It has been an age since I last caught up with you and this lovely meme. The new website is looking good by the way!
I have got so caught up in Blog Tours, Cover Reveals and Guest Posts, that I haven’t had a minute to breathe. So when a short window of calm appeared this week, I decided to stop by for a visit, before the madness kicks off again in April. I hope there is room for one more? 🙂
THE LAST BOOK I FINISHED
GIRL MOST LIKELY by MAX ALLAN COLLINS – 4 out of 5 stars, review out soon
In a small Midwest town, twenty-eight-year-old Krista Larson has made her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. She’s learned from the best: her father, Keith, a decorated former detective. But as accustomed as they are to the relative quiet of their idyllic tourist town, things quickly turn with Krista’s ten-year high school reunion.
With the out-of-towners holed up in a lakefront lodge, it doesn’t take long to stir up old grudges and resentments. Now a successful TV host, Astrid Lund, voted the “Girl Most Likely to Succeed”—and then some—is back in town. Her reputation as a dogged reporter has made the stunning blonde famous. Her reputation among her former classmates and rivals has made her infamous. Astrid’s list of enemies is a long one. And as the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation.
Krista and her father are following leads and opening long-locked doors from their hometown to the Florida suburbs to Chicago’s underworld. They just never imagined what would be revealed: the secrets and scandals of Krista’s own past.
WHAT I AM READING NOW
A SINNER’S GIFT by ZOE BEESLEY – Almost done with this one, a definite 5 stars
After a decade of working in the darkened streets of London, Officer Fergus Toop is back in the Highlands of Scotland.
Standing in the dim light with the clouds threatening to break over the hills, hopes of a fresh start are fast becoming a distant memory.
Death is a part of him. He can’t escape it.
The scene before him is haunting, beautiful somehow. The remnants of the day just gone still linger in the sky, offering a final breath of light before the corpse turns to black shadow and the landscape claims the soul of a broken man.
A textbook suicide.
The evidence is there in front of him. But as Toop digs deeper he finds himself caught in a web of buried truths. Only one thing remains certain:
Not even the dead can keep their secrets.
NEXT FROM MY REVIEW PILE
ONLY EVER HER by MARYBETH MAYHEW WHALEN – Heard good things about it!
Annie Taft’s wedding is four days away, and it will be one of the grandest anyone can remember in her small South Carolina town. Preparations are in order. Friends and family are gathering in anticipation. Everything is going according to plan. Except that Annie herself has vanished. Did she have second thoughts?
Or has something much worse happened to the bride-to-be?
As the days pass, the list of suspects in her disappearance grows. Could it be the recently released man a young Annie misidentified as her mother’s killer? Could it be someone even closer to her?
While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves.
TWO POSTS LAST WEEK
Mailbox Monday – Where I featured the new books on my shelf
Meet The Authors – Where I chatted to author Max Allan Collins
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone.
Why not stop by and say Hi! to Kathryn, at ‘The Book Date‘
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