It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at BookDate

I’m also linking to The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer

And the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz


Life…

Not a good week, we’ll just leave it at that.

 

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

Nothing that counts

 

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New Posts…

Review: The Lucky One by Lori Radar-Day

 

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What I’m Reading This Week…

Let’s try this again shall we…

 

The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks

The independent women of Scotland stand up to a witch hunt, male fury and the power of the Church in a battle for survival in this compelling historical novel based on true events in early eighteenth century Scotland.

1703: The wild east coast of Scotland.

Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who defy custom like Sorcha has are called to account.

It is dangerous to be a clever woman who ‘doesn’t know her place’ in Pittenweem – a town rife with superstition. So, when a young local falls victim to witchcraft, the Reverend Cowper and the townsfolk know who to blame. What follows for Sorcha and her friends is a terrifying battle, not only for their souls, but for their lives, as they are pitted against the villagers’ fear, a malevolent man and the might of the church.

Based on the shocking true story of the witch hunt of Pittenweem, this multi-layered novel is a beautifully written historical tale of the strength of women united against a common foe, by one of Australia’s finest writers.

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The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

The unputdownable new novel from the bestselling author of The Ruin and The Scholar. Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl’s silence – three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.

While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone.

For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn’t far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men.

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Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer

From the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say comes a poignant novel about the fault in memories and the lies that can bond a family together—or tear it apart.

With her father recently moved to a care facility for his worsening dementia, Beth Walsh volunteers to clear out the family home and is surprised to discover the door to her childhood playroom padlocked. She’s even more shocked at what’s behind it—a hoarder’s mess of her father’s paintings, mounds of discarded papers and miscellaneous junk in the otherwise fastidiously tidy house.

As she picks through the clutter, she finds a loose journal entry in what appears to be her late mother’s handwriting. Beth and her siblings grew up believing their mother died in a car accident when they were little more than toddlers, but this note suggests something much darker. Beth soon pieces together a disturbing portrait of a woman suffering from postpartum depression and a husband who bears little resemblance to the loving father Beth and her siblings know. With a newborn of her own and struggling with motherhood, Beth finds there may be more tying her and her mother together than she ever suspected.

Exploring the expectations society places on women of every generation, Kelly Rimmer explores the profound struggles two women unwittingly share across the decades set within an engrossing family mystery that may unravel everything they believed to be true

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Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

Two sisters on trial for murder. Both accuse each other.

Who do YOU believe?

Alexandra Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body, and needs the police right away. She believes her sister killed him, and that she is still in the house with a knife.

Sofia Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body and needs the police right away. She believes her sister, Alexandra did it, and that she is still in the house, locked in the bathroom.

Both women are to go on trial at the same time. A joint trial in front of one jury.

But one of these women is lying. One of them is a murderer. Sitting in a jail cell, about to go on trial with her sister for murder, you might think that this is the last place she expected to be.

You’d be wrong.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. BermudaOnion
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 02:36:48

    I hope this week is so good it makes up for last week.

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  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 02:46:25

    So sorry to hear last week was a miserable one. Let’s hope for the best this week.

    Your books do look good. I especially like the summary of Truths I Never Told You.

    Sending positive thoughts for next week.

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  3. yvonne473
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 03:09:05

    I’m so sorry for your bad week. I hope there are better times ahead this week.

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  4. sjhigbee
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 03:50:38

    I’m so sorry it’s been one of those weeks you’d rather fast-forward through:(. I profoundly hope the coming one is a LOT better! Take carex

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  5. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 04:02:25

    I’m sorry to hear you didn’t have a good week, either. I hope this week is better for you, and thank you for the well wishes! 🙂

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  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 04:05:28

    Truths I Never Told You sounds sooo good! I also like the look of The Good Turn. Enjoy your week…and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. Regine Karpel
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 04:17:41

    I hope next week is better.

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  8. BookerTalk
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 05:29:12

    Lets hope the coming week works out better for you than the one just gone.

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  9. Maureen Bakker
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 07:06:32

    I’m sorry your week has been bad. I hope this one is much better.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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  10. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 07:17:14

    I want The Good Turn but it is not here yet. (: Thank you for being such a faithful reader and commenting. You are awesome and you read some great books. I hoe this week is amazing!

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  11. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 07:17:36

    I want The Good Turn but it is not here yet. (: Thank you for being such a faithful reader and commenting. You are awesome and you read some great books. I hope this week is amazing!

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  12. Greg Hill
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 08:26:40

    Hope this week is a better one. The Good Turn sounds like a good read.

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  13. Amanda Barrett
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 09:12:05

    I hope this week is much kinder to you Shelleyrae. A nice selection of books here to enjoy.

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  14. Helen Murdoch
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 10:32:20

    I’m sorry you had a bad week. I hope this coming week treats you better!

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  15. Joanne Peulen
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 10:44:04

    Oh no, best wishes for a far better week that includes some relaxing reading time Shelleyrae.

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  16. thebookdisciple
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 11:24:18

    Sorry this week was bad. This week will be better, I just know it!

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  17. A Voracious Reader
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:14:23

    Oh, man. I hate weeks like that. I’ve had way too many recently. I hope this week is much better.

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  18. Athira
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 13:06:59

    So sorry that your week hasn’t been good. Hopefully this upcoming week is better. You have some good reads lined up!

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  19. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Feb 24, 2020 @ 13:13:30

    I hope this week is better for you!

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  20. Lauren Becker
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 01:29:56

    I’m sorry last week was rough; I hope things get better, and you can read some awesome books. Fifty-Fifty sounds fantastic. I haven’t read any of the series but Thirteen is already on my wish list, so I need to get on that. LoL

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  21. Beth F
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 02:24:50

    Hope you have a better week coming up.

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  22. Becki
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 04:01:16

    The Darkest Shore sounds really interesting to me. Hope it’s a good book, and hope you have a better week! 🙂

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  23. WordsAndPeace
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 06:05:03

    I hope you have a better week. Thanks for introducing McTiernan to me

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  24. Lisa
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 07:55:55

    I hope this coming week is better for you! The Darkest Shore sounds amazing. Can’t wait to read your review!

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  25. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 09:16:21

    Oh no. I hope this week is much better!

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  26. thebookishlibra
    Feb 25, 2020 @ 11:15:19

    I’m sorry to hear that last week wasn’t the best. I hope things will be looking up for you this week.

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  27. 1girl2manybooks
    Feb 26, 2020 @ 11:34:11

    I hope this week is better for you….and that you enjoy the Dervla McTiernan. So far it’s my favourite book of 2020

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  28. Beware Of The Reader
    Feb 27, 2020 @ 04:08:53

    Sorry to hear that your week as bad! Sending hugs your way!

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  29. Marg
    Feb 27, 2020 @ 20:53:50

    Hope this week is better for you!

    Definitely interested in hearing your thoughts about The Good Turn.

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  30. Anstice Brown
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 03:13:14

    Sorry you’ve had a bad week. Hope next week is better for you!

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  31. Lola
    Mar 01, 2020 @ 08:59:40

    Sorry to hear you didn’t have a good week. I hope this one’s better.

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