Continuing the theme of selecting recently finished reads for my pick for month I went with Red Country by Joe Abercrombie. I simply could not put this book down. Despite weighing in at well over 400 pages in small print hardcover I devoured in a couple days. While billed as a fantasy novel there isn't a whole lot of fantastical elements which makes it more of a western/crime centered story more than anything else. I strongly recommend this one.
Read my review of Red Country here
I'm also selecting Little Deaths by Emma Flint as a joint pick of the month for April. The audio edition was superb and the narrators added a little something extra to what was already a very good crime novel.
Read my review of Little Deaths here
Other highlights, in no particular order:
- The Turnaround by George Pelecanos - a multi-generational crime novel about the aftermath of a momentary lapse in judgement and its long term flow on effect for those involved.
- Thrawn by Timothy Zahn - a canonical take on the popular character from the defunct Star Wars Extended Universe.
- Mr Clarinet by Nick Stone - a complex and deep private detective novel set in Haiti. I've got the other two books in the series waiting to be read. Really liked this one.