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Joan Lindsay: Picnic at Hanging Rock

The year is 1900. The young ladies of Appleyard College, Australia set off on a picnic. Five young women disappear that day and only one is ever heard of again. The lives of those closest to these mysterious events are changed forever. The question remains… what happened? Author: Joan Lindsay Title: Picnic at Hanging Rock …

CJ Tudor: The Chalkman

A girl is dead by the end of the year. This novel follows the childhood and middle age of its narrator, Eddie, as he comes to terms with his role in the mysterious murder of a seemingly innocent young woman and the persecution of the supposed killer. The fair marks the start of it the …

Maggie O’Farrell: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Author: Maggie O’Farrell Title: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Date of Publication: 2006 Press: Headline (Hachette) RRP: £7.99 Price of Purchase: (Library of Mum) Reading time: 4 days Rating: 7 This started well, hit a road bump and then recovered itself (although the pseudo incestuous relationship felt completely unnecessary to me I know it …