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
which I am loving, and should finish this afternoon. And listening to
Which I still think is one of the best of the series.
This week I am planning on reading
Which I never quite got to this week.
The most perfect lives can hide the darkest secrets…
Mary 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 husband Andrew 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 family…
Everyone has secrets. But is someone at number 13 hiding something that could put the whole family in danger?
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.
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 she’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. 😕 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.😎