Fiction Books We’re Loving this Month: February

Fiction Books We’re Loving this Month: February

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Lovely Lou Clark is back in the much-anticipated third and final instalment of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You trilogy. In Still Me, Lou Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Sam alive across thousands of miles. As she finds herself in the world of the super-rich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life but not without facing obstacles along the way.

Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she tries to stay true to herself, while pushing to live boldly in her brave new world.

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Richard and Judy Spring 2018 Book Club pick The Marriage Pact is a thought-provoking and nail-biting thriller that will keep you reading late into the night.

Newlyweds Jake and Alice are offered a mysterious wedding gift, membership of a club which promises its couples will never divorce. Signing The Pact seems the start to a perfect marriage. Until one of them breaks the rules. The marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare. Because The Pact is for life. And its members will do anything to make sure no one leaves…If you enjoyed The Couple Next Door then you won’t be able to resist The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond.

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a very happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. That is until someone mentions that they could be together for another sixty-eight years and panic sets in. To keep their relationship alive, they decide to create little surprises for one another, from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates, but mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking discoveries. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.

A lovely story that explores what makes a loyal, loving marriage, Surprise Me is scattered with hilarious shenanigans and few jaw-dropping revelations that will leave you surprised! Fun, light-hearted and laugh out loud, Surprise Me is everything we love about Sophie Kinsella.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Our WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year 2017, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is now out in paperback, so if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?!

Gail Honeyman’s compelling debut introduces us to Eleanor Oliphant, a thirty year old office worker with a rigid routine of the same food, clothes and activities week after week. Her weekends are spent shut away in her flat with two bottles of vodka. Known as a bit of an oddball around the office, Eleanor often finds that others look uncomfortable when she speaks to them, but she puts it down to their poor social skills and bad manners. But when a chance encounter throws Eleanor and a new colleague in IT together, a tentative and platonic friendship slowly develops that threatens to tear down the walls that Eleanor has built around herself. Maybe Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine; but is ‘fine’ enough?

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

The Woman in the Window is the latest crime thriller everyone has been talking about.

Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times and spying on her neighbours. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, and their teenage son. The perfect family. But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

Give Me the Child by Melanie McGrath

Dr Cat Lupo aches for another child so when Ruby Winter, a small girl in need of help, arrives in the middle of the night, it seems like fate. But Ruby is her husband’s eleven-year-old love child, a daughter she never knew he had and has nowhere else to go now her mother has been found in their South London flat. On deciding to take her in, Cat questions whether her decision to help Ruby has put her own daughter at risk.

Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist.

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

Queen of historical fiction Philippa Gregory, once again brings history to life in her final Tudor novel, The Last Tudor.

A tale of betrayal and divided loyalties in the battle for the throne of England, The Last Tudor is told from the perspective of Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters Mary and Katherine. Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom. A fascinating look at one of the most documented times in history, Phillipa Gregory blends fantasy and reality to craft a compelling story.

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel

Loved around the world for her all-consuming romance novels, Danielle Steel has done it again with her new book Against All Odds, a powerful story of a mother’s unconditional love.

Kate Madison’s stylish boutique has been a big success in New York, supporting her and her four chidren since her husband’s untimely death. Now, her children have grown up and are ready to forge lives of their own. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, falls for a client in a criminal case. Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true. Justin is a struggling writer who pushes his partner for children before they’re financially or emotionally ready. And Willie, the youngest, makes a choice that shocks them all. For Kate – loving, supportive and outspoken – the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect her children from their choices, but can only love them as they make them.

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Late Show is an exciting new thriller from bestselling author Michael Connelly introducing us to Renée Ballard, a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD.

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s been given this as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a car park and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Against orders and her own partner’s wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases interlink they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won’t give up her job no matter what is thrown at her.

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