Watching What I Read

Weather wise, today has been a typical spring day. It started out looking like it was going to be a beautiful day, but by mid-morning we were having icy winds and squally showers . This afternoon has been beautiful and I have been outside tidying up the gardens prior to our moving house next weekend.

Not a lot of reading done again this week, hence I am only half way through

The Secrets We Keep

This week I am planning on reading

Jessica's Promise

‘You wouldn’t trust a stranger with your wallet. Or your house keys. So why your little girl, the most precious thing you have?’

Teresa’s heart stops when she enters her daughter’s bedroom to find that her sweet, trusting little girl is gone.

Teresa can’t bear to think who would snatch a terrified three-year-old from her mother in the middle of the night, but all the signs point to someone close to home. Hasn’t Jessica’s stepfather been acting a little oddly? Or is it, as Teresa is beginning to fear, something to do with Angie, her daughter’s babysitter who lives next door…?

Gentle, retired Angie – she must be lonely, with only her memories to keep her company in that big, old house. And she’s always had a special connection with Jessica… was trusting Angie with her precious daughter the biggest mistake of Teresa’s life?

What do we really know about those who watch our children? Jessica’s Promise is a compelling domestic drama for fans of Jodi Picoult, Lisa Wingate and Kerry Fisher.

A Little Bird Told Me

Besides, if you were one half evil, wouldn’t you want to know about the other half? 

In the scorching summer of 1976, Robyn spends her days swimming at the Lido and tagging after her brother. It’s the perfect holiday – except for the crying women her mum keeps bringing home.

As the heatwave boils on, tensions in the town begin to simmer. Everyone is gossiping about her mum, a strange man is following her around, and worst of all, no one will tell Robyn the truth. But this town isn’t good at keeping secrets…

Twelve years later, Robyn returns home, to a house that has stood empty for years and a town that hasn’t moved on, forced to confront the mystery that haunted her that summer.

And atone for the part she played in it.

Two ARC approvals from NetGalley this week. I am extremely excited by both approvals


One Dark Night: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with unputdownable mystery and suspense

Fatal Promise (D.I. Kim Stone, #9)

I’m off to do a bit more packing while dinner is cooking  –  a nice roast of lamb with lots of vegetables. Have a wonderful week my friends, and happy reading 😎

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!

8 thoughts on “Watching What I Read”

  1. Good luck on your move Sandy! How did you only get two approvals? Once you get all moved and settled I expect to see more!😁😁 Having the crown this long has given me a serious headache! How does the queen do it? Hahaha

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    1. Just haven’t had the time to go browsing. . . Just give me a couple of weeks to get settled in and unpacked and then you can expect some serious competition! Somehow I am still requesting more than I am reading though. 😕😉

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  2. You have a “thrilling” week ahead of you. Add in your move and you will be so tired, but afraid to sleep. 😧😮😲 All kidding aside, I hope everything goes well and you get back in a routine.

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    1. Yes, I woke up at 3am with things running through my mind. ..have I done? Must remember. …just got back to sleep and it was time to get up! Cleaning windows this morning before I go to work. 😀😁😂😃😄😅😆

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