Showcasing the latest new additions to my virtual reading shelf, which has now become a TBR mountain in its own right!
A complimentary copy of this book, for review, arrived thanks to the lovely Noelle, representing Bookouture, via the excellent team at NetGalley. My review is scheduled for December 9th 2020, as part of the Blog Tour.
MYSTERY AT THE OLD MILL (Eve Mallow #4) by CLARE CHASE
Everyone in Saxford St Peter is desperate to know more about Harry Tennant, the newcomer who owns the Old Mill. He usually keeps himself to himself, but he’s finally invited the villagers round for drinks, and Eve Mallow isn’t the only one looking forward to having some questions answered.
But two days before the party, a terrible fire sweeps through the mill, and Harry is found dead. When Eve passes the burned remains of his beautiful house, she can’t resist the call to investigate. Especially when it turns out quiet, charming Harry was living a double life as the famous advice writer Pippa Longford. Eve has to wonder what revelations were contained in the letters he received… and whether one of them was worth killing for.
Accompanied by her reliable dachshund sidekick Gus, Eve starts digging. She soon realises Harry was at the centre of a web of lives – and lies. There’s an uncle desperate to inherit, two women who thought they were his one and only, not to mention everyone who shared their darkest secrets with him. Was one of those strangers much closer to home than Harry knew?
And can Eve untangle the truth before she finds herself face to face with a killer?
This psychological thriller came my way thanks to the generosity of the author, who offered free downloads through Amazon, for a short period of time.
MISSING DEAD OR ALIVE by PETER MARTIN
A young boy disappears on his way to school for no apparent reason. His distraught family search everywhere and the police are unable to trace him. Is their son alive or is he dead? They will never rest until they find out the truth. but at what price?
When Tim, Maria and Bob’s fourteen-year-old son goes missing, they are baffled and distraught.
He seemed happy with them and was doing so well at school. But as the police delve into his past, it appears he wasn’t quite the model pupil they thought.
As time passes, they become frantic with worry. Although they fear he is dead, they refuse to give up on him and their search becomes an obsession. It takes over their lives and the stress involved causes them to split up.
When out of the blue they find out the truth, and get the biggest shock of their lives. And discover if he is dead or alive.
Another lovely story from the Bookouture / Netgalley teams with my review scheduled, as part of the Blog Tour, for January 15th 2021
THE FLIGHT OF SWALLOWS by LILY GRAHAM
A family friend stops them in the road, weeping. Their Jewish parents have been dragged into the streets by German soldiers and if the twins return to their house, they will be taken too.
Heartbroken at the loss of their parents, the twins know they have no choice but to flee. They must make the perilous journey across Germany and into Denmark to reach their only surviving relative, their aunt Trine, a woman they barely know.
After days hidden under blankets in a truck with other refugees, they reach the dark, snow-covered forest that divides Germany and Denmark. With safety almost in sight, the twins grow careless, unaware that they are being followed. And when they are found by the enemy, brother and sister end up facing a terrible dilemma.
They swore they would always protect each other, but what happens when that promise is tested?
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!