What’s new on my bedside table . . . ?
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by sandysbookaday
1M ago
Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on Pexels.com Happy hump day – as bleak and cool as it may be. I have lit the downstairs fire so that is warming the house nicely. I’m going to start today by showing you a photo of the actual books on my bedside table – my physical reads for my Aussie Readers Winte and June challenges. There are two titles on there that I have finished in the past week – On Call by Ineke Meredith and Death Holds the Key by Alexander Thorpe. I am currently reading Lethal White by Robert Galbraith which will also count for my Perks of Being a Book Addict World Book Day challenge. I ha ..read more
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What’s new on my bedside table . . . ?
Sandy's Book a Day Blog » Psychological Thriller
by sandysbookaday
1M ago
Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on Pexels.com Happy hump day! It’s a lovely fine day here in my corner of New Zealand, but with a chilly breeze. The washing that never dried yesterday is fluttering on the line, and as soon as I have finished this post, I am heading out to mow the lawn, which isn’t exactly long but is untidy looking. I have six new books arrived on my shelf in the past week – I’m not doing too well at cutting down am I? But my shelf total has only increased by one, so I must have had a more productive reading week than I thought. So, what’s new? . . . . The Chamber by Will Dean heads ..read more
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What’s new on my bedside table . . . ?
Sandy's Book a Day Blog » Psychological Thriller
by sandysbookaday
2M ago
Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on Pexels.com Two days to go and it is officially winter – although it feels like it has already arrived as it is an icy cold and stormy day today. We lost power for a little while this morning, so I went to my cousin’s for coffee as there was still power on her side of town. There is quite a bit of water on the roads which are also littered with broken branches. Six new ARCs dropped into my inbox in the past week, one more than last week. This is Why We Lied by Karin Slaughter was the first. It is #12 in the Will Trent series. One toxic family. Eight suspicious gues ..read more
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Still See You Everywhere by Lisa Gardner
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by sandysbookaday
4M ago
EXCERPT: ‘Victoria says you find missing people.’ Beside me, Twanow nods. She has a legal pad out and looks like she is taking notes. Keahi continues, ‘People no one else is looking for.’ ‘I specialise in working missing persons cold cases.’ ‘But you’re not a private investigator?’ ‘No.’ ‘Are you a computer hacker, someone who can discover a speck of sand in the desert just by following its purchase patterns on the internet?’ ‘Don’t even own a smart phone.’ Keahi frowns. ‘Then what are you?’ ‘A person with a really obsessive hobby.’ Her frown deepens. ‘Victoria says you’ve found everyone ..read more
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Don’t Forget Me by Rea Frey
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by sandysbookaday
5M ago
EXCERPT: . . . his voice faded before he inhaled sharply, choking on his own spit. ‘Is that a body?’ I nodded, curt. ‘I saw it when I was rowing. It was just . . . there. Floating.’ He looked from me to the lake and back to me again. ‘Are you okay? That must have been terrifying, especially after everything you’ve been through these last few months.’ I swallowed the last part of that sentence, burying it with all the other trauma, and focused on what was at stake now, in the moment. Suddenly, I whipped back to the lake. ‘Ralph, if there’s a body in our lake, then that means someone put i ..read more
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Anything for a Friend by Kathleen M. Willett
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by sandysbookaday
6M ago
EXCERPT: Even though ‘the girls’ have been home for only a few minutes, Maya has already spread out in the kitchen and is preparing dinner. Herbs weren’t the only things she had picked up at Round Swamp market; I can see that she also got salmon, arugula, parmesan, potatoes and crusty french bread. ‘Is there anything I can help with?’ I ask her pathetically, as if it’s me who is the guest. ‘Nope,’ she says. ‘The least I can do is make some meals, since you’ve so generously agreed to host us. Besides, cooking is like therapy to me.’ I nod at her, feeling gangly and clumsy and in the way. It’s ..read more
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Watching what I’m reading . . .
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by sandysbookaday
6M ago
Photo by u015eule Makarou011flu on Pexels.com Another almost perfect day for being at the beach. Unfortunately we aren’t there . . . we have, instead, been getting firewood all weekend – until Pete’s ute broke down at lunchtime today. Luckily it broke down at Dustin’s and not halfway in between there and home. To be quite honest I was almost glad it broke down. I was completely over picking up the wood, putting what needed to be split into one pile and what didn’t need splitting on the ute, then unloading and stacking it at home. I had stiffened up from doing the same yesterday, and it was hot ..read more
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The Woman on the Ledge by Ruth Mancini
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by sandysbookaday
6M ago
EXCERPT: PROLOGUE – Monday 19 December I wake with a start, my heart racing. There’s a second or two of confusion as the morning light creeps through the slats of my blind. Then I hear it. Banging. Male voices, shouting. ‘Open up. Police!’ For a second or two I am so heavy with sleep and fear that I can’t move a muscle. My stomach tugs and my mind whirls. They’ve come for me. They’ve finally come for me. ABOUT ‘THE WOMAN ON THE LEDGE’: A woman falls to her death from a London bank’s twenty-fifth-floor roof terrace. You’re arrested for her murder. You tell the police that you only met the vict ..read more
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Becoming the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar
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by sandysbookaday
7M ago
EXCERPT: A Current Affair transcript (August 15, 1988) MAURY POVICH: Edgewood, Maryland. A small, peaceful working-class town nestled on the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Little League baseball parades and Fourth of July carnivals. The kind of place where people don’t bother to lock their doors at night. [in a deeper voice] Edgewood, Maryland . . . a close-knit community now held hostage in a death grip of terror and paranoia. Three young girls. Savagely beaten and murdered. The killer has been christened the “Boogeyman” because of his ability to strike close to home and vanish without a tra ..read more
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Watching what I’m Reading . . .
Sandy's Book a Day Blog » Psychological Thriller
by sandysbookaday
7M ago
Photo by u015eule Makarou011flu on Pexels.com Definitely not a day for reading on the beach today either, though Wednesday was, and I did. Currently I am reading After Eleanor: Reflections on Life, Death and Love by Alison Haynes. I honestly don’t know where I picked this up but it does have a beautiful cover so I may have simply fallen in love with the cover. It is brand new – the spine has never been cracked. This is a touching and thought provoking read. Immersed in this sensitive memoir, we travel with Alison Haynes from her family home in Australia to her mother’s village in rural Englan ..read more
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