OK, I'm about a year or two after everyone else - I normally don't like over-hyped books. But wow, this one is well worth the hype!
Gillian Flynn manages to twist and turn things around, leaving the reader suspecting but at the same time completely uprepared for the next turn of events. Masterly!
When Amy disappears on the morning of their 5th anniversary, Nick starts to wonder how well he really knew the woman he is married to. The police suspect him of murder, her diary shows she was afraid of him. Nick claims he is innocent, but can we believe him? Brilliantly told through both Amy's and Nick's perspective and full of gripping suspense. Heartily recommended!
Dave Eggers – The Circle is our book of the month for September.
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. … What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!
Antonia Hodgson – The Devil in the Marshalsea is our book of the month for September.
London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into the hell of a debtors' prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies. A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th Century London. Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!