Christmas Book Flood | Recommending reading

15 November

Please visit our Book Bulletin 2019 crowdfunding project at CrowdPatch to buy recommendations for our Winter 2019 catalogue and to volunteer your skills, experience and contacts. All funds raised will support not-for-profit Jolabokaflod CIC’s forthcoming programme of events.

Kiss the Girls
(Alex Cross: book 2)
James Patterson
(UK: Arrow, @arrowpublishing, 2017; USA: Grand Central Publishing, @GrandCentralPub, 1995)

Detective Alex Cross is caught between two murderous masterminds – and so is his family …

When his niece Naomi goes missing, Alex Cross follows the trail – and discovers links to a string of recent abductions and murders, with one horrifying complication. There are two killers at work on opposite sides of the country, collaborating and competing to commit the worst crimes the country has ever seen. With his family at risk, Cross knows that his investigation is putting him directly in the line of fire …

Kiss the Girls has been adapted as a major Hollywood movie, starring Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd (Amazon: UK | USA)

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Megan is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom.

In 2004, Megan made her film debut with a role in the teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (Amazon: UK | USA). In 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf‘s character, in the blockbuster action film Transformers (Amazon: UK | USA), which became her breakout role. Megan reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Amazon: UK | USA). Later in 2009, she starred in the black comedy horror film Jennifer’s Body (Amazon: UK | USA).

In 2014, Megan starred as April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Amazon: UK | USA), and reprised the role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016: Amazon: UK | USA). She is slated to star in five upcoming movies: Zeroville; Battle of Jangsari; Think Like a DogAbove the Shadows and Naya: Legend of the Golden Dolphin.

Megan is a supporter of Generosity Water: she and her husband have funded the creation of over ten water wells for the organisation.