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1. And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

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A Richard and Judy Summer read 2014

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.

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2. How the Light Gets in - Louise Penny

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Shortlisted for the Specsavers CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year

In Three Pines, Chief Inspector Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world, but now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except town eccentric Ruth Zardo.

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3. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.

Rosemary’s just started college, and she’s decided not to tell anyone about her family. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life.

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4. A Colder War - Charles Cumming

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MI6's Head of Station in Turkey is killed in a mysterious plane crash. The Secret Intelligence Service wants the incident investigated – quickly and quietly. Arriving in Istanbul to investigate, Thomas Kell discovers that MI6 operations in the region have been fatally compromised. A traitor inside Western Intelligence threatens not just the special relationship, but the security of the entire Middle East.

A Richard and Judy Spring 2015 book club choice.

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5. A Boy Made of Blocks - Keith Stewart

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Meet thirty-something dad, Alex. He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn't understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself. Meet eight-year-old Sam: beautiful, surprising, autistic. To him the world is a puzzle he can't solve on his own. But when Sam starts to play Minecraft, it opens up a place where Alex and Sam begin to rediscover both themselves and each other... Can one fragmented family put themselves back together, one piece at a time?

A Richard and Judy Spring 2017 book club choice.

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6. Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017

A STORY OF LOVE AFTER DEATH

'A masterpiece' Zadie Smith

'Extraordinary' Daily Mail

'Breathtaking' Observer

'A tour de force' The Sunday Times

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War

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7. Can You Hear Me? - Elena Varvello

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1978. Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy. An unbearably hot summer like many others. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living an unremarkable life of moderate unhappiness, until the day the beautiful, damaged Anna returns to Ponte and firmly propels Elia to the edge of adulthood. But then everything starts to unravel. Elia's father, Ettore, is let go from his job and loses himself in the darkest corners of his mind. A young boy is murdered. And a girl climbs into a van and vanishes in the deep, dark woods...

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8. The Weight of Silence - Heather Gudenkauf

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9. Before I Go to Sleep - S. J. Watson

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Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Week Book Award 2012.

Selected for the longlist of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2012.

A Richard and Judy Book Club Spring 2012 title.

Winner of the CWA John Creasey Dagger 2011.

Selected for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011 Longlist.

Shortlisted for the Galaxy Thriller & Crime Novel of the Year 2011.

To be filmed by Ridley Scott.

An amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.

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10. The English Monster - Lloyd Shepherd

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A Waterstone Autumn Book Club 2012 title.

London, 1811. The twisting streets of Wapping hold many an untold sin. Bounded by the Ratcliffe Highway to the north and the Dock to the south, shameful secrets are largely hidden by the noise of Trade.

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11. This is How it Ends - Kathleen MacMahon

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A Richard and Judy Summer 2013 Book Club choice.

A novel that tells the story of two people who collide with each other just as the whole world seems to be caught between the hope and promise of Obama's election and the catastrophic collapse of the global economy.

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12. The Carrier - Sophie Hannah

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WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2013

When her plane is delayed overnight, Gaby Struthers finds herself forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: a terrified young woman named Lauren Cookson - but why is she scared of Gaby in particular?

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13. An Officer and a Spy - Robert Harris

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Winner of the Specsavers CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year.

A Richard and Judy Summer Read 2014

Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage.

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14. Eeny Meeny - M. J. Arlidge

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A Richard and Judy Summer read 2014

The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it. Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a choice: kill or be killed.

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15. Natchez Burning - Greg Iles

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Shortlisted for the Specsavers CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year.

The first in a trilogy from bestselling author Greg Iles that weaves crimes past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage.

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16. The Murder Bag - Tony Parsons

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The explosive and gripping first crime novel from Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable.

A Richard and Judy Spring 2015 book club choice.

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17. Amy Snow - Tracy Rees

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Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits . . . if only she can unlock the secret.

A Richard and Judy Bestseller.

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18. The Trespasser - Tana French

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Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she was there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.

A Richard and Judy Summer 2017 book club choice.

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19. Reservoir 13 - Jon McGregor

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Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must.

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20. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

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