Our #FridayReads – Labor Day Edition

TGIF! You know what that means: it’s time for #FridayReads! We’re especially excited to get bonus reading time over the long Labor Day weekend. (We hope you do, too!)

Talia’s not getting much sleep because of

THE ORPHAN CHOIR by Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah writes taut, psychological suspense novels and her latest takes domestic horror to a new level. Louise Beeston is haunted by choral music only she can hear. Hoping to find some peace, Louise convinces her husband, Stuart, to buy them a country house in an idyllic, sun-dappled community, but the new home brings her anything but that. Louise starts to suspect that this sinister choir is not only real, but a warning. But of what?

Anne is settling down with a croissant and café au lait to read


This ninth book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series has received an incredible four starred reviews from Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews! Here’s a sample from Booklist: “Penny has always used setting to support theme brilliantly, but here she outdoes herself, contrasting light and dark, innocence and experience, goodness and evil both in the emotional lives of her characters and in the way those characters leave their footprints on the landscape. Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel.”

Next on our reading list is

THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

This underground national bestseller just got a fabulous starred review from Publishers Weekly: “In this stunning debut, Marlen Suyapa Bodden effortlessly transports the reader to 1852 Alabama, where slavery and racism may rule the day, but everything isn't as black and white as it may seem. Bodden weaves a page-turning tangled web of misogyny, greed, scandal and violence in this powerful story about races colliding against the backdrop of America's darkest era."

We’d love to hear what you’re reading. Share it with us @MacmillanLib, #FridayReads. That’s it for us until Tuesday. Happy reading and enjoy the holiday weekend!

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