It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.


Another week has passed and I’m really not sure where the time went.

I blame our new subscription to Netflix :)

What I Read Last Week

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Vengeance by Megan Miranda

Diary of an Unsmug Married by Polly James

The Following Girls by Louise Levine

Everybody Lies by A.D Garrett

New Posts

(click the titles to read my reviews)

Review: The Heart Radical by Boyd Anderson ★★★

Review: Someone Like You by Victoria Purman ★★★★1/2

Review: Diary of an Unsmug Married by Polly James ★★★

Win with Bookworld Pop-ups

Review: Vengeance by Megan Miranda ★★★★

Stuff On Sunday: Eclectic Reader Recommendations Part 2

What I Am Reading Today

Top Homicide cop Darian Richards has been seeking out monsters for too long. He has promised one too many victim’s families he will find the answers they need and it’s taken its toll. Now retired, a series of disappearances see him return to the gun. On his terms. But he knows, every promise has a price to pay. After surviving a gunshot wound to the head, Darian calls it quits and retires to the Sunshine Coast in an attempt to leave the demons behind. But he should have realised, there are demons everywhere and no place is safe. A serial killer is prowling the Sunshine Coast area and Darian tries to ignore the fact his experience could make a difference hunting him down. All he wants is to sit at the end of his jetty on the Noosa River and ignore the fact that girls from the area have vanished over the past fourteen months. All blonde and pretty. Youngest: 13. Oldest: 16. He knows they are all dead but the cops were saying ‘missing’ or ‘vanished’. That’s what you have to say if you don’t have a body. Jenny Brown was the first. She vanished sometime after 4 in the afternoon, Saturday 15 October the previous year. Except for her parents and her friends and everybody who knew her, it was thought she was just a runaway. Especially by the cops who allowed a good two or three minutes before arriving at that conclusion. By the time they’d reached the gate to the front yard of her house, before they’d even walked across the road and climbed into their cruiser, they would’ve forgotten Jenny Brown even existed.
But then others disappeared and they couldn’t call them all runaways. Darian can’t sit idly by and he decides he is going to find the killer and deal with him… his way.

 What I Plan To Read This Week

(click the covers to view at Goodreads)

Darian Richards knew he should have let the phone keep ringing. But more than two decades as a cop leaves you with a certain outlook on life. No matter how much he tried to walk away, something, or someone, kept bringing him back to his gun. One phone call. Two dead girls in a shallow water grave. And a missing cop to deal with. Something bad is happening on the Gold Coast glitter strip. Amongst the thousands of schoolies and the usual suspects, someone is preying on beautiful young women. No one has noticed. No one knows why. Darian looked into the eyes of those two dead girls. The last person to do that was their killer. He can t walk away. He will find out why.

One man pushed Darian Richards to the edge. The man he couldn’t catch. The Train Rider. As Victoria’s top homicide investigator, Darian Richards spent years catching killers. The crimes of passion, of anger, of revenge … they were easy. It was the monsters who were hard. Someone was taking girls. At first he’d keep them a week then give them back. Darian warned that wouldn’t last. It didn’t. From then on, their bodies were never found. Girls kept disappearing. All they had in common was the fact they’d last been seen on a train. The ever-rising list of the vanished broke Darian. Forced him to walk away. Now, retired, watching the Noosa River flow by, the nightmares had finally stopped. Darian was never going back. Then three girls go missing from Queensland trains. Darian knows that the killer is playing him. He has a choice to make. But when the decision means a girl will die, there is no choice. He has to stop this man once and for all. Forever.

