I recently picked up a book whilst on holiday, pure serendipity, by Anita Shreve. Never heard of her but instantly loved her writing. Called Light on Snow, was centred around a bereaved father & daughter living in snow covered eastern USA who come across an abandoned newborn child, literally saving her life.
After reading this I tried another of her books from the Library, Strange Fits of Passion, which is a harrowing tale of abuse in a marriage. Very powerful and thoughtful portrait of a young mother’s experience and escape. Not finished yet but a real page turner.
Yesterday, while waiting for OH to pick me up I went into Relate Charity Shop and found another book by Anita called The Last Time they Met. Only 80p but I feel sure will be worth it
I'm reading two books at the moment - Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett, which I have read before, quite a while ago; and A Knife to the Heart by Barbara Nadel. It's the latest in her series set mainly in Istanbul, featuring Cetin Ikmen, recently retired police inspector, and various other members of the police force. I've been reading this series for years, and she is someone who knows the places she writes about.
Istanbul has changed such a lot recently, and this is reflected in her novels.
Another writer whom I particularly enjoy is Bernard Cornwell. I've read all his Sharpe stories and have the latest of the Uhtred Saxon/Viking series still to read.