Yesterday I spoke with the lovely Judy Aldous about one of my favourite genres of books: the thriller. We discussed The Fall by Noah Hawley and In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. Obviously, I loved both these books, and I knew I would, based on the extraordinary publicity efforts made by the publishers. Am I buying into the publicity machines of Simon and Schuster and Hachette? Obviously. But I’m no fool, this is a good way to make book choices, because publishers are some of the most trustworthy readers I know. Judy is also no fool, because she correctly guessed that Reese Witherspoon is making a movie out of Ware’s book.