Happy Tuesday, Happy February! We’re buried under about a foot and a half of snow (a lot for this former GA girl). Snow day yesterday – waiting to hear for today! It’s pretty – but cold and confining! I’d like to say I spent it reading – but with 2 kids that is hard to do that during the day!
Still reading at night though! Not sure about my current read – I thought I’d be done for its release TODAY – but not quite there yet. I loved the description, it just hasn’t hooked me yet and I still feel a bit lost. We’ll see though. It’s Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason – a NetGalley read, click on book or see description below.
“I was impressed with her but, but afraid I didn’t know her.
My mother was kind; she was devoted. And she was also an asskicker.”
(10% into book)
Two other quick mentions for great books I’ve read and reviewed releasing today:
Check them out and please leave your teaser in the comments! Thanks for coming by today!
From the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” (The New York Times) debut novel Three Graves Full comes a new thriller about a woman who digs into her unconventional past to confirm what she suspects: her husband isn’t what she thought he was.
Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing when she married the most conventional man she could imagine: Patrick, her college sweetheart. But now, years later, her marriage is falling apart and she’s starting to believe that her husband has his eye on a new life…a life without her, one way or another.
Haunted by memories of her late mother Annette, a former covert operations asset, Dee reaches back into her childhood to resurrect her mother’s lessons and the “spy games” they played together, in which Dee learned memory tricks and, most importantly, how and when to lie. But just as she begins determining the course of the future, she makes a discovery that will change her life: her mother left her a lot of money and her own husband seems to know more about it than Dee does. Now, before it’s too late, she must investigate her suspicions and untangle conspiracy from coincidence, using her mother’s advice to steer her through the blind spots. The trick, in the end, will be in deciding if a “normal life” is really what she wants at all.
With pulse-pounding prose and atmospheric settings, Monday’s Lie is a thriller that delivers more of the “Hitchcockian menace” (Peter Straub) that made Three Graves Full a critical hit. For fans of the Coen brothers or Gillian Flynn, this is a book you won’t want to miss.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!