30 November 2015

BOOKS I COULDN'T PUT DOWN




I love nothing more than getting completely caught up in a thrilling and unpredictable story. And this year I've been on a roll. Almost every book I've read has captured my attention even after the final page has been turned. So over the coming weeks and months I'll share some of my favourites here on Le Stage.


Little Girl Gone
Alexandra Burt

When Estelle's baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn't report her missing. 

Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car with no memory,

Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night - but what she doesn't know is whether she was responsible. . . 


The Girl on The Train
Paula Hawkins

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens.

She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses, 'Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. 

And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on but it's enough. 

Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become part of the lives she's only watched from afar.

Now they'll see: She's much more than just the girl on the train. . .  


No Time For Goodbye
Linwood Barclay

The house was silent, No sound of her parents getting ready for work, or her brother late for school. Were they punishing her for last night? She'd been out on a date when she should have been studying, and had a huge fight with her father. So where was everyone now? Why had her family disappeared?

Twenty-five years later the mystery is no closer to being solved and Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions. Were her family murdered? Abducted? If so, why was she spared? And if they're alive, why did they abandon her?

Then a letter arrives, a letter which makes no sense. Soon Cynthia beings to realise that stirring up the past could be the worst mistake she has ever made.


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