So I’m sitting here this evening thinking that I have 4 reviews that need to be written and I haven’t posted anything all week. But I’m bored with my usual stuff so then I thought I’d try something a different. If you are interested than keep reading, if not you can click away now. Also feel free to leave a comment/question/suggestion while you are here.
Today, when I can find a minute, I’ve been reading “The Liar’s Child” by Carla Buckley. I’m about a third of the way through and the further I go the more intriguing and complicated the story gets. I haven’t read this author before so I’m very pleased to be enjoying it so much.
Mostly, I’ve just been alternately baking and relaxing after an exhausting week. My husband thinks he may e coming down with a cold so I’m also doing my best to avoid him lest he pass those little germies my way.
We are still in the negative temperatures here but the weatherman has promised we will see the 20’s by the end of this week, so something to look forward to.
Last night we watched the movie “What They Had” and it is an amazing story about a family whose mother has Alzheimer’s. I think it’s one the best such films I’ve ever seen but I completely fell apart at the end when I was hit by the realization that I was watching my mother’s not to distant future. I thought after watching my grandmother’s Alzheimer’s that I was prepared for it if it happened to my mother. But I’m really not sure that I am prepared at all.
I recently finished reading “A Murder Unmentioned” by Sulari Gentill and it was wonderful. This book is the sixth installment in the Rowland Sinclair and I’m ever so curious now to go back and read the series from the beginning. I don’t often get a chance to read and Australian author and I am very impressed by Ms. Gentill. In this story, Rowly and his friends have returned to Australia from Europe. Rowly soon finds out that the gun that killed his father 13 years earlier has been discovered on the family property and he’s the police’s prime suspect. Rowly’s friends are determined to find the real killer and what unfolds is a complex conspiracy to bring down the Sinclair brothers and see Rowly in prison.
I was delighted by the characterizations of Rowly and his friends and family. From his aging mother to his young nephew they all have distinctive personalities and add color to the story. This story also has an airplane, the single-engine kind that my dad used to fly when I was a kid, which I found irresistable. In fact, it was the airplane on the cover that got me interested in the book in the first place. There are some wonderful descriptions of the landscape as seen from the air and some less than perfect landings. The family drama here is as intriguing as the mystery. Bottom line, while this is not a thriller, I really enjoyed everything about it and would highly recommend it.
I guess that’s about all I have to say for now. I hope you all have a great week.
Thank you to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.