Sandy’s Sunday Summary

The weather is a mixed bag here today. We have had heavy rain, but now the sun is attempting to break through. I hope it succeeds .

So, here we are, Sunday again, and MAY!!!! I have had a quiet week reading-wise. I spent 4 days reading the first 37% of The Neighbor by Joseph Souza before finally abandoning it. In that time I would normally devour two books, so that put me somewhat behind schedule and I haven’t managed to catch up.

Currently I am reading

Cross Your Heart (Detective Jess Bishop, #2)

which I am loving, and should finish this afternoon. And listening to

A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1)

Which I still think is one of the best of the series.

This week I am planning on reading

The Family at Number 13

Which I never quite got to this week.

The most perfect lives can hide the darkest secretsโ€ฆ
Maryย has everything. Beautiful and rich, she lives on an exclusive street in the heart of the city, in a house with gorgeous views and an immaculately maintained garden. Her life looks perfect.

But behind closed doors the truth is very different. Her husbandย Andrewย barely speaks to her, spending his days down in the basement alone. Her teenage nephew is full of rage, lashing out with no warning. Her carefully constructed life is beginning to fall apart.

And then someone starts sending Mary anonymous notes, threatening her and her familyโ€ฆ

Everyone has secrets. But is someone at number 13 hiding something that could put the whole family in danger?

Theo

There are two sides to every love story…

Anna Cole grew up in care, and wants to start a family of her own. Theo Montgomery had a loveless childhood, and wants to find his soulmate.

Then, one day, Theo meets Anna, and Anna meets Theo.

Each shows the other how to love. And each shows
the other what heartbreak feels like…

This is Theo’s story.

You may remember that I read Anna a few weeks back.

The Dead House

This best-selling debut by an award-winning writer is both an eerie contemporary ghost story and a dread-inducing psychological thriller. Maggie is a successful young artist who has had bad luck with men. Her last put her in the hospital and, after sheโ€™s healed physically, left her needing to get out of London to heal mentally and find a place of quiet that will restore her creative spirit. On the rugged west coast of Ireland, perched on a wild cliff side, she spies the shell of a cottage that dates back to Great Famine and decides to buy it. When work on the house is done, she invites her dealer to come for the weekend to celebrate along with a couple of women friends, one of whom will become his wife. On the boozy last night, the other friend pulls out an Ouija board. What sinister thing they summon, once invited, will never go.

Ireland is a country haunted by its past. In Billy O’Callaghan’s hands, its terrible beauty becomes a force of inescapable horror that reaches far back in time, before the Famine, before Christianity, to a pagan place where nature and superstition are bound in an endless knot.

Even if I manage to read all three this week, I will still be a week behind in my reading schedule. ๐Ÿ˜• Still, I will catch up at some point.

I have had no ARCs approved this week, and only requested one book yesterday.

Whatever the weather where you are, have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.๐Ÿ˜Ž

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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