Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 17/11/19

What a week. I can’t believe it has actually been seven days since my last weekly update as it seems to have flown by. I haven’t done a lot of reading again, but I have been trying (in vain) to keep up with NaNo, as well as attending a book launch and generally enjoying life. Who knew that was possible?

I have Groot

So, Thursday saw Mandie and I head back down to London for another Orenda book launch. This week it was the turn of Susi Holliday and Will Carver for the brilliant Violet and Nothing Important Happened Today at Goldsboro Books. It was a lovely evening and great to catch up with old friends again. I am always grateful for an invite to a book launch, but most definitely when it is an Orenda book.

I also received a little book post this week in the form of The Pact by Amy Heydenrych from Zaffre and Grace is Gone by Emily Elgar from Sphere. Both very exciting sounding books that I look forward to reading.

Order wise I have picked up a couple and thrown in a pre-order. Pre order was for Hysteria by LJ Ross, the next Alexander Gregory novel. I bought 17 Church Row by James Carol on Audible, The Hangman’s Hold by Michael Wood and, the surprise release of the week – First Blood by Angela Marsons. You do not know how much I wanted to scream about that one!

One book off Netgalley – Sarah Pinborough’s Dead to Her and that was my lot. Well, aside from buying Violet and Nothing Important Happened Today for the launch obviously.

Books I have read

Death Deserved – Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst

Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series…

Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number ‘one’ has been pinned to the TV.

Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the missing-persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully calculated … evidence of a bigger picture that he’s just not seeing…

Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a merciless killer with a flare for the dramatic, and thirst for attention.
Trouble is, he’s just got his first taste of it…

Only one book finished this week, but I have had a lot of fun so can be forgiven. And it is a bloody good book. My only regret is that I now have to wait ages for the next one. I tore through this but didn’t want it to end.

A full week on the blog, including the surprise reveal of First Blood – recap below:

#Review – A Deathly Silence – Jane Isaac
#Review – The Bowery Slugger – Leopold Borstinski
#Review – The Best Of You – Sophie-Leigh Robbins
#Review – First Blood – Angela Marsons
#Review – The Quiet Girls – JM Hewitt

We’ve quite a busy week ahead with tours for The Snow Killer by Ross Greenwood; Highest Lives by Gordon Brown; Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver, and Violet by SJI Holliday, plus a couple of catch up reviews from Mandie.

I’ve a quiet week ahead so will be catching up on my writing. A bit of a trip oop north for work, but nothing book related so expect normal boring nothingness to resume next week. In the meantime – here are the kitties sleeping on the job as always.

Have a fab week all.

Jen

2 thoughts on “Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 17/11/19

  1. After a busy week you must relish just looking at those kitties. Watching a cat sleep can be very calming.
    Sounds like a great Orenda gathering. Jealous because not many bookish events happen near where I live.

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