Down the tbr hole

Down the TBR hole || #5

So here we are with another instalment of Down the TBR hole this was originally created by Lost In A Story The idea is to help slim down your Goodreads TBR, because we all know how large and endless that list becomes!

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If you have read my previous posts you will know that I’m usually pretty harsh, getting rid of at least half of the 10 books I pick.
Let’s see if today is any different…

Long Way Home by Eva Dolan

A man is burnt alive in a suburban garden shed.
DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are called in from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit to investigate the murder. Their victim is quickly identified as a migrant worker and a man several people might have had good reason to see dead. A convicted arsonist and member of a far-right movement has just been released from prison, while witnesses claim to have seen the dead man fighting with one of the town’s most prominent slum landlords.
Zigic and Ferreira know all too well the problems that come with dealing with a community that has more reason than most not to trust the police, but when another migrant worker is attacked, tensions rapidly begin to rise as they search for their killer.

– Goodreads –

I don’t actually remember this book or adding it to my TBR, it just sounds pretty boring to me being honest, I need a police procedural to jump out to me as unique because I’ve read so many that they can seem pretty repetitive.

Jack & Jill by James Patterson

In the middle of the night, a controversial U.S. senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-a-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed “Jack and Jill” promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out.
Meanwhile, Washington, D. C., homicide detective Alex Cross is called to a murder scene only blocks from his house, far from the corridors of power where he spends his days. The victim: a beautiful little girl, savagely beaten–and deposited in front of the elementary school Cross’s son, Damon, attends.
Could there be a connection between the two murders? As Cross tries to put the pieces together, the killer- or killers – strike again. And again. No one in Washington is safe – not children, not politicians, not even the President of the United States. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case-but will he discover the truth in time?

– Goodreads –

I think I’ve mentioned it before on this blog (no idea what post, sorry), I’ve decided not to read anymore James Patterson books, he doesn’t always write his own books, and the majority of the books include other authors who have wrote the majority of the book. In my eyes he has just created an extensive money making business from pushing out as many books as he can. I would rather read from passion authors doing what they love.

Eye Like Mine by Sheena Kamal

It’s late. The phone rings.
The man on the other end says his daughter is missing.
Your daughter.
The baby you gave away over fifteen years ago. 
What do you do? 
Nora Watts isn’t sure that she wants to get involved. Troubled, messed up, and with more than enough problems of her own, Nora doesn’t want to revisit the past. But then she sees the photograph. A girl, a teenager, with her eyes. How can she turn her back on her? 
But going in search of her daughter brings Nora into contact with a past that she would rather forget, a past that she has worked hard to put behind her, but which is always there, waiting for her . . . 
– Goodreads –

I remember adding this as I’d seen it in the back of my monthly crime magazine. when reading the synopsis again my first thought was ‘meh’ so I guess it didn’t excite me haha!

The Follower by Koethi Zan

SHE’D DO ANYTHING FOR HER HUSBAND.
Julie has the perfect life.
A kind boyfriend, loving parents and good grades. She has everything ahead of her.
Cora’s life is a nightmare.
A psychopath for a husband, a violent father and a terrible secret. There’s no way out.
But one night, their worlds collide.
Locked in an isolated house together, they must work out what has happened – and who they can trust to set them free.

– Goodreads –

I’ve become pretty bored reading domestic thrillers recently, however, this sounds pretty intriguing, so I would give it a read if/when I have the book.

Panic by Jeff Abbott

Things are going well for young filmmaker Evan Casher — until he receives an urgent phone call from his mother, summoning him home. He arrives to find her brutally murdered body on the kitchen floor and a hitman lying in wait for him.
It is then he realises his whole life has been a lie. His parents are not who he thought they were, his girlfriend is not who thought she was, his entire existence has been an ingeniously constructed sham. And now that he knows it, he is in terrible danger. Evan’s only hope for survival is to discover the truth behind his past.

– Goodreads –

This sounds like an intense and stressful read, I’m definitely going to see if they have this in my library.

Fear by Jeff Abbott

Everyone has a memory they’d like to forget. For federal witness Miles Kendrick, it’s the shootout that left his best friend dead–and Miles a hunted and haunted man. While helping his psychiatrist with a mysterious favour, Miles stumbles upon an illegal research program that could free him–and millions of others with post-traumatic stress disorder–from crippling memories. But when his doctor ends up dead, Miles must run for his life from a murderous conspiracy that gives new meaning to the word “fear.”

– Goodreads –

The same author as ‘Panic’ above, these sound like real thrillers which are right up my alley.

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

You’d die for your family.
But would you kill for them?
Family is everything.
So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour – a man who doesn’t listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? And those you thought would help – the police, your lawyer – can’t help you.
You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there’s nothing more you can do to protect them.
Is there?

– Goodreads –

Maybe I was looking for thrillers this day haha! Again this sounds fab!

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.
But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? 

– Goodreads –

Meh, not feeling this one.

The Bat (Harry Hole #1) Jo Nesbo



Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl on a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. 
When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will only talk to Harry.

– Goodreads –

I’ve started this book and just never came back to it, it’s definitely a series that I want to start, I just don’t know when.

The Steel Kiss (Lincoln Rhyme #12)

Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She’s chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not be an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons.
As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity–and discover his mission–before more people die.

– Goodreads –

Oh man, I didn’t realise that this was #12 I don’t have any intention in starting the series so it would be pointless reading this as I just would have missed out on too much backstory.

Today I said goodbye to: 5 books
Overall I’ve removed: 26 books (out of 50)

How many have you removed from your TBR recently?

See you in the next one…

26 thoughts on “Down the TBR hole || #5”

  1. Good job. I also stopped reading James Patterson for the same reason and would not start a series that far in. I chopped over 200 books from my TBR a couple of months ago as I knew realistically I would not be reading them. I probably need to do another purge, great reminder.

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