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The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

If you enjoy reading edge of your seat action packed thrillers then Michael Robotham’s book are for you.

Set in the turbulent aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, The Wreckage pits Vincent Ruiz against powerful agents who will stop at nothing to bury secrets.

Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless. He has nothing left to lose.

In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone else. She’s a valuable asset in Baghdad where the possibility of an explosion lurks at every checkpoint. Luca’s investigation proves volatile as well, and as he gets closer to the missing money, his actions begin to reverberate around the world.

In London, Richard North, a top-tier international banker and the one person who might be able to explain where the money has gone, vanishes. The manhunt for him will get Luca evicted from Iraq, separated from Daniela, and possibly end both his investigation and his life.

As usual, it’s all about the money: who has it, who’s lost it, and who’s ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, whatever the cost.

Two seemingly unrelated stories collide in unexpected ways in this ambitious,  that demonstrates why Michael Robotham is a such a compelling writer.

 

 

 

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August 28, 2014 Posted by | Action, Adventure, Suspense | | Leave a comment

2014 Book Of The Year Award Winner: Older Readers

And the winner is………Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Life? It’s simple: be true to yourself.
The tricky part is finding out exactly who you are…

In the holidays before the dreaded term at Crowthorne Grammar’s outdoor education camp two things out of the ordinary happened.
A picture of me was plastered all over a twenty-metre billboard. 
And I kissed Ben Capaldi.
 

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program – but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They’re extra-curricula.

Enter Lou from Six Impossible Things – the reluctant new girl for this term in the great outdoors. Fragile behind an implacable mask, she is grieving a death that occurred almost a year ago. Despite herself, Lou becomes intrigued by the unfolding drama between her housemates Sibylla and Holly, and has to decide whether to end her self-imposed detachment and join the fray. 

And as Sibylla confronts a tangle of betrayal, she needs to renegotiate everything she thought she knew about surviving in the wild.

This is excellent and entertaining story about first love, friendship and NOT fitting in.

 

August 15, 2014 Posted by | Family/Relationships, Relationships, Romance, Shortlisted Books | , | Leave a comment

BOOK WEEK 2014 – CONNECT TO READING

 Which Book will be the Winner?

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The theme for this year is Connect to Reading.

Through reading we connect to people, places, events, other cultures and other worlds.

Today we have the ability to connect through reading via digital technology such as ebooks, email, QR codes audiobooks.  Reading does not mean having to hold a physical book in your hand but being able to immerse yourself in the story is all about connecting to reading.

This year the 6 short listed Older Reader books provide great reading with books the deal with relationships, romance, grief, family, identity, survival, nuclear holocaust, supernatural  and coming of age.

All of these books are available now in the Library!

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August 4, 2014 Posted by | Book Talk, Shortlisted Books | Leave a comment