Here’s my round up of stacking the Shelves hosted by http://tyngasreviews.com/, it’s a round up of some of the books I have received over the last week. It’s my first stacking the shelves for 2016, and already I have some fantastic books to read and review
The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft
Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.
A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.
Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them.
Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace – and can Simone trust her?
When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her daughter and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.
Simone is inching closer to the truth but it’ll take her into dangerous and disturbing territory.
Simone lost her baby. Will she lose her life trying to find her?
Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Siglufjorour: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thor Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik – with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life.
An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness – blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.
Night blind by Ragnar Jonasson
The peace of a close-knit Icelandic community is shattered by the murder of a policeman – shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic waters closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik where someone is being held against their will
The Final Seven by Erica Spindler
The first Saturday in July. A missing woman. The number seven carved into her door. The countdown has begun . . .
Detective Micki Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn’t need a partner, especially an irreverent charmer like Detective Zach Harris, who’s fresh out of an ‘experimental’ FBI training programme. And Micki’s assignment, to keep Zach alive while he fights crime using his special skills, is not what she signed up for. But the decision’s been made and there’s nothing she can do about it.
Micki soon realises that there’s more to her partner than meets the eye – and there’s more at stake than just catching bad guys and closing cases. Because there’s a new kind of evil lurking, something more cunning than she’s ever encountered before. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.
As another victim goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki acknowledges a terrifying truth: they might not make it. This time the evil they’re facing might destroy them all . . .
Full of twists and drama, The Final Seven is a compulsive and heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
Books I’ve bought
Get Even by Martina Cole
Playing grown-ups, the future is theirs for the taking.
Sharon Conway and Lenny Scott are childhood sweethearts. Everyone says they are too young, but nothing can keep them apart. Sharon doesn’t question Lenny’s business dealings and it isn’t long before his reputation as a hard man destined for the top means they are living the good life with their sons.
It leaves a stain on her heart for ever.
But one night Lenny doesn’t come home. It isn’t the first time he has gone AWOL. But it is his last. He is found murdered – beaten to death in an act of brutality that shocks even the police. And Sharon never knows why.
Old wounds will surface.
Now, twenty years later, Sharon has found out the truth. Such a crime cannot go unpunished. Revenge is long overdue. The time has come to…
In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
You can’t bury the truth forever . . .
Bampton, Derbyshire, January 1978.
Two girls go missing:
Rachel Jones returns, Sophie Jenkins is never found.
Thirty years later:
Sophie Jenkins’s mother commits suicide.
Rachel Jones has tried to put the past behind her and move on with her life. But news of the suicide re-opens old wounds and Rachel realises that the only way she can have a future is to finally discover what really happened all those years ago.
This is a story about loss and family secrets, and how often the very darkest secrets are those that are closest to you
please feel free to leave a comment about the books you are reading, or what books you are hoping to read this month