Richard and Judy have selected six cracking reads for their latest book club, exclusive to WHSmith.
These new titles cover a spectrum of genres, from crime to history and even some romance for good measure.
The Book Club will announce a new set of books regularly throughout the year. Each list is compiled after going through a rigorous selection process, the available titles are whittled down to a longlist which Richard and Judy (alongside a group of book industry experts) read before settling on a final selection of books that they think you will love as much as they do.
Book Club selection:
An Unwanted Guest
We can’t choose the strangers we meet. As the guests arrive at the beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance. With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in – or out. And then the first body is found . . . and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them – and nowhere to run.
Something in the Water
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough. Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora. While scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water... Could the
life of your dreams be the stuff of nightmares? Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret.
The Stranger Diaries
Clare Cassidy is no stranger to tales of murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland, she teaches a short course on them every year. Then Clare’s life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R.M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer’s works somehow hold the key to the case. Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary.
Dark Sacred Night
Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl. Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. The murder was of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, who was brutally killed and her body left in a dumpster like trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and to bring her killer to justice.
The Lost Man
Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the Australian outback. They are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart. They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? If he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects...
An Unsuitable Woman
Theo Miller is young, bright and ambitious when he and his earnest sister Maud step off the train into the simmering heat of Nairobi. Both eagerly await their new life, yet neither are prepared for the pain it will bring. When Theo meets American heiress Sylvie de Croÿ, he is welcomed into her inner circle. Yet behind Sylvie’s intoxicating allure lies a powerful cocktail of lust, betrayal, and violence. As dark clouds gather over Kenya’s future and his own, Theo must escape this most unsuitable woman and find his way back to Maud – before it is too late.