Monday, April 14, 2014

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 the following e-novels, thanks to the authors/publicists:

The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac

"Everything's going to be okay." 
"What if it's not?"
Suddenly, she turned. For a split second she halted, her head inclined.
"Naomi, what is it?"
She whisked back to face Eva.
"There's somebody in the house..."
Eva is horrified when she witnesses an attack on her best friend. She calls an ambulance and forces herself to flee Hampton, fearing for her own safety. DCI Helen Lavery leads the investigation into the murder. With no leads, no further witnesses and no sign of forced entry, the murder enquiry begins.
Slowly, the pieces of the puzzle start to come together. But as Helen inches towards solving the case, her past becomes caught up in her present.
Someone is after them both. Someone who will stop at nothing to get what they want. And as the net starts to close around them, can Helen escape her own demons as well as helping Eva to escape hers?

Touching Distance by Graham Hurley

Three unrelated, random killings. Or something much, much worse? Graham Hurely's new crime thriller unleashes a serial killer; combining Hurley's talent for ultra-realistic, character driven police-procedurals with a plot powered by an explosive ticking clock and kicking his books into a new realm of tension and fear.

Jimmy Suttle has barely got his feet under the desk at his new job. Having flown in the face of his superiors on his first big case he now finds himself trying to track down a random, hugely skilled killer before another innocent dies and before the media tear the force apart.

Full of a sense of place, sensitive to the deep rooted agonies of a policeman alone and facing disaster, and close to, and with a chilling understanding of the motivations of the killer this is a bravura piece of crime fiction that will secure Hurley's reputation and win new readers.


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 finished reading the following:

60. Controlled Hallucinations by John Sibley Williams (Poetry)
59. The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti (Literary Fiction)
58. Scent of Butterflies by Dora Levy Mossanen (Literary Fiction)

I am in the midst of reading:

The Scent of Dying Breaths by M. J. Rose
ugly to start with by John Michael Cummings
The Elephant Tree by RD Ronald

I posted the following reviews on my blog:


Nise' said...

The Truth Will Out sounds good. Have a great week of reading.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The numbers... you have read 60 books already this year? WOW!!!!

The Reading Date said...

Way to go with your reading goals! Hope you enjoy your new books :)

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

Congrats on already reading 60 books this year! Your current reads sound very good (just looked them up) I hope you enjoy them.
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-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Juli Rahel said...

Sounds like you've got yourself two police thrillers there! And your current reads all sound very interesting! I hope you enjoy all of your books :)
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Juli @ Universe in Words

Serena said...

Happy Reading. wow, 60 books...already.

Elizabeth said...

The Truth Will Out sounds different. The title is a bit confusing, though. :)

60 books? Wow!! I think I have read six. I am way behind this year.

Have a great week.

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maria helena said...

Oh, I have to add Touching Distance to my tbr list.

Vicki said...

The Truth Will Out sounds really good!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Enjoy your new books!