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Stacking The Shelves (August 22)

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!

Just a few additions to the bookshelves this week all from NetGalley.

First up is Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight which I’ve seen good reviews of around the blogosphere. This is due to be published on 24 September 2015.

Where They Found Her

The very worst crimes are those we commit against the ones we love

Motherhood hasn’t come at all easy for Molly Anderson. But she’s finally enjoying life as mother to five-year-old Ella and as Arts reporter for the small but respectable Ridgedale Reader. That is, until a body is found in the woods adjacent to Ridgedale University’s ivy-covered campus. This is a discovery that threatens to unearth secrets long buried by the town’s most powerful residents, and brings Molly to two women who are far more deeply connected than they have ever realised.
Where They Found Her is a riveting domestic thriller which offers a searing portrait of motherhood, marriage, class distinctions and the damage wrought by betrayal. NetGalley

Next is the second in Louise Smith series, Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes. Having really enjoyed Under A Silent Moon this had been sat on my wishlist since publication in January this year but the lovely NetGalley have it on their site ready for the paperback release dated 8 October 2015.

Behind Closed Doors

‘To begin with, nothing was certain except her own terror . . .’
Ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished without a trace during a family holiday to Greece. Not being able to find Scarlett was one of the biggest regrets of DCI Louisa Smith’s career and when Scarlett is discovered back in her home town after all this time, Lou is determined to find out what happened to her and why she remained hidden for so long. Was she abducted or did she run away?
As Lou and her team delve deeper into Scarlett’s past, their investigation throws up more questions than it answers. But as they edge closer to the truth about what really went on behind closed doors, it is more sinister and disturbing than they had ever imagined. NetGalley

Lastly I have a copy of The Good Neighbor by Amy Sue Nathan which I have to confess was chosen in error… I thought it was the book with the same name by Beth Miller but this one sounds good too! This one is due to be published on 13 October 2015.

The Good Neighbor


Things are a little rough for Izzy Lane. Still reeling from the break-up of her marriage, the newly single mom moves back to the Philadelphia home she grew up in, five-year-old Noah in tow. The transition is difficult, but with the help of her best friends—and her elderly neighbor, Mrs. Feldman—Izzy feels like she’s stepping closer to her new normal. Until her ex-husband shows up with his girlfriend. That’s when Izzy invents a boyfriend of her own. And that’s when life gets complicated.

Blogging about her “new guy” provides Izzy with something to do when Noah’s asleep. What’s the harm in a few made-up stories? Then, her blog soars in popularity and she’s given the opportunity to moonlight as an online dating expert. How can she turn it down? But when her friends want to meet the mysterious “Mac,” someone online suspects Izzy’s a fraud, and a guy in-real-life catches her eye, Izzy realizes just how high the stakes are. That’s when Mrs. Feldman steps in, determined to show her neighbor the havoc that lies can wreak. If Izzy’s honest, she could lose everything, and everyone. Is the truth worth any cost? NetGalley

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

22 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves (August 22)

  1. Wow, I loved Where They Found Her, and have also enjoyed Elizabeth Haynes’s books, so Behind Closed Doors is also on my list. I have seen two other books named The Good Neighbor…but yours sounds better than the others I have seen. It is definitely going on my list.


  2. The first sounds good. I tried reading The Goldfinch but just couldn’t get into it. I was going to try to read more of it but decided not to waste my time. So I returned that and then downloaded a young adult, s supernatural novel called Daughter of Smoke and Bone. As soon as I had started reading it, I was hooked. I picked up yesterday from the library two paperbacks that are historical romances. One blogger is a fan of this author and has always mentioned her so I finally decided to check the author out.


  3. You do have some fine books there, Cleo. I’m really drawn to Where They Found Her; it sounds like an interesting premise, and I’m always drawn to an academic setting. I’ll look forward to reading what you think of these books.


  4. I really liked Where They Found Her. And I already have Behind Closed Doors – need to read that one. I had not heard about The Good Neighbor, but I can see that it might well be very good. Will add it to my list. A good crop here, Cleo! Enjoy!


  5. Oh, I enjoyed ‘Under a Silent Moon’ too and missed this one on NG! Must see if it’s still available… though how I’d fit it in between now and 8th Oct is beyond me… maybe I should wait for your review! 😉


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