Nothing beats a good book on a long balmy summer afternoon, so put your phone on silent, make yourself an icy cold drink and get lost in one of these great summer reads.
Go Set a Watchman
Harper LeeA new novel from Harper Lee the author of the enduring classic To Kill a MockingbirdGO SET A WATCHMAN is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her fathers attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.
E.L. JamesSee the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey!In Christians own words through his thoughts and dreams E. L. James offers a new perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers.
Christian Grey exercises control over all things; his world is neat, disciplined and empty, that is until the day he meets Anastasia Steele.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt him or will his dark desires, his compulsion to control and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
According to Yes
Dawn FrenchA humorous new novel from comedian Dawn French.
The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy, otherwise known as Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has its own rigid code of behaviour. It’s a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family.
Emotional displays – unacceptable. Unruly behaviour – definitely not welcome. Fun – no thanks. This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham’s kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint so when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn’t read the rule book. For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. After a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying yes?
John GrishamFrom bestselling author John Grisham, master of the legal thriller, comes a new gritty and suspenseful thriller.Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team.
Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial – even if he has to cheat to get one. He antagonises people from both sides of the law but things are about to get even more complicated for Sebastian.
Carl Swagger is the prime suspect in the abduction and presumed murder of 21-year-old Jillian Kemp, the daughter of the assistant chief of police. When Swagger asks Sebastian to represent him, he lets Sebastian in on a terrible secret . . . one that will threaten everything Sebastian holds dear.
Secrets in their Eyes
Eduardo SacheriThis novel is part haunting crime thriller and part love story.Absorbing and masterfully crafted, The Secret In Their Eyes is a meditation on the effects of the passage of time and unfulfilled desire.
The Secret In Their Eyes was first made into a movie in 2009, which it won an Oscar for as best Foreign Language Film. Now remade into an English language movie staring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Eijiofor, due for released in late 2015. It is to this new movie that the book is a tie in edition to.
Determined to put to rest his obsession with the decades-old brutal murder of a beautiful young woman, former detective Benjamin Chaparro sets out to write a book about it. As he reaches into the past and the lives of others who became entangled in the case, from the husband who never recovered from losing the love of his life to the brilliant intern who is now a respected judge, he recalls the beginning of his own private drama – a long unrequited love.
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