Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 06/06/21

Hello all. I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet this week. I’m in the midst of my me time and even being on a computer is bringing me out in hives right now …

How are you all? Did you have a good week? I’ve not done a lot, read even less and basically been very relaxed about the whole thing. Who knew that was even possible? Read two books. Am sort of almost kind of part way through two more. I’m enjoying them, but enjoying not feeling pressured more. I almost forgot what it felt like to be fair.

One piece of book post this week – Anthony Horowitz’s A Line to Kill. Three self sponsored bit of bookage in the shape of Dead Ground by MW Craven, The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson and A Gambling Man by David Baldacci. All signed. Lovely stuff.

1 new Netgalley title – the audiobooks of True Crime Story by Joseph Knox. No other books or purchases this week. I am being so good. Sort of.

Books I have read

Broken Girls by Joy Kluver

Brambles catch her dress, scratch her legs. She has no option but to go barefoot if she’s going to escape. They’d been laughing a few minutes before, but things can change in the blink of an eye…

The woman is young, judging by the short red dress, and dark-haired. Any other signs of her identity have been erased during her long wait to be found, but it’s clear she has been strangled: this was a vicious and personal murder.

D.I. Bernadette Noel knows that every second counts if they are to catch this killer, but they have no leads – until the discovery that the dead woman’s rings match a stolen property report, and the rings’ owner mentions a missing Italian au pair.

Then a shocking discovery about their victim – and the news that another girl, also young and dark-haired, has been abducted – changes everything the team thought they knew about the case.

Piecing together witness statements, Bernie notices key similarities between the description of the person last seen with their murder victim, and someone the missing girl was messaging online. She is convinced they’re looking at the same perpetrator – and if that’s the case, Bernie’s job is no longer just to catch a killer: it’s to save a life.

With few options left, and time running out, she makes a desperate plan. She’ll risk everything on one shot to force their suspect’s hand and push him into making a mistake. But traps need bait – and if her plan fails, a third girl could die…

A gripping crime thriller with a nail-biting climax. If you like Angela Marsons, Susie Steiner or D.S. Butler, you’ll love Joy Kluver.

Well Of The Winds by Denzil Meyrick

As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour.

Many years later, the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. There’s a pot on the stove and food on the table, but of the Bremners there is no sign.

When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets. Assisted by his indomitable deputy, DS Brian Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to uncover the shocking events of the past and the present.

After two bumper weeks and a cracking month, a slow start to June was pretty much inevitable. Busy week on the blog though. Recap below:

#Review – Don’t Let Him In – Howard Linskey
#Review – Sword of Bone – Anthony Rhodes
#Review – Dead Ground – MW Craven
#Review – We Shall Inherit The Wind – Gunnar Staalesen
#Review – I Know What I Saw – Imran Mahmood
#Review – The Rock – LJ Ross – Jen’s Thoughts
#Review – The Rock – LJ Ross – Mandie’s Thoughts

Full week again this week with three blog tours included. Today I’m reviewing The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler, then tomorrow it is Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen. On Friday, I’m sharing my thoughts on Fragile by Sarah Hilary.

That’s me done. i’m heading off to relax. Have a lovely week all and see you on the other side …

Jen x