The Dinner by Herman Koch

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A summer’s evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the delicate scraping of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of politeness – the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But the empty words hide a terrible conflict and, with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened… Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. Together, the boys have committed a horrifying act, caught on camera, and their grainy images have been beamed into living rooms across the nation; despite a police manhunt, the boys remain unidentified – by everyone except their parents. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children and, as civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruíz Zafón

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Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. Continue reading

Line of Succession – The Price of Power by Michael Vandor

Kline of succesionindle Edition, 241 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
ASIN
B00HFHKK1K
edition language
English

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Charismatic Vice President of the United States Kathleen Canfield has made history through her election. Beautiful, full of vigor and wit, she has been anointed by the media as “the female JFK”. However, as events propel her to the edge of the presidency, elements in the government set in motion plans to ensure that she never reaches the Oval Office. Continue reading

Before Nightfall by Rachel Amphlett

before nightfallBefore Nightfall by Rachel Amphlett
Paperback, 404 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by N/A
ISBN: 0992268524 (ISBN13: 9780992268527)


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Kate Foster is quick to forget the advice from a pre-deployment hostage survival course once she’s catapulted into a new job in Eastern Europe, despite the good-looking instructor. But a simple day’s task in Istanbul six months later goes horribly wrong.

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Special book review – One Plus One by JoJo Moyes

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One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted stateside, she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation, Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story that reads like a modern-day Two for the Road. Continue reading