Sandy’s Sunday Summary

Has anyone noticed how fast the weeks are flashing by again? For me, time slowed somewhat in January, but once we hit February it has been insidiously increasing pace,  so that now it is just galloping by. And here we are at Sunday again, and 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.

I am about to start reading

The Fortunate Brother (Sylvanus Now #3)

And about to start listening to

A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4)

I love Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series.

So these two reads set me very firmly in Canada this week! I enjoy traveling via books.

This week I am planning on reading  –

The Murder List (Detective Zac Boateng #1)

The lifeless body sat, hands bound, silver tape over his mouth. Patches of blood had soaked into the cheap carpet around him. Zac had spent years gaining scientific insight into the mind: human motivation and behaviour. And this scene wasn’t right…

It’s been five years since Detective Zac Boateng’s daughter was murdered and her killer was never found. Now Zac is back working for the Metropolitan Police and is more determined than ever to bring the city’s killers to justice.

When a man is found brutally murdered in a rundown south London shop, all fingers point to the highly intelligent and manipulative Darian Wallace. Two years ago, the victim helped send him to prison. And he’s just been released.

Still grieving, Zac knows it will take everything he’s got to catch this dangerously clever killer. But just as he feels he’s getting closer, he realises all is not quite as it seems and he makes a devastating personal discovery.

Zac has a choice to make – risk letting this killer escape or watch his daughter’s murderer get away again…

The Friend

On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.

She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit—someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

Because how well does she know Emma, really? Should she have trusted her at all?

Time is running out. Powerless to help her child, still hours from home, Sophie is about to discover the truth. And her life will never be the same.

Anything For Her

You’d do anything for the one that got away . . . wouldn’t you?

When Billy Orr returns home to spend time with his dying sister, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend Aimi, the love of his life. He might not have seen her in eleven years, but Billy’s never forgotten her. He’d do anything for her then, and he’d do anything for her now.

When Aimi tells him that she wants to escape her abusive husband, Billy agrees to help her fake her own death. But is she still the Aimi that Billy remembers from all those years ago?

Once Aimi disappears, Billy has to face the possibility that perhaps she had different reasons for disappearing – reasons that might be more dangerous than she’s led him to believe . . .

Sometimes trusting the one you love is the wrong thing to do.

And now to my Netgalley haul for the week. .. I was, once again, full of good intentions, but still managed to get approved for three ARCs.

Don't Believe It

The Girl With No Name (Detective Josie Quinn, #2)


The Key to Death's Door

That’s my week all mapped out. What is yours looking like? Have you read any of the books I have lined up for the week? Have you requested any ARCs that you think I would enjoy?

Have a wonderful reading week my friends.






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!

4 thoughts on “Sandy’s Sunday Summary”

  1. What a great reading week you have ahead of you!

    I know what you mean about the time warp. This month has flown by and I haven’t read half of what I meant to. Too much to do, too little time to read. Living vicariously through my reading buddies for now. 😉

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  2. This year has flown by so far, can’t believe we are near the end of March already. Wow, you are a voracious reader! I like some of the titles you have highlighted here and wish I had more reading time.

    Question for you about NetGalley – did you find it difficult to set up your reading device to allow delivery of the books? I was getting books from Blogging for Books and they are shutting down but gave suggestions about other sites. I tried First reads and for the life of me I can’t get a book to download. Never tried NetGalley though. For what it’s worth I read on a Kindle Paperwhite and also on a Kindle app on my iPad.


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