Third Sunday Salon 9.40pm (final post)
Have started HURTING DISTANCE by Sophie Hannah (as advised by Ann and Maxine) and finding it engrossing.
It starts with a hook - Naomi Jenkins breaking a promise (we don't know what promise, but that in itself is intriguing), and very rapidly we are led to another hook: a view through the window of a house - so horrific she finds herself swooning. Naomi is obsessive, and a little neurotic, in my opinion. She seems to be stalking her lover - but in a way that seems utterly plausible. Anyway, she's a very interesting and vulnerable character and looking forward to finding out more.
The next chapter introduces Detective Sergeant Charlie Zailer who I like almost immediately - because she is wriggling under the discomfort of an ill-fitting bra. It's an excellent detail and I think every woman reader will sympathise immediately.
Can't wait to read the rest and can perfectly understand why Ann read it in one sitting - a great combination of crime and quality women's fiction.