The summertime brings some of the best reading time! Getting to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather along with a good book make for some of the best days. These are the books I hope to be lounging around reading in June.
A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons - Kate Khavaru (Publication Date: June 7, 2022): Saffron Everleigh does not think that her first dinner party as a researcher at the University College in London would result in the poisoning of one of the professor's wives and that one of her professors would be considered the main suspect. Together with another researcher, Saffron investigates various flowers and herbs that they hope will lead them to the real murderer.
The Woman in the Library - Sulari Gentill (Publication Date: June 7, 2022): The Boston Library is usually a calm, quiet place where the studious can learn in peace. One night that calm is shattered by a woman's scream as the guards run to find out what happened those who are in the library are told to remain where they are. Four strangers sitting at the same table get to know each other and their reasons for being at the library but one of them is lying…because one of them is the murderer.
The House Across the Lake - Riley Sagar (Publication Date: June 21, 2022): Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress goes to her lake house in hopes of resting and enjoying the quiet where she quickly picks up the voyeuristic act of watching her neighbors, Tom and Katherine Royce. After saving Katherine from drowning they begin to get to know each other and Casey quickly learns that their marriage isn't all it seems to be. When Katherine suddenly disappears, Casey becomes obsessed with finding her…no matter where that leads.
The Nurse's Secret - Amanda Skenandore (Publication Date: June 28, 2022): Una Kelly was raised in the slums of New York City where she was forced to do whatever she needed to survive. When she is framed for a murder she didn't commit, Una must go into hiding. In order to successfully hide away, Kelly enters the Bellevue School of Nursing. Over time, she becomes accustomed to the trauma she sees around her in the hospital. When a patient dies under mysterious circumstances, Una must decide whether exposing herself to find the truth is worth it to catch a killer.