Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sploosh - Summer Myster/Thriller Reads

It seems like mystery authors can't get enough of scaring us readers out of the water. A cool, refreshing swim can become a reckless heart stopping event when you stop to think about what's hiding in the depths. If you love mysteries or thrillers, try out these Summer Mystery/Thriller reads:

Swimming to Catalina
By Staurt Woods
Published by Harper Paperbacks

Sinking like a stone. Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she'd left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from Calder. Arrington has vanished, and her new fiance; wants Stone to come to LA and find her. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone soon discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues that take him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. Running out of time and leads, he needs to keep his head above water and find Arrington fast, or end up swimming with the fishes himself.

Check this book out from BPL.


The Swimming Pool
By Holly LeCraw
Published by Doubleday Canada

An illicit affair, an unsolved murder, an intense summer romance in Cape Cod--introducing Holly LeCraw's explosive and stunningly-written debut. Seven summers ago, on Cape Cod, Marcella Atkinson -- a married woman -- fell in love with Cecil McClatchey, married father of two. Fuelled by desire and mutual respect, a secret affair blossomed, but when Cecil's wife was murdered, their romance promptly ended. Cecil died soon after, and while his wife's murder has never been solved, he remains a suspect. Years later, Marcella returns to her beach house on the Cape, where she encounters Cecil's grown son, Jed, who remembers her quite vividly from his youth. As both of them struggle to cope with the grief and loss of the past, they fall into a torrid and complicated affair. But as their relationship deepens, it leads to emotional crises and revelations about the unsolved murder of Jed's mother. Brilliant and seductive, this is a debut novel about love in all its forms and about the ripple effects of actions both good and evil.

Check this book out from BPL.