Five must read English fiction ebooks
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life — as she sees it — is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next.
The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have a perfect life. Yet, when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in the water around London. As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th story in the Harry Potter series and the first one to be presented on stage. It’s based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. The world premiere of the play will take place in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. Harry Potter is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. His youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
It’s 1939. In a small French village, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front.Soon Germans invade France, and a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home. She and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as the danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive… Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah’s novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they finish reading.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The New York Times No. 1 bestselling novel that is loved around the world, now a major film starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life – steady boyfriend, close family – who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common – a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks: What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?