I've been trying to figure out what to do with this blog, more than just tell stories about myself and what I am doing writing. I thought it might be fun to swap titles of great books. Every Monday, I'll recommend a book that I like, and you guys can tell me what you like.
I know it would be more appropriate for me to start with a romance author for my first suggestion, but my first book is actually a mystery because Mary Higgins Clark is having a sale for e-books on six of her novels this week, and since she included my all-time favorite book of hers in the sale, I wanted to let you know about it.
A Cry in the Night is the ultimate Cinderella story gone wrong. Amazon Description: When Jenny MacPartland meets the man of her dreams while
working in a New York art gallery, she's ecstatic. Painter Erich Krueger --
whose exquisite landscapes are making him a huge success -- is handsome,
sensitive...and utterly in love with her. They marry quickly and Jenny plans a
loving home on Erich's vast Minnesota farm. But lonely days and eerie nights
strain her nerves to the breaking point and test her sanity. Caught in a
whirlpool of shattering events, Jenny soon unearths a past more terrifying than
she dares imagine...tragic secrets that threaten her marriage, her children, her
This is a great mystery/thriller and one of Mary Higgins Clark's best books ever. You can get to the sale on it here for Kindle or here for Nook. She's put these promotional books on sale from regular price of $7.99 to $3.99 for the next week. No, normally I won't be trying to sell every book I recommend, but since these are on sale, I thought I would mention it.
Really, I would recommend any of her earlier books that are mysteries. In the last few years, she has changed to just straight suspense, telling you right away who the bad guy is, and I don't like that as well. Although she is still a wonderful author. Her first book, Where Are the Children? is also on this sale, and I highly recommend that one too. It was, in fact, the first book of hers I ever read, and the story that got me hooked on mystery novels. My mom's boyfriend brought it home one day, trying to butter me up. Since he married my mom and is now my loving Poppa, I guess that's okay! :-)
So, what are you all reading? What do you recommend others try?
Have a terrific week!