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Mailbox Monday
New On My Shelf

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I have these lovely new books to be added to my virtual shelf this week.

I am still trying to be good and schedule all the books I receive, so as not to increase my toppling TBR pile, and so far it is working, although it’s quite a close call!

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This book caught my eye and I managed to grab a copy as a ‘Read Now’ offer from publisher John Murray Press, via NetGalley.

MISPLACED PERSONS by SUSAN BEALE

Cover image of the book 'Misplaced Persons' by author Susan BealeThe Yardley family is fracturing.

Eighteen years since their move to Brussels and the future is clouded with uncertainty for Neil, a Brit, American Marcy and their three Belgian-born children.

Wrapped up in their own worries, Neil and Marcy fail to see how much their middle child, Alec, is struggling.

When Marcy offers shelter to a young Syrian refugee, it triggers an explosive train of events that affects every member of the family.

Against a backdrop of growing terror threats and Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, Misplaced Persons astutely explores miscues and misunderstandings, the strength of family bonds and the meaning of home. 

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I received a PDF copy of this great sounding YA story direct from author Stewart Lewis, who I have had the pleasure of working with previously.

ONE STUPID THING by STEWART LEWIS

Cover image of the book 'One Stupid Thing' by author Stewart LewisOne Stupid Thing follows four teens as they navigate the mystery surrounding a tragic, deadly accident that leaves them wondering: who is really to blame?

It was just one stupid thing that happened…

When a group of high school students spend a summer night drinking warm beer on the beach and playing pranks on passing cars, they get a lot more than they bargained for when a seemingly innocent game takes a sinister turn.

From award-winning author Stewart Lewis, comes an island mystery told from the perspective of four teens who get involved in a tragic accident that may be a murder. Described as WE WERE LIARS with a hint of I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. One Stupid Thing follows Jamie, Sophia, Trevor and Violet as they contend with the consequences of their choices, navigate the drama in their individual lives and search for answers to the mystery of what really happened that fateful night that changed their lives forever.

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This book caught my eye and I managed to grab a copy as a ‘Read Now’ offer from publisher Two Roads Books via NetGalley.

THE LIP by CHARLIE CARROLL

Cover Image of the book 'The Lip' by author Charlie CarrollThis unsparing debut novel portrays the unromantic side of Cornwall few visitors see and which so many novelists choose to overlook. 

Away from the hotels and holiday lets, there is an unseen side of Cornwall, where the shifting uncertainties of the future breed resentment and mistrust.

Melody Janie is hidden. She lives alone in a caravan in Bones Break: a small cliff-top on Cornwall’s north coast. She spends her time roaming her territory, spying on passing tourists and ramblers, and remembering. She sees everything and yet remains unseen.

However, when a stranger enters her life, she is forced to confront not only him but the terrible tragedies of her past.

The Lip is a novel about childhood, isolation and mental health, told in the unique and unforgettable voice of Melody Janie.

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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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Yvonne

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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Written by Yvonne