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Friday Finds (September 5)

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

I have found some great books this week and I’m going to start with The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion due to be published on 25 September the sequel to The Rosie Project which I loved.

The Rosie Effect


With the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York. But it’s not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it’s time to embark on a new project . . .
As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style gets him into trouble. To make matters worse, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them, but Gene is not exactly the best model for marital happiness. As Don’s life with Rosie continues to be unpredictable, he needs to remember that emotional support is just as important as practical expertise. NetGalley

I also have a copy of This Little Piggy by Bea Davenport which is due to be published on 1 October 2014.

This Little Piggy

It’€™s the summer of 1984 and there is a sense of unease on the troubled Sweetmeadows estate. The residents are in shock after the suspicious death of a baby and tension is growing due to the ongoing miners’€™ strike. Journalist Clare Jackson follows the story as police bungle the inquiry and struggle to contain the escalating violence. Haunted by a personal trauma she can’t face up to, Clare is shadowed by nine-year-old Amy, a bright but neglected little girl who seems to know more about the incident than she’€™s letting on. As the days go on and the killer is not found, Clare ignores warnings not to get too close to her stories and, in doing so, puts her own life in jeopardy.

I have a copy of Summer of Ghosts by P.D. Viner, a physical book courtesy of Amazon Vine and chosen because I enjoyed The Last Winter of Dani Lancing

Summer of Ghosts


It begins with a father calling his daughter, but whoever answers is not Pia but his daughter’s killer. He must listen, horrified, to the sounds of his only child being murdered, powerless to intervene as the killer utters two chilling words.
Most men’s thoughts would turn to vengeance but Pia’s father is far more resourceful than most. And he is not the reserved businessman his daughter always believed him to be but Franco, a notorious London drug lord who will call in all his debts to find his daughter’s killer. Including the one owed to him by DI Tom Bevans.
Only Tom is a man haunted by his own grief and every unsolved case weighs heavily against his soul. And Tom has heard the killer’s words before. Goodroads

After reading a fantastic post about this A Hank of Hair by Charlotte Jay on Confessions of a Book Novelist entitled In The Spotlight: Charlotte Jay’s A Hank of Hair

A Hank of Hair

Gilbert Hand hasn’t been the same since his wife died. He’s moved to a dull but respectable hotel where silence seems to brood in the hall and stairway. In a secret drawer he discovers a long, thick hank of human hair, and his world narrows down to two people – himself and the murderer. Goodreads

To read more about this book read Margot’s review here

After reading an excellent review of The Guardian by Matthew Iden on My Train of Thought Karen informed me that the first in the Marty Singer series, A Reason to Live by Matthew Iden was free on kindle, so I quickly downloaded a copy.

A reason to live


In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer watched the murderer walk out of the courtroom a free man.
Twelve years later, the victim’s daughter begs for help: the killer is stalking her now. But Marty has retired to battle cancer. A second shot at the killer–and a first chance at redemption–Marty has A Reason to Live. Goodreads

What have you found this week? Please share your finds with me in the comments below.


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

23 thoughts on “Friday Finds (September 5)

  1. Wow, Cleo – thank you for this honour.
    Summer of Ghosts is a new victim for my 2015 TBR list.
    My find last week was The Guardian. This week, books seem to find me. At least I feel like I am their prey…


      1. How did THAT happen? 😀
        Same here, we switched rooms – successfully. Our ‘library’ comprises three new shelves – 2.5 of them are already full. (previously, one of the shelves contained books in two rows)

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  2. Cleo – First, thank you very much for the kind mention. I do hope you’ll like A Hank of Hair. You’ve got some terrific other finds, too! The Rosie Effect and Summer of Ghosts both sound especially good.


    1. Thank you – A Hank of Hair is such a tiny little book and my version has red edges! I’m very excited about The Rosie Effect because overt comedy in books doesn’t normally work for me but I loved The Rosie Project. My problem is I’ve read so many authors now that I want to keep up with everything they publish 😉


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