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• What are you currently reading?
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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
This is our book club choice for July. It’s a good story just somewhat long-winded.
The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion.
I recently finished
The Storied Life of A.J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
I loved everything about this book. The setting, the characters, the story and the books mentioned within. The perfect read for book lovers and fans of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or those in need of a hug in a book.
A.J. Fikry, the grumpy owner of Island Books, is going through a hard time: his bookshop is failing, he has lost his beloved wife, and a prized rare first edition has been stolen.
But one day A.J. finds two-year-old Maya sitting on the bookshop floor, with a note attached to her asking the owner to look after her. His life – and Maya’s – is changed forever.
I’ve also read
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
The first book that introduces Miss Marple and is an ok read. Miss Marple isn’t actually the centre of attention so much in this book, it’s almost if Christie was testing the water with her.
’Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,’ declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a service!’
It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.
What’s up next?
The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza
This one has been on my Netgalley to read list for a couple of months (bad me!). I enjoyed the first in the series (The Girl in the Ice) so am expecting good things from this one too.
In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer’s night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head.
A few days later, another victim is found dead, in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer – stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike.
The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer?
Have you read any of this week’s choices?
Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…