I managed to grab another of the NetGalley ‘Read Now’ titles this time. This book may be a little outside my usual reading genres, however the premise was so intriguing that I just couldn’t help pushing that ‘Send To Kindle’ button! See if you are as intrigued as I was.
‘AS YOU WERE‘ by ELAINE FEENEY
Sinéad Hynes is a tough, driven, funny young property developer with a terrifying secret.
No-one knows it: not her fellow patients in a failing hospital, and certainly not her family. She has confided only in Google and a shiny magpie.
But she can’t go on like this, tirelessly trying to outstrip her past and in mortal fear of her future. Across the ward, Margaret Rose is running her chaotic family from her rose-gold Nokia. In the neighboring bed, Jane, rarely but piercingly lucid, is searching for a decent bra and for someone to listen. Sinéad needs them both.
As You Were is about intimate histories, institutional failures, the kindness of strangers, and the darkly present past of modern Ireland. It is about women’s stories and women’s struggles. It is about seizing the moment to be free.
Wildly funny, desperately tragic, inventive and irrepressible, As You Were introduces a brilliant voice in Irish fiction with a book that is absolutely of our times.
I was also one of the lucky Twitter responders to receive a PDF, ARC of this great sounding murder/mystery, one of my ‘go to’ genres of choice, but one which I haven’t read a book from in a few weeks now!
THE CHALET by CATHERINE COOPER
Four friends. One luxury getaway. The perfect murder.
French Alps, 1998 – Two young men ski into a blizzard… but only one returns.
20 years later – Four people connected to the missing man find themselves in that same resort. Each has a secret. Two may have blood on their hands. One is a killer-in-waiting.
Someone knows what really happened that day.
And somebody will pay.
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share links to the books that came into their house during the last week. This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well, after all you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
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