Weekly Update #4 | 11/10 – 11/16

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. I’ll also be linking to Stacking the Shelves a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Happy Sunday! It’s been a cold one this week. It snowed all day Monday into Tuesday and stayed on the ground. It’s warming up today to -2C so some of it is melting away. I hope we get a White Christmas this year because it’s been green the past few.

I’ve been on leave from work all week for health reasons so I’ve had a lot of time to read (and sleep!). This week I decided to focus my attention on NetGalley approvals. I got myself to 80% feedback by Thursday but go 4 more approvals on Friday 😬

The Buzzword Readathon starts on Monday so I’m hoping to have another good reading week ahead.

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Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #48

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!

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My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite 

Published on: November 20th 2018 by Doubleday Books

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Summary (from Goodreads):  When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other… Continue reading

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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

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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!

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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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