Bookworm corner

Eason Castlebar and Ballina are recommending the best books that you should be reading right now.

Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother — Claudia Carroll

Jesse believes in fairytale endings until her own life starts to fall to pieces. A Cinderella tale with a twist, from this ever popular Irish author.

If I Never See You Again — Niamh O’Connor

Crime journalist Niamh O’Connor of the Sunday World offers us a new work of crime fiction. Set in Dublin, this psychological thriller will not disappoint.

House Rules —Jodi Picoult

A captivating read about a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome who is accused of murdering his tutor. This is the latest hard-hitting novel from the ever topical Jodi Picoult.

The Whisperers — John Connolly

John Connolly’s latest Charlie Parker investigation is an intensely thrilling tale of cross border smuggling with a supernatural flavour.

Innocent — Scott Turow

It took Turow just over 20 years to publish the sequel of his bestselling novel, Presumed Innocent and it is well worth the wait.

Clear your diaries and set your clocks

Stephenie Meyer will release her new Eclipse Novella, The Short Life of Bree Tanner on Saturday June 5 at 5.05am. Fans of the Twilight saga will be thrilled by the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the vampire world she inhabits. Eason Ballina and Castlebar will be opening their doors at 8am to mark this special event. Pre-book your copy and receive a free gift to mark the occasion.

This month’s recommended reads

A Room Swept White — Sophie Hannah

TV producer Fliss Benson is about to start work on a new documentary about miscarriage of justice, involving cot-death mothers. All three women are now free. However Dr Judith Duffy, a child protection zealot who persisted in her attempts to send these women to prison for life, is now under investigation for misconduct.

The plot thickens when one of the women is found dead in her home. An utterly gripping book from start to finish.

Hand in the Fire — Hugo Hamilton

Serbian immigrant Vid Cosic, whose friendship with Kevin Concannon, a young Dublin lawyer, is overshadowed by a violent act in which a man is left for dead in the street.

Vid claims he has lost his memory in a serious accident some years back in Serbia, but cannot help the urge to investigate the emerging details of a young pregnant woman denounced by the Church, whose body was washed up on the Aran Islands many years ago.

This book captures how the Irish are viewed through an immigrant’s eyes.

Pick up your copies of these great reads from Eason in Castlebar (Main Street; 094 903 7304 ) and Ballina (Tone Street; 096 60370 ).

 

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