Jan 25, 2020

Sunday Salon: Family Suspense Novels


A new mystery novel:

Death in the Family (Shana Merchant, #1)

Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert, #1 in the Shana Merchant detective series

February 18, 2020, Berkley 
Genre: police procedural, mystery
Source: review copy

Described as written in the style of an Agatha Christie novel, the book is set on an island with members of the family and their guests isolated there by a raging storm. 

Finished reading:

The Liar's Child

The Liar's Child by Carla Buckley

Published March 12, 2019, Ballantine Books
Source; library book
Genre: suspense

The suspense novel is about more than one liar and more than one child; the book is intriguing and holds your interest throughout. One or two threads of the plot are left dangling, in my opinion, but overall, this was quite a good thriller. The focus is on  a missing parent,  and on missing children as well as parents who may or may not be to blame. A four star read for plot and child and adolescent characterization.

What have you been reading or are planning to read this coming week?
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7 comments:

Vicki said...

Haven't seen this book before, it sounds really good!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wouldn't it be fun to get in at the beginning of a series, like you are with Death in the Family. The Liar's Child looks interesting, too. Winter seems like a good time to read suspenseful books.

I hope you have a lovely week!

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Your review of The Liar’s Child intrigues me.

Wishing you a great reading week

Suzanne Yester said...

Oh I need a "first book in a series" for a book bingo square this year and this sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing! Both books sound really good!

Have a great week!

Greg said...

I'm always a sucker for people stranded on an island by a storm! :)

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. Have a good week. My weekly update

Girl Who Reads said...

I like the cover of The Liar's Child.
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