The light has started to change here in northwestern Vermont. Instead of sunlight sneaking in under the curtains at 5:00 a.m., it's staying dark until closer to 5:30 or even 6:00 on a gray morning. I like to sit on the back deck and watch the pattern that the leaves make in shadow on the grass. Lately though, I've noticed that the patterns are changing which signals that autumn will soon arrive.
Before it does, there are still many good summer reading days left to enjoy. Whether your favorite place to curl up and read is a hammock or a beach chair, I think you'll enjoy these books that I've read or listened to lately.
I picked up a copy of this book, The Humbug Murders, while on vacation in Newport, Rhode Island. It's a fun read, too grisly to be a cozy mystery, but with the atmospheric aspect that I love in good suspense and mystery books. Unfortunately, it also has some pretty disturbing situations, especially toward the end, having to do with sex slaves/kidnapping. More sensitive readers may want to move on to the next selection.
Because I spend a lot of time in the car (commuting to work), I'm often looking for good audio books to pass the time. The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, by Peter Swanson, is thoroughly engaging and makes the miles speed by. It's a nail-biting, psychological thriller--some of my very favorite suspense to read--and his writing is strong and believable and beautiful. I started summer with another of this author's books, The Kind Worth Killing, and enjoyed it immensely.
One on my reading list:
I really love everything I've read so far by author, Lisa Unger. Many of her stories take place in a sleepy little town in upstate New York called, The Hollows. While this book doesn't appear to be set in that fictional town, the story line and characters sound like they will immediately draw you in.
My one regret this summer ...
... is that I haven't had more time to read. But we're only in August and summer isn't officially over until September 21st. What recommendations do you have for me or other readers? Please share in the comments.
Welcome to the website of author J.P. Choquette (pronounced, "show-kett"). Join the Reader Group and nab a free short story, along with the latest news, goodies, upcoming event announcements and more.
Already read a book? Have you checked out her other suspense novels?