‘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.’ Sweetpea 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, a 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 • With it, we’re drinking the newly released Kleine Zalze Vineyards Seclection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 … with aromas of black cherry, black plum and cigar box, this wine is rich with currant and cassis, cedar and oak … it’s elegant and full and a fantastic companion to most meat dishes. R128.