So what are you reading this week? I just finished two great books. The first was The Obsession by Nora Roberts. If you have ever read Nora Robert’s books before you know they fall into all different genres. This book, in particular, is a nice mixture of suspense, mystery and a splash of romance. It also touches on a subject that really had me thinking. What is life like for the family and children of famous serial killers? Many times they are as much in the dark about the killers activities as the rest of the world. How do they live through the tough years and the guilt that they have? For this subject alone it made for an interesting read. Roberts manages to make a very real world mystery that is definitely a page turner.
The second one was Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. This was a fun mystery set in Egypt at the heyday of the archeological excavations. This is also a time period when women still had to deal with many restrictions and discriminations. Luckily the main character, Amelia Peabody, has some freedoms due to her age and station. She uses both to her advantage and travels with a companion from her home in England to a dig off the Nile in Egypt. It feels very much like an Agatha Christie mystery and it has everything you would expect, colorful characters, period nuances, Egyptian antiquities and even a mummy. There’s nothing like reading about warm weather and summer during these dreary winter months. Throw in a mystery and I’m hooked. I’m so glad there are a series of the Amelia Peabody mysteries for me to explore.
So, like I asked in the beginning, what are you reading?