A few weekends ago I was down in Virginia Beach visiting Big Dave for Fathers' Day and needed some beach/pool reads. I bought two books: one that was chicklit-ish with some frilly cover that I read first, and already cannot even recall, and because Pat Conroy had written a line of support and it was set in the South, I also bought The King of Lies.
I won't soon forget this book!
John Hart is a wordy writer, and I like that. He forces me to read slow. Usually I skim through details, but Hart's words matter to me so I hung on every last one. His style is Conroy meets John Grisham with a Jodi Picoult finale flair.
There's a murder mystery, so of course there is a legal sidebar. There are also dark secrets to be uncovered. It's a change in the final pages kind of book - perfect for a summer read!
After reading this review from Total Momsense I'm waiting on a book called What Alice Forgot from the Libary...
...and I may be the first request in line over at the LOC for the new Jennifer Weiner.
After that, I'm bumping a few Nora Ephron titles to the top of my reading list.
What's the best book you've read this summer?