Blood Lines by Angela Marsons. The latest in the brilliant DI Kim Stone series courtesy of NetGalley. Due out 4 November.
A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.
When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.
Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.
As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…
The Mountain in my Shoe by Louise Beech. Thanks to Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books for kindly noting this was on my wishlist and granting it.
A missing boy. A missing book. A missing husband. A woman who must find them all to find herself. On the night Bernadette finally has the courage to tell her domineering husband that she’s leaving, he doesn’t come home. Neither does Conor, the little boy she’s befriended for the past five years. Also missing is his lifebook, the only thing that holds the answers. With the help of Conor’s foster mum, Bernadette must face her own past, her husband’s secrets and a future she never dared imagine in order to find them all. Exquisitely written and deeply touching, The Mountain in My Shoe is both a gripping psychological thriller and a powerful and emotive examination of the meaning of family … and just how far we’re willing to go for the people we love
Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst – 99p
Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems.
It’s her job, as a psychiatrist – and it’s always been her role as a friend.
But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one that Karen helps.
But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should know.
And Karen is starting to wonder if she should have let her in . . .
The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James. A novel featuring a Yorkshire based book club for 99p just had to be bought.
Secrets never stay buried for long…
Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid…
Luna Bay hasn’t changed much in the eight years she has spent in London. The little Yorkshire village is still just as beautiful, but the new pub landlord is a gorgeous addition to the scenery!
Lucy only intended to stay for a day, yet when she discovers that Nana Lily has not only left her a cottage but also ‘The Broken Hearts Book Club’, Lucy is intrigued. Her Nana never have mentioned the club and Lucy can’t wait to get started, but walking into her first meeting she is more aware than ever that her past is finally catching up with her.
One way or another, Lucy must finally face the past she left behind – or spend the rest of her life on the run…
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan. Previously published as Burnt Paper Sky and down to 99p
In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skilful as The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go. Will also appeal to fans of The Missing.
Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.
But what really happened that fateful afternoon?
Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?
The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Strangers by Peter Finch. Publised this week and receiving lots of blogging support so a steal at 99p
Unknown, alone, and fearing for your life.
As PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is.
But, on the trail of a prolific female serial killer, there’s no other option – and these murders are as brutal as they come.
Lucy must step into the line of fire – a stranger in a criminal underworld that butchers anyone who crosses the line.
And, unknown to Lucy, she’s already treading it…
Candles and Roses by Alex Walters. Another new release receiving praise and only 99p
Who will live and who will die?
DI Alec McKay is a man haunted by the loss of his daughter. As he obsesses over a missing person case that is going nowhere, McKay’s investigation is interrupted when bodies start appearing on the Scottish Black Isle. Soon McKay and his team start to identify a disturbing pattern behind the killings.
Why are candles and roses placed around the bodies?
What is this twisted murderer trying to achieve?
While the police follow their own leads, a young woman who discovered the first victim begins an investigation of her own.
As the case unfolds McKay will be forced to face his own demons.
To catch the killer McKay must discover the true motive and untangle the web of truth and lies.
Charity Shop Purchases
A Summer of Love by Michela O’Brien
Echoes of Justice by JJ Franklin
Crimson Shore by Gillian E Hamer
On Laughton Moor by Lisa Hartley
So You Think You’re a Celebrity … Chef? by Caroline James
The Jeweller’s Skin by Ruth Valentine
I love the sound of The Mountain in my Shoe. I have a few of your others from Netgalley still to read – oops.
I didn’t realise just how restrained I had been this week. Here are my paltry few:
Candles and Roses by Alex Walters (99p)
Scare Me by Richard Parker (Netgalley)
The Jeweller’s Skin by Ruth Valentine (free)
The Secret by Katerina Diamond (Netgalley)
The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory (99p)
You have been a good girl, that doesn’t bode well for next week 😉
You’re right. I’ve already acquired 4/5 of last week’s total in one day.
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I also like the sound of The Mountain in My Shoe! Hadn’t heard of it so thanks
Can’t possibly add more books to my TBR, but Candles and Roses sounds great!!
I shouldn’t be adding more either but it never seems to stop me 😊
Hi Jill, thanks for following my new blog! I’m enjoying reading your reviews
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Thanks Renee and good luck with the blog. Mine will have been running for a year next month, but I’m not prolific in blogging terms as I really just stick to reviews. I think the key is do what suits you.
Thanks for the advice, I’ll be focused on reviews and recommendations as well. Congrats on your upcoming year anniversary!
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