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W…W…W… Wednesdays

Sharing my recent past, current, and immediate future, reading schedules; together with my most recent and upcoming reviews. All book titles have links to posts which share more information about both book and author.

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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?

 

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

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WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

‘Discovery Of An Eagle’ by Grace Mattioli

After his job lays him off, Cosmo Greco takes his sister, Silvia, up on her offer to drive to Portland.

At the beginning of the trip, a Mack truck wipes them off the road, nearly killing them. This near-death experience is a wake-up call for Cosmo, and he begins to question the life he’s been leading. He realizes that he is not happy with his current life and wants to make a change.

A number of encounters along the way reinforce this desire, but he’s afraid to leave the familiarity of his humdrum existence for the unknown.

Cosmo’s journey is set against the backdrop of the American road with vivid and soulful descriptions and a cast of colorful characters. So come along on a journey of adventure and awakening.

WHAT BOOK DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

‘A Place For Us’ (Part One) “The Invitation” by Harriet Evans

The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day.

The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.

The hall is cool after the hot summer’s day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.

Yet something makes you suspect life here can’t be as perfect as it seems.
After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.

But wouldn’t you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?

Welcome to Winterfold.

Martha Winter’s family is finally coming home.

WHAT BOOK DO YOU THINK YOU WILL READ NEXT?

‘The Devil’s Ribbon’ by D.E. Meredith

July, 1858, London swelters, and trouble is brewing. Forensic scientist Adolphus Hatton and his trusty assistant Albert Roumande have a morgue full of cholera victims to attend to, and an eager apprentice to teach. But alongside the cholera outbreak, London is also home to a growing unrest. When a leading politician of the Irish Unionist movement is murdered, the flamboyant Inspector Grey calls on Hatton and Roumande to help solve the case.

But Inspector Grey proves difficult to deal with – callous and hot-headed, he is determined to catch his criminals using any method, no matter how corrupt. When it becomes clear that they are dealing with a series of violent killings, Hatton and Roumande must attempt to find the connection between the victims – at the same time unravelling a bombing campaign by a group of would-be terrorists and exploring the method of fingerprinting, their newest forensic tool

And amongst all this, Professor Hatton finds himself dangerously distracted by a beautiful woman and painful memories from his past. As the kaleidoscope of outlandish characters, dockside strikes, bomb blasts and violent retribution reaches a crescendo. Hatton’s skills are tested to the limit.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU REVIEWED?

‘Hemlock Lake’ by Carolyn J. Rose

For generations only a few families held title to land in the isolated Catskill Mountain community of Hemlock Lake. But with the turning of the century one man, lured by easy money, sells his inheritance to a developer of luxury homes. As the contractor bulldozes farmland and forest, neighbors cry environmental rape, and someone threatens to burn what is built.

Hoping to stop the arsonist, but tormented by personal demons, Sergeant Dan Stone reluctantly returns to his family home on the shores of the lake. The previous autumn his wife died in its dark waters and his brother put a bullet in his brain. That tragedy sent Dan’s father drifting toward death.

Isolated by his pain, Dan is thrust into the no man’s land between newcomers and long-time residents who stonewall his investigation into threats, graffiti, theft, and a blaze that nearly kills the construction foreman. Townspeople blame outsiders, eco-terrorists, a ragged tramp haunting the woods and the mysterious creator of rock cairns that often mark the sites of crimes to come. But as summer sizzles on, the arsonist turns killer, and Dan suspects it’s someone he knows well: a firefighter, a long-time friend, or a woman with a killing in her past.

Check out my review here

WHAT BOOK REVIEW ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?

 ‘Through A Yellow Wood’ by Carolyn J. Rose

Seven months after cheating death in the dark waters of Hemlock Lake, Dan Stone discovers a search dog trainer and his dogs shot down at a remote cabin in the Catskill Mountains. Only one young dog, badly wounded, survives the attack.

No longer wearing a badge and intent on rebuilding the family home and making a life with Camille, Dan feels an obligation of blood to Clarence Wolven, a distant relative. He arranges the funeral and adopts the three-legged dog he names Nelson.

When the sheriff’s investigation stalls, Dan returns to the cabin with Jefferson Longyear. They feel the presence of Clarence’s angry ghost and Nelson bolts into the forest. Trailing him deep into rugged “forever wild” land, they discover a serial killer’s dump site.

That grisly find is just the first. As summer wears on, Dan suspects the killer is taunting him and may even be someone he knows. Goaded by a ghost he only half believes in, Dan is drawn deeper into the investigation until his life and that of a young girl depend on a dog’s loyalty and a sniper’s aim.

‘Through A Yellow Wood’ is the sequel to ‘Hemlock Lake’, although both work well as stand alone stories!

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

Written by
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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6 comments
  • I always find your WWW post to be quite fun. I’m looking forward to reading your reviews of both the book you just finished and the one you’re currently reading. Both sound fascinating.

    Here’s my lineup:

    past: The Grip of God (The Tiger and the Dove, Book 1) by Rebecca Hazell
    current: The Flip by Michael Phillip Cash
    future: Solomon’s Bride (The Tiger and the Dove, Book 2) by Rebecca Hazell
    last review: What If? by Randall Munroe
    next review: A post that includes three “spooky” reviews for Halloween

    • Hi Kelly,

      The mere mention of reviews has me breaking out into a cold sweat! I am so far behind and owe so many authors huge apologies, that I am almost ashamed to post any more!

      You obviously have the Rebecca Hazell series lined up ready to go, so are clearly enjoying the stories. You should be quite the expert on the era and culture, by the time you have finished all three books!

      I don’t generally read ‘seasonal’ stories, however I do enjoy a good spooky read from time to time, so I shall be on the look out for your post!

      Thanks for sharing your reading schedule, it is always fun to have a quick catch up session.

    • Hi Cleo,

      My luck was really in when I accepted the review request for ‘The Devil’s Ribbon’

      Not only did I receive a beautiful hardcover edition of the book, which was dedicated and personalised by the author. Denise also provided an excellent guest post, which was both interesting and inspirational, given what she has packed into and achieved, in her life experiences so far!

      I haven’t read too many historical crime fiction stories to date, but this series does have some excellent reviews and ratings and the storyline is totally intriguing.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits and comments and enjoy the remainder of your week.

    • Hi Vicki,

      This is quite a varied and interesting selection of genres and titles and made writing the post a real pleasure.

      I do often wonder what the point of it all is though, because, as you say, there are so many great books to be found when I go blog hopping, that I just keep lengthening my ‘Want To Read’ list, into unmanageable proportions, with so many books that I am probably never going to get to read!

      Oh Well! …. Onwards and upwards, to the next great book I just can’t resist!

      Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

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