What’s on the TBR List for Next Week

Two Nights: A Novel by [Reichs, Kathy]      #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller—featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past.

Product Details Following the incredible success of Sara Blaedel’s #1 international bestsellers The Forgotten Girls and The Killing Forest, Louise Rick–head of the police department’s elite Special Search Agency charged with missing persons cases–returns in Sara’s latest twist-filled suspense novel…

The Red Hunter: A Novel by [Unger, Lisa]   What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this buzzworthy new standalone thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…

These are the 3 I’m working on this weekend.  Birthday Week was a success. It can be tough competing with Cinco de Mayo ( which I am not sure why we celebrate here) but we got the job done and  one of my favorite writers released her new book yesterday  and I found a gift waiting on Amazon for it! Thank you so much Leanne!

So what is everyone else reading over the week-end? I need to real more YA fiction so if you have some recommendations please share them with me!

 

xx Patricia bookhaul

 

Really, Can You Ever Have Too Many Books? ( The answer is no, shhh)

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Yesterday was opening book gifts! There are actually more as some were Kindle editions. But these will keep me out of trouble for a while at least.

After the fiasco at the Phone Store, yesterday was perfect. OU Boy was home and washed my hair so I didn’t get any water in my new eye, which I am calling Drew now. Anyway, this man gives a mean head wash! I was like a cat purring it felt so good! So thanks for that!

We went out to lunch to a new pizza place. It was one of those experiences where you say, Well, we did that. Let’s not do it again. The pizza was really nice, but the televisions were all over but they were all muted so some canned music  could pump over the speakers. Really ticked me off as ESPN was on.

I think someone did some grocery shopping because there is food in the refrigerator. I know it wasn’t me though as I was otherwise engaged. I was reading a book by a self published author because someone asked me to as a favor. I won’t be doing that again.

Today, all my birthday people have left. Here I am all alone, with no supervision. So I am going to pop on my headphones and listen to my fellow Georgia Girl, Karin Slaughter’s book on audio while I try really hard to paint my toenails.

I hope your May is off to a good start. I know all of you gardeners are busy doing gardening things and the farmers are seeing new life born every day now, and I am just thankful that I can just lay around the pool in the sunshine being lazy.

xx Patriciabirthdaystuff

The Devil’s Country by Harry Hunsicker

Mr. Hunsicker brings us The Devil’s Country..The Drifter along with publishers Thomas & Mercer.

The Devil's Country

Former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines didn’t come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone. Moving from place to place seems to be the only thing that eases the pain of his family’s violent end.

But a chance encounter outside a bar forces him to rescue a terrified woman and her children from mysterious attackers. When the woman turns up murdered the next day—her children missing—Arlo becomes the primary suspect in exactly the same type of crime he is trying desperately to forget.

Haunted by the fate of his family, and with the police questioning the existence of the dead woman’s children, Arlo decides it’s his duty to find them. The question is, just how deep will he have to sink into the dusty secrets of Piedra Springs to save them and clear his name?

Arlo really just wants to be left alone to read his book and enjoy a drink. He doesn’t have any business here in Piedra Springs. It’s just another spot the bus stopped and he got off for a bit.

He’s not a Texas Ranger anymore and since his family was murdered as well as the crooked cops who killed them the last thing he wants to do is get involved in the shady business going on in this little nowhere of a town.

But with the chance encounter with Molly and her children he knows he can’t leave until those children are found. When he is joined by a sort of disgraced former reporter, trying desperately  to find her own niece who she knows is with a very strange cult which has set up shop in a former prison, they join forces.

To me the best suspense thrillers are the ones that when you are finished you can say Whoa! this could actually be happening right now and probably is. The character development is great. I wanted these two and the few helping them to succeed.

This is the first Hunsicker book I have read, but it will not be the last!!

P

The Trophy Taker A D.C. Stafford Novel By Sarah Flint

The Trophy Taker by Sarah Flint

This is the second of the D.C. Charlotte Stafford mysteries, based out of London. Charlie has been trying to get scum like Cornell Miller off the street and this time it looks as though the charges may stick.When that doesn’t happen, Charlie will have to put Cornell on the back burner as she and the entire department must know look for a killer who is even worse than Cornell.
As Charlie and team delve into the bodies being left in cemeteries, all with the same general MO, hearts ripped out and tossed carelessly on the ground, items left in the cavities and one ring finger missing on each victim, Cornell goes on his own crime spree and Charlie is hoping she can still get him behind bars. But there is only so much Charlie can do.

