It’s official…fall is here! This is my favorite season, cooler weather, sweaters can come out of retirement, and a lot of beautiful fall colors to enjoy. I’m looking forward to decorating our house for fall any day now!
I had hoped to read another book or two this month, but what I did read was fantastic. Not a bad book in the bunch!
In case you missed it:
What I Read
My favorite book this month…
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain – This is one of those books that I have little doubt will stick with me for a very long time. If you have not read this book I highly encourage you to do so. (my full review)
My Rating: 5/5
I also really enjoyed…
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter – I finally read my first Karin Slaughter book! I loved it and look forward to many many more. (my full review)
My Rating: 5/5
Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton – This is a fun, twisty, multilayer mystery/thriller. (my full review)
My Rating: 4/5
Dark Water (Detective Erika Foster, #3) by Robert Bryndza – Another terrific book in the Detective Erika Foster series. (my full review)
My Rating: 4/5
Last Breath (Detective Erika Foster, #4) by Robert Bryndza – (full review coming soon)
My Rating: 4.5/5
Books I Acquired
Purchases I made…
The Constant Soldier by William Ryan
1944. Paul Brandt, a soldier in the German army, returns wounded and ashamed from the bloody chaos of the Eastern front to find his village home much changed and existing in the dark shadow of an SS rest hut – a luxurious retreat for those who manage the concentration camps, run with the help of a small group of female prisoners who – against all odds – have so far survived the war.
When, by chance, Brandt glimpses one of these prisoners, he realizes that he must find a way to access the hut. For inside is the woman to whom his fate has been tied since their arrest five years before, and now he must do all he can to protect her.
But as the Russian offensive moves ever closer, the days of this rest hut and its SS inhabitants are numbered. And while hope – for Brandt and the female prisoners – grows tantalizingly close, the danger too is now greater than ever.
And, in a forest to the east, a young female Soviet tank driver awaits her orders to advance.
Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.
Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It’s a chance to heal their marriage – to stop its secrets tearing them apart.
But this stylish Cornish home isn’t the getaway they’d hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It’s so isolated-yet Libby doesn’t feel entirely alone. As if she’s being watched.
My most prized book of the month was found in the San Francisco airport. Whenever I travel though San Francisco and have a long enough layover I browse the bookstore. Gasp! That’s shocking, I know! Imagine my excitement when I found an autographed copy of book 5 in the Millennium Series, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz.
Have you read any of these? What was your favorite book this month?