GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

Well, Happy Fall everyone! And Happy Spring to those of you in the southern hemisphere! I just love the fall! The crisp air, the falling leaves, hot apple cider and pumpkins! I just love it all. I don’t consider myself a seasonal reader, but I do find myself cozying up with a really good mystery or psychological thriller this time year more so than any other time. This week’s pick is such a book and with a stunning fall looking cover to boot!

Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson

Truly Devious #5

Publication Date: December 27, 2022

Summary from GoodReads:

Senior year at Ellingham Academy for Stevie Bell isn’t going well. Her boyfriend, David, is studying in London. Her friends are obsessed with college applications. With the cold case of the century solved, Stevie is adrift. There is nothing to distract her from the questions pinging around her brain—questions about college, love, and life in general.

Relief comes when David invites Stevie and her friends to join him for study abroad, and his new friend Izzy introduces her to a double-murder cold case. In 1995, nine friends from Cambridge University went to a country house and played a drunken game of hide-and-seek. Two were found in the woodshed the next day, murdered with an ax.

The case was assumed to be a burglary gone wrong, but one of the remaining seven saw something she can’t explain. This was no break-in. Someone’s lying about what happened in the woodshed.

I did know that there was going to be another book in this series, but somehow I missed that it was coming out this year. I am super excited about this one and I can’t wait to hang out with everyone once again and this time in London! This also sounds like a really tough case but I’m sure that Stevie and the gang can handle it.

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