I've been doing a lot more reading during self isolation, since I have someone else to do the shopping for the house. Ha!
The Big Lie by James Grippando, February 25, 2020, Harper
Genre: political thriller, suspense
About: As the Electoral College battle for the White House lands in a Florida courtroom, Miami attorney Jack Swyteck has never felt farther from the truth.
Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan by Keisuke Matsuoka, April 30, 2019, Vertical
Genre: mystery set in Japan
Source; library book
About: Where did Sherlock Holmes go during his famous disappearance between his death at Reichenbach Falls and reappearance in Baker Street, three years later? God of mystery Keisuke Matsuoka contends that it was in the Far East in Japan, to be exact.
The Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes, May 26, 2020, Berkley
Genre: historical fiction
Source; NetGalley ebook
Based on a true story as related by a soldier in WWII, the author has filled in the details that are missing in this story about a Czech girl who runs off with a British POW, disguising herself as a boy/man in order to stay with her man all through his ordeals as a German prisoner of war.
The true story focuses on the details of the Czech girl's deception and how she could pull it off in spite of all the odds, living in camps populated by male war prisoners. It also includes the Long March, of Allied and British prisoners, from Poland to Germany, which I was interested to learn about.
As part of WWII literature, and based however roughly on facts, the book is of importance to a fuller story of WWII.
Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman, Feb ruary 1, 2020, Thomas & Mercer
Genre: thriller, mystery
Source; Kindle Unlimited ebook
A thriller with a very big twist at the end that I did not see coming.
Unusual, but pretty good reading, about a woman who must protect a young boy who show us at her door, apparently being hunted by crooked police and police officials.
How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior, June 16, 2020, Viking
Genre: contemporary fiction
This novel reminded me very much of the plot of the book and movie, Where Did You Go, Bernadette?
How the Penguins Saved Veronica is about an 85 year old woman who becomes intrigued by the penguins in Antartica and decides to do something drastic about it. A very light read, enjoyable.
I loved the author's previous book, Ellie and the Harpmaker, a romance that was unusual in plot and characters.
What books have you chosen to read?
Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also, It's Monday: What Are You Reading, and Sunday Salon