WE CONCLUDE OUR LOOK at the new books and authors featured in Richard and Judy’s Summer Selection by highlighting some of the real page turners on offer.
The Couple Next Door
by Shari Lapena
A PAGE TURNER with a web of dark secrets begins when Anne and Marco decide to leave their six-month-old baby at home to go to a dinner party next door.
They’re sure she’ll be fine; they have the baby monitor with them and every half hour one of them pops in to check on her.
But when they return home in the early hours of the morning they find the front door ajar and the baby missing.
Now the police are in their home, their faces in the press and every indiscretion from their past is being scrutinised. Who took baby Cora, and will Anne and Marco get her back?
by Kate Eberlen
TESS AND GUS are meant to be. They just haven’t met properly yet. And perhaps they never will…
Tess is in Florence for a final, idyllic holiday before university. Her life is about to change forever – but not in the way she expects.
Gus and his parents are also on holiday in Florence. Their lives have already changed suddenly and dramatically. Gus tries to be a dutiful son, but longs to escape and discover what sort of person he is going to be.
Over the next 16 years, life and love will offer them very different challenges. Separated by distance and fate, there’s no way the two of them are ever going to meet each other properly… or is there?
This Must Be The Place
by Maggie O’Farrell
A RECLUSIVE FORMER FILM STAR living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells thinks nothing of firing a gun if strangers get too close to her house.
Why is she so fiercely protective of her privacy, and what made her disappear at the height of her cinematic fame?
Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw 20 years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off course, far from home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?
This Must Be The Place crosses continents and time zones, creating a portrait of an extraordinary marriage, the forces that hold it together and the pressures that drive it apart.
I See You
by Clare Mackintosh
WHEN ZOE WALKER sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a website, a grainy image and a phone number.
She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe.
But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make…
An edge-of-your-seat, page-turning psychological thriller from one of the most exciting and successful British debut talents.