It’s probably a bit indulgent of me, but I have lit the fire as it’s a miserable grey, windy day with occasional smatterings of rain. It’s not particularly cold, but looking at the fire makes me feel better.
Currently I am reading The Curse of Morton Abbey by Clarissa Harwood
and A Letter From Nana Rose by Kristen Harper
both of which are due for publication this coming week.
I am listening to The Last Time She Died by Zoë Sharp for which I received both digital and audio ARCs this week.
This week I am planning on reading Survivor’s Guilt by Michael Wood
A TEAM TORN APART
Nine months ago DCI Matilda Darke survived a bullet to the head. The brutal attack claimed dozens of lives, including those she loved most, and the nightmares still plague her every waking thought.
A MEMORY SHE’D RATHER FORGET
Now, she’s ready to get back on the job. But a new terror awaits. A woman is found murdered and her wounds look eerily similar to several cold cases. Desperate to find a lead, DCI Darke and her team must face a terrifying truth: a serial killer is on the loose in Sheffield.
A THREAT CLOSE TO HOME
Matilda has led countless murder investigations before but the lingering emotional scars from her ordeal and the uneasiness within her once-tight team have left tensions high. As the body count rises, Matilda realises that this might just be where it all ends.
And Every Little Lie by Lesley Sanderson
Lie #1 was to my new friends, about why I moved here.
Lie #2 was to my husband, about who I was before I met him.
Lie #3 was to myself, that I would get away with what I’ve done.
When I met Seb, it was like everything fell into place. My daughter Evie finally had a proper dad, and I had found the husband of my dreams – and what Seb didn’t know about my past wouldn’t hurt him.
But lately he’s been acting strangely. He won’t look me in the eye, he keeps coming home late and the other day at the school fair I saw him arguing with an unknown woman – the same woman I’ve seen hanging around outside our house.
And just as I start wondering whether I’m not the only one with a secret, Evie goes missing…
Oh, dear! 15 new ARCs this week! I fell off the wagon big time 😂🤣😂🤣❤📚 and I still have 28 pending requests.
My new ARCs are: Goodbye Again by Mariah Stewart
The New Neighbor by Carter Wilson
Stolen Ones by Angela Marsons, DI Kim Stone #15
Why She Left by Leah Mercer
The Cranberry Inn by Barbara Josselsohn
The Widow by K.L. Slater
Old Sins by Aline Templeton
Backstory by William L. Myers, Jnr
A Cornish Christmas Murder by Fiona Leitch
Such A Good Wife by Seraphina Nova Glass
A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon
Her Dying Day by Mindy Carlson
Afraid by Lisa Jackson, Alexandra Ivy, and Lisa Childs
The Secret in the Wall by Ann Parker
And, of course, The Last Time She Died by Zoë Sharp, which I have already started.
Yes, well . . . What can I say?
In the past week I have travelled to: Tinworthy, Cornwall; Edinburgh, Scotland; Derbyshire, England; New York City; and New Ross, Ireland.
We are still in lockdown, so this last week was the first time in I don’t know how long that I was able to read and review all the books on my list for the week!
It doesn’t look like it is going to end any time soon, so I plan on making the most of it. I still pop into work every second day just to check the chiller temperatures and make sure everything is secure. My home office is almost ready to have the carpet laid, we’re just waiting on a new piece of skirting board to be fitted and painted. Then I plan to paint my library nook. The ceiling will need some work as there are quite a few little holes in it, almost like someone has repeatedly pushed a pool cue into it.
A little later this afternoon I will videocall my son and grandson, whom I had been planning on seeing on Tuesday when I was going to Hamilton to have my hair done. But, of course, that’s not going to happen. I will also call my youngest son in Australia and have a chat with him. I called my older brother in Sydney, Australia during the week as it was his birthday. They have recently come out of lockdown, and he is enjoying being able to get out and about again.
Have a wonderful week everyone. Stay safe and read on.❤📚