Ooh, it was a nail biter. Our May Book of the Month Club pick came down to the very last vote. The results:
The winner: The Rich and the Dead by Liv Sepctor.
Welcome to Star Island, where Miami’s wealthiest residents lead private lives behind the tall gates of their sprawling mansions. It’s a blissful escape from the hot and dirty city—or it was, until New Year’s Day 2015, when twelve of the most powerful people in the world were found murdered in the basement of a Star Island mansion.
The massacre shocked the nation and destroyed the life of investigator Lila Day. Her hunt for the Star Island killer consumed her. But the case went unsolved, resulting in her dismissal from the Miami PD.
Now, three years later, life hands Lila an unexpected second chance: reclusive billionaire Teddy Hawkins approaches Lila and asks her to solve the case. But how do you investigate a crime when all the leads have long ago gone cold? The answer, Teddy tells her, is to solve the case before it happens. He’s going to send Lila back in time.
With nothing left to lose, an incredulous Lila travels back to 2014, determined to find the Star Island killer once and for all. But as she goes undercover among the members of Miami’s high society, she finds herself caring for—and falling for—people who are destined to die that fateful night. Now she must either say good-bye or risk altering the future forever.
Intriguing, no? But they all sounded intriguing and I’m sure you’ll all be joining me in reading all the nominees.
Discussion on The Rich and the Dead kicks off Monday, May 5th!
Meanwhile, in other interesting-only-to-me news, the results of the ultimate Personality Quiz are in and they yielded the following results…
I usually don’t put much stock in these things, but this one was eerily accurate, identifying me – as of all things – Mario Batali’s Apron. NOT turnip or Christmas ornament or Maureen’s Office Chair, but Mario Batali’s Apron. Uncanny!
And the search for a new dog-sitter resumes! Our Vegas trip is still two months away, but it would be nice to have someone on board sooner than later. My dogs are low-maintenance, my liquor cabinet is fully stocked, and it pays well. So why is finding someone so tough?
Started reading Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle last night. 50 pages in and so far, so great. And, given how annoyingly picky I am when it comes to books, that saying A LOT.
A special shout-out today to The Walking Dead which, with last night’s episode, demonstrated why it’s kicking ass in the ratings – offering up the type of provocative storytelling that you’ll never find on network television.
I somehow ended up spending an hour on youtube last night, watching videos of bullies getting pwned. There are, admittedly, more productive ways to spend my time – but, I have to say, it was pretty damn satisfying.
Sunny day. Lulu soaks it up!
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to birthday gal and blog regular PBMom!