I’ve shown pictures already on Twitter and Facebook but in case you missed them, I’m going to group them all in one post here. The beginning of the year started brilliantly for me and I’m so happy with my book presents!
Psycho Analysis by V.R. Stone
I received Psycho Analysis from the author himself AND it has a personal message. Signed books count, stats: 3. It’s about a female serial killer, so that’s right into my league 🙂
The One by John Marrs
I won this one in a Facebook competition (thank you also Tracy Fenton and Kaisha @The Writing Garnet!) and while you may think it’s a dating book, it’s absolutely not.. It’s a thriller too!
Deep Down Dead by Steph Bruadribb
I’m part of the blog tour for Deep Down Dead at the end of January and I’ve signed up for a review so big thank you to Orenda Books for my copy !
The Owl always hunts at night by Samuel Bjork
I received this one courtesy of Transworld Books. I received What Alice Knew last year from them too and while that one wasn’t entirely my thing, I have high hopes that this one will really be more for me. I’m very curious about this one because I haven’t read many Scandinavion authors yet. A few years ago I’ve read a few books by Camilla Lackberg but that’s about it.
When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found.
Detective Mia Krüger has been signed off work pending psychological assessment. But her boss has less regard for the rules than he should. Desperate to get Mia back in the office, Holger Munch offers her an unofficial deal.
But the usually brilliant Mia is struggling and the team are unable to close the case. Until a young hacker uncovers something that forces the team to confront the scope of the murderer’s plans and face the possibility that he may already be on the hunt for a second victim.
Phantom Limb by Lucinda Berry
Every time I say to myself I’m not going to accept any more books for review but then I got a mail from Lucinda Berry’s publisher and not only did the blurb capture my attention, I was especially interested because I read the background of Ms. Berry.
She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specializing in trauma and children. She is the Assistant Director of Evidence-based Practice at UCLA’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. She uses her clinical experience to create compelling tales that blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction.
Emily and Elizabeth spend their childhood locked in a bedroom and terrorized by a mother who drinks too much and disappears for days. The identical twins are rescued by a family determined to be their saviors.
But there’s some horrors love can’t erase…
Elizabeth wakes in a hospital, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak. The last thing she remembers is finding Emily’s body in their bathroom. Days before, she was falling in love and starting college. Now, she’s surrounded by men who talk to themselves and women who pull out their eyebrows.
As she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Emily’s death, she discovers shocking secrets and holes in her memory that force her to remember what she’s worked so hard to forget—the beatings, the blood, the special friends. Her life spins out of control at a terrifying speed as she desperately tries to unravel the psychological puzzle of her past before it’s too late.
Phantom Limb is a character-driven mystery that begs to be read in a single setting. The shocking and shattering conclusion will make you go back and read it again.
The Executioner by Chris Carter
I’ve already read a few books by Chris Carter (I started in the middle of his series) and I don’t need any convincing what an amazing author he is. This is Book 2, which I haven’t read yet, and when I saw a message on Facebook that it was FREE for a limited time on Amazon I knew I had to download it pronto. It’s mine now :-). Still have to get my hands on the first one and I can start reading from the beginning now.
So that’s it. These are going to keep me occupied for some weeks and you’ll see my reviews soon. Please let me know if you’ve read any of these books yet, I’d love to know your thoughts.