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August 2007 Book of the MonthBeautifully told through notes left on the kitchen fridge, here is an intimate glimpse into the lives of a mother who has just discovered she’s got cancer, and her teenage daughter. This tragic but ultimately uplifting debut novel explores what being a ‘good mother’ or a ‘good daughter’ really means. It is a reminder of how much can be said in so few words, if only we made the time to say them. It’s utterly compelling and totally unputdownable for parent and teenager alike.
June 2007 Book of the MonthA happy marriage, a sexual fantasy and then everything gets out of control, quite alarmingly so towards the end. This is a tragic story with echoes of American Beauty. It is based on misunderstandings which at times are a bit head-shaking …. How could he have thought that … but as the reader you have to accept he did, go with it and watch the suffering. It is a fast, enjoyable read with some astute observations on modern marriage and illicit sex.Similar this month: None but try Penelope Evans.Comparison: Maggie O’Farrell, Joshilyn Jackson, Elisabeth Hyde.
April 2007 Book of the MonthA brilliant, gritty, well plotted second novel from Roberta Kray. When Eve Weston’s brother is targeted in jail and badly beaten Eve makes a deal with another con to get him protection but the man she asks for help, Cavelli, asks that she do whatever he asks of her in return. Soon her apartment is being broken in to, her ex-husbands flat is ransacked, people start getting murdered and it becomes apparent that someone wants something Eve has got, the only problem is she doesn’t know what it is. Propelled on by great plot development and believable well rounded characters this is a real page turner and one that we highly recommend. If you enjoy this title you might also like to read Roberta Kray's previous novel, The Debt.
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