It's no secret hush's Creative Director and Founder, Mandy, loves a good book. Here's five novels she's read, loved and recommended in our monthly newsletters over the past six months...
Mandy's Recent Reads
EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng
After sixteen-year-old Lydia goes missing and her body turns up in a lake, the police rule it as a suicide. But Lydia's family are determined to search for clues to find out what really happened. A gripping read from cover to cover.
ADVENTURES IN MODERN MARRIAGE by William Nicholson
Set over the week leading up to the 2015 General Election, this captivating novel is a dissection of relationships and what keeps them going, revisiting characters from Nicholson’s acclaimed novel The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life with wit and extraordinary empathy.
WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson
A deliciously dark yet funny story, Shirley Jackson's last masterpiece follows sisters Merricat and Constance Blackwood, who live in isolation with their uncle Julian after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens to reveal a dark secret they've been hiding.
THE ALICE NETWORK by Katie Quinn
A fascinating historical novel which tells two parallel tales, one of a female spy recruited by the real-life Alice Network in Lille during WW1, the other of a pregnant American college student searching for her cousin who went missing at the end of WWII. Both equally powerful.
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
Secrets, friendship, identity, love - Celeste Ng’s deservedly lauded second novel deals with all of these, and it’s a stunning, compelling read. It opens with a fire at the Richardson family’s picture perfect house, and travels back in time to follow the stories (and characters) which led to the dramatic denouement.