Saturday, 28 February 2015

Books for February

Short month this month but still managed a few books :)
This months were:

Paul Copeland's sister went missing 20 years ago. Now raising a daughter alone, Cope balances family life with a career as a prosecutor. But when a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the past are threatening everything.
Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive...? Confronting his past, Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to light...

Quite liked this. Was another freebie one and while the ending felt a little rushed it was a good story and kept me interested in finding out what had happened and why. 

Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there.
She manages to escape but no one believes her story—not the police, not the doctors, and especially not her husband, Liam.
When she suspects Liam is lying to her, Chloe is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive. But who is following Chloe?
Look behind you. You never know who's out there.

Really good book. One of those ones I found myself reading way after I should have gone to sleep. You felt genuinely sorry for the main character Chloe and I found myself almost shouting at her in my head when I could see certain situations coming bu she couldn't. A very good psychological thriller, particually since it was another freebie :)

Every parent’s worst nightmare: seven year-old Natalie Barrett is snatched on Friday afternoon walking home from school. The police begin a desperate hunt to find her before it is too late. They fear the worst when a body is located near a golf course.
Sarah Jenson is Natalie’s teacher. When one of the detectives on the case is suddenly killed, Sarah believes the events may be linked and begins to search for answers. With suspects stacking up, she is in a race against time to discover the true identity of the perpetrator before Natalie winds up as another statistic.
Where were Natalie’s parents when they should have been collecting her? Why was Natalie so scared of her Uncle Jimmy? Could a convicted sexual offender from Sarah’s past be involved?

I forced myself to read this. It sounded good from the blurb but it was really dreadful. The character of Sarah is just so random. Her fave student is kidnapped, then a couple days later her partner is killed and she doesn't really seem too bothered at a lot of points. She hadn't spoke to her father in years after blurting out she was gay at her mothers funeral (not the best timing IMO) and she didnt get the reaction she wanted but then she suddenly forgives him and it turns out its a huge missunderstanding . :s I figured out who the killer was pretty early on and honestly felt quite cheated when I finished this one.

What do you want most in the world?
Bookshop owner Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. Her life hasn’t turned out as she expected and, recently widowed, she’s never felt more alone. On Valentine’s Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate…what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.
As Anne Marie works her way through her wishes, she learns that dreams can come true – but not necessarily in the way you expect.

Now I'm a huge fan of books involving murder, social services, general misery. Mark jokes that if nobody dies or gets close to it in a book I'm not interested. That said every now and again I like a fluff piece. A really predictible, soppy, ends with everyone happy and in love girly book. Debbie Macomber is good at these and this one it no different. Similar in ways to 'Ps I love you', while there were some moments where the cynic in me thought 'really?' its a great book to curl up on a rainy day, with a cup of tea and just drift into for a couple of hours. :)

8 down, 44 to go :)


  1. I fancied reading that book about Sarah and Natalie... who was the culprit then?

    I listen to audio books a lot these days


    1. There was a footballer who visited the school at the start, was him :)


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