Check out this month’s BookCase Club loot! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, BookCase Club is a magical subscription box where, for only $10 a month, you get two books delivered to your door.
There are six different genres or themes that you get to pick from, (Booking for Love, Thrill Seeker, Strange Worlds, Teenage Dreams, etc.) but the specific books chosen each month are a surprise and hand-picked each month by the BookCase Club experts.
March’s selection includes Black Irish by Stephan Talty and The Lost Girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi. Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous covers on these gems–an angel statue? I’m drooling already.
Let’s look at The Lost Girls of Rome:
I imagine this book somewhere on the flow-chart stemming from The Da Vinci Code. Mystery is steeped deep in history and long-kept secrets, which leads to murders and drama–all in a beautiful setting like Rome. The protagonist is a Roman Police Department Forensic Analyst, Sandra Vega. The plot’s starting point is the death of Vega’s husband. The death was supposedly an accident. But if that were true, then this wouldn’t be a mystery novel, would it? In Vega’s search for truth she investigates a series of strange disappearances in the city, and is thus lead toward the center an age-old secret-society. Hopefully angel statues and cemeteries will be involved.
Next is Black Irish (Abbie Kearny #1):
Brutal serial killer, brilliant homicide detective, vengeful rampages, dark demons, shocking twists, and grisly murders: these are a small smattering of words used in the description of this novel. Talty is a New York Times bestselling author (for his novel Empire of Blue Water) and in Black Irish we are promised an “explosive thriller” on par with the works of Jo Nesbo.
The book focuses on Abbie Kearney, a cop in a small Irish-American town. Adopted by a policeman, Kearney’s past is dark and she has never found true acceptance in her community. This worsens as a string of brutal and sadistic murders begins in the town and townspeople offer no help to Kearney’s investigation. And then, Kearney’s own past is dragged out as she becomes target to the murderer. *cue dramatic horror-film music*
Thanks again to BookCase Club for the opportunity to read their books! All you book nerds out there need to check them out! It’s a great deal and you can’t beat having a book expert pick your books out for you. They’ve also just started their very first megaCASE for April and it looks amazing. Check it out below and enter to win!