BookCase.Club is a monthly book subscription box offering different genres: Children’s, Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Romance. Each box contains 2 hand-picked books, except for the Children’s box which includes 3 books. It costs $9.99 per month, making it one of the most inexpensive book subscriptions out there.
This is the Thrill Seeker Case, which is all about Mystery/Thriller.
When you sign up, you’ll pick the genre.
The books were wrapped with Bookcase.club-printed tissue paper.
There’s a card on top, featuring a photo of a snowglobe!
This month’s Mystery/Thriller picks are The Driver by Hart Hanson and Edgar & Lucy by Victor Lodato.
Everything in my box!
The Driver by Hart Hanson ($9.55)
Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He’s spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn’t going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before—he’s an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter—and he knows to listen carefully.
Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila’s bodyguards—and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He’s willing to help clear Skellig’s name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila’s personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head.
Just by reading the synopsis, I could tell that this book has the perfect formula to keep the reader engaged: intense action and great humor. Plus points for the catchy book cover in green and yellow!
The story synopsis is printed on the dust jacket’s inner flap. It’s really interesting so we had to start right away!
Characters are well-fleshed out and dialogues are well-written. If gritty stories are your usual reads, this one should be up your alley.
It’s the author’s debut novel and I find it really impressive. I’m now looking forward to more of his work!
Edgar & Lucy by Victor Lodato ($16.91)
Edgar and Lucy is a page-turning literary masterpiece, a stunning examination of family love and betrayal.
Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear, not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.
Profound, shocking, and beautiful, Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories.
It’s quite a dark story involving a family with such an unlucky fate. I know it sounds depressing but don’t let it discourage you as this one’s exquisitely written.
Just like the first book, the synopsis is printed on the flap. There are a lot more things to discover than what’s on the synopsis so prepare yourself for one heck of a ride!
The author was able to create a compelling backdrop and a unique set of characters that felt so real and genuine.
This story is a real page-turner. Although undeniably slow in some parts, it’s still a worthy read.
Wow! What a great set of mystery/thriller books to welcome 2020! Both of the books are well-written, with twists and turns that lead readers to unexpected endings. If you’re also looking to discover the best mystery/thriller reads or authors, this subscription is one of the easiest and most convenient choices. For fans of other genres, no worries because BookCase.Club offer romance, historical fiction, and children’s books as well.
What did you think of this month’s choices? Have you tried any of the BookCase.Club subscriptions?