Somehow, but I don’t know how, I read 10 books in December and wrote about 6 of them.
- The Bone Field by Simon Kernick – publication date 12 January 2017. My review will follow shortly.
- The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle – one of those books that gripped me and kept me guessing all the way through.
- The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick – alternating between the Tudor period and the present day following the life of Alison Banestre as she moves between the centuries trying to find out what happened to Mary Seymour.
- A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards – a beautiful and intense book, full of emotion and passion, a really dramatic story, layered and full of depth.
- Worth Killing For by Ed James – Set in East London, this is the second DI Fenchurch novel, a bang up to date police procedural full of action, street talk and social and political commentary.
- Frost at Christmas by R D Wingfield – the first of R D Wingfield’s DI Jack Frost series.
- Corpus by Rory Clements- set in 1936, a most satisfying and compelling thriller.
- Village Christmas by Laurie Lee – a portrait of England through the changing years and seasons, a picture of a vanished world.
- Fatal Option by Chris Beakey – another new book to be published in February ‘A tragic accident. A family in crisis. And a killer watching every move.’ This is not really my sort of book – too much description of violence.
- The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane – my review will follow shortly.
My book of the month is The Marriage Lie by Kimberley Belle, a new-to-me author, so I didn’t know what to expect. I loved it. Once I began reading I just didn’t want to put the book down and I raced through it, anxious to know what happened next. And plenty did happen in one of the most convoluted and complex plots I’ve read in a while. The pace is terrific and the tension just builds and builds in this psychological thriller.