What a great week for these new releases on Tuesday!
Love the series!
And that one mistake was a doozy!
I own all of these. Love!
A bit odd, but check it out.
So many good books releasing this month! I am so happy that the word Girl isn’t in as many this year! I have had quite enough of the same old thing. I hope you give these a read and share your thoughts!
Sarah Bailey follows up her thrilling novel Dark Lake with Into The Night. I think all of us who read The Dark Lake were hoping there would be another and soon!
DS Gemma Woodstock has had more than her fair share of knocks and has left her young son to move to Melbourne. A big city with big city problems. Personally and professionally she is feeling out-of-place and very much alone.
Her new partner, Nick Fleet doesn’t seem very friendly and talks less than Gemma. When they pick up a case of a homeless man, stabbed to death in an alley, the full impact of her own lonely and almost invisible life hits her. Even after being pulled off the case when a high-profile case is suddenly thrust upon them, she can’t stop thinking about the homeless man.
Why would someone want to stab actor Sterling Wade? During a filmed scene? With so many people involved, the suspect pool is growing bigger each hour. Every one of them have secrets they would rather not share but are they worth killing over? It would seem so.
Gemma is such a flawed character. At times I want to shake her and other times make her a nice cuppa and find her a boyfriend. I actually like the fact that she is a hot mess. Haven’t we all been at one time or another? So Gemma, I’ll stick with you and see what you get up to next!
Netgalley/ December 4th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing
Detective Tom Fabian’s name was splashed across all news media as he worked to find a serial killer who left one dead bird at each grisly crime scene. It wasn’t his idea for the press to be allowed to follow him around at the same time the killings began.
It was one anonymous tip that led Fabian to the door of Christopher Wisher and his wife and child. That should have been the end of it. It was not.
Wisher wants Fabian to have his journal. Summoned to the prison, Fabian takes the notebook and the next day Wisher is dead in his cell.
Then the killings begin once more. The same manner including the dead bird, which was never released to the media.
It doesn’t take him very long to figure out the cryptic writing in the notebook isn’t a journal, it’s a glimpse of what is going to happen in the future.
Oh this was a good twisty tale! So many shady characters and such a good fast pace made this one I will read again!
Netgalley/December 19th 2018 by Bookouture
All Available today! From Cozy Mysteries to Brutal Murders, something for everyone!
A Gilded Age Mystery #3
New York heiress, Prudence MacKenzie is not the least bit conventional. She has been through too much for that. And she wants more. She wants to take the bar exam and become a litigator. For now she along with her partner, ex-Pinkerton agent Geoffrey Hunter have joined forces to form a partnership to investigate crimes and shady people.
It is the Gilded Age in New York and women were still property of their husbands. And when a new client shows up at their door begging them to find out exactly how her twin sister and newborn daughter died, they quickly find out this is going to be an investigation that may just get them all killed.
As they set out through the streets of Manhattan and less desirable locations, they learn enough to know that the second Mrs. may be in for the same fate as the first if they can’t stop him first.
I really love historical mysteries. The author has obviously researched her settings and characters well. I can’t wait to read the next installment of this series!
Netgalley/November 27th 2018 by Kensington
Joona Linna Book 3
DI Joona Linna, is sidelined for the moment. On leave while awaiting the outcome of an internal affairs investigation for some thing he did or didn’t do.
So he is free to be sent to observe only in the investigation of a hideous double murder at a youth home for troubled girls.
In my crime group I once asked for recommendations for some Scandi works and I’ve been stuck on them! This one may be my new favorite. These girls are way past troubled. They are downright scary. With one of them being accused of the crimes, the stories of her past begin to come out and a more horrifying tale I can’t think of.
Almost a story inside a story as the police dismiss Flora, a girl trying to pass herself off as a psychic to the police. But is she seeing the ghost of the dead girl or is she having a memory of her own that was too awful to remember?
We learn a lot about Joona’s personal life this time. Interesting fellow. This was a fast paced shocker that made me glad I don’t have any girls!
Good Job on the translations too!
Netgalley/ Knopf Doubleday Publishing November 27, 2018
Detective Gemma Monroe #3
An enthralling, atmospheric new novel from the author of acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, featuring Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe.
Lost Lake. A beautiful hidden gem close to the small town of Cedar Valley, Colorado. The history of the lake and the history of the town are closely linked. A beautiful place, popular with campers and hikers in the summer. In the winter it’s a very different and unsettling place.
It’s early spring now and Detective Gemma Monroe has responded to a missing person report at the lake.
Two couples have camped overnight and in the morning one of the girls is missing. Sari Chesney is also the assistant curator at the town’s museum and now she and the founding fathers diary are missing. Are the two connected?
When the bodies begin to pile up Gemma isn’t sure who to believe. It seems the tiny town is bursting with secrets and even someone in the department is leaking info to the local paper.
With so many different mysteries to solve, will our Gemma pull through in the end or will this one be the end of her?
I am a fan of the series and this was a really good one with murder, supernatural vibes, and a great group of suspicious characters!
Netgalley/November 6th 2018 by Minotaur Books