I think I’ve mentioned before how wonderful this feature has been in helping me discover new book blogs. And today I am delighted to welcome another ‘new to me’ blogger – Karen of Go Buy The Book. Karen has kindly joined me today to share her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where book bloggers and authors get to shout about three books they love. The only stipulation being, the books must have been published last year, in 2017.
Here are Karen’s choices…
Hope To Die by David Jackson (DS Nathan Cody #2)
The second in the Nathan Cody series sees a serial killer targeting people in various places of worship around the city of Liverpool. I’m a big fan of crime novels set in my home city and this one ticked all of the boxes for me with many iconic locations providing an atmospheric backdrop in a gripping, well-written book. The next book in the series is due for publication in 2018.
The Perfect Victim by Corrie Jackson (The Sophie Kent series)
This is a book that completely throws you off the scent and really makes you wonder if you can believe anything you are reading. When a woman is found drowned, journalist Charlie Swift is named as the prime suspect when it is revealed that they have been having an affair. His friend and colleague, Sophie Kent, is adamant that he is innocent but as more evidence comes to light, she begins to doubt herself. This is one of those books where you can’t bear to put it down as more and more revelations are made.
The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths (Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries #9)
I’m a big fan of the Ruth Galloway books by Elly Griffiths and this one was probably the most topical to date. When bones are found in tunnels underneath Norwich, DCI Nelson and his team fear that a serial killer may be targeting homeless people. A very well-written, emotive book that surely cements Elly Griffiths as one of the best crime writers around today.
Thanks for joining me today, Karen and for your excellent suggestions. My wishlist has just increased by two books! I’m 100% in agreement with you about David Jackson’s ‘Hope To Die’ as well, a brilliant series and one of my top reads of 2017.
If Karen has managed to tempt you or if you would like to find out more about her choices, please see the following amazon.co.uk links:
My preferred genre to read is crime/psychological thriller/ police procedural etc. This stems back to my teenage years when I used to enjoy watching the Ruth Rendell Mysteries on television and was prompted to work my way through the series of Inspector Wexford novels. I was truly devastated when Ruth Rendell died as it meant no more Reg Wexford! I suppose, though, my first dalliance with the genre was as a child reading books by Enid Blyton – to this day, The Mystery of the Missing Necklace remains one of my favourite stories! In recent years, I’ve also developed a penchant for genealogical fiction. Again, though, this genre tends to have a mystery aspect attached to it.
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My thanks to Karen for joining me today. Make sure you stop by tomorrow when I will be welcoming Claire Ayres of BrizzleLass Books with her #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.