I’ve still got my books in translation on the nightstand but you know how it is, the lure of a new book to start is sometimes a powerful thing indeed.
And, so I couldn’t resist starting The Murderer’s Daughter by Randy Susan Meyers.
As the title says, the story is about two sisters who will live with the aftermath of the death of their mother. Their mother and father were having more and more problems and one day in a drunken rage their father kills their mother and leaves the two girls essentially without their parents.
I’m more than half way through the book and so I’ve seen the daughters go from little girls to teenagers and now adults. How does one make a life after a tragedy like that? Can you imagine a family so fractured by something like this? I think the author creates believable characters and circumstances and makes this one very engaging read.
In the wings though I have another book waiting for me and one I probably need ot start soon so I can be prepared for my mystery book group discussion especially as I’m leading that disucssion.
A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn is set in Jacob’s Rest, a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambiqque. It is 1952, and new apartheid laws have recently gone into effect. When an Afrikaner police officer is murdered, the powerful police Security Branch, dedicated to flushing out black communist radicals, prempts Detective Emmanuel Cooper’s investigation.
The second book in the series just came out last month so I hope this will turn out to be a great read and it’s always good to know there’s another book waiting.
And, now to get back to those books. How about you, started any new books lately?