Summer means more time to read, which you know I love!
I read nine books in May and gave four fiction books a perfect grade.
Ruth Jefferson is an experienced labor and delivery nurse. She is making her rounds and stops to check on a baby, only to be told later by a supervisor that the baby’s parents, who are white supremacists, do not want her touching their little boy.
Ruth is shocked, angered and hurt by the mandate to stay away from the infant, but moves on doing her job.
The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is the only one in the nursery. Ruth hesitates, but helps the baby. When he dies, Ruth is charged with his death.
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult is a powerful look into issues of race, hate, privilege, and justice. It’s a book that makes you think. I also read that it will be a movie, so you should be sure to read it first.
When Erin Black was a toddler she survived for three days alongside the dead body of her murdered mother. The case was never solved. Now Erin is a teenager living with her mom’s best friend when she happens upon the body of her biology teacher. Could the teacher’s death be related to her mother’s? What others don’t know is that the teacher was trying to help Erin find out the truth about her past.
Needless to say, I was excited for the release of the newest Crosswhite book, The Trapped Girl. It didn’t disappoint.
The Trapped Girl starts when a woman’s body is discovered in a crab pot in Puget Sound. Detective Crosswhite must determine not just who the woman’s killer is, but who the woman is as well.
And, of course, Crosswhite’s life story continues to develop along the way.
I can’t wait for the next Crosswhite novel!
Maggie Sparkes, a rich philanthropist, comes to New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after the woman committed suicide.
But Maggie isn’t convinced that Celine killed herself.
The more she discovers in her apartment and through her friends, the more convinced Maggie becomes that Celine was murdered and her lover was involved.
There they are! My favorite books from May. I hope you find something on the list that you want to read.
As always, happy reading!