thanks to your recent and generous book donations, I am able to present two exciting new books this week:
The Expats by Chris Pavone
Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage . . . and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew.
She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done—play-dates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and unending laundry. Meanwhile, her husband works incessantly, doing a job Kate has never understood, for a banking client she’s not allowed to know. He’s becoming distant and evasive; she’s getting lonely and bored.
Then another American couple arrives. Kate soon becomes suspicious that these people are not who they claim to be, and terrified that her own past is catching up to her. So Kate begins to dig, to peel back the layers of deception that surround her. She discovers fake offices and shell corporations and a hidden gun; a mysterious farmhouse and numbered accounts with bewildering sums of money; a complex web of intrigue where no one is who they claim to be, and the most profound deceptions lurk beneath the most normal-looking of relationships; and a mind-boggling long-play con threatens her family, her marriage, and her life.
Death At La Fenice by Donna Leon
During a performance of La Traviata at La Fenice opera house the distinguished German conductor Wellauer is found dead, apparently poisoned by a cup of coffee. Even Commissario of Police, Guido Brunetti, used to the labyrinthine corruptions of the city, is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder?
Brunetti embarks on a voyage of exploration in the often murky world both of opera and the victim's family, eventually unearthing a surprising conclusion.
The beauty of Venice is crumbling. But evil is one thing that will never erode with age.
Donna Leon has published 23 books in the series of Brunetti, many of them in our Library. Read this one, the first in the series, to find out what the fuss is about!
|The Brunetti series has become a popular German TV series now!|
Both of these books are waiting for your on our welcome counter. Next time you're at the Association, have a look what you might enjoy :-)
All my best wishes over the holidays
Anna, your Librarian