Review

Can’t Go Back. Debra Webb

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Published: Thomas & Mercer
Date: 14th December 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

The past and the present collide in the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb’s Devlin & Falco series, threatening everything these two detectives care about.

Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco arrive at the scene of a double homicide to discover that nothing makes sense. A woman and her child are dead, and though the husband says he killed them, the evidence says otherwise. Why would a man confess to unspeakable murders he didn’t commit?

What starts as an open-and-shut case explodes into a web of new leads. Devlin and Falco get to work tracking down every single one—including a disturbing connection between the murders and Falco’s dark past.

Can’t go Back  by Debra Webb is the third book in the series. Like any good thriller we are right into the action. However there is a very deft fill in of the characters and place,  And boom, we are into the next case.  

Luke and Debra make a great detective team, and as it happens they are not only that. Their relationship is also developing. And while Tori – Debra’s daughter is away, they are trying the live – in arrangement.  I really liked seeing their relationship growing and the way Debra is there to show her trust and support of Luke.

And Luke needs that, because as they chase down a grisly case of arson and murder, they find that Luke’s undercover work from some time ago is also somehow mingling with the new case and making it all that extra bit dangerous.

I was happy to see Sadie who we got to know in previous books had a small cameo contribution and to see how her life was turning out.

A riveting read, with lots of twists and turns. There is more than one bad guy and of course with Luke and Debra on the trail, they won’t get away with anything. And while part of a series could be read as a stand alone.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Month in Review

November Round UP

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Total books read this month:  11

New to me authors:

Roisin Meaney.  Irish Author. And yes I would read another book by her.

Top Books for November.

My two 5 star books. One a print book and one an audiobook. January LaVoy bumped up Legacy  to a five star read for me as the narrator.

Cottage by the Sea – Think this one might be my favourite Debbie Macomber book. Sad beginning, wonderful characters and loved the found family aspect and everything working out for the best. Perfect comfort read.

Looking forward to reading in December.

A review book – the final instalment of the Devlin and Falco series, due out on 14th of December.

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Review of Reading Goals for November

I did read almost  two kindle books after  every one print book, however I only got two from  my own Kindle shelf. I would have liked more, but that’s the way. With three Kindle review books – it added up to five.

Three audiobooks completed this month. Three print books – one from the library and two from my own shelf.

Main Reading Goals for December.

Read some Christmas books! I have acquired quite a few recently!

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
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I had a really good week. It looks like I did a lot of reading and I did. But there were also outings and some sewing. One day we had really cold weather – like back to winter – and by 10am I lit the fire and sat by it all day and read. Don’t think I even did that in winter!

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At the End of the Day.  Liz Byrski

Books by Irish Authors

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Hope you are all well. Time moves on. I was out for a walk and passed a tree that seemed not so long ago had beautiful autumn leaves all on the ground. Now full of new leaves and spring blossom.  Yesterday I planted some beans, might be a bit too early but will replant if these don’t sprout.

What did I do with the week gone by? Well read of course. I will keep going with the Patience Griffin series as I quite enjoyed the first one.  And totally engrossed in the Debra Webb suspense one.  My main sewing machine is not back but I do have a back up one I have been using so some patchwork and quilting!

I watched Delta Covid numbers go up in the Auckland and northern areas on New Zealand. The government have let go the elimination strategy, Delta is too catchy! Plus the underworld elements can’t keep rules so govt is endeavouring to play catch up with vaccinations.  We have our share of course of people with weird ideas and also “not going to be told what to do!” You know, the two year old element in society!

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All About Ella.   Meredith Appleyard

Five Books From Five Shelves

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Book Connections

Recent Book Buys!

It’s the time of year when there are so many new books coming on the market. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t buy books this year, but I’ve broken my promise and I think it’s not going to be any better in the next month or two!  So five recently published books I’ve bought. Some I have and some are on the way as they all come from the Book Depository. Our shops don’t usually carry these authors.

book club Many of you will be familiar with this, I tossed up buy or library but decided buy because then I can read it at leisure when ready.

With the help of books, laughter, and the joy of ever evolving friendships, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara find the courage to navigate new and surprising chapters of their lives as they seek their own versions of happily-ever-after.

Firekeepers Daughter final 7.12 This is both a debut novel and a YA thriller. I have seen some really good reviews for it and so I’ve chosen it to read.

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother.

Gone too farI read the first one in this series awhile back and the library still only has it on order. So I decided to buy as I really liked the first one.

As veteran detectives of the Birmingham Police Department, Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco have seen it all. So when the city’s new hotshot deputy district attorney turns up dead as part of a double homicide, the partners immediately get to work.

The Shell collector I heard about this one on a podcast and it isn’t at the library so that was a good excuse to buy! Plus I see Mary from Bookfan gave it 5 stars. Need no more reason at all to buy.

From USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle, The Shell Collector is a touching novel of a friendship that crosses generations, and learning how even the smallest gifts can change a life for good.

The Last thing he told meSo many reviewers have given this good hype and as I was no.33 at the library for it I decided to take my name off the list and buy it.

We all have stories we never tell.
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her.

Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

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Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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I did get some good reading done earlier in the week and then…. I fell down the rabbit hole of quilting.  It’s really like books, I see all these patterns and fabric I want to get into, and of course I can’t do it all… but I want to! Rather like wanting to read all those books I just don’t quite make it to.

What I read last week:

Had a good reading week. Loved all the books completed.  The Ellery Adams book was audio and very good in that format. I’ll just have to keep going with the series as I will with the Debra Webb books. It had that fast pace I was needing.  I love women’s fiction but sometimes I need a change and that was perfect.

What I am reading now:

The Australian/NZ cover of this book. I am really enjoying it.  For review.

The Last Night in London

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I enjoy this Australian author and the book has come in from the library.

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Last Week’s Posts

The Summer Seekers.  Sarah Morgan

Another Generation of Readers

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