Watching what I’m reading . . .

I have had a busy week dashing from dashing back and forth from the remote Entry Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence 850 miles from the Canadian mainland with Peter May, to Scotland with Stuart MacBride, to Gozo, a Maltese Island, and Snowdonia with C.L. Taylor, to Alexandria, Cairo and London with Carol Cooper! I feel quite exhausted ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Where have you been this week? Leave me a message and tell me about your travels.

Currently I am reading the amazing and addictive The Dead Husband by Carter Wilson. I started it this morning and haven’t been able to put it down! I adored Mr Tender’s Girl back in 2017, and The Dead Husband is on track to be another five star read.

I am also reading Entry Island by Peter May.

And am almost finished listening to The Coffin Maker’s Garden by Stuart MacBride. This has taken somewhat longer than usual as I am training new staff, so can’t listen to my audiobooks as I am working. Definitely no reflection on the plot, author or narrator. All are excellent.

This week I am planning on reading The Ladies Midnight Swimming Club by Faith Hogan

When Elizabeth’s husband dies, leaving her with crippling debt, she must turn to her friend, Jo for help, who calls in her daughter, Lucy to run the village surgery. Leaving her city life, and past demons, behind, Lucy is determined to make the most of her fresh start.

As life slowly begins to resemble something normal for the three women, Jo’s world is turned upside down when she receives some shocking news.

In search of some solace, Jo and Elizabeth find themselves enjoying midnight dips in the freezing Irish sea. Here they can laugh, cry and wash away all their fears. As well as conjure a fundraising plan for the local hospice; to take a dip in the nip. 

And The Lost Girls of Ireland by Susanne O’Leary

The picturesque beach of Wild Rose Bay is the last place Lydia Butler thought sheโ€™d be. But having just lost everything, the run-down cottage she inherited from her Great Aunt Nellie is the only place she can take her daughter, Sunny. Hidden away in a tiny Irish village, she can protect Sunny from the gossip in Dublin, and the real reason they have nowhere else to liveโ€ฆ

The cottage is part of the old coastguard station and other eccentric residents are quick to introduce themselves when Lydia arrives. Lydia instantly feels less alone, fascinated by the stories they have about Nellie, and sheโ€™s charmed by American artist, Jason Oโ€™Callaghan, the mysterious man who lives next door.

But the longer Lydia relaxes under the moonlit sky, the more the secret sheโ€™s keeping from Sunny threatens to come out. And as she finds herself running into Jasonโ€™s arms, she knows she must be honest and face up to the past she has tried to forget. Has she finally found people who will truly accept her, or will the truth force her to leave the cottage for good?

I also plan on listening to The Silent Suspect by Nell Pattison


On a quiet street, one house is burning to the groundโ€ฆ

By the time sign language interpreter Paige Northwood arrives, flames have engulfed her clientโ€™s home. Though Lukas is safe, his wife is still inside. But she was dead before the fire startedโ€ฆ

Lukas signs to Paige that he knows who killed his wife. But then he goes silent โ€“ even when the police charge him with murder.

Is he guilty, or afraid? Only Paige can help him nowโ€ฆ

I have seven new ARCs this week . . .

An Ambush of Widows by Jeff Abbott, an author I used to read regularly but whom has somehow dropped off my reading radar for no particular reason that I can recall. Though I have just noticed that this is an excerpt only, which is a bit disappointing.

The Marriage Mender by Linda Green

Boy Underground by Catherine Ryan-Hyde

Dream Girl in Laura Lippman

The Stalker by Sarah Alderson

Invite Me In by Emma Curtis

And 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

So that’s it from me for today. I need to get back to The Dead Husband . . . I am going to have to finish this before I go to sleep tonight.

Please do tell me where your reading travels have taken you this week. Happy reading!โค๐Ÿ“š Sandy

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

    1. I am heading there this week Carol, perhaps we will bump into one another. I am starting The Ladies Midnight Swimming Club today, followed up with The Lost Girls of Ireland, and will still be popping back and forth to Entry Island. Enjoy your reads โค๐Ÿ“š

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  1. I have spent a lot of time zipping around the US from the beaches of South Carolina to the West Coast, then down to the Florida Keys with a stop in Texas. I also headed across the pond to Malta and Wales and am now in the UK at Hedgehog Hollow. Phew, I am tired. It looks like you have a lot of thrillers and suspense to keep you up at night over the next little while. Have a great week and enjoy all your upcoming books.

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    1. Today is not going to be very nice here either. It’s overcast and cold. I have the fire going and am snuggled up in front of it with my first coffee of the day. Have the day off and had great plans for getting out into my poor neglected garden, but not unless it warms up! Am going to write my review for The Dead Husband first before anything else, except maybe breakfast. โ˜•๐Ÿฅžโค๐Ÿ“š I guess it is the other end of the day for you Carla, so I hope it has been a good one. โค๐Ÿ“š


      1. It is late afternoon here. I hope you enjoy your day, whether you get out or just relax and read. You deserve a day off. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ‚โ˜•๐Ÿ’ž

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      2. I got out into the garden for an hour, Carla. Then it clouded over and got cold again. I scuttled back inside for a hot shower and coffee. The cat didn’t stay outside for long either. โค๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’

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      3. Glad you enjoyed a bit of time outside. It rained all day here. It is not raining right now, so maybe we can get out for a bit today, we shall see.๐Ÿคž๐ŸŒž

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    2. I hope that you did manage to get outside for a while, Carla, even if only briefly. It looks like another dull day here, but it’s not meant to be so cold today. Mind you, it was beautiful yesterday for the brief time the sun was out. Are you still under lockdown?โค๐Ÿ“šโ˜•๐Ÿฅž

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      1. We did, for a bit in the morning and a bit in the afternoon. It was not too bad out and the sun was shining, Yayyyy! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

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  2. Excellent haul my friend! I really want to read The Dead Husband! Have a great week and be well! Oh I’m currently in Connecticut!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜‚โ˜•๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ™

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    1. The Dead Husband is excellent Susan. It took me nearly a full day to start breathing properly again! I can’t stop thinking about it. A full five stars. Enjoy your stop in Connecticut! โค๐Ÿ“š

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