After I’m Gone, by Laura Lippman was a great story about Felix Brewer and his family. The style jumps from character to character, time period to time period, wealthly to poor. No ones particularly likable, but they are all charming. Felix meets the love of his life in 1959 and disappears in 1976. His mistress disappears in 1986 and everyone thought she met up with Felix until her remains were found. In 2012, a retired Baltimore detective picks up the cold case and opens old wounds that didn’t quite heal.
I read this in 2 days, staying up past midnight to finish it.
Read August 2019
Death Spiral, by Leena Lehtolainen, has a very pregnant Maria Kallio trying to solve the murder of a rising ice skating star. Tensions run high in the small competitive skating world, but many seemed to lose with Noora’s death so theres no obvious murderer.
Fun cultural read about skating and Finland.
Read August 2019
Kate Morton’s The Clockmakers Daughter tells the interconnectedness of people across time and space, all connected and drawn to the beautiful, mystical Birchwood Manor.Currently, Elodie Winslow, an archivist, comes across a beautiful photo from 1862. Edward Radcliffe, part of a group of artists at Birchwood in 1862, stopped painting after losing the love of his life. His sister Lucy, who used the manor for a girls school. As well as several others connected.
Slow start for me, but then I couldn’t put the book down to find out what happens.
Read July 2019.
The Curse of the Wedding Witch by Trink Mori (a pseudonym for Kathryn Ann “Trink” Morimitsu) is an interesting read about the upper class in this dystopian novel. Takes place in a future San Francisco with crisis of class and environmental damages.
Fun, good read.
Read August 2019.
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, by Julie Berry, tells the story of a Victorian aged boarding school where the headmistress and her brother die mysteriously die. Craving their independence, the girls decide to hide the bodies and run the school themselves.
Fun story, listened to audiobook while on long car trip.