While waiting for my book club selection (Lincoln in the Bardo) to come from the library, I reading and listening to some cozy mysteries.
I listened to The Sleuth Sisters #2 (Three Sleuths, Two Dogs, One Murder) and now I am listening to #3 (Murder in the Boonies).
Although the character of Barb irks me, I do find these enjoyable listens on my commute.
I am also listening to Liane Moriarty’s Last Anniversary via Overdrive.
Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one she let get away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie’s house on Scribbly Gum Island — home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery.
Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it’s about time she started making her own decisions.
As Sophie’s life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around — and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.
I finished Swimming Lessons and rated it 2 stars on Good Reads.
Although I liked it, I felt as though the ending was abrupt…like the author ran out of steam and just ended the book.
I am reading a quick cozy mystery I got for $.99 on Amazon, The Murder Pit.
Daisy Savage finally has everything she wants. A new husband. A bunch of kids. A charming old house.
What she doesn’t want is a dead body.
When a frozen pipe in the basement of her century-old home leads her and her husband downstairs into a newly discovered crawl space, they find a coal chute they didn’t know they had. And a corpse inside of it.
Things become complicated when Daisy realizes she knew the victim. And things get even worse when it becomes increasingly clear that the body was placed there to make Daisy look like the killer.
Against her husband’s advice and her own common sense, Daisy makes it her mission to prove to the denizens of Moose River that she is innocent. But doing so may be more dangerous than she planned.
I love quick, don’t need to think reads before a heavier book.
Joining everyone at Small Things for Yarn Along.