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Showcasing this latest couple of books, recently added to my virtual reading shelf, which has now become a TBR mountain in its own right!

This two are already scheduled for review, so not to panic too much!

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Received via Netgalley, from the lovely team at Head of Zeus Publishing.


Cover image of the book 'The Package' by author Sebastian FitzekAll you’ve done is taken in a parcel for a neighbour. You have no idea what you’ve let into your home.

Emma’s the one that got away.

The only survivor of a killer known in the tabloids as ‘the barber’ – because of the trophies he takes from his victims.

Or she thinks she was.

The police aren’t convinced. Nor is her husband. She never even saw her tormentor properly, but now she recognises him in every man.

Questioning her sanity, she gives up her job as a doctor in the local hospital and retreats from the world. It is better to stay at home. Quiet. Anonymous. Safe.

He won’t find her here!!

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Shout-out  tweet by the author for complimentary Kindle download promotion via Amazon


Cover image of the book 'The Devil's Dice' by author Roz WatkinsA shocking death – A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches.

A sinister message – Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There’s just one catch – chiselled into the cave wall above the body is an image of the grim reaper and the dead man’s initials, and it’s been there for over a century.

A deadly game – As Meg battles to solve the increasingly disturbing case, it’s clear someone knows her secrets. The murderer is playing games with Meg – and the dice are loaded…

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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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    • Hi Mary,

      I am trying to be strict with myself and only download books I am going to add to my schedule there and then, but one or two extra do slip through every now and then … I have no idea how it happens, my finger must just hit the ‘download’ key without me noticing!!!

      I have begun to ration the books I take in for read / review on a timetable, so hopefully that should ease the stress a bit … small steps but I’m sure it will make a difference – eventually 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you also have a good week 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I have started reading ‘The Devil’s Dice’, which is really good, but I have got my timings a bit out of sync, so I might have to break off to read another book which I have scheduled for a review / Blog Tour, which has only just been released by the publisher.

      ‘The Package’ has been translated from German, and I have read other books by this particular translator, so I know just how good he is.

      It looks as though we are in for another round of targeted lockdown measures over here, as the infection rates are going sky high again. This looks as though it is going to be a fun winter and Christmas!!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a peaceful week 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl,

      ‘The Package’ definitely sounds like an intense psychological thriller, whereas ‘The Devil’s Dice’, which I have started reading, is more of a traditional police crime / thriller.

      ‘The Devil’s Dice’ does have some very strange, slightly supernatural things going on, but nothing which is going to be real ‘hide under the duvet’ kind of bad! … At least, I don’t think so!!!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a peaceful week 🙂

  • Both of these sound very good and I’m not sure which I’m more drawn to. Perhaps The Package. I’m glad to know they’re both on your schedule and I’ll be getting reviews of them before too long! Good creepy reading for you as we entry the spooky season. 😉

    • Hi Kelly,

      ‘The Devil’s Dice’ features a new detective and she definitely has a very quirky personality, as well as a body image which isn’t perfect by any means. She is a cross between several UK television detectives I can think of and brings the whole storyline to life in a totally realistic way. I have already made headway into this book, so that I can keep on schedule, although I can feel things slipping away from me a bit!!

      ‘The Package’ is going to be an altogether different kind of read, of that I am certain, but at least I know that the translation from German to English, is going to be spot on!

      I think that any spooky goings on for Halloween this year have already been put on hold, together with Christmas and New Year. I wonder if the virtual reading challenges will be more popular this time around?

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      I have already started reading ‘The Devil’s Dice’ and I have mixed thoughts about it so far. I’m not too sure how credible DI Meg Dalton is and it might be a tad too long a story – but I’m far from making that final call yet, so we’ll wait and see! There are definitely some very spooky twists and turns in the plot!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment, I appreciate your support 🙂

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