I am thrilled to welcome the lovely Tina of the TripFiction Team to damppebbles today. TripFiction is one of my very favourite websites, what with my love of international crime fiction. And if you’re travelling soon then you MUST check it out. I’m delighted to have Tina join me today to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads from the last year.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I ask book bloggers, reviewers and authors to recommend three MUST READ books. There aren’t many rules, only that the books recommended should have been published in 2017.
Here’s what Tina recommends…
The Dry by Jane Harper (Aaron Falk #1)
It appeared in January and set the bar quite high for the year. Slow burning, murder, full of suspense set against an arid and unforgiving background.
Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne
The author has a tremendous ability to capture an ominous atmosphere. I first came across his incredible storytelling in ‘The Unforgiven’ where death takes place against a beautifully but threatening Morocco. In Beautiful Animals he has located to Hydra which he evokes really well and it is a real character in the story.
The Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh
Despite an inauspicious cover (very old-fashioned-looking although it came out this year), this has been one of my favourite books this year. Beautifully written it has the feel of Barbara Kingsolver and is set at a crucial time in Kenya when the British were still clinging on to power.
Thank you so much for joining me today, Tina. I’m a fan of Jane Harper’s brilliant ‘The Dry’ and I’ve added ‘Beautiful Animals’ to the TBR! Many thanks for the recommendation.
If Tina has tempted you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends then please click the following amazon.co.uk links:
TripFiction has been set up so that both actual and armchair travellers can match their reading choices with a chosen destination. We collate books that are strong on location and feature and review books and travel-related pieces on our blog. We have been up and running for 4 years now and it’s been a wonderful journey so far.
Join me again tomorrow when I will be welcoming the birthday girl, Emma Mitchell of Emma The Little Bookworm, to damppebbles.