The Blue

The Blue

I haven’t posted a book review in a while, but I just finished reading a book tonight I really wanted to share. I stumbled upon The Blue in a search through new and notable books for the month on Amazon in the Kindle mysteries section.

Two twenty-something best friends, Lana and Kitty, escape their life in London for freedom and adventure and end up in the Philippines where they are invited to join a group of wanderers living on a 50-foot yacht named The Blue. Crewed by a group of young people, who have all left their old lives for various reasons, Lana and Kitty find what they were looking for … happiness, relaxation and adventure in paradise … but also discover dark secrets.

The adventurer in me was intrigued. Leaving home and ending up on a yacht, sailing the ocean, swimming in lagoons and snorkeling in coral reefs. What a great setting for a mystery and secrets.

This book was such a good read. I think the best spot to read this book would be on a cruise or on the beach of a tropical island. If neither of those are available, then anyplace will do, but be prepared for that desire-to-travel itch to flare up. I know mine did.

 

I wasn’t given a free copy of this book to review and all opinions expressed were my own and of my own volition. 

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The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room

A massive mansion housing a private think-tank, a violent death and a hidden room with no door and a mysterious purpose … all the necessary ingredients for a fast-pace, intriguing thriller. The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child was a quick, compelling read. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I’m probably going to read another book by this author.

The main character in The Forgotten Room, Jeremy Logan, is “an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation.” He is hired by a prestigious think-tank located in a magnificent old mansion on the coast in Newport, Rhode Island to investigate the shocking and suspicious death of one of their fellows. Logan’s investigation leads him to a closed-off wing of the mansion, where a room with no doors is discovered, with mysterious equipment and unexplained purpose. Strange behavior in other residents continues and danger looms …

 

I can’t resist a mystery involving secret rooms in mansions, and The Forgotten Room didn’t disappoint. What novels are you drawn to? Are you irresistibly drawn to certain story lines?

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