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Richard and Judy Book Club 2021 Autumn List (September)

The Richard and Judy book club is back! The autumn picks have been released and there are some fantastic reads to get stuck into. I already have The Burning Girls and The Survivors on my TBR (to be read) pile and I’d heard great things about The Last House On Needless Street when it was discussed on Between The Covers.

Here are all the books picked for the Richard and Judy Book Club Autumn 2021.

Richard and Judy Book Club 2021 Autumn List – The Chosen Books

A Beautiful Spy by Rachel Hore

Based on a true story, A Beautiful Spy is the latest novel by million-copy Sunday Times bestseller Rachel Hore. It all began in the summer of 1928 when Minnie is supposed to find a nice man, get married and have children. The problem is it doesn’t appeal to her at all. She is working as a secretary but longs to make a difference. Then, one day, she gets her chance. She is recruited by the British government as a spy. Under strict instructions not to tell anyone, not even her family, she moves to London and begins her mission – to infiltrate the Communist movement.

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Sugar by Bernice McFadden

Sugar by Bernice McFadden has been touted as being a perfect read for fans of Where The Crawdads Sing. Young and confident, with a swagger in her step, Sugar arrives in the southern town of Bigelow hoping to start over. Soon Bigelow is alight with gossip and suspicion, and Sugar fears her past is catching up with her. Then she meets Pearl, a woman trying to forget her own traumas. As these next-door neighbours become unlikely friends, they wonder if their lives could finally be changing for the better. But small towns have long memories…

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The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

The Burning Girls is the latest novel by C.J. Tudor, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man. An unconventional vicar moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present. A community that is also intent on keeping its dark secrets.

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Blackout by Simon Scarrow

It’s Berlin, December 1939. As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip. When a young woman is murdered, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under pressure to solve the case, swiftly. Distrusted by his superiors for his failure to join the Nazi Party, Schenke walks a perilous line as disloyalty could mean a death sentence. The discovery of a second victim confirms Schenke’s worst fears. He must uncover the truth before evil strikes again. As the investigation takes him closer to the sinister heart of the regime, Schenke realises there is danger everywhere.

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The Survivors by Jane Harper

The Survivors is the latest novel by Jane Harper, the bestselling author of The Dry. Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home. Kieran’s parents are struggling in a town where fortunes are forged by the sea. Between them, all is his absent brother, Finn. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away.

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The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

When Stephen King says ‘I haven’t read anything this exciting since Gone Girl‘, you know you’ve got a great book on your hands! The Last House on Needless Street is the latest novel by Catriona Ward, the multiple award-winning author of Little Eve and Rawblood.

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So which one are you looking forward to most? I can’t wait to read the ones already on my TBR pile but as a lover of WW2 fiction, I can’t wait to read Blackout by Simon Scarrow.

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