It's January 12 and there's snow on the ground! I don't know if I like this or not, as we have been having spring like weather with lots of rain and wind. Wonder what the rest of winter will be like.....
I finished two books out of the three pledged for the European Reading Challenge 2020. I'll add more books in all probability. Here are the review links:
The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz , Sweden
Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley, England
I also finished Hallie Ephron's latest suspense novel, Careful What You Wish For, which I liked very much.
Careful What You Wish For by Hallie Ephron, August 2019, William Morrow, library book
The main character is a personal organizer who helps people declutter and organize items in their homes.
However, Emily Harlow gets herself into deep water when she takes on two new clients, one a widow wanting her husband's storage unit cleared out, and the other a younger wife asking to get rid of personal belongings stored in her garage.
The two jobs seem clear cut, until Emily opens the widow's storage unit and until the other client's husband goes missing.
Emily and her work partner Becca and her mother Lila have to decide what to do in these two cases, and in the end Emily finds herself involved in what are clearly crimes.
In addition, she has to deal with her hoarding husband Frank, who fills the attic, basement, and his personal spaces with unusual odds and ends that he collects.
Good writing and character development, and an intriguing plot, made the book entertaining for me and well worth reading. For mystery and suspense lovers and those curious about personal organizers and how they work.
The next book on my list for Firsts in 2020 is
The House of Brides by Jane Cockram, psychological suspense set in England.
What have you been reading in January 2020?