To everyone in the US, I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving with lets of food, reading and whatever else you enjoy doing during this time. Again my reading has tapered off a bit, but I felt like I read some really good books, all backlist.
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir – Jennifer Ryan This has been on my shelf, since the day it came out. I randomly picked this one from my shelf and immersed myself in this one immediately. Told in letters, and journal entries, this story takes place during WWII in a small town in England. Most of the men have gone off to war, and we follow a handful of woman throughout this harrowing time. This was an excellent depiction of what WWII looked like in these small times. The author took great care to give each character a unique story and they each had their own feel, which is tough to do. Thoroughly enjoyable and a little bit of something for everybody.
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz I am on a bit of a Horowitz kick this week as I am reading his newest book right now which I will talk about more next week. I have heard mix reviews on this, mainly because, they did not like how Horowitz inserts himself as a main character into the story. I thought that it completely worked and it made this mystery even more fun. I compare Horowitz to Agatha Christie, maybe that is generous, but it just feels similar to me. This is the story of a woman who is murdered the same day she has planned her funeral. I never saw the ending coming which makes a great mystery to me.
The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz This is the second book in the same series as the previous book. Anthony Horowitz again inserts himself into this mystery. This one surrounds a divorce lawyer who is murdered in the beginning of the story. This feels again like a closed door mystery, with a small cast of characters. Another innovative mystery that had me guessing until the end. What I think I love about Horowitz the most, is that he gives nothing away. Fun book and hope there are more to come in this series.
Feel free to share any books you read this week. We all love to see what everyone is reading. Until next time…..