I can’t believe how fast this month flew by, I read some really great books in the month of March and one of them even introduced me to a new favorite author.
I hope you’ll find something here to inspire you to pick up a new book this month too.
The first book I read was The Vanishing Season by: Joanna Shaffhausen, this was about a woman who is the only survivor of a serial killer in high school and years later the same type of murders start happening again in the town she now works as a police officer. This was this authors first book and she does a wonderful job leading us through the book giving subtle clues to who the new killer is. This book pulled me in from the very first chapter and I look forward to reading some more of her books in the future.
The next book I read in March was The Taster by V.S. Alexander, this book was a historical fiction based during WWII. It’s about a woman who is one of fifteen hired by the Nazi Regime to be a taster of Hilter’s food before he ate it to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. The story of Magda is not a true one but the story is based on some fact, these women did actually exist and tasted all of Hilter’s food at every meal before it was served to him because he was convinced he would be poisoned.
The Girl Before by: JP Delaney was the third book I read this month, it was a thriller and an interesting book. It’s written from the perspective of two women who both lived in the same house during separate times but both experience the same crazy events. Some of the events in the book are kind of over the top and while it wasn’t my favorite read of the month, it did hold my attention enough that I wanted to read to the end to see what happened.
The Plea by: Steven Cavanagh, this book was my favorite of the month and I now have a new favorite author. The book was so good I wanted to reread it when I finished it because I was sad it was over. This is a legal thriller about a Defense Attorney named Eddie Flynn. In this book Flynn represents a man who is accused of murdering his girlfriend and the Feds want Eddie to convince his client to take a plea deal and in return they won’t charge his wife with a serious crime that could land her in prison. As Eddie looks into the case he’s not so convinced his client is guilty and tries to figure out how to save both his wife and his client. This book is non stop without a single dull moment and I can’t recommend it enough. I can’t wait to read more of Eddie Flynn’s story in future books, he’s such a fun character.
One of my least favorite books of the month was Burntown by: Jennifer McMahon. It started off with some great promise but then it just slowed right down for me. The chapters were broke up by characters which I felt gave the book to many perspectives. It was also a fantasy thriller which is probably why it wasn’t my favorite, thats not normally a genre I go with but I like to try books I wouldn’t normally reach for sometimes.
Force of Nature is her second book and it’s about five women who go on an outdoor hiking retreat and only four come back. It continues to follow the Main character from the first book, Aaron Falk as he works to solve the case of the missing women. The chapters go back and forth between past and present as it leads us through the investigation and what happened leading up to the when the woman went missing. This book keeps you guessing until the end which I love! I really look forward to future books from this author.
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney, this book was really interesting, it’s told from the point of view of a woman in a coma which in itself is kind of creepy. It jumps back and fourth between now and then with some diary entries of childhood included as well. The more you read the more you want to know what is going to happen and how she ended up in a coma. It’s a good suspenseful read with a great twist that will shock you. This was a debut book for this author and you guys know I love to support new authors and I think she did a wonderful job writing this book.
That’s it for the books I read in March, I have some great books lined up for April that I’m really looking forward to reading.
Until then you can find what I’m currently reading along with all my favorite and most recommended books here.
If you have any questions or comments about any of these books don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, I love hearing from you.