Good day, dear readers!
Welcome to May! Summer is quickly approaching, and I love the beautiful weather going on outside. While allergies sometimes drive me inside, I try to spend as much time on my porch as possible during the warmer months. It is the perfect opportunity to grab a book and just relax while the kiddos run in the yard.
This month, we are currently reading “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien, which is a fabulous journey. If you have seen the movies, those are grand adventures, but the book is just a bit different. There are some things that never make it into the films, and to be honest, I usually enjoy the book more. I hope that you will enjoy the book, as it holds much more than one could imagine.
In June, we are going to move into a thriller, with “The Book Of Cold Cases” by Simone St. James. I have heard rave reviews about this one, so I hope that it lives up to the hype it has received and is a book that we are all going to love. I have included the blurb below, so you can read a bit more about the book before heading off to find a copy.
We will be doing our summer reading program as well, so there is a lot to look forward to this summer! Reading, adventures from the couch, and enjoying (hopefully) some downtime from the busy months. If you are new to our book club, please take a moment to look over some of the reads that we have done in the past. We are quickly moving toward our 100th book, and we have read some great books along the way. You can find the list here: http://bit.ly/1StF4v2
The Book Of Cold Cases blurb from Goodreads.com:
In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.
Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.
They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?
A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.