WWW is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?
What are you currently reading? I'm currently reading The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg. Ms. Läckberg's first six novels have all become #1 bestsellers in Sweden and she is the most profitable native author in Swedish history. The Ice Princess is her American debut crime novel. My review will be posted, along with the blog tour, on March 29th. Stay tuned!
Returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life.
Erica conceives a book about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their own shared past. While her interest grows into an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about a small town with a deeply disturbing past.
What did you recently finish reading? I just finished Philip Carter's Altar of Bones. I posted a review of this thrilling book last week. Read it here.
What do you think you'll read next? Next I'm going to read the NY Times bestselling novel The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I'd never heard of this book before last week, when my internet mystery/thriller book group introduced me to it. It sounds terrific and I can't wait to read it!
Barcelona, 1945: A great world city lies shrouded in secrets after the war, and a boy mourning the loss of his mother finds solace in his love for an extraordinary book called The Shadow of the Wind, by an author named Julian Carax. When the boy searches for Carax’s other books, it begins to dawn on him, to his horror, that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book the man has ever written. Soon the boy realizes that The Shadow of the Wind is as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget, for the mystery of its author’s identity holds the key to an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love that someone will go to any lengths to keep secret.