The Pact

A thriller we couldn’t put down. We were lucky to be given enough copies of The Pact by Sharon Bolton so we could all read it at the same time and discuss it when we met. And it gets a solid thumbs up from everyone. The novel begins with six clever friends who, while...

The Maddaddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood

A weird and still-wonderful sci-fi trilogy from the marvellous Margaret Atwood. I first read these books as they were published and found them very good. The trilogy consists of Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009) and MaddAddam (2013). Recently I...

The Old Enemy by Henry Porter

Part-espionage, part-thriller and part-political, this is another wonderful story in the Paul Samson series. Sometimes I’ll really miss a book. And I enjoyed The Old Enemy by Henry Porter so much that several days after finishing it I’ve woken up wishing I had more of...

The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter

An attractive student. An older professor. Think you know the story? Think again. This 2021 book from Cara Hunter was a bit of a surprise. It’s number five in a series about a detective inspector, Adam Fawley, and his team based in Oxford. I’m not too keen on lengthy...