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, Book # 2
September 1st, 2013
August 20, 2018 August 22, 2018

Lucy Black must protect the young and vulnerable . . . but can she protect herself?

Late December. A sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on a train line. Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is called to identify the body. The only clues to the dead teenager's last movements are stored in her mobile phone and on social media - and it soon becomes clear that her 'friends' were not as trustworthy as she thought. Lucy is no stranger to death: she is still haunted by the memory of the child she failed to save, and the killer she failed to put behind bars. And with a new boss scrutinizing her every move, she is determined that - this time - she will leave no margin for error.

About the book

Harry, a worker from the Derry railway line in Northern Ireland, finds a 16-year-young girl face down on the train track when he turns her around, he finds out that the girl has an open wound on her neck. The body was about to be crushed by a train that stopped because of some cable robbers.

Lucy Black is called on the scene as she is working on a case of a missing minor with her division. Lucy discovers that the body belongs to the missing girl and if the train had not stopped because of the theft, the case would have been ruled out as a suicide.

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New Releases Monday #7

In this category I will publish about new books, according to Meaning that I will choose a book each Monday, from the “New Releases” page @ GoodReads. I will choose random covers that speak to me, that are nice or cute, without looking at the author, genre or synopsis.

D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis and pave the way for Allied victory in World War II

In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Churchill believed Britain was locked in an existential battle and created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharp-shooting. Their job, he declared, was “to set Europe ablaze!” But with most men on the frontlines, the SOE did something unprecedented: it recruited women. Thirty-nine women answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. Half were caught, and a third did not make it home alive.

In D-Day Girls, Sarah Rose draws on recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the story of three of these women. There’s Odette Sansom, a young mother who feels suffocated by domestic life and sees the war as her ticket out; Lise de Baissac, an unflappable aristocrat with the mind of a natural leader; and Andrée Borrel, the streetwise organizer of the Paris Resistance. Together, they derailed trains, blew up weapons caches, destroyed power and phone lines, and gathered crucial intelligence—laying the groundwork for the D-Day invasion that proved to be the turning point in the war. Stylishly written and rigorously researched, this is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance, in which women continue to play a vital role.

  • Author: Sarah Rose
  • Genre: History & Biography
  • Expected Release Date: April 23rd 2019
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
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One Last Prayer for the Rays

One Last Prayer for the Rays
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, Book # 1
January 29th 2019
March 23, 2019 April 14, 2019

School should be the safest place in the world. Not this winter.

Detective Michael Yorke faces his most harrowing case yet.

When 12-year-old Paul disappears from school, Yorke’s only clue is a pool of animal blood. Fearing the worst, he turns toward the most obvious suspect, recently released local murderer, Thomas Ray.

But as the snow in Salisbury worsens, Ray’s mutilated body is discovered, and Yorke is left with no choice but to journey into the sinister heart of a demented family that has plagued the community for generations. Can he save the boy? Or will the evil he discovers change him forever?

The shocking and exhilarating new crime thriller will have you turning the pages late into the night.

About the book

I would like to thank NetGalley and the author for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. Obviously I read it in English.

Twelve-year-old Paul disappears from the school, a place that should be safe for students. Only clue, a pool of blood and a writing on the wall. But the blood doesn’t belong to Paul, nor is it human but animal. Paul’s only fault? to be a Ray. And the Ray family has a history of violence, murder and madness.

In fact one of his relatives, Thomas Ray, killed a nurse, wife of ex- policeman Harry because he thought the aliens had come to get him. But his body is found hanged and mutilated and therefore it could not have been him. What lies behind this family? What other secrets can they have?

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Book Blogger Hop #15

Click the image above to know what this is about! It’s fun!

This week question:

When reading a series, do you re-read the previous book/s before reading the newly released book? (submitted by Angelica @ Paperback Princess)

My answer:

No, except for A song of Fire and Ice (for the newbies: the book where Game of Thrones came from). I read the first books in 2003/2004 so when the last book came out I didn’t remember anything (or the most part). I will probably read the series again when the next book comes out (maybe in 10 years… seeing the author’s pace). And no. I’m not watching the TV series. I want to read the books first and then watch. (So at this pace again I will never watch the series… I just hope I will be able to read the books before my eyesight becomes bad… Come on Martin!! Write those books!) But for other series, no because I read mostly crime series and you really don’t need to remember all the details in those books (and because the authors write quickly so no need do fresh up my memory).



June 8th 2015
Isabel Adey
February 18, 2019 March 2, 2019

Jesse Berg is a successful paediatrician. Newly divorced, he spends his time caring for his young daughter, Isa. But Jesse has secrets in his past. Things he doesn't talk about.

When Jesse's ex-wife is murdered and his daughter abducted, his life spirals out of control. At the scene of the murder there is a message left for him. A message that makes it clear that he was the intended target of the attack.

Jesse would do anything to find Isa, and as a long-forgotten debt comes to light, he realises he must do the one thing he never wanted to do: go back to his past, and back to his old home. A place that almost killed him. A place where he learned to fight back.

About the book

The book takes place in two time frames, present with the story of Jesse and Jule trying to find and save Jesse’s daughter and the past in which we know the Jesse’s life at the institute where he was brought after being tormented by his violent father.

Jesse’s mother is dead, the father blames his uncle for killing her and also keeps telling Jesse that his brother was better. But Jesse doesn’t remember his brother actually he believes that he’s imaginary, he believes that is another way for his father to torture and hurt him.

When he can’t take it anymore, he manages to have social services intervene but this leads him to the institute of Adlershof directed by Alfred. Even here, however, life is not easy, but here he meets Sandra, his future wife who will give him a beautiful daughter, Isa. Or is it true? What happened before the “accident”? Jesse doesn’t remember, because while he was at the institute something happened that made him lose the memory of the boy he was before. But is this true? He doesn’t even remember his father! And why does that past seem to come back only now?

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