It’s so heartbreaking to hear what everyone is going through right now because of COVID-19, and I just hope you’re in good health and not overly stressed.
I’ve been in touch with many of you via Facebook, and I know you’re keeping busy reading, watching lots of Netflix, cooking, gardening, knitting, Facetiming with friends and family you can’t be with in person, and using Zoom to have virtual cocktail parties or play group games like Balderdash. And that you’re also doing your best to stay calm. I’ve been meditating every day, which is a normal practice for me, but it seems especially beneficial now.
Great wisdom from the New York Times: “Studies have shown that exercise, deep sleep and social interactions–even if it’s just a phone call or video chat–diminish stress and anxiety.”
Hang in there and stay well!
My husband and I managed to catch the last flight to the U.S. from Uruguay, where we live in the winter. Phew!
What WOMAN-IN-THE-WINDOW author AJ Finn Says About My New Book
It’s just a few days now until the release of my new psychological suspense novel, HAVE YOU SEEN ME? (April 28), and I was thrilled to read A.J. Finn’s wonderful assessment of the book.
“As nimbly plotted as Before I Go to Sleep, as winning as the best of Mary Higgins Clark, Have You Seen Me? showcases Kate White at her formidable best.”
What I’m Reading
You Are Not Alone
By Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Data consultant Shay Miller witnesses a suicide on a New York City subway platform, and the event leaves her reeling. Attempting to unearth information, she stumbles into the charismatic Moore sisters, so-called friends of the dead woman. They not only comfort Shay, but also offer her guidance that almost immediately improves her lackluster life. But readers are steps ahead of Shay and know the Moores are not who they appear to be. This book kicks off with a creeping sense of danger that builds to delicious page-turning tension as you race to discover the truth behind the lies.
The Red Lotus
By Chris Bohjalian
Alexis, an ER doctor, is a woman we’re instantly drawn to, even as she struggles to keep old demons at bay. Her new boyfriend, Austin, seems to be adding stability to her life, but during a bicycling trip the two have signed up for in Viet Nam, Austin disappears and is later found dead, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run. It isn’t long before the simultaneously methodical and intuitive Alexis realizes that his death wasn’t an accident. Though she discovers Austin lied to her, she’s determined to learn the truth about his death. I loved Bohjalian’s The Flight Attendant, and I adored this book, too. He’s not only a truly gifted writer, but he also knows how to grab you from the first chapter and never let you go. One of my favorite books in months.
What I’m Cooking
Since I’m currently cooking at home every night, I’m doing a lot of pasta dishes (You too?) and not giving a rat’s butt about carbs! I recently tried this super simple but incredibly flavorful pasta dish with a sauce requiring nothing more than olive oil, garlic, lemon, parmesan cheese and a whole bunch of fresh herbs (including some chives that had already popped up in my garden). I liked it so much I’m making it again this week!
Until next month,