The votes are in and have been counted and this month the Virtual Crime Book Club is reading;
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened — something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever.
Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay — demons that urge him to do terrible things. When Jimmy’s daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave, who came home the night Jimmy’s daughter died covered in someone else’s blood.
The theme for this month was crime novels that had been adapted to screen, large or small.
The next meeting is Monday 13th September at 8 pm BST (UK time zone).
If you are not yet a member of the book club you can join up HERE. This link takes you to a page that provides further details of the book club and how it works and gives another link to join up.
Never joined a book club? Lost touch with yours over the pandemic? Love crime fiction? This is the perfect book club for you. Filled with great people who have the same interest, who are warm and welcoming and can be chatted with all from the comfort of your own home. So the snacks you eat are entirely up to you!
Hopefully I’ll see you next month 🙂