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W… W… W… Wednesdays

Image for weekly meme W... W... W...This weekly meme, hosted by MizB, over at ‘Should Be Reading’, is a snapshot of where I am at in my reading schedule.

To play along, just answer the following three questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

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As I probably won’t be able to contribute every week, I have taken the liberty of adding in a couple more W…’s, which came to mind.

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What are you currently reading?

‘Fleeting Glance’ by Sherban Young

Amazon ImageJohn Hathaway just wanted a quiet weekend alone with his fiancée.

Instead, he receives a cryptic postcard from a man he’s never met, gets wrapped up in an elaborate art heist and finds himself framed for murder.

And what’s worse, his future in-laws are in town!

The palette is certainly thickening here, and there might be only one person who can rally the muses in time to string it all together: the Master himself, Enescu Fleet, retired private eye.

What did you recently finish reading?

‘Primal’ by Deborah Serra

Amazon ImageWith everything at stake, what are you capable of?  What if the worst happens and you are not a policeman, or a spy with weapons training and an iron heart?

In this gritty crime thriller a family vacation takes a vicious turn when a fishing camp is invaded by four armed men.  With nothing except her brains, her will, and the element of surprise on her side, Alison must kill or watch her family die – and then things get worse.

What do you think you’ll read next?

‘Sea Of Regret’ by Carolyn J. Rose (the sequel to ‘An Uncertain Refuge’)

Amazon ImageA woman determined to hold onto her land.

Financial sharks out to make a killing.

A life-or-death struggle by the SEA OF REGRET.

A year after the violence and tragedy of AN UNCERTAIN REFUGE, Kate Dalton’s life is shattered again. Developers want Evie Hopkins’ former dairy farm on the Oregon Coast, want it bad enough to sabotage the Castaway Beach Wildlife Rehabilitation Center she runs there. Aligned with developers and hoping to cash in on his inheritance early, Evie’s son claims she’s losing her mind and intends to prove that in court.

The wildlife center is both home and place of healing for Kate, for Jackson Scovell who traded alcoholic oblivion for life with her, and for Way-Ray, a boy orphaned by murder. They fear for Evie and the sick and injured birds and animals she rescues and nurtures, but they vow to support her decision—whether it’s to sell or to fight.

As Evie agonizes over her choice, protests and politics divide the community. Threats and violence escalate. Then two hired killers trap Kate, Jackson, and Way-Ray at a remote cove. And time runs out

What was the last book you reviewed?

‘An Uncertain Refuge’ by Carolyn J. Rose

Amazon ImageA child orphaned by violence. A woman sworn to protect and raise him. A killer come to claim him. A few deadly minutes in An Uncertain Refuge.

Kate Dalton lives by the rules of honesty and fair play until she steps between a battered woman and the man intent on killing her. Amanda Blake barely survives; her ex-husband dies by Kate’s hand. The repercussions force Kate from her job at a domestic violence shelter. Fleeing unwanted publicity and yearning to break with her past, she heads to the Oregon coast, burdened by a coerced promise to Amanda—to care for the nine-year-old son of the man she killed and shield him from the truth.

For several weeks Kate holds a tattered web of lies together. Then Way-Ray’s vengeful uncle murders Amanda, an ambush journalist tells the story, and the boy bolts in horror. Aided by a dangerous man she only half-trusts, Kate searches for the boy she’s come to love. But a sadistic killer intent on claiming his kin is watching every move.

Read The Review Here

What book review are you working on now?

‘Double Trouble’ by Betty Sullivan La Pierre

Amazon ImageWhen Nancy Gilbert’s sister, Tanya Stowell is murdered, the person she turns to for help is former Company agent Tom Casey. Afraid for herself and her family, Nancy hires Tom to protect her from her ex-husband who’s just gotten out of prison. Believing Drew Harland, the ex, killed her sister, she panics when he suddenly turns up in town.

What Nancy, Tom, and his associates don’t realize is that someone else is in the background with murder on the mind. When some of the main players, including the main suspect, start turning up dead themselves, Tom realizes that they could all be victims if this silent killer isn’t caught, and soon!

Stop by and leave a link to your own reading schedule, I can’t wait to visit and check them all out!