When Jennifer Gates drives to Sea Breeze Golf Club to kick off date-night with her boyfriend, the last thing she expects is to find Golf-Pro Jack giving one of his lady students a private—and very personal—lesson in bunker-play Lucky for Jenn, her best friend gives her the keys to the Culhane family’s beach shack on the white-pepper shores of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay. Jenn hopes a weekend on the coast with her young son will give her the space she needs to rebuild her confidence after Jack’s betrayal But she’s not the only person seeking sanctuary by the sea. Brayden Culhane is there too, and Jenn can’t look at Brayden without remembering the tequila-flavoured kiss they shared on the shack steps years ago. As long-buried feelings are rekindled, and a friendship is renewed, Jenn knows it is more than lazy summer days bringing her mojo back. Romantic sunsets, ice-cold beers and the odd round of golf can only go so far, because this time, trusting Brayden with her heart won’t be enough. Jenn has to learn to trust her body, too.

Suppose your life sucks. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your stepson is being bullied and your daughter has a once in a lifetime opportunity . . . that you can’t afford to pay for. So imagine you found and kept some money that didn’t belong to you, knowing it would pay for your daughter’s happiness. But how do you cope with the shame? Especially when the man you’ve lied to decides to help you out in your hour of need . . . Jess is in hell – Ed has saved her family – but is their happiness worth a lifetime’s soul-searching?(

While you are here…

Recommend some books to the Eclectic Reader challenge participants

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll try to be along to visit you shortly!

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurelrainsnow
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 10:48:40

    The Tony Cavanaugh books look good! He is a new-to-me author, and I want to check him out. Enjoy!



  2. Mystica
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 12:13:40

    All your books are new to me. Tony Cavanaugh is also a new author for me. Looking forward to your reviews.



  3. thebookdate
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 14:44:58

    Netflix – can’t get that here in NZ although I know there are things you can do to a browser to fool it, but don’t watch much TV anyway. Have ordered the first Victoria Purman book at the library.



  4. Teddyree
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 14:55:09

    Looks like you’re getting caught up although I giggled at your netflix comment. Sometimes I reward myself with a TV show if I’ve got a backlog of reviews, no review … no TV lol. I’m hoping to finish The One Plus One today. Happy reading Shelleyrae :)



  5. Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 15:06:24

    No idea how you do it, Shelleyrae – if I watch TV there’s no way I’m getting any reading done! But lately I’ve been finding it easier to de-stress in front of the telly than with a book.

    Still have yet to read a Jojo Moyes book. Oh but our stuff should be arriving this week, including a great many of my books! (Not that there’s anywhere to put them yet…)



  6. Col
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 19:51:42

    With most of England under water I’m spending more time reading the bloody weather forecast than books! But I love the cover of Fairway To Heaven. Am walking the dog, in the pissing rain again, but that made me laugh!



  7. Jade @ Bits & Bobs
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 21:18:20

    Ah Netflix, the reason I get nothing done!
    All of these books are new to me but a couple have piqued my interest.
    Happy Reading! :-)



  8. postingfornow
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 23:05:57

    So many books! I’m interested in One Plus One. Hope you have a great week.



  9. harvee
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 23:53:05

    Jojo Moyes’ new book is one I have my eye on!
    Book Dilettante



  10. Kathy Martin
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 00:30:25

    That Tony Cavanaugh series sounds great. I’ll be eager to hear what you think about them. Have a great week!



  11. Tea Time with Marce
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 03:09:49

    I have got to try Jojo Moyes, her books always sound amazing. Many intriguing reads Shelleyrae.



  12. Lisa
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 04:18:22

    Looks like you’re going to have a great reading week! I’d love to get my hands on the new Jojo Moyes!



  13. Stormi D Johnson
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 06:30:40

    Someone is on a Tony Cavanaugh I haven’t heard of him but the books look good. I hope you enjoy your reads.



  14. Dollycas
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 07:16:14

    Time is flying here too. All your books look so good. Have a great week!!



  15. Kylie
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 08:09:54

    The One plus One sounds good, as do the Tony Cavanaugh books! Thanks for visiting my blog.



  16. notesoflifeuk
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 07:49:19

    I really need to get The Farm by Tom Rob Smith. It’s been too long since I read Tom’s trilogy!



  17. exlibrisheather
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 08:44:48

    Netflix is where I often ending up dumping a lot of my time too lol…I haven’t read any Jojo Moyes but The One Plus One sounds great :)



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