Books I Loved
Coming Out in August
July has been another busy summer reading month! I completed twelve reviews! My favorite book in July was the gripping Rust and Stardust by Tammy Greenwood. It’s a heart breaking fictional account of the real 1948 kidnapping of Sally Horner and her two year haunting odyssey. It will be published August 7th. You’ll want to read this book, it will definitely be a best seller! Put it on the top of your list.
And who doesn’t love Lisa Scottoline and the Rosato and DiNunzio series. She delivers a perfect blend of characters, setting and story in Feared, the newest addition to her delightful series of strong women lawyers. Is it better to be loved or feared? This legal thriller is full of twists and turns and will be published August 14th.
A book that I am still talking about is VOX. I was so surprised by how much I liked it. It’s a significant and timely thriller where women are no longer allowed to work and have been relegated to home life. They are only allowed to speak 100 words per day. Exceed that and you’ll receive an electric shock from your tracking bracelet in increasing intensity for every word over your limit. This captivating book will be released August 21.
Just Released in July
The Subway Girls is a charming fictional account of the real contest that took place in New York from 1941 to 1976 to market the Subway system. Add to that a current day marketing firm looking for an idea! The novel was just published in July and is a delightful read. Believe Me published in late July, is a well written and intriguing story about a murder and the actress brought in to compel a confession. Tons of twists and turns will hold your interest.
The Woman in the Window was published in January, 2018. Its a riveting and remarkable debut psychological suspense thriller about Anna Fox, once a successful child psychologist, now a recluse who might have witnessed a crime. I initially passed on reading this book, but I am so glad I pick it up when the Audible version came out! You’ll be thinking about it long after the cover is closed.
Since I loved Rust and Stardust so much I listened to The Golden Hour by Tammy Greenwood. It was published in 2017 and is a mesmerizing story of a woman haunted by her past secrets. There is more about Greenwood in the Featured Author section below.
Check out the links to the other books reviewed in August:
Author of Note
Tammy Greenwood is now one of my newest favorite authors after reading Rust and Stardust and The Golden Hour. She is the author of twelve novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. She has won three San Diego book awards and she teaches creative writing for San Diego’s Writer’s Ink and online for The Writer’s Center. She grew up in and continues to summer in Vermont, but now lives with her husband and two daughters in San Diego, California. Please her out if you haven’t read her yet. You will not regret it!
Books to Film
The Woman in the Window published in January, is a New York Times bestseller by debut author, AJ Finn. It must help sales when you work in a publishing house! Woman in the Window is a soon to be movie block buster starring Amy Adams playing Anna Fox and Gary Oldman as Alistar Russell. The preview is crazy scary, check out the trailer here. The expected release date is October 4, 2019. You must read the book first, it’s always better, but I can’t wait for this movie!
Six of the books I listened to in July were Audible books. If you like listening to books, check out some of these wonderful picks. There is nothing better than listening to a book right before you fall asleep at night. It's just like someone reading you a bedtime story. One of my favorites audible book this month was Magpie Murders. I loved the book within a book format, and this multi-layered story was intriguing and challenging. It’s a great whodunnit. If you love classic crime novel a la Agatha Christie you will love this one.
Then She Was Gone is about a bright and beautiful teenager that goes missing in this dark and unsettling fast moving psychological thriller by Lisa Jewel. It’s a well-written and quick book. The narration by Helen Duff was great.
Other Audible listens this month:
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