Hello and a very happy Saturday to you! It’s the weekend at last. The nights are drawing in and there’s a definite chill in the air (here in the UK anyway!) so what better way to spend the frosty November nights than curled up with a good book. And we’ve got some cracking reads for you today!
It’s day 5 of #R3COMM3ND3D2021 and joining me today is an author whose books I love. It’s the lovely Anne Coates who writes the brilliant Hannah Weybridge series, which is currently being republished by the fabulous Red Dog Press. If you’ve not picked up one of Anne’s books yet then make sure you change that ASAP (purchase links for Dancers in the Wind – book one in the series – are below). Anne also has a new book titled Stage Call out in January so make sure you look out for that too.
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2021? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors, book bloggers and bookstagrammers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2021. To make things interesting there are a couple of teeny, tiny rules; 1) the book must have FIRST been published in 2021 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉
As this is the fifth year of #R3C, things are going to be a smidge different this year. There’s a scary deadline involved *shudder*. The #R3COMM3ND3D application form will only be open until midday (GMT) on Wednesday 1st December. If you would like to take part in #R3C this year (and I would LOVE you to!) then please get your three choices in sooner rather than later. Any posts scheduled for later in December will be brought forward and I will close the series early if I’m not able to fill all of the available dates. The form is at the bottom of this post if you fancy taking part.
Let’s find out which three books Anne has chosen for us…
No Honour by Awais Khan
Not an easy read but No Honour is a book not to be ignored. Explores the tradition of honour killings but wrapped in love and ending on a high note.
Anne’s Review of No Honour
The Killing Kind by Jane Casey
A compelling legal thriller told in the first person. Casey skilfully weaves fear and trepidation into small, everyday acts; doubt and despair into commonplace as well as extraordinary situations.
Anne’s Review of The Killing Kind
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
Brilliant narrative told from the viewpoints of Ted, Lauren, Olivia and Dee. Each narrator has their own agenda but can you rely on any of their memories of what has occurred and what is happening?
Anne’s Review of The Last House on Needless Street
Wonderful choices, thank you Anne. I’m yet to read two of these but they sound so good they’re going straight on the wish list. This is the second time we’ve seen The Last House on Needless Street and we haven’t even been going a week yet! I doubt it will be the last too…
About Dancers in the Wind (Hannah Weybridge #1):
SHE IS HUNTING FOR THE TRUTH, BUT WHO IS HUNTING HER?
Freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is commissioned by a national newspaper to write an investigative article on the notorious red light district in Kings Cross. There she meets prostitute Princess, and police inspector in the vice squad, Tom Jordan.
When Princess later arrives on her doorstep beaten up so badly she is barely recognisable, Hannah has to make some tough decisions and is drawn ever deeper into the world of deceit and violence. Three sex workers are murdered, their deaths covered up in a media blackout, and Hannah herself is under threat.
As she comes to realise that the taste for vice reaches into the higher echelons of the great and the good, Hannah realises she must do everything in her power to expose the truth …. and stay alive.
About Anne Coates:
Author of the Hannah Weybridge crime thriller series currently being republished by Red Dog Press. New book Stage Call out in January 2022.
If you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/pHinvKCHGP89wumn9)