I have surpassed myself this week are you ready? I read five, yes you read that right! Five whole full length books and just started on my sixth! This isn’t because I’ve finally found a pattern to fit in reading between work, I actually had an accident don’t panic I’m still in one piece just about!
I bought myself a lovely pair of wedges to wear out last Saturday night and all was well until I walked home twisted my foot in the bloody things and went down like a sack of spuds, apart from a bloody finger and a huge bruise on my foot and ankle I was fine, well until I got up the next morning in agony my neck went into spasm and has been ever since! Consequently I haven’t been able to work (no work no pay 😢) or do anything apart from read (always a silver lining I guess😂😂), mind you the meds I’m taking also make me really sleepy otherwise I would probably have read another book or two!
The moral of the story? I need to wear flat shoes at all time for my own safety, anyone looking for a pair of gorgeous pink wedges? Free to a good home 😂😂
Books I read this week
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
Each Little Lie by Tom Bale
The Lucky ones by Mark Edwards
The Serial Killer’s Daughter but Lesley Welsh
The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker
ARC’s I received this week
Two! I’m keeping well away from NetGalley at the moment as promised in last weeks post, but I did request Karin Slaughter’s new book The Good Daughter ages ago and finally got accepted (so that doesn’t count😂🙈).
I also got sent an ARC of Shadows by Conrad Jones, after reading Brick which I loved there was no way I could ignore this one
Suicide. Drugs. Murder.
DI Braddick is put on the case when a hijacked drug deal has resulted in murder and an eye witness goes missing. When victims are discovered strung up from the rafters of an abandoned fish factory, on the Anglesey coastline, the police are baffled as to what went on. A deserted trawler found at the scene helps Braddick put the pieces together.
Could this be the work of a notorious Russian crime family?
When an undercover officer goes missing everything points to an informer for the family and it is clear they will stop at nothing to the silence the leak and have their revenge.
As the body count rises Braddick will come to realise that no one is safe…
I’ve also still got my Amazon voucher but I’ve kept to my word and not bought any books yet! Although four of the books I read are from my NetGalley reads so I am slowly getting there!
The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No. 1 bestelling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.
Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father – Pikeville’s notorious defence attorney – devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.
Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself – the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again – and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised – Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case which can’t help triggering the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried for ever …
The Friend by Dorothy Koomson
What secret would you kill to keep?
After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school – the same school where Cece has unwittingly enrolled her children.
Already anxious about making friends when the parents seem so cliquey, Cece is now also worried about her children’s safety. By chance she meets Maxie, Anaya and Hazel, three very different school mothers who make her feel welcome and reassure her about her new life. That is until Cece discovers the police believe one of her new friends tried to kill Yvonne. Reluctant to spy on her friends but determined to discover the truth, Cece must uncover the potential murderer before they strike again . . .
The publishers kindly sent me a hardback copy of this book to #Giveaway. So keep your eyes peeled as I will running a little competition soon.
I also received a letter from the author which will be sent with book. The letter is printed on seeded paper, you put the paper in a pot with compost and watch the flowers grow🌻🌺🌸💐🌷 how cool is that? and will be included with the book.
Books I’m hoping to read this week
Last week on the book review café
What a busy week I had last week on my blog, and here’s a round up just in case you missed anything
**Blog Tour** Vile City by Jennifer Lee Thomson #AuthorQ&A
**My Book Of The Month** May 2017 | The Book Review Café
**Blog Tour** #BeMyKiller by Richard Parker #BookReview @Bookouture @Bookwalter | The Book Review Café
**Blog Tour** Body Breaker by Mike Craven #BookReview @caffeinenights @MWCravenUK | The Book Review Café
Brick by Conrad Jones #BookReview @bloodhoundbooks @ConradJones | The Book Review Café
Next week on the book review café
**Blog tour** The Lighterman by Simon Michael author interview
Fierce City by Gin Phillips #Review
The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker #Review
#TopFiveThursday is back with yet another awesome book blogger
I will be running a couple of #Giveaways next week as the for the following…..
A paperback copy of The Lighterman by Simon Michael
A Paperback copy of a Fierce Kingdom
Other news from the book review café
I’m not sure how long it’s been sat there as I don’t tend to look at my dashboard page on NetGalley I’m usually to busy salivating at all the wonderful books on there, but some how or other I managed to get my Top Reviewer badge which made my day.
I’m so pleased I’ve cut back on the blog tours I’ve actually turned down so many this week, even though they were for really fantastic books. It’s such a brilliant feeling to be able to pick and choose my own books with no time constraints.