THE TITLES under review this time round take a second look at some of the latest selections from the Richard and Judy Spring Collection.
You can always find something new – whether it’s books or a selection of newly-released DVD – on our shelves for your watching and reading pleasure; there’s always plenty of choice on offer.
by Hollie Overton
FOR FANS OF Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, Baby Doll is the most tense thriller you will read this year.
Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked.
This is what happens next… to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter – and to her captor.
A Boy Built of Blocks
by Keith Stuart
MEET 30-SOMETHING dad Alex. He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn’t understand him. Something has to change.
Meet eight-year-old Sam. Beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can’t solve on his own.
When Sam starts to play Minecraft, it opens up a place where Alex and Sam begin to rediscover both themselves and each other.
Inspired by the author’s own relationship with his autistic son, A Boy Made of Blocks is a tear-jerking, funny and, most, of all true-to-life novel about the power of difference and one very special little boy.
by Jessie Burton
ON A HOT JULY DAY in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, ready for her luck to change.
She has been employed as a typist by the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick, who unlocks a potential Odelle didn’t realise she had.
When a lost masterpiece arrives at the gallery, Quick seems to know more than she is prepared to reveal and Odelle is determined to unravel the truth.
The painting’s secret history lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own.
Into this fragile paradise come two strangers, who overrun the Schloss family with explosive and devastating consequences….
I’m Travelling Alone
by Samuel Bjork
OSLO DETECTIVES Holger Munch, a maths nerd who dotes on his six-year-old granddaughter, and Mia Krüger, a brilliant profiler, are on the trail of a murderer whose first victim, a six-year-old girl, was found hanging from a tree by a jump rope, perfectly bathed and groomed, dressed in doll’s clothing, with an airline tag around her neck saying “I’m travelling alone”.
Similar killings follow.
Munch and Krüger realize that they’re dealing with a resourceful perpetrator who plans meticulously and seems always to be a step ahead of them.
But when Munch’s own six-year-old granddaughter goes missing, Mia realizes that the killer’s sinister game is personal, and I’m Travelling Alone races to an explosive—and shocking—conclusion.