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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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    • Hi Tracy,

      ‘Fleeting Glance’ is just as challenging a read, as any of the more serious mystery / thrillers I have read lately.

      There is such mayhem and madness, with everything moving at such a frenetic pace, that I am having difficulty in keeping up with ‘who did what to whom, where, why and when’!

      I am exhausted after just a few pages LOL! But don’t you just love that cover art?

      Thanks for stopping by, hope all is well with you.

  • Primal looks brilliant. It sound very intriguing. I love the cover as well, very simple but effective! Fleeting Glance looks fun. I hope that you’re enjoying it.

    What a great selection of different reads! I hope you have a great week! 🙂

    • Hi Chrissi,

      Actually, I wasn’t all that keen on the cover of ‘Primal’, but the story within its covers was real edge-of-the-seat stuff! I can certainly see why this storyline has been optioned for film and that it was written with a screen writers eye for detail is obvious and an added, unexpected bonus.

      ‘Fleeting Glance’ is by contrast, completely different. An off-the-wall, mystery caper, which will keep you on your toes. I am guessing that this seemingly haphazard method of story-telling, is equally as dificult to write and correlate, as the more serious mystery / thriller, with its myriad disparate characters and no less than three main protagonists, none of which are seemingly able to solve the case, right up until the ninth hour.

      There are certainly a great mix of writing styles in this post, although they are all essentially mystery / suspense / thrillers.

      Thanks for the great comments, your thoughts are always appreciated.

  • Thanks for the recommendations. I have been looking for a new thriller to read and Primal sounds quite scary! A really great murder mystery/psychological thriller that I could not put down this summer is “the gemini factor” by author philip fleishman (www.philipfleishmanmd.com). serial murders committed in two different countries, at exactly the same time and manner are unheard of until this book (such a unique concept!). to give you a bit of the book flavor here is a brief rundown of one of the murders, “location is toronto. inspector McTavish is staring down at the body of a young lady positioned in a bed of iris, her throat is slashed to the extent her head is almost off and her hands are placed to cover her empty eye sockets. This is not a random murder, but it is the first of more to come. What McTavish doesn’t know is that across the US in Tucson, Sgt. Ronstadt is viewing an identical crime scene. This novel will shake you and up leave you speechless! Definitely give it a read if you enjoy crime fiction(I bet you can’t guess who the killer is!)

    • Hi Bianca,

      Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books today. I love ‘meeting’ new people, so your visits will always be welcome and your comments always appreciated.

      ‘Primal’ is a first class, skillfully written, psychological thriller, written by an experienced and very successful screen writer. It will therefore come as no surprise to learn that the story has already been optioned for film and I could easily visualise the film scenes as I was reading the book.

      I am still working on the review, however you can find out more about the book and author here …

      https://www.fiction-books.biz/new-authors/deborah-serra/

      I followed your recommendation and checked out ‘The Gemini Factor’ and the author’s website. This is a definite for my reading list and as near to the top as I can get it, I can’t wait to read it!!

      For a debut novel, Philip has a sure-fire hit on his hands with some fantastic ratings and reviews on many of the major sites.

      Medical thrillers always do it for me. I first became addicted way back in the 1970’s when Dr. Robin Cook hit the scene with ‘Coma’. Robin is still writing about what he knows best, some 40 years later, with his latest novel ‘Cell’.

      Perhaps Philip Fleishman will follow in his footsteps. Thank you so much for the recommendation, I appreciate your time in commenting on the post!

    • Hi Lindsay,

      I generally try to make it a rule, not to judge a book by its cover, however with such excellent cover art, courtesy of Katerina Vamvasaki, how could I resist.

      The colourful, abstract covers on all Sherban Young’s books, vividly bring together the theme, characters and book titles, in a way which instantly draws the readers eye and raises the level of intrigue.

      Check out Sherban’s home page and watch the slide show of all his titles and you will see what I mean …

      http://www.sherbanyoung.com/

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments.

    • Hi Naida,

      If ‘Sea Of Regret’ is anything like as good as ‘An Uncertain Refuge’, the first book in the Kate Dalton series, then I shall be more than happy.

      I seem to have had a good run of mystery / thrillers just lately, perhaps it is time to ring the changes a little!

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope that all is well with you.

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