Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Covenant by Dean Crawford (Simon & Schuster, November 2011) Humanity has always believed it is the only intelligent species of life in the universe. But while excavating in Israel, an archaeologist unearths a tomb that has remained hidden for 7,000 years. Inside lies a secret of such magnitude that the story of mankind is instantly rewritten- and it's future thrown into terrible danger. Only one man can piece history back together again. Only one man will risk everything to prevent a catastrophe that could tear the world apart.
This sounds quite different to what I normally read but I shall give it a go!
Friday Night with the Girls by Shari Low (Piatkus, 13th October) Lou Cairney's life has never been dull. But through twenty years of ups, downs and really bad hairstyles, Lou has had the best friends a woman could hope for in Lizzy and Ginger. Growing up together, they shared their dreams and disasters, broken hearts and career crashes, and they survived it all thanks to love, hope and a large dollop of humour. And cocktails. Lots of cocktails. Until now. Lou needs her friends more than ever because her past has just caught up with her in the most shocking way...
I like the sound of this one, friendship and cocktails, what more could a girl want?
This seems to be in a similar vein to Linwood Barclay whose books I have really enjoyed so should be good!
The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker (Quercus, 3rd November) Bruno's day has not started well. The Saint Denis Chief of Police is busy. A French-Spanish summit to be held in a local chateau is being threatened by Basque separatists, and animal rights campaigners are causing havoc attacking local foie gras farms. Up to his ears with ETA and PETA, he's not even had time for lunch. And it's about to get worse. A local archaeological team, digging for evidence of prehistoric man, unearths a well-preserved skeleton. Yet it's a lot more recent than they'd hoped- boasting a Swatch on its wrist and a bullet-hole in its skull. Bruno suspects a link between the two activist groups and the mystery corpse. With an influx of visitors making Saint Denis as crowded as the excavation's grave, the key appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno must think fast, and keep his wits about him. Especially as the answer may lie a little closer to home.
Intriguing, sounds like a good mystery!
Let me know your thoughts on any of these!