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

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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I’m still leading the hermit life because cases continue to grow in our area, even though they’ve dropped statewide, and my three younger children still have another week before they get their second vax. The boys are back at school though, and Aleah has her first year finals starting next Monday.

This week I’m planning to get organised for #NonFicNov, will you be taking part? You can find the schedule and details at any of the hosts blogs. (I’ve linked the image below to Week 1 host What’s Nonfiction?

 

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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Birds of a Feather by Tricia Stringer

I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIvers

Outback Secrets by Rachael Johns

Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

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New Posts…

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Review: Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer

Review: The Tea Ladies of St Jude’s Hospital by Joanna Nell

Review: Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr

Review: Birds of a Feather by Tricia Stringer

Bookshelf Bounty

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

 

In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic suburb of Camp Hill in Australia. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When the police won t listen, he takes matters into his own hands with the help of the missing girl s father and a local neighbourhood watch group.

But as dark secrets are revealed and consequences to past actions are faced, Tom learns that the only way out of the darkness is to walk deeper into it. Wild Place peels back the layers of suburbia, exposing what s hidden underneath guilt, desperation, violence and attempts to answer the question: Why do good people do bad things?

From the international bestseller Christian White, Wild Place is a white-knuckle descent into a street near you.

 

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Award-winning novelist and nature writer Inga Simpson terrifies and enthralls with this truly remarkable novel of a woman who must face her worst fears to survive and find beauty in a world under attack.

Fear is her cage. But what’s outside is worse…

It’s night, and dust swirls against the walls of Rachel’s home in the Australian bush. Her fear of other people has led her to a reclusive life as far from them as possible, her only occasional contact with her sister.

A hammering on the door. There stand a mother, Hannah, and her sick baby. They are running for their lives from a mysterious death sweeping the Australian countryside – so soon, too soon, after everything.

Now Rachel must face her worst fears to help Hannah, search for her sister, and discover just what terror was born of us. . . and how to survive it.

 

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Back after suspension, Detective Sergeant Robert Cardilini just wants to get on with the job. But his bosses have other ideas and partner him with an eager, young detective named Lorraine Spencer. To make matters worse, the pair are tasked with solving domestic violence cases. Cardilini thinks it’s a waste of time: without the support of the courts, the police are hamstrung. Spencer knows better.

When they find a young woman bleeding and tied to a chair in a suburban kitchen, they chalk it up as another hopeless case. But as they start investigating, they realise the woman is a willing participant in a sinister game of exploitation run by the highest echelons of business and government.

Desperate to unravel the mystery and shake up the system, Spencer goes out on a limb. But will her partner support her, or will she be thrown to the wolves?

 

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A fossil discovered at London’s Natural History Museum leads one woman back in time to nineteenth century Australia and a world of scientific discovery and dark secrets in this compelling historical mystery.

Wollombi, The Hunter Valley

1847

The last thing Mellie Vale remembers before the fever takes her is running through the bush as a monster chases her – but no one believes her story. In a bid to curb Mellie’s overactive imagination, her benefactors send her to visit a family friend, Anthea Winstanley. Anthea is an amateur palaeontologist with a dream. She is convinced she will one day find proof the great sea dragons – the ichthyosaur and the plesiosaur – swam in the vast inland sea that millions of years ago covered her property at Bow Wow Gorge, and soon Mellie shares that dream for she loves fossil hunting too…

1919

When Penelope Jane Martindale arrives home from the battlefields of World War 1 with the intention of making her peace with her father and commemorating the death of her two younger brothers in the trenches, her reception is not as she had hoped. Looking for distraction, she finds a connection between a fossil at London’s Natural History museum and her brothers which leads her to Bow Wow Gorge. But the gorge has a sinister reputation – 70 years ago people disappeared. So when PJ uncovers some unexpected remains, it seems as if the past is reaching into the present and she becomes determined to discover what really happened all that time ago..

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR @thebookdate #SundayPost @Kimbacaffeinate #SundaySalon @debnance I’m reading #WildPlace #TheLastWomanIntheWorld #TheFinalCut #TheFossilHunter

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tammy
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 00:42:03

    Looks like you have some good books to read this week, enjoy😁

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  2. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 01:48:41

    I am intrigued by The Last Woman in the World. Enjoy your week and your books! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  3. Linda Moore
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 02:05:58

    Nice looking books.
    Have a great week.

