This week in books

This Week In Books (May 10th 2017)


This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

∧ Then ∧ Scared to Death, Rachel Amphlett

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A serial killer murdering for kicks. A detective seeking revenge.
When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

For the killer, the game has only just begun…

Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…

After the election and their result, I needed something to cheer me up so instead of reaching to my ARC pile, I picked a book from my own TBR. I loved the second book in the series so much that I just felt it was time for me to properly meet Kay through her first story. Not the most cheerful read 😀 But awesome anyway!

≈ Now ≈ Reconciliation for the Dead, Paul E. Hardisty

reconciliation for the dead

Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu’s newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonourable discharge and exile, fifteen years earlier. It was 1980. The height of the Cold War. Clay is a young paratrooper in the South African Army, fighting in Angola against the Communist insurgency that threatens to topple the White Apartheid regime. On a patrol deep inside Angola, Clay, and his best friend, Eben Barstow, find themselves enmeshed in a tangled conspiracy that threatens everything they have been taught to believe about war, and the sacrifices that they, and their brothers in arms, are expected to make. Witness and unwitting accomplice to an act of shocking brutality, Clay changes allegiance and finds himself labelled a deserter and accused of high treason, setting him on a journey into the dark, twisted heart of institutionalised hatred, from which no one will emerge unscathed. Exploring true events from one of the most hateful chapters in South African history, Reconciliation for the Dead is a shocking, explosive and gripping thriller from one finest writers in contemporary crime fiction.

Back on ARCs, and more importantly, on a series I was dying to come back to!

∨ Next ∨ Follow Me Down, Sherri Smith

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Mia Haas has built a life for herself far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she’s forced to return home. Once hailed as the golden boy of their small town, Lucas Haas disappeared the same day the body of one of his high school students is pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teen, and unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect.

All the while, she wonders, if he’s innocent, why did he run?

As Mia reevaluates their difficult, shared history and launches her own investigation into the grisly murder, she uncovers secrets that could exonerate Lucas—or seal his fate. In a small town where everyone’s history is intertwined, Mia will be forced to confront her own demons, placing her right in the killer’s crosshairs.

It’s official, blue covers win my heart every single time! It reminds me a bit of the cover of Undertow. Anyway, can’t wait to dive into this one!

That’s it for this week! What’s on your reading list? Let me know!


47 thoughts on “This Week In Books (May 10th 2017)”

  1. Not read Follow Me Down, but the cover really does look fab doesn’t it. I’ve got Reconciliation for the Dead on the reading pile


    1. Scared to Death was amazing!! I am so happy I read it before having to read and review the third book.. Yep, I started with the second, haha! But I really love the main character and this series is becoming one of my favorites!
      I’ve only read two reviews for Follow Me Down and I’m really looking forward to it! xx

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  2. I’m gonna say based on the blurb I wouldn’t have picked Scared to Death as a book to cheer me up, I normally go for fluffy YA contemporaries but as long as it works for you that’s the important part! 😀
    Also I really hope you enjoy Reconciliation for the Dead and Follow Me Down. I really love the cover for Follow Me Down looking at it I can understand why blue covers win your heart every time! 🙂


    1. Haha, yeah, I turn to books I’ve been dying to read for cheering up, and almost all of them are crime xD Not the best idea to feel better! But it does work on me!
      So far, Reconciliation for the Dead reminds me how much this writer is talented! xx

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  3. Is it me, or does your blog looks slightly different my Sweechie?! (THIS IS GREAT AND PRETTY, what a great surprise! 😀
    I really like the Follow Me Down cover 🙂


  4. Hi Donna, love the new spring look on ChocolatenWaffles, very professional and bookish looking. Looks like a good week in books, I am sure now that I would enjoy the Kay Hunter series. Good for you for going back to read the first one, next you can really enjoy the third with all the full knowledge of the previous ones.
    Your reply box is brilliant, love the @ stamp mark.


    1. Hi my dear Amanda!
      Thank you so much! I was so afraid to lose my old design and not be able to do something decent, but I quite like the result and I really needed a change!
      I can only recommend the Kay Hunter series 100%. I love the main character, the subplot, the team work and the writing 🙂


  5. First of all, I LOVE your new theme! ❤ And I basically want all three of these as well; I hope you will enjoy your books this week!


    1. Really??? Thank you! I felt I needed a change after more than a year with the old one. I lost the chocolate and waffles but I like the spring color and I’m happy I did not destroy the blog while changing things, haha!
      Haha, I’m no good for your TBR! But you’re just the same for me! xxx

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      1. Love the colors as well! And the potentially destroying my blog part is probably why I have never changed the theme before haha. Just updated my headers in January, that’s how far I dare to go. 😉
        And it looks like our poor TBRs are suffering together then. xD xxx


    1. And I thank you again 😀 I love it too, haha! I’m gonna squeeze another book before Follow Me Down because something unexpected happened, yummy yummy! But I cannot wait to read this one, so I better get my work done to get my well-deserved reading time!!!!

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