Book picks as published in the March 13, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Witch Elm : a novel
By Tana French
Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life – he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are.
Smile : a novel
By Roddy Doyle
A breakout from the Booker-prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle. A psychological suspense novel unlike any he’s written before, about how we contend with the past, trauma, guilt and regret, and the uncertainty of memory. It’s the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.