Echoes of Guilt


I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

This is the third in the series with DI Dani Stephens.  Previous books detailed some pretty horrific events in her life that are lingering in this book, but they are referred to in enough detail that you can conceivably read this without reading the first two.  Currently Dani works with a DS Easton.  Her husband is still in the hospital recuperating from a vicious attack.  The book opens with Dani and Easton being called to what on the surface appears to be a suicide but there are just enough oddities about it to raise doubts.

The case Dani and Easton is investigating leads them on a dark path that weaves through secret identities, missing people, human trafficking, torture, and multiple murders.  Easton deals with ongoing personal issues with his sister and her children throughout the book.  Dani continues to deal with the repercussions in her personal life from the events in book 2.

This is well written, twisting turning plot.  There are quite a few pieces that weave together here to reach the final outcome.  A great fast paced thriller.



I received a free ebook of this title from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

I have been reading several books of this ilk, including Hygge, Lagom, and Sisu among others.  This particular lifestyle trend is Dutch in origin and has to do with the “art of doing nothing”,  something I used to be quite good at as child, but seemed to have lost the knack for as I aged.  The Author writes as an outsider who moved to the Netherlands and observes the culture through that lens.

There are many anecdotes and snippets of interviews or quotes of what people have said sprinkled throughout the book.  It is written in a very friendly, conversational style.  I found it really easy to sit back with a cup of coffee and my feet up on the couch and read.  I did like that the author pointed out not every suggestion works for each person and to take what fits in your life or your circumstances. At the end of each section, there are questions to think about how you can relate what you read to your own life.   On the whole, I enjoyed reading it and found it on par or better than some other lifestyle books that are circulating now.