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.

Good news for those who enjoyed Ian McGuire's The North Water: a major BBC adaptation is on the way, with Colin Farrell in the role of brutal killer Henry Drax. This week we're putting the spotlight on novels that have been adapted into programmes.

All of these fantastic books are available from The Hive.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Jane hasn't lived anywhere longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic seaside town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane finally feels like she belongs. She has friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste - two women with seemingly perfect lives ... and their own secrets behind closed doors. But then a small incident involving the children of all three women occurs in the playground causing a rift. Minor at first but escalating fast, until whispers and rumours become vicious and spiteful. It was always going to end in tears, but no one thought it would end in murder       

 

 

 

The North Water by Ian McGuire

Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaling ship bound for the hunting waters of the Arctic Circle. Also aboard is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with no money and no better option than to embark as ship's medic on this ill-fated voyage. Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which a man can stoop and imagined he'd find respite on the Volunteer, but now, trapped in the wooden belly of the ship with Drax, he encounters pure evil and is forced to act. As the true purposes of the expedition become clear, the confrontation between the two men plays out in the freezing darkness of an Arctic winter.

    

 

 

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

When two young girls are abducted and killed in Wind Gap, Missouri, Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town by Chicago's Daily Post to report on the crimes. Long haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother, Camille struggles to maintain her hard-won mental stability

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The Night Manager by John Le Carre

At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly, and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine. In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carré creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted.