The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
Very clever psychological thriller and it is very clearly, from day one, simply the book that everyone wants to read. I can’t remember a new title from an unknown, first time author going as mad as this one has in the last few days. It was only published on Tuesday but sales have been amazing. Very clever story of twin sisters, Iris and Summer – Iris has always been jealous of her sister who seems to have the perfect life, husband, etc – but then an opportunity arises to take all of that and have it for herself. It’s a terrific book and it’ll be a great movie.
This Farming Life by Tim Saunders
He’s a farmer in the Manawatu and I reckon has the soul of a poet – writes beautifully about the seasons on a New Zealand farm, great descriptions about the land and the animals, with such a huge degree of respect for them. Funny that his wife is a vegetarian. This is a great book to get city folk like me thinking about the reality of life down on the farm, and will really resonate with rural people.