Sunday, 22 April 2018

Stalker on the Fens - Joy Ellis

Good Afternoon Readers

Today I am sharing an audio book I listened to through Libby a free reading app, you can take a look at it here

Photo courtesy of Goodreads website

To avoid spoilers I have cut down the blurb, it is courtesy of Goodreads website but I have also written some of it in my own words.  There is a lot more to this plot than the below description, it sounds cliche but it really is full of twists.

DI Nikki Galena’s friend Helen Brook is involved in a serious accident where she is trapped in a collapsed cellar. After her hard-won recovery, Helen is still getting flashbacks to a man she says was down there with her and who confessed to a murder. But no trace of this man can be found.  Helen believes she is being stalker by this mystery man but can she get anyone to believe her before it's too late.

This is book number 5 in the DI Nikki Galena series and I enjoyed it so much I am on the "Wait List" for Crime on the Fens which is the first book in the series.

I will be completely honest it was the title that attracted me to this book, no not the stalker part, the fens part.  Although the town of Greenborough is ficticious there are a few places mentioned that I am familiar with which obviously helped bring the story to life.  The fens has flat fields that go on for miles and skies so big you feel like the size of a borrower! They reach across Lincolnshire (which is where the author lives), Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk (my home county). However this is no cosy murder mystery this is gritty and sinster, perfect for those that love a good crime thriller.

Henrietta Meire, the narrator, gives each character it's own voice, and I found her very easy to listen to.

Bookworm Blessings.  x

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Diary of Dog Walker - Ed Stourton

Good Afternoon Readers

I recently hired this little gem from the library.

Courtesy of Goodreads Website.

Courtesy of Goodreads Website;
Based on the popular series of articles appearing fortnightly in the Telegraph, Ed Stourton muses on the meaning of life and all things canine as he walks his dog Kudu.

Anyone who ever walks a dog will know that if you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you -- about anything. What is more, while we may know that a dog is just a dog, we continue to allow ourselves to speak and think of our dogs as friends, individuals with a full claim on our affections. "

Funny, touching and surprisingly revealing -- this is a sparkling source of amusement and comfort for dog-walkers everywhere.

About the Author
Edward Stourton is a newspaper columnist, writer and regular presenter BBC Radio Four programmes. He is a frequent contributor to the Today programme, where for ten years he was one of the main presenters.

This book is a personal exploration of sharing your life with a dog. It doesn't just look at dog behaviours but what instigates those behaviours.  It is also highly amusing and charming, and will have many dog owners nodding their heads in sympathy.  It also explores the wider world and the attitude of other cultures to dogs.  This is a collection of sweet and cosy anecdotes from the author as well as some hard hitting canine history.

Bookworm Blessings.  x