Stacking the Shelves: 7th October, 2017

STSsmallOnce 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.

So, after a few weeks where I requested a lot of books on Netgalley and now have to try and read them all (a few are already past due – argh!), I have stayed away from review copies and kept myself to picking up a couple of books from either the library or kindle unlimited (that way, if I don’t get round to reading them, no – well not much – guilt!).  Here’s what I picked up…

I am watching youWhat would it take to make you intervene?

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.

A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear for her life.

Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna’s friends and family might have something to hide. Anna’s best friend, Sarah, hasn’t been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night—and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.

Someone knows where Anna is—and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.

Find on: Goodreads / Amazon UK / Amazon US

From a new release (I Am Watching You was released 1st October) to an older book that I have been meaning to read for ages…

Lost GirlsTwo girls go missing. Only one will return.
The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.

And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.

Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…

Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price?

Find on: Goodreads / Amazon UK / Amazon US

And that’s it for me this week.  What about you – what did you add to the shelves, virtual and otherwise?

Emma x


  1. Gotta love a good mystery story! Hope you enjoy them. And ahahaha, I know that Netgalley problem — it’s got chronic for me, I’m always catching up.

    My STS.

    1. I can’t resist…and there are so many good ones on netgalley!

  2. Oh I hear you on getting behind, I have recently declined some because while I would normally be interested I just have too much on my plate but yep if you get it on your own you can take your time without deadlines 😉 Enjoy and I hope you get caught up! My Shelf

    1. It makes me feel guilty when I miss a release date so I need to catch up and, yes, getting books from the library etc. help take the pressure off.

  3. These books look interesting. I hope you enjoy them 🙂

    My STS

    1. Me too 😜

  4. They sound great. I hope you enjoy them. I’ve been avoiding NetGalley these last two months but I’m starting to miss it. Yeah, I know I’m in trouble. 🙈
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁❤️

    1. Me too. My problem is when I post a review I can’t resist taking a look at what’s new.

  5. I am very excited that I have only two more NetGalley books to read, and both will be released in November…so some breathing room! I wonder if I can control the urge to go over there and browse?

    Your two books look good…I am always up for mysteries about missing people. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I think my problem was I didn’t expect to get approved for them all – then I did. No more though till I’m under control!

  6. Lost Girls looks awesome. Hope you love them all!

    1. I hope it’s as good as the others in the series x

  7. Those look like two good thrillers. I will try to get I Am Watching You, but Lost Girls would be too traumatic for me. As a parent, I can’t deal with children in danger books. Have a great week.

    1. They do don’t they? No, books with children in danger aren’t for everyone but this is the next in a series I am trying to catch up on and I feel I need to read it.

  8. I understand that NetGalley guilt all too well. I have a copy of I Am Watching You and am looking forward to reading it. Lost Girls sounds really good too. I hope you enjoy both! Have a great week!

    1. I really think there should be a support group for Netgalley addict. It is lethal. We’ll have to compare notes of I Am Watching You.

  9. I really want to read I’m Watching You. I hope you enjoy both books 🙂

    1. It sounds good doesn’t it? And I love the cover.

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  11. I’ve seen that first one around. I’ve also done well – only picked up one book this week! Have a great week reading these 🙂

    1. There are weeks where no books would be good or me but there is always at least one!

  12. You new books look great. I hope you enjoy them. Have a wonderful and happy reading. 😁❤️

    1. Don’t they? I feel quite excited now I’m out of my reading slump.

      1. Yay, glad to hear that! Books are really magical. 😁❤️

  13. Both of these look like they will keep you at the edge of your seat. Enjoy.

    1. They’d better!

  14. You always have such great looking thrillers! I want both of these. I’m trying to take a break from NetGalley but it’s so hard. They always seem to put up a whole bunch of books I can’t resist all at once.

    1. If only they were all as good as they looked. Netgalley just feels out of control at the moment…I figure I have five books to read to get back on track so I need to get going!

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