Alex Cross is fighting back. In a race against time, he must defeat Mulch and find his wife and children – no matter what it takes. The end game has begun.