This week's reads

Each week we pick top read books from our library collection to recommend to you.

For a list of previous recommended reads search #hivespotlight and #hivewhywelove hashtags.

This week we show that crime pays, as we select some of the top crime thriller novels - a book genre that is currently trending in the UK.

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

'Safety and security are commodities you can sell in return for excitement, but you can never buy them back.' Yvonne Carmichael is a geneticist, a scientist renowned in her field but one day, she makes the most irrational of decisions. While she is giving evidence to a Select Committee at the Houses of Parliament, she meets a man and has sex with him in the secluded Chapel in the Crypt beneath the Great Hall of Westminster. It's the beginning of a reckless liaison, but there is more to her lover than is at first apparent - as Yvonne discovers when the affair spins out of control and leads inexorably to violence.

 

 

 

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark, twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them.   

    

 

 

The Camel Club by David Baldacci

The man known as Oliver Stone has no official past. He spends most days as a protester camped opposite the White House. His only goal is to keep watch on Washington politics and expose corruption wherever he finds it. But the stakes are raised when he and his friends accidentally witness the murder of an intelligent analyst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben

Sara Lowell and Michael Silverman are the ideal celebrity couple: she's TV's most popular journalist and he's New York's hottest basketball star. Their lives would soon be shattered by Dr Harvey Riker's clinic and the miracle cure that millions seek. One-by-one his patients are getting well. One-by-one they are targeted by a serial killer.