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Friday Finds #November 11th

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

I added four eBooks to my TBR list this week. These are books that I really wanted to read but couldn’t get as ARCs. I saw Grisham’s book on NetGalley after it was shelved and no longer available. However, since I like all things Grisham, I had to wait for the release and get the book. I requested Jodi and Moretti’s books on NetGalley but didn’t get approved. Killing Kate by Alex Lake was a book that I decided to get since I enjoyed the first book by the author, After Anna. This is the first time that I am buying eBooks. It doesn’t feel the same as physical books but at least they are books that I am genuinely interested in reading.

 Source: Purchased

whistlerThe Whistler by John Grisham

We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice.
But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens.

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history.

What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous.

Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else

small-great-thingsSmall Great Things by Jodi Piccoult

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

vanishingThe Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti

Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife to handsome, charming Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. She is a member of Manhattan’s social elite. She is on the board of one of the city’s most prestigious philanthropic organizations. She has a perfect Tribeca penthouse in the city and a gorgeous lake house in the country. The finest wine, the most up-to-date fashion, and the most luxurious vacations are all at her fingertips.

What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe’s life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasn’t Zoe at all. Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her. As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she—whoever she is—vanishes completely.

killing-kateKilling Kate by Alex Lake

A serial killer is stalking your home town.He has a type: all his victims look the same.

And they all look like you.

Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town – and his victims all look like her.

It could, of course, be a simple coincidence. Or maybe not.She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer? Or is the truth something far more sinister?

 

Have you added any books to your bookshelf this week? Let me know.

 

Happy Friday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 comments on “Friday Finds #November 11th

  1. itsbooktalk
    November 11, 2016

    Looks like some great Friday finds! I’m still waiting on The Vanishing Year from my library. I’ll put up my friday finds shortly:)

    • Diana
      November 11, 2016

      Looking forward to seeing your new finds. I hope that you will get The Vanishing Year soon 🙂 Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Annie
    November 11, 2016

    All look awesome, haven’t read a Grisham in so long. I still think I prefer the movies based on his books haha

    Vanishing Year was a very entertaining read, I hope you enjoy it 😀

    • Diana
      November 12, 2016

      I can’t wait to read Vanishing Year as soon as I get through the ARCs.Sounds like a good read.Grisham movies are good but the books are great 🙂 Have a lovely weekend

  3. Megan @ bookslayerReads
    November 11, 2016

    I was just talking about a John Grisham book on my Hype or Like Friday post today! I haven’t read this one by him yet though.

    • Diana
      November 12, 2016

      Its his latest book.Sounds interesting though.I like your Hype or Like Post.It has gotten me intrigued in Six of Crows which I’ve never thought of reading before.Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  4. Yvo
    November 12, 2016

    Great additions! All four sound like great read and I hope you will enjoy them. Happy reading and have a great weekend! 🙂

  5. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku
    November 13, 2016

    What an eclectic list! I love the diversity here. None of these books are on my own TBR strangely. I did recently pick up The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and A Monster Calls. I am excited to dig into them!

    • Diana
      November 15, 2016

      I hope that you will enjoy your new additions. A Monster Calls has great reviews. I can’t wait to see what you think about it.

  6. rosemawrites
    November 14, 2016

    Bookmarking! Bookmarking!!! Bookmarking!!!

    • Diana
      November 14, 2016

      Haha bookmark away ❤

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