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It has been a week with more purging and organizing…which always triggers the need for a little rearranging. I moved my pub table over by the big bookshelf again…I can sit there with breakfast and/or my laptop. And on the bottom shelf, you can now see some of my Disney figurines that were hidden by the loveseat that was there before.
My reading and blogging took a slight hit due to these distractions, but of the four books I read and reviewed, three of them were page turners.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Review: The Woman Upstairs (e-book), by Claire Messud
Review: Crash & Burn (e-book), by Lisa Gardner
Review: Monday’s Lie (e-book), by Jamie Mason
Review: The Rocks, by Peter Nichols
INCOMING BOOKS: (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
I received (via download) two review books from NetGalley; and I purchased two downloads.
Things You Won’t Say (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen (NetGalley)
In this timely and provocative novel, internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen takes us inside a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting.
How far would you go to save your family?
Every morning, as her husband Mike straps on his SIG Sauer and pulls on his heavy Magnum boots, Jamie Anderson tenses up. Then comes the call she has always dreaded: There’s been a shooting at police headquarters. Mike isn’t hurt, but his long-time partner is grievously injured. As weeks pass and her husband’s insomnia and disconnectedness mount, Jamie realizes he is an invisible casualty of the attack. Then the phone rings again. Another shooting—but this time Mike has pulled the trigger.
Pretty Baby (e-book), by Mary Kubica (NetGalley)
A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica
She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head…
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow’s past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.
In the Unlikely Event (e-book), by Judy Blume
In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.
Out of Orange (e-book), by Cleary Wolters
The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time—a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond.
WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Currently Reading: Things You Won’t Say (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen
The Cry (e-book), by Helen Fitzgerald
Crooked Little Lies (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel (NetGalley)
Eight Hundred Grapes, by Laura Dave (Amazon Vine)
Wow, what a week! What did yours look like? Come on by and share….