Book Blogger Hop #22

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This week question:

Do you read books over 400 pages? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

Yes. I usually don’t look at how  many pages a book has when I buy them. I usually look at the pages at the end of the year and maybe I’m far behind in my Goodread challenge so I need to read as many books as possible in less time possible so I look at what I have that can make  me reach that goal faster (like last year) so I look at what book I have that it has less pages so I read it. (But that happened only one time and as I said it was last year. It won’t happen again!)

Red Bones

Red Bones

, Book # 3
Pan Books
August 28, 2018 November 13, 2018

An island shrouded in mist and a community with secrets buried in the past . . .

When a young archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains, the island settlers are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery?

Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident in the middle of the night. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson.

The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations.

Surrounded by people he doesn't know and in unfamiliar territory, Jimmy finds himself out of his depth. Then there's another death and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again.

About the book

Red Bones is the third book in the series about the Shetland Islands, small islands at the north of Scotland. This book talks about an archaeologist site in which two young women believe that a merchant family lived in the area and they’re trying to find the remains. But instead of walls and coins, they find human remains. Are they ancient or recent?

In the meantime the owner of the house where the site is located, is found dead. Is it an accident or a homicide?

To make things worst, the body of one of the two women is found, suicide or homicide?

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New Releases Monday #13

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.

Resistance Women

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American—Mildred Fish Harnack—and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin.

After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work—but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.

As Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power, Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist. Mildred gathers intelligence for her American contacts, including Martha Dodd, the vivacious and very modern daughter of the US ambassador. Her German friends, aspiring author Greta Kuckoff and literature student Sara Weitz, risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime.

For years, Mildred’s network stealthily fights to bring down the Third Reich from within. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.

Inspired by actual events, Resistance Women is an enthralling, unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil, sacrificing their own lives and liberty to fight injustice and defend the oppressed.

  • Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Series: —
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Expected Release Date: May 14th 2019
  • Publisher: William Morrow
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Book Blogger Hop #21

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This week question:

Do you continue with a book even though you aren’t liking it? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

Usually yes. To move my behind and read it I tell myself: “you bought it, you spent money on it, so now you must finish it”. A book, it really needs to suck for me to put it down. Or be a genre that I usually don’t read and for whichever reason I have it in my house (usually I don’t buy them).

Strong As Steel

Strong As Steel

, Book # 10
Forge Books
April 23rd 2019
February 23, 2019 February 27, 2019

ISBN: 0765384671
ISBN13: 9780765384676
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Tough-as-nails Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in this electrifying ninth installment of the series, by USA Today bestselling author Jon Land

1994: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a mass murder on a dusty freight train linked to a mysterious, missing cargo for which no record exists.

The Present: His daughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself on the trail of that same cargo when skeletal remains are found near an excavation site in the Texas desert. She’s also dealing with the aftermath of a massacre that claimed the lives of all the workers at a private intelligence company on her watch.

These two cases are connected by a long buried secret, one that men have killed and died to protect. Caitlin and her outlaw lover Cort Wesley Masters must prove themselves to be as strong as steel to overcome a bloody tide that has been rising for centuries.

About the book

The book begins in the past, 1959 a ship arrives in the Turkish port of Ordu with the dead crew. Time jump to 1964 Mexico City, Mexico, a girl is bringing wedding rings to her parents’ wedding and hears “fireworks”, they are gunshots and both parents are killed. 1994 Texas Fort Stockton, a group of Mexican men, perhaps belonging to the drug cartel, are found dead. Jim Strong investigates.

Today Dallas, Texas, Caitlin Strong accompanies Captain Bub McNelly, captain of the Texan Criminal Investigation Division, to serve a search warrant in an information-gathering company and the pandemonium breaks out when they enter.

Caracas, Venezuela, Guillermo Paz is hanged, but just before the hanging trapdoor opens, the pandemonium breaks out.

Nigeria, Enrico Molinari, the faceless man, must punish the infidels, those who have turned their backs on his God. And for this reason,  he gathers the firstborn males of a village, all kids, and has them killed.

Are all these cases connected?

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