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British romantic suspense par excellence. She mixes human relationships, the highs and lows of different loves, a terrorist plot which is quite frightening and lots of drama, together in an explosive cocktail. Warning, have Kleenexes to hand by the end. She is a highly competent, dramatic author with lots of backlist to get hooked into.Comparison: Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Sidney Sheldon.Similar this month: None, but try Nicholas Sparks, Sarah Rayne.
A powerful tale of love and family, flitting back into the past as a man comes to grips with the murder of his father and the close proximity of the love of his life, married to another. As with Sebastian Faulks or Douglas Kennedy, this is the sort of absorbing novel that can be enjoyed by thriller readers or saga readers alike, both genders and all ages. It is just one great, big, thoroughly engaging read.Comparison: Sebastian Faulks, Douglas Kennedy, Kate Atkinson.Similar this month: Amitav Ghosh, Jonathan Tropper.
Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 15th June 2005 and voted the second most enjoyable book by viewersThe perfect summer read, a fresh highly engaging romance with the added ingredients of food. Set in Rome and starring a young American exchange student and two Italian men, one chef, one waiter, it is the most enormous fun. Full of produce, dishes and traditional Italian recipes, lust, duplicity and unrequited love, it's utterly charming, beautifully written and I do highly recommend it, certainly if you are going to Italy. Richard and Judy have just chosen it as one of their chosen six summer reads.
To hear a sample from this audiobook click here. The 40 Best Audio books comment: The quirkiest travelogue since The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, except that the places Charlie Connelly sets off to explore are as familiar as your living room furniture. Lundy, Portland, Fisher, German Bight, South East Iceland - you've heard the long mysterious litany of names on the shipping forecast every night and maybe even worried about the gale force eights and nines that threaten to overwhelm them, but where on earth are they and what if anything happens on them? Connelly tells all with great panache. Read by: Alex JenningsAbridgedAudio Length: 3 hours and 6 min.
Aliens are amongst us and have been manipulating our past and our future. The master visionary SF author and his acknowledged heir come together again (the first was The Light of Other Days) to create a time travel extravaganza spanning countless centuries and cutting-edge ideas.Comparison: Peter F Hamilton, Iain M Banks, Greg Bear.Similar this month: None, but do try Andy Secombe, it’s such fun.
A short story collection revolving around family relationships. June 2010 Guest Editor Patrick Gale on Damon Galgut... Cape Towner Galgut has won plaudits, especially from envious peers, for his extraordinary concision. His process in producing his novels seems to be all about stripping back and cutting out. Small surprise, then, that this collection published in his early twenties already bore the authentic stamp of his minimalist genius. The title novella draws on his own experience to show how a boy’s dangerous illness opens fissures in his household.
Even though you’ve done it all before, second weddings can be highly complicated. Light, frothy, feel-good stuff with enough hurdles to keep you wondering how it will all turn out. Delicious fun. Comparison: Cathy Kelly, Sheila O’Flanagan, Patricia Scanlan.Similar this month: Erica James, Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees.
When you think of the slave trade I am sure you picture black Africans torn from their homes and cruelly treated in America, or maybe the Israelites in Ancient Egypt, but I don’t expect you picture the millions of white Europeans sold in the slave markets of North Africa in the 17th century. This is their story, action packed, extraordinary reading, gleaned from original diaries, journals and letters. I was surprised to discover the Moroccans invading the south coast of England in 1625 and the fact that it wasn’t until 1816 that the British fleet attacked Algiers.
Missing vials of a deadly virus hold a desperate bunch together during a Christmas blizzard. Scary, thrilling, one of his best and totally compulsive. Whatever this man’s subject matter, from mediaeval history, World War II to contemporary thriller, he is always brilliant. All his books are highly recommended to both genders and all ages. Comparison: Clare Francis, Nelson DeMille, Jack Higgins.Similar this month: Guy Walters, Jeffery Deaver.
Renowned for his excellent ancient historical thrillers, Manfredi changes gear a little and gives us a dual time tale, Greece 1983, an archaeological dig in 1973, and the ancient world of The Odyssey in the twist. He is an Italian history scholar so you know you are getting the genuine stuff. Personally I love to be educated and thrilled at the same time. He’s good. Comparison: Dan Brown, Wilbur Smith, Christian Jacq.Similar this month: Guy Walters, Jeffery Deaver.
She has a lush, luxurious, highly colourful style which I find enchanting. Full of twists and turns and magic and spellbinding imagination, she is one of my favourites in the genre. This is the beginning of a trilogy â€˜Lionwolfâ€™ but complete within itself. Itâ€™s an exhilarating rollercoaster read of ghosts, gods and demons set in a frozen waste land. Not to be missed; itâ€™s fantastic.Comparison: Katharine Kerr, Jenny Wurtz, Ursula K Le Guin.Similar this month: David and Leigh Eddings, Andy Secombe (for comic fantasy).
A novel about grief and rebuilding which could border on the depressive but actually is so beautifully written and so tenderly handled it is uplifting, funny, warm and eventually joyous. The style completely wins you over, you feel for Sophie all the way, she’s quite a woman and this is a wonderful first novel.Comparison: Adriana Trigiani, Fannie Flagg, Rebecca Wells.Similar this month: Nicholas Sparks, Lou Wakefield.
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