In this episode of the Hope Book Club, Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore are joined by Katrina Clifford from The Greenhouse. They have picked out some great holiday reads for you.
The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
Natasha Moore has been reading The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman.
This is the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series, set in an upmarket English Retirement Village. This time incorrigible flirt Joyce is driving the investigation as she wants to meet her favourite local TV newsreader. These hilarious books are being made into movies by Stephen Spielberg.
“It’s hilarious, it’s so funny.” Natasha said. “Within a page I’m like: Oh that’s right, I’m laughing out loud.”
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
Katrina Clifford has been reading The Cartographers about a mapmaker called Nell who discovers a mysterious map with magical powers after her father is murdered in his New York office. So why does somebody want so desperately to destroy this map?
“She’s then determined to work out, what is it about this map that makes it so valuable?” Katrina said.
“The bigger picture idea behind the book is this question of ‘what is a map for?’. The main characters will regularly repeat the line that maps are about bringing people together. That’s the purpose of a map: to connect people, to form communities.”
The Tilt by Chris Hammer
And Katrina Roe has been reading The Tilt, the new thriller from Chris Hammer. Newly promoted homicide detective Nell returns to her hometown to take a closer look at a cold case after a body is discovered in the forest. But as more bodies are unearthed, members of her own family are implicated.
“I enjoyed this a lot more than Chris’ first book Scrublands, which was a bit more of a formulaic thriller, because this one actually has three timelines told from three different points of view. There’s a world war two timeline, a seventies timeline and there’s the present day. It had a lot of rich historic and environmental detail, because the book is set in the same forest, but the forest is different in each time period.”
That’s all in episode 45 of the Hope Book Club – because summer’s just better with a book.
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