Nicci French is Cosmo’s author of the month. Pick any of the titles below and join in on the group discussion. Our next meeting will be on the 26th September at 12pm, Level 1 Wollongong Library.
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Meets: 4th Tues of the month at 12 noon
Facilitator: Ros Perry
When Alice meets Adam she gives up her safe, ordered life for a passionate affair. But as Alice learns more about Adam’s past, she enters his world of risk and adventure and her initial curiosity turns to an obsession and threatens everything.
Young and athletic, London cycle courier Astrid Bell is bad luck – for other people. First Astrid’s neighbour Peggy Farrell accidentally knocks her off her bike – and not long after is found bludgeoned to death in an alley. Then a few days later, Astrid is asked to pick up a package from a wealthy woman called Ingrid de Soto, only to find the client murdered in the hall of her luxurious home. For the police it’s more than coincidence. For Astrid and her six housemates it’s the beginning of a nightmare: suspicious glances, bitter accusations, falling out and a growing fear that the worst is yet to come. Because of it’s true that bad luck comes in threes – who will be the next to die?”
It’s the morning of Nina Landry’s fortieth birthday. She’s supposed to have her kids ready to leave for the Christmas holidays with her new boyfriend. But her fifteen-year-old daughter, Charlie, is not yet home. She spent the night at a friend’s, and now she is nowhere to be found. As time passes slower and slower by the hour, Nina’s worry builds to panic. Has Charlie run away, or has something worse happened? And why won’t anyone–not the cops, not Charlie’s friends, not Charlie’s father–take her disappearance seriously? As day turns to night and a series of ominous revelations leads Nina from sickening suspicion to blood-chilling certainty, she comes to the desperate realization that she has no one to turn to…but herself.
MONDAY, THE LOWEST POINT OF THE WEEK. A DAY OF DARK IMPULSES. A DAY TO SNATCH A CHILD FROM THE STREETS . . . The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when a picture of his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled- one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson doesn’t take Frieda’s concerns seriously until a link emerges with an unsolved child abduction twenty years ago and he summons Frieda to interview the victim’s sister, hoping she can stir hidden memories.
Before long, Frieda is at the centre of the race to track the kidnapper. But her race isn’t physical. She must chase down the darkest paths of a psychopath’s mind to find the answers to Matthew Farraday’s whereabouts. And sometimes the mind is the deadliest place to lose yourself. Visit Nicci French online
Who is more dangerous? An enemy? A friend? Or a lover? Bonnie Graham is standing in her friend’s flat. She is alone, except for the dead body lying in a pool of blood on the floor. What happened? What will she do? And what role has she played in the murderous events? Bonnie is a music teacher who has spent a long, hot summer in London rehearsing with a band to play at a wedding. It was supposed to be fun, but the band members find the complicated knots of their friendships unravelling as the days themselves unwind. What was meant to be a summer of happiness, love and music turns deadly as lovers betray one another, passions turn murderous and friendship itself becomes a crime. Everyone lies. But is anyone prepared to tell the truth to uncover a murder? With more twists and turns than any other writer can master, Nicci French delivers a tremendous new bestseller to haunt the imagination.
‘French is excellent at building up suspense and elegantly exploiting all our worst fears.’ -Daily Mail .