Three days … three books … enjoy the long weekend
If you need an adrenalin rush, you’ll find it in Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. The thriller revolves around Louse, who’s life, after her husband walks out on her, is her son. But then she meets David, successful, young and charming, and his wife, Adele, beautiful, elegant and sweet. But as she gets to know this perfect, flawless couple, she starts to see the cracks. They’ve got a secret … now the question is how far they’ll go to keep it. This is one of those can’t-put-it-down reads. Enjoy!
When Emily asks her best friend, mommy blogger and widow, Stephanie, to pick up her son from school, she agrees – their five-year-old sons are best friends, so no big deal. Then Emily doesn’t come back. No matter what the police say, Stephanie knows her friend would never leave her son. In Darcey Bell’s A Simple Favour, Stephanie reaches out for support to her fellow mommy bloggers – and also to Emily’s husband, Sean. But there are secrets she hasn’t shared in Stephanie’s past … and even more secrets in Emily’s life. This one’s a nail-biter with a wicked twist at the end.
From Paula Hawkins (author of the phenomenally successful The Girl on the Train) comes our third book of the week … Into the Water. An addictive psychological suspense read about a river, a small town, and more than one death, it’s not an easy read (it’s narrated in first and third person by 11 voices) but it’s certainly gripping from first page to last.
Get it Joburg West – November 2017