What I’m Reading This Week: Lies, Lies, and Well, Writing

August 9, 2016

It seemed to be a week of deception in my TBR pile, and I can safely say: I’ve never read so many well written lies in my life.

To kick it off, we had Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, which takes a look at domestic violence and what a person does to hide it.  It will keep you guessing right until the end.   Trust me.  I gasped OUT LOUD when the big twist happened.  I definitely did not see it coming.  Ms. Moriarty has a new book out this week and for the sake of my to-do list and my still rattled nerves, I am staying strong in not downloading it immediately.  I’ll wait until tomorrow.

Next up is a an oldie but a goody, Karen Robards’ Scandalous.  I listened to this on audio, and the narrator was clear and fresh.  The story sucked me in right from the opening paragraph.  I love a story with such a strong hook.  The heroine’s brother has just died, but in order to continue with her plans to launch her sister into society and snare them a husband that will take care of the whole family, she must keep her brother’s death a secret.  And then the dead man has the balls to go and show up in London.  The nerve of some dead people!

Finally, as all good writers do, I left a little time for study and polished off James Scott Bell’s How To Make a Living as a Writer.  It’s always fun to hear what other authors have done to make it in this crazy publishing world, and Bell’s take was refreshing, funny, and insightful.  Will definitely be reading more of his writing books.

Now it’s your turn.  What’s everyone reading this week?

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