Tell us what you think of Graham Norton’s ‘A Keeper’ and join Mirror Book Club

The latest Mirror Book Club choice was supernatural thriller Someone Like Me by MR Carey, author of The Girl With All The Gifts.

It told the story of meek mother-of-two Liz who discovers a mysterious force within that makes her fight back when she finds herself in difficulty or danger.

So what did Mirror Book Club members think of it?

David Norman enjoyed it. “It’s well written and well paced, it works as a psychological drama, with elements of family drama, and develops into a suspenseful thriller. It’s maybe a bit too long but overall enjoyable.”

Julia Peck Boydon was less enthusiastic. “Not sure if I liked it. All a bit far-fetched to me, sorry!”

But Debbie Carole said: “I really enjoyed it and felt invested in the characters. A great insight into how our minds adapt when they need to and the power of good versus evil.”

Have a read and tell us what you thought in the Mirror Book Club Facebook group…

Our next Mirror Book Club read is…

A Keeper, by Graham Norton

Coronet, £7.99

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In the second novel by the Irish chat show host, Elizabeth Keane is a university lecturer who lives in New York with her teenage son.

After her elderly mother dies, she reluctantly returns to the Irish village where she grew up.

Having been told very little about her absent father, she ended up bitterly resenting her mum.

Her mother Patricia’s story, which reveals the truth of Elizabeth’s origins, is told in parallel.

A Keeper is a dark and gripping mystery tied up in heartbreaking family secrets.

Our reviewer called the book “engrossing, compelling and moving”.

We’d love you to give A Keeper a read and let the Mirror Book Club know whether you enjoy it.

We’ll print your feedback on these pages on February 21.

You can also share your thoughts in the Mirror Book Club on Facebook or by post.

We have 25 copies of A Keeper to give away.

For a chance to win, simply “like” the post announcing the giveaway in our Facebook group or send your name and address to – Mirror Book Club, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP And mark the letter 'Mirror Book Club Giveaway/Keeper', by January 30.

You can also follow the Mirror Book Club on Twitter, @MirrorBookClub

The 24-Hour Café, by Libby Page

Orion, £12.99

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Page follows her bestselling debut The Lido with this captivating tale of bustling Stella’s Café in London which opens its doors round the clock to tourists, insomniacs, newly engaged couples, students, the lonely and the lost.

At its heart are waitresses Hannah and Mona, one a musician, the other a dancer, who support each other through every travail – until a devious boyfriend threatens their friendship.

Feelgood fiction at its best.


It Started With a Secret, by Jill Mansell

Headline Review, £14.99

Lainey has lost everything – her dream job in France, her home and her boyfriend.

So she and her male friend Kit answer an ad for a live-in domestic couple and move to the Cornish seaside to look after the chaotic family of an ageing film star.

They cook, clean and deflect the actor’s admirers.

But everyone thinks Lainey and Kit are an item, including Seth, the film star’s drop-dead gorgeous grandson.

A heartwarming tale.


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