The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
This past week has been very full. My husband and I took a four day staycation for his birthday. It’s great to spend quality time together. We watched all three John Wick movies for the first time – compelling but very violent. A great drinking game would be to take a drink every time John Wick kills someone 😮. Even if you are just drinking beer or wine, you would be feeling it by the end of the movie.
I had a root canal done yesterday. Happy, happy, joy, joy. It was a great excuse for binge watching Cobra Kai on Netflix. A total nostalgia watch for sure. Between those two events – staycation and root canal – I’m behind on commenting on a good number of posts, but I have them saved through the magic of WordPress reader and will be able to enjoy them soon.
On to the lovely reads I have just finished or will be enjoying soon…
This book appeared here a few months ago, I think, but I found out the release date had been pushed back to September, so I waited to read it until now. I haven’t read a cozy in a while, so I’m looking forward to starting this one today, and I think it will be a good one.
About This Book
- Genre: Cozy Mystery
- Print Length: 264 pages
- Publisher: Crooked Lanes Books
- Publication Date: September 8, 2020
In this cozy series debut from Laura Gail Black, Jenna Quinn finds her uncle murdered in his antique bookstore, and Jenna–his primary beneficiary–becomes the prime suspect.
Trouble follows Jenna Quinn wherever she goes. Fleeing some unsavory doings in her hometown of Charlotte, Jenna accepts her uncle’s gracious invitation to stay with him in small-town Hokes Folly, NC. In exchange, she’ll help him out in his antiquarian bookstore. But soon after she arrives, Jenna finds her uncle’s body crumpled at the base of the staircase between his apartment and the bookstore.
Before the tragedy even sinks in, Jenna learns that she’s inherited almost everything her uncle owned: the store and apartment, as well as his not-so-meager savings and the payout from a life insurance policy…which adds up to more than a million dollars. This is all news to Jenna–bad news, once the police get wind of her windfall. An ill wind, indeed, as a second murder cements Jenna’s status as the prime suspect in both deaths.
Jenna can hit the road again, taking her chances that she can elude trouble along the way. Or she can stick it out in Hokes Folly, take over the bookstore, and try to sleuth out her uncle’s killer. On the one hand, she’s made some wonderful new friends, and she feels she can thrive in the genial small-town environment. On the other hand, trouble knows her address–and so does the killer, who is determined to write the final page of Jenna’s story.
I needed a break from fantasy stories – my September is full of them – so I took the opportunity to read Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger. I am part of the Harlequin Trade blog tour for this, and Wow! What a great read! It is such an unexpectedly deep look at what it means to be part of a family and defining what a family is on top of the nonstop suspense and overall creepy factor that I love. So glad to have an opportunity to read it.
About This Book
- Genre: Psychological Thriller
- Print Length: 315 pages
- Publisher: Park Row
- Publication Date: October 6, 2020
From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.
Be careful to whom you tell your darkest secrets…
Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.
But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.
Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.
Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.
This one isn’t my normal reading choice, but it’s a Rachel Random Resources tour book, so I thought I would give it a try. I believe it’s indie published, and I enjoy the opportunity to give an indie author some book love.
About This Book
- Genre: Thriller
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Indie
- Publication Date: June 27, 2020
The Woe-Be-Gone boys, a vicious gang of outlaws rushes south through the American frontier, leaving desolation in their wake.
On their trail is Saoirse Creed, a bounty hunter with a debt to pay. Her only chance to pay that debt rides with the gang, but to what depths will she sink to achieve her goal?
Now, as she tracks them down to a town on the precipice of despair, Saoirse must overcome the final hurdles in order to capture her man and return to a life that she thought was all but lost.
Inspired by the novels of Elmore Leonard and Lee Child, as well at the films of John Ford and Sergio Leone, Freedom of the Creed is the first exciting novel in the Family Creed Series.
If you like action, twists, grit, and a heroine who takes no prisoners, then this is the book for you.