Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 01/09/19

Well August went by quickly didn’t it? Only seems like five minutes since I was making plans to head to Bute Noir and now I’m on countdown to Bloody Scotland and Capital Crime. How on earth did that happen?

So as you can see, this week’s walk was not quite so bright and beautiful. Monday, Mandie and I braved the Wrekin, the hill/mini mountain which dominates the skyline around Telford. It was nice that it wasn’t so warm, but the views were uninspiring (top middle). We braved the town park after work on Tuesday and it was a little overcast but stayed dry, our views this time being geese, a rabbit and a magpie. Oh and some Dinosaurs but that’s another story …

Nothing especially bookish happened this week other than I read some. Yippee. Can’t tell you a lot about the one as it’s not having its official reveal until Friday, but it’s book eight in a series and it fabulous so, there you go. Sunday saw me join Mandie as her cheer squad as she took on the annual Spitfire 10k at RAF Cosford. She loves it, I prefer the watching. She did get a fab medal and t-shirt, a very red face, and a bit of free advertising for the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers though so it’s all good.

I bought a book this week – go me – Lin Anderson’s Time For The Dead. Netgalley wise I had two titles – Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza and The Roommates by Rachel Sargeant. No book post so that was my lot.

Books I have read

Death’s Door by Paul Finch

Obsession makes the heart grow fonder . . .

When a stalking case lands on DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg’s desk it seems pretty straightforward.

But when Heck discovers that the victim lives in the same house that a young woman was brutally murdered in six years earlier, instinct tells him that it’s not so simple after all

Before long Heck is entangled in something far more dangerous than he had expected. In a race against the clock, can Heck and Gemma stop history from repeating itself – or will they end up getting caught in the crossfire?

The Sunday Times bestseller returns with a heart pounding short story that fans of M.J. Arlidge and Stuart MacBride won’t be able to put down.

Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza

Kate Marshall was a rising star in the London Metropolitan police force. Young, ambitious and with a keen sense of justice, she solved several high-profile murder cases.

But when Kate was tasked with tracking down a vicious serial killer, even her sharp instincts couldn’t help her find him – until he found her.

Sixteen years after her narrow escape, Kate lives a quiet life on the English coast, though her years with the police are still with her. And when one day she receives a letter from someone in her past, she is pulled back into the twisted mind of a murderer she knows only too well – and into a case only she can solve.

And that’s all I can tell you about. Busy enough week on the blog. Recap below:

#Review: Dead Guilty – Michelle Davies
#Preview: Capital Crime
#Review: Silent Heroes – Patricia Furstenberg
#Review: The Art of Dying – Ambrose Parry
#Review: In A House Of Lies – Ian Rankin
#Extract: Here to Stay – Mark Edwards

The week ahead is a mix of tours, cover reveals and reviews. I have tours for In The Absence of Miracles by Michael J Malone; The Nursery by Asia MacKay; The Serial Daters Shopping List by Morgen Bailey; Blood Song by Johana Gustawsson; and The Sleepover by Carol Wyer. It’s going to be . a brilliant week.

So that was it really. My week in a nutshell. Shorter than my normal rambles but then I’ve not done a lot have I? Still, there are always the kitty pics to look forward to. This is Rory, my chest warmer.

Have a fabulous week all. I’m off to a book launch later in the week, so maybe I’ll have something a little more interesting to tell you on the recap post.

Happy reading.


4 thoughts on “Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 01/09/19

  1. I always enjoy your weekly posts Jen. You and Mandie seem so physically active… reading about your wanders quite tires me out.
    Rory looks as though she’d be a more than an adequate ‘chest warmer’. I wish I could borrow her for a few days. Take care.

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