Sandy’s Sunday Summary

Time, once again, to take a look at what Iโ€™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.

Again, it hasn’t been a big reading week. I have had my younger son home from Australia, so we have spent the week catching up with each other, family, friends and going to the beach. He has gone back to Australia now, but will be home again next February for his brother’s wedding.

I am reading

The Girlfriend

which I am really enjoying. I am about to start listening to

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

This week, I plan on reading

The Babysitter

You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, canโ€™t it?

As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, itโ€™s Jade who is left picking up the pieces.

But Mark soon notices things arenโ€™t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. Heโ€™s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants โ€ฆ

Mark is in a race against time to protect his family.ย But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?

I know this was on my list to be read last week but, as I said, I had a very quiet reading week.

Cold Heart (Detective Kate Matthews, #3)

It has been a week since anyone last saw fifteen-year-old Daisy, after she left her best friendโ€™s house and started her short walk home. Detective Kate Matthews and her team have been looking for her ever since.

When a tip-off leads Kate to a disused gymnasium at Daisyโ€™s school, she is shocked to find evidence linking to the murder of a different girl.

Working the two cases side by side, Kateโ€™s blood runs cold when a gift-wrapped box containing a human heart is delivered to her at the station. The heart belongs to yet another unknown victim, but the message is clear: there will be more, and Daisy could be one of them.

When activity on Daisyโ€™s Facebook account indicates she is still alive, the race is on for Kate and her team. Will Daisy be the killerโ€™s next victim? Is Kate prepared to risk everything to stop another innocent life from being taken?

I read another of Edger’s books earlier this year and was really impressed by it,so am looking forward to reading this.


It’s 1969, and while the summer of love lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past. She walked out on her beloved son Reuben when he was just a boy and fears he’ll never forgive her.

When Reuben marries a petite blonde gentile, Gilda takes it as the ultimate rejection. Her cold, distant son seems transformed by love – a love she’s craved his entire adult life. What does his new wife have that she doesn’t? And how far will she go to find out?

It’s an obsession that will bring shocking truths about the past to light . . .

Bitter is a beautiful and devastating novel about the decisions that define our lives, the fragility of love and the bond between mother and son.

And… my Netgalley haul this week. I was full of good intentions, but. . .

Dark Lies (Detective Rhodes and Radley #1)

Her Name Was Rose

L’Anglaise by Helen E. Mundler, for which I don’t yet have a cover image.

The Last Thing I Saw

and, finally

Sold on a Monday

I hope you had a wonderful week of reading, and that you have another to come.

Please let me know what you are reading, if you have read any of my upcoming reads and what you thought of them.

Happy reading ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


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 โ€“ the 50 Million Reviews mark!

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