Library Read-a-Thon

Have lots of library books around so I thought that this might be a good challenge.  Starting a little late, but better late than never.  I already read today:

The other library books I am planning on reading this week::

Well, that is all for now.  Some more might come in during the week.  Happy library reading everyone!

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Dangers of Raving about a Book…before you’re finished

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Welcome to my Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask, what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!  Hosted by Midnightbookgirl.com

 

So, anyway, I am reading, stop, make that I am supposed to be reading this:

I started it yesterday and it was excellent.  My daughter came home and I had to stop reading to make dinner, which I did reluctantly and I told her how great the book was and how I couldn’t wait to finish it.  Big mistake.  She has inherited the bibliophile gene from me and so while I was distracted with dinner, she absconded with my book.   I managed to swipe it back for a few minutes but when I went to put my teacup back in the kitchen, she struck again.   Now she won’t give it back until she’s finished…this is an argument  against having children, if I ever heard one.

Giving in and moving on with my life, I picked up this, also a library book, instead:

How I found this series is interesting.  David, over at Goodreads English Kindle Mystery Club, posted about book 5  being free on Amazon.  So, I downloaded it and another that was also free but realized I didn’t want to start half way through the series.  Luckily, my library had the earlier books and this is book 1.

Very good writing.  Complex and engaging characters.  A thrilling plot with lots of twists and turns.  Red herrings and misdirection lead the reader on a very satisfying mystery chase,  some characters are convinced that TIm is still alive, while others are equally convinced that he is dead.  The story begins with a doctor getting called in on an emergency early in the morning.  He never arrives at the hospital and that is the beginning of what begins as a missing person case and ends in multiple homicides.  Not for the squeamish, some  graphic violence and descriptions of bodies/parts, but that is not just done for effect.  It is definitely core to the story.

The characters reactions are very realistic and run the gamut just as normal human reactions would.  The climax is thrilling and although I suspected there was something “wrong” with the character who ends up being involved in the crimes, I didn’t know exactly what was wrong.

A great start to a new-to-me series.  Highly recommended to readers of very dark mysteries.