I did it! Last week, I completely caught up with my reading (pats self on back). As some had been hanging around for a couple of weeks, I feel relieved…and ready for something new. This week, that means books but not authors as I’ve read other books by the first two writers on my list this week.
The book: Take Me Home by Daniela Sacerdoti
The blurb: Inary Monteith’s life is at a crossroads. After a stolen night with her close friend Alex, she’s just broken his heart by telling him it was all a terrible mistake. Then she has to rush home from London to the Scottish Highlands when her little sister’s illness suddenly worsens – and in returning she must confront the painful memories she has been trying so hard to escape.
The reason: I read Daniela Sacerdoti’s first novel Watch Over Me and remember loving it. I missed she had released another book until now – this came out last December- but as soon as I saw it on the shelves at the library had to read it.
The book: Red Light by Graham Masterton
In a grimy flat in the city of Cork, a burly man lies dead on a bloodstained mattress. His face is unrecognisable: seven gunshots have shattered cartilage and bone. Yet DS Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, knows exactly who he is. Amir Xaaji Maxamed, a Somali pimp she has unsuccessfully been trying to convict for years. Katie knows it’s her job to catch the killer. But Maxamed was an evil man who trafficked young girls into Ireland to be sold for sex, and now that he’s dead, the city is a safer place. When a second pimp is killed, Katie must decide. Are these vigilante murders justified? And how can she stop them spiraling out of control?
The Reason: This is third in a series of books with the same detective and I’ve read the other two, which were good if a little gruesome. I’ve tender to move away from more grisly crime fiction of late but want to see how the character progresses. Plus I know this will be an easy read in what may end up being a busy week.
Last on my list is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’m not going to bore you with “the blurb” for this one as I am fairly sure most people know the story. I doubt anywhere near as many have read it, including me. In fact, I haven’t read any Dickens. Inspired by the season, I downloaded a free copy of this on the Kindle. I am not sure if I’ll make it through (it won’t be my first attempt to read Dickens) but I’m determined to give it a go. Wish me luck!
And that’s it…more than enough for this week I think. Once again, I’m linking in with Sheila at Book Journey, who has a weekly linky post, It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Click on the link to find out what Sheila and other book bloggers are reading.