I've lucked out and been hitting home runs with the books I've been reading lately. The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney, is a heart-pounding read. A psychological thriller, the author does an amazing job of keeping the tension humming. It follows the lives of two people--a woman in the past and one in present day, who move into a "Smart House" (yes, this is a real thing and apparently the wave of the future). Strange things begin happening and someone ends up dead . . .
I've also been enjoying My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne Du Maurier. I'm embarrassed to admit that this is my first of this legend's novels. Her writing is beautiful, so voluptuous and pleasurable to read. She does an amazing job with the setting, too. I feel like I can really see the farmlands and the ocean that surround the manor house.
I do though, find myself wishing that the mystery part would pick up a bit. Still, it's a very well-written book and one which you might enjoy if you're a lover of Gothic-mystery like I am. Oh, by the way, I have a new Gothic Gorgeousness board on Pinterest that you might enjoy. And also a board dedicated to home libraries that I've been drooling over . . .
What have you been reading lately? Please let me know in the comments section. I'm always looking for another good book to add to my list!
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