The Paris Affair
Simon & Schuster
She thinks love can kill you. It turns out she might be right. The dark and sexy new thriller from the bestselling author of The Sunday Girl and The Strangers We Know.
Harper Brown is an expert at picking locks, breaking her way out of car boots, talking her way out of trouble and she could run a masterclass on escaping relationships – her record for losing a guy is three minutes flat. She’s addicted to true crime podcasts and is the genius behind a micro-column called ‘How to not get murdered’.
After having her heart broken helping her ex follow his dreams, Harper has moved to Paris to fulfill hers. She’s talked her way into a job as an arts journalist, a stepping stone to her dream role as an investigative journalist. All she has to do is whatever it takes to get there. But then one night she meets the artist Noah X, and everything she thinks she knows is turned upside down.
Soon Harper finds herself entangled in a web of lies, hot on the trail of a murderer and the scoop of a lifetime. This is the story that could make her career – if the killer doesn’t catch her first.
*** I have one copy of the fabulous The Paris Affair to give away – for your chance to win simply leave a comment on this post with the title of another book written by Pip Drysdale. How easy is that? Entries open to Australian residents only, entries close 28th February 2021. Thanks to the lovely people at Simon & Schuster and to the author for providing this giveaway. ***
I just wanted to share some recent 5 star book discoveries that I will be reviewing soon; some have recently been published, some will be published in the next month or so. Some are by debut authors, some are by favourites that never disappoint. I highly recommend these – as I read each one I thought “this is the best book I have read this year,” and then I read THE NEXT AND THOUGHT THE SAME THING. Such talent.
The Lying Room
Simon and Schuster
Wearing Paper Dresses
The Other Half of Augusta Hope
Every Time He Dies
I am very excited by the books that arrived in the mail this week.
So many great reads – it is almost better than Christmas! I have started reading Melina Marchetta’s – Tell The Truth Shame The Devil– a great mystery/thriller ( maybe I might finish that tonight), I have flicked through Vivienne Westwood’s Get a Life and I must say I am really keen to start this – this hardback is beautifully presented – love the detailing on the inside back and front covers and the handwritten message from Vivienne and all the wonderful images sprinkled liberally throughout the book. This would make a fantastic Christmas gift for someone special (or for yourself, your pretty special too).
I loved Saul Black’s The Killing Lessons so really looking forward to Lovemurder.
The Rivers of London sounds interesting… “my story really started when I tried to take a witness statement froma man who was already dead…” This grabbed my attention! And I see Lisa Unger took my advice and created a novel from one of the novellas she wrote a while back 🙂 Ink and Bone – another I cant wait to start reading. And last but not least – a local publisher – Serenity Press brings us Writing the Dream; twenty four inspiring stories from many writers you may know or know of – Louise Allan, Sara Foster, Jenn J Mcleod, Monique Mulligan, Sandi Wallace… I cant wait to read your stories!
A short youtube video from Lynda La Plante on why she wrote the book about the twenty two year old Jane Tennsion .
Which reminds me I must write up my review of Reluctantly Charmed 🙂 More on that later.
Simon and Schuster and Tourism Ireland and are hosting a wonderful competition – win a trip to Ireland – so you can experience the colours of Ireland yourself. Details here. Entry only available to Australian and New Zealand residents aged 18 and over.