So far this summer I’ve won three books from various blogs promoting them. Yay me. Two were pretty good and I’m trying to decide about the third. That one, by Terry Shames and written in present tense, is hard to wrap my head around. It’s from a wildly popular series, so I’m guessing something is wrong with me. Huh.
Anyway – here’s a review or two for you.
NEVER BURIED Book One of the Leigh Koslow Mysteries by Edie Claire – This was the first I’d heard of this series and book one was pretty good. Leigh and Cara, cousins, set out to discover the identity of a ten-year-old corpse that turns up in the hammock outside Cara’s beautiful old Victorian home. In short order threatening notes – “Get out of my house” and events – dead fish with “Leave" carved into them – begin to surface. Then an old murder steps up to wave “Hello”. Of course. Leigh has to do a lot of the leg work as Cara is pregnant but the story moves along at a good clip and I didn’t see the end coming.
THE WRONG MAN by Kate White – Turns out I know Kate’s cousin John so I was glad to have won this. I have to say up front that I was disappointed in the first chapter when our heroine, Kit Finn, in an effort to have an “adventure”, sleeps with a guy after only knowing him a few hours. So original. However, the intrigue begins when he wants to see her again and a man with the right name and the wrong face opens the door of his apartment. Surprise! Mistaken identity gets turned on its head a couple of times and then some as Kit attempts to unravel this ball of twine with a murder or two inside. Thieves, interior design, and insider trading are also involved. I’m not quite done with this one, but it’s well written and I have a feeling Kit will wind up with the right man.
I've also re-read, in part, THE SECRET THOUGHTS OF AN UNLIKELY CONVERT by Rosaria Butterfield. It's the story of her conversion (or perhaps coming back to) Christianity from a lifestyle that is much in the news these days. Quite thought provoking.
And what have you been reading this summer, my friend?