So today I thought that I would take part in WWW Wednesday which was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm & then revived by Taking on a World of Words.
This meme asks us to answer the following three questions
– What are you currently reading? –
– What did you finish recently reading? –
– What do you think you’ll read next? –
What are you currently reading?
You have a very soft voice, Susan – A shocking true story of internet stalking. By Susan Fensten
Was published 26th Feb 2019 by WildBlue Press
The story begins with Susan Fensten’s online search for her father’s family, a search that soon turns into a two-year frightening odyssey of internet stalking and threats when a posting on a genealogy message board brings her into contact with what she thinks are distant cousins, but what turns out to be a sociopath.
Through email correspondence with her new “family”, evidence of mental illness, dark family secrets, a struggle over wealth and bizarre criminal histories emerge. She quickly becomes the focus of sexual obsession and suspicion, and her life is completely turned upside down. She soon becomes the target of dozens of frightening characters including real verifiable convicted sex offenders in an elaborate cyber-hoax that includes threats of kidnapping, murder, rape, torture and cannibalism. This is an unforgettable story for today’s digital world driven by social media in all of its permutations and cruellest forms.
Now, if you are unaware, I have studied criminal justice for many years, so true crime really fascinates me. This grabbed my attention straight away as it is focusing on internet-stalking and the key area of crime that I have looked into a fair bit is cyber-crime.
I wont ramble on as I will be posting a review of this once finished, I have only just started reading the first chapter of this so it’s too early for me to share any thoughts on this, don’t worry though you will be hearing about this very soon.
What did you finish reading recently?
Detective Joona Linna — recently returned from compassionate leave — reunites with hypnotist Erik Maria Bark in a search for a seemingly unassailable sadistic killer.
The Swedish National Crime Unit receives a video of a young woman in her home, clearly unaware that she’s being watched. Soon after the tape is received, the woman’s body is found horrifically mutilated. With the arrival of the next, similar video, the police understand that the killer is toying with them, warning of a new victim, knowing there’s nothing they can do. Detective Margot Silverman is put in charge of the investigation, and soon asks Detective Joona Linna for help. Linna, in turn, recruits Erik Maria Bark, the hypnotist and expert in trauma, with whom Linna’s worked before. Bark is leery of forcing people to give up their secrets. But this time, Bark is the one hiding things.
Years before, he had put a man away for an eerily similar crime, and now he’s beginning to think that an innocent man may be behind bars–and a serial killer still on the loose.
If you have read my recent posts such as Nordic Noir then you will know that I am a massive fan of the two authors under the pseudonym of Lars Kepler. This is the 5th instalment of the Joona Linna series, I am so glad that I have the 6th book waiting on my NetGalley Shelf as the last 50 pages or so of Stalker left me with my mouth wide open. This is definitely their best book that I’ve read so I’m ridiculously excited to get started on The Rabbit Hunter.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Smoke & Mirrors – Elly Griffiths
Brighton, winter 1951.Pantomime season is in full swing on the pier with Max Mephisto starring in Aladdin, but Max’s headlines have been stolen by the disappearance ’of two local children. When they are found dead in the snow, surrounded by sweets, it’s not long before the press nickname them ‘Hansel and Gretel’.
DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate. The girl, Annie, used to write gruesome plays based on the Grimms’ fairy tales. Does the clue lie in Annie’s unfinished – and rather disturbing – last script?
Or might it lie with the eccentric theatricals who have assembled for the pantomime? Once again Edgar enlists Max’s help in penetrating the shadowy theatrical world that seems to hold the key. But with both distracted by their own personal problems, neither can afford to miss a trick. For Annie and her friend, time is running out…
The Walls – Hollie Overton
Single mum Kristy Tucker works as press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections – handling everything on death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity and it’s one that’s beginning to take its toll.
Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence . . . unless she’s willing to take matters into her hands. Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance – permanently.
I actually picked these two up at my library today while putting the finishing touches to this post. They are both included as what I will be reading next as I know that I will more than likely be reading one straight after the other. I am yet to read an Elly Griffiths book and I know that this is the second book in the Stephens and Mephisto series but the library didn’t have the first and it sounded so compelling that I just had to pick it up.
I have read Hollie Overton’s first book BabyDoll and I have been meaning to pick up The Walls for such a long time that I decided today I was going to take it home with me.
I’m so happy with my current and future reads, doing this meme is so much fun sharing with you all what is happening in my world of books, I may do this every other week. If any of you do this as well please leave your link down believe so I can have a little nosy at your reading habits 🙂
See you in the next one.