Once 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.
Last week, as a bit of an odd one where I kept starting books then finding it difficult to finish them. I now have three books half-finished, which is so not like me, but no real desire to get to the fully-finished stage. I ended up in the library, my favourite place, looking for anything that might get me out of the reading rut. I’m not sure if I’ve succeeded, but here’s what I picked up….First up I got Into the Water by Paula Hawkins because I loved The Girl on the Train and this has been on my to read list since it came out, I just haven’t gotten round to buying it.
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.
Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.
But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.
And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .
Then I picked up a book I know nothing about but loved the cover and title of…
Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.
Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?
Sometimes it’s better not to know.
And then, finally, I picked up a short story by a favourite author, M J Arlidge, and about a favourite character, Detective Erika Foster. This, if nothing else, should spark my reading surely?
Fresh out of Police College, 18-year-old WPC Helen Grace is the first to arrive on the scene of a fatal collision. Her colleagues see nothing amiss, convinced that the young man’s death was a tragic accident. But Helen is not so sure.
Who is their mystery victim? Why would he risk life and limb running across a busy highway? And what might he have been running from?
There’s a dark secret lurking amid the quiet fields of Hampshire, one that Helen is determined to uncover.
In this ebook novella, rookie Helen Grace discovers what it’s like to be a woman in a man’s world, facing impossible odds as she races against time to save vulnerable lives.
And that’s it for this week. What about you? What did you stack the shelves with?