Watching what I’m reading . . .

After a week of cool,wet and stormy weather, the weekend has been magnificent. Clear blue skies, and hot. Just how I like it. ๐Ÿ–

I have been working every day since my 2-i-c left, and will work right through until my new one starts after Easter. I have had Luke this weekend too, so other than Luke’s books, I haven’t read anything.

Currently I am reading The Incredible Winston Browne by Sean Dietrich.

and listening to The Good Neighbour by R.J. Parker

This week I am planning on reading The Night Gate by Peter May

In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree.
A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby house.
The deaths occurred more than seventy years apart.
Asked by a colleague to inspect the site of the former, forensics expert Enzo Macleod quickly finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the latter.  Two extraordinary narratives are set in train – one historical, unfolding in the treacherous wartime years of Occupied France; the other contemporary, set in the autumn of 2020 as France re-enters Covid lockdown.

And Enzo’s investigations reveal an unexpected link between the murders – the Mona Lisa.

Tasked by the exiled General Charles de Gaulle to keep the world’s most famous painting out of Nazi hands after the fall of France in 1940, 28-year-old Georgette Pignal finds herself swept along by the tide of history. Following in the wake of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa as it is moved from chรขteau to chรขteau by the Louvre, she finds herself just one step ahead of two German art experts sent to steal it for rival patrons – Hitler and Gรถring.

What none of them know is that the Louvre itself has taken exceptional measures to keep the painting safe, unwittingly setting in train a fatal sequence of events extending over seven decades.

Events that have led to both killings.

And Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy

Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York and start a life together in Sam’s sleepy hometown in upstate New York. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his downstairs office, tending to the egos of his (mostly female) clientele.

Little does Sam know that through a vent in his ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist’s wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesnโ€™t satisfy her in bed. Who could resist listening? Everything is fine until the French girl in the green mini Cooper shows up, and Sam decides to go to work and not come home, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie’s happily ever after.

This week I received 4 Kindle ARCs and 1 audiobook from Netgalley.

The Lights of Sugarberry Cove by Heather Webber

A Million Things by Emily Spurr

The Dead Husband by Carter Wilson

Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

and the audiobook is The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter

I am super excited about both The Dead Husband by Carter Wilson and Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson.

And now I had better get back to Luke…he has devised another game for us to play, one that requires me to make a tent ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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!

10 thoughts on “Watching what I’m reading . . .”

  1. Just make sure you don’t overdo it and make yourself sick, they won’t know what to do then. Why do you have to wait until after Easter for a replacement? I hope you love Mother May I as much as I did. Enjoy them all. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Am trying to take it easy, but then I come home and worry about the things that I haven’t managed to get done. I have interviewed and appointed someone to the position, but she had to give notice where she is currently employed, so 6th April is the earliest date she could start. I am sure that she is worth waiting for though. She was head and shoulders above the other applicants, and has a business background in hospitality. I may be able to retire sooner than I thought!๐Ÿคžโค๐Ÿ“š


      1. I totally get it. You don’t want to rush and end up with someone that can’t do the job. I guess you have to wait for the good ones. Retirement in the near future sure sounds good. I hope you have a good week otherwise. ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒž

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      2. Thanks Carla. It’s been a bit of a train wreck of a week. Friday night and I am glad to be home. Pete cooked dinner and it was beautiful. Going to have a soak in the bath and go to bed. Working over the weekend but have organised Wednesday off next week. Can’t wait!โค๐Ÿ“š


      3. I hope you did that Sandy, and are in bed as I write this. You sound like you got a good one in Pete. I bet you can’t wait until Wednesday. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’š

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      4. You’ve got that right on both counts Carla. And yes I had a soak in the bath with my book and went to bed. I had a wonderful sleep and feel much better today, thank you. โค๐Ÿ“š

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  2. Remember to take care of yourself & donโ€™t allow yourself to get run down. Iโ€™m glad you found a good person to hire though.

    I finally received my first Peter May book, itโ€™s called Coffin Road. Heโ€™s been in my radar for ages.

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