Long ago, Carl Louis Feldman was a celebrated photographer, before being tried, and acquitted, of murder. Now suffering from dementia, he’s been taken out of the care home where he lives by his daughter, who says she’s taking him on a trip. Except she’s not his daughter. She’s a woman who is convinced he was not only guilty of the murder he was tried for but more, including that of her sister. But is driving off into the Texan wilderness with a man she believes is a serial killer really something she should be doing? Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin (author of Black-Eyed Susans) is edge-of-your-seat thrilling. Penguin, R290.
For a lighter read, we loved Never Greener by Ruth Jones. The story of Kate and Cullum, who have an intense and passionate affair when they were young. Now, 17 years later, she’s a married mom and successful actress, he’s happily married with young children. Then they meet again and have to choose whether to walk away from each other or grab this second chance and give their past relationship another try. Penguin, R290.
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