Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend Reads February 27, 2015

The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole thriller (Harry Hole #5)


The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 3)

Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram—a five-pointed star—is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers—and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has little choice but to play nice.

Five days later, another woman is reported missing. When her severed finger is found adorned with a star-shaped red diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is on the loose. Determined to find the killer and expose the crooked Tom Waaler, Harry discovers the two investigations melding in unexpected ways. But pursuing the truth comes at a price, and soon Harry finds himself on the run and forced to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.

My Best Everything


My Best Everything

An Appalachian summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating in this debut novel about first loves, broken hearts, and moonshine.

Luisa "Lulu" Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.

Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends. Quickly realizing they're out of their depth, they turn to Mason, a local boy who's always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything?

My Best Everything is Lulu's letter to Mason--but it a love letter, an apology, or a good-bye?

The Girl on the Train


The Girl on the Train

Three women, three men, connected through marriage or infidelity. Each is to blame for something. But only one is a killer in this nail-biting, stealthy psychological thriller about human frailty and obsession. 
      Just what goes on in the houses you pass by every day? 
     Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and evening, rattling over the same junctions, flashing past the same townhouses.The train stops at the same signal every day, and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof terrace. Jason and Jess, as she calls them, seem so happy. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden. Soon after, Rachel sees the woman she calls Jess on the news. Jess has disappeared. 
     Through the ensuing police investigation, Rachel is drawn deeper into the lives of the couple she learns are really Megan and Scott Hipwell. As she befriends Scott, Rachel pieces together what really happened the day Megan disappeared. But when Megan's body is found, Rachel finds the chief suspect in the case. Plunged into a world of betrayals, secrets and deceptions, Rachel must confront the facts about her own past and her own failed marriage. 
     A sinister and twisting story that will keep you guessing at every turn,The Girl on the Train is a high-speed chase for the truth.

Covers and synopsis from goodreads.


Review of Wicked by Clover Donovan

Wicked (The Drake Chronicles #1)

Synopsis:
For brother and sister, Ethan and Emma Drake, their world is about to get flipped upside down when they discover a malicious warlock is after their power and they are descended from a dark bloodline.

And not to mention their deceased father was the most wicked warlock to walk the earth. 

While attempting to uncover their spine-chilling ancestry and keeping themselves alive at the same time, Ethan becomes tempted by the dark magic that lies within him... 

Can Ethan and Emma figure out how to stop the warlock and save each other all at once? Join Ethan and Emma as they race against time to save their lives, their world, and fall in love in all the wrong places. 

The first in THE DRAKE CHRONICLES by Clover Donovan.

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really loved this book. It was fast paced and easy to read. The story was captivating and different from other stories of this genre. I loved all the characters, even the evil ones, but especially the twins Ethan and Emma, and their possible love interest Adam and Logan. An absolutely fun read. I'm looking forward to book two. 


Books I bought in February 2015

The Obernewtyn Chronicles
by Isobelle Carmody
( The first six books in three bind up editions. )








The Forgotten Gods, Books One, Two and Three
by Sarah Pinborouh









Blue Monday
by Nicci French
















Feast Day of Fools
by James Lee Burke

















Try Darkness
by James Scott Bell

















Fever Dream
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

















Fairest
by Marissa Meyer

















The Uglies Series
by Scott Westerfeld







What did you buy this month? Let me know in the comments.