Hi everyone – happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a good week and weekend. Mine has been filled with work this week but also fun. It’s my wedding anniversary this week so went out for a lovely meal last night, just my Hubble and I, and today we are doing a pub lunch with family. It’s also a long bank holiday weekend here too so – weather permitting- we’ll be heading out somewhere nice for a day trip tomorrow too.
Despite being out a lot for work this week, I managed to get two reviews posted this week – The Woman in Black, a ghost story by Susan Hill which I first read 20 years ago and has stood the test of time and The Girls by Emma Cline which is set in 1969 and is based on the Manson family. I loved this book and think it’s one of my favourites of the year so far. For those who aren’t sure, you can get a taster of how Emma Cline writes from her short story Marion, which I wrote about here.
Book wise, I finished my Tuesday Intro book, Deliver Her, which I enjoyed and will be reviewing this week and The Last Lullaby by Carin Gerhardsen (you can read on overview in last week’s update). I also picked up a couple of new books…
It’s a beautiful day for a regatta—until one of Sandhamn Island’s most prestigious residents is killed aboard his sailing yacht.
Oscar Juliander was a rich lawyer and deputy chairman of the prestigious Royal Swedish Yacht Club. While at first his death seems like a tragic accident, there is evidence of foul play. Police detective Thomas Andreasson teams up with local lawyer Nora Linde to investigate. As they work to uncover clues, they face resistance from an elite world where nothing but appearance matters.
When the rich and powerful inhabitants of Sweden’s idyllic island getaway come under scrutiny, Thomas and Nora must work closely and secretively to seek justice.
She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.
Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .
What about your week – how has it been? What have you read?
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Surnday 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.