August already, so it’s time to see what I read in the month of July. A mix of crime, historical crime and historical fiction this month and I’d be interested to see what your views are if you have read any of them!
Books I Have Read
The seventh in the DI Tom Harper series set in Leeds at the end of the nineteenth century, sees the detective investigating a spate of burglaries and a particularly nasty set of crimes involving corruption and intimidation. I’m still really enjoying this series.
Another series that is going from strength to strength, this is the eleventh Kim Stone book. With some particularly gruesome deaths, Kim and her team have their work cut out to apprehend the killer. We are given the chance to find out more about Penn and are also introduced to a new character, ‘Tink’ and I am already eagerly awaiting book twelve!
Retired John Rebus finds himself, once again, drawn back to his old stomping ground when a case he was involved in comes to the fore. With less Rebus than in previous books, however, I hope that he will continue to feature in subsequent novels.
The latest dual timeline novel from Kathleen McGurl is a heartbreaking tale of love and loss on the railway with a touch of mystery and intrigue thrown in for good measure. A great summer read! Review will be published in August as part of the blog tour.
Two baby girls, both dead, and their mother has been serving time for their murder. Now, with new evidence coming to light, doubt has been cast on her conviction. Did Melissa Slade do it or was someone else responsible? This is a very fast-paced read, the review being published in August as part of the blog tour.
One year ago, little Rubie-May did in a terrible accident. Now with the anniversary looming, long-hidden secrets are starting to surface and it begins to appear that there is more to Rubie-May’s death than meets the eye. This is a great read with some twists that I definitely did not see coming.
Books I Have Acquired
Apart from the books that I’ve already read, I’ve only acquired one book this month! I’m on several blog tours in August so I’ve been trying to limit my new books until I’ve read the ones I need to!
Lexie loves her home. She feels safe and secure in it – and loved, thanks to her boyfriend Tom.
But recently, something’s not been quite right. A book out of place. A wardrobe door left open. A set of keys going missing…
Tom thinks Lexie’s going mad – but then, he’s away more often than he’s at home nowadays, so he wouldn’t understand.
Because Lexie isn’t losing it. She knows there’s someone out there watching her. And, deep down, she knows there’s nothing she can do to make them stop…
I’m currently reading the latest Lynda La Plante book, The Dirty Dozen, and am loving catching up with Jane Tennison again. Hope you’re enjoying what you’re reading!