Thursday, June 18, 2015
Reading right now:
“Disclaimer” by Renee Knight. One night documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft curls up in bed to read a good book, but soon realizes the book is about her life and that it will reveal her greatest secret and possibly destroy her life. Knight directs documentaries for BBC and her debut novel is gripping.
“The Truth and Other Lies” by Sascha Arango. Successful author Henry Hayden is living a lie. His wife actually writes his books. He is unfaithful and his girlfriend is pregnant. He is desperate to keep the truth from coming out. But as he tries to keep his life from unraveling, he finds that those around him have their own secrets. This book is supposed to be funny and darkly noir which sounds like an interesting combination. This is a debut novel from a famous German screenwriter.
Other mysterious things:
International mysteries are extremely popular in the US and present interesting and unusual settings. “Open Grave” by Kjell Eriksson is this Swedish crime writer’s sixth book in his Inspector Ann Lindell series. After Professor Bertram von Ohler wins a Nobel Prize for medicine, he is suddenly hit with a series of pranks which police believe are harmless—at first. “Emperors Once More” is Duncan Jepson’s first book in a new series starring Senior Inspector Alex Soong of the Hong Kong police. Soong is taxed with solving the grisly murder of five people killed in the ritualistic manner of murders from the Boxer Rebellion. Taylor Stevens new book “The Mask” takes place in Japan and is the fifth book in the Vanessa Michael Munroe series. Stevens made a splash with the first book in the series called “The Informationist.”