Welcome to the new Richard and Judy Summer 2022 Book Club, featuring six new titles chosen by our favourite book-loving couple to get us reading, thinking and talking about exciting new stories. As usual, we will have everything you need to get the most out of the book club, including reviews by Richard and Judy! Get reading today and join in with the conversation online afterwards.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty takes her own good time in unpacking this delicious family saga, but that does not mean it is in the slightest bit slow. You’ll savour every page of her description of how the successful, seemingly happy Delaney family reacts to the sudden mysterious disappearance of the matriarch, Joy. Did her husband Stan have a hand in it? Are the Delaney’s collectively hiding something? Gripping, poignant - and at times, actually very funny.... Read More

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

This psychological thriller is superb. A young man is murdered in a houseboat on London’s Regent’s Canal. The search for his killer focuses on a small but intensely connected group of people, each with their own possible motives. Fiendishly clever and full of explosive twists, at heart it’s intensely human. Loved it...Read More

Never by Ken Follett

Ken Follett certainly couldn’t have envisaged how extraordinarily timely his first contemporary novel in over ten years would turn out to be. With the world trembling at the awful possibilities of nuclear escalation after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NEVER is a fascinating account of how the path to unthinkable conflict can be a stumbling series of false steps. Breathtakingly good. ... Read More

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

A sun-drenched hen weekend just for the girls – but after the first couple of idyllic days and nights on the beautiful island of Aegos, everything starts to fall apart. Secrets, lies, and tensions bubble to the surface. What started as a carefree holiday for six takes a deadly turn – and they are no longer six. A good old-fashioned page-turner, this. You’ll love it.Read More

Lily by Rose Tremain

On a winter’s night in 1850, an abandoned baby girl is rescued from a London Park by a young constable and taken to the Foundling Hospital. So begins the life of Lily Mortimer, a Victorian orphan in a cruelly righteous world. If you enjoy historical fiction you will love this beautiful, mesmerising novel. We did....Read More

How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott

Lissa, Georgie and Bronwyn are best friends, bound together by their love of open-water swimming. So how could star swimmer Lissa drown off the coast of a remote island where she and her husband run an idyllic holiday resort? An inexplicable accident? Or something much darker? And are her best friends as devastated as they seem? There’s a serpent in paradise - literally....Read More