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TOP 5 BOOKS TO GET LOST IN
Looking for something else to sink your teeth into besides that which comes from the ‘treat’ cupboard during lockdown? Here is a list of the top five Amazon Best Sellers of the week because there is nothing like getting lost in a good book…
#1 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE – By Celeste NG
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
#2 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – By Delia Owens
For years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. In late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.
Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heart-breaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
#3 THE BOY FROM THE WOODS – By Harlan Coben
A man with a mysterious past must find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away.
Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn’t know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing.
#4 THE EYES OF DARKNESS – By Dean Koontz
From bestselling phenomenon Dean Koontz, The Eyes of Darkness is a gripping thriller following a mother’s search for her son – a journey that unlocks the deadliest of secrets.
People face a dreadful danger as a buried truth struggles to surface.
A truth so frightening that its secret must be kept at the price of any life – any man, any woman…any child.
‘Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler’ The Times
#5 AMERICAN DIRT – By Jeanine Cummins
Already being hailed as “a Grapes of Wrath for our times” and “a new American classic,” Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.