Friday March 15, 2013
Secrets and revelations
Compiled by SHARMILA NAIR
The Vanishing Point
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Little, Brown, 434 pages
LOSING a child is every parent’s worst nightmare and that is exactly what happens to Stephanie Harker on her way to an idyllic holiday with her son when five-year-old Jimmy is kidnapped from a busy airport.
When the FBI begins investigating the crime, it becomes apparent that Jimmy and Stephanie aren’t exactly a normal family.
British author Val McDermid leaves her usual subjects of twisted serial killers and tortured detectives (she writes the Tony Hill series, which has been made into the Wire In The Blood TV series) and steps into a family drama.
Of course, this being McDermid, the drama comes wrapped in a thriller involving celebrities and murders.
God: A Story Of Revelation
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Harper One, 278 pages
IN his latest work, the New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra takes his readers on a journey to discover the evolution of God.
He focuses on the lives of 10 historical prophets, saints, mystics and martyrs whom he believes were touched by a higher power, and how humans have a constantly changing perspective on divinity and God.
Chopra also reveals the defining moments of some of the world’s most influential sages and uncovers the universal lessons of the true nature of God.
The Honey Queen
Author: Cathy Kelly
Publisher: Harper Collins, 406 pages
EVERY town is not what it seems to be – that’s what Australia-raised Lillie discovers when she comes to Ireland in search of long lost family and ends up in the small town of Redstone, where the locals stop to chat with one another and the cafes are always buzzing with activities.
Francesca and Peggy are two members of the jovial Redstone community. The latter has a sunny disposition on everything in life, even when going through menopause, while Peggy is a free spirited woman approaching her 30s who recently achieved her dream of opening a knitting shop. As Lillie settles in, though, she realises that the picturesque town is not all quite it seems.
Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 424 pages
ARMY Special Agent John Puller is back to catch the baddies.
In this second book, the combat veteran becomes involved in a case close to home when his aunt is found dead in the coastal Florida town of Paradise.
The local police have ruled the death an accident, but Puller is suspicious as his father received a letter from the victim – sent just before she died – that talks about mysterious goings-on at night in the town.
When Puller arrives in Paradise and begins poking around, he finds himself battling unknown conspirators who seem willing to go to extreme lengths to keep the truth about the town hidden.