Silversurfers Book Club Autumn 2021

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 as part of our Silversurfers Book Club.

How and when you read is up to you; you can choose to read them on a tablet or an actual paperback, and you can read them in your own time.

When you’ve finished reading, join us in the comments section below this post and write a review of the book and share your feedback with others who have read along too.

To get you started, below are some suggested titles to kick off the new Autumn 2021 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 tablets, 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 your 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 around £6 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.

The Godmothers by Monica McInerney

Book Synopsis

Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changed her life.

Thirteen years on, Eliza is deliberately living as safely as possible, avoiding close relationships and devoting herself to her job. Out of the blue, an enticing invitation from one of her godmothers prompts a leap into the unknown.

Within a fortnight, Eliza finds herself in the middle of a complicated family in Edinburgh. There’s no such thing as an ordinary day any more. Yet, amidst the chaos, Eliza begins to blossom. She finds herself not only hopeful about the future, but ready to explore her past, including the biggest mystery of all – who is her father?

Set in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and England, THE GODMOTHERS is a great big hug of a book that will fill your heart to bursting. It is a moving and perceptive story about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves.

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

Book Synopsis

The scorching new thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train is set on a London canal where a man is found stabbed to death in his houseboat. A local community of suspects is quickly introduced: a bunch of misfits including a busybody neighbour, a troubled one-night stand, and exes with a backdrop of tragedy and a reason to kill. Hawkins cleverly racks up the tension without losing sight of her motley crew of characters and their tangled web of secrets, while the slow fire of jealousy, hatred and lust for revenge gradually emerges. Paying huge attention to detail in the light and shadows of the canal and its surroundings, Hawkins’ atmospheric tale may not enjoy the fanfare of The Girl On The Train, but anyone who loves a good page-turning thriller should consider bagging a copy.


How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie

Book Synopsis

When Grace discovers that her millionaire father rejected her mother’s dying wish to recognise her as his daughter and help her, she decides to avenge her mother by killing him and his family. Grace’s motivation to eliminate her father and his family is perfectly understandable and makes her the ultimate anti-hero.

What makes the story extraordinary is the lengths she goes to carry out her plan. As Grace says, there is a certain art to a good murder and with each murder more ingenious than the last Grace definitely shows us her artistic side!

V2 by Robert Harris

Book Synopsis

Meet Rudi, a German rocket scientist who dreams of launching rockets to the moon. Instead, he is forced by the Nazis to develop the infamous V2, the world’s first truly ballistic missile. Can he follow their orders? Meanwhile what of Kay, a young English intelligence officer sent to occupied Europe to find and destroy the V2 launch sites? A gripping, human story – Harris at his best.

That Night by Gillian McAllister

Book Synopsis

A hot summer night in an Italian holiday villa is the setting for this tense psychological drama.  Frannie, the youngest of three grownup siblings, makes a desperate phone call.  She’s accidentally run a man down; she needs help.  Cathy and Joe rush to their sister’s side. The man is clearly dead.  Should they call the police and see their sister incarcerated in an Italian jail? Or bury the body and pretend it never happened? What would YOU do?  And could you possibly get away with it?  A twisty, gripping and emotional thriller.

When She Was Good by Michael Robotham


Book Synopsis

Evie Cormac was found cowering in a secret hiding place after a brutal murder in the same house. That was six years ago, and still no-one can discover who she really is: she’s a living mystery. That’s partly because everyone who has ever tried digging into her past winds up very dead indeed. So, when forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven launches his own investigation, he is playing with fire. Because some very evil people want Evie – the only living witness to their crimes – permanently silenced. Utterly gripping.

The Man Who Died Twice by Rochard Osman (released in hardcover on 16th September)

Book Synopsis

Our favourite septuagenarians are back with a bang in this hilarious sequel to Richard Osman’s million-copy bestselling The Thursday Murder Club – The Man Who Died Twice. Still high from their recent murder case, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim are looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet at Cooper’s Chase, their posh retirement village. Then Elizabeth receives an unexpected letter from an old work colleague, explaining that he has stolen 20 million worth of diamonds and needs her help to protect him. The letter is even more unexpected given the writer – Michael Carmichael is already dead! Elizabeth enlists the help of her faithful Thursday Murder Club, who are all thrilled to be working together again. Then Ibrahim is attacked out of the blue and as we know, nobody messes with this squad and gets away with it, and so it’s game on for our intrepid group of pensioners.

Another fast-paced masterpiece from Richard Osman, with plenty of laugh-out-loud and heart-warming moments that will have you gripped till the very end! If you loved The Thursday Murder club then The Man Who Died Twice is an absolute must-read!

PayDay by Celia Waldon

Book Synopsis

They barely know each other, but they all know Jamie Lawrence. They know what he’s guilty of. And they agree something must be done.

But as their plan spirals out of control, they begin to doubt themselves . . . and each other. Then Jamie is found dead. And suddenly everything is at stake. As lies are unravelled and truths exposed, two urgent questions emerge:

Who is really guilty? And who will have to pay?

The Lightless Sky by Gulwali Passarlay

Book Synopsis

A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee’s Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World

After his father and grandfather were killed by U.S. troops for allegedly cooperating with the Taliban, Gulwali Passarlay fled Afghanistan with his brother in the middle of the night, with only a hastily packed rucksack and little more than 200 dollars in his pocket. He was twelve years old, and this is his story.

The first book to tell the modern refugee crisis from a firsthand perspective, The Lightless Sky is an unforgettable chronicle of Gulwali’s yearlong odyssey from Afghanistan to England, during which he traveled more than 12,000 miles, escaped internment in Turkey and Bulgaria, and negotiated passage with shadowy agents in the smuggling trade. Told in unflinching and memorable detail, The Lightless Sky is at once an utterly absorbing personal history and a stunning testament to the power of the human spirit; the triumph of faith, courage, and determination; and the undeniable universal right to life, liberty, and security of person.



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