Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stacking the Shelves.....September 28, 2014

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts…this is a weekly blog roundup hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

This week was about quality over quantity.  I tend to get overwhelmed when my to be read bookshelf gets too full.  I've got a lot of good books waiting for me right now!

For Review......

 What You Left Behind by Samantha Hayes...
Two years after a terrifying spate of teenage suicides, the remote village of Radcote has just begun to heal. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorcycle accident and a suicide note is found among his belongings. When a second boy is found dead shortly thereafter, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens the community.

      Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Radcote for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo's son, seems troubled and uncommunicative, and Jo is struggling to reach out to him. Meanwhile, Lorraine becomes determined to discover the truth behind these deaths. Are they suicides, or is there something more sinister at work? Finding answers might help Freddie, but they'll also lead to a shocking truth: whatever it is--or whoever it is--that's killing these young people is far more disturbing than she ever could have imagined, and unraveling the secret is just as dangerous as the secret itself.

Wicked, intense, and utterly compulsive, What You Left Behind confirms Samantha Hayes as a top thriller writer. 

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood.... With no lease, no credit check, and rent paid in cash, 23 Beulah Grove is a last resort for its six residents. There is Cher, a runaway from social services, and Gerard, a recently divorced father who keeps to himself. Vesta, the oldest and longest-standing tenant, lives in the basement apartment, while quiet Thomas inhabits the top floor. Striking Hussein, a political refugee from Iran, tries to forget the horrors of his former life; and Collette, the newest resident, runs from a past that seems to inch increasingly closer. Presiding over them all is the obese, lecherous landlord who has no qualms about taking advantage of their vulnerability with frequent rent hikes and unsafe living conditions.

Secrets and regrets abound at 23 Beulah Grove and its residents are content enough to keep to themselves. But when a shocking and deadly accident occurs one hot summer night, the residents are forced into an uneasy alliance. They all desperately want to protect their anonymity, but little do they know that there is a killer disguised among them who has chosen his next victim and will go further than any of them to protect his own secret.

Unnerving and unexpected, THE KILLER NEXT DOOR will keep you turning the pages late into the night until its very end. Beware: you’ll find more than one skeleton in the closets of this apartment building. 

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion.....this was my Waiting on Wednesday pick.  I've already started it and I'm already laughing.

Behind Closed Doors by Susan Lewis.... When fourteen-year-old Sophie Monroe suddenly vanishes one night it looks at first as though she’s run away from home.

Her computer and mobile phone have gone, and she’s taken a bag full of clothes.

As the police investigation unfolds a wealth of secrets from the surrounding community start coming to light. And it seems everyone has something to hide.

For Detective Sergeant Andrea Lawrence, the case is a painful reminder of the tragedy that tore her family apart over twenty years ago. She is convinced there is more to Sophie’s disappearance than teenage rebellion.

But is the past clouding her judgment, preventing her from seeing a truth that neither she, nor Sophie’s family, would ever want to face?

Lots of thrillers on the list this week - I'm excited for some fall reading!

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