SELECTIONS FROM the Richard and Judy Spring Collection feature in the latest list of new titles added to the Library shelves.
Between them, this husband and wife team have built up a well deserved reputation for discovering new authors and the first book reviewed is no exception, the acclaimed psychological thriller from Sabine Durrant, Lie With Me.
Lie With Me
by Sabine Durrant
THE MOST TALKED ABOUT psychological thriller. It starts with a lie. The kind we’ve all told – to a former acquaintance, for some reason, we feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home.
The next thing you know, you’re having dinner at their house, and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday – swept up in their perfect life.
Which turns out to be less than perfect. But by the time you’re trapped and sweating in the relentless Greek sun, burning to escape the tension all around you – by the time you start to realise that, however painful the truth might be, it’s the lies that cause the real damage… well, by then, it could just be too late.
Lying in Wait
by Liz Nugent
LYDIA FITZSIMMONS lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia craves to make her life complete, and she is determined that her husband will get if for her. The last thing she expects is that her obsession will lead to murder.
However, not even a dead body can stop Lydia in her tracks. If anything, it makes her more determined to get her own way… whatever the cost.
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
by Joanna Cannon
PART COMING-OF-AGE story, part mystery, this is a quirky and utterly charming debut novel about a community in need of absolution and two girls learning what it means to belong.
In 1976 England, Mrs Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbours blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced.
As the summer shimmers endlessly on, the girls decide to take matters into their own hands.
Inspired by the local vicar, they go looking for God—they believe that if they find Him they might also find Mrs Creasy and bring her home.
by Bryony Gordon
IT’S THE SNAKE in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down. It’s caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it.
Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty.
A hugely successful columnist for the Daily Telegraph, a best-selling author, and happily married mother of an adorable daughter, Bryony has managed to laugh and live well while simultaneously grappling with her illness.
Now it’s time for her to speak out. Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can.