The Richard and Judy Book Club 2019

The Richard and Judy Book Club 2019

Welcome to the new Richard and Judy 2019 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.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Who is the Marsh Girl? Why does she haunt the beautiful backwaters along the North Carolina coast? Is she a threat to the local, isolated community, or are they a threat to her? What does she know about the suspected murder of a young man, found dead under a deserted fire tower? Delia Owens’s debut novel will have you reading until dawn... Read More

The Whisper Man by Alex North

In a story that some are calling the best crime novel of the decade, Alex North creates a truly terrifying scenario: that of the so-called ‘Whisper Man’ who preys on small children in and around the quiet village of Featherbank. Can newly-widowed Tom Kennedy keep his eccentric and gifted son, Jake, safe? Some of these chapters will raise the hairs on the backs of your arms... Read More

She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

They are a group of bright young people standing on the threshold of great things. Then their camping trip in the forest goes horribly wrong when one of them – the youngest, Aurora Jackson – simply vanishes without trace on a hot, humid July night in 1983. Thirty years later, a body is found. The long-buried past is back, and with a vengeance... Read More

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, brutally kills her beloved husband. At her trial she refuses to speak and her silence condemns her. Convicted, she’s admitted to a secure psychiatric unit. A new young therapist is determined to break her continued silence. The final twist is breath-taking. A superb psychological thriller...Read More

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

A young criminal lawyer takes on her first murder case in this dark and compelling domestic-noir thriller. Alison has it all – a perfect family and a rising career. But she’s a mess, a heavy drinker, and addicted to illicit sex. When her priggish husband confronts her, Alison is contrite. But he is not what he seems. This book is disturbing, murky, and compulsive... Read More

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

This twisty and engrossing history of two families entangled in a house of dark secrets is an excellent psychological mystery. Libby inherits a fabulous house in Chelsea on her 25th birthday. She knows she’s adopted, but nothing at all about her birth family. What she discovers is a dark atmospheric thread leading to a cult, murder and family betrayal. Compulsive, creepy, and menacing – a great read.... Read More