#5Books: Book recs and book recs

#5Books for the week ending 7 april 2019

And not much else.

It’s been a quiet week of rain and more rain, and one in which I seem to have reached new levels of UGH about the weather.

But enough about that. There are books recs to be had this week.

The Poison Bed

A Jacobean GONE GIRL Dark and deeply satisfying, THE POISON BED is a tale of monstrous intrigue and murder M J Carter

A king, his lover and his lover’s wife. One is a killer.

In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest and most powerful men in the kingdom.

Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake.

Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?

I will freely admit that I am not the biggest fan of historical anything really, but this is certainly a blurb that caught my attention.  Not to mention, I have seen other mentions of this being a pyschological thriller, so again, just my cup of contemporary tea. We shall see if this is as good as this blurb promises. But more than that? This is based on a true story as it turns out. 

Girls Like Us

From the celebrated and bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife, worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father?

FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was brutally murdered when Nell was just seven.

When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother’s murder–and her own role in exonerating her father in that case–Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself.

I came across The Banker’s Wife around the time I’d had enough of book titles and women being someone’s something or the other. However, this blurb certainly has my attention — a father the prime suspect of a serials of murders? And Nell’s mother? However, I’m a bit mystified as to why her father is dead, because where’s the oomph in that? There has to be something more right — I guess, the secrets about herself? Because the secrets about her father’s actions really shouldn’t have anything to do with her, right?

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You is a story of music, obsession, violence, and madness by Scotto Moore

I was home alone on a Saturday night when I experienced the most beautiful piece of music I had ever heard in my life.

Beautiful Remorse is the hot new band on the scene, releasing one track a day for ten days straight. Each track has a mysterious name and a strangely powerful effect on the band’s fans.

A curious music blogger decides to investigate the phenomenon up close by following Beautiful Remorse on tour across Texas and Kansas, realizing along the way that the band’s lead singer, is hiding an incredible, impossible secret.

Alright, having being plagued by earworms at ungodly hours of the night because I can’t sleep makes this relevant to my interests. And also, what on earth is the lead singer hiding? A deal with a crossroads demon?? (Yes, that’s the Supernatural fan in me)

The Best Lies

Remy Tsai used to know how her story would turn out. But now, she doesn’t even know what tomorrow will look like.

She was happy once. Remy had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best friend—her soulmate—who understood her better than anyone else in the world.

But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest—

And it was Elise who pulled the trigger.

Was it self-defense? Or something deeper, darker than anything Remy could have imagined? As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her.

Told in alternating timelines, Thelma and Louise meets Gone Girl in this twisted psychological thriller about the dark side of obsessive friendship.

Whew. Thelma and Louise — this might be the first time I’ve seen that referred in a blurb, and I love that movie. The friendship there coupled with obsessiveness makes me NEED to know more about this book. What did Elise do? OR was it all Jack?

Murder in the Crooked House

The Crooked House sits on a snowbound cliff at the remote northern tip of Japan. A curious place to build a house, but even more curious is the house itself-a maze of sloping floors and strange staircases, full of bloodcurdling masks and uncanny dolls. When a guest is found murdered in seemingly impossible circumstances, the police are called. But they are unable to solve the puzzle, and more bizarre deaths follow.

Enter Kiyoshi Mitarai, the renowned sleuth. Surely if anyone can crack these cryptic murders it is him. But you have all the clues too-can you solve the mystery of the murders in The Crooked House first?

A Japanese locked room mystery. ‘Nuff said.

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