Thursday, 29 March 2012

March Books

The Dead Won't Sleep - Anna Smith

Rosie Gilmour is a tabloid journalist.  When a decomposed body washes up on a beach near Glasgow - the victim, Tracy - junkie, prostitute, fourteen.  Rosie is on the case to find out what happened to Tracy as she researches deeper she uncovers a network of corruption and abuse with police officers and judges involved.  With twists and turns I couldn't wait to find out what happened.  

To Tell the Truth - Anna Smith  

This novel also features Rosie Gilmour.  She is on holiday in Spain when a three year old is snatched from the beach.  Her boss puts her on the case.  As she delves into the case finding out more her instinct tells her the facts don't add up.  Fast pacy read  that I couldn't put down.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet - Jamie Ford

Story is narrated by Henry a Chinese American in 1986 looking back at his youth in the 1940s and his friendship with Keiko a Japanese American. The Panama Hotel which has been boarded up for decades is bought in 1986 and the new owner finds personal belongings stored away by Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II.  Henry searches the belongings for Keiko's family's possessions and for one item in particular.  A really fab story can't recommend highly enough - don't want to say too much!

Taken - Jacqui Rose

If you like Martina Cole, Jessie Keane, Kimberly Chambers and Mandasue Heller you'll love this book by new author Jacqui Rose.  Casey Edwards gave away her baby at fifteen and has never forgotten her child.  She embarks on a mission to find her child which takes her to Soho where she meets reformed hard man Vaughn Sadler.  To find out what has happened to her child she must enter the world of drugs, vice and human trafficking.  She discovers that gang boss Alfie Jennings and psycho Oscar Harding are plotting something dangerous which puts Casey and her child in danger.  Really loved this book, read in two days.

What have you been reading?


  1. all of those are cool books,thanks for sharing nice reference
    btw mabbe we can fllw each other??hope we can

  2. I might give the first 2 books a go, just for the fact that I live near Glasgow! x

    1. they are great! really easy reading but gripping! x

  3. I'm sure I have a copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet *somewhere*, you've reminded me that I really need to read it! x

    1. I really recommend it, I couldn't put it down! x

  4. I've added Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet to my wishlist!