I can’t believe 2020 is here already! It is crazy! We had a fab clearout last year although I can’t find the post which listed how many books were on my TBR list – Doh! I started this crazy feature on 6th March 2019!! I did have a break from it but that is a lot of weeks, books and awesome debate!
This year I am starting with 1,740 books on my TBR shelf, bit crazy I know. About 600 odd is NetGalley (fewer comments the better!) so we have a few to clear off. So this time I thought we would shift through the books I downloaded for free from Amazon before blogging and during, so we will start with them. I started an initial clearout, but you guys get to do the rest!
Then at some point, I need to clear my Wishlist which is getting too close to 450 books (!) I will never worry about running out of books. I haven’t added my Wilbur Smith books nor the Star Wars eek!!
Ok, so what were the results from last year (!) not as surprising as I thought to be honest! So, keeping the top 2 only, new rules keep up, the results are in!
Well 2020, new rules are in! 6 books to choose from BUT I am only going to keep 2! Yes, that is right, 2. This means that I can get this towering TBR list down.
What do I have to offer up this week?
Three Seconds To Rush (Piper Anderson Legacy Mystery Book 1) by Danielle Stewart
Tara Shiloh knows she’s not a drug addict. She’s positive she’s a good mother and hard worker. So why is she in an alley with a needle in her arm? Waking up in the hospital without her son is terrifying. Being told she can’t have him back nearly crushes her. With her memory spotty and the circumstances incriminating, Tara must fight to learn the truth and wrestle with the idea that maybe her son is better off without her.
Reid Holliston defends guilty people for a living and it's slowly killing him. He’s certain there is no such thing as a truly blameless client anymore. When his phone rings with a voice from his childhood his jaded views make him certain Tara is just one more criminal claiming innocence. But even his skepticism isn’t enough to keep him away.
Best friends from a lifetime ago, the two must find a way to trust each other again in spite of how the years apart have changed them. Can a promise made in childhood be enough to save them both?
Sweet Addiction (Sweet Addiction, #1) by J. Daniels
Wedding hookups never amount to anything.
Those who partake in this wicked little activity know the rules. Get in. Get laid. Get out. There's no expectation of a relationship. It is what it is.
Dylan Sparks knows the rules. She’s familiar with the protocol. And she engages in the best sex of her life with a complete stranger at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.
Reese Carroll doesn’t care about the rules. He wants more than just one night with Dylan.
And Dylan finds him too addicting to pass up.
Sweet Addiction is the story of one woman’s struggle to keep things casual, and one man’s desire to never let her go.
Warning: This book contains adult themes. 18+
People We Love by Jenny Harper
Her life is on hold – until an unlikely visitor climbs in through the kitchen window
A year after her brother’s fatal accident, Lexie’s life seems to have reached a dead end. She is back home in small-town Hailesbank with her shell-shocked parents, treading softly around their fragile emotions.
As the family business drifts into decline, Lexie’s passion for painting and for her one-time mentor Patrick have been buried as deep as her unexpressed grief, until the day her lunch is interrupted by a strange visitor in a bobble hat, dressing gown and bedroom slippers, who climbs through the window.
Elderly Edith’s batty appearance conceals a secret and starts Lexie on a journey that gives her an inspirational artistic idea and rekindles her appetite for life. With friends in support and ex-lover Cameron seemingly ready to settle down, do love and laughter beckon after all?
Wrong Place (D.I Sally Parker, #1) by M.A. Comley
Also by this author: Torn Apart
The first book in a new series by M A Comley New York Times bestselling author of the Justice series.
DI Sally Parker has a serial killer on her patch. One thing that sets this killer apart from the others she's hunted before: his willingness to leave DNA at each of the crime scenes. It's up to Sally and her partner DS Jack Blackman to find out why before the body count rises to double figures.
While Sally is engrossed in the investigation, her ex-husband, Darryl, pays a surprise visit to her new home. His actions not only threaten Sally's new-found confidence, but they also force the DCI to give Sally an ultimatum concerning the case.
Can Sally overcome all the obstacles fate has placed in her path and arrest the brazen killer?
Before He Kills (Mackenzie White Mystery, #1) by Blake Pierce
From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.
In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.
Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.
With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.
As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.
Candles and Roses (DI Alec McKay, #1) by Alex Walters
Who will live and who will die?
DI Alec McKay is a man haunted by the loss of his daughter. As he obsesses over a missing person case that is going nowhere, McKay’s investigation is interrupted when bodies start appearing on the Scottish Black Isle. Soon McKay and his team start to identify a disturbing pattern behind the killings.
Why are candles and roses placed around the bodies?
What is this twisted murderer trying to achieve?
While the police follow their own leads, a young woman who discovered the first victim begins an investigation of her own.
As the case unfolds McKay will be forced to face his own demons.
To catch the killer McKay must discover the true motive and untangle the web of truth and lies.
Candles and Roses is the first book in the explosive new DI McKay Series.
Remember 2 will stay, how do you choose?
Until next time xxx