A Well-Tempered Heart
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Who would have thought there could be a sequel to 'The Art of Hearing Heartbeats'...
The Woman Upstairs
by Claire Messud
A jaded, single, childless woman starts living again when she befriends a young, successful family, only to experience a devastating betrayal.
The Storyteller
by Jodi Picoult
This felt like two books in one and as such they were both readable, but I don't think really confronted the main issue.
Precious Thing
by Colette McBeth
A thriller about friendship which I was unable to put down, and left me feeling wrung-through!
Apple Tree Yard
by Louise Doughty
A successful woman with a good career and a loving family embarks upon a risky relationship which spirals into disaster.
Light Shining in the Forest
by Paul Torday
A stunning crime novel which combines a wry, cynical and humorous jibe at the establishment while also proving bleak, disturbing and moving.
Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase
by Louise Walters
A tale of a family mystery, romance, letters and books.
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
A stunning and compelling account of loss, identity and invention.
The Pure Gold Baby
by Margaret Drabble
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel about love, sacrifice, contentment and acceptance.
A Question of Identity
by Susan Hill
A gripping crime novel, more a whydunnit than a whodunnit, featuring detective Simon Serrailler, by the prolific and wide-ranging writer Susan Hill.

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