Last thriller read:
The Last Flight by Julie Clark, June 23, 2020, Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: thriller, mystery
Source; library book
Two women at the airport, running away from unbearable lives, find each other in line and decide to swap plane tickets, purses, suitcases and coats, thus discarding their own identities, hoping to disappear on reaching their new destinations. Will their plan work?
I read this book nonstop and seemed to finish it in a day! It was that suspenseful and riveting. The plot and characters were unique and their dilemmas grabbed me as a reader. A little twist at the end too didn't hurt the interest of the novel.
And now for an historical novel:
China: The Novel by Edward Rutherford, May 11, 2021, Doubleday
Genre: historical novel
Source: library book
The cover grabbed my attention, together with the single word title. It promised a history of modern China in novel form, easier, in my opinion, to read and grasp the complex history. The book description helped:
The story begins in 1839, at the dawn of the First Opium War, and follows Chinese history through Mao's Cultural Revolution and up to the present day. Rutherfurd chronicles the rising and falling fortunes of members of Chinese, British, and American families, as they negotiate the tides of history.....a deeply researched portrait of Chinese history and society, its ancient traditions and great upheavals, and China's emergence as a rising global power.
I plan to start this soon, at the same time finishing a new literary novel, My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee.
What are you reading this week?