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August Books on my Radar

August is also a good month for books coming out or just out. My five top books are…

Quarter to MidnightThe latest book in this romantic suspense series, Quarter to Midnight. However it is the start of a new wing of it and set in New Orleans. This means a reader could start here.  I have it ordered.

It features tough end investigators who are after justice – no matter what they have to do with it.

I’ll probably read this and then go back to my reading through the series as well.

Storm EchoThe latest in the pys/changeling series, Storm Echo, and I really like Nalini Singh series.  I know I thought I wasn’t into these kind of books until … I got invested in them. I already now have this one sitting on my shelf and even have it signed by Nalini Singh as I got it from a bookshop in Auckland where she lives.

You most likely don’t want to know what its about and that’s okay! Go read your books.

Other BirdsI don’t mind what Other Birds is about because its the authors name I go by here. However this is what it is about and I am in line for it through the library.

When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother’s apartment on an island outside of Charleston she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a girl on the run, two estranged middle-aged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer, and three ghosts. Each with their own story. Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn’t yet written.

The Secret of Bow LaneAnother series book The Secret of Bow Lane – which is set in England and has a little Downton Abbey feel to it.

A stranger who appears on Kat’s doorstep turns out to be one Charlotte Bristow, legal wife of Joe Bristow, the man Kat once believed herself married to—who she thought died at sea twelve years ago. Kat is jolted by Charlotte’s claims that not only was Joe murdered, but he had amassed a small fortune before he died. Charlotte makes the cook an offer she cannot refuse—if Kat can discover the identity of Joe’s murderer, Charlotte will give her a share of the fortune Joe left behind.   Sounds like a good read. At this point I am in line at the library for it.

book coverGirl Forgotten was definitely not on my radar, however a couple of good reviews plus hearing an interview on the radio has convinced me to give it a go. So have put myself again in the line for it at the library.

It’s a thriller and not my usual line of reading as I am a bit sensitive! However I can see what I think. Karen Rose books are pretty gritty so I might withstand this one!

It’s about who killed Emily Vaughan?

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14 thoughts on “August Books on my Radar”

    1. Yes Emily Jane each of her books stand alone, although each city is sort of linked by characters. I read my first Karen Rose book as a review book and the rest is history. I then had to back track!! My Quarter to Midnight is a bit slow arriving but I hope It will reach me soon.

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      1. I see. I feel like I will become a fan. I’m 100 pages in and am really enjoying it. It’s so great when you find an author that has a back catalogue!

        Fingers crossed ☺️

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    2. Yes Emily Jane each of her books stand alone, although each city is sort of linked by characters. I read my first Karen Rose book as a review book and the rest is history. I then had to back track!! My Quarter to Midnight is a bit slow arriving but I hope It will reach me soon. I see you review this on 23rd will keep my eyes out for it.

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  1. I have been eyeing Karen Rose books, but every time I go to an Amazon page and see that number, 600 plus pages, I move on. Sigh. Why do lengthy books intimidate me? I once read books of 1000 or more pages (Gone with the Wind!). Is it the tendency these days to try to read more books instead of savoring just one?

    Do you recommend any of them more than others? Do the pages fly by?

    Thanks for sharing.

    I do love Karin Slaughter’s books.

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    1. Karen Rose books are biggish but they read so fast! Often I read them faster than a 300 page one, as you say the pages fly by. And on a Kindle there of course is no weight. All her books are good and each one is really a stand alone, although each new city tends to carry same characters. I’d say choose a city you like and start with that one. Then if you don’t like it then drop it, if you like it read the next one in that city series. I read my first one for review and that’s how I got hooked!

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