Hi and welcome to the Friday Edition, listen here for today’s books.
Come back to me by Sara Foster published by Simon & Schuster
A taut psychological drama that will keep you enthralled until the very last page
When Mark introduces his date, Julia, to Chloe and her husband at a London restaurant, it’s obvious something is very, very wrong. Alex and Julia pretend not to know each other, but the shocked expressions on their faces tell another story.
As the mystery of Julia’s identity unravels a terrible tragedy from ten years ago gradually comes to light. While Chloe struggles with a secret of her own, Alex has to decide whether he should take Julia back to Australia to try to lay the past to rest, when doing so will risk all he has with the wife he loves.
Anaesthesia – the gift of oblivion and the mystery of consciousness by Kate Cole Adams (Non-fiction) published by Text Publishing
You know how it is when you go under. The jab, the countdown, the—
—and then you wake.
This book is about what happens in between.
Until a hundred and seventy years ago many people chose death over the ordeal of surgery. Now hundreds of thousands undergo operations every day. Anaesthesia has made it possible.
But how much do we really know about what happens to us on the operating table? Can we hear what’s going on around us? Is pain still pain if we are not awake to feel it, or don’t remember it afterwards? How does the unconscious mind deal with the body’s experience of being cut open and ransacked? And how can we help ourselves through it?
Haunting, lyrical, sometimes shattering, Anaesthesia leavens science with personal experience to bring an intensely human curiosity to the unknowable realm beyond consciousness.
All these perfect strangers by Aoife Clifford published by Simon & Schuster.
This is not a new release but it caught my eye for all of you who love a good crime story.
Within six months of Pen Sheppard starting university, three of her new friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why. College life had seemed like a wonderland of sex, drugs and maybe even love. Full of perfect strangers, it felt like the ideal place for Pen to shed the confines of her small home town and reinvent herself. But the darkness of her past clings tight, and when the killings begin and friendships are betrayed, Pen’s secrets are revealed. The consequences are deadly.
‘A stunning debut’ – Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Unputdownable’ – Marie Claire. ‘Best book I’ve read this year’– Fiona Barton, Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Widow are just some of the praise for Aoife’s debut novel.