What I Read This Week + What I’m Reading This Weekend

I eagerly devoured Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent! I wrote about it on Instagram here.  I loved it!

Not only was this book very well written but the story was so intriguing and I found myself getting really mad at one of the main characters. And the ending…not what I expected at all! I want to ask the author WHY she ended the book the way she did. Read it and let me know your thoughts!

Years ago, a young woman was killed by a respectable judge and his wife, her body buried in their backyard. Their teenaged son knows something happened but doesn’t find out until many years later exactly what transpired. The wife has a very close relationship with her son and will do anything to protect him from having the dead body discovered.

Fast forward to when the son has grown up and comes face to face with the dead girl’s father and develops a friendship with her sister.

As the story plays out, you will be on the edge of your seat!

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons has the perfect life—wife of a respected, successful judge, mother to a beloved son, mistress of a beautiful house in Dublin. That beautiful house, however, holds a secret. And when Lydia’s son, Laurence, discovers its secret, wheels are set in motion that lead to an increasingly claustrophobic and devastatingly dark climax.

I haven’t read the author’s other novels, but I will after reading Lying in Wait! Another author to add to my growing list of favorites. There’s also another novel by Liz called Skin Deep, but I think it may be only available in Europe? If you know, please send me a note. I want to read it!

 

 

Currently reading For Better And Worse by Margot Hunt. It’s GOOD!

I began this one last night and read past my bedtime! From page one, I was hooked and cannot wait to get back into the story. I really liked Margot Hunt’s book, Best Friends Forever, and was so excited to read this one. Like I have mentioned before, once I find an author whose books I enjoy, I try to see when their next book is coming out so I can read that one too. I am especially hooked on thrillers/suspense novels!

Here’s what you need to know:

On their first date back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defense attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice…you have to get it yourself.

Shocked to discover Nat’s taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He’s just not sure he recognizes the woman he married. Nat’s always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret—or their marriage?

 

My favorite part of the day is when I go into my bedroom with my dogs, get ready for bed and cuddle up with a good book! That is by far the BEST TIME of the day for me!

 

 

One of my very favorite authors, Peter Swanson, is coming out with a new book, Before She Knew Him, yay! That’s the good news. The bad news is that you have you wait until Feb. 13, 2019 to read it! I got a sneak peek so I will be reading it the second I’m done with For Better And Worse, but you can put this on your Goodreads list and pre-order on Amazon!

All of Peter’s books have been outstanding so if you haven’t read them, now is the time. I see people looking for recommendations on all of the book groups I am part of on Facebook, and I can tell you that you cannot go wrong with The Kind Worth Killing!

Here’s the plot of this new novel:

Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace.

But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder—an obsession she doesn’t talk about anymore, but can’t fully shake either.

Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate?

The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he’s planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes that he knows she’s been watching him, that she’s really on to him. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. .

I am SO EXCITED!

 

Stay tuned for lots more book talk! I have a bunch I am looking forward to sharing with you!

 

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