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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!


The newest find for my ever growing TBR mountain this week, is a review option from the folks over at NetGalley. I thought it especially worth a mention, as it spotlights a new author on the fiction writing scene, yet someone who is no stranger to the world of media. As this, her debut novel is very firmly rooted in the genre of thriller / suspense, which is one of my all time favourites, this had to be a ‘couldn’t resist’ option for me and I can’t wait to read it.


It was crazy really, she had never met the woman, had no idea of her real name but she thought of her as a friend. Or, at least, the closest thing she had to a friend in Dublin.

Struggling with a new baby, Yvonne turns to netmammy, an online forum for mothers, for support. Drawn into a world of new friends, she spends increasing amounts of time online and volunteers more and more information about herself.

When one of her new friends goes offline, Yvonne thinks something is wrong, but dismisses her fears. After all, does she really know this woman?

But when the body of a young woman with striking similarities to Yvonne’s missing friend is found, Yvonne realises that they’re all in terrifying danger. Can she persuade Sergeant Claire Boyle, herself about to go on maternity leave, to take her fears seriously?


Image Of Author Sinead CrowleyBorn in Dublin, Sinéad Crowley has been working as a journalist since graduating from Dublin City University in 1993 and is currently Arts and Media Correspondent with RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster. Working for both radio and television, she has covered stories ranging from General Elections to the Eurovision, and has reported from locations including Southern Africa, Azerbaijan and from the Oscars in Los Angeles.

A self confessed internet addict, she discovered the world of parenting websites while on maternity leave with her first child. Her debut thriller, Can Anybody Help Me?, is set on one such site.

Sinéad lives in Dublin with her husband and two young sons.

I’ve always wanted to write a book, and I’d interview authors with that in the forefront of my mind. I could speak to them about how they did it. I knew people who did it. That made it all real and achievable. I decided to just sit down and do it. I knew, if I didn’t, I’d regret it.

I wrote in the car! If I had an interview at 2pm, I’d turn up at 12.30pm and do an hour in the car. I had my laptop with me all the time, and whenever I had a minute I’d work away on it. I thought about it a lot too. I’d write little notes, so that if I got an hour at the end of the day I wasn’t sitting there with a blank piece of paper


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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