Whew! This post a day for the month is a little more challenging than I thought and it’s only the 7th!
As you know, I usually post when I’ve finished a book and am adding there review, unless I’m sharing an announcement or new release details, so my blogging schedule basically doesn’t exist. I don’t even have one…I’d like to be that organized but between family time, full-time and part-time work with a little me time, doesn’t leave a whole lot on the clock in a day to post everyday or work on a blogging schedule for that matter.
That being said, it’s not that I couldn’t find the time, after all a lot of what we spend our time on in a day is choice and let’s face it, we can all be making better choices in that department. Especially with all the social media platforms nowadays.
Signing up to be part of Blogtober is hopefully going to give me the push I need to get on schedule, add a little more structure to my posting times and follow up on engagement more that I do. So far so good…
Without further or due…here’s what’s on my list this week
Revenge by Gaynor Torrance
Why are dead bodies appearing when no one has been reported missing…?
When mutilated female corpses are discovered in shallow woodland graves it becomes apparent that a serial killer is at large.
With no one reported missing, no apparent motive and no obvious suspect the investigation proves to be far from straightforward.
As suspicion falls upon those associated with the privately-owned woodland, it soon becomes clear that there are sinister secrets they are determined to hide.
Detective Inspector Jemima Huxley is put in charge of the case. But Jemima has dark secrets of her own…
Can Jemima lay her personal demons to rest?
Or will the case threaten to overwhelm her?
And can she catch the killer before more women turn up dead…?
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture!
“A visceral, darkly haunting fever dream of a novel and an absolute page-turner. Liggett’s deeply suspenseful book brilliantly explores the high cost of a misogynistic world that denies women power and does it with a heart-in-your-throat, action-driven story that’s equal parts horror-laden fairy tale, survival story, romance, and resistance manifesto. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author
Survive the year.
No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.
Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.
With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.
I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll
Every Wednesday, like clockwork, the terror returns.
It seems like an ordinary Wednesday, until the phone rings. A mysterious caller with a chilling threat. Journalist Alice Henderson hangs up, ready to dismiss it as a hoax against the newspaper. But the next Wednesday, the stalker makes another move—and it becomes clear that this is all about Alice.
Someone wants her to suffer, but for what? Her articles have made her a popular local champion—could it be her past rather than her work that’s put her life in danger? Alice is determined not to give in to fear, but with the police investigation at a dead end, her boyfriend insists on hiring private investigator Matthew Hill.
With every Wednesday the warnings escalate, until it’s not only Alice but also her family in the stalker’s sights. As her tormentor closes in, can Alice uncover what she’s being punished for before the terrifying threats become an unthinkable reality?
A Note From the Publisher
For more than twenty-five years as a journalist—including fifteen years as a BBC TV news presenter—Teresa Driscoll followed stories into the shadows of life. Covering crime for so long, she watched and was deeply moved by all the ripples each case caused, and the haunting impact on the families, friends and witnesses involved. It’s those ripples that she explores in her darker fiction. Teresa lives in beautiful Devon with her family. She writes women’s fiction as well as thrillers and her novels have been sold for translation in twenty languages. You can find out more about her books on her website, http://www.teresadriscoll.com, or by following her on Twitter @TeresaDriscoll or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TeresaDriscollAuthor.
The best way to social distance right now is through the screen! Let’s connect!
It’s time to end the panic, the anxiety and let go. We’re all dealing with a strange thing here, one that we’ve never had to worry about. This is worldwide and whatever it is that you’re feeling, it’s OK! Breathe and remind yourself of the warrior within.
Some helpful resources to help you get into the remote work groove!
The latest new releases this week in Mystery & Thrillers!
A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes.
Let the darkness descend. Dealing with death and love
These books are also scathing critiques of patriarchy. It’s hard not to notice that nearly every book features a female main character seeking freedom. Many times, it comes through the form of a boy who isn’t what he seems to be, further deepening the critique of systems created, cultivated, and thriving from masculine power.
Embrace the change and do something you like for once!
A few new reads to get you to the other side of the weekend!
A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
A forgotten love for fantasies, stories of Witches and Magic, Folklore and all the things I love, and a book that made me remember!
To be released in August 2020 – read the review now!
The hot topic of whether to wear a mask or not has taken over our feeds! Where do you stand?