September Book Reads

Reading was a bit slow this month as most of my books were packed in boxes. However, made an effort towards the end of this month to try read some English crime authors.

  1. The Distant Echo, Val McDermid
  2. A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride
  3. Th1th3en, Steve Cavanagh
  4. The Legacy, Lynda La Plante
  5. Snap, Belinda Bauer
  6. The Chalk Man, C.J. Tudor

The Distant Echo, Val McDermid

I really enjoyed McDermid’s writing style, and I know she goes to effort to make sure that her books are accurate. I will definitely be reading more of her work in the future. This book considers a historical case where the four youths that find the body are still held accountable by the court of public accountability twenty-five years later.

A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride

Also enjoyed MacBride’s writing style, I became quite invested in the characters. A killer is going around mummifying bodies, it is gross but very entertaining. Will definitely be considering other books to read of Macbride.

Th1th3en, Steve Cavanagh

This was a different style of serial killer that was considered here. It was an interesting fictional depiction. Cavanagh has a nice easy writing style.

The Legacy, Lynda La Plante

I have to be truthful here, I thought I was picking up a crime fiction book, instead I got a historical romance with aspects of crime. The book follows a Welsh girl that falls for a gypsy boy and his fight for justice. It wasn’t my favourite book I’ve read, but having done more research I will pick a more appropriate La Plante crime book in the future.

Snap, Belinda Bauer

I enjoyed this book, though I did feel the ending was a bit rushed. Bauer writes about three children left behind when their mother is murdered. Their eldest brother uses crime to support them after her death and their father abandons them, through this he finds the killer.

The Chalk Man, C.J. Tudor

This was an interesting style of book. Tragic events occur and they appear linked, including the murder of a girl who was having a relationship with her teacher. Follows the life’s of four boys and the outcomes of decisions later on. I liked the ending of this book, including the last little creepy bit of detail.

In the meantime, I have done another internet book purchasing binge, so sorry for our mail person. I think in October I will be looking for second hand bookstores in Northampton to start shopping at.

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