WE HAVE ADDED some intriguing new titles to the Library shelves this month, including a Sunday Times top ten best seller, a thriller highly recommended by Richard and Judy, a novel with a quirky mix of fact and fiction and a murder mystery written by JK Rowling under a pen name.
Those We Left Behind
by Stuart Neville
DCI SERENA FLANAGHAN hasn’t heard the boy’s name in years. Not since the blood on the wall and the body in the bathroom. Not as she listened as he, no more than a child, confessed to brutally murdering his foster father. But now, Ciaran Devine is out of prison and back in her life. And so is his brother, Thomas – the brother that Flanaghan always suspected of hiding something…
When Ciaran’s probation officer comes to Flanaghan with fresh fears about the Devines, the years of lies begin to unravel, setting a deadly chain of events in motion.
by William Boyd
AMORY CLAY’S first memory is of her father doing a handstand – but it is his absences that she chiefly remembers. Her uncle Greville, a photographer, gives her both the affection she needs and a camera, which unleashes a passion that irrevocably shapes her future.
She begins an apprenticeship with him in London, photographing socialites for magazines. But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demi-monde of 1920s Berlin, New York in the 1930s, the Blackshirt riots in London, and France during the Second World War, where she becomes the first woman war photographer.
In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of the 20th century, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman.
Shopaholic to the Stars
by Sophie Kinsella
SHE IS HANGING OUT with celebrities – or at least she will be , once her husband Luke introduces her to his new A-list client, Sage Seymour.
Becky sets her heart on a new career – she is going to be a stylist to the stars! And when a chance encounter thrusts her into the limelight, she grabs her opportunity. But in between choosing clutch bags, and chasing celebrities, Becky loses touch with her family and her best friend. Caught up in the whirlpool of Tinseltown, has Becky gone too far this time ?
by Robert Galbraith
WHEN NOVELIST Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first she just thinks that he has gone off by himself for a few days and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published it would ruin lives – so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.
And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it become a race against time to understand the motivation of a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…
This is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott.
No Place to Hide
by Susan Lewis
JUSTINE CANTRELL has abandoned the husband and the family she loves, along with a successful business and all her friends, to start a new life with a new name in a place many thousands of miles away. She carries with her a terrible secret that must remain hidden at all costs.
But as she starts to settle into her new community, her world is suddenly shattered once more. And she is forced to confront the truth – no matter how far you run or how deeply you hide you can never truly leave your past behind.