I was so looking forward to Luke coming to stay for a three day weekend, but he has been unwell since the trip home with an upset stomach that started when we broke our journey to take advantage of the wonderful playground in the next town north of here. It’s a lovely playground but we had only been there a little over five minutes and we had to dash for the toilets. 🤦♀️
So we’ve done none of the things I had planned. He’s been quite content to lay on the couch with his cuddlies and have me read him books. He will probably come right just in time for me to take him home. 🤷♀️
Currently I am reading When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins.
There’s more to this than immediately obvious and I have my suspicions. Time will tell if I am right.
And I am listening to The Coffin Maker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride
This week I am planning on reading Her Last Holiday by C.L. Taylor.
Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong.
Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna.
Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?
And The Girls From Alexandria by Carol Cooper
Memories are fragile when you are seventy years old. I can’t afford to lose any more of them, not when remembering the past might help with the here and now.
Nadia needs help. Help getting out of her hospital bed. Help taking her pills. One thing she doesn’t need help with is remembering her sister. But she does need help finding her.
Alone and abandoned in a London hospital, 70-year-old Nadia is facing the rest of her life spent in a care home unless she can contact her sister Simone… who’s been missing for 50 years.
Despite being told she’s ‘confused’ and not quite understanding how wi-fi works, Nadia is determined to find Simone. So with only cryptic postcards and her own jumbled memories to go on, Nadia must race against her own fading faculties and find her sister before she herself is forgotten.
I also plan on starting Entry Island by Peter May for the Goodreads.com Mystery, Crime and Thriller group read for April. I am a bit behind everyone else in starting this, but really enjoy Peter May and haven’t previously read this title.
When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal’s St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city.
Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime’s destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants – the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.
The investigation itself appears little more than a formality. The evidence points to a crime of passion: the victim’s wife the vengeful culprit. But for Sime the investigation is turned on its head when he comes face to face with the prime suspect, and is convinced that he knows her – even though they have never met.
Haunted by this certainty his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant past on a Scottish island 3,000 miles away. Dreams in which the widow plays a leading role. Sime’s conviction becomes an obsession. And in spite of mounting evidence of her guilt he finds himself convinced of her innocence, leading to a conflict between the professonal duty he must fulfil, and the personal destiny that awaits him.
I have five new ARCs from Netgalley again this week and one audiobook ARC.
The audiobook is The Day She Died by S.M. Freeman and narrated by Lauren Ezzo.
The Kindle ARCs are The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown
The Vacation by M.M. Chouinard
The Forever Home by Sue Watson
You Need to Know by Nicola Moriarty
And The Heights by Louise Candlish
And that’s a lot more than I intended requesting!
Happy reading my friends ❤📚