1) The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
WHY I LIKE IT: This might be one of the most chilling and mysterious books I have ever read. Still, a year later since reading it, I find myself periodically thinking of the fate of the 2 main protagonists. The story twists and turns, yet ever encounter is utterly bleak. It is so beautifully written I was horrified yet smitten by the author and her prose.
2) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
WHY I LIKE IT: The only book I loved at school, I read this over 20 years ago and I still observe situations in life which remind me of Boo Radley. It is an extraordinary story which packs a powerful punch of human injustice, still relevant today.
3) Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
WHY I LIKE IT: Given that this book is about a murderer, it is incredibly beautiful. Our perfectly functioning madman driven by his desire, yet despite the murders he commits, I was totally onside with this passionate creature.
BIO: Cristina Palmer Romero is a producer and writer. She has recently completed her first book, Secret Diaries of a Teenage…Nymphomaniac?. She produced and edited the bestselling short story collections Twisted50, Volume One and Evil Little Sister, with the London Screenwriters Festival. She writes for SeenLondon magazine and is currently developing creative writing workshops for children and young adults. She has production managed & coordinated a number of primetime TV shows, and has created & devised creative learning workshops for vulnerable adults. Check out her website HERE, plus LIKE her Facebook page.