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Friday Finds #September 30th

Friday Finds is a meme currently hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat This is an opportunity to share the books that you have recently found and added to your TBR.

 I added four books to my bookshelf this week. They are all from NetGalley.

Stay With me by Ayobami Adebayo

 ayobami‘There are things even love can’t do… If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love…’

Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything – arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, dances with prophets, appeals to God. But when her in-laws insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. It will lead to jealousy, betrayal and despair.

Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 80s Nigeria, Stay With Me sings with the voices, colours, joys and fears of its surroundings. Ayobami Adebayo weaves a devastating story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the wretchedness of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about our desperate attempts to save ourselves and those we love from heartbreak.

I was super excited to find this one on NetGalley. It is my first African Literature from the site and I really like the sound of it.

 

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

 5th-avenueIt will take a Christmas miracle for two very different souls to find each other in this perfectly festive fairy tale of New York!

Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she’s given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous—and mysterious—owner.

Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, he’s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn’t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?

I decided to get something different this time and went for a Christmas romance.

 

pretty wicked.jpgPretty Wicked by Kelly Charron

The daughter of a local police detective, fifteen-year-old Ryann has spent most of her life studying how to pull off the most gruesome murders her small Colorado town has ever seen.

But killing is only part of it. Ryann enjoys being the reason the cops are frenzied. The one who makes the neighbors lock their doors and windows on a hot summer’s day. The one everyone fears but no one suspects.

Carving out her own murderous legacy proves harder than she predicted. Mistakes start adding up. And with the police getting closer, and her own father becoming suspicious, Ryann has to prove once and for all that she’s smarter than anyone else—or she’ll pay the ultimate price.

I read reviews of this book written by Kim @ By Hook or by Book and Lauren’s Page Turner and I just had to request this book on NetGalley. Thankfully, I got approved. Thanks ladies for the recommendation!

 

excitedAnd now, drum-roll please…..Robert Bryndza’s latest book is now available on NetGalley. I saw it yesterday and immediately requested it. Seriously, I didn’t even read the blurb at that time. Luckily, the approval email came in just a few minutes later. I really enjoyed The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker .Dark Water by Robert Bryndza will be published on October 20th.

dark-water

Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning.

When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child.

The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago.

As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on.

Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn’t want this case solved. And they’ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.

From the million-copy bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker, comes the third heart-stopping book in the Detective Erika Foster series.

Have you read these books yet?Have you read the other two books by Robert Bryndza in the Detective Erika Foster series?And have you added any books to your bookshelf this week? Let me know.

Happy Friday!

 

 

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14 comments on “Friday Finds #September 30th

  1. Jay Alonzo
    September 30, 2016

    I should’ve used this meme instead of putting my finds on Top 10 Thursday. haha

    • Diana
      September 30, 2016

      You can still do it next week if you add any more books to your shelves:-)

  2. Birdie
    September 30, 2016

    Pretty Wicked sounds crazy! Kind of like I Hunt Killers, except if Jazz was really a murderer. I may have to go request that. 🙂

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      It is crazy and if you like books that feature crime,serial killers then this is great in a different kind of way.I haven’t read I hunt killers.I’ll look for that.

      • Birdie
        October 2, 2016

        It’s about a teenager that was raised by a serial killer. It was good.

  3. ChicNerdReads
    September 30, 2016

    Congrats on your approval on Dark Water. I think out of all the books you mentioned, that’s the one that seriously caught my attention. Adding to my TBR but I saw that its part of a series. Would I have to read the other two? Or is it one of those standalone books but have the same character in each one?

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      Yeah,it is.The characters are the same throughout the series but each book tackles a new case so I think you can read them as standalones though if you get the first two then that would be great

      • ChicNerdReads
        October 2, 2016

        Thanks so much!!! I would much rather read from the start then so I can understand the characters.

  4. Donna
    September 30, 2016

    I’m not fond of Christmas and I enjoy romance only in small doses, but Miracle of 5th Avenue sounds so cute! I can’t wait to read your thoughts on it! Another Robert Bryndza?? I am so late to the party! I still haven’t read the first book…

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      Thanks.Robert Bryndza books are great Donna.You should check out the first one when you get a chance 🙂

  5. Annie
    September 30, 2016

    I’m reading Pretty Wicked too 😀 Loved the blurb haha So creepy!

    • Diana
      October 2, 2016

      Great.I can wait to read your review on it 🙂

  6. Yvo
    October 3, 2016

    Great finds! I also requested Dark Water as soon as I saw it at Netgalley. 😉 I can’t wait to start reading it!

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