Hello Monday, What’s Everyone Reading This Week?

Surprise Me Coming in February!

 

Daughters of the Storm (Blood and Gold, #1) Coming March 6, 2018

The Undertaker's Daughter (Untitled #1)  Coming February 6, 2018

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters Coming December 5, 2018

Two Girls Down Coming January of 2018

These are my books for the week. What have you got on your TBR list today? I really need some suggestions on series for 13-year-old girls. Preferably a series. She’s going to be grounded a long time with no phone.

xx  Patricia    Enjoy this Clean Slate Monday!

 

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Don’t Tell A Soul by D.K.Hood

Don't Tell a Soul (Detectives Kane and Alton #1)

Small town. Big crimes. Dark secrets.
A wave of panic rushed over her as her heart pounded hard enough to break her ribs. ‘Not a soul knows where I am,’ she thought as she took in the darkness around her. 

Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane arrive in the town of Black Rock Falls, each hoping to escape their past for a new beginning. But instead, they find a town living in terror, and a killer on the loose…

Samantha Woodward was last seen driving towards Black Rock Falls to buy a house for her family. They haven’t heard from her since, and they fear for her life.

John Helms headed to town to watch a big game, but nobody knows if he made it or not. He was never seen again.

When a body is found, and Jenna’s life is threatened, she and her deputy become caught in a race against time to find a brutal killer, and to unlock the secret that lies at the dark heart of the town before it is too late…

This was a fast paced thriller with a tight timeline. Small towns harboring horrific secrets. And some grisly murders.

I had some issues with the main characters. When we first meet Sheriff Jenna Alton, someone has slammed into her cruiser and left her spinning in the snow. When a face shows up at the window she isn’t aware the man coming to her rescue is her new Deputy Sheriff Kane.

She is strong, former FBI undercover, a woman who has been given a new identity and plopped down in a tiny Montana town after her partner was killed by the drug kingpin she testified against. She is a strong, capable officer and woman.

It seemed like when she met Kane, she turned into a simpering female who was now leaving her alarms off, her curtains open and not carrying her phone. Helpless. Until he rushes in to rescue her from certain death.

I was all prepared for a crime thriller with a strong female lead and that’s not what I got.

Netgalley/Bookouture October 30th release.

Nora Roberts and The Dirt Road Dixie Roadshow!

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Saturday! I’m so glad you finally got here! There are a gazillion Fall Festivals today. But before that can begin, it’s Nora Roberts time! At Full Circle Books today so head on over and meet her and other great authors!

If you can make it check out the Dirt Road Dixie Roadshow featuring Pop Up Shops. Shopping, Eating, stuff for the kids and the pets! On Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon!

xx Patricia

 

 

The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney

The Lost Child (Detective Lottie Parker, #3)

They placed me in here and threw away the key. I look down at the gown they’ve put on me. I want my own clothes. I don’t know how long I’ve been here.

An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim’s daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family…

Two days later as a nearby house is set on fire and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie’s father before he took his own life.

With little knowledge of what really happened to her father, Lottie knows this is a case that could give her some answers. But how much does she want to know? And how far is Lottie prepared to dig to uncover the truth?

This is the third book in the series with DI Parker. Lottie. Lottie has more issues than Vogue. With three kids and one grandson at home and Lottie working crazy cop hours and her husband dead, drinking and popping pills is just one of the many things in her life she is trying to get under control. And she is trying.

When she and Boyd catch this case nothing about it makes sense. There are so many twists and turns and What?? moments in this one I’m surprised I didn’t get whiplash!

Once I started this one I had to finish it. I had to find out if we are finally going to get to see Lottie with her head on straight, the truth about her father’s death, maybe a little romance along the way. And I was not disappointed. Shocked? Oh yes!

This one will keep you on the edge and trying to figure out who is a killer and who is just plain crazy.  And as it goes in life, secrets kept always come to light and Lottie may not want to know some of these secrets.

Well Done!

Netgalley/Bookouture  October 27, 2017

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

Don't Let Go by [Coben, Harlan]

Synopsis:

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for.

When Maura’s fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions—about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana—whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.

Harlan Coben is a master of this genre. His characters are one of the things that I love about his writing. They are all painfully human and real. Nat is a good one.

When Maura’s fingerprints turn up in a rental car, with a dead cop on the street. A dead cop who also was part of their high school group, Nat wants to know what’s going on and goes to the only real friend he has, Augie, whose daughter died with Nat’s brother.

Nat is completely clueless as to what happened but he knows people are dying and they all have one thing in common. You’ll have to read it to find out that one!

Nat is determined to find out what happened that night, no matter what the consequences. And trust me there are plot twists everywhere you look. As usual once I started the book I read it straight through while biting my fingernails.

There isn’t a whole lot I can say about Mr. Coben. I’ve read every one of his books and watched his ‘The Five’ on Sky TV. It’s also now available on Netflix and it is so good I’ve watched it three times.  How did I watch it on Sky when I live in the US? Well that’s when you have good friends who will Skype you and let you watch!

Great Sunday to read a Thriller and this a good one to start! Oh and guess who makes a guest appearance in this book? Yep! Myron!!

A Weeks Worth of Reading!

   From a writer who’s been praised for her intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls),The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.

    If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

 

 In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar, in violation of U.S. law, organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans on the luxury yacht Wanderer to Jekyll Island, Georgia. The four hundred survivors of the Middle Passage were sold into bondage. This was the first successful documented slave landing in the United States in about four decades and shocked a nation already on the path to civil war.

  Occupy Wall Street did not come from nowhere. It was part of a long history of riot, revolt, uprising, and sometimes even revolution that has shaped New York City. From the earliest European colonization to the present, New Yorkers have been revolting. Hard hitting, revealing, and insightful, Revolting New York tells the story of New York’s evolution through revolution, a story of near-continuous popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) uprising.

These are the ones I need to finish this week. Pretty diverse group there! But I’m sure they will be a nice change from the Biology portion of the new SAT books.

xx Patricia   Enjoy your read and let me know if you received any Netgalley reads I should jump on!

 

Titles Released Today!

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by [Coates, Ta-Nehisi]  Christmas at Two Love Lane by [Kramer, Kieran] The Dark Lake (Gemma Woodstock) by [Bailey, Sarah] The Ninja's Illusion (A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Book 5) by [Pandian, Gigi] Mary Jane's Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town America by [Gregory, Ted]

These are the books that were released today! And they are in the order in which I liked them.

The first one is powerful, raw, and one we should all read and think about. Number 2 is a charming Christmas story set in Charleston with the most lovable characters. Number 3 is scary as heck! Number 4 is set in Japan and is full of magic, illusion, murder and suspense! Number 5 was a story about a true murder, never solved however we didn’t hear as much about the murder and the people involved as we did about the author’s rambling drives through the countryside.

Pick up one on Amazon or try it out at your local library!

xx Patricia