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9 Sep 2022

Spring into a good book

Ready to spring into a good book? Check out these top 10 Relay reads, perfect for your next trip (whether by plane or armchair). From riveting whodunnits to in-depth biographies, these 10 fantastic books will appeal to anyone who loves a good story.

Relay is proud to offer a travellers’ paradise of books, magazines and more, to keep you entertained on your journey. Next time you’re at Christchurch Airport, pop in to peruse their collection and prepare to have your mind whisked away on an epic journey.

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Under A Big Sky - Tim Saunders

For the down to earth

Poet, writer and farmer Tim Saunders faces the elements on his fifth generation Manawatū farm. Discover his work, life and the challenges he faces from drought, lockdown and financial pressures to the drive to become more sustainable. A window into rural New Zealand, from a boots-on-the-ground perspective.

Her Majesty's Royal Coven - Juno Dawson

For the magical maven

The first in a new fantasy series about five childhood friends, who just happen to be witches. Juno Dawson cleverly explores gender and power in this beguiling tale of magic, matriarchy, friendship and feminism. “Superb and almost unbearably charming.” — The New York Times Book Review.

Never - Ken Follett

For the fiction fanatic

Master storyteller Ken Follett returns with his first contemporary novel in over a decade. Never is a gripping thriller, packed with action and drama that spans the globe. The perfect read for a long haul flight – once you pick it up you won’t be putting it down!

The Jersey - Peter Bills

For the rugby addict

World-renowned rugby journalist Peter Bills gives us the definitive All Blacks story. Superbly crafted, The Jersey features exclusive interviews and reveals the heart of the team’s success. “Compelling, accurate, insightful and brilliant in the way it captures the New Zealand way.” — John Hart, former All Blacks coach.

The Twist of a Knife - Anthony Horowitz

For the serious sleuth

A brilliantly entertaining new mystery by bestselling crime writer Anthony Horowitz. Prepare to become tangled in a deliciously intricate mystery that blends humour, character and intrigue in perfect measure. “An immensely enjoyable read, funny, so clever and utterly original.” – Ragnar Jonasson

Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman

For the armchair detective

The Thursday Murder Club returns with a brand new, fast-paced, quintessentially British murder-mystery. Four septuagenarians attempt to crack the case of stolen diamonds and a violent mobster. Will they find the killer before the killer finds them? There’s only one way to find out…

Recipe For Family - Tori Haschka

For the modern mum (or dad)

A powerful, warm and beautifully crafted story about how food connects us and assumptions divide us – and how true family can come from where you least expect it. Both utterly hilarious and wonderfully wise, this novel by Tori Haschka is a riveting read for modern day parents.

Paris Affair - Pip Drysdale

For the intelligent romantic

Take a trip to Paris with this sharply plotted page turner from bestselling author Pip Drysdale. Prepare for twists and turns, murder and mayhem as the story races towards its gripping conclusion. Filled with savvy characters, art, journalism and all things Parisian, it’s a brilliantly thrilling and complex read.

Portrait of an Unknown Woman - Daniel Silva

For the art buff

Stylish and ingenious, Portrait of an Unknown Woman presents a wildly entertaining ride through the dirty side of the art world. A spellbinding tale and brilliant example of heist fiction, this is Daniel Silva at his very best. “Daniel Silva is that rarity of rarities, a writer whose stories just keep getting better.” — Huffington Post

Diana, William and Harry - James Patterson

For the royal-obsessed

Discover the heart-breaking true story of Princess Diana's life – as a royal, a mother and a global icon. This deeply personal and revealing biography is brought to life in James Patterson’s sparkling novelistic style. A compelling read that will capture your heart and mind alike.