Recent Reads

Recent Reads

I’m back with another round of books. My last Recent Reads post was mid march and you can see that post here. I’ve been on an audio book kick lately and it really helps me get through the day. I’ve been really liking mysteries so most of the books below are in that category.

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  1. Lies She Told by Cate Holahan. I listened to this book on audible and it only took me 2 days. It was so easy to get into and kept my attention the whole time. It’s about an author named Liza who has a deadline to meet for her next book. She and her husband, David are trying to start a family at the same time so you can image the stress. All the while David is dealing with the disappearance of his friend and law partner, Nick. There is so much happening all at once that Liza needs to escape the grips of reality so she dives into the life of her book character, Beth. Beth is a mother and wife who suspects her husband of cheating so she follows him and unfortunately finds his mistress to confirm her suspicions. Things get bad, quickly. The books is written from Liza’s perspective and it jumps back and forth from reality to the book, which is written in Beth’s perspective. You need to grasp who is in what reality because there are a lot of similarities between Liza and Beth. This is a great book. Get into this one to find out what happens when the lines get crossed between fiction and reality. Such a good book.
  2. The Last Move by Mary Burton. This is murder mystery book. I love the suspense. It is about FBI agent, Kate Hayden and her quest to catch a copycat killer. Kate works out of Virginia but is called to a case in San Antonia, Texas; where she grew up. Kate has some horrible cases in her past and they start coming back to haunt her. They shouldn’t be haunting her because the killers were caught but these recent murders in Texas have eerie similarities to her past cases. Has she caught the right killers? Are they still out there? While in San Antonio she is working with local cop Theo Mazer. Together they team up to hunt down the murderer(s) and solve these cases.
  3. Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christy. I’m sure you have heard of this book because it was made into a movie. This book is based in 1933, in the middle of winter, aboard the Orient Express which was stationed in Syria. Aboard are 13 passengers and 3 crew members. This book is read by many different people, which I loved. It made the story come alive to hear a different voices for each character. On board was a detective who gets sucked into solving ‘the case’ when a man gets murdered on the train. The book is all about him trying to solve the murder. Such a great read and not very long if you listen to it on audible. OR if you prefer not to read to listen to this book then I would suggest the movie, which was great as well. It’s suspenseful and very well written with loads of details that you need to pay attention to. Can you guess who the murderer aboard the Orient Express is?
  4. The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda. I love mystery and suspense books and this book is just that. I was a little disappointed by the ending and wished it was ‘better’ but still a good book to listen to. It kept me entertained and I really got into the story until the end. There are parts of this book that really drag on and the author spends a lot of time with detail, which is appreciated but also overdone. So, this is a book about a high school girl named Kelsey who lives at home with just her mom. Kelsey’s mom has a horrific past in which she was abducted from her childhood home and held captive for over a year. Kelsey’s mom escapes her captors and finds out she is pregnant. Her mother has not left the house in over 17 years, she is paranoid and fears almost everything. Because of this they have kept to themselves. One day Kelsey gets into a horrific car accident which lands all sorts of media coverage; the opposite of keeping a low profile. A few days after the accident Kelsey arrives home to find that her mother is gone. This being totally out of her mother’s character, Kelsey panics. While trying to figure out what happened to her mother Kelsey is confronted by another fear. There were men out to get her. You will just have to read this book to figure out what happens next. Overall, entertaining and a good read.

Thank you all so much for reading. If you have book suggestions, please leave them in the comments. Until next time,
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