I read a lot of books. Many of them deserve a shout out. If I wrote the detailed reviews I'd like to, I'd never get my own writing done. So, here's my brief opinion of few of them. I hope you find time to read them all. They're worth it.
This book is pure farce. Author Jesse Q. Sutanto keeps raising the stakes, and it works beautifully because the situations develop organically from the characters. As readers learn about the Chinese/Indonesian culture and the influence it exerts on Meddelin, impacting her decisions in work and love, the chain of events seems inevitable. The story is sweet, endearing, and a laugh-out-loud riot.
I have a confession to make. I expected a comedy. Instead, author Oyinkan Braithwaite delivers an often painful story about love and consequences. At first, I wanted to strangle Ayoola for the trouble she caused her sister, Korede. What a selfish girl! But as Braithwaite deftly unfolds the backstory, I understood how neither sister had a choice in the role they played in this strange drama. And it made me sad.
In this second installment from Richard Osman, the characters from The Thursday Murder Club are back. This time, the case is personal when Elizabeth's ex-husband shows up asking for a safe place to hide. While it's always been assumed that Elizabeth spent her previous life working in some type of intelligence, this book delves deeper into her past. The crew are at Coopers' Chase are as delightful as always, and author Osman weaves in bittersweet storylines to remind us the characters face real problems in a real world. One of my favorite series.
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