Sandy’s Sunday Summary

Time, once again, to take a look at what I’m currently reading, what I am planning on reading in the coming week, and what ARCS I have been approved for from NetGalley this week.

Well, all I can say is that I am glad I didn’t have a big week of reading scheduled. I only just managed to finish what I had planned, never mind being able to slip in one from my backlist! It was one of those weeks where if it could possibly go wrong, it did! I completely lost Thursday, so sorry there was no post, but the day just disappeared without trace. . . So here’s to a better week to come.

Currently I am reading

Bring Me Flowers (Detectives Kane and Alton, #2)

Haven’t actually started this yet, but it is loaded and waiting to be read once I have mowed the lawn.

And I am listening to

The Dollhouse

which I am just loving! I have no idea where it is going, but enjoying the journey.

In the coming week, I am planning on reading

The Pact

You made a promise to your sister. It could destroy your daughter.
The Daughter

15-year-old Rosie lies in hospital fighting for her life. She’s trying to tell her mother what happened to her, and how she got there, but she can’t speak the words out loud.

The Mother

Rosie’s mother Toni has a secret. She had a traumatic childhood, and she and her sister Bridget made each other a promise thirty years ago: that they could never speak the truth about what happened to them as children, and that they would protect each other without asking for help from others, no matter what…

Rosie was Toni’s second chance to get things right: a happy, talented girl with her whole life ahead of her. Having lost her husband in a tragic accident, Toni has dedicated her life to keeping Rosie safe from harm.

But Rosie has plans that her mother doesn’t know about. She has dreams and ambitions – of love, of a career, of a life beyond the sheltered existence that her mother has created for her. But the secrets Rosie has been keeping have now put her life in danger.

The Pact

In order to save Rosie, Toni may have to break her lifelong promise to her sister… and open doors to her past she hoped would remain closed forever.

White is the Coldest Colour (Dr David Galbraith, #1)

Be careful who you trust…

The Mailer family is oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP, following the breakdown of his parents’ marriage.

Fifty-eight-year-old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile, employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian town-house he shares with his wife and two young daughters.

When Anthony becomes Galbraith’s latest obsession he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.

But can Anthony be saved before it’s too late?

The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing from the start. It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.

Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones, #5)

Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling disappearance after another in the latest intriguing Ishmael Jones mystery. 

“It’s just a nice weekend, in a nice country inn. Nothing bad is going to happen …”

Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are attending the re-opening of Tyrone’s Castle, an ancient Cornish inn originally built by smugglers. Over dinner that night, the guests entertain one another with ghost stories inspired by local legends and superstitions. But it would appear that the curse of Tyrone’s Castle has struck for real when one of their number disappears into thin air. And then another . . .

Is the inn really subject to an ancient curse? Sceptical of ghost stories, Ishmael believes the key to the mystery lies in the present rather than the past. But with no bodies, no evidence and no clues to go on, how can he prove it?

Do you notice that the majority of my book covers this week include trees?

And finally, books I have received from NetGalley this week  – I am trying to keep my requests to a manageable level, so only three approvals this week.

My Husband’s Lies

The Next Girl (Detective Gina Harte #1)

Last Night

And there’s another tree!

Don’t forget to let me know what you’re reading and, if you have read any of my upcoming reads, what you thought of them.

Happy reading everyone!


Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

12 thoughts on “Sandy’s Sunday Summary”

    1. Two weeks in a row!!!!Yay? Note to self: get requesting impulses under control. DO NOT look at threads about what other people are reading, requesting or being approved for. Do you know if there is a spare seat on the next rocket to Mars?

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  1. All of those look enticing. I think I like the cover of White is the Coldest Colour most. Looks like a brilliant reading week ahead. This week, I finally did a Sunday Summary, and I linked back to your blog, so I hope that’s still ok. 😀

    Also, hope you get all of your car troubles wrapped up soon, and this coming week is massively improved. ❤

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  2. Looks like some great books ahead. I am looking forward to your review on The Doll House. That one has been on my TBR list since I read a review about it a while ago. I really want to read it, in fact I think it is one of my group reads for next month. Happy Reading and I hope things settle down for you this week.


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