We are back, as usual, with the books of the week. Are you excited for what this week has in store for you? Because we are! This week is full of mystery for unknown reasons and a tragic tale about the loss that one family has and whether or not it can be overcome. We’d like to say that these are novels that books that can lift you up but instead, they seem to be full of suspense. It never hurts to mix up your reading material.
After The End by Clare Mackintosh
This novel focuses on Max and Pip who have always been there for each other and have always been on the same team when it comes to everything from work through to parenting. But when their son becomes ill, they are posed with the question of how he should be cared for, and all of a sudden Max and Pip are no longer in agreement. If you liked the book My Sister’s Keeper then this will be the perfect book for you. Although, be sure to expect some tears as you curl up with this one.
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson has been bringing suspenseful mysteries to her readers for years and in her latest featuring Jackson Brodie, we are treated to a story that is by no means sleepy even if the setting is. When readers catch-up with Brodie, he is now residing in a little town by the ocean with a boring life ahead of him, full of philandering spouses waiting to be caught by him. Well, it certainly seems that way until a surprising meeting sets off a string of events which has him engaging with the dregs of the underworld and a crime ring that he could never have imagined in this tiny town.
Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle
And finally, we come to the last of our mystery novels for this sinister (or not so sinister) summer week. This mystery centers around two women, Beth and Sabine. Both appear to be unrelated and lead different lives with separate husbands. Yet one thing is for sure, they are both gone. Beth by her own volition to avoid an abusive marriage and Sabine for completely unknown reasons. The detective on the case is sure the two are connected but just can’t seem to figure out how. Eventually, the evidence tells the truth and someone gets caught out in a lie.