Happy Memorial Day!
It's time for Mystery Monday on The Princess and the Pen, where I highlight a few mystery novels on my radar. I come across so many mysteries on Goodreads, from social media and word-of-mouth recommendations and Mystery Monday will feature a small selection of those. Some are debut authors, others well-established. One thing they all have in common, though, is that they might make my to-read mountain topple over! This week I am featuring three creepy and gripping crime fiction series by female authors.
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Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf has been getting good reviews and it's published tomorrow!
Blurb: "A shocking discovery and chilling secrets converge in this latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters--her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice?New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf has been described as "masterful" and "intelligent" and compared to Lisa Scottoline and Jodi Picoult. Introducing her most compelling heroine yet, she delivers a taut and emotional thriller that proves she's at the top of her class."
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena follows the author's The Couple Next Door, which was such a page-turner. Really looking forward to her newest effort!
Blurb: "You come home after a long day at work, ready for dinner with your wife.But she's not there. And it looks like she left in a blind panic. Her mobile phone and her bag are still in the house.You fear the worst. You call the police.And they tell you that your wife's been in an accident. She lost control of her car as she sped through a street on the worst side of town. But why would she go there? Was she running towards something? Away from something?The police think she was up to no good.You refuse to believe it.Then you start to wonder. You've been married for three years and you thought you knew her better than anyone on earth.But maybe you don't."
Clare Fisher's All the Good Things is last in this round-up. I've heard really positive things about this book and it is published this week, June 1, just in time for summer reading:-)
Blurb: "Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn't deserve to ever feel good again.But her counsellor, Erika, won't give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life. So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby's head.But at the end of her story, Beth must confront the bad thing.What is the truth hiding behind her crime? And does anyone-even a 100% bad person-deserve a chance to be good?"