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Archive for November, 2014

Good Sunday morning, hope all is well!

Deeper Than Dead by Tami Hoag was this week’s read, and it was very good. In this story, three school children literally stumble onto a dead body on the way home from school in their small California town. As the community struggles to cope with the murder of a young woman, and the authorities work to find the killer, a kind-hearted school teacher uncovers more secrets and sadness than she ever dreamed.

This book throws out some good red herrings and keeps you guessing until the end; it’s a fast read but not a light-hearted one. You find yourself identifying with the young children and their teacher right way, but there aren’t any laugh-out-loud or carefree moments. But hey, sometimes that’s life, right? So if you’re in the mood for a serious, thought-provoking book, this one will be one you’ll enjoy. ‘Til next time, happy reading! 🙂

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Good Sunday chilly morning! Brrrrrrr, I can’t believe we’re already over a week into November. I hope this finds you well.

This week’s read was Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty. Sorry gents, but this was kind of a chick book, not my typical whodunnit. However, while my intent was to take a mini-break from the mystery genre, it turned out there was a murder in this book early on, so go figure. Not that I’m complaining, it was a very good read.

Big Little Lies is centered around three women, brought together through the school their young children attend. With drastically different lifestyles and ages, the three women develop a friendship and endure the challenges of being parents of adolescents: bullying, silly school projects, and competitive fellow parents, incessantly trying to one-up each other. But beyond the kids’ issues are some very grown-up problems that the women face every day, including one being a lonely, single parent, and another suffering physical abuse at the hands of her wealthy husband, and still another having a child in the same class as her ex-husband’s child with his new wife.

With some serious topics at its core, Big Little Lies also manages to work in a great deal of humor and has almost a whimsical quality to it. It is very fast paced, and you quickly find yourself rooting for these three women who just want the best for their children. So give this one a try, I think you’ll enjoy it. And next Sunday, I’ll be back with my typical mystery; I’m almost finished with it, and it’s a good one. ‘Til next week, happy reading! 🙂

 

 

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