Top ten books

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.

This week we take a look at ten of the latest releases proving to be popular.

1. Personal – Lee Child

Jack’s back! No longer connected to the US military police Jack Reacher is a drifter and the army want to find him because only he can find the man who took a long-range shot at the French President. More fast paced action, where the stakes have never been higher.

2. The Kings Curse – Philippa Gregory

The story of Margaret Pole, one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the War Of The Roses. With Henry VII as king Plantagenet is a

dangerous name to have.

3. Invisible –James Patterson and David Ellis

Emma Dockery is on a mission to prove to everyone that there is a link between

hundreds of unsolved cases, having taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher she is determined to find the connection between them, and everyone thinks she’s crazy until she finds a piece of evidence that can’t be ignored.

4. The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters

Set in 1922 London, a large silent house is about to be undergo a transformation

with the help of Mrs Wray and her daughter Frances when they take on lodgers.

When Lilian and Leonard Barber arrive the quiet is shattered in unexpected ways.

5. Hunter-Killer – Chris Ryan

Danny Black is recruited to an assassination squad who are responsible for hunting

down and killing terrorist cells. When a suicide bomb goes off in London the squad are called in to prevent any further attacks.

6. Man At The Helm – Nina Stibbe

After their parents separate Lizzie Vogel, her sister, brother and mother move to a less than welcoming village in the English countryside. While their mother gets drunk and writes plays her daughters set about writing to potential men in the area to find her a new partner and keep themselves out of the infamous Crescent Home For Children.

7. Abattoir Blues – Peter Robinson

When two boys disappear in strange circumstances DCI Banks is called in to

investigate.

8. Village Rumours – Rebecca Shaw

When the Reverend Peter Harris clears out the rectory’s loft he uncovers a dark secret that soon gets the village talking, meanwhile local gossip Greta Jones is about to see her sons that she hasn’t seen for 15 years and Fran Charter-Plackett is having romance problems.

9. How To Be Both – Ali Smith

Two tales of love that intertwine to make one story, one a child of the 1960s and the other a renaissance artist of the 1460s.

10. White Lies – Stephen Leather

When one of Dan Shepherd’s former apprentices is kidnapped he joins the rescue mission but things don’t go as planned and Shepherd ends up in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists causing the SEALs to carry out another rescue mission to get the captives back.

l All of these books are available at your local Lancashire library.