Book picks as published in the July 24, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
By Kate Atkinson
Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel by the brilliant Kate Atkinson about secrets, sex and lies. Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes.
Searching for Sylvie Lee
By Jean Kwok
Sylvie, the beautiful, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother–and then vanishes. Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie. Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secrets . . . secrets that will reveal more than Amy ever could have imagined.