Halloween reading with thrillers and chillers to choose from …
Our next Book Club is scheduled for the start of November hot on the heels of Halloween. So, to get in the spirit, we’re doing something different. We’re running a poll for members to select from a choice of chilling thrillers. So please check out our WOW at SHSC FB page and make your selection. If you don’t have Face Book then please contact Jenny directly via email to place your vote. As Halloween is quite soon, the next book club is scheduled for Thursday 4th November 7.30 pm on zoom (details will be sent out nearer the time). Please vote asap so we can all start turning the pages!
The selection is:-
The Chalk Man by C J Tudor
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.
In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he’s put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead.
That’s when Eddie realises that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.
The Dinner Guest by BP Walter
The Dinner Guest grabs you from page one and does not let go.
Matthew is dead but who stabbed him; it’s one of the three at the dinner table. Rachel, Titus or Charles?
Follow the twists and turns, a few red herrings and you have a great read where the pages just fly by.
Add an ending that is just the icing on the cake and what more could you ask for.
Add The Dinner Guest to the top of your TBR pile , you will be glad you did.
The Coffinmaker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride
A village on the edge… As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith’s home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he’s got buried in his garden: human remains.
A house full of secrets…With the storm still raging, it’s too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and waves are devouring the evidence. Which means no one knows how many people Smith’s already killed and how many more he’ll kill if he can’t be stopped.
An investigator with nothing to lose…The media are baying for blood, the top brass are after a scapegoat, and ex-Detective Inspector Ash Henderson is done playing nice. He’s got a killer to catch, and God help anyone who gets in his way.
The Survivors by Jane Harper
This atmospheric story takes place in Tasmania, Australia on the coast. Kieran has returned to Evelyn Bay to visit his parent’s, his mother, Verity and his father, Brian, who is suffering from dementia. Twelve years ago, there was a huge storm and Kieran’s older brother, Finn and his friend, Toby were killed in a boating accident for which Kieran feels responsible. At the same time a young, fourteen-year-old girl, Gabby went missing and was never found. All of this is brought up again, when a young waitress, Bronte is found dead on the beach after leaving her job. To compound the mystery, Brian was the last person to see Gabby, twelve years ago, and the night Bronte was killed, Brian is found wandering outside. Or could the person who harmed Bronte be Liam, who gave Bronte a ride home that night? Read the book and find out what really happened and if the two cases are connected.
The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni
After a DNA test reveals that Alberta “Bert” Monte is the sole heir of a wealthy noble family in the Italian Alps, she leaves New York to visit the family estate: Montebianco Castle, a centuries-old compound isolated in the mountains. What appeared to be a fairy tale inheritance, however, soon turns into a nightmare as Bert begins to uncover the dark legacy of her family: the truth about the abandoned village at the base of the castle; the whispers of stolen children; and the rumors of a legendary monster in the mountains. As Bert unravels the truth, she learns that her true inheritance lies not in a noble title or ancestral treasures, but in her very genes, and now she must choose between preserving a secret centuries in the keeping or abandoning it forever.
“Vivid and uncanny…makes the most of Trussoni’s signature blend of science, myth, and mystery.”
Get into the Halloween spirit, place your vote and here’s looking forward to a great Zoom session.