I haven’t read as much in the last few weeks for some reason- too busy catching up on my DVR I suppose. Side note- it seems like trying to find time to keep up with shows has really become a chore. Anyone else have that problem? I’m barely watching anything anymore and I somehow still seem to struggle. I still managed to squeeze in a couple of really good books though, so here are my weekend reading book recommendations.
This first one was my favorite- In a Dark, Dark Wood. It is from the same author as The Woman in Cabin 10, which I also loved. In a Dark, Dark Wood is about a woman who gets invited to an out of town hen party (bachelorette party for us Americans) by a childhood friend who she hasn’t spoken with in years. Reluctantly, she agrees to go. The weekend getaway is hosted in an all glass house deep in the woods, and pretty quickly on, things start to go wrong. I was just telling a friend that this is one of those books that lures you in right from the beginning. I couldn’t put it down.
The Crime Writer was also a great read. The main character writes crime novels and he wakes up in the hospital being told that he murdered his ex-fiancé. The only problem is that he has no recollection of it. He is forced to figure out for himself what happened, all the while questioning whether or not he really is innocent. LA is the back-drop for the story and I loved the author’s descriptive depiction of the city. Funny enough, the last book of his I read was set in San Francisco (Tell No Lies) and I remember having the exact same sentiments.