Watching What I’m Reading…

It’s been a week of long days at work this week, and it all caught up with me today. After I came home from work, I settled down in front of the fire – the weather is abysmal, cold with thunderstorms – and promptly dozed off…for three hours! I guess I must have needed it.

I am currently reading
42759067._sy475_-1 which is a wonderful story of the resistance set in Jersey.

I am almost finished listening to

This week I am planning on reading


It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.

Right to the bottom of the shaft.

It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And when Wednesday brings yet another high-rise catastrophe, one of the most vertical cities in the worldโ€”and the nationโ€™s capital of media, finance, and entertainmentโ€”is plunged into chaos.

Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And itโ€™s working. Fearing for their lives, thousands of men in women working in offices across the city refuse leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. Emergency calls to the top floors of apartment buildings go unanswered.

Who is behind this? Why are they doing it? What do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to find the answers before the cityโ€™s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its Friday night ribbon-cutting.

With each diabolical twist, Linwood Barclay ratchets up the suspense, building to a shattering finale.


You can pay a terrible price for keeping a promiseโ€ฆ

Evelyn Taylor-Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers. It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is applied perfectly, and her buttons done up correctly. Because Evelyn is a woman with secrets and Evelyn remembers everything. She can never forget the promise she made to the love of her life, to discover the truth about the mission that led to his death, no matter what it cost herโ€ฆ

When Evelynโ€™s niece Pat opens an old biscuit tin to find a photo of a small girl with a red ball entitled โ€˜Liese, 1951โ€™ and a passport in another name, she has some questions for her aunt. And Evelyn is transported back to a place in Germany known as โ€˜The Forbidden Village,โ€™ where a woman who called herself Eva went where no one else dared, amongst shivering prisoners, to find the man who gambled with her husbandโ€™s lifeโ€ฆ

Six ๐Ÿ˜ฑ approvals this week…(I must stop requesting! Or even slow down)







Several of these requests were due to Susan Dyer of susanlovesbooks….she really is a bad influence on me! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Happy reading my friends. โค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š

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!

4 thoughts on “Watching What I’m Reading…”

  1. Nice haul Sandy!!๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’œ I recognize many of the six you were approved for! Sorry?? Um not!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ

    Oh yeah….here you go!!๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘

    I hope you enjoy all of your reads and have a wonderful week my friend!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ Stay warm!๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž

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