In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen
A fatal illness takes hold of a hard-working Amish community in Pennsylvania, and soon its members are talking about a curse. When an entire family is found dead, ex-NYPD homicide detective, Elizabeth Harris, suspects a more sinister cause. A high body count, but well written nevertheless.
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan
Margot is a teacher who also writes the ‘Dear Amy’ agony aunt column for a local paper. When a school girl goes missing, Amy starts getting letters from a girl who went missing twenty years before. Plenty of suspense and an original plot make this psychological thriller an absolute page-turner.
The Dry by Jane Harper
The harsh Australian outback is the setting for this murder story about a small town and its secrets. When Aaron Falk returns home for the funeral of an old friend and his family, the assumption is that it is a case of murder-suicide. Only Aaron is not so sure. A taut and riveting read with an unpredictable ending.
The Secret Ways of Perfume by Cristina Cabani
A betrayal drives Elena from her family home in Italy to Paris where she can use her rare gift for being able to decipher the ingredients of perfume. But perfume is more than just the components of a scent; it is about memory, emotion and even the truth. A delightful, romantic and memorable novel, a best-seller in Italy.
The Hotel on Mulberry Bay by Melissa Hill
Returning to the family business – a hotel on picturesque Mulberry Bay – two sisters reunite to face a crisis and deal with a surprising revelation by their father. Everything rests on the girls’ ability to save their hotel. Quirky characters, a charming Irish setting and community spirit get this story home.
Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse
Ruby and Verity are from the opposite sides of the tracks, yet are friends, even when their fortunes are reversed. As Britain is rocked by the threat of war, an event threatens to tear their friendship apart. Will they be able to survive the war in order to put things right? This is a compelling read that you will devour in a day.
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