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I KNOW A SE­CRET (A RIZ­ZOLI AND ISLES THRILLER) BY TESS GER­RIT­SEN (BALLANTINE BOOKS) R215*

Crime fight­ing duo de­tec­tive Jane Riz­zoli and med­i­cal ex­am­iner Maura Isles are called to ac­tion once again in the 12th novel fea­tur­ing their crime solv­ing skills.

This time they’re faced with the grisly mur­der of a hor­ror film pro­ducer, who had her eyes re­moved. It’s no or­di­nary crime scene as the woman lies in ap­par­ently peace­ful re­pose on her bed, and Maura finds no ob­vi­ous cause of death.

When an­other vic­tim is found, Jane and Maura re­alise the killer has widened his cir­cle of tar­gets. He’s cho­sen a par­tic­u­lar woman as his next vic­tim – and she knows he’s com­ing for her.

While the reader might feel like weak-stom­ached de­tec­tive Barry Frost, it’s not too grue­some a read. You don’t have to have read the other books in the se­ries to fol­low Jane and Maura on their ad­ven­tures in this book. – THU­LANI GQIRANA

SUGAR-FREE & CARBCONSCIOUS LIV­ING BY MONIQUE LE ROUX FORSLUND (PEN­GUIN RAN­DOM HOUSE SOUTH AFRICA) R175*

It’s spring and ev­ery­one is talk­ing about “body goals” as sugar-free liv­ing be­comes a thing. But does it work? Au­thor Monique le Roux Forslund be­lieves it does.

Her book is based on the “low carb high fat” prin­ci­ple and out­lines how to re­move sugar from the diet.

It fo­cuses on home­cooked, nu­tri­tional dishes that re­duce crav­ings. There are recipes and tips for break­fast through din­ner, which in­clude light sal­ads, and more fill­ing snack op­tions. The book pro­vides recipes for sauces and dress­ings, with an em­pha­sis on avoid­ing sugar.

The recipes are easy to fol­low and there’s a meal plan in­cluded as well. Great for begin­ners but for those who are more ex­pe­ri­enced in the kitchen it might not of­fer any­thing they don’t al­ready know. – THU­LANI GQIRANA

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