Set in the south, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix tells the story of a suburban housewives book club that must protect their community from a blood-sucker. Narrated by Bahni Turpin this southern horror story pulled me in.
I’ve read/listened to some of Karen White’s standalone novels and loved them, but have always wanted to try her Tradd Street series, so when I discovered,The Shop on Royal Street, book one in her new spin-off series I knew I had to listen.
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins delivered a Jane Eyre retelling that was fresh, twisted and addictive.
Listeners looking for a story of love, forgiveness, new beginnings and faith will want to grab their earbuds and listen to Miss Janie’s Girls by Carolyn Brown. Be sure to grab a fudge sundae from Dairy Queen and a box of tissues.
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain was a captivating tale that moved the reader between the past and the present, in this addictive mystery. One part mystery, one part historical, with a dab of art and a dose of southern charm.
The Stalking by Heather Graham is a Krewe of Hunters tale set in Louisiana. It delivered an intense mystery that will have our agents/couple traipsing through the bayou and wandering Jackson Square.
The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore takes readers to New Orleans during the Reconstruction Era as Effie Jones, a former slave works as an embalmer and uncovers the secrets of her childhood. Gripping and poignant Skenandore reflects on a turbulent time in America’s history.
The story of the “marsh girl” was beautiful, brilliant and captivating making the one-hundred and forty-five-day wait to borrow the audiobook copy of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens from my local library completely worth it.