It’s Easter weekend, so we all know what that means – FOUR DAYS OF READING! Oh, and ridiculous amounts of chocolate of course…
With a lovely long weekend ahead of us and some fantastic weather promised, we can’t wait to find a sunny spot in the park and sink our teeth into some of the best crime and thrillers around, so read on to find out what we’re excited to be reading this weekend:
Helen – Avon
I am SO excited about reading Belinda Bauer’s latest, The Facts of Life and Death, over the long Easter weekend. I’ve been hearing the most brilliant things about it, plus, how can you not pick up a book that hooks you in with these lines?
‘Call your mother.’
‘What do I say?’
Pretty chilling stuff. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Kate – HarperFiction
I love Easter, because you feel completely justified in settling down on the sofa with a cup of tea, a good book, and huge pile of chocolate. I will be reading/editing the new Faye Kellerman novel, MURDER 101, as well as (finally) making a start on THE LUMINARIES, and BURIAL RITES. My hot tip from our KillerReads Easter line-up is THE BOOK OF YOU, by Claire Kendal.
Katie M – HarperFiction
I’ve recently discovered that I love historical crime thrillers! So I’m going to be reading The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor. Set during the American War of Independence, the central mystery to this novel sounds absolutely gripping – and I know that Andrew is an extremely skillful historical writer so the historical detail is sure to be fascinating.
The novel features the character Edward Savill, who will also be the focus in Andrew’s upcoming novel The Silent Boy (not out until the end of August) so I can’t wait to get to know this character from the very beginning!
Lucy – HarperFiction
Somewhat at odds with the sunny weather, I’m reading The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne. Everyone has been raving about this brilliantly atmospheric thriller, which is set on a Scottish island in the middle of nowhere. The story is about Sarah and Angus Moorcraft, who move to the island after the death of their daughter, Lydia. She leaves behind an identical twin sister, Kirstie. But then Kirstie starts claiming that she is Lydia, and that it was in fact Kirstie who died. Can Sarah really not recognise her own children, or is there something more sinister at work?