Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I Reading?

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. It has finally found a permanent  home at Mailbox Monday with the following new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree
Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit
Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach

I received two books, thanks you the authors/publicists:

Night is the Hunter by Steven Gore

They call it pulling the trigger. Not by a killer in the night, but by a judge on the bench.


Twenty years ago, Judge Ray McMullin proved to the people of San Francisco he could pull that trigger by sentencing Israel Dominguez to death for a gangland murder. But it meant suppressing his own doubts about whether the punishment really did fit the crime.

As the execution date nears, the conscience-wracked judge confesses his unease to former homicide detective Harlan Donnally on a riverbank in far Northern California. And after immersing himself in the Norteno and Sureno gang wars that left trails of bullets and blood crisscrossing the state and in the betrayals of both cops and crooks alike, Donnally is forced to question not only whether the penalty was undeserved, but the conviction itself.

Soon those doubts and questions double back, for in the aging judge's panic, in his lapses of memory and in his confusions, Donnally begins to wonder whether he's chasing facts of the case or just phantoms of a failing mind. But there's no turning back, for the edge of night is fast closing in on Dominguez, on McMullin, and on Donnally himself.

The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford:

Dana Catrell wakes from a drunken stupor in time to see an ambulance pull into her neighbour's house a few doors down. Celia Steinhauser has been murdered. But Dana was at her house only a few hours ago. Celia wanted to show her a photo - a photo of Dana's husband with another woman - and Dana has blank spots of what happened to the rest of the afternoon . . .

This is a thriller that makes the reader question everything. Dana, we learn, has a history of mental illness and as she descends into another manic episode, the line between what actually happened and what she has imagined becomes blurred.


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Hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of BooksWe discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week.

I have read 23 novels+ 1 poetry book in Feb. Not bad, eh?

10 comments:

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

The Pocket Wife was a fun read with an unusual plot. Hope you like it.

bermudaonion said...

I hope to get to The Pocket Wife soon. I hope we both enjoy it.

Nise' said...

A great reading month for sure! I want to read The Pocket Wife.

Kathryn T said...

Sounds like we all thing The Pocket Wife would be a great read! Enjoy your reads in the coming week.

samstillreading said...

Wow, 23 books is awesome! I like the look of The Pocket Wife too (must be the lipstick)!

Elizabeth said...

I hope you like The Pocket Wife. I enjoyed the book.

Looks like other folks liked it too.

Have a great reading week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Serena said...

Pocket Wife sounds good, and everyone seemed to get that book in the mail lately.

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received Night Is The Hunter also, I hope it is really good.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I enjoyed The Pocket Wife - lots of plot twists.

Becca Lostinbooks said...

These both look interesting. They wouldn't be ones I would gravitate toward but they do sound like good mysterious stories.