Stacking Shelves: 18th November, 2017

STSsmallOnce again, I’m joining in with Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality for Stacking Shelves, where you share the real and virtual books you have added to your shelves in the last week.

Over the last fee weeks, I have been working really hard to catch up on my reviews of ARCs, which I have finally done.  I have nothing overdue (yay!).  Which meant I felt perfectly justified in requested more books from Netgalley this week… 

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

Find on: Goodreads / Amazon UK / Amazon US

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact, and most of its rules make sense: Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.

Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples–and then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life, and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

Find on: Goodreads / Amazon UK / Amazon US

Rose was lit by the sun, her beautiful face giving nothing away. Even back then, she was a mystery that I wanted to solve.

The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind’s student years and then again when she returned to teach drama.

As much as Rosalind’s life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town’s richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her?

Rosalind’s enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets—an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past.

Find on: Goodreads / Amazon UK / Amazon US

And that’s it for me.  What about you – what have you been adding to the shelves, virtual and otherwise, this week?

Emma x

24 comments
  1. Oh, I loved The Marriage Pact…and I hope to read Genuine Fraud soon…it is waiting on Pippa.

    The Dark Lake looks very good! Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. Good to know. I know I’ve seen good reviews of them all so am excited to read them x

  2. Oh, The Dark Lake looks a bit creepy. Hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great weekend.

    1. Doesn’t it? I hope it’s good !

  3. I hope you like The Dark Lake but I didn’t like the MC from the start and her obsession with the dead lady so I just quit reading it.

    1. Oh no! I’ll see how I go x

  4. Ooh, The Dark Lake sounds intriguing. Hope you enjoy it!

    My STS.

    1. Doesn’t it? I hope it’s good x

  5. A tasty selection of crime thrillers… Happy reading, Emma:)

    1. Yes, back to my comfort zone!

      1. And there’s nothing wrong with that:)

  6. All three new books look really good, Emma! Very different, but interesting all the same. I look forward to seeing what you think of them!
    Happy reading 🙂

    1. I hope they are good. I am reading a stinker at the moment and need a boost.

  7. I’m definitely adding The Dark Lake to my wishlist so thanks for sharing it here. I hope you love all of these and make sure to check out the books I added at Booker T’s Farm!

    1. I hope it’s good – Stormi said said she struggled so have had a bit of a gulp.

  8. I got “The Marriage Pact” too, Yay!
    I hope you enjoy your books.
    Happy weekend! My STS

    1. We will have to compare noteS!

  9. Nothing overdue? That sounds amazing! The Dark Lake looks good though I know Stormi wasn’t a fan. Marriage Pact looks good too and the only book I’ve read from E. Lockhart is We Were Liars so I’m curious about this one.

    1. No, I know – it won’t last I’m sure. We Were Liars is the only other book I’ve read too but the reviews on this are great,

  10. You don’t have any overdue reviews?! Congrats to you! I can’t even imagine how good that must feel. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

    1. No, but it’s only been a week 😜

  11. I just added The Marriage Pack to my tbr list, I do enjoy a good mystery thriller. Enjoy your new reads and have a wonderful day.

    1. I hope we both enjoy!

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