Book Title: The Sonnet Lover
Author: Carol Goodman
Genre: Literary thriller, suspense
Published Date: June 12, 2007
Rating: 4 stars
This #TBT review was originally posted on January 6, 2008 and was read for a number of reading challenges: A to Z Titles (S); Back to History Challenge; Book Around the World (Italy) and 101 Books in 1,001 Days.
I first discovered Carol Goodman in November 2007 and promptly read everything she had written to date with “The Sonnet Lover” being her latest, and I believe her best so far (2018 note: I have not read any more Carol Goodman books, go figure, but in getting this post ready I did put two of her more recent books on my to-be-read list on Goodreads, “River Road” and “The Widow’s House”). The author’s books can best be described as literary thrillers.
This novel takes the reader to present-day Tuscany, and I can still recall the overwhelming scent of lemons and figs from her descriptions. The college professor heroine of the novel is on a mission to unravel the mystery behind the perplexing death of one of her students while at the same time trying to find the missing sonnets by Shakespeare’s presumed Dark Lady.
I always enjoy a book when I lose track of time and get annoyed if I’m interrupted in my reading. A page turner to the very end!