Book picks as published in the August 16, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Blackout : a novel
By Marc Elsberg
Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere. A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don’t believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the US now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris.
See what I have done : a novel
By Sarah Schmidt
In this riveting debut novel, Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love. Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fateful day are slowly revealed.