This month, the Psychologies team has been sloping off at lunchtime to read – nothing new there, we're an office of bookworms. What’s unusual is we’re all reading the same thing at once – Lucy Atkins’ debut novel The Missing One (Quercus, £7.99). A pacy psychological thriller, it will have you gasping in shock and holding any available loved one close.
After losing her own mother to cancer, new mum Kali travels to a remote British Columbian island where killer whales and storms circle a sinister house that contains her mother’s friend and a dark secret. The book explores how we connect to our families – and what happens when it goes horribly wrong.
We talked about it so much, we decided to launch our very own book club, and we’re hosting our first club event live, with Lucy Atkins, at the biggest philosophy and music festival in the world, HowTheLightGetsIn, taking place in Hay-on-Wye from 22 May to 1 June. We’d love you to join us.
Don't miss our exclusive video with Lucy Atkins here
NEXT BOOK: Get reading Richard Wiseman’s Night School: Wake Up To The Power Of Sleep (Macmillan, £20) for June