If you have missed the first couple of prgrammes, you can catch up on the Channel 4 website, where you will also features on the eight authors.
The eight titles to be discussed this series are:
- The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
When Eve falls for the secretive, charming Dom in Switzerland, their whirlwind relationship leads them to purchase an abandoned house in a rural hamlet in the south of France. As the beautiful Provence summer turns to autumn, Eve finds it impossible to ignore the mysteries that haunt both her lover and the run-down old house
- Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane
16-year-old Amanda McCready has disappeared. Her anxious aunt contacts Patrick Kenzie to investigate. It is not the first time she has gone missing, as Patrick well knows – he was the investigator who worked on her case when she was kidnapped before, as a 4-year-old. But this is not a simple case of a runaway girl.
- A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
This novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other’s pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters.
- Night Road by Kristin Hannah
Set on Pine Island, this is the story of three teenagers – Lexi, Mia and her twin brother Zach. The twins meet Lexi on their first day of high school. Lexi finds a soul mate in Mia and falls in love with the gorgeous Zach. But life changes for them all on a fateful summer’s night following their graduation party.
- The Book Of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric
12-year-old Minguillo, who has already contrived to lose one sibling, is listening to the birth-cries of his new sister Marcella, a threat to his inheritance. Minguillo’s jealousy will condemn his sister to a series of fates as a cripple, a madwoman and a nun. But Marcella is not quite the soft target Minguillo imagines.
- The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg
Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family’s past and finally uncover the reasons why
- The Radleys by Matt Haig
The Radleys are an everyday family who juggle dysfunctional lives. Except, as Peter and Helen Radley know, but their children have yet to find out, the Radleys happen to be a family of abstaining vampires. When one night Clara finds herself driven to commit a bloodthirsty act, her parents decide to explain a few things.
This isn’t an ordinary love story. But then Grace isn’t an ordinary girl. On her first day at the Briar Mental Institute, Grace meets Daniel. He sees someone to share secrets and canoodle with, someone to fight for. This is Grace’s story: her life, its betrayals and triumphs, the disappointment and loss, the taste of freedom.