August’s Wrap Up

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Books read

This month has been a bit of a slow one, I’ve read 8 books but they were all corkers!

As well as reading these 8 books, this month on the blog I have also shared the cover for Angela Marson’s next instalment in the brilliant DI Kim Stone series, Broken Bones. I was also on the blog tour for Jo Platt’s You Are Loved sharing a book spotlight as I sadly couldn’t squeeze a review in.

Favourite books

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Without a doubt it has to be Christie Barlow’s The Cosy Canal Boat Dream as I felt so many emotions whilst reading this fabulous book. Christie Barlow’s writing is fantastic, the setting of this book is beautiful and there is such attention to detail regarding locations and sub-characters. There is such a warmth to her writing with characters sharing their thoughts and emotions that felt very real and that could be easily related to. Highly recommended – one of my favourites of 2017

 

Currently Reading

It’s not very often that I have 2 books on the go at once but I have at present as I got a little behind with the blog tour TBR reading….

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FIRST THERE WERE THREE
The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma.

THEN THERE WERE TWO
But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or…

CAN THERE ONLY EVER BE ONE?
All Quincy knows is one thing: she is next.

 

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In a city that is already volatile, tensions mount  after a Tory MP in Bradford Central is discredited leaving the door open for the extreme right-wing candidate, Graeme Weston, to stand in the resultant by-election. 

However, Graeme Weston is not what he appears to be and with secrets jeopardising his political career, he must tread very carefully.

Meanwhile, a serial killer targets Asian men who lead alternatives lifestyles and delivers his own form of torture.

As DI Gus McGuire’s team close in, the deranged killer begins to unravel and in an unexpected twist the stakes are raised for Gus.

Are the murders linked to the political scandals or is there another motive behind them?

DI Gus McGuire and his team are back and this might be their toughest case yet.

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What was your favourite book from your August reading – let me know in the comments 🙂

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