Hi mystery fans! I have found my new marathoning show: Death in Paradise (streaming on Netflix). It’s a BBC show about a British detective solving crimes on the gorgeous island of Saint Marie. Except, he’s of course miserable by all things island life. The mysteries are good and twisty and the show creator, Robert Thorogood, also brought the characters to a series of books.
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Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens her racing career and her life. During surgery, doctors discover she has leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter. The race to save Mindy’s life means unraveling years of lies. Was she accidentally switched at birth or is there something more sinister at play? The search for the truth will tear a family apart…and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets.
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A Bit Of My Week In Reading
Adding to my ridiculous list of reading this weekend is The Night in Question by Nic Joseph because I really liked her last book and the premise of this one has me really intrigued: “A rideshare driver is the only witness to one of her passenger’s secret affair…an affair that may be the least of his crimes.”
And I finished on audio two books by Lucy Dawson: The Daughter, which was a crime novel that starts with a woman’s daughter dying in an accident (TW suicide/ child death/ stalking); White Lies a middle-aged doctor who has an affair with her seventeen-year-old patient which turns into a he-said-she-said story. (TW suicide/ statutory rape–in the book the relationship is legal but, based on the patient’s chapters, I think the book may need a warning for some readers, and age of consent is different in different places.) I think fans of Lisa Jewell would like that these were also character driven novels focusing on women’s lives.
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