Short Story Sunday: Three Weeks Dead by Rebecca Bradley

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This week’s short story is a prequel novella to a crime series I’ve had on my radar for a while [but I’m yet to start]. Three Weeks Dead is book 0.5 in the DI Hannah Robbins series.

Book Description:

How far would you go if someone took your wife? Especially, if you buried her a week ago. When Jason Wells is faced with this scenario, he is confronted with the prospect of committing a crime that will have far-reaching consequences. Can young DC Sally Poynter get through to him before he crosses that line, or does a desperate husband prove to be the case she won’t ever forget? A prequel novella, set before Shallow Waters, the first in the DI Hannah Robbins series. Continue reading “Short Story Sunday: Three Weeks Dead by Rebecca Bradley”

Book Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

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What a brilliant concept for a book – how many books have you read where a plane crashes (or a huge disaster happens) and it’s detailed in a few pages and the story continues. I love the idea that Hawley has a taken one such disaster and turned it into an entire book. Not only looking at the crash itself and the reason for it but also the people that were involved.

Book Description:

The rich are different. But fate is blind.

Down-on-his-luck artist Scott Burroughs would usually take the ferry back to New York from Martha’s Vineyard, but he is unexpectedly offered a spare seat on the Bateman family’s private jet. Then just minutes after take-off, the plane crashes into the ocean and of the eight passengers and three crew, only Scott and the Batemans’ small son, JJ, are left alive.

The extraordinary nature of their survival, combined with the fact that David Bateman was CEO of a populist TV news channel, means that Scott will not be returning to anonymity. Along with the orphaned boy, he is engulfed by a maelstrom of speculation, which soon overtakes the official investigation into the tragedy.

Who else was on the plane? Was there a bomb, a missile? Who is Scott Burroughs?

As the chapters drive towards their heart-stopping conclusion, weaving with ever-increasing suspense between the shocking aftermath of the crash and the intimate backstory of each of the passengers and crew members, Noah Hawley creates a searching, thrilling novel of love, fame, wealth, art, entertainment and power. Continue reading “Book Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley”

Book Review: Before It’s Too Late by Jane Isaac

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With the third book in the DI Will Jackman series out in May, I thought it’s time I got caught up with this series.

From the back cover:

Following an argument with her British boyfriend, Chinese student Min Li is abducted whilst walking the dark streets of picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon alone.

Trapped in a dark pit, Min is at the mercy of her captor. Detective Inspector Will Jackman is tasked with solving the case and in his search for answers discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected.

But, as another student vanishes and Min grows ever weaker, time is running out. Can Jackman track down the kidnapper, before it’s too late? Continue reading “Book Review: Before It’s Too Late by Jane Isaac”

AWARD! #TheLiebsterAward (part 1)

I’ve been nominated by the wonderful Ronnie Turner. Thanks Ronnie – I’ll excuse you all for 5 minutes while you pop over to Ronnie’s blog and give it a follow, the content is consistently good!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person/blog who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions they wrote for you
  3. Nominate 11 people
  4. Give them your set of 11 questions to answer

Ronnie’s questions, Janel’s answers

What is your favourite book? Continue reading “AWARD! #TheLiebsterAward (part 1)”

Short Story Sunday: Dead over Heels by Theresa Braun

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This week’s short story is a paranormal thriller that took me by surprise, in a good way; I echo the words of my fellow blogger Sam @ Clues and Reviews, this is the perfect blend of crime fiction, paranormal thriller and chick lit.

Book Description:

Veronica’s first date with Sebastian not only stirs up a powerful attraction, but also a series of supernatural events that will tear them apart.

After countless hours of dead end online dating, Veronica meets up with Sebastian at a reportedly haunted restaurant, since he knows she has a fascination with the paranormal. While enjoying their meals and each other’s company, they share a shocking supernatural experience. Their romantic connection is overshadowed by the ghosts of their own pasts that threaten to destroy their budding relationship. Veronica decides she must return to the restaurant to face her past and dig up more answers. Unfortunately, she realizes she must go back, this time with a reluctant Sebastian. In the end, they join forces against the evil that stands between them, but will they make it out alive? Continue reading “Short Story Sunday: Dead over Heels by Theresa Braun”