‘When you want to, you’ll find a way to do it’
My mother’s words when she decided I needed to sort out a problem myself.
Those words always come to mind when I use the above trick of using the coasters to keep my page open….so I can read and knit at the same time. It can get a bit windy on the deck and I couldn’t keep the page open so a long time ago came up with the idea of propping the book against the circle of friends and using the coaster. I found a way 😊
Reading’s been slow since we got home, after devouring (10) books while we were in Bowen, I’ve only read two in the last three weeks. Two I thoroughly enjoyed.
Written by Australian author Joy Dettman and set in Melbourne I wizzed through The Silent Inheritance (2016) in just a few days.
It started slowly as all the characters were introduced- then became more interesting as each of their stories developed and their lives became entwined. A serial killer, bits of humour, past lives, families plus a lottery windfall, with an ending I thought was possible yet was surprised when it actually turned out that way.
Page 9:- For 20yrs the company had rented spacious rooms in an elderly building where an elderly lift made frequent requests for retirement. It appeared too to be losing it’s memory. He’d hit the ground floor button but was delivered to the basement car park
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The Girl in the Ice (2016) written by Robert Bryndza (a new to me author) was completely different. Described as a crime thriller/mystery it certainly was a page turner with short chapters that added just enough to the story to keep you wanting more.
A new police officer (with a past), police procedure, families, more murders brought into the mix, red herrings, little bits of ‘thoughts,’ from the murderer and an ending I certainly didn’t see coming
Book Blurb:- when a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.
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Talking of endings, its coming to the end of a coolish Monday, the last Monday in September….gosh where did this month go? After a quick walk this morning I met with a friend and passed on both books for her to read (and hopefully enjoy). Then I spent a quiet afternoon trying to decide what would be my next charity project.
And of course being Monday I took a little time over my afternoon green tea (giving the morning coffee up for while) wondering, wondering when I can get hold of another of the Erika Foster series (7 in all!) and whether Joy Dettman will bring those same Melbourne characters to life in another book? There ‘was’ a finish to the storyline yet it was a very open ending which could lead to series.
Oh and back to my original question- I’d be interested to know if any of you have read either of these books? If so what were your thoughts?