The Richard and Judy Book Club September 2020

The Richard and Judy Book Club September 2020

Welcome to the new Richard and Judy Book Club September 2020, 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.

The Heatwave by Kate Riordan

After a decade living in London Sylvie, a French woman, and her 13 year old daughter Emma, are summoned back to Sylvie’s old family home in the south of France. There, in a swelteringly hot summer, Sylvie becomes haunted by the ghost of her troubled older daughter, Elodie, who died ten years ago in awful circumstances, and Sylvie is forced to confront a dark and dangerous past she had long buried... Read More

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

Thirty years ago a boy was found living wild in the dense New Jersey backwoods. He had no memory of how he got there, how long he’d been there, or who his family were. Given the name Wilde and now a decorated soldier, he still prefers to live outdoors, alone. But his unique tracking skills are prized, never more so than when a local girl goes missing. Can Wilde find her? The search will prove to be the most dangerous task he has ever undertaken... Read More

The Confession by Jessie Burton

One winter’s afternoon in 1980 a young woman meets an older writer and quickly falls under her spell. The writer, Connie, is famous; her successful novel is being made into a major Hollywood film. Young Elise accompanies Connie to L.A. Thirty years later Elise’s daughter, Rose, seeks answers about her missing mother. Posing as a secretary she tricks Connie into revealing hidden secrets... Read More

Can You Hear Me by Jake Jones

This was written before coronavirus thrust the NHS into the whitest heat of front-line, life-or-death patient care. But of course, it’s always been like that, especially for the paramedics on the very front line of medicine. Jake Jones has written a searing, honest, often funny, account of life in the UK ambulance service...Read More

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

Twin sisters; both claim they have found their father dead in his apartment. Each blames the other for his murder. They both stand trial jointly accused. But only one sister did it. Which of these women is guilty? Which of them is lying through her teeth to frame the other – and why... Read More

Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer

An extraordinarily gripping personal testament to raw courage, determination, and dream-chasing. Rough Magic is Lara Prior-Palmer’s diary of riding in the world’s wildest horse race, the Mongol Derby, an epic adventure involving 25 horses (per rider) across 1,000kms of the empty Mongolian plains. An exhausting, exhilarating book; we’ve never read anything quite like it... Read More