March Book Haul

After a few months (okay 2) I finally bought some new books! I wanted to read all (almost all) the books that I already have in my possession but one book that I really liked to have was discounted in March so why not buy 3?  or 5? Anyway here they are.

Dark Secrets by Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt.

I wanted to buy this book because it has been on my “to buy” list for long, it was a little bit more expensive that the ones I usually buy but I wanted it! And I need it for the Popsugar reading challenge (book by two authors).  This is the first book in the Sebastian Bergman Series.

It all begins with a call to the police. A sixteen-year-old boy, Roger Eriksson, has gone missing in the town of Västerås. A search is organized and a group of young scouts makes an awful discovery in a marsh: Roger is dead.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Bergman, psychologist, criminal profiler and one of Sweden’s top experts on serial killers, is in Västerås to settle his mother’s estate following her death. Sebastian has withdrawn from police work after the death of his wife and daughter in the 2004 tsunami.

When the Crime Investigation Department asks Sebastian for his help in Roger’s case, his arrogant manner at first alienates the rest of the team. Pushing forward, though, they begin to make disturbing discoveries about the private school Roger attended….

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2018 Cloak and Dagger Challenge

I have joined the 2018 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge.

I’m a bit late joining but there are still signs up so I think it’s still okay. I don’t know whether the books I’ve already read since the new year are fine for the challenge, I will check back later and modify this post if they don’t count. I will add them for now. If you’re reading this and it’s after April 15 that means it’s fine, if not I will have added an “Edit” note at the end.

I read a lot of mysteries, I pretty much read only them (that’s why I always have trouble finding titles for other challenges) so I’m going for 26-35 books – Inspector.

Reviews for these books will come during this year, I will update this post when they are published.

I need to remember to use #CloakDaggerChal tag when posting…

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The Mermaids Singing

The Mermaids Singing Book Cover The Mermaids Singing
Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, Book 1
Val McDermid
Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery, Thriller
HarperCollins
1995
Paperback
464

This was the summer he discovered what he wanted at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage—or the power to stop it...

About the Book

Apparently a TV show was made from this series, but I didn’t know… that’s quite strange for a TV addict like me.

The book starts in Italy, my country (quite surprised because I didn’t know about it or didn’t remember, I do buy books like they are water and leave them in my e-Reader while I finish others) and I didn’t know it was so old (likewise, I don’t look at the publishing date when I buy books), it still had Lira as currency! Moreover it still had floppy disks and some of you may even not know what they are…

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Book Blogger Hop #8


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

This week question:

How many book clubs do you belong to? If you do belong to an in-person book club, do you have meetings in the day or evening? Do you meet at someone’s house or meet at a local restaurant or coffee house?  (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

My answer:

None. It’s not a big thing here in Italy I think…