Today I’m delighted to welcome thriller novelist Fiona Morgan. Her ‘Porridge & Cream’ read is The Client by John Grisham.
“The book I have picked for Porridge and Cream is The Client by John Grisham. I first read this book in 1995 whilst studying my higher English. I had tried other books, but none were catching me, so much so I can’t even remember what ones I tried. My aunt recommended John Grisham, so I bought The Client and loved it, from then on I was hooked. “When I feel I haven’t had a book grab me in a while, or if I’m in a reading slump, I turn to this book, which is normally about once a year or more if I need it. One thing that draws me back to the book is the emotions in the book and how they have changed as I grew. What I take from the book and how I relate to the characters has changed over the years, it is a brand new book every time I read it. When I first read it I identified with Mark, the main character, but as now that I have my own family I identify with his mum and his lawyer.
“Mark is a boy who, whilst doing something he shouldn’t be, stumbles into a situation no-one would ever want to be in. Witnessing a suicide. As a diamond in the rough boy Mark feels he has to save the person, but gets in too deep and ends up listening to a dying man’s confession. This places Mark and his family in a perilous position with a dangerous choice to make. Does he lie to the police, the FBI and the lawyers who will stop at nothing, including pursuing a child to bring down a killer, and put himself on the Mafia’s radar or tell all he knows, putting him on the Mafia’s radar? What a choice to make!”
Fiona Morgan’s Bio
Fiona lives in the small town of Airdrie near Glasgow with her husband, Liam, and their two daughters, Erin and Sian. She works as a deafblind guide/communicator and a British Sign Language facilitator, learning British Sign Language after the birth of her second daughter.
Fiona Morgan’s latest book
Bronagh seems to have it all; her own flat, a fantastic new job as a party planner and a blossoming romance with long-term friend, Max. Little does she know that someone is plotting to take everything away from her.
Elaine, now out of work, having been replaced by Bronagh, is hell-bent on revenge. She begins a campaign of terror, beginning with abusive text messages, which quickly escalates leading to devastating consequences.
Will Bronagh and Max’s relationship survive the turmoil that ensues? Will Elaine get the revenge she desperately wants?
Set in Glasgow, this is a powerful tale of love, hate, manipulation and control, which examines the wide-ranging consequences and damage inflicted by a callous act of revenge.
‘What’s Mine’ by Fiona Morgan [UK: Pegasus]
What is a ‘Porridge & Cream’ book? It’s the book you turn to when you need a familiar read, when you are tired, ill, or out-of-sorts, where you know the story and love it. Where reading it is like slipping on your oldest, scruffiest slippers after walking for miles. Where does the name ‘Porridge & Cream’ come from? Cat Deerborn is a character in Susan Hill’s ‘Simon Serrailler’ detective series. Cat is a hard-worked GP, a widow with two children and she struggles from day-to-day. One night, after a particularly difficult day, she needs something familiar to read. From her bookshelf she selects ‘Love in A Cold Climate’ by Nancy Mitford. Do you have a favourite read which you return to again and again? If so, please send me a message here.
‘The Client’ by John Grisham [UK: Arrow]