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Stacking the Shelves (May 23)

Stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Well after no new books last week I have one addition from NetGalley this week with The Tears of Angels by Caro Ramsay chosen because I enjoyed The Night Hunter by the same author.

The Tears of Angels

The Tears of Angels is due to be published 1 September 2015


Past crimes cause new murder in this tense and twisting psychological thriller.
A few days before the summer solstice a 92-year-old woman is found burned to death in her home. On the same day, a man’s mutilated corpse is discovered in a field, his arms ripped from their sockets, a Tarot card depicting The Fool inserted in his mouth.
When the victim is identified as someone for whom the police have been looking for almost a year, detectives Anderson and Costello find themselves caught up in a case where nothing is as it seems. Was the dead man really responsible for three child murders? And what is the connection with the death of the elderly woman?
The investigation leads to the tranquil shores of Loch Lomond where Anderson and Costello will finally uncover the shocking truth. NetGalley

I also have a copy of Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff courtesy of Amazon Vine.

Fates and Furies


Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation.
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.
At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart. Amazon

Lastly I have one purchase; The Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth

They Did it with Love


Secrets lurk under the smooth surface of a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, until a murder reveals all
Sofie and her husband have left Manhattan in search of a more tranquil life in the suburbs. But when a member of Sofie?s new neighborhood book club turns up dead, things get messy. She discovers that everybody has something to hide, including her own husband. Her neighbor Priscilla has been married to Gordon for fifteen years, but the love left their marriage a long time ago. Susan is Priscilla?s biggest supporter until she has to choose between loyalty to her friend and telling the truth. Ashley is eager to fit in, but her youth and status as a second wife keep her on the outside. She may know more than they think she does, though. Julia seems to have it all?the perfect house, job and husband. But her untimely death has people questioning how perfect her life really was. Through this swamp of suburban secrets, Sofie must wade to find the truth behind Julia?s murder and the state of her own marriage. They Did It with Love is a delightful, twisty, and twisted exploration of the things we?ll do for love. Goodreads

Any of these take your fancy or perhaps you’ve already read them?
What have you found to read this week? Please do share in the comments below


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

18 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (May 23)

  1. I couldn’t resist the Caro Ramsay either – The Night Hunter (and all the earlier ones) are brilliant. The other two are new to me but look equally tempting!


  2. Oh, these all look interesting, Cleo – I think you got some solid reads. The Morgenroth has really gotten my attention; what a great setup for a mystery!


  3. That Caro Ramsey book looks really interesting. I’ll have to be on the lookout. Hope you enjoy They Did It With Love. After posting the beginning earlier, I still haven’t gotten back to it for my reread. Soon, hopefully, soon. I’ve gotten sidetracked with Frieda Klein mysteries.


    1. Ah Kay I wondered where I’d seen it! Normally I’m good and keep a reminder – I’m so looking forward to reading this one. I do love the Frieda Klein’s – I need to get a copy of Thursday – guess what may be appearing on my haul soon 😉


  4. You’re still being very restrained – I’m impressed! I looked at the Caro Ramsey on NG but I’ve got about twice as much already as I could possibly read over the summer so regretfully passed on it. But knowing you, you might change my mind!


  5. You are dedicated to reading your weekly hauls. I like to read a book at a time for the most part. I love the freedom of choosing the next based on my mood at that time. Reading a Regency romance by an author who made me laugh in the first installment. I wanted something light after reading a memoir.


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