The List of Suspicious Things (by Jennie Godfrey)

Preview Copy – “The List of Suspicious Things” by Jennie Godfrey is a coming-of-age story set in 1970s Yorkshire, UK. The story revolves around a 12-year-old girl named Miv, who lives in a community where women are afraid of the serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper. As the Ripper’s attacks grow more frequent, Miv’s…

The Keeper of Stories (by Sally Page)

The Keeper of Stories: A Heartfelt Journey Through Life’s Stories “The Keeper of Stories” is a beautifully written novel that revolves around Janice, a house cleaner who collects the stories of the people she works for. The book is a captivating exploration of human experiences, emotions, and relationships, delving into themes such as misplaced guilt,…

Lessons in Chemistry (by Bonnie Garmus)

“Lessons in Chemistry” is a heartwarming and inspiring story about a young woman’s journey to becoming a chemist during the 1960s. The novel is set in a time when women were often relegated to traditional roles and men dominated the sciences, making the protagonist’s journey all the more compelling. The story follows Elizabeth Zott, a…

I Will Find You (by Harlan Coben)

Do you have go to Authors? For example, if you are looking for a legal thriller then you might choose a John Grisham novel, or looking for Crime Detective genre with Michael Connelly (Bosch series). Maybe you feel like a Social Commentary blast and opt for Zadie Smith or an investigation into a historic character…

Never (by Ken Follett)

The story is so captivating and relevant to present events. The characters are well-developed, and you feel like you know them personally. Ken Follett is a masterful storyteller, and I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrilling story with an ending that is thoroughly plausible and a wake-up call to presidents and…

The Storyteller of Casablanca (by Fiona Valpy)

The story is twofold. Zoe in 2010, moves to Casablanca with her husband and baby daughter, Grace because of her husband’s job. She can feel her marriage flatlining and her life is crumbling. Then she finds a box hidden under a floorboard of the old house they have rented, which contains the journal of a young girl Josie ..

The Counterfeit Candidate (by Brian Klein)

This debut novel published in July 2021 has over 1500 five star reviews, and as the renowned author Peter James says “The best ‘what if?’ thriller I’ve read since Day of the Jackal”. The Counterfeit Candidate has been meticulously researched and the background information gives the book much credibility. Brian Klein is a natural storyteller..

The Paris Library (by Janet Skeslien Charles)

Once again I find myself transported back to World War II, this time in Paris. The last read was Simon Scarrow’s Blackout in wartime Berlin. Strange as I am not consciously picking wartime novels based on fact! The Paris Library is founded on the contribution the American Library in Paris made to the lives of…

This is the Night They Come for You (by Robert Goddard)

Robert Goddard is a natural storyteller, and This is the Night They Come For You is yet another riveting read. The last book The Fine Art of Invisible Detection was superb (and also reviewed in RdrStr)! This is the Night They Come for You is a completely different, and another classic Goddard novel.

The Law of Innocence (by Michael Connelly)

Who writes the best legal thrillers? John Grisham, Scott Turow, Lee Harper or Michael Connelly? John Grisham has written some classic novels but he is not consistent – especially of late. Opinions will be divided and other authors will be thrown into the mix for sure. Michael Connelly may be more famous for his Bosch…