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Monday, July 10, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm still reading: 

Something from the library. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and I was in the mood for a good mystery! I was away on a road trip last week, so I didn't have any time to really dig into this.


TITLE: Broken Angels
SERIES: Katie Maguire, Book #2
AUTHOR: Graham Masterton
PUBLISHER: Head of Zeus
PUBLICATION DATE: April 10, 2014 (first published 2012)
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 368 pages
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
ISBN: 9781781852187
Someone is brutally killing Catholic priests. Revenge, or something more sinister Irelands first female detective must get to the truth in the second Katie Maguire mystery. One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River. It is the bloated body of Father Heaney. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the marks of garrotting wire. Worse still, he has been castrated. When a second priest is found murdered, his body bruised and beaten and the same savage wound hidden beneath his soutane, Detective Inspector Katie Maguire finds evidence of a sinister cover-up at St. Josephs Orphanage. But the Catholic diocese still wields considerable power here, and the Garda are under pressure to close the case. Katie has to work alone if she is to catch the killer in timebut first she must shatter a wall of silence that for decades has hidden a terrible secreta secret that is beyond belief.


I'm listening to:

Something from my review pile.

TITLE: Burntown
NARRATOR: Abby Crayden
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: April 25, 2017
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 10 hrs and 28 mins
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery
Ashford, Vermont, might look like your typical sleepy New England college town, but to the shadowy residents who live among the remains of its abandoned mills and factories, it's known as "Burntown".

Eva Sandeski, known as "Necco" on the street, has been a part of this underworld for years, ever since the night her father, Miles, drowned in a flood that left her and her mother, Lily, homeless. A respected professor, Miles was also an inventor of fantastic machines, including one so secret that the plans were said to have been stolen from Thomas Edison's workshop. According to Lily, it's this machine that got Miles murdered.

Necco has always written off this claim as the fevered imaginings of a woman consumed by grief. But when Lily dies under mysterious circumstances and Necco's boyfriend is murdered, she's convinced her mother was telling the truth. Now, on the run from the man called "Snake Eyes", Necco must rely on other Burntown outsiders to survive.

There are the "fire eaters", mystical women living off the grid in a campsite on the river's edge, practicing a kind of soothsaying inspired by powerful herbs called "the devil's snuff"; there's Theo, a high school senior who is scrambling to repay the money she owes a dangerous man; and then there's Pru, the cafeteria lady with a secret life.

As the lives of these misfits intersect, and as the killer from the Sandeski family's past draws ever closer, a story of edge-of-your-seat suspense begins to unfurl, with classic Jennifer McMahon twists and surprises.

I just finished:

NARRATOR: Maile Meloy
PUBLISHER: Penguin Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: June 6, 2017
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 8 hrs and 58 mins
GENRE: Thriller, Mystery
The sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared.

When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four children--ages six to eleven--love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone.

The disintegration of the world the families knew--told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children--is both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed.

Do Not Become Alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. Celebrated for her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of what matters most.

What are you reading? Have you read any of these books and, if so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments and, if you are also participating in this meme, leave me a link to your blog post so that I can stop by!

4 comments:

  1. Do Not Become Alarmed sounds like a great thriller. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. Burntown sounds an interesting read. Canada can be very proud of K.A. Tucker I like anything I've listened to of hers.

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  3. Enjoy your books. We're in the last few days in our current place. It seems like the work to move will never end. Come see what I'm reading when I'm not packing.

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  4. I love the cover and title for this it sounds very cool. Great pick this week!


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