Hi all – hope you are having a good weekend and have had a good week.
My main news this week is our kitten finally got to come home with us. We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever because he was so small when we found out about him from the rescue centre. He’s just 8 weeks old now and so cute it means everything else this week has basically faded into the background. In between been completed distracted I did manage to get some reading and blogging done though…just to say!
Blog wise, I wrote two reviews. The first was Only The Brave by Mel Sherratt. This is the third in the DS Allie Shenton series, all of which I’ve really enjoyed, and was a cracking piece of crime writing. The second was The Bones of You by Debbie Howells which I was left with slightly mixed feelings about. It was well written, with some great descriptive passages, and the plot was a real page turner but I struggled with the central character so couldn’t lose myself in it completely. For the book blogger hop, I asked whether people used blog rolls and what the benefits were.
Book wise, I finished The Girls by Emma Cline (see my Tuesday Intro for more details) but still don’t feel I’ve left the book behind – it’s rattling around my head – and, after watching the movie, re-read The Woman in Black by Susan Hill which I’d first read over 20 years ago, making me feel old! (Link to goodreads). I’ll be reviewing both this week. I also picked up a few books, one of which will be my next reads….
When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.
But what really happened to Coco?
Over two intense weekends – the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father – the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed…
Inspector Conny Sjöberg and his police colleagues are perplexed by the brutal killing of a family in their Stockholm apartment.
With no clues, the murder inquiry starts with working out how was it possible for the mother, who worked as a cleaner, to afford a multi-million dollar property?
Despite a heavily reduced team, with experienced officers ill, injured or mysteriously missing, Sjöberg struggles to keep the investigation on the rails. But Conny has problems of his own – from a woman he cannot get out of his head, to a shocking revelation about his own past – all of which threaten to compromise the hunt for this heartless killer…
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.
The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.
What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?
As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.
What about you – what have you been up to?
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.