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Friday Read; Friday Reads

The One That Got Away

There are many things that make The One That Got Away the perfect kind of read for a weekend afternoon when you have a few hours spare to lose yourself in another world. Firstly, the […]

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Making Wolf

  This week’s Friday read is the taut, electrifying and sometimes surreal crime noir thriller Making Wolf, by the celebrated and award-winning author Tade Thompson. It’s the story of Weston Kogi, a London-based detective who […]

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The Mitford Scandal

  This week it’s time to delve into the glitz and glamour of the era of the Mitford sisters as they party their way round Europe, with, for the purposes of these books, maid Louisa […]

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Murder on the Downs

  If, like me, you have been trapped in a city during lockdown and the most nature and green space you’ve experienced for the last seven weeks is your local park, then the new novel […]

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A Quiet Death in Italy

What can you do when the sun is out, your thoughts turn to holidays, foreign travel and sipping Aperol spritz in a shady square – and yet for the moment that’s all a bit of […]

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A Knock at the Door

It’s a simple but killer premise: your husband heads off on a business trip; a couple of hours later, two official types appearing at your door asking to speak to him. The phone rings; a […]

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Seven Lies

  The Sphere team know that I don’t give out praise randomly, so when I was hugely enthusiastic about this week’s Friday Read, they knew it was for real. This is a properly suspenseful, well-written […]

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Whisper Network

  Oh, where to start with why I loved Whisper Network so much? It happened to be the very first book I read in 2019 and it set a very high reading bar for the […]

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Wilderness

As none of us can go out this Easter weekend, why not lose yourself in Wilderness, the latest thriller from B E Jones set in the wilds of America’s West Coast’s national parks. If you […]

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When Shadows Fall

Is there anything quite like the feeling of finally getting your hands on the new instalment of a series you love? The excitement of a story whose twists and turns will take you by surprise, […]

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Penance

If you’ve been self-isolating this week and spending a lot of time on the sofa, you might have caught Channel 5’s new drama, Penance, on the TV. The three-part drama has been playing consecutive nights […]

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Grace is Gone

Occasionally you read a novel that’s so cleverly plotted, with such a brilliant twist, that once you finish it you just want to start all over again. Grace is Gone is one of those books. […]

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