Watching What I’m Reading…

Beat Coronavirus… stay home and read books!

Not sure what is going to happen with my posts over the next two weeks. My youngest son was due home from Australia for a wedding and his friend’s 40th on Tuesday. He was coming home for 12 days….but from midnight tonight, anyone entering New Zealand is required to go into self isolation for 14 days. You see the problem. He tried calling the NZ Embassy in Australia, but it tells him to call back after 8am Monday. You would think that under the current circumstances, it would be manned 24/7. I have a room booked in an airport hotel for Tuesday night as he was coming in on the Red-Eye from Perth. So now we are all in limbo, waiting….All small stuff in the greater scheme of things I know, but frustrating none the less.

Anyway, on to what you are really here for….books.

I am almost finished reading One Moment by Linda Green


Talk about touching…..between Finn, Kaz, and even the stubborn Martin, this is a tearjerker of a read.

I am currently listening to The Guise of Another by Allen Eskines


I am not enjoying this as much as The Life We Bury, but it is still a good, if not great, read.

This week I plan on reading A Forgotten Murder by Jude Devereux, an author I used to read a lot of and have recently rediscovered.


An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count… It’s the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar.

After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of hers in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that Sara has also invited a number of others to join them at Oxley.

When everyone assembles, Sara lets them know why they are there. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven’t been heard from since—and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event.

In reenacting the events of that night, it becomes clear that everyone has something to hide and no one is safe, especially when the discovery of a body makes it clear that at least one of the people who disappeared was murdered.

Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe.

And The Liberation of Brigid Dunne by Patricia Scanlan, another author I have recently rediscovered after not reading her for several years.


Marie-Claire has just made the shocking discovery that her boyfriend (and business partner) is cheating on her. Reeling, she leaves her apartment in Toronto to travel home to Ireland, hoping the comfort of her family and a few familiar faces will ground her. She arrives just in time to celebrate her beloved great-aunt Reverend Mother Brigid’s retirement and eightieth birthday. It will be a long-awaited and touching reunion for three generations of her family, bringing her mother Keelin and grandmother Imelda—who have never quite gotten along—together as well.

But then all hell breaks loose.

Bitter, jealous Imelda makes a startling revelation at the party that forces them all to confront their pasts and face the truths that have shaped their lives. With four fierce, opinionated women in one family, will they ever be able to find common ground and move forward?

At the moment, I am not going to commit to any more reading in the coming week.

Only three new ARCs this week….

Lapse, by Sarah Thornton, a debut Australian author


The Road to Zoe by Nick Alexander


and South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber


Have a wonderful week everyone. May you and your loved ones stay safe.


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!

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

  1. I hope things work out for your son and you are correct, during g this time there ought to be someone to answer phones at the embassy!

    Thanks for the book ideas here. I always look at your posts, I get them through email, but my list of to-read is probably longer than I’ll live!


    1. Thanks Tina. Unfortunately he is not able to come home, and his flight insurance doesn’t cover this eventuality…why am I not surprised?
      I always say that i won’t have time to die…I have too many books to read. *:)

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    1. I know, I know…it is a really busy time at work with the end of the financial year looming. And I have been preparing for Kyle to come home. I worked a half day Saturday then went to visit my grandson, then worked all day yesterday. And spent half the night on the phone to my son who is unable to come home. Am feeling shattered this morning….I shouldn’t be on here, but a need a fix of friendship *:)

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  2. Oh Sandy, I am so sorry to hear that he might not be able to come home. I know how much you were looking forward to seeing him. It is a week later than when you wrote this post, so hopefully he was able to get there. I just read your reviews for the books you were reading, so glad you enjoyed them.

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