Richard and Judy’s Autumn reads

image-medium (16)Richard and Judy’s autumn reads. Curl up on the sofa and turn the central heating up! A lot of these are rated 5 star by Leeds readers

 Snow White Must Die -Nele Neuhaus

One evening, 11 years ago, two 17-year-old girls vanished without trace from the village of Altenhain. 20-year-old Tobias Sartorius was imprisoned for the murders. Now released, his presence in the village is stirring up the events of the past. But when another girl goes missing DI Pia Kirchhoff is called in to investigate

The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret – something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive!

The Twins -Saskia Sarginson

Isolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they’ve grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer for a fashion magazine with a photographer boyfriend and a flat in London, and Viola, desperately unhappy and struggling with a lifelong eating disorder. What happened all those years ago to set the twins on such different paths to adulthood?

The Last Runaway – Tracy Chevalier

When Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers, and life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental

Never Coming Back -Tim Weaver

It was supposed to be the start of a big night out. But when Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie’s house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner’s cooking, the TV’s on, but Carrie, her husband and their two daughters are gone. When the police draw a blank, Emily asks missing persons investigator David Raker to find them. It’s clear someone doesn’t want the family found, but as he gets closer to the truth, Raker begins to uncover evidence of a sinister cover-up, spanning decades and costing countless lives

Heartbreak Hotel -Deborah Moggach

Russell ‘Buffy’ Buffery erstwhile thespian and thrice-married B&B owner has hit on an idea: So you’ve split up. It happens to the best of us. But marriage is a division of labour and chances are you’ve relied on your Better Half for something you can’t do yourself fixing the house, sorting out the finances. When they’ve gone, you’re as helpless as a baby. Enrol on Courses for Divorces and in a week youll be able to stand on your own two feet. Join Buffy and his raggle-taggle group of singletons and divorcees as they seek solace and late-flowering love in this novel

Instructions For A Heatwave – Maggie O’Farrell

London, July 1976. It hasn’t rained for months, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he’s going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn’t come back. The search for Robert brings Gretta’s children – two estranged sisters and a brother on the brink of divorce – back home, each with different ideas as to where their father might have gone. None of them suspects that their mother might have an explanation that even now she cannot share

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