April book reviews

Our pick of the month's French reads, from a Paris-based thriller to an atlas of natural beauty

I’ll Keep You Safe, Peter May, Riverrun Quercus, £18.99 ISBN: 978-1-78429-493-9

A CAR bomb in a Paris street tears Niamh Macfarlane’s life apart as it kills her cheating husband and his Russian mistress, designer Irina Vetrov.
Niamh and Ruairidh have been married 10 years and own a weaving company making an exclusive cloth that is much in demand from fashion houses, and especially Irina’s.
The couple have just had a fight in their hotel after an email told Niamh to challenge him about his affair. He storms out – and then Niamh sees him down in the courtyard with Irina and runs out after –them... just as their car blows up.
Suddenly, she is no longer a devastated betrayed wife but prime suspect in a double murder. Or as becomes clear, one of two prime suspects, with Irina’s husband.
But the police tell her she is ...

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