Sweet Caress by William Boyd

William Boyd delivers again – great story, vividly told, with an engaging and strong female narrator enhanced by “lost” photos

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

A glimpse of the fading days of the dominance of the Hudson’s Bay Company, woven into a gripping tale of murder, lust and individual courage

A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr

A novella about a war veteran, Tom Birkin, uncovering a painting in a church in an English village over a month – a vignette of his life

A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson

Worth reading for the island setting only, which I warmed to immediately in Samson’s description, but felt much less for the characters

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

An island house, a family occasion, a stormy night – the elements of an Agatha Christie style thriller which keeps you guessing ’til the end

Aphrodite’s Child by Sarah Catherine Knights

Emily arrives in Cyprus timidly and with trepidation but the experience that she has there changes her life forever