September Book Haul

This is what I bought in September, not much because I couldn’t look at Kobo website a lot since I was busy, but I did buy a little bit:

Lycke by Mikaela Bley.

New author for me and new series. This is the first book in the Emma Tamm’s Series.

‘Death, death, death,’ she whispered to herself. But it was already too late. The panic was growing inside her.

On a cold and stormy Friday in May, a young girl disappears without a trace from outside Stockholm’s Royal Tennis Hall.

The missing girl is Lycke, and assigned to report on her story is TV4’s hot-headed crime reporter Ellen Tamm. As the police begin their search, Ellen starts her own investigation, delving into Lycke’s life: her family, the nanny, the kids who taunted her at school.

As Ellen is drawn deeper into a tangle of secrets, lies, and betrayals — and frustrated by the odd behavior of Lycke’s family, as well as corrupt police, her upstart new boss, and the disturbing threats being made against her — she becomes more and more possessed by the task she has been given, tortured by the echoes of her own past, of the darkness that haunts her. Will she find Lycke before it is too late for either of them?

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The Darker Side

The Darker Side Book Cover The Darker Side
Smoky Barrett, Book 3
Cody Mcfadyen
Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery, Thriller
Hachette UK
May 14, 2009
ebook
463

Imagine a serial killer who has already struck a horrific number of times. A killer who discovers people's secrets -- the deepest, darkest secrets we keep even from ourselves -- and uses them to target and destroy his victims. The case begins with a shock, and the twists keep coming, when FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett and her team investigate a murder brazenly committed on a flight from Texas to Virginia. Who will the next victim be? Everyone in the world has secrets. Even Smoky.

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This is the 3rd book in the series. I loved the first book, not really that much the second but I loved this one. I couldn’t stop reading.

As I said before, I love serial killers, reading about them and their motivation. And more killings there are, more I like a book.

Smoky Barrett, an FBI agent, is called by the Director of the FBI himself to solve a very delicate case. A woman is murdered on the plane travelling from Texas to Virginia but is this only the beginning or is the end of the most prolific serial killer in American History?

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My Trip to Amalfi Coast – Part 1

In this part I tell you about my trip to Maiori in the South of Italy and to Amalfi and Positano.

We left on May 28 quite early and arrived about 6 in the afternoon (geez I was so tired!). We traveled all Italy long since I’m from the North and stopped a few times at the rest stops while on the highway.

Maiori is a small town on the coast and the streets to access the town, are not small, minuscule! If you’re used to American streets well… you probably have some problems driving there (I mean I’m used to Italian traffic and it was quite an experience for me too… I need to say we were on the bus so even worst!). The worst part was when we encounter cars from the other way and motorcycles surpassed us. I don’t know how many “almost-head-ons” we had. Anyway, after this scary drive we arrived at our hotel and had dinner (I never eaten so well during a vacation in a hotel as during this one, and I am very picky). Pasta with zucchini and shrimps and fried fish, yummy! and obviously dessert.Continue Reading

The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector Book Cover The Skin Collector
Lincoln Rhyme, Book 11
Jeffery Deaver
Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery, Thriller
Grand Central Publishing
May 13, 2014
ebook
448

A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York – one more devious and disturbing than ever before.

They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape . . .

Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased. As the pair struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. And with the clock rapidly ticking before the killer strikes again, they must untangle the twisted web of clues before more victims – or they themselves – are next.

About the Book

I forgot how much I loved Lincoln Rhyme!

More I read, more I find out about my “genre”, I like mystery and crime books, that is obvious but I like when there are a few chapters dedicated to the killer. If it’s a serial killer even better. I love when the killer “plays” with the detectives but unfortunately I always choose wrong books…

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July/August Book Haul

This is what I bought in July, oh man! Kobo had a .99 book sale, you can bet I bought everything and more:

Abandoned by Cody McFadyen.

Fourth book in Smoky Barrett Series. I had to buy this book in English because sold out in Italian and no Italian kobo version :cry:

The woman had been missing for almost eight years.
Someone watched her, stalked her, kidnapped her, and held her captive in the dark all that time. No ransom demand, and no suspects. No answers, even now that the woman has been found – thrown from an unmarked car in front of a beach-side wedding – alive but unbearably traumatized. All she can do is scream. Tracking a kidnapper who appears to have no motive, FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett and her team are plunged into the most sinister and disturbing case of their careers.Then they start to find the others.

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