I read five books in March, all of which were excellent. This isn’t always the case so I’m pleased to see that quality is winning over quantity. I also have some great books lined up for my April reading, including Anya Lipska’s Death Can’t Take a Joke. My crime fiction highlight of the month was attending Anya’s book launch at Daunt Books in Holland Park. Watch this space for the review.
My pick of the month, as you can probably guess from the review, is Irene by Pierre Lemaitre. Although breathtaking in its violence, it is also highly original and is shaping up to be my book of the year. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
The five books I read for Crimepieces were:
1. Alex by Pierre Lemaitre
2. Irene by Pierre Lemaitre
3. I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum
4. Scarred by Thomas Enger
5. Emperors Once More by Duncan Jepson