February is the shortest month of the year, yet I managed to read way more than I did in January since it wasn’t such a busy month. I read pretty good books, so I’m proud of this progress – hopefully March will be even better! Here is the summary:
Books read: 3
Pages read: 1050
Favorite read of the month: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza ♡
O Mistério do Caso de Campolide by Francisco Moita Flores
This is a national crime novel written by a former detective, which is already a good start, right? I had never read anything by the author before, and I was pleasantly surprised, so I think it was a good idea to start with his first crime novel.
It takes place in the 1930s, during the dictatorship in Portugal, and the investigation focuses on the sudden death of a political figure during a dinner party at his house. Although a doctor (present at the crime scene) declared that the cause of death was a heart attack, our detective – Simão – is convinced that the victim was poisoned, and so becomes determined to find out who committed the crime. I really liked that this book includes crime, police procedures, and also history, which you know I’m a sucker for.
If you’d like to read my review in Portuguese, click here.
★★★★☆ 4/5 stars
The Running Girl by Sara Blædel
The fifth book in the Louise Rick series, THE RUNNING GIRL is a police procedural that, although it starts with a rather violent prologue, is a bit of a slow burner. It focuses on two different events – the violent invasion of a school party that results in injured people, and the murder of a well-known businessman.
As usual, Blædel is able to establish connections between seemingly unrelated cases, in ways you would never think of – or, at least, I can never figure it out on my own.
It is not my favorite book in the series, but it sure is a close second! You can read my review here for more details.
★★★★☆ 4.5/5 stars
The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza
Yet another crime novel – surprised, aren’t you? 😁 This one is set in the UK, where the author was born, and it follows detective Erika Foster as she investigates the disappearance of the daughter of an English lord. Then, a body is found under the ice at the gardens of a museum, and the story unravels from there.
This was the most addictive read I had picked up in a while, I could not stop reading it and all I wanted was to find out what had happened. The best read of the year so far! Read my full review here to find out why I loved it so much ♡
★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Alright, my loves, these are the books I was able to finish in February. I am a bit behind on my Goodreads challenge, but I’m sure I can catch up in the next few weeks – wish me luck! 😋
What have you been reading lately? Have you read any of these books? Let me know down in the comments!
Thank you for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