Tuesday’s Child by Fern Michaels

Book Description

Publication Date: June 26, 2012
On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in thirty-five years of practicing law, it’s that the truth can always surprise you. And when Adam Star turns up at her office, confessing to the long-ago murder of his wife, Kala must return to a notorious case that has never stopped haunting her. Ten years have passed since young nurse Sophie Lee was accused of murdering her wealthy patient, Audrey Star. Kala defended Sophie and had no doubt of her innocence – or of Adam Star’s guilt – but the prosecution convinced a jury otherwise. Sophie was convicted on a Tuesday – the day on which every significant event in her life, good or bad, seems to happen. Now, on the verge of his death, Adam exonerates Sophie and also leaves her a huge fortune in atonement. Released from prison, Sophie retreats to Kala’s house and tries to evade the media frenzy that surrounds her. Kala is determined to help her client make her way back into the world and adjust to her new wealth and freedom. Yet for both, there are still revelations in store – about the nature of redemption, the strange workings of fate, and the power of forgiveness. And most of all, about the secrets that hide in every heart – even those we think we know best.
Review –
This book has an engaging plot with unique characters and is a real whodunit!   You think you know what the outcome will be but then something happens and it goes off in another direction.  It’s a fast summer time read and if you’re a fan of mysteries put this one on your list.

Dead Is The New Black by Marlene Perez

Book Description

Publication Date: September 1, 2008 | Series: Dead Is
Welcome to Nightshade, California—a small town full of secrets. It’s home to the pyschic Giordano sisters, who have a way of getting mixed up in mysteries. During their investigations, they run across everything from pom-pom-shaking vampires to shape-shifting boyfriends to a clue-spewing jukebox. With their psychic powers and some sisterly support, they can crack any case!
Teenage girls are being mysteriously attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy Giordano is a junior. When Daisy discovers that a vampire may be the culprit, she can’t help but suspect head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new “look.” Samantha appears a little . . . well, dead, and all the most popular kids at school are copying her style.
Is looking dead just another fashion trend for Samantha, or is there something more sinister going on? To find out, Daisy joins the cheerleading squad.
Review –
This book is pure fun, a whodunit with laughs and a different slant on vampires and other unworldly creatures.  I read this book  for the first time in September of 2009 and  recently wanted a lighthearted book to read and immediately thought of it.  I’m glad I did.  If you’re looking for a “light” vampire book, this one would fit the bill.