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Chatelaine Beach Book of the month

Charley’s Web by Joy Fielding

Our annual summer reading series continues, bringing you the best books for the beach that won’t bore your brain (say that five times fast!). This year, we focus on four racy thrillers, just the thing for vacation relaxation.

Successful newspaper columnist and single mother Charley Webb has spent years building an emotional wall against scathing critics, snooty neighbours and her disapproving family. But when she receives a letter from Jill Rohmer, a young woman serving time on death row for the murders of three small children, her wall slowly begins to crumble. Jill wants Charley to write her biography so that she can share the many hidden truths about the case that failed to surface during her trial – including the existence of a mysterious man she calls Jack, who may just be the actual killer. Seeing this as an opportunity to gain journalistic credibility, Charley begins her journey into the mind of this deeply troubled woman. Filled with complex characters and a plot rich with intrigue, Charley’s Web is Joy Fielding at her heart–skipping, mesmerizing best.

Coming next month: The Calling
by Inger Ashe Wolfe (McClelland & Stewart, $33)
Nothing much happens in the sleepy fictitious town of Port Dundas, Ont. Acting police chief Hazel Micallef hasn’t had a homicide case in three years – until her father’s former mistress is found dead, drained of all her blood. When a second grisly murder occurs, Micallef launches a cross-country manhunt that quickly becomes personal.

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