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.

Insidious by Catherine Coulter

The FBI team of Dillon and Savich are back!

Insidious (An FBI Thriller Book 20) by [Coulter, Catherine]

Blurb:

Insidious is the twentieth thriller in #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter’s FBI series. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.

Venus Rasmussen, a powerful woman who runs the international conglomerate Rasmussen Industries, believes someone is poisoning her. After Savich and Sherlock visit with her, someone attempts to shoot her in broad daylight. Who’s trying to kill her and why? A member of her rapacious family, or her grandson who’s been missing for ten years and suddenly reappears? Savich and Sherlock must peel away the layers to uncover the incredible truth about who would target Venus.

Meanwhile, Special Agent Cam Wittier leaves Washington for Los Angeles to work with local Detective Daniel Montoya to lead the hunt for the Starlet Slasher, a serial killer who has cut the throats of five young actresses. When a sixth young actress is murdered, Cam comes to realize the truth might be closer than she’d ever want to believe.

Reading one of the FBI Series is like getting two stories for the price of one. Dillon and Savich are working hard to find out exactly who wants Venus dead and why. There is no shortage of dispicable people in her own family and I turned to my friend on Chapter 36 and said “I am saying right now_______ did it”. You sure he says? Yep.

Cam Wittier is one of my favorite characters and this one had me stumped. Let’s just say I was so wrong about both outcomes!

Reading Coulter’s books are always read in one sitting. The characters have become old friends after all these years.

I would always recommend her books!

I FOUND YOU A Novel by Lisa Jewell

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Lisa Jewell is one of those authors who never disappoints. And this is no exception!

Living in Yorkshire, single mom, Alice looks out her window to find a man sitting on the beach staring into the sea. He hasn’t moved. At all. Even when the rain started. He has no idea how he got here or even who he is. But Alice takes him in the same way she takes in homeless dogs. With no husband and 3 kids to care for, she should be a little more cautious bringing strange men into her house, but that’s not Alice.

At the same time 21 year old Lily Monrose has been married to her adoring husband for only a few weeks when he just doesn’t come home one night. Lily knows no one in this foreign place. When she goes to the police she finds out her husband doesn’t exist.

Told from alternating points of view and time, the book is a thrill ride from beginning to end. There were so many twists and turns and odd characters. Most lovable but some not so much.

Will ‘Frank’ get his memory back? Will Lily find her husband? And what connects them all? I must admit I cried like a baby in the end.

I would have no problem recommending this book!  It will be released April of 2017!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa Jewell (born 19th July 1968, Middlesex, London) is a popular British author of chick lit fiction. Her books include Ralph’s Party, Thirtynothing and most recently 31 Dream Street. She lives in Swiss Cottage, London with her husband Jascha and daughters Amelie Mae (born 2003) and Evie Scarlett (born 2007).

HOME by Harlan Coben

Home by [Coben, Harlan]

Myron and Win are back…and you know there’s going to be trouble! Win is still searching for his cousin’s son who along with another 6 year old disappeared 10 years ago. When Win spots one of the boys, Patrick, in London, he knows it’s time to call in his buddy, Myron.
Good to see the gang back together. All determined to find out where the other missing boy is and if this Patrick is actually the one that was kidnapped. His mother is guarding him like a pit bull, not cooperating well with Myron and team, so Myron pulls in Mickey and his friends Ema and Spoon. Who knows teenagers best? Other teenagers. This was probably my favorite side of Myron. When he is with his nephew’s friends and they are all working together.

Bottom line…who is this boy and where is the other one? Someone knows and people will die. As always Coben has given us a really good mystery that leads to questions we all hope we never have to answer. What would you have done?

At first I though this would be like Coben’s The Five which was aired on Sky TV last year and it was amazing!!! But no, this was a totally different story. He is just that good.

I hope we see more of Win! He is my favorite book character!

THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by [Ware, Ruth]

Book Blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

Lo Blacklock is a travel writer and while she has not had the best past few days, having been burgled, and gotten totally drunk right before leaving on a cruise around Norway on board The Aurora, an expensive yacht, built for smaller groups of 10 or less.

As the other passengers arrive, it felt rather like an Agatha Christie tale. On a ship that no one can leave.

The first night on board Lo is once again drunk and wakes suddenly by a noise next door. Is that blood on the glass? Was that a body?

Even after everyone looks into it and no one seems to be missing from the boat, she will not let it go. Of course no one believes her, part of that probably being that she was drunk and on medication.

The problem is the same issue I had with Girl on a Train. Lo is just not a likable person. None of these people are except maybe the boyfriend. Also the ending left a lot of questions for me that weren’t addressed in the book. It left me questioning how some of it could even be realistic. And obviously I am not alone.

When I was finished I thought, Well that was Girl on a Train on a Boat!