Hello and welcome. It’s time to share what I’ve been reading over the last month. Or should I say listening to? Most of my books were audiobooks again this past month, and it was another short list of reads.
I read the first book in this two part series a couple of months ago. You don’t have to read them in order but I recommend doing so.
Claire Fletcher witnesses a vehicle full of children crash into the river. The driver and mother, Leah Holloway, prefers to drown and takes in water to purposefully drown herself while Claire saves the children. The story is told explaining Leah’s backstory and why such a socially perfect mother would do this. Meanwhile, the police are also looking for a serial strangler/rapist targeting soccer moms.
The turn of events also bring Claire and Conner back together and bring some healing for Claire. 4 stars Listened and read on Kindle Unlimited
“Curator Dr. Louisa Hancock left behind Maine and her troubled past for Philadelphia and a job at a prominent museum. Just when it seems that Louisa’s new life is safe from her dark secrets, the body of a museum intern is found―the victim of a brutal and baffling murder.
Louisa realizes this is no random crime. And when another intern goes missing, the abduction is linked to the only man who has ever tempted Louisa’s heart―Conor Sullivan, the owner of a Philly sports bar. Louisa’s past has taught her to be wary, but her heart refuses to believe Conor is guilty.
Now Conor and Louisa must dodge a police investigation as they race to find the real killer before another girl turns up dead. In their darkest hour, they find themselves drawn to each other. But trusting Conor could be deadly, especially as the evidence against him mounts…and as a merciless killer targets Louisa as the next victim.” (description from Amazon, I could not have told it better)
Melinda Leigh has never disappointed me. This one has a twist you might not see coming. It’s also part of a series, and while not necessary, I recommend reading them in order. Read and listened on Kindle Unlimited 4 stars
Hannah and her stepdaughter Bailey have been at odds ever since Hannah married Bailey’s dad, but when Owen Michaels disappears after leaving Hannah a note “protect her” and Bailey a duffle bag, they are forced to build a relationship in their endeavors to find him. The FBI and US Marshals show up after Owen’s boss is arrested and Hannah is left to deal with them and figure out how Owen is involved and why he ran.
I now realize that part of the story should have been obvious but part of it I would not have guessed until it played out. Laura Dave does a decent job of keeping you hooked and wanting to know what’s going on. Listened on Scribd 4 stars
This one doesn’t have anything to do with crime or serial killers. It does involve death, last wishes, grief, moving on and new life.
Amelia Saxton, a dedicated journalist, discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned”. She’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker.
Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he decides to find a surrogate for the embryos.
Amelia is newly separated and trying to find her own place in life while Parker is trying to move on from grief. Secretly, their families would like to see them together and the mothers have ‘secret weapons” to make things happen. Typical southern mamas, lol! Listened on Scribd, 3 stars.
It’s a good read but not my favorite of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s work.
Linking up with Show Us Your Books. I’m looking forward to seeing what you read last month.
You may also like What I Read in March 2021.