I’m taking part in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge April 2017 with the theme of books. I’ll be blogging about books on my Goodreads shelf that I’ve read or want to read.




Today’s letter is O and the book I’ve chosen is Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd,  a fantastic thriller set in London. I really enjoyed reading this after visiting London, making some of the places mentioned much easier to picture as I was reading. You’ll enjoy this if you like books by Robert Harris.

Here’s the Goodreads blurb:

6741359“One may evening in London, as a result of a chance encounter and a split-second decision, a young climatologist called Adam Kindred loses everything – home, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, mobile phone – never to get them back.
Adam has no choice. the police and a ruthless hit man are after him. so he goes underground, joining ranks of the disappeared that throng London’s lowest levels as he struggles to understand how his life has unravelled so spectacularly. his journey of discovery will take him along the river Thames, from affluent Chelsea to the sink estates of the East End. On the way he will encounter aristocrats, prostitutes, evangelists and a policewoman – and version after new version of himself.
William Boyd’s electric follow-up to Costa Novel of the Year Restless is a heart-in-mouth conspiracy novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business, and the secrets that lie hidden in the fifthly underbelly of every city.”


What do you think of my choice for the letter O?

What would you have chosen?