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The Book Club


Ever been part of a book club? Or wondered what your seemingly respectable neighbours are really up to behind closed doors? Then C. J. Cooper’s The Book Club is the perfect suspense novel for you . . .

Tucked away in the Cotswolds countryside, Willowcombe is a quintessentially English village full of leafy streets and chocolate-box cottages. The neighbours take freshly baked cookies round to each other’s houses and organise jumble sales to raise village funds. To the outside world, life in there seems idyllic, but the residents are good at hiding ugly truths behind closed doors. That is, until newcomer Alice arrives and the book club begins.

As a group of neighbours in the village start meeting regularly to discuss classic literature and drink large glasses of wine, secrets begin to unravel. It seems that everyone in Willowcombe is hiding something – and one of them is murder.

The Book Club is a sharp, page-turning psychological thriller with a chilling villain at its heart and C. J. Cooper is a brilliant new voice in domestic suspense. I recommend enjoying this novel with a glass of wine on the sofa and nominating it for your own book clubs, if you dare.

Hannah Wann