Book Club: New novels we’re reading this week

Twists, turns and thrills ... if you like your fiction gripping, these are for you.

Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda 

Welcome to Hollow’s Edge –  a picture perfect neighbourhood where neighbours celebrate holidays and graduations and even holidays together. A place where everyone looks out for one another.  At least, that’s how it used to be, until the night Brandon and Fiona Truett were found dead! 

Branded a grifter, a thief and a sociopath by her friends and neighbours, Ruby Fletcher was convicted of the murders. But now, freed by mistrial, she’s back. But why?

No one wants her there, least of all her old housemate, Harper Nash. As her return sends shockwaves through the community, terrified residents turn on each other, and it soon becomes clear that not everyone was honest about the night the Truetts died.

When Harper begins to receive threatening, anonymous notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else gets hurt. A thrill a minute, with enough twists and turns to make you giddy. Simon & Schuster

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

Oh … we do love a Shair Lapena read. Nothing is ever as it seems … and never more so than in her latest thriller, Not A Happy Family.

Fred and Sheila Mercer have worked hard their whole lives And it’s paid off. They have a beautiful house in the dream neighbourhood and their three adult children have always had everything they could have wished for. The family has had it good. But now, after a family dinner, the Mercers are dead. Murdered.

Their children are devastated, aren’t they? Even as they are set to inherit millions. Surely a stranger is responsible and not one of them. Every family has its secrets. In this case, however, the family’s secrets are deadly. We’re big fans of stay-up-all-night thrillers … if you are to, this one’s perfect.

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