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  • blueribbonfair 6:34 pm on November 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Catherine Burns, , In The Woods, , , mystery books, , , reading books, Sarah Schmidt, See what I have done, Tana French, The visitors, thriller reads   

    Books in November 

    Here are the Books I am reading this month; I do not read as much as I used since I have so much to do……….

    book visitors blog beautiful cover Catherine Burns 2017

    My update on what I think of it: I’m on page 86 of 288 of The Visitors: This book is creepy because of the odd characters in it, rather slow to do anything.; But there is an undertone to the book and hopefully, it will hit what the jacket cover said more and at least at the 1/2 way mark.  

    Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.

    Until, suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden.

    As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn’t the only one with a dark side.

    See What I Did book black raven blog beautiful cover

    In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.

    On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid: Someone’s killed, Father. The brutal ax-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, leaves little evidence and many unanswered questions. While neighbors struggle to understand why anyone would want to harm the respected Bordens, those close to the family have a different tale to tell—of a father with an explosive temper; a spiteful stepmother; and two spinster sisters, with a bond even stronger than blood, desperate for their independence.

    As the police search for clues, Emma comforts an increasingly distraught Lizzie whose memories of that morning flash in scattered fragments. Had she been in the barn or the pear arbor to escape the stifling heat of the house? When did she last speak to her stepmother? Were they really gone and would everything be better now? Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fateful day are slowly revealed through a high-wire feat of storytelling.

     

     

     

    Not a page turner, but good enough to keep me reading. I may add more book since I am close to finishing a couple of them.

     

     

    book in the woods tana french blog

     A gripping thriller and New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed author of Broken Harbor and The Secret Place

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.
    Richly atmospheric and stunning in its complexity, In the Woods is utterly convincing and surprising to the end.

    Look for French’s new mystery, The Trespasser, for more of the Dublin Murder Squad.

    I am reading this one over again. Such a good story.

     

     

     

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    • kathyscottage 9:33 pm on November 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Creepy.

    • aj vosse 7:33 pm on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hope you find time to read and rate mine too… one day when you have a moment to spare. It will be easier than these three… mine is a collection of short stories, read one or two, put it to rest for a day or so and so on! 😉

      • blueribbonfair 7:16 pm on November 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Are you on Good Reads? and by your name here?

        • aj vosse 8:08 pm on November 6, 2017 Permalink

          No… the short story collection is available on Kindle… just click on the link in the right sidebar of my blog… the eye-catching mustard yellow… The Lucky Thirteen! Thanks!! 😉

        • blueribbonfair 7:36 pm on November 9, 2017 Permalink

          Thanks.

    • RITU RAJ 9:14 pm on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hello,
      I am Khushboo. I am an upcoming writer. You probably know me through my blog. I recently launched my book on Amazon. The name of the book is COMPLICATED US. I was hoping if you could review it. Please contact me at khushbooranimahato2308@gmail.com and let me know if you can do a review. Eagerly waiting for your reply

      • blueribbonfair 7:14 pm on November 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I only have a desktop. I used to have a kindle, but it was used so much it broke. I have not been able-though I want one-to get one at this time. And my phone? I just won a book on Goodreads and it was a kindle book They said I could put it on my phone, but gave up trying to figure it out when it kept saying we are having trouble getting this on your phone. I have to follow up on it contacting them soon. I cannot read on my desktop either because it hurts my eyes and Chronic pain if I sit too long. If I get the android going with the other book, I would do it. It sounds like a great book.

        • RITU RAJ 7:18 pm on November 6, 2017 Permalink

          I understand that you are having some problems now. Word according to your convinence, no rush. If at all I can, I’ll try to provide you with a paperback.
          By the way, your blog is awesome, I love it. It is awesome complication of everything good.
          Yes I am on Goodreads. Name- KHUSHBOO

        • blueribbonfair 7:37 pm on November 9, 2017 Permalink

          I will look you up when I get back on there.

      • blueribbonfair 7:16 pm on November 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Are you on Goodreads?

    • Christy B 11:26 pm on November 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So much to read, so little time 🙂

      • blueribbonfair 2:14 am on November 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I know it. I used to read every book through even if I did not like the book. I now quit them and do not waste my time on them.

  • blueribbonfair 8:21 pm on October 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: always reading, , learning to read, love of reading, , reading blocks, reading books,   

    Reader’s Block: What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without reading a book (since learning how to read, of course)? Which book was it that helped break the dry spell?

    Such an easy question for me. Though I do go through spells where I am slower at reading my books or -as now-have less reading time-
    As far as I can recall since I learned to read in 1st grade, I have (NEVER) had a time I was not reading some book. All these years and I never ever thought about this question. quite a long stretch of book reading.

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