Thursday, December 22, 2016

Meg's Picks: January 2017, part 4

I wasn't kidding when I said that January had lots of great titles to look forward to!

The Fire By Night, by Teresa Messineo. For readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, Teresa Messineo's debut should be added to the "must-read" list. American military nurses and best friends Jo and Kay experience World War II in radically different yet equally challenging ways. In the French countryside, after the destruction of her hospital convoy, Jo works to keep her charges alive in a makeshift tent close to enemy lines. Half a world away, Kay finds herself imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp, struggling to survive. How does one live in a world so radically changed? I expect this to be a novel everyone is talking about this winter.

My Husband’s Wife, by Jane Corry. Newly-minted barrister Lily Macdonald is the champion of the underdog, friend the bullied and defender of the accused. But no one is what they appear to be in this debut, Lily included. Lies may start small but they stack up quickly, and everyone has secrets to keep. All of these will out over time, with shattering impact. I'm recommending this for readers who liked The Girl on the Train

1 comment:

Susan Roberts said...

Meg, I read an early copy of The Fire by Night and thought that it was fantastic. Agree with your opinion that this will be THE book of the winter that everyone is talking about