Good morning everyone! It’s been a while since I last took part in this, I was in a bit of a reading and blogging slump but I’m pleased to be back! As normal I’m linking up with the weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.
What are you currently reading?
There are 3 books currently on my Goodreads CR shelf.
Dream Job by Janet Garber – Single sexless Melanie Kohl’s trying to keep it all together at Axis Mundi Medical Center in NYC where misbehaving doctors and immoral staff line up outside her HR office for solace and solutions. Hey, she’s got her own problems! Where is her life? Just as she’s starting to melt down . . .
Join Melie for a wild ride through a landscape dotted with comical mishaps, murder, and romance. Will she learn to balance work and life? Have you?
This one has strictly speaking been on my CR shelf since 15th January – It was a read now book on NetGalley, and the first thing I downloaded from there but I just couldn’t get into it. I think it’s probably time to either try it again or finally admit defeat and let it become the first DNF of 2017
The Irregular by H.B. Lyle – London 1909: The British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counter-intelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters he needs proof of a threat – and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust. The playing fields of Eton may produce good officers, but not men who can work undercover in a munitions factory that appears to be leaking secrets to the Germans.
Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell’s old friend Sherlock Holmes – he led a gang of urchin investigators known as the Baker Street Irregulars – Wiggins is an ex-soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a born street fighter. ‘The best’, says Holmes.
Wiggins turns down the job – he ‘don’t do official’. But when his best friend is killed by Russian anarchists, Wiggins sees that the role of secret agent could take him towards his sworn revenge.
Tracking the Russian gang, Wiggins meets a mysterious beauty called Bela, who saves his life. Working for Kell, he begins to unravel a conspiracy that reaches far beyond the munitions factory.
I really wanted to love this book – a spy thriller with Sherlock Holmes connections, on paper it sounds like just my thing but something is just not connecting with me. I started reading this a month ago and I’m only about halfway through. I enjoy it well enough when I’m reading it but if I have to put it down for any reason I’m not desperate to pick it back up again, I ended up in a bit of a slump as I was reluctant to start anything else but could quite easily go a week without picking this up again. I will get it finished though!
The Stolen Girls by Patrica Gibney – The young woman standing on Lottie’s step was a stranger. She was clutching the hand of a young boy. ‘Help me,’ she said to Lottie. ‘Please help me.’
One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend.
Could this be the same girl?
When a second victim is discovered by the same man, with the murder bearing all the same hallmarks as the first, Lottie needs to work fast to discover how else the two were linked. Then two more girls go missing.
Detective Lottie Parker is a woman on the edge, haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her family together through difficult times. Can she fight her own demons and catch the killer before he claims another victim?
I started this one on Monday, The Stolen Girls is the second in the DI Lottie Parker series, I read The Missing Ones at the end of May and really loved it, my review is still sitting in a notepad but will be on here soon! So far I’ve only had chance to read it on my commute so I’m still pretty early on, but enjoying it so far!
What did you recently finish reading?
On Sunday I finished Ask No Questions by Lisa Hartley. I was asked to be part of the blog tour for this, the tour isn’t until towards the end of July, but I’ve got an exam coming up, and I was a bit concerned if I left reading it much longer I’d run out of time to write a review. Turns out it was the perfect book to get me out of my slump! I finished this one in less than 24 hours and really enjoyed it! You’ll be able to see my review as part of the tour on 22nd July!
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m not sure, I’m thinking July is going to be a bit of a Crime/Thriller month for me, I’ve got a few Bookouture titles on my NetGalley TBR and their authors so far this year have been on fire so I’m looking forward to working my way through them! I’ll also be reading whatever happens to be the first book sent to me in my round-robin which is exciting and I’m looking forward to the surprise!
Speaking of which I’m planning on finalising the mailing list for it this weekend so if you’ve not signed up yet and you want to share one of your favourite books with others come sign up! Feel free to ask any questions! *ends shameless plug*
Let me know what you’re reading in the comments!