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!
A. D. Miller – The Faithful Couple is our book of the month for May.
California, 1993: Neil Collins and Adam Tayler, two young British men on the cusp of adulthood, meet at a hostel in San Diego. They strike up a friendship that, while platonic, feels as intoxicating as a romance; they travel up the coast together, harmlessly competitive, innocently collusive, wrapped up in each other. On a camping trip to Yosemite they lead each other to behave in ways that, years later, they will desperately regret.
The story of a friendship built on a shared guilt and a secret betrayal, The Faithful Couple follows Neil and Adam across two decades, through girlfriends and wives, success and failure, children and bereavements, as power and remorse ebb between them. Their bifurcating fates offer an oblique portrait of London in the boom-to-bust era of the nineties and noughties, with its instant fortunes and thwarted idealism. Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!
David Mark – Dark Winter (DS Aector McAvoy #1) is our british crime book of the month for May.
Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves. When three seemingly unconnected people are brutally murdered in the weeks before Christmas, the police must work quickly to stop more deaths.It is only McAvoy who can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God – and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game. Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!