I am delighted to welcome the very lovely Cathy Ryan of the wonderful Between The Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff blog to damppebbles today. What always amazes me about Cathy’s blog is the variety of books she reviews. Between The Lines was one of the first blogs I followed as a newbie blogger (still am a newbie, ha!) and Cathy has been so supportive since day one.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 gives book bloggers and authors the opportunity to recommend three must-read titles published in 2017. I am thrilled Cathy is joining me today to share to her three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 picks.
Here are Cathy’s choices…
The Dry by Jane Harper
It’s a well structured, compelling mystery with surprises I didn’t see coming. The past and present blend seamlessly in the measured pace of the narrative. It’s a character driven story which unfolds believably, with the emotions and human frailties easily imagined in such a dire situation and rural setting, where there is no escape.
The Quiet Child by John Burley
The Quiet Child is a haunting and tense mystery, alternating between the kidnapped boys’ captivity and the desperation of the hunt to find them. The contrast between police investigations then and now is huge, you forget and take for granted just how much things have moved on. Back then even tracing a phone call required considerable time and effort. With lots of vivid imagery and detailing, the narrative moves along relentlessly with blindsiding twists.
Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
This book is filled with suspense, emotion and is a fast paced, gripping read. With several compelling, well defined characters, the plot is put together brilliantly. Each time I thought I knew where it was going there was another unexpected twist. The protagonist’s quest for answers and his desire to get to the bottom of the secrets surrounding the original group of high school friends leads to more questions than answers.
Excellent, thank you so much for joining me today Cathy. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Dry’ but the other two titles are going on my wishlist!
If Cathy has managed to tempt you (as well as me!), or if you would like to find out more about the books she has recommended then please click the following amazon.co.uk links:
I’ve always loved reading and books have been a constant throughout my life. Now I enjoy sharing, and finding new books through the wonderful blogging community. My ideal job would be in a book/coffee shop – the best of both worlds! Photography is a fairly new hobby which I’m having lots of fun with. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking by the sea with my dog, exploring new places, music and going to the theatre. And possibly the odd glass or two of wine! We’ve moved around quite a bit and are now based in (windy) North Wales.
My thanks to Cathy for joining me today. Make sure you pop back tomorrow when I welcome Chantelle Atkins, author of ‘Tree of Rebels’, to damppebbles with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 picks.