Hello All and welcome to another Sunday. I hope everyone’s had a good week. Mine wasn’t too bad. I was away a couple of days with work but no overnight stays or really long days, which makes me happy. On the home front, we finally got snow this week, which I was very excited about because I love the stuff. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the downfall promised and was gone in a day. Still, it was nice to wake up to and I’m hoping for more this week.
There’s also an unfortunately when it comes to my reading this week – I got hardly any done thanks to the fact that all my favourite TV shows seem to be back on air. There’s Sherlock, Silent Witness, Grimm and Nashville (my guilty pleasure is country music, I just can’t help myself) plus a new Tom Hardy show called Taboo that I am really enjoying. Who has time to read? Hopefully me this week!
I did, however, manage to get some reviews and other posts written…
On Monday, I reviewed Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land, one of the “it” books of the moment I think. I really enjoyed it, though it is a hard read given the subject matter that includes child abuse and murder. Told through the eyes of the killer’s 15 year old daughter it was an interesting take and also a chilling one.
On Tuesday, I introduced my latest read Liar Liar by M J Arlidge, the fourth in the Helen Grace series. I did manage to finish it in between TV shows and enjoyed it with a review to follow this week. It’s a great series with a great central character who I am slightly in love with.
On Wednesday, I reviewed Wedlock by Wendy Moore, the true story of Mary Eleanor Bowes and how she escaped an abusive marriage during a time (Georgian England) when women were considered their husband’s property. This is a story that you would say was too far-fetched if it was presented as fiction, which makes it all the more fascinating because it all happened.
On Thursday, I reviewed The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, which was nice and spooky and also a real page turner as a lawyer looks to discover just how the crew and passengers of a luxury yacht disappeared without a trace whilst it was at sea.
On Friday, I took part in Feature and Follow – a great way to find new bloggers to follow – and shared my Best and Worst Reads of 2016, perfect timing as I’ve been working on a new page that reviews books based on my ratings. There were plenty of books fresh in my mind as a result – though it was hard to narrow it down to the best.
Book wise, I was really excited to get Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary in the post this week…always a nice surprise when a book shaped envelope arrives.
Sometimes staying silent is the only way to survive
‘You only ever ask that. Why did I do it? You never ask what they did.’
The winter cold is biting, and a series of assaults is pulling DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake out into the frosty, mean streets of London far more than they’d like. The attacks seem random, but when Marnie’s family home is ransacked, there are signs that the burglary can have only been committed by a child – and someone who knows all about her. It will take a prison visit to her foster brother, Stephen, to help Marnie see the connections – and to force both her and Noah to face the truth about the creeping, chilling reaches of a troubled upbringing. For how can a damaged child really leave their past behind them?
I also went on a bit of a 99p binge on amazon, picking up three books (links to good reads)
They are all books or authors that have been on my TBR for a while now so I am looking forward to reading all of them. What about you – what has your week (reading and otherwise) been like?
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.