Amanda Gillies' favourite reads of 2013
1) Christopher J Yates - Black Chalk
2) Doug Johnstone - Gone Again
3) Simon Toyne - The Tower
4) Elizabeth Haynes - Human Remains
5) Fuminori Nakamura - The Thief tr. Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
This year’s Top 5 has been so hard to choose. It gets harder every year as the number of excellent books that Karen sends me to read keeps on increasing. I could have done with a Top 10 this year and feel bad at having to cut other equally awesome books out.
These five are my ‘most favourite favourites’ and all of them have either had me seriously disturbed, or sobbing, or in emotional turmoil for one reason or another. They are all well written, with interesting and unique plots, and have kept me focused and engaged from beginning to end.
Many thanks to Karen for all her hard work with Eurocrime over the last year and for sending us reviewers all these wonderful books to read. I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings!
And many thanks to Amanda for her kind words.