Long gone are the days where you have to lug heavy books around with you. Thanks to the power of the Amazon Kindle, you can now carry 100 books around in one lightweight electronic tablet. You can dip and dive out of your favourite thrillers and romances, all with the touch of a button. There’s so much choice available, but what are the best books out there?
Here at Contact Numbers, we have compiled our top picks for this Spring that you simply can’t miss out on.
1. No Way Out by Cara Hunter
Described as one of the most gripping books of the year, Cara Hunter’s No Way Out is not one to be missed. Cara Hunter is well renowned for producing some of the best thriller books of our generation, with previous titles like “Close to Home” and “In the Dark” proving to be a big hit. No Way Out is a detective thriller novel that you’ll find hard to put down.
‘Fast-paced and a fantastic cast of characters. Kept me guessing to the end – and I loved the final reveal’ (Fiona Barton)
2. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
My Lovely Wife is a gripping new psychological thriller receiving rave reviews across the board. Available for £0.99 on Amazon Kindle, it’s a steal and should go straight to the top of your list for must-read books this Spring.
My Lovely Wife takes you on a journey as a serial killer is on the loose preying on young women. As fear sets in, one girl finds herself not trusting anyone around her. My Lovely Wife is the first novel by Samantha Downing and is unlikely to be her last.
‘We’re calling it: My Lovely Wife is the most gripping psychological thriller of 2019… this book will keep you reading late into the night’ (Stylist)
3. The Bourbon Bible by Eric Zandona
Are you a whisky lover? Then the Bourbon Bible may well set your taste buds ticking. Eric Zandona is a spirits specialist at the American Distilling Institute, and he has compiled his top 140 bourbons from around the world, from your big name classics to smaller, lesser-known tiny craft distilleries. He provides you with flavour profiles and offers his suggestions on the best way to drink them to get full satisfaction from each sip.
‘Bourbon is currently an up and coming drink, but one that many of us aren’t that informed about. Most folks have heard about Jack Daniels of course, but the world of American Whiskey is much deeper and broader than that, and this is a good book to guide your discovery of it.’ (Amazon Review)
4. The Passengers by John Marrs
The Passengers offers you a near-future thriller, but with a killer twist. With self-drive cars no longer a futuristic thought, this story tells you the tale of eight of them set on a collision course following a system hack. With eight passengers doomed, the public has to decide who survives.
John Marrs is a well thought of author, having written previous number 1 bestsellers such as The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Welcome to Wherever You Are and Her Last Move.
‘An absorbing, engaging read that grabs you and doesn’t let go, keeping you awake long past your bedtime’ (Gisele)
5. The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live Without Limits by Ant Middleton
Well known for his show SAS: Who Dares Wins? Ant Middleton returns with another inspirational book, aiming to provide you with guidance to living life without fear. With previous bestseller “First Man In: Leading from the Front” behind him, this is set to be another compelling read from one of the UK’s most revered characters.
‘After thirteen years in the military, with four years as a Special Forces sniper, Ant Middleton is the epitome of what it takes to excel. He served in the SBS, the naval wing of the Special Forces, the Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers, achieving what is known as the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s Elite Forces.’ (Amazon)
6. The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club by Peter Hook
The legendary Peter Hook tells you the story of how one of Manchester’s most iconic clubs, the Hacienda, was run. The fun times, the music, the loss of money and its legacy, he paints you the whole picture. Peter Hook was the co-founder of Hacienda, and also well known for as the co-founder of the legendary Joy Division and New Order.
‘Entertaining. Hook is revealed as a born anecdotalist, engaging and hilarious.’ (Sunday Times)