Tuesday, 29 November 2016

November Books

Here's what I've been reading in November:

Dark Water by Robert Bryndza (Detective Erika Foster #3)* - Erika Foster is now based at Bromley Police Station in the Projects Team. They are investigating a major narcotics case and they receive a tip off that drugs will be found at a disused quarry nearby.

The team discover the drugs and the skeleton of a young girl. Erika is determined to be allowed to lead on the murder case and hand picks her team bringing back friends from her previous station.

It is quickly uncovered that the body is that of Jessica Collins who went missing 26 years ago. The original detective on the unsolved case wants to help Erika and does so with tragic consequences.  Erika looks into the Collins family history and discovers more than she bargained for.

A fast paced story which I couldn't put down. Roll on the next in the series!

Blood Lines DI Kim Stone #5 by Angela Marsons* -  A middle class woman is found in her car, dead with a single stab wound. It is initially thought it was a robbery gone wrong but nothing has been stolen. When a second victim is found they know that the cases must be linked.

Kim and her team need to find the murderer as quickly as possible..Fast paced and thrilling I found the book hard to put down. Highly recommend.

The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn - TV Presenter Allis Hagtorn is involved in a scandal and leaves her partner, her job and her life to take a job as housekeeper/gardener to Sigurd Bagge, a moody silent man who lives in an isolated cottage. His wife is away and he's unsure when she'll be back.

I found the characters slightly strange but found the book a compulsive and un-put-downable read which was tense, chilling and gripping. It has an ending I didn't see coming and I'm still thinking about the book long after I finished it. Would recommend.

Crash Land by Doug Johnstone* - Finn Sullivan is leaving Orkney after a visit to his grandmother Ingrid. He's returning to Dundee and his girlfriend Amy.

At Kirkwall Airport in the departures lounge he intervenes when an oil man starts harassing a beautiful older woman. Maddie Pierce is running away from something or someone and Finn is captivated by her. They while away the time waiting for the fog to lift and to be able to board over a few G&Ts.

The oil worker tries again and Finn sees red and gets into a mid-air fight. The plane is turned around much to Maddie's dismay. The aftermath of the crash is fast paced with many twists and turns. I really enjoyed the story set against a backdrop of Orkney. Would recommend.

Reunions by Chris Porsz with words by Jo Riley - this is an absolutely fascinating book. Chris took photos of people in Peterborough in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. He decided to track them down and of those he could he took a photo of them in the present day in the same spot (where possible) the original photo was taken. An absolutely stunning book. Highly recommend.

What have you been reading this month?

*copies from Netgalley


  1. OOh some books here pricking my interest Sandra! I havent finished a single book this month which saddens me x

    1. ooh That's good to know! I've found I've slowed right down these last few months and now struggling with my good reads challenge. I think it's the time of year - hard to fit everything in! x