Ghosted

Cori’s Pick: Ghosted: A Novel by Rosie Walsh Ghosted is Rosie Walsh’s American debut. The story is centered around one amazing week shared by Sarah and Eddie. There is an immediate attraction between them, but when Eddie leaves for a planned vacation, Sarah never hears back from him. From there, the story develops with twists…

Still Life with Monkey

Sara’s Pick:  Still Life With Monkey by Katharine Weber This is the story of a young man, now a quadriplegic from a car accident, his wife and his helper, a tufted capuchin monkey named Ottoline. Architect Duncan and his co-worker Todd had gone to visit a construction site and when driving home were involved in…

America for Beginners

Cori’s Pick: America for Beginners by Leah Franqui An online summary describes this book as ‘…a funny poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream…’. My love for debut fiction made me reach for this book and the summary proved extremely accurate on all fronts. Pival…

All We Ever Wanted

Cori’s Pick: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin This is a story of how family and deep-rooted values can easily be overshadowed by money and privilege. Coming from modest and humble beginnings, Nina hardly recognizes her new life. Her husband made a fortune selling his tech business and their son Finch goes to the…

Something in the Water

Cori’s Pick: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman Well, the ‘something’ that I thought was going to be in the water was completely wrong! This is the debut novel for author Catherine Steadman – who is best known for her role in Downton Abbey as Mabel Lane Fox. Steadman has written a thriller that…

The Liar’s Girl

Sara’s Pick: The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan How A young woman has been living abroad in the Netherlands for 10 years after her boyfriend confessed to, and was convicted of, being a serial killer. The police contact her when the murders start again after 10 years. Will is still in prison but claims to…

Mrs. Caliban

Jane’s Pick: Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls First published in 1982, Mrs. Caliban has been republished this year. Even though it is a reissue – it feels very relevant today. How to describe this small gem of a book? A surreal Mrs. Dalloway? Shakespeare’s Tempest turned on its head?  A satire of a modern romance…

A Simple Favor

Cori’s Pick: A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell A few weeks ago I saw a movie preview for A Simple Favor, (which is set for release in September and stars Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick) that looked really interesting, see the trailer here – and I’m dying over the music!  I immediately checked for the…

Close to Home

Sara’s Pick: Close to Home by Cara Hunter A little girl goes missing from a costume party hosted by her parents, celebrating the end of the school year. No one seems to know quite when Daisy was last seen, and as more and more secrets are revealed, it becomes clear thing weren’t as wonderful at…

Too Close to Breathe

Sara’s Pick: Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan An apparent suicide by Eleanor Costello that turns out not to be a suicide. Another woman’s death that turns out to be connected to the first through Eleanor’s husband form the framework for this police procedural set in Dublin. On her first assignment back after suffering…