Best Books of April 2023

Reading wise, April has been a slow month. But almost all the April releases I read turned out to be good. 🙂

NOTE: Listed according to date of publication.

#1. Eat, Drink and Drop Dead by T.C. LoTempio

First book in T.C. LoTempio’s Tiffany Austin Food Blogger Mystery.

Former chef turned food critic Tiffany Austin has a battle on her hands. After six months trial period at Southern Style magazine, either Tiffany or her rival columnist, will be made permanent. Tiffany and her rival have a VERY public argument and that same evening, the rival is found murdered.

No bonus points for guessing who’s the main suspect!

Read my review of Eat, Drink and Drop Dead by T.C. LoTempio

#2. The Assistant by Amanda Reynolds

Larissa, a waitress-turned-wife-of-a-rich-businessman, has posted an advert for an assistant/personal secretary. Gail applies for the position, but she has an ulterior motive. She’s out for revenge.

This isn’t your ordinary cat-and-mouse, or stalker story. There’s drama, there’s crocodile tears, and there’s a lot of jealousy.

If you love psychological thriller with stalkerish themes, you might want to add this book to your TBR.

Read my review of The Assistant by Amanda Reynolds

#3. The Lost Wife by Georgina Lees

The Lost Wife by Georgina Lees is a mind-numbing, dark and gritty domestic thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seats!

Lea and Harry are now married. Lea didn’t expect Harry to propose – she was warned by friends and family that he might not be husband material. Harry never cared much about marriage either. Then, things changed suddenly, and Harry proposed.

But, on their wedding night, she had to run away from Harry. With her young son in tow, she’s hiding from the very people who want to hurt her.

Read my review of The Lost Wife by Georgina Lees

#4. Murder in Florence by T.A. Williams

Third book in T.A. Williams’ Armstrong and Oscar Cozy Mystery series.

Retired Met detective Dan Armstrong is now a P.I. in the suburbs of Florence, Italy. He’s asked to investigate a series of violent attacks on a Hollywood set in Florence. The main actress fears for her life.

Dan believes these attacks are harmless threats – warnings to a particular person… until the first body is found.

Read my review of Murder in Florence by T.A. Williams

#5. A Fatal Encounter in Tuscany by Vivian Conroy

Third book in Vivian Conroy’s Miss Ashford Investigates.

Atalanta Ashford is whisked away to Tuscany by race car driver Raoul. It was supposed to be a vacation under the Tuscan sun. A chance encounter with a rich Italian heiress them to a birthday party which finally leads to a murder.

Atalanta’s new friend – the heiress becomes the main suspect and it’s up to Atalanta and Raoul to prove her innocence.

A Fatal Encounter in Tuscany by Vivian Conroy

#6. A Wealth of Deception by Trish Esden

Second book in Trish Esden’s Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery.

Vermont antique and art dealer Edie Brown discovers an artwork by a rare and reclusive artist named Vespa. The owner of the painting insists it was painted by their brother.

As Edie starts to dig deeper into the reclusive artist’s life, she opens a Pandora’s Box of deception and danger.

Read my review of A Wealth of Deception by Trish Esden

#7. Lost Women by Neil Humphreys

Fourth book in Neil Humphreys’ Inspector Low series.

Singapore’s favorite detective Stanley Low is back! This time, a case takes him to Essex, UK and back to Singapore. With the help of ex-lover, Met Detective Ramila Mistry, Low finds himself confronting a global trafficking ring.

They must hurry. Another truck is being prepared. Another twelve, vulnerable women are being groomed. Low can only find them by uncovering the ugliest of truths.

Read my review of Lost Women by Neil Humphreys

#8. Covert in Cairo by Kelly Oliver

Second book in Kelly Oliver’s Fiona Figg and Kitty Lane Mystery series.

Following a tip-off from notorious spy Fredrick Fredricks, Fiona Figg and Kitty Lane of British Intelligence find themselves in Egypt. But ancient mummies aren’t the only bodies buried in the tombs of Cairo.

A British Intelligence agent goes missing and a young French archeologist is found in a tomb with his head bashed in.

Fiona wonders if Fredricks is behind these murders. Or is the plot more sinister than it seems?

Read my review of Covert in Cairo by Kelly Oliver

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