Five Irresistible Reads for May
Hot off the press! From international intrigue and steamy romance to an unprecedented history of the Second World War, here’s what we’re reading this month.
THE GIRL WHO SAVED THE KING OF SWEDEN by Jonas Jonasson
DISOBEYING HITLER: GERMAN RESISTANCE AFTER OPERATION VALKYRIE by Randall Hansen
Drawing on newly opened archives, acclaimed historian and University of Toronto professor Randell Hansen presents new evidence on the resistance to Hitler by soldiers and civilians during the Second World War. Following the plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944, Hanson’s gripping narrative shows that more high-ranking Nazis and average German citizens than previously recognized, revolted against the Nazi tyranny.
CRIMES AGAINST MY BROTHER by David Adams Richards
From the widely acclaimed Giller-winning author of Mercy Among the Children comes this heartrending story about childhood friends Harold, Evan and Ian, and a horrific accident in which they all play a part. It’s the story of debts formed in childhood, and how the powerful and intricately tangled ties of friendship continue to form our adult lives in surprising ways.
The adopted son of a wealthy American family is recruited during his last year at Harvard to head up an ultra-top secret espionage unit for US intelligence, a posting at which he is surprisingly adept. In fact, before disappearing into anonymous retirement, he writes the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation and how to commit the perfect crime. When he is called out of retirement to help NYPD detective Ben Bradley solve the murder of a woman in a New York hotel room, the investigation becomes a terrifying race against time to track down a murderer who is set to commit an act of mass destruction, bring down the Saudi Arabian Royal family and destroy the United States.
Touted as the Canadian 50 Shades of Grey, the steamy bestselling SECRET series by TV producer and novelist Lisa Grabriele (written under a pseudonym) centers on an underground secret sisterhood devoted to helping lonely women, no matter their age, shed their inhibitions and experience their deepest sexual fantasies. In SECRET Revealed, the final book in the erotically charged trilogy, Solange Faraday, a news anchor and divorced mother in her 40s who has lost her mojo, rekindles long lost passions in her search for romantic love.