Sunburn by Laura Lippman & Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
September 11, 2018
Dear Mr. Hemingway,
The number of books on my ever-growing “To Be Read” list can seem completely overwhelming at times. There is nothing more satisfying than gobbling up a few super-fast reads while enjoying my morning cup of Joe or a cocktail on my front porch on a warm fall evening. I am not always looking for a book that is a literary work of art, just quick, entertaining, and a little bit mysterious to keep me on my toes.
Well today Mr. H., I am sharing two really fun reads with all my friends. Both books are way more intriguing than any synopsis could ever provide. Because of this, I am not telling you a whole lot about each book, just a little sip to wet your whistle. I certainly do not want to be a book spoiler!
My first book is Sunburn by Laura Lippman. Why in the world would a young mother up and leave her husband and young daughter in the middle of their family beach vacation? Too much sunburn perhaps????? So the mystery begins of why Polly disappeared during her vacation and what happens next. I will tell you that Lippman’s story is an absolute seductive treat. The characters are all mysterious with secrets I was dying to know. A suspenseful read that keeps you guessing and a hint of dark small-town charm will keep you whipping through the pages. The book cover is pretty cool too! READ IT !
My second book is Ghosted by Rosie Walsh. Here is how this book sets up. Sarah meets a man named Eddie by chance, and the two of them fall madly in love in the week that they spend together. Eddie then leaves on an already planned vacation with promises of calling Sarah and maybe getting something more serious started when he returns. Well, lo and behold, Eddie doesn’t call EVER! He disappears…”Ghosted”. The storyline starts off a little cheesy, but hang in there. The mystery starts to slowly unravel with plenty of twists and turns that totally caught me off guard. Walsh was super clever with how she laid out the clues throughout the book. The overall story turned out to be completely unexpected and a very pleasant surprise.
Enjoy these two delightful reads this weekend!
Till next time my friend!
Your Biggest Fan,
P.S. My early autumn night Cocktail (while it is still seasonably warm) on my front porch has been a slightly modified version of the famous Moscow Mule. This lighter version was concocted by my one of my girlfriends. She refers to it as a Moscow Mule Light. I simply refer to it as My Mule!
8-10 oz glass of choice
Fill your glass with TONS of ice
Pour in one big shot of vodka (your choice)
Squeeze an entire lime into the glass (really SQUEEZE it)
Finish off with a splash or two of good ginger beer (I personally use one that is crafted in Maine)
Throw a lime slice in to make it PRETTY!!!!!!!