What we read in June

A selection of books recommended by our Crime Fiction Book Group. Our Zoom meetings are rather more constrained than our get-togethers in Oundle Library. Being online means we have to be much more disciplined about speaking in turn, so our ‘freewheeling’ discussions –...

The Drifter by Nick Petrie

In Peter Ash, Petrie has created a hero in the Jack Reacher mould but different. 5-Stars! How many times do you see a quote from Lee Child on a book cover? Or quotes from someone comparing a book to Lee Child’s novels, or a hero to Jack Reacher? Too often to shake a...

Hunted by Arne Dahl

A Scandi Noir thriller with a grisly conclusion. (Now there’s a surprise!) Hunted, by the Swedish author Arne Dahl, does not work well as a standalone read. It took me almost two months to finally get to grips with this book, and it was after I’d finished it...

Walk the Wire by David Baldacci

Another book in the Amos Decker series. But this one is rather disappointing. David Baldacci is one of those authors whose books I wait for, so I was really chuffed to be able to read this new title via the BorrowBox library. Walk the Wire is Book 6 in his Amos Decker...