Everyone is keeping some kind of secret, but is any of it worth murdering to keep quiet about it?
Will Charlie end up on a slab before she can figure out who is behind these killings? It will keep you guessing!

Flint’s descriptions are great, and her characters are pretty well developed.

As far as my own opinion, the book seemed to go at a pretty steady pace and then at the end things just were over. I would have liked to have seen a little more depth in the characters.

Emotional Reading on a Monday

Some of the things I’m reading.The first one Sing,Unburied,Sing by Jesmyn Ward is making my heart bleed right now. It really is difficult to read about certain times in the history of our nation and this book is one of those. I have a feeling this one is going to be big!

Have yourself a Happy Little Monday!

xx Patricia   dec123

Bone Maker By D.F.Bailey

Will Finch Mystery Thriller Series Book One

Bone Maker: Will Finch Mystery Thriller Series Book 1 by [Bailey, D. F.]

*** Bone Maker is a Whistler Independent Book Award Finalist ***

A death in the wilderness. A woman mourns alone. A reporter works a single lead. Following a family tragedy that has broken his spirit, crime reporter Will Finch returns to his news desk in San Francisco eager to reboot his career and renew his lease on life.

When he’s assigned to cover the grisly death of a witness to a multi-million dollar bitcoin fraud, Finch discovers some troubling complications: A Mercedes-Benz abandoned in the wilderness. A wounded bear. A cop who rules a remote town with an iron fist. And the witness’s fiancée — a US senator’s daughter — knows there’s something mysterious about her lover’s death. But what?

If you have an appetite for organized crime series, you’ll love this new crime trilogy. Add a slice of noir novels, the juice of steamy PI mysteries, the zest of a financial thriller series. Soon you’ll be stewing in this new technothriller trilogy — and begging for more.

Inspired by true events, Bone Maker is the first thriller in this series of noir crime novels — a crime trilogy that races from coastal Oregon to San Francisco, Moscow, Honolulu and Washington DC. It intersects the worlds of international finance, cryptocurrency software algorithms, and corruption that reaches from the US Senate to Turk Street in the Tenderloin District.

Be sure to read this gripping financial thriller series in order: Bone Maker, Stone Eater, Lone Hunter. All three books are available now.

Will Finch is a reporter. Who has had a really rough patch. Coming back into the office a week early, Will’s boss has just the story to help him ease himself back into the world of Internet Journalism.

Will is a great character. We want him to be okay, to get to the bottom of the man who was supposedly eaten by a bear. In a small town where everyone knows what you’re doing before you finish doing it, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe.

Why is the Mercedes not being impounded by the Sheriff? Who is really behind the death of this witness?

This one went round and round and I did not like the Sheriff from the first scene. He felt like a bully. This book was full of plot twists and turns but we wouldn’t expect anything less from D.F.Bailey.

This is Book 1 in the series and the other two are out also. Check him out Here .

WRONG NUMBER by Carys Jones *Release Day*!

Wrong Number

A missing husband. Mysterious calls. And the biggest lie of them all.
Read with caution – you may never want to answer your phone again…

Will and Amanda Thorne are living the dream until, one day, their phone rings. Within 24 hours, Will is missing and Amanda’s world is shattered. Who was on the phone? Where has Will gone?

Amanda is determined to find her husband and is drawn into a world of drug dealers, criminal masterminds and broken promises.

As the truth becomes clearer, she has to face the terrible possibility that she may never have known her husband at all…

So that is the Book Blurb for Wrong Number, which is new out this month.

This book reminded me of the duck swimming placidly on a pond, while underneath the water his little duck feet are churning furiously, I wanted to see more of what was under the water.

After I finished the book I went back and re-read the Blurb.  Mainly because I figured this out after the first wrong number call. And there was just one. Not a string of mysterious calls. While billed as a psychological thriller, I didn’t care enough about the character for it to be thrilling.

It’s very difficult to review this one without telling you the story. As a whole, I didn’t feel it was a waste of my time to read it. I would have liked to have more backstory on the characters since their pasts heavily influenced the plot.

Thank You Netgalley.