It is with great sadness that I announce that we had our first death due to Covid-19 in New Zealand today. And still people are flouting the rules. There was a massive party a couple of streets away last night, and this morning a SUV load of people arrived at a house down the street, mingling, hugging and kissing. I would love to go see my son and grandson, give them a hug and spend time with them, but I value their health more than my needs. Covid-19 can be present and not show any symptoms in some people. So please stay home, stay safe, and keep your loved ones safe.
I thought that the lockdown would be a chance to catch up on my reading, and I am. But I am also watching what you all out there are reading, and doing a lot of requesting on NetGalley. I guess I will never learn 🤣😂🤣😂
So currently I am reading Problem Child by Victoria Helen Stone
And listening to
This week I am planning on reading
Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent
Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin.
Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother’s unequal love. As men, the competition continues – for status, money, fame, women …
They each betray each other, over and over, until one of them is dead.
But which brother killed him?
She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be by J.D. Barker
After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child–this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favorite book. Gone moments later, the brief encounter would spark an obsession. She’d creep into his thoughts, his every waking moment, until he finally finds her again exactly one year later, sitting upon the same bench, only to disappear again soon after.
The body of a man found in an alley, every inch of his flesh horribly burned, yet his clothing completely untouched. For Detective Faustino Brier, this wasn’t the first, and he knew it wouldn’t be the last. It was no different from the others. He’d find another just like it one year from today. August 9, to be exact.
Isolated and locked away from the world in a shadowy lab, a little boy known only as Subject “D” waits, grows, learns. He’s permitted to speak to no one. He has never known the touch of another. Harboring a power so horrific, those in control will never allow him beyond their walls.
All of them linked in ways unimaginable.
As I said, I have been doing a fair bit of requesting this week and have seven new ARCs from NetGalley
Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
While You Slept by R.J. Parker
The Playdate by Alex Dahl
The Vow by Debbie Howells
Dead End by Nancy Mehl
Buried Deep by Susan Wilkins
The Orphan’s Gift by Renita D’Silva
That’s my lot for the week….please take care.
Stay home and read ❤😍📚