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Silversurfers Book Club Autumn 2017

Welcome to the Silversurfers Book Club!

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which you may like to read. You can choose to read them on a tablet or an actual paperback, and you can read them in your own time. As and when you are ready, it would be great if you could write a review of the book at the bottom of our comments section and share your feedback with all who have read and reviewed them on Silversurfers. There’s nothing like a recommendation from a friend.

Below are seven suggested titles to kick off the new Autumn 2017 Silversurfers Book Club Season… Simply select the title you would like to read, and if you would like to buy it or download it for your Kindle or other tablet, there is a link next to the book title, which will direct you to Amazon, making it simple for you to buy. Alternatively, you may wish to buy the book elsewhere, or borrow it from you local library.

SIMPLY CLICK ON THE IMAGE OF THE BOOK YOU FANCY AND YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE BOOK ON AMAZON … most titles are under £4.00 to purchase and less on a Kindle!

If you have previously read another book, and would like to recommend it as a future read for the Silversurfers book club, feel free to leave the title and author in the comments section, with a brief synopsis, and your review.

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to someone Ellie does not know, each signed with an initial: A.

These alluring cartes postales of Greece brighten her life and cast a spell on her. She decides she must see this country for herself.

On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. Its pages tell the story of a man’s odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark, A‘s tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture, but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.

The Dry by Jane Harper – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Who really killed the Hadler family?

In the small town of Kiewarra, it hasn’t rained for two years. Swept up in the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, the town crackles with seething malice and unvoiced grudges. Tensions in the community are at breaking point when three members of the Hadler family are suddenly brutally murdered.

Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty, but is he just an easy scapegoat? Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation.

As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke’s death threatens to unearth. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, secrets from his past and why he left home bubble to the surface as he questions the truth of his friend’s crime.

The Dry is a descent into a flyblown, small-town Australia with the plot escalating in an ever more dizzying series of twists and revelations as we are edged ever nearer to the truth of what actually elapsed.

Nutshell by Ian McEwan – Available from Amazon >>

Book Synopsis

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but John’s not here. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan and that plan involves murder.

But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month–old resident of Trudy’s womb a Hamlet in miniature who hears and plays a very unusual kind of detective.

Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers.

 

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – Available from Amazon >>

 

Book Synopsis

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.

Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.

But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters…

The Break by Marian Keyes – Available from Amazon >> 

Book Synopsis

Amy’s husband Hugh has run away to ‘find himself’. But will he ever come back?

‘Myself and Hugh . . . We’re taking a break.’

‘A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?’

If only.

Amy’s husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving her.  He still loves her, he’s just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.

Yes, it’s a mid-life crisis, but let’s be clear: a break isn’t a break up – yet…

However, for Amy it’s enough to send her – along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers – teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she…

The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

 

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre – Available from Amazon >>

 

Book Synopsis

After 25 years, Smiley is back…

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London.  The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him.

Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Rather Be the Devil by Ian Rankin- Available from Amazon >>

 

Book Synopsis

For John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria’s killer has never been found.

Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?

In a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

ENJOY YOUR READING AND DON’T FORGET WE’D LOVE TO READ YOUR VIEWS BELOW … HAPPY READING!

 

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Ogg
3 days ago
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Thanks for voting!
Just had a look at the book list oh dear how boring they all are what happened to a good biography
Drakelady
11th Oct 2017
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Keeper of lost things....gentle story that details a way of life that seems ideal, someone who actually cares about "things lost" in these days of replace and disposal!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and wish people could care more .
NicolaS93
10th Sep 2017
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The Keeper of lost things, the story of the main character was predictable, however I liked the stories of the people who had lost the items
NicolaS93
10th Sep 2017
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I'm reading Carted Postales now, enjoying the way the stories run together. A nice easy read.
stevedore
8th Sep 2017
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Some good books but they all seem to me to be more for women than men.No Bernard Cornwell or Ian Rankin ?
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Thank you for your feedback stevedore ... we have just added the latest Ian Rankin title too ... have you read that one yet? 🙂

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