by S.R. White
When a man is found savagely 'crucified' amidst a murky swamp in northern Australia, detective Dana Russo and her team are called to a shocking scene. Who murdered him - and why? With several potential leads, the investigation quickly becomes more complex, and sinister, than anyone imagined. And Dana realises she'll have to confront her own troubled past to understand the true motives of the killer...
Ange says: A twisting, compelling and utterly haunting book. If you like Jane Harper's novels then this one is for you.
Guiding Lights: The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women
Women have a long history of keeping the lights burning, from tending ancient altar flames or bonfires to modern-day lighthouse keeping. Yet most of their stories are little-known.
Guiding Lights includes stories from around the world and explores our dual perception of lighthouses: are they comforting and romantic beacons symbolising hope and trust, or storm-lashed and forbidding towers with echoes of lonely, mad keepers?
Ange says: These stories of women’s courage and dedication in minding the lights — then and now — captured my imagination and inspired me.
by Lisa Genova
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away.
Ange says: A harrowing portrait of what it must really be like to lose your mind to dementia. This book is terrifying, inspiring and heartbreaking. Lisa Genova has a PhD in Neuroscience so it feels very accurate.