The best books to read this month

Connexion book column: the best books to read this month
Connexion book column: the best books to read this month

We read recent releases with a link to France. To be fair, each gets 20 minutes’ reading time...

The Snakes, Sadie Jones

The Snakes, Sadie Jones
The Snakes, Sadie Jones

Vintage, £8.99

ISBN: 978-1-784-70882-5

This is Sadie Jones’s fifth book since Sunday Times number one best seller The Outcast, and the first set in France where she worked as a waitress in her youth. A dark tale of family tension, moral quandaries over money, violence and tragedy, it is compelling but not exactly sweetness and light.

The books starts out in London where Bea and Dan are a psychotherapist and an estate agent and would-be artist who hates that he has had to sell-out and do a commercial day job to make ends meet. Bea is daughter to a billionaire property magnate but hates to take any money from her parents on principle. They decide they need a change and set off on a road trip through France to Italy; or at least that is the plan.

What was intended to be a quick call ...

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