It’s weird how the smallest things can make you feel small, isn’t it? Even when you’re doing something to be conscientious and you know, not give out the wrong information. I love it when I have to work with people who think they’re too important to answer my questions — which is my job — answering questions and making sure I send the right info out to people.
Eh. That’s why I have books and my book recs, and seriously, can someone just pay me to do this all day?? Who would not like to spend their day reading a Singaporean cozy mystery rather than work.
It’s book 4, and it was released in April I grant you, but I decided it should count. Aunty Lee is the owner of Singapore’s best loved restaurant and she loves a good mystery — which 4 books later, that much is obvious d’uh. When Beth Kwan, a businesswoman tells Aunty Lee her maid has dissappeared, Aunty Lee organises it so that her maid Nina helps Beth out. Which is a wee bit of a problem when Aunty Lee realises Beth might be the reason her maid disappeared in the first place. And that Nina is in danger. Yes it’s straightforward, but it’s a Singaporean cozy by an award-winning playwright and author.
I love this cover. It’s seriously eye-catching, and looks just like a tabloid. Marcee is a woman after my own heart because I’m having one of those weeks. Or Fridays. It’s complicated. But I know Marcee, and I like her and I’m not the one in the room that’s going to get all the attention, that’s what the Claires in my life get. But back to the book — who doesn’t want a little dazzle in their life? I can understand Marcee falling into Claire’s life and loving it, but it intrigues me most is how she starts to see through it all — but why does Claire have it out for her?
So this one has an unexpected premise or creepy is more applicable Jacob is given a heart transplant, effectively saving his life, but then something changes in Jacob, and it begins to terrify his parents and his girlfriend, Rosie who begins to bear the brunt of this change. Is this Jacob? Is this someone else? Because the boy they raised might be a monster that committed a crime. I like the premise and the question of who Jacob is become and I can’t decide which conclusion I want it to be more.
The tragedy of this blurb caught my attention at first Nathan’s BFF Madge asks him to end her life before the cancer does. And then, it’s set in Cape Town, South Africa, which brings a whole slew of other factors and the culture there. I called South Africa home once, and didn’t know enough of its literature (only the classics everyone read at home) and now it’s the opposite.
This is the story of a miracle or something else entirely. The blurb certainly speaks to large themes, and the one review currently mentions humour, which I did not expect. Cameron is a paraplegic right up until the day he gets up out of his wheelchair. Cue, Cameron ending up in the middle of a debate between scientists, journalists and the Vatican, and it becomes clear that Cameron has his own secrets to hide. So what one earth is going on?? Interestingly, it’s in the format of a a journalist’s report/s.
Not as many thrillers this week, but alot more than have feeling contemplative more than anything. It’s been a contemplative week.
I want to say this is me most Mondays, but really it’s every day.