Friday Finds is a meme created by Jenn at Booksandabeat which gives us a chance to share recent books we’ve added to our never-ending TBR pile!! It’s been awhile since I’ve put together some finds so here’s a few of my top recent additions….



Published Oct 2016 by Thomas & Mercer

Seattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them…the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason.

Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison.

Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.

But when a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason and the men who trafficked them both, Livia will have to go beyond just being a cop. Beyond even being a vigilante. She’ll have to relive the horrors of the past. Take on one of the most powerful men in the US government. And uncover a conspiracy of almost unimaginable evil.

In every way, it’s an unfair fight. But Livia has two advantages: her unending love for Nason—

And a lifelong lust for vengeance.

I heard about this one while listening to the NY Book Review podcast and it sounds so good! Very Girl with The Dragon Tattooish. I’ve never read Barry Eisler so I’m looking forward to this one.




Published Jan 2017 by Grand Central Publishing

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.

Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.

Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century

I’m really trying to branch out and try new books and authors this year and Douglas Preston is another author I haven’t read and this book isn’t my typical crime fiction but it sounds really intriguing. This is based on a true story,  I’ve already read the sample and this seems like a very suspenseful read





To be published March 28, 2017 by Dial Press

After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past; a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come. This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks.

Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most. 

I’m so excited about this one. I love the idea of a father-daughter mystery and I’m really curious about Samuel’s past.

See anything that interests you? Have you already read any or want to add to your TBR? 

Have a great reading weekend everyone! 

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20 thoughts on “FRIDAY FINDS

  1. I love the Preston/ Child books that began with The Relic. If you haven’t read that one, do! I really loved it and many of the books that followed it. I believe this is the same guy that wrote the book you read.

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    1. Great Thanks for the Recommendation, and I think it is the same guy, this one he wrote on his own based on his experience in that jungle…sounds very thrilling and all the more so because it’s true!


  2. Voting for that last one too. I’ve heard of Barry Eisler and I thought I saw a cover once with a tattooed girl from him (I thought he went right along with the Lee Childs and David Baldacci’s for some reason) so look forward to your opinion of that one too!

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  3. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is great – I hope you enjoy it! I’ll look out for your review 🙂
    The Lost City of the Monkey God sounds quite intriguing – not the sort of thing I normally read either, but I do like the sound of it!

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