Watching What I’m Reading…

Still no rain and now we are on severe water restrictions. For the past two days , it has felt like rain, but we are not even getting any dew at night. We were forecast rain later this week, but that seems to have disappeared . Other than one tropical shower, we have had nothing since we returned home New Year’s Day.

I have had a patchy week of reading. I discovered I had missed a book off my reading schedule, so slotted it in thinking that it wouldn’t really cause any problems. But then I wound up spending a day in A&E and xray minus my Kindle after breaking two bones in foot. Do you know how a day can drag without a Kindle ????? So for the next six weeks I am clomping about in a moonboot 😕 Especially frustrating as we are hosting a Fireman’s ball next Saturday night as a fundraiser for our local volunteer Fire Brigade . I guess I won’t be cutting up the dancefloor!

As I said, I am now a little behind on my reading schedule … not helped by the fact that I have worked all weekend. Currently I am reading Sisters By Choice by Susan Mallery and, oh my goodness, I can see a lot of similarities between Sophie and myself .


And almost finished listening to Chasing the Dead by Tim Weaver. This is the first book in the excellent David Raker series.


This week I am planning on reading The Crossing by Matt Brolly which I had scheduled for last week.


When a body is discovered, bled dry on a beach, the sleepy seaside town of Weston-super-Mare wakes up to a nightmare. For Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell, recently transferred to the town she last saw as a child, it’s her first case on the job.

The victim—Veronica Lloyd, an elderly volunteer at a local church—has puncture wounds to her hands. When a priest is found killed in a nearby church in a similarly grisly condition, it becomes clear that Blackwell is dealing with a righteous and bloody murderer. But the victims aren’t random. The killer has a vendetta and is hell-bent on exacting twisted revenge for a dark secret dating back years—and there are more murders planned.

As the body count rises, Blackwell faces a race against time to solve the mystery of the murderer’s identity and put an end to the carnage. She thought she knew Weston, but the town holds more secrets than she’d ever have imagined. Who can she trust and who knows more than they are letting on?

She must discover the crimes that unite the victims—before it’s too late.

The Stranger In Our Bed by Samantha Lee Howell


I ended my marriage for a man who didn’t exist…

I have everything money can buy. I’m a good wife, but sometimes I feel trapped. And when I start an affair with a stranger called Ewan, my life changes in ways I can’t begin to understand.

Because Ewan breaks apart my marriage piece by piece and then he just disappears. He uses a fake name and leaves no trace behind; it’s like he doesn’t even exist.

Someone did this to me and now they’re waiting for me to unravel, watching my every move. I can’t trust anyone, not even myself – not even the people I love.

And hopefully I will at least be able to start Only Lies Remain by Val Collins.


Everyone thought Danny Walsh deserted his family when his sons were young. But when Danny’s body turns up fifteen years later and his wife, Maura, is implicated in his murder, accusations and old rumours surface.

Aoife rushes in to clear her mother-in-law’s name. But why is it that Maura’s story surrounding Danny’s disappearance doesn’t quite add up?

Aoife’s investigation uncovers old secrets, long-held jealousies, and lies upon lies. With every new revelation, Aoife realises she doesn’t know her family at all. Now her new boss is acting strangely, her best friend is more and more distant and her husband is no help at all.

With her support network crumbling and her family threatened, Aoife must race to keep one step ahead of danger before more innocent lives are lost. But how will she uncover the truth when only lies remain?

I have received six new ARCs from Netgalley this week and have another six requests pending. The new ARCs I received are :

Last One to Lie by J.M. Winchester


A Forgotten Murder by Jude Devereux


Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer


The Girls Weekend by Jodi Gehrman


The Stranger In Our Bed by Samantha Lee Howell


And What Lies Between Us by John Marrs


So now I am off to play catch-up and do some serious 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!

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

  1. Wow!! How the heck did you break bones in your foot?? Ouch!!
    I’m praying that you get some rain very soon!💦💦
    Enjoy your new books slacker! I’m off to request a few!😂
    Have a great week Sandy!🌞☕📚💜

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  2. Oh Sandy, I feel your pain. I don’t know if you remember me posting about me breaking two bones in my foot a year and a half ago, I accidentally kicked a lawn bed. I hope you are not in too much pain. And not having your kindle while at the hospital, the horror. Couldn’t someone go and get it for you? That would have been worse than the pain. Was the doctor at lease nice to look at? Take some time to get caught up on your reading, but I expect you will be going to work in that boot. Your new selections look good. I will have to check out the new Kelly Rimmer one. 📚🙁😰👨‍⚕️

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    1. So, a lawn bed for you and a wrought iron table leg for me…..No, the moon boot has taken care of the pain. I hobbled across the road from home to the hospital, and no way was I going to try hobbling back! Yes, my doctor is very nice to look at, she reminds me of someone’s cartoon grandma, nice and round with gray hair in a bun and always smiling. She is lovely. And yes I am at work in my boot. Got five more approvals from my six pending books this morning….oh dear! *:)

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      1. If only we didn’t need to have furniture. 😋Just make sure you don’t overdo it. I forgot to do my post today. I was trying to get reviews caught up and get some blog tours ready for this week. I will have to do it tomorrow and have no fear, I once again, had no restraint. 😮📚📚📚📚📚

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