I am currently reading Mary-Jane Riley’s first book in the Alex Devlin series, The Bad Things which has been on my kindle for over a year, so long that the publication of the second book has already been and gone!
You can read the synopsis and an extract in yesterday’s post
I have just finished They Did it With Love by Kate Morgenroth which shockingly was one of my 20 Books of Summer 2016 – I’ve promised myself I will finish the list before the end of the year! Only one to go!
Secrets lurk under the smooth surface of a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, until a murder reveals all
Sofie and her husband have left Manhattan in search of a more tranquil life in the suburbs. But when a member of Sofie’s new neighborhood book club turns up dead, things get messy. She discovers that everybody has something to hide, including her own husband. Her neighbor Priscilla has been married to Gordon for fifteen years, but the love left their marriage a long time ago. Susan is Priscilla’s biggest supporter until she has to choose between loyalty to her friend and telling the truth. Ashley is eager to fit in, but her youth and status as a second wife keep her on the outside. She may know more than they think she does, though. Julia seems to have it all?the perfect house, job and husband. But her untimely death has people questioning how perfect her life really was. Through this swamp of suburban secrets, Sofie must wade to find the truth behind Julia’s murder and the state of her own marriage. “They Did It with Love” is a delightful, twisty, and twisted exploration of the things we?ll do for love. Amazon
Next up as part of my commitment to clearing up the NetGalley reads that are past their publication date I am going to be reading The House of Birds by Morgan McCarthy.
Oliver has spent years trying to convince himself that he’s suited to a life of money making in the city, and that he doesn’t miss a childhood spent in pursuit of mystery, when he cycled around the cobbled lanes of Oxford, exploring its most intriguing corners.
When his girlfriend Kate inherits a derelict house – and a fierce family feud – she’s determined to strip it, sell it and move on. For Oliver though, the house has an allure, and amongst the shelves of discarded, leather bound and gilded volumes, he discovers one that conceals a hidden diary from the 1920s.
So begins a quest: to discover the identity of the author, Sophia Louis. It is a portrait of war and marriage, isolation and longing and a story that will shape the future of the abandoned house – and of Oliver – forever. NetGalley
So that’s my week sorted – What are you reading this week? Do share your links and thoughts in the comments box below.