We take a look back at Richard and Judy’s Book Club choices. How many have you read?
This compelling thriller about a man investigating a family business and its murky past was ‘full of astonishing twists and dramatic turns,’ according to Richard. Judy thought protagonist Jonathan was ‘lovable and instinctively wise’ as he draws us into his life and we learn about his connection to the family.
(£6.99, Little Brown)
‘To say Daniel Hunter had a damaged childhood would be an understatement,’ said Judy about the lead character who chooses to defend a young boy accused of murder. But what secrets in Daniel’s own childhood lead him to such a damaged child? ‘One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year,’ said Richard.
(£7.99, Random House)
We loved this haunting ghost story about a lonely wife who finds solace in the spirit of a dead RAF pilot. Richard ‘really enjoyed the authentic wartime detail in this book,’ while Judy found it ‘hugely atmospheric’.
This true story of double agents who helped change the course of history in the Second World War was ‘bizarre – almost fantastical,’ according to Richard. We were fascinated by the odd group of people chosen to bluff about the D-Day landings. ‘If it were a novel, you’d dismiss it as wildly improbable,’ said Judy.
We loved this fairytale-like odyssey that follows a couple as they move to the wilderness of Alaska to help deal with their grief after losing a child. ‘A bewitching and magical story,’ said Judy, while Richard thought ‘the descriptions of Alaska’s beauty and almost impossible hardships were stunning’.
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