April recommended titles...
For April, lots of favorite mystery writers have new books… Ann Cleeves, Donna Leon,
and Sara Paretsky, for three.
If you want to try something new, try Penance, by Kanae Minato.
Penance is a tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma. When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emily by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emily is found murdered hours later.
Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko weren't able to accurately describe the stranger's appearance to the police after the Emili's body was discovered. Asako, Emily's mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter's murder.
For something at the other end of the reading spectrum, try The Girls of Ennismore by Patricia Falvey.
The Girls of Ennismore is set in Ireland during the turbulent early 20th century, Patricia Falvey's sweeping novel explores an unlikely friendship between two girls of vastly different backgrounds, as each tries to overcome the barriers set by class and birthright...