Hello and a happy Monday to you. Welcome to damppebbles and to another fantastic #R3COMM3ND3D2018 post. If you’re new to the blog or if you haven’t seen my regular #R3COMM3ND3D feature before, then allow me to explain what it’s all about.
#R3COMM3ND3D2018 is a chance for bookish types to share the book love. A chance to shout about three books which other bookish types just can’t miss. It doesn’t matter what genre they are, who wrote them or who publishes them. The only catch is that they must have been published last year in 2018. Today I am delighted to welcome author and book blogger Rosemarie Cawkwell to the blog. Rosemarie blogs over at Rosie Writes so hop on over and check it out and make sure you scroll down to find out more about Rosemarie’s books.
Without further ado, here are Rosemarie’s choices…
In Bloom by C.J. Skuse
Rhiannon, the main character, is funny and a serial killer. I loved the first book in the series, and couldn’t wait to read this instalment. Its a different take on the crime novel, and written in first person so you see the thought processes and get an understanding of Rhiannon’s motives.
Turn A Blind Eye by Vicky Newham
New author, but with a background in psychology, Vicky Newham has drawn on her experiences working in inner London schools to write this tense crime novel following D.I. Maya Rahman as she investigates a series of deaths that seem to be connected to a local school. I loved the details of place and characterisation.
We Were Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard trans. by David Warriner
This book was so beautifully written and excellently translated, and the complex crime involved a cast of strange characters.
Great choices, thank you Rosemarie. I have Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse on the terrifying TBR and can’t wait to read it. I’ve heard so many good things.
If Rosemarie has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more information about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
I’m an autistic, mentally ill writer and book blogger from Lincolnshire. In 2017 I self-published the first two novels in my fantasy series, with plans to release two more in 2019. Possibly. I’ve been reviewing book on my blog for seven years, and charting my journey through mental illness and autism diagnosis. I’ve almost finished an MA in Creative Writing, and have started a crime novel set in Lincoln as part of my dissertation. I hope to get that one finished by 2020. I review a variety of books, but tend to focus on crime fiction at the minute.
Fire Betrayed (The FIRE Series Book 2) by Rosemarie Cawkwell
The war between Albon and Sumoast is over, and the Northern Isles are again at peace. Lizzy Albon looks forward to a future of little responsibility after years of co-ruling with her father. With the return of Queen Jocinta and a new lord in Tarjan, it looks like a lasting peace has been made between the warring nations. Lizzy’s personal life settles down too, and she hopes for a quiet life in her own home.
Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. When elections turn violent and Jocinta supports the rise of a theocracy, Lizzy and her friends are forced once again to fight a war, this time on home soil.
If you’re a book blogger, author or you work in publishing then I would love for you to pick three of your favourite titles from this year for #R3COMM3ND3D2019. If you would like to take part please fill in the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/eB61BtchBCGKtJZM9):