Nineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult does something unexpected – at least for me – with this book. She begins with a school shooting in a small New Hampshire town and then skips back and forth in time to describe the resulting investigation and trial but also the events that led up to the bloodbath. And she keeps the …

The Cure for a Crime

Whoooosh! This story of twins Ali and Tulip trying to work out why their mum's new boyfriend has turned her into a 'zombie robot' never lets up from page 1. It's got a lovely multi/ethnic cast of characters (I especially like Momo, the taxi driver), lots of jokes and a nice way of working medical …

Private – Keep Out!

Buying a book because of a rave review is a risky business. Expecting something several degrees higher than the highest degree of excellence usually always disappoints. The book never turns out to be quite as funny/exciting/inspiring as the reviewer wrote. Well, that's not the case with Gwen Grant’s Private – Keep Out! It’s wonderful. Written …