April 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

Hiya friends! It’s time for another wrap-up post. Presenting to you a wrap-up for the books I read in April 2021. Okay, the post might be two months too late, but, well, better late than never. As I have already pointed out in this post: “A Short Update: A Non-Linear Trajectory for my Blog“, my blogging schedule has gone for a toss. I am not finding the time or the urge to read as many books as I used to previously. Consequently, I read three books in April. Hopefully, in the coming months, I will be able to read more. Without further ado, let’s dive into the recap.

Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2021
Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2021

A Mirror Murder by Helen Hollick

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Eighteen-year-old library assistant Jan Christopher’s life is to change on a rainy Friday evening in July 1971, when her legal guardian and uncle, DCI Toby Christopher, gives her a lift home after work. Driving the car, is her uncle’s new Detective Constable, Laurie Walker – and it is love at first sight for the young couple.

But romance is soon to take a back seat when a baby boy is taken from his pram, a naked man is scaring young ladies in nearby Epping Forest, and an elderly lady is found, brutally murdered…

Are the events related? How will they affect the staff and public of the local library where Jan works – and will a blossoming romance survive a police investigation into murder?

I found it to be an engaging and well-written cozy mystery.

You can read the full review here.

Roses for the Dead by Chris McDonald

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Rockstar Johnny Mayhem sits on his bed, holding a bloody baseball bat. On the floor, clutching a lavender rose in her fist, is his wife, Amanda, who he has just beaten to death. Erika Piper knows this because she is one of the first on the scene. Mayhem is arrested and led away, screaming that they’ve got the wrong man. But the evidence is irrefutable and when Mayhem is sentenced to life in prison, no one is surprised.


Thanks to new evidence, Johnny Mayhem is a now free man. During a television interview, he issues a thinly veiled threat to those involved in the original case before seemingly disappearing off the face of the Earth. When the body of Mayhem’s dealer is found, Erika Piper is pulled from the safety of her desk job and thrown into the hunt for the Rockstar. Can she find Mayhem before he can enact his revenge or everyone involved, including Erika? Or, has he been telling the truth all along? Did the police really get the wrong man?

Roses for the Dead is gripping and cleverly written. The little clues left throughout the text builds to an explosive climax

You can read the full review here.

Siren by Sam Michaels

Rating: 4 out of 5.

After having served a portion of her prison sentence, Georgina is planning to escape. Does she succeed? Even if she does, does she reclaim her mantle of being the queen of the crime world in London?

Siren by Sam Michaels was a thrilling and exciting read. It was full of action and danger. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading fiction about gang wars and kickass women calling the shots.

You can read the full review here.

Spotlights, Blitzes, Excerpts, and Cover Reveals

The Between by Ryan Leslie – Book Blitz

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The Given by Gary Clark – Book Blitz

At the End of the World by Kevin J. Fellows – Book Blitz

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April 2021 Reading Wrap-Up
April 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

let’s chat

Have you read any of the books above? What were your your views on it? If you haven’t read any, is any of the books on your TBR pile? Let me know in the comments below.

Author: debjani6ghosh

I started this blog to discuss books that I read and movies that I watch. But the blog may not be purely restricted to that!

13 thoughts on “April 2021 Reading Wrap-Up”

  1. Wow, I haven’t heard of any of these.. definitely going to have to get my hands on ‘Roses for the Dead’ though.
    Great post! Thank you for sharing.

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