Hello! Just got a quick book haul to share with you today- definitely didn’t need to buy me books, I’ve got a HUGE ‘to-read’ pile already it couldn’t resist these as they were all either on a great 3 for £5 offer at The Works or really cheap from charity shops!
Firstly- In The Woods by Tana French
Ever since reading The Secret Place by Tana French (which I reviewed here), I’ve really wanted to read more of her Dublin Murder Squad series. So I was really excited to see the first in the series, In The Woods, in The Works and part of the 3 books for £5 offer! I had to snap it up 🙂
Dublin 1984 dusk, three children vanish in the woods. One, Rob Ryan, grips a tree trunk in terror, unable to recall any detail of previous hours. Twenty years later, the detective on the Dublin Murder Squad keeps his past a secret. But when a girl 12 is killed in the same woods, Rob and Detective Cassie Maddox — partner and best pal – investigate present and past.
The State We’re In by Adele Parks
Had my eye on this for a while, and I’d really like to read some novels by Adele Parks. This was also part of the offer at The Works!
What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way.
She’s a life-long optimist, looking for her soul mate in every man she meets; he’s a resolute cynic – cruel experience has taught him never to put his faith in anyone.
People can surprise you. In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn’t even realise they needed.
Their pasts are such that they can never make one another happy and it’s when they get off the plane, that their true journey begins…
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
I do love a good mystery, and my grandma recommended this to me actually as she also loves crime/thrillers! I’ve heard good things about it so hopefully it will be great! I picked this up second-hand. Synopsis: It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter’s eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance . . . The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man – loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine’s neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst.
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
I’ve seen mixed reviews of this novel but it’s a Richard and Judy pick so that usually means it’s pretty readable! When I saw it in The Works I had to buy it and give it a go!
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha’s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their ‘real lives’: Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war.
Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena’s husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena—with their children, Daisy and Ed—try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same.
Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment.
To Catch a Rabbit by Helen Cadbury
I haven’t seen anything about this novel before, or heard of the author, but the blurb on the back intrigued me…
A dead woman is slumped against the door of a grubby trailer. She’s on Sean Denton’s patch, but who is she, how did she get there, and why doesn’t CID want to investigate? As Doncaster’s youngest PCSO, Denton takes the case into his own hands, but he’s way out of his depth.
People are reported mission and Denton must work backwards, before anyone else falls prey to South Yorkshire’s murky underworld of migrants and the sex trade.
Well, that’s it for now! I’m hoping I’ll get round to reading these before too long as they all look great! Let me know if you’ve read any of them as I’d love to know what you think!