I read another 17 books in August, and published nine reviews, seven of which were blog tour stops. Good thing I had lots of days off as I needed to use up my annual leave - it’s weird taking holiday when there’s not really anywhere to go…
The Narrow Land, by Christine Dwyer Hickey - 4*
Cry Baby, by Mark Billingham - loved the 90s vibe and the first meeting between Thorne and Hendricks. 5*
Blood and Sugar, by Laura Shepherd-Robinson - 4*
The Adventures of China Iron, by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara - 4*
Fault Lines, by Doug Johnstone - 4.5*
Ruin Beach, by Kate Rhodes - 4.5*
The Seventh Train, by Jackie Carreira - 4*
Still Life, by Val McDermid - nothing but respect for my Queen of Crime. 5*
Broadwater, by Jac Shreeves-Lee - review coming soon! 4*
Road to Mercy, by T. J. Brearton - review coming soon! 4*
Reasons to Be Cheerful, by Nina Stibbe - 4*
The Good Son, by Paul McVeigh - oh, my heart! This book really put me through the wringer. 4.5*
Lots of non-fiction coming up this month! I loved Sue Black’s All That Remains, so I’m really excited to learn more about her work in Written in Bone. I’m on the blog tours for In Black and White and The Philosopher Queens (and got physical copies for review - squee!) and they both look so interesting!
Vera Stanhope is one of my favourite characters, let alone fictional detectives of all time, so naturally I’ve had Ann Cleeves’ The Darkest Evening on pre-order since it was announced. And to my shame, I only read Kate Rhodes’ brilliant Ruin Beach last month after having it on my TBR for over a year, and I definitely won’t be leaving Burnt Island that long!