Mr Holt's been reading...

Mystery in White by J Farjeon 
A reprint that made the Waterstones Christmas best sellers list.  Slightly dated, but an entertaining yarn.  A train is caught between snowdrifts. Some passengers jump off and look for shelter.  They arrive at a house. The fires are lit, the food is freshly prepared, but there is no one there... 

Gone by Michael Grant 
A popular teen read. A great premise - suddenly everyone over the age of 15 disappears and everyone left is trapped in a huge dome... A pretty gripping read, lots of characters and factions. Good build up of tension and sense of menace.  Borderline torture, though...

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
A historical novel about Thomas Cromwell, who rises from nothing to being Henry VIII's most trusted adviser. All the superlatives have already been written.  An extraordinary read.  We all know about Henry VIII and how he divorced his first wife because she didn't bear him a son, but have you thought about how this made every wife in the country feel?

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