Our marvellous Blacktown book worms have been reading up a storm!
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith:
The Number One Ladies Detective Agency is my favourite series of all time and book 15 didn't disappoint!
As Mma Ramotswe goes about day to day life in her beloved Botswana she is presented with a bizarre case of a woman who has no idea of who she is or where she is from to try and solve.
Mma Ramotswe's husband Mr J.L.B Matekoni has his own problems of trying to save his beloved business, the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.
Like the rest of the series this book is a good light-hearted read that doesn't involve too much thinking and showcases the African culture superbly. - Wade
The Girl Before by J P Delaney:
This book follows 2 women's lives in the pristine 1 Folgate St.
After a traumatic experience Jane (NOW) needs to feel safe where she lives and 1 Folgate St seems like the perfect haven, despite the very extensive list of rules & requirements.
After moving in Jane learns the story of Emma (THEN) who was also a tenant and met an untimely and mysterious death in the house. As Jane delves into the story of Emma she questions whether her safe haven really is safe.
A great psychological thriller that will have you intrigued on every page.. - Mel
Trials Of Apollo Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan:
Set in the same world as the beloved Percy Jackson novels, The Trials Of Apollo is a follow up series well worth your time. The god Apollo is ejected from Olympus after angering his father Zeus and stuck in the body of a teenage boy, and must find a way to regain Zeus's favour. Enlisting the help of everyone's favourite demigod, he travels to Camp Half Blood and faces off against ancient foes. Written with Riordan's signature humour, this story brings characters we know and love together with new ones that will certainly become favourites. This book is perfect for old and new fans alike! - Danielle
Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Honestly I only read this because I had to for a school assignment but I thoroughly enjoyed it. This psychological classic revolves around lawyer Mr Utterson and his interest in Mr Hyde and his connection with the wealthy doctor, Dr Jekyll. What he finds is certainly not what he expected. The consequences of his findings could cost him his life. This book had me hooked from the beginning and I'm glad I was made to read it - Toby
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb:
Meet Fitz in the first installment of Robin Hobb's extensive collection. Prepare to be absorbed into the dark tale of a coastline plagued by mysterious red vessels and a kingdom being destroyed from the inside. The inventive magic, the intrigue, the action, it all works to form the best the Fantasy epic you will ever read. - Elijah