Monday, October 19, 2015

What I've been reading lately...

I like to read. A lot. I always have a book to read! I even used to have a book review blog (which I have been debating about whether or not to start posting on again...) but I pretty much stick with mystery/suspense/adventure type books. Here are a few good books I've read lately...
Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
From goodreads:
Increasingly wary of her father's genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany--in the summer of 1939--will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend, begging Rachel for help, changes everything.

Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter, Amelie, deaf since birth, as a blight on his Aryan bloodline. Once courted by Schlick, Rachel knows he's as dangerous as the swastikas that hang like ebony spiders from every government building in Berlin. She fears her father's files may hold answers about Hitler's plans for others, like Amelie, whom the regime deems "unworthy of life." She risks searching his classified documents only to uncover shocking secrets about her own history and a family she's never known. Now hunted by the SS, Rachel turns to Jason Young--a driven, disarming American journalist and unlikely ally--who connects her to the resistance and to controversial theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Forced into hiding, Rachel's every ideal is challenged as she and Jason walk a knife's edge, risking their lives--and asking others to do the same--for those they barely know but come to love.

I've been reading a some WWII era books lately, but this one was really good! It was well written and the story was engaging and kept me interested. 

Dust And Obey by Christy Barritt
From Amazon:
When Gabby St. Claire’s ex-fiancĂ©, Riley Thomas, asks for her help in investigating a possible murder at a couples retreat, she knows she should say no. She knows she should run far, far away from the danger of both being around Riley and the crime.

But her nosy instincts and determination take precedence over her logic. At the retreat center she feels like she’s stepped into the pages of a creepy gothic novel: an isolated island that’s often foggy, an old lodge with a dark history, and a small pool of suspects who each have either motive, means, or opportunity for murder. When another life is threatened, the risk intensifies. 

Gabby and Riley must work together to find the killer. In the process, they have to confront demons from their past and deal with their present relationship. If they don’t learn to trust each other, they could both end up as fodder for the supposedly cursed island’s folklore. 

This is book 10 in the Squeaky Clean Series. I've been reading them since the first book was released quite a few years ago and I still enjoy them. (The first book is free on Kindle if you want to try it.) This was just another good installment in the series. They're fun mystery books that aren't too intense, but still interesting. I did figure out who the killer was about halfway through the book, but I still enjoyed reading it!

The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks
From goodreads:
Forensic artist Gwen Marcey has become the target of a serial killer who believes he's been appointed God's executioner.

In Copper Creek, Montana, Gwen Marcey is struggling to put together her life after cancer and divorce. When her dog retrieves a skull of a murder victim and leads her to the victim's grave, Gwen uses her forensic art ability to identify a serial killer. She is horrified to discover all the victims look like her fourteen-year-old daughter.

The murderer is a "lone wolf," a member of the terrorist group Phineas Priesthood-and he has a score to settle with Gwen. Unraveling the tangled Christian Identity movement, where race-not grace-provides salvation, Gwen is in a frantic rush against time. She must use all her skills to uncover the killer before he can carry out his threat to destroy her and everyone she loves.

I really really liked this book! I really liked the first book as well! I like that the author uses a lot of real facts and information in her books and carefully crafts an interesting and unique story around it. I highly recommend this book!

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Have you read any good books lately?

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