Rewind, recap: weekly update w/e 08/11/20

Another week, another complete lack of anything interesting to say. This is the week that we (the English) went back into lockdown. We are still allowed out to exercise and to the old staying healthy thing, and with limited other reasons, but beyond that the message is to stay home. Not an issue as such for me, being anti-social and more of a home bod if I am honest, but nothing prompts a person to want to leave the house more than being told you aren’t supposed to. Bad news for Rory is that the vets are still open so, yes, she will still be having her annual inoculation this evening. Tough tits kitty.

Just the one ‘colleague’ this week, but it was the only one that mattered – Professor Henry Jones.

RIP Sean Connery

So, I had a relatively quiet week this week. No book post, not a bad thing. One e-title sent to me though – Those You Trust by B.A. Steadman. Thanks to the author for inviting me to review. It’s my first read of this week and can’t wait. Out later this month for those of you keeping watch. No new Netgalley books – I am being good and clearing down some of my current shelf. Three down this week, whoop whoop.

Because I am me and not happy unless I am doing something, aside from reading, my doing something this week entailed buying books. Some are giveaway titles so keep an eye on Jen Med’s Book Reviews on Twitter the next few Sundays as I think it’s quite a decent haul or two (or three, or four, or five). In addition to those, I purchased the following (pre-orders and regular buys): Into The Woods by David Mark; The Last Resort by Susi Holliday; Beartown by Fredrik Backman; Pine by Francine Toon; and the audiobooks of The Mitford Trial by Jessica Fellowes and The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton.

Books I have read

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver

Say goodbye to your problems
In pursuit of two armed fugitives in the wilderness of Washington State, unique investigator Colter Shaw witnesses a shocking suicide. This leads him to the Foundation – a cult that promises to transform peoples lives. But is there more to it than meets the eye?

Say goodbye to your freedom
Shaw goes undercover to expose the Foundation’s real purpose. Before long he meets the charismatic leader Master Eli, a man who commands terrifying loyalty from his followers.

Say goodbye to your life
Something truly dark is going on beneath the surface of the idyllic community. And as Shaw peels back the layers of truth, he begins to see there is only one way to escape the Foundation… and the price for that freedom might well be your very life.

The Game by Luca Veste

You receive a call, an email, a text – someone knows your secret and they want to ruin you.

If you don’t do what they say, they’ll tell everyone what you’ve been hiding.
They will come after you, destroy you, and they aren’t afraid to kill.


Good Girl by Mel Sherratt

When sixteen-year-old Erin Ellis is attacked, she dies in the arms of her best friend Molly, just metres from her home. Molly is the surviving girl but says she easily could have been the victim – it was a random mugging gone wrong.

With inconclusive evidence, DS Grace Allendale must dig deep within the tight-knit Stoke community for leads. And she soon finds that someone had a motive to kill Erin.

As the investigation unfolds, Grace is reminded of a horrifying case she worked on earlier in her career.

Is the past coming back to haunt her? And can she push through her fear to catch Erin’s killer before it’s too late?

So that was my week. Not very exciting, sorry about that. How has your week been? I’m in that frame of mind right now where I can either take or leave reading, finding it hard to concentrate again, but I’m trying my best. Busy enough week on the blog though so the highlights are below:

#Review – Her Last Breath – Alison Belsham
#Review – Attend – West Camel
#Review – Fallen Angels – Gunnar Staalesen
#Review – Shadow Sands – Robert Bryndza
#Review – Dying To Live – Michael Stanley
#Review – Her Final Hour – Rachel Amphlett

The week ahead sees us taking part in a few blog tours, starting today with The Ice KIller by Ross Greenwood. We also have The Coral Bride by Roxanne Bouchard; One By One by Ruth Ware and Death Score by Angela Marsons. Quite busy for us these days.

Hope you all have a brilliant week, whatever may face you and that you manage to get some great reads in. See you next time.

Jen xx

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