In May, I read:
- The Other People by C J Tudor
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
- Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan
- The Dinner Guest by B P Walter
- Kingdom by Jo Nesbo (DNF)
- Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon
- Runaway Train by Lee Matthew Goldberg (proof)
- Her Last Holiday by C L Taylor
I really enjoyed Midnight at Malabar House. I’ve not read any of Vaseem Khan’s books before, but I am definitely keen to read more. This novel, the first in a new series, is set in a newly independent India and features Persis Wadia, the country’s first female detective. She’s a wonderful character and the plot kept me guessing until the end.
Another highlight for me was The Other People. I have enjoyed all of C J Tudor’s books so far, but I think this one was her best. It features a broken man fruitlessly searching for his missing daughter. Everyone tells him she’s dead, but he refuses to stop looking. There are several different plotlines, and it takes a while for them to fuse together, but when they do it’s a fantastic revelation.
I’m usually a big fan of Jo Nesbo, but I couldn’t finish Kingdom. I won’t post any spoilers, but the subject matter was not for me, so I gave up on it.
Runaway Train by Lee Matthew Goldberg was a proof. This coming-of-age story is set in 90s California and I defy you not to sing along to the soundtrack! I loved the feisty heroine and her emotional journey as she takes to the road, comes to terms with the death of her sister and finds her voice.
In June, I am planning to read:
- Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant
- Fatal Harmony by Kate Rhodes
- Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
- The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler
- The Broken by Tamar Cohen
Have you read any of these? What did you think?