A customer asked me the other day whether I read every book that I recommend in this newsletter.
The answer is yes, I do – and plenty of books that don't make the grade as well.
As you might imagine, there's quite a lot of pressure to find a book every four or five weeks that I can honestly tell everyone that they should read.
That's why I love it when I come across books like The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox, where I knew after only a dozen or so pages that I was really going to enjoy it.
It's about a woman edited out of her family's history after being confined to an asylum and the story of her release 60 years later into the care of her reluctant niece.
There's mystery, great characters, a shocking betrayal and plenty of unexpected twists – everything in fact needed to keep you turning the pages.
Just try not to read it in one sitting as our next book review isn't for another month – and I have plenty of reading to do in the meantime.