I received one book in the mail this week, a signed hardback that I won at Books, Thoughts, and a Few Adventures. Thanks, Patty!

A World I Never Made by James LePore

Pat Nolan, an American man, is summoned to Paris to claim the body of his estranged daughter Megan, who has committed suicide. The body, however, is not Megan’s and it becomes instantly clear to Pat that Megan staged this, that she is in serious trouble, and that she is calling to him for help.

This sends Pat on an odyssey that stretches across France and into the Czech Republic and that makes him the target of both the French police and a band of international terrorists. Joining Pat on his search is Catherine Laurence, a beautiful but tormented Paris detective who sees in Pat something she never thought she’d find–genuine passion and desperate need. As they look for Megan, they come closer to each other’s souls and discover love when both had long given up on it.

Juxtaposed against this story is Megan’s story. A freelance journalist, Megan is in Morocco to do research when she meets Abdel Lahani, a Saudi businessman. They begin a torrid affair, a game Megan has played often and well in her adult life. But what she discovers about Lahani puts her in the center of a different kind of game, one with rules she can barely comprehend. Because of her relationship with Lahani, Megan has made some considerable enemies. And she has put the lives of many–maybe even millions–at risk.

Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Laura at I’m Booking It. Head over there to see what goodies others got in their boxes and to share your own loot.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Here’s my report today.

Books Completed Last Week:

  • The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
  • The Frandidate by Jim Benton (reread)
  • The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
  • Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaolo

Other Stories Read:

Currently Reading:

  • In Christ Alone by Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Listening to:

  • The Shimmer by David Morrell

Up next:

  • Silver and Spice by Jennifer Greene
  • Caught by Harlan Coben

What have you been reading?