What Am I Reading This Week – March 9, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading

When Flatiron approached me about Secret Identity, I have to say that I was totally intrigued. I can’t wait to start this today. It seems quite original and inventive, which can be really really good or really really bad but most early reviewers thought it was 5-star good, so, Yay!

  • Genre: Mystery
  • Pages: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2022
From Anthony Award-winning writer Alex Segura comes Secret Identity, a rollicking literary mystery set in the world of comic books. It’s 1975 and the comic book industry is struggling, but Carmen Valdez doesn’t care. She’s an assistant at Triumph Comics, which doesn’t have the creative zeal of Marvel nor the buttoned-up efficiency of DC, but it doesn’t matter. Carmen is tantalizingly close to fulfilling her dream of writing a superhero book. That dream is nearly a reality when one of the Triumph writers enlists her help to create a new character, which they call “The Lethal Lynx,” Triumph’s first female hero. But her colleague is acting strangely and asking to keep her involvement a secret. And then he’s found dead, with all of their scripts turned into the publisher without her name. Carmen is desperate to piece together what happened to him, to hang on to her piece of the Lynx, which turns out to be a runaway hit. But that’s complicated by a surprise visitor from her home in Miami, a tenacious cop who is piecing everything together too quickly for Carmen, and the tangled web of secrets and resentments among the passionate eccentrics who write comics for a living. Alex Segura uses his expertise as a comics creator as well as his unabashed love of noir fiction to create a truly one-of-a-kind novel–hard-edged and bright-eyed, gritty and dangerous, and utterly absorbing.

I’ll be posting my review of The Golden Couple tomorrow. I just have to say that I loved it!

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 329 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: March 8, 2022
Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all—until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her husband. Enter Avery Chambers. Avery is a therapist who lost her professional license. Still, it doesn’t stop her from counseling those in crisis, though they have to adhere to her unorthodox methods. And the Bishops are desperate. When they glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger.

I read an excerpt of the first few chapters of Under Lock and Skeleton Key by Gigi Pandian before requesting it and loved it, so I have high expectations for the rest of the book. This is another one with a publication date that moved up – just by a week, but still.

  • Genre: Mystery (Locked Room)
  • Pages: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2022
Known for her wonderfully addictive characters, multiple award-winning author Gigi Pandian introduces her newest heroine in this heartfelt series debut. Under Lock & Skeleton Key layers stunning architecture with mouthwatering food in an ode to classic locked-room mysteries that will leave listeners enchanted. An impossible crime. A family legacy. The intrigue of hidden rooms and secret staircases. After a disastrous accident derails Tempest Raj’s career, and life, she heads back to her childhood home in California to comfort herself with her grandfather’s Indian home-cooked meals. Though she resists, every day brings her closer to the inevitable: working for her father’s company. Secret Staircase Construction specializes in bringing the magic of childhood to all by transforming clients’ homes with sliding bookcases, intricate locks, backyard treehouses, and hidden reading nooks. When Tempest visits her dad’s latest renovation project, her former stage double is discovered dead inside a wall that’s supposedly been sealed for more than a century. Fearing she was the intended victim, it’s up to Tempest to solve this seemingly impossible crime. But as she delves further into the mystery, Tempest can’t help but wonder if the Raj family curse that’s plagued her family for generations – something she used to swear didn’t exist – has finally come for her.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

13 Replies to “What Am I Reading This Week – March 9, 2022? #WWWWednesday #amreading #CurrentlyReading”

  1. I am reading A Summer to Remember. I don’t normally read too many romance novels, but I met the author a few weeks ago and so far I’m enjoying reading this book.

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  2. Oooh, all three sound good. I can’t wait to see your reviews. I have a feeling my TBR is going to be growing again, LOL.
    I’m currently reading In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. I’m at the 70% mark. It’s good but also frustrating me. No judgement until I see what the end delivers.

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  3. I’ve heard great things about Under Lock and Skeleton Key, I hope you enjoy it. I’m reading The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa.

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    1. I enjoyed the first few chapters so that and the excellent reviews = excitement ❤️. The Wedding Crasher sounds like fun. Happy reading!

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