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  4. whatsnonfiction
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 02:11:19

    Thrilled you’re joining in Nonfiction November! Can’t wait to see your posts, you’ve always got such interesting nonfiction to share 🙂

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  5. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 02:56:53

    I love the cover for The Last Woman in the World. I would like to go out much less than I have been. But I am vaxxed and wear a mask. I just want to stay home right now.

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  6. WendyW
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 04:33:28

    The Fossil Hunter sounds exciting. I’ll be looking forward to what you’re reading for Nonfiction November.

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  7. yvonne473
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 06:29:29

    Your books look so good. Wild Place and The Final Cut have my interest. I hope you have a great week!

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  8. 1girl2manybooks
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 09:40:39

    I really enjoyed Wild Place!

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  9. Greg
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 09:42:42

    Wild Place and the Final Cut both sound good!

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  10. Vi @Inkvotary
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 09:55:55

    Our numbers are going up too. But with the hospitalization rate still very low, we might get around another lockdown this time. Ah well … I like the cover of “The Last Woman In The World”. Happy reading.

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  11. Susan
    Oct 25, 2021 @ 10:30:24

    Which vaxx do you have there? Pfizer? Or AstraZeneca? Hope you can all stay safe. The Fossil Hunter looks like a good read … anything about Fossils and I’m usually game for the story. Have a great week.

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  12. harvee
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 00:44:35

    A nice variety of books.

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  13. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 02:16:50

    The Last Woman in the World sounds creepy but fascinating. Can’t wait to hear more. Have a great week!

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  14. Kathy Martin
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 02:21:40

    Nice looking assortment of books. The Fossil Hunter really caught my eye. Cases are still increasing here in my part of Minnesota too. Makes me eager to sign up for a booster. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  15. gulfsidemusing
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 06:53:51

    I’m looking forward to Nonfiction November, too, and am trying to get my posts planned. Hope you and your family continue to stay safe… glad the kids can get their second vaccines soon. Hope you enjoy your books this week.

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  16. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 07:42:55

    I need to start getting organized for Nonfiction November too. I’m glad your children are so close to being fully vaccinated.

    Enjoy your week!

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  17. Helen Murdoch
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 12:13:50

    I am so looking forward to Nonfiction November, especially since my nonfiction reading has been lacking this year.

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  18. Laurie C
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 13:17:39

    I don’t think the U.S. will do any more lockdowns, but after coming down with breakthrough cases at the end of July (even though I was wearing a mask at the event the entire time) my husband and I are both wearing KN95 masks everywhere these days. I’m tired of masks but I also want to do all the travel and events that got postponed from 2020 to 2021, so I’ll wear a mask and go! (Staying home and reading — living the hermit life — strikes me as really appealing some days, though.)
    I’m not familiar with any of the books on your list this week!

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  19. El
    Oct 26, 2021 @ 14:03:45

    Wild Place reminds me of another book that I’ve read but I can’t seem to remember which one. I’ll definitely be adding it to my TBR list though!
    I recently got back in the swing of things when it comes to my blog so feel free to check out my Sunday Post whenever you get the time (:

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  20. Louise H
    Oct 27, 2021 @ 03:54:52

    Wild Place sounds so good – I hope you enjoy it. Hope you and your children stay safe until they’ve had their second vaccine! Happy reading.

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  21. sherry fundin (@sherryfundin)
    Oct 27, 2021 @ 04:55:19

    i am pretty much a stay at home person right now. can’t remember the last time i have been anywhere. have found some good books, so that helps. happy reading
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  22. Mae Sander
    Oct 27, 2021 @ 05:49:07

    Thats quite a lot of reading!

    best…mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  23. Kathryn
    Oct 27, 2021 @ 08:33:39

    Better late than never! We are moving towards no more lockdowns but have to have 90% second vac before doing so. People moan, I have come to the conclusion we have a lot of kiwi whingers!!

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  24. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Oct 28, 2021 @ 10:51:10

    Ugh! I am sorry to hear that cases are growing in your area! I feel like they never stopped growing here in Michigan. 😦 I am anxiously awaiting the day Wyatt can get his vaccine, as we are still also holing up.

    The Fossil Hunter sounds fantastic!

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