Summer may be around the corner, but there is blessedly a sunny weekend right now. A lazy day of binge-watching Lucifer, which is far more fun than I thought it would be. Anyone else a fan? Tricia Helfer is a hilarious fish out of water, and Ella is just all sorts of fun.
The thing that growing ever more irritating is that Chloe doesn’t believe him — seriously, I get half a season season, maybe but at this point how hasn’t she locked him up for being crazy? And how has Dan not decked Lucy for all the insults?
In other news, despite the glorious summer weather, it’s still a snap heatwave, and it’s still bad because bush fire season has started way too early. I love Australia’s summers, but bush fire season just gets worse every year. Climate change is real and fucking sucks.
This is book four of a series, Goodreads interestingly calls Liam and Catherine. So with The Trust, I can see Liam is an investigator, and he is about to be plunged into an intriguing mystery in Ireland (another reason I picked this up) involving his uncle and his death. In addition, his uncle, it seems, was anticipating his death, because his will isn’t going to be executed until his killer is found. And then Liam becomes trustee of his uncle’s estate and then shit really hits the fan.
Knowing me by now, you’ll see this has everything that interests me, but what actually sealed the deal weirdly, was book 1: which is about Catherine, a lawyer is asked to bring a respected civic leader to justice as a Nazi SS Officer that escaped justice and changed his identity. Her client, Solomon reveals to her that the officer betrayed Solomon’s family to the Nazis, even though they raised him.
So from that to Ireland? I need this series in my life.
Alton Carver is a douche. He is under investigation for fraud, so as a lawyer his solution is to fake his death and run… except, he sticks around to check out his funeral, and then overhears enough to realise that everyone thought he was a douche, and his wife was in love with someone else. So naturally Alton stays. I stand corrected: he’s a self-absorbed douche, and I can’t deny I would like to see him get his comeuppance.
That time you never you need a mystery set in Bombay in 1921, when Perveen Mistry becomes one of the first female lawyers in India. And she’s determined to protect women’s rights for her own reasons. One of her first cases is that of three widows (yes, same man) who have signed their inheritance to a charity. Who is trying to take advantage of these widows? That’s when Mistry starts investigating... I’ve made it clear elsewhere that widows and the Indian culture, or Hindu culture drive me nuts — because those are harsh and awful, and having grandmothers who were widowed young, and still brought up their families and kept a roof over their heads is no mean feat. So I have a thing about this particular type of plot I think *breathes*
Yup, it’s exactly what it says on the tin. Kind of. This is the story of Hadi, who lives in Baghdad and takes it upon himself to collect human body parts from war around him. He sews them together and he says he wants to government to recongize the body parts as people and give them a proper burial. But then his corpse goes missing and he begins to hear of murders in the city, of a criminal who looks like a monster and cannot be killed even if he is shot… I think this is my first Frankenstein retelling and I am utterly curious and slightly afraid because Frankenstein.
So the blurb at the link is a wee bit too bland for my liking especially when compared to a blurb I found for it elsewhere. Turns out our picture perfect MC, Nate was a terror as a teen. The kind that collects a bunch of rage-filled teens like himself and goes around punishing the people who crossed them back then. Years later, Nate is a doctor and he’s long since left his home town, and just when everything is perfect, a body is found forcing Nate to return to his hometown. There he meets old friends and so do their secrets come to light. The memory of a tragedy fuels how he reconnects with his past friends, and then there’s the hurricane and the violence that seems to follow him while he’s there.
The Storm King is definitely tickling my fancy — the idea of a teen-terror getting his life together and facing his past is something that has such potential for secrets-and-lies goodness! The Liam and Catherine series is another interesting series, and it’s only on book 4 so, I can happily start with book one in the meantime. Which mind you, sounds a little bit more interesting than book 4.
What about you? What tickles your fancy this week?