Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Reader Suggestions: Fixer Upper memoir, Marcia Clark new series

Reader Suggested Books

Here are a couple of great suggestions I've gotten from blog readers for books coming out this year.

My blog friend Denise is a big fan of the show Fixer Upper and is quite looking forward to this. It will be released in October but is available for pre-order now.

From the blurb:
The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

For something completely different...

Marcia Clark became a household name as the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson case, which she wrote about in her book Without a Doubt. What you may not know is that Marcia Clark has also been writing murder mystery novels. Blood Defense is the first book in a new series of murder mysteries. It officially comes out next week but has already been getting a lot of good reviews.

The blurb reads:
Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star—and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law.

Though Sam has doubts about his innocence, she and her two associates (her closest childhood friend and a brilliant ex-con) take the case. Notorious for living by her own rules—and fearlessly breaking everyone else’s—Samantha pulls out all the stops in her quest to uncover evidence that will clear the detective. But when a shocking secret at the core of the case shatters her personal world, Sam realizes that not only has her client been playing her, he might be one of the most dangerous sociopaths she’s ever encountered.

If you have a book you'd like to recommend, let me know in the comments or by sending me a note via reviews at (name of this blog).

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