The best discussion we ever had was for The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. A brilliant book. And the book group concerned was one of my least enthusiastic, who usually slip off topic after 10 mins!! Also recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
Have just finished 'The Given Day' by Denis Lehane - loads of meat & excellent writing. Or try 'The Twilight Time' or 'After the Fire' by Karen Campbell - both really electric and lots of topical stuff to set off discussions.
Cut Short is the first in a new series of crime thrillers, receiving critical acclaim. "Leigh Russell is rapidly forging a reputation as a rising star of female British crime fiction and she has drawn favourable comparisons with Ruth Rendell and Lynda la Plante." "an excellent debut, sharp and eminently readable" (Marck Campbell, Crime Time Magazine) "a sure fire hit, a taut, slick and easy to read thriller" (Melanie Dakin, Watford Observer) Reviews on amazon all 5 star so far. I'm keen to receive feedback from readers and may be willing to visit your reading group, depending on where you are. I may even be visiting your area on my national tour of bookshops. You can see the schedule of my events on my publisher's website www.noexit.co.uk. Feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to send me your comments. I'd certainly like to hear what you think of Cut Short, if you decide to read it. Leigh Russell
Try 'A Friend Laughs' by Jo Freeman - kept our group on the subject for almost the entire evening - until the wine came out! We recently did 'Winter in Madrid' too which was good but a very thick book and only a third of the group got around to reading it. Everyone read 'A Friend Laughs' though - a first I think.
We need to talk about Kevin - gave our book club vey heated discussions. Very interesting the varying different views on the book from people in our group that had children compared to those that don't! Highly recommended.