WWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.
- WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I’m currently reading the ARC of Tracy Crosswhite book number nine What She Found by Robert Dugoni… Oh yes, I actually managed to fully catch up before it was due! I will also be starting Wishtress by Nadine Brandes for a little something different. The blurb sounds intriguing and I think we can all agree that the cover is stunning.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. The Botanist by M.W. Craven (5/5 stars) REVIEW 06/09
All hail to one of my absolute favorite character duos: Tilly and Poe!! I became an instant fan of the series when I read the first book back in 2019, and it’s a series that hasn’t let me down yet. I know that I’m a bit biased when it comes to this series, but the banter between Tilly and Poe as well as the other characters is absolutely brilliant, and it had me laughing out loud more than once. The banter makes for such a nice contrast with the more serious topics and the two murder cases… And it’s part of the reason why this series stands out for me.
2. A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni (4/5 stars) REVIEW 21/08
Things have changed a lot in Tracy Crosswhite’s private life in previous books, and book seven jumps right in and continue with those developments. Definitely make sure to read the books in order to avoid spoilers, and ignore this review for the same reason if you aren’t up-to-date! Although the blurb does kind of give it away already… What I can say is that it ended up being another successful sequel for me, and the legal and detective thriller elements were better balanced. Having Faz show up in Cedar Grove was a bonus!
3. In Her Tracks by Robert Dugoni (4/5 stars) REVIEW 21/08
This might just be my favorite Tracy Crosswhite sequel yet! A lot has happened to Tracy and the rest of the main characters since this series started, and I’ve been really enjoying their character growth and dynamics over time. In In Her Tracks, Tracy is reassigned to the cold case unit, and I really liked what it added to the plot. What made this particular sequel so successful for me was the mix of cold cases and a new missing person case Tracy helps her former team member Kins with. We even get a POV from the suspects!
4. The Invisible Husband Of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley (4/5 stars) REVIEW 27/08
I’ve been curious about this story for a while… I love a contemporary with a small town setting, and there was just something about the fact that a whole town indulged in the fantasy of a young widow that her husband was still alive intrigued me. I also like a podcast angle in my stories, so I’m still not sure why it took me this long to read The Invisible Husband Of Frick Island. I’m glad I did, but I ended up having a great time with this story.
5. Take My Husband by Ellen Meister (2/5 stars) REVIEW 17/09
Right… Get ready to jump aboard the unpopular opinion train again! I really didn’t expect this to happen with Take My Husband to be honest… When I first read the blurb, I was hooked. I mean, having a wife suddenly realizing all her problems would go away if her husband actually died, and then her deciding to do something about it?! How could I say no to that?! And since I do love my humor on the dark and sarcastic side, I thought this dark comedy was going to be a perfect fit. Sadly, I ended up struggling considerably with this story instead. More about the why in my review.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I will probably read The Last Girl To Die by Helen Fields next both because it’s due soon and I’ve been looking forward to read it… Then it’s a break from thrillers with One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle and Against The Ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen. I actually watched the movie of the second a while ago, and I’m curious to see what the memoir will be like. Last but not least, I’m hoping to read my TBR jar pick The Ladies Of The Secret Circus by Constance Sayers in the last week of August.