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Three Books I'm Reading Now, 3/11/24 Edition

The Books I'm Reading Now

I'm reading Lisa Gardner's newest Frankie Elkin missing-person mystery, Still See You Everywhere; I'm reading Joel H. Morris's historical fiction novel, set in 11th century Scotland with events surrounding the imagined origins of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, All Our Yesterdays; and I'm listening to Kirsten Bakis's gothic novel set on a cold, remote island with mysterious, wicked undercurrents, King Nyx.

What are you reading these days, bookworms?


01 Still See You Everywhere (Frankie Elkin #3) by Lisa Gardner

Frankie Elkin is the best at finding missing girls and women that have been forgotten by the world.

But Frankie isn't a cop and she isn't a private investigator. She's an unassuming middle-aged woman and a recovering alcoholic who has a compulsion: to locate missing people the authorities haven't been able to find. She also has ghosts in her past that she's trying to outrun.

But her current mission is a first for Frankie: to find the long-missing sister of a convicted serial killer, who is scheduled to be executed in three weeks. The search will lead her to a remote Pacific island, where dangerous strangers, secrets, and storms threaten her safety.

I'm reading Still See You Everywhere, scheduled for publication March 12, courtesy of NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing.

Lisa Gardner is also the author of two other Frankie Elkin novels, which I loved, Before She Disappeared, One Step Too Far, as well as the Detective D.D. Warren, the FBI Profilers, and the PI Tessa Leoni series.


02 All Our Yesterdays: A Novel of Lady Macbeth by Joel H. Morris

All Our Yesterdays is set in 11th century Scotland a decade before the events of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

In Morris's novel, a young girl, the forgotten granddaughter of a Scottish king, tries to cope with her guilt over her mother's death; the cruelties of her husband, to whom she was wed at 15; the surrounding, constant wars endangering them all; and a dark, enigmatic prophecy.

To keep her son safe, she'll go to unimaginable lengths--but in her desperate bid to secure a future for him and for herself, she may be embracing the doom foretold in the long-ago predictions looming over her.

I'm reading an advance digital edition of All Our Yesterdays, scheduled for publication March 12, courtesy of NetGalley and Penguin Group Putnam.


03 King Nyx by Kirsten Bakis

Anna Fort has plenty of reservations about her husband's outlandish theories, but she dutifully assists him with his research into unexplained meteorological phenomena in the hopes that his book will eventually be publishable--and will allow them to drag themselves out of poverty.

So when a reclusive, wealthy man invites Charles to spend the winter of 1918 on his remote, cold private island writing his book, Anna is supportive and accompanies him.

But a strange feeling pervades everything on the island. Their host is absent, and while they are required to isolate and quarantine to prevent the spread of the deadly flu, many odd occurrences and sinister-feeling goings-on are making Anna wonder if they should ever have come--and if it's even possible to escape.

I'm listening to King Nyx as an audiobook.

I received an audiobook version of King Nyx courtesy of NetGalley and RB Media, Recorded Books.


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