Better late than never, I finally read Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders and loved the whodunnit within the whodunnit (especially the internal whodunnit, which was 1950s, small English village, so, basically, Father Brown without Father Brown).
Then I treated myself to Lynda Loigman‘s upcoming The Wartime Sisters, set at Springfield Armory during World War II, tracing the tangled relationship between two sisters– the smart one and the pretty one– and the way it all comes to a head during the war. As with The Two-Family House, the characters are so real and so realistically flawed that you can absolutely understand why they are the way they are and where they are– and you won’t want to stop reading until you figure out how they got there and how they’ll fix it. I may possibly have stayed on the subway a bit too long just to keep reading.
I have a big pile of new books to read, but it’s going to be very hard to top these two books!
What have you been reading this week?
p.s. The Pinkorama entries are in and they’re Peeptastic! I’m going to be sharing one a day, in the order in which they were received, starting on Monday…. So if you’re feeling peep-inspired and want to send in a last minute entry over the weekend, go for it!