ARC Review | The Tenant by Katrine Engberg

The Tenant by Katrine Engberg
Expected Publication Date
: January 14th, 2020 by Simon & Schuster Canada – Gallery Scout Press
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Nordic Crime, Procedural
Format: e-ARC
Source: NetGalley


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Summary (from NetGalley): When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, who’s a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist—and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery she’s writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous.

But Esther’s role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems. Is she the culprit—or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance? Anette and Jeppe must dig more deeply into the two women’s pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings in this electrifying literary thriller.
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Buzzword Readathon | TBR


I’m excited to be participating in my first round of the Buzzword Readathon co-hosted by BooksandLala and GabbyReads. This round takes place from November 18th – 24th with the buzzword: numbers.

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Weekly Update #3 | 11/03 – 11/09

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

Happy Sunday! The temperatures have certainly dropped below freezing at the end of the week. We even woke up on Wednesday with snow on the ground. Brr. Perfect weather to stay indoors and read/watch movies!

It’s been a bit of a stressful week. Nothing too noteworthy took place. Still trying to get in a routine of posting on here regularly. Life happens!

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Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #47

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

Published on: July 4th 2017 by Harper Paperback

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Summary (from Goodreads):  Someone knows where she is…

The old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It’s also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago.

Francesca Howe, known as Frankie, was Sophie’s best friend, and even now she is haunted by the mystery of what happened to her. When Frankie gets a call from Sophie’s brother, Daniel, informing her that human remains have been found washed up nearby, she immediately wonders if it could be Sophie, and returns to her old hometown to try and find closure. Now an editor at a local newspaper, Daniel believes that Sophie was terrified of someone and that her death was the result of foul play rather than “death by misadventure,” as the police claim.

Daniel arranges a holiday rental for Frankie that overlooks the pier where Sophie disappeared. In the middle of winter and out of season, Frankie feels isolated and unnerved, especially when she is out on the pier late one night and catches a glimpse of a woman who looks like Sophie. Is the pier really haunted, as they joked all those years ago? Could she really be seeing her friend’s ghost? And what actually happened to her best friend all those years ago? Continue reading

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Book Review | Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley

Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley
Audio Read by: Corey Brill
Published by
: Text Publishing on March 6th, 2018
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Crime
Pages: 352
Format: e-ARC & Audio
Source: NetGalley (Audio borrowed from the library)

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Summary (from Goodreads): Martin Reese has a hobby: he digs up murder victims. He buys stolen police files on serial killers, and uses them to find and dig up missing bodies. Calls in the results anonymously, taunting the police for their failure to do their job.

Detective Sandra Whittal takes that a little personally. She’s suspicious of the mysterious caller, who she names the Finder. Maybe he’s the one leaving the bodies behind. If not, who’s to say he won’t start soon?

As Whittal begins to zero in on the Finder, Martin makes a shocking discovery. It seems someone—someone lethal—is very unhappy about the bodies he’s been digging up.

Hunted by a cop, hunted by a killer. To escape and keep his family safe, Martin may have to go deeper into the world of murder than he ever imagined. Continue reading

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Weekly Update #2 | 10/27 – 11/02

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

Happy Sunday! This has been such a weird week for me and not filled with much productive reading or anything book related. November feels like such a weird month. It’s just like a random month at the end of the year sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Halloween in October then Christmas in December. I’m hoping with the clocks going back an hour today that I get some good reading in or maybe some book shopping because spoiler, this post is a little bare.

We had a really windy storm the other night causing branches and sticks to be pelted at the window at all hours. Made my cat nuts! The weather has certainly dropped from last week but with colder weather means all the more reason to get cozy under a fuzzy blanket and devour a book in one setting.

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Lowest Rated Books | TBR

I saw that BooksandLala did this video on her channel a while ago, and recently I saw in my feed that Jean Bookishthoughts just posted a video doing this challenge. With that, I was inspired to join in and from November 1st to 8th, I will challenge myself to read the lowest rated books on my “owned and need to read” TBR on Goodreads.

It will be interesting to see if I too feel that these books fall into that rating or if I find a new favourite book/author. It also helps me clear out my TBR stack of books that have been lingering and towards my goal of completing 100 books this year (currently at 86!).

If I enjoyed this little experiment I definitely want to switch it up and read the highest rated books on my TBR or maybe read the oldest books on my TBR.

Guidelines I want to give when choosing these is the books:

  • they will need to have at least 500 reviews as I feel like that’s a good amount of ratings from others for the average rating
  • I’m  going to pick 5 books in case I can’t get into one of these and end up DNFing it (not going to force myself to read something I’m not grooving on!)
  • I’m not going to read any of the reviews as that can skew my thoughts and enjoyment

Without further adieu, let’s pull up my Goodreads app and sort this shelf into average rating from low to high.

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