Hello, beautiful readers! I have not had much time to read this month. Every day has been packed from sunrise until way past sunset. Still, I managed to read a couple of books I want to share with you. If you like what you read, click on the book cover or the title to get your own copy!
Genre: Literary Short Stories, Women's Literary Fiction
Warren's young wife, Iris, walked into a blizzard and didn't come back. His journey to find her took him halfway across the country, to truths he hadn't been able to face. Because sometimes there is no way to find what you're looking for. Sometimes all you can find is yourself.
This was a fantastic short story filled with heartache, forgiveness, and resolve. Warren marries a woman much younger than he is and believes it's real love. When she disappears during a blizzard, he sets out to find her. His discovery leads him to reexamine their marriage and make some tough decisions.
I love how the author created this story. Her characters were rich in personality, and my heart immediately felt for Warren and his plight. The pace of the plot was perfect, especially for a short story. I'm pretty good at figuring out endings before I get to them, but this story pulled a fast (but believable) one on me. And the amount of growth the author gave to Warren in such few pages is incredible!
I would definitely recommend this story to those who enjoy heartfelt stories but don't necessary need the happily ever after. :-)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Short Reads, Short Story
A homicide has eerily similar circumstances to a murder that occurred months prior. When detectives find that the current victim is the third who died in an identical manner, the evidence points to a serial killer, and the method of murder suggests that the assassin has medical knowledge.
Torn between his belief in the law and the demand for justice, lead homicide detective, Devon Mahoney, must decide which is of more value. When the legal system fails, should justice be ignored? If a murderer is killed, is the executioner a criminal or a hero?
This story started off with a female serial killer seducing her victim before killing him. From that moment on, I was hooked! Then, we find out that the focus is split between Devon Mahoney, the detective on the case, and the serial killer. As the readers learns the connection between the two characters, things get even more interesting.
I have read many stories by this author, and this is one of my favorites. The descriptions of the murder scenes are so vivid (but not grotesque, at least not to me). The character arcs and their points of view are incredibly created. The choice made at the end was understandable but also held a bit of a shock factor in that it showed where loyalties lie (not giving anything away).
If you like stories with a twist, you will love this story!
Genre: Motivational Growth & Spirituality, Self-Esteem Self-Help
Have you read any of these books? I'd love to hear from you.