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…
The Good Daughter (Good Daughter #1) by Karin Slaughter
Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind.
Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father—Pikeville’s notorious defence attorney—devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.
Twenty-eight years later, Charlotte has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself—the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised, Charlotte is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress–because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever. Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.
I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time, I always walk past it in my library so hopefully one day I will actually pick it up.
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon – a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorise human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.
I’m not sure why I added this, but it’s going again.
If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch
How Do You Solve Your Own Murder?
Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, and his friends talk about how his girlfriend Bea needs to move on, he can only listen.
But Alex soon begins to suspect that the accident that put him here wasn’t really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and Alex is not the only one in danger.
As he goes over a series of clues from his past, Alex must use his remaining senses to solve the mystery of who tried to kill him, and try to protect those he loves, before they decide to let him go.
Hmm not grabbing my attention.
29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .
When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid – in the only way he knows how.
He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear.
No consequences. No comeback. No chance of being found out.
All it takes is a 29 second phone call.
Because everyone has a name to give. Don’t they?
This does sound slightly interesting so I suppose it can stay.
While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt
A pacy, chilling psychological thriller, set to reinvent the genre. It begins, they say, with a woman screaming…Don’t shut your eyes…In an isolated corner of a remote Scottish island lies the McBride house, a place that has forever been shrouded in shadows and secrets. In Victorian times, a mother and son perished there, and just one year ago, a local boy went missing-a scream the only clue as to his fate. For Zoe Adams, though, the McBride house represents a much-needed escape from her life in America, and from the tragedy that has befallen her. All she wants is to be alone, to finally find peace. Only the calm Zoe so desperately craves eludes her. For as night falls, she is disturbed by unsettling dreams, the sinister notes of a woman singing, an indistinct face at the window…Someone, or something, wants Zoe gone, and will stop at nothing to rid the house of her presence.
I haven’t read a good psychological thriller in a while, maybe I will have to get to this one.
The Echo Killing (Harper McClain #1) by Christi Daugherty
Fifteen years ago her mother’s killer got away. Has he finally struck again?
MURDER SHOCKS PEACEFUL NEIGHBOURHOOD
A woman in her thirties. Found naked and stabbed on the kitchen floor. Discovered by her twelve-year-old daughter after school.
As top Savannah crime reporter Harper McClain stares at the horrific scene before her, one thought screams through her mind. This murder is identical to another murder she has witnessed. Her mother’s murder…
For fifteen years, Harper has been torn apart by the knowledge that her mother’s killer is walking free. And now, it seems he’s struck again. There are no fingerprints. No footprints. No DNA. Yet still, Harper is determined to discover the truth once and for all.
But that search will come at a cost…and it could be one she isn’t yet ready to pay.
Doesn’t interest me anymore.
Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan
Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L.
L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer’s life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine’s identity and her safety.
This does sound pretty intriguing, however I don’t think I will actually get around to reading it.
Domestic by Tobi Nifesi
After a long day at work, Alicia – a young wife – rushes home to prepare a meal for her wealthy husband, Chris, who has been away on a business trip for weeks. Her high hopes and excitement turns sour when she finds him lifeless on their matrimonial bed. The experience triggers her mental health issues and renders her unstable, unhinged and barely able to speak. Hidden security camera footages timestamp Alicia in the house at the time of Chris’ death. This leaves everyone including the cops – and Ade, who is Chris’ twin sister and Alicia’s best friend – believing she’s the killer.
Julius, an austere detective sergeant, finds irregularities in the case against Alicia and puts everything on the line to dig deeper in search of the dark secrets that plagued the lives and relationship of the two lovers. What he finds is a trail of violence, lies, and psychosis deeply rooted in those unsuspecting closed-door conversations and interactions that are commonplace in households.
This sounds right up my alley! I love anything that involves security footage and mental health issues. No idea what that says about me as a person.
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) by Lee Child
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.
I’ve had this on my bookcase for about a year now, I do want to get to it, I just don’t know when I will.
No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories
Jack ‘No Middle Name’ Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child’s shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher’s past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world.
I haven’t even read the first in this series, so let’s be honest I won’t be reading this.
Today I said goodbye to: 5 Books
Overall I’ve removed: 44 books (out of 80)
Today’s doesn’t seem as brutal as the last few, even though I’ve still slashed these 10 in half.
See you in the next one…