I’ve had an excellent run of new books this week, across a rather broad genre spectrum, from historical fiction, to women’s fiction, to ghost story/psychological thriller. Here’s this week’s haul:
— Jennifer Ryan’s The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, about a group of women in an English village during World War II, and the various dramas that beset their community as they all grow and find their own strengths and commonalities;
— Kristan Higgins’s On Second Thought, set in a small town in New York, in which a death in the family turns two sisters’ lives upside down, but ultimately brings them both closer together;
— Carol Goodman’s The Widow’s House, a chills down the spine “is it a ghost? is it gaslighting? is the protagonist going mad?” story in which old secrets and, possibly, ghosts begin to come out when two writers relocate from Brooklyn to a tumbledown mansion in upstate New York.
What have you been reading this week?