Time to cuddle up with these riveting three reads
‘The last person who called me Sweetpea ended up dead. I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once. ‘Sweet pea by C.J. Skuse is a terrifying, gripping thriller – with a few laugh out-loud moments just to jazz things up – about Rhiannon … just your average girl next door … a boyfriend, steady-but-boring job, a little dog. But she’s got a killer secret! And a list. A kill list. From the driver who cuts her off to the checkout chap who bruises her apples, she’s going to get her revenge. Honestly … another one that’s just unputdownable. Cancel plans, wrap up warm and indulge in a read-fest. Harper Collins, R288 • ‘My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. 1 I’m in a coma. 2 My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3 Sometimes I lie.’ When a book starts off with that, how on earth can you not want to read it? Alice Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie jumps between past and present, telling the reader about Amber’s life in stories within stories. If you enjoy twisted, sinister and rather dark psychological thrillers as much as we do, you’re going to love it! Harper Collins, R302 The perfect brother. The perfect fiancée. The perfect revenge. Tattletale is Sarah J. Naughton’s debut psychological thriller … and it’s a compulsive, twisted read. It’s the story of Jody, haunted by awful memories, she keeps to herself, until she meets the perfect man … next door neighbour Abe. Abe’s sister, Meg, has been estranged from the family for years. Then, out of the blue she receives a call, and is told Abe is in hospital, and no-one knows what happened to him. The two girls meet, and Meg starts to try to work out exactly what occurred. But nothing she discovers appears to fit the facts she’s aware of. Murder, mystery, love, obsession, lies … and loads of twists and turns … this is unputdownable. Orion, R280
We’re also celebrating good reads with Writer’s Block (isn’t that the most fab name ever?). This Flagstone Pinotage is a beautiful, rich, ruby red wine … all ripe strawberry, cherry and dark blackberry with soft oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. Like a good book, it’s long and luscious and so enjoyable … we’re loving it! Around R220 from good wine boutiques.