Rewind, Recap: Weekly Update W/E 17/10/21

Am I the only one a little bit perturbed about how quickly October seems to be disappearing? Over half way through now. Personal achievements? Zip. Zero. This is proving to be a very uneventful month. Did go for a walk over the weekend. That was about it really. Swans are still about so it was nice to see them and how much they are changing. They’ll soon be white and disappearing. At least all 12 babies have survived this far, bless them.

How has your week been? Mine has been very … well, slow I suppose. Only managed to read two books, and although they were great books, they weren’t particularly long ones which shows how poor my concentration has been of late. Lots going on at a professional level so books really are the last thing on my mind. Didn’t stop me buying a couple – You Need Me by Sharon Bairden in ebook and Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden on audiobook. One Netgalley book – Stolen Ones by Angela Marsons and that was it. Only one book delivery which was my copy of The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen from Orenda Books but this is likely to be used in a giveaway as I managed to pick up a personalised copy from Bloody Scotland.

And that was it. Yup. I know. Super go slow. I think I am finally broken.

Books I have read

Darkness Fall by Robert Bryndza

Kate Marshall’s detective agency takes off when she and her partner Tristan are hired to investigate a cold case from over a decade ago. Twelve years previously, a determined young journalist called Joanna Duncan exposed a political scandal that had major repercussions. In the fallout she disappeared without trace and was never found.

When Kate and Tristan examine the case files, they find the trail long cold, but they discover the names of two young men who also vanished at that time. As she begins to connect their last days, Kate realizes that Joanna may have been onto something far more sinister than anyone first believed: the identity of a serial killer preying on the people who few will ever miss.

But the closer Kate comes to finding the killer, the darker things become . . .

Stolen Ones by Angela Marsons

25 years ago he took a girl. Today he takes another.One August afternoon, eight-year-old Grace Lennard skips into the garden of the childcare centre she attends and vanishes into thin air.

Hours before, Steven Harte walks into Halesowen police station and confesses to having information that will lead Detective Kim Stone to Melody Jones – the little girl who was taken from a playground exactly twenty-five years ago. But something about his confession is off and Kim dismisses his claims.

Arriving at the scene of Grace’s disappearance, Kim finds a chilling piece of evidence: the heart bracelet belonging to Melody. Now Kim must play Steven’s twisted game if she is to find Grace alive. But they’re going to play by Kim’s rules.

With only twenty-four hours to make every second of Steven’s interrogation count, and scan his behaviour for hidden clues, Kim and her team soon link Steven to the abduction of several vulnerable girls – two were kept for a year and then released, unharmed – but where are Melody and the others?

Then small bones are discovered in the grounds of a local park, and Kim fears the worst.

Kim may be close to convicting a killer, but there’s another who wants revenge against her – Dr Alex Thorne – the evil woman Kim did her best to keep behind bars. Alex is about to reveal a shocking secret to Kim that will hit her where it hurts the most. And if Kim lets Alex mess with her head, she might not be able to save Grace and find the other missing girls in time.

An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave your heart in your mouth. You will be totally hooked on the utterly addictive, number one, multi-million-copy bestselling Detective Kim Stone series.

Just two books read this. week. Two good ones, but still. Slow for me. The week on the blog was full enough though with reviews all week.

#Review – Bad Apples – Will Dean
#Review – Cold As Hell – Lilja Sigurdardóttir – Jen
#Review – Cold as Hell – Lilja Sigurdardóttir – Mandie

#Review – Trick or Treat – Katerina Diamond
#Review – Dying to Live – Michael Stanley
#Review – Well of the Winds – Denzil Meyrick

So that’s about it. Another couple of blog tours in the offing this week. Today Mandie shares her thoughts on Hollywood Bilker by Leopold Borstinski and Wednesday I’ll be giving you my impression of The Lost Boy by Rachel Amphlett.

That’s it from me this week. Hopefully normal service will resume soon. Not sure what that looks like anymore mind, lol.

Have a lovely, bookish week.

Jen xx