31 Jul Summer Reading List: Last Bit Of Summer
Wow, we are so sad summer is almost over. Time to get back into the swing of things! But first, we are finishing off the summer with a bang – 3 new book recommendations for you to squeeze in while you still can.
The Fix by David Baldacci is a new novel this year that deals with the government, murder, and lots of suspense. It is a heavier read, but the interesting components will keep you on your toes! The novel follows Amos Decker after he witnesses a murder right outside of the FBI headquarters. The killing is baffling, as Decker is unable to find any connection between the shooter, a family man with a successful business, and the victim, a schoolteacher. After Agent Harper Brown, an agent of the DIA, orders Decker to back off the case (for national security reasons…hmm…), Decker must solve the mystery on with his own hands before it’s too late. Sounds enticing!
In case you’re looking for a more laid-back “sea story”, we recommend The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand. This novel takes place around Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts (specifically, Nantucket). It follows twin sisters that have been at odds for years, constantly trying to prove that they are nothing alike. However, a family crisis forces them to band together, and the twins come to realize that their special band may be more important than the resentments that have driven them apart.
If you want to read a novel set in a familiar location, try Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill, set in our very favorite place, Florida! But we aren’t biased or anything… This novel follows police officer Fia McKee who’s put on leave after interfering in a crime that turns deadly. She’s given a second chance and is transferred to work undercover at the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau in Gulfstream Park, Florida. Her new work intertwines with her new roommate, who happens to be her semi-estranged brother, and her horse-loving niece. Fia must work through two angles, as she fights off Cuban gangs lifting off the grid, and a handsome do-gooder that’s close on their trail. That sounds like a lot of intertwining parts, and we are ready for it!
Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful week.
Onward and upwards.