Weekend Reads

I am hoping to make some headway this weekend with a book I have been reading but the last couple of days I have been distracted and I have hardly made a dent in it.  I am currently reading Saturday Requiem by Nicci French.  This book is another installment in the Freida Klein series set in London.  Freida, a psychotherapist, is asked to visit and assess Hannah Docherty in a psychiatric hospital.  Hannah was found guilty years prior of killing her mother, father and brother with a hammer.  She has since been incarcerated at the hospital.  As Freida investigates the background of the murders, she begins to question whether Hannah is really the killer.

I am hoping to finish Saturday Requiem this weekend and start on the second book in the Mark Pryor series, The Crypt Thief.  It has been a number of months since I read the first book in this series set in Paris called The Bookseller.  It gave really good detail about Paris and was an enjoyable read.  I have heard really good things about this series and I am looking forward to picking up the next book.

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Book Review – Arrowood

ArrowoodArden Arrowood returns to her hometown of Keokuk, Iowa where she has inherited her family home upon the death of her grandparents and father.  Twenty years earlier at that same house, Arden’s twin sisters disappeared when she was babysitting and they have never been found.  Her parents left Keokuk when it became evident that the girls were not going to be located and the house has sat empty ever since.  Her parents subsequently divorced and their lives fell apart.

Upon returning home she is contacted by a writer who specializes in novels about missing persons.  He is interested in writing about her sisters’ disappearance and Arden agrees to meet with him.  Through his probing questions, it appears that her memory of the events may not be reliable and her mother, now remarried, does not wish to discuss the disappearance and dredge up old memories.

This is a short mystery novel (270 pages) but it covers a lot of ground in those short pages.  I enjoyed this book and appreciated that the author wrapped up the ending with a nice bow answering all the questions that the reader has.  I gave this 3.5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.