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Friday Finds (January 10)

Friday Finds Hosted by Should be Reading

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

Yesterday I came home to find that the postman had delivered one of last weeks Friday Finds; Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers and in the same package was The Corpse Garden by the recently deceased crime writer Colin Wilson an illustration of my diverse reading tastes as well as two books that simply can’t be put on the bookshelf side by side!

The Corpse Garden

Colin Wilson is one of the top modern non-fiction crime writers. In The Corpse Garden, he unravels the s tory behind the facts in order to get to the heart of the West murders Amazon

So what was going through my mind when I chose this book? Well having read (and suffered some trauma in doing so) Rose West: A Making of a Monster by Jane Carter Woodrow I realised that there was one book about this couple that I haven’t read!

My second choice from Amazon Vine is The Book of You by Claire Kendal

The Book of You


Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won’t leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there. Being selected for jury service is a relief. The courtroom is a safe haven, a place where Rafe can’t be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand. Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them – and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined. But how do you protect yourself from an enemy no one else can see? Amazon

I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a year with lots of psychological thrillers which is fine by me!

From NetGalley I have managed to bag a copy of After I Left You by Alison Mercer which will be published 31 July 2014 by Random House UK

After I met you


Anna has not been back to Oxford since her last summer at university, seventeen years ago. She tries not to think about her time there, or the tightly knit group of friends she once thought would be hers forever. She has almost forgotten the fierce sting of betrayal, the heartache, the secret she carries around with her, the last night she spent with them all.
Then a chance meeting on a rainy day in London brings her past tumbling back into her present, and Anna is faced with remembering the events of that summer and the people she left behind. As Anna realises that the events of their past have shaped the people they’ve all become, hope begins to blossom for what the future could hold . . .Netgalley

This seems like it may be less dark than many of my other choices.

I have also found out about some books to be released later this year which I have to read!

I’m looking forward to S.J. Bolton’s latest Lacey Flint book, A Dark and Twisted Tide due to be published in May 2014

A Dark and Twisted Tide


Young policewoman Lacey Flint knows that the Thames is a dangerous place – after all, she lives on it and works on it – but she’s always been lucky. Until one day, when she finds a body floating in the water. Who was this woman and why was she wrapped so carefully in white burial cloths before being hidden in the fast-flowing depths?
DCI Dana Tulloch hates to admit it, but she’s fond of the mysterious Lacey. Even if she keeps on interfering in her investigations, and is meddling with the latest floater case. But now she’s got to break some terrible news to her – news that could destroy Lacey’s fragile state of mind.
And Lacey will need to keep her wits about her because there’s a killer that’s lurking around her boat, leaving her gifts she’d rather not receive . . .

I love these books so I was pleased to see there isn’t too long to wait until this one comes out!

Learn more about this series by reading my review of Like This Forever (Lacey Flint #3)

The Facts of Life and Death by Belinda Bauer is due to be published in March 2014.

The Facts of Life and Death


‘Call your mother.’
‘What do I say?’
‘Say goodbye.’
This is how it begins.
Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch – in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder.
Living with her parents in the dank beach community of Limeburn, ten-year-old Ruby Trick has her own fears. Bullies on the school bus, the forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of divorce.
Helping her Daddy to catch the killer might be the key to keeping him close.
As long as the killer doesn’t catch her first…Goodreads

Read my review of  Belinda Bauer’s previous book Rubbernecker


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

6 thoughts on “Friday Finds (January 10)

  1. I’d spotted the Bauer and pre-ordered, but hadn’t seen the new Bolton coming out, so thanks for the heads-up! Both must reads for me – on day of publication…if not before!


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