5 Books Escape reality with these books

By Mira Mourad

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Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica – Heidi Wood has a heart full of gold. She dedicates her time to charity, works for a non-profit organisation and takes in the occasional stray cat. No act of kindness is too small for her. One day, to her husband and daughter’s dismay, Heidi brings home a teenage girl, Willow, with her four-month baby. Against her family’s wishes, Heidi insists Willow and the baby stay in their home. Heidi does everything she could to help Willow resume some normalcy in her life. However, Willow’s past begins to surface and Heidi questions how far she is willing to help a stranger.

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Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – After missing her usual bus, Beatrix is forced to catch the ‘Owl’ – the night bus hated by everyone in San Francisco. Little did Beatrix know that this particular bus ride would turn her life upside down. She meets Jack who is charming, attractive and she is easily able to connect with him. As destiny had it, Beatrix discovers a gold can of spray paint in Jack’s bag.  She questions whether he has been the one leaving graffiti tags all over San Francisco. Jack’s enigmatic behaviour has Beatrix going on a mission to uncover the truth about him.

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The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke – Laurie Moran is a hard working television producer. When the pilot for her new reality drama show Under Suspicion is a hit, Laurie has the perfect case to feature on the next instalment of the show – The Cinderella Murder.  With the help of lawyers and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will make a great program and push ratings, especially when they discover former suspects of the Cinderella Murder include Hollywood’s elite and tech billionaires

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Rouge Lawyer by John Grisham – Sebastian Rudd is a street lawyer and works all by himself. He defends people which lawyers generally dismiss or won’t go near: Drug dealers, those accused of molestation and murder of little girls, crime lords. He is a firm believer in justice and his work centres around his philosophy that everyone deserves a fair trial, even if he has to cheat the justice system to achieve it. He is against corporations, banks, insurance companies and has no trust in the government. Rouge Lawyer follows the colourful adventures of Sebastian and captures the injustices of the system that in Sebastian’s view lets many people down.

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Harry Potter by J.K Rowling – Join Harry Potter as he heads to the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger where they discover magic, adventure, family and friendship. The Philosopher’s Stone is the first of seven books which follows Harry on his quest to defeat the Dark Lord, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The series is not only for kids, but for adults who feel their inner child’s need for adventure to be satisfied.