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Eight great reads to keep you up all night …

For fans … a whoop of joy. Hello to the seventh instalment of Lucinda Riley’s The Seven Sisters series. The six D’Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister? They’ll search the world to find her. And in The Missing Sister, they have clue – an image of a star-shaped emerald ring. Their search takes them from New Zealand to Canada, from England to France to Ireland – uniting them all in their mission to complete their family at last. Pan Macmillan

In Being Dianne (the fourth instalment in Qarnita Loxton’s Being-series) Dianne lives, for the sake of their daughters, next door to her ex-husband, with a shared garden. But her daughters aren’t too thrilled with her new boyfriend. So it doesn’t look good when she thinks about introducing them to her new girlfriend! But when one of the daughters has to deal with homophobia at school, Dianne feels compelled to speak out and be honest about who she is. nbpublishers

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Page one … and builders working in the grounds of an historic convent dig up a coffin. With a start like that, you know Lynda La Plante’s Unholy Murder is going to thrill. Particularly when the coffin holds the body of a young nun. And when there are scratch marks on the inside of the lid. And when her fingernails are worn down to the finger tips. This Detective Jane Tennison novel is a good as it gets … one of those one-sit-reads, since you simply can’t put it down. Defs our book of the month! Bonnier

Between life and death there is a library. And within, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices. Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library is all regret, hope, and second chances. Penguin

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak is a rich, magical tale of belonging and identity, memory and trauma, nature and renewal. Penguin

A daring and timely feminist retelling of The Iliad from the perspective of the women of Troy who endured it. Pat Barker’s The Women of Troy is an extraordinary follow up to The Silence of the Girls. Penguin

Billy Summers. Killer for hire. But he wants out. There’s just one last hit he needs to do. Part war story, part love letter to a small American town, and features one of the most surprising duos in Stephen King’s fiction. Hodder and Stoughton

In Liane Moriarty’s Apples Never Fall, former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are still winning tournaments, their four adult children are busy living their own lives, all appears good. But now Joy’s disappeared and the children question … were things never as rosy as they seemed in the Delaney household? Penguin

All these books available at exclusivebooks.co.za

Let’s raise a glass (of G&T) to a great read. At book club this month, we’re having the latest Italian Ginato gin ... the Melograno. With juniper berries, grapes and citrus, along with pomegranates which give it its gorgeous hue, it makes a lovely Melograno Fizz – combine 35ml Ginato Melograno gin, a dash of orange liqueur in a champagne flute, top with chilled Prosecco and salute. Around R360 from takealot.com

 

 

 

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