Whether it's a chilling thriller, a heartwarming romance, or a hilarious take on modern life, we can always do with some whirlwind reads to get lost in.
Lisa Jewell tells three different stories in I Found You: one of a man with no memory found in a seaside town, another of a newlywed bride whose husband is missing, and one of a brother and sister on holiday in 1993. Each of these stories intertwine to create a deliciously suspenseful rollercoaster of a book. We dare you to try and put it down...
Nobody can spin a deliciously devious tale quite like Jane Fallon. Paula and Robert fell in love as drama students, and Paula gave up her own dreams to support his as he became a famous actor. But when Paula discovers that Robert is having an affair, she decides to pull off the best acting role of her life. Her plan is to make him fall for her again so that she can break his heart, properly. Revenge is best served sweet, and this book wil certainly send shivers down your spine.
Allow yourself to be swept away to Ceylon with this gorgeously immersive novel from Dinah Jefferies. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn steps off the steamer, thrilled to join her new husband, but the man that greets her is not the one she fell in love with. Soon she falls pregnant, and is faced with an unthinkable choice in the delivery room - one she knows nobody else will understand. We were mesmerised by this story of guilt and buried secrets, and we think you will be, too.
Lose yourself in a world of sparkling cocktails and poisonous secrets with A Dangerous Crossing. It's 1939, and Lily boards an ocean liner for Australia, leaving behind a Europe on the brink of war for a life filled with glamourous new friends. But soon she finds that none of them are what they seem. By the time they dock, two people on board will no longer be alive, and the world will be a very different place. This is a gripping and seductive read that you'll be thinking about for days after you reach the final page.
I Take You is the story of a serial cheater's journey to the ailse (and hopefully down it). We found ourselves racing through the pages of this hilarious and provocative debut, jumping between urging Lily to put down her drink and start acting sensibly, and relishing her sassy devil-may-care attitude. It's a wildly entertaining read for any weekend.
It's never a bad time to lose yourself in a favourite classic, and we can't resist the whirlwind romance Jane Eyre. As you follow the unforgettable story of tenacious and resilient Jane on her journey from an abusive childhood to her time as a governess for the arresting Mr Edward Rochester, your heart will be broken, healed and put through the mill more than once.
In part one of Sheila Norton's series, we meet Sam - a vet's receptionist in London who dreams of becoming a vet herself. With herunfulfilling job and rocky relationship getting her down, she jumps at the chance to visit her Nana in the countryside. But Sam soon finds that country life has a stronger pull than she expected, and she can't help but extend her visit - even with her London life calling her back...