Tuesday, September 04, 2018

What is Julia Buckley reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Julia Buckley, author of A Dark and Twisting Path.

Her entry begins:
Probably the best book I read in the last few months was A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. The book, about a Russian Count who "Lives under house arrest for a poem deemed incendiary by The Bolsheviks" (Amazon Book Review) made wonderful fodder for the book club I started on my block, and Count Rostov was loved by all for his quick wit, his gentility, and his romantic soul. What amazed me about this second book by Amor Towles was that it was so many things at once, and yet it was never distractingly digressive. And while the main character, Alexander Rostov, is strong enough to command the reader's attention throughout, Towles offers a whole universe of...[read on]
About A Dark and Twisting Path, from the publisher:
Writer’s apprentice Lena London is happily working on a new collaboration with her idol and bestselling suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham, but her joy is short-lived when a dark cloud descends upon the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana…

Lena’s best friend, Allison, is in a panic. On a walk in the woods by her home, Allison discovers the body of her mail carrier, an argumentative man who recently had a falling out with Allison’s husband. Lena quickly realizes that Allison has nothing to worry about as the murder weapon points to a different suspect altogether: Lena’s embattled boyfriend, Sam West.

Sam was cleared of his wife’s murder when she was found alive, and now someone is trying to make him look guilty again. Surveillance video of a break-in at his house shows a shadowy figure trying to incriminate him by stealing the weapon from his desk. Lena and Camilla work on a suspect list, but a threatening note and a violent intrusion at Graham House prove that the devious killer has decided to write them into the plot.
Learn more about the book and author at Julia Buckley's website and her blog, Mysterious Musings.

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