Unmissable new releases
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