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New On My Shelf This Week / Mailbox Monday

Three great new titles to share with you this week, all from different publishers and publicists

From Aria Fiction and Netgalley, with my spot on the Blog Tour booked for August 21st..


Cover Image Of The Book 'Keep Her Silent' By Author Theresa TalbotDo that which is good and no evil shall touch you

That was the note the so-called Raphael killer left on each of his victims.

Everyone in Glasgow – investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil included – remember the murder of three women in Glasgow which sent a wave of terror through the city. They also remember that he is still at large…

When the police investigation into the Raphael killings reopens, Oonagh is given a tip off that leads her straight to the heart of a complex and deadly cover-up.

When history starts to repeat itself, it seems the killer is closer than she thinks.

Could Oonagh be the next target…?

From Head Of Zeus, with my Blog Tour date booked for August 12th


Cover Image Of The Book 'Through His Eyes' By Emma DibdinJessica Harris has just received a career-making assignment.

She’s going to interview Clark Conrad – A-list Hollywood heart-throb and Jessica’s secret teenage crush.

Clark’s going through a messy divorce, and wants to rebrand himself in the public eye.

But halfway through her interview, Clark’s teenage daughter is found floating facedown in his infinity pool.

And then his young girlfriend accuses him of abuse. 

As Clark’s world darkens, Jessica is drawn to help him.

This is the man she’s always dreamed of being close to. And now he needs her.

He can’t be the monster they say he is… can he?

From Austin Macauley, with my Guest Post feature already in production


Cover Image Of The Book 'Spain, Guard My Bones' By The Author Jack ThompsonJournalist Charlie Barrow originally intends to explore Spain as a tourist, to relax and escape from the pressures of work.

But after his arrival in Castillo, where a mass grave of Civil War victims has been discovered, Barrow can’t resist the temptation to follow his gut and seek answers.

Accompanied by an intelligent lawyer, Carlito, and a beautiful archaeologist, Elena, Barrow wastes no time making enemies of a powerful political party and another, misguided, lawyer, Ortiz.

Chasing the story of corruption in a land where old-fashioned political prejudices die hard, Barrow travels from country to city, and back again.

Dodging bullets, Arab bodyguards, and untrustworthy officials, the shambling journalist seems certain to face many triumphs as well as the loss of friendships, loves and hopes.


Picture of an English red post boxis a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

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This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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  • At first glance, these all sound interesting. Spain, Guard My Bones might appeal the least, but I like its cover the best. (something about skulls…)

    Looking forward to hearing more about all of them!

    • I don’t really know a lot about the Spanish Civil War, so I am just hoping that Jack sets the scene clearly enough for a layman like myself to keep up with the backstory.

      I do agree that ‘Spain, Guard My Bones’ has the most alluring cover art, with that of ‘Through His Eyes’ probably being the least appealing.

      Author Theresa Talbot had a great hit with her debut novel ‘The Lost Children’, so I have high hopes for ‘Keep Her Silent’. She is definitely an author to follow!

      Thanks for visiting and try to stay cool this week 🙂

    • I definitely agree that all three titles have different, yet uniquely fascinating storylines.

      I’m not too sure that ‘Through His Eyes’ has a strong enough storyline for me, but Emma Dibdin’s work always attracts such huge ratings and reviews, that I am going to reserve judgement until I have read it.

      Thanks for taking the time to visit, I always enjoy reading your comments 🙂

    • I have to admit that I did think long and hard before deciding to accept ‘Spain, Guard My Bones’, as I know very little about the Spanish Civil War and I did wonder whether it might start to read more like a history text book.

      However, There is nothing to be gained by not venturing outside of my usual genres and the cover art really does suit the emotional intensity of the premise so well.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a week of Happy Reading 🙂

      PS. I have just discovered that you also have a book in this week’s stash, which takes in the Spanish Civil War, so I am off to check that one out, as it might be a natural extension for me to read both books in sequence.

  • I like the sound of Spain, Guard My Bones… possibly because I do love visiting foreign countries in the fiction I read. I don’t read about Spain very much so that would make a nice change.

    • The chance to visit a country and learn a little more about the history of the place as well, sounds like a win win situation to me!

      Not to have to worry about the work needing to be translated for the English market, is also another plus from my point of view.

      As there are two authors by the name of Jack Thompson on Goodreads, matching the right book and author can be a bit tricky, so I am pleased to say that the real Jack Thompson has written a lovely little Guest Post about himself and the book, which I shall be featuring soon.

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Armchair Travels 🙂

    • It seems as though ‘Oonagh O’Neil’ is another of those protagonists I am going to have to follow right from the beginning, as she sounds like a very complex and intriguing character.

      The first book in the series ‘The Lost Children’ is still in my TBR pile, so ‘Keep Her Silent’ is going to also have to be shelved, until I get chance to read the books back to back!

      Author, Theresa Talbot, wrote a fantastic Guest Post earlier in the year, in support of ‘The Lost Children’, so it will be interesting to see what my allocated Blog Tour contribution will be this time, when I feature ‘Keep Her Silent’.

      Thanks for visiting and hosting MM this week 🙂

    • ‘Keep Her Silent’ is definitely the must read one of this trio for me, no question about that!

      However, reading outside of my favourite genres can never be a bad thing and I have discovered some excellent new books and authors by doing so.

      The week is almost done with thank goodness. They keep promising us a slight cooling down in the temperatures for the weekend, which will be more than welcome, even though it is only a temporary respite!

      Have a good weekend and Happy Reading 🙂

    • I have to agree that ‘Through His Eyes’ is probably going to be the easier of the three books to read, although nonetheless intriguing or interesting.

      This is only author Emma Dibdin’s second published novel and I still have her debut ‘The Room By The Lake’, in my TBR pile. Ratings and reviews about Emma’s writing have been a little mixed, but that is a judgment I would rather make for myself, as I do with all my reading!

      Happy Reading 🙂

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