This month I have picked out a few new releases as well as a few older titles. My goal going forward is to read at least one or two older titles a month. I feel like I have a long list of books that are being seriously neglected.
Yesterday in my August Monthly Wrap-Up I mentioned that I woke up to a very exciting NetGalley approval. That approval is revealed at the end of this page.
Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton (NetGalley)
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.
She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.
Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all.
The Rest of the Month…
The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (Library)
Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.
Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever.
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (Library)
The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness.
Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life.
The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side.
Confinement to the secure unit of a women’s prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.
Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week – and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist – and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child.
Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life; and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. She cannot stand by as racial and religious conflicts run unchecked amongst the community around her, manipulated by criminal forces far beyond the prison walls.
Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost.
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain (Own It)
After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give.
When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed. She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients’ lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband. But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm—secrets much darker than she would have guessed. Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong.
Ahhhh…there it is, my NetGalley approval for Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza!
Looks like I will be binge reading books 3, 4, and 5 of the
Detective Ericka Foster series this month.
No complaints here, I’m actually really excited!
Have you read any of these? What are you looking forward to reading this month?