My Lovely Wife is a fascinating combination of reversals, reveals, and bad behaviour that keeps us on the edge of our seats. What kind of woman commits an unspeakable crime? Can a loving mother be a murderer? Would she kill, not to defend herself or her family, but simply because she can? Samantha Downing answers all these questions and more in her startling debut novel, My Lovely Wife. Told from the point of view of the nameless husband, My Lovely Wife turns domestic suspense on its ear.
The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, which tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul. The Kite Runner was published in 2003 by Riverhead Books. The Kite Runner became a bestseller after being printed in paperback and was popularized in book clubs. It was a number-one New York Times bestseller for over two years, with over seven million copies sold in the United States. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.