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I have to say, I think last week was a great reading week overall. I finished 2 books which may not seem like a lot but since one was almost 600 pages, I’m happy! I started several others last week searching for something that would draw me in within the first several pages…this is curse of being a picky mood reader….and I would say the book that most drew me in was Tennison by Lyndia Laplante. I was fully prepared to keep reading this tome (about 600 pages) but then my approval for a much anticipated new release (see below) came through on Edelweiss so I dropped everything to read that one. I will absolutely return to Tennison though, I was really liking Jane. Also, the third book in this series releases in the US in Sept. so I need to get reading to be caught up with the series.



The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter was the book that I dropped everything else for last week! This standalone mystery/thriller was fantastic and if you missed my review you can read it here.

Blind Side by Jennie Ensor is touted as a psychological thriller which at first made me hesitant due to my not having the best luck with that genre lately but I found this to be more a combination romantic/political suspense which I was very pleasantly surprised by…my review will be coming soon.



According to a Source by Abby Stern is proving to be one of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to since YOU by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana. For me, the narrator makes ALL the difference and Therese Plummer is amazing. Plus, I’m a People Magazine & Entertainment Weekly junkie so this book is just plain fun! I have to thank Susie at Novel Visits for sharing this audiobook with me via Audible…I owe you one Susie:)



I just started this last night so it’s early but so far the story has really drew me in…it’s creepy yet action filled in the first few pages and this book is getting lots of great reviews so I’m excited to see how it progresses. (Published Aug.1)



I’ve read the preview excerpt of Gone To Dust (Netgalley) and it’s SO good…witty and atmospheric! I’m dying to get my hands on this one when it releases’s by a writer of the tv show Seinfeld AND as my good friend Joe from said..”It’s an ACTUAL mystery!” All of us die hard mystery lovers can appreciate this excitement! I’m also super excited to read John Boyne as well(another new to me author)…plus I want to get back to Tennison…is it possible I can completely shut out everything else and read ALL of these this week?? I’d sure like to try! I hope you all have a wonderful reading week and be sure to let me know what’s on your must-read lists this week…



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  1. You’re so right about the narrator making all the difference. I’ve had to send several books back because the narration was so poor. It’s a personal thing, of course. I haven’t tried those you mention, will look them up 🙂

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  2. I look forward to your review of Blindside. I’ve been convinced to read A Killer Harvest, despite not liking Trust No One, so I’m interested to hear your final thoughts on that one too! Happy reading 😊📖

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  3. Oow! we had Blind Side on our review list, I will read your review. I’m trying a “new to me” genre, this week – Post Apocalypse, because I like Terry Tyler’s writing style from her other books and now she has branched out I’m giving this genre a go. Am liking what I have read so far, her books are all about the characters.
    Happy reading.

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  4. I’m so glad the According to A source is working so well for you. It really is a fun book.

    I’ve looked several times at The Heart’s Invisible Furies, but am never quite sure about it. I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Have a great week.

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    1. I really enjoyed your interview and review today of the Tess Gerritsen book. I do need to read her someday! I don’t have a hard time with having a book or audio going at the same time because I keep the audiobook for when I’m doing anything other than sitting and concentrating so that’s why I usually stick to non-fiction true crime or funny, chick-lit for my audio picks. So I keep the genres separate which works good for me.


  5. Selfishly, I hope you read the Boyne so you can tell me how it is and whether I should read it! And your experience with thrillers sounds similar to mine…until Emma in the Night blew me away recently! Have a great week!

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    1. I started the Boyne last night and stayed up until 1:00 reading it…so yes, I’m REALLY liking it so far. Love the setting and characters…the author has completely pulled at my heartstrings with these characters. I’ll keep you updated! Hope your move goes smoothly!!


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