Saturday, 16 June 2018

Audio Book Month - Fens Series

Good Afternoon Readers

This month is audio book month so I thought I would share with you some of the audio books I have been listening to this month.  You may remember I recently listened to Stalker on the Fens book #5 and this month I managed to listen to Crime on the Fens and Shadow over the Fens, the first and second in this series. Once again I used Libby the free reading app, you can take a look at it here

I am really enjoying getting to know DI Galena and DS Easter.  I do feel a little sorry for DS Easter as he seems to have a habit of getting injuried but as ex-special forces he can certainly handle himself.  DI Galena is no pushover herself but we do see a softer side to her and it's clear she has feelings for DS Easter.  

I enjoyed the second book more than the first, especially how it concluded.  There are two threads running through the second book.  DS Easter's brutal past comes back to haunt him and DI Galena's neighbour meets a tragic end.  

Once again I was captured by the almost inhospitable beauty of the fens.  As I mentioned before I live not far from the Norfolk fens (the book is set in the Lincolnshire fens) and although it can be stunning I'm really a hills and mountains kind of girl at heart.  The weather on the fens plays a big part in it's own atmosphere and can change from beautiful wide blue skies to a dark, dismal and empty space in a second.  It can be as lovely as it is harsh.

More audio book reviews next week...

Bookworm Blessings.  x

Sunday, 20 May 2018

May Review: The Ghost and the Dead Deb - Alice Kimberley

Good Afternoon Bookworms

This is the next installment in the haunted bookshop mystery series. Having read the first one back in September last year this second installment had been on my list for a few months and I finally managed to get it ordered in at the library.  Number 3 is already in my library books TBR pile!

I was really pleased to meet back up with these characters and get drawn into their world.  Penelope Thornton-McClure is co-owner of Buy the Book which is haunted by Jack the ghost of a 1940's Private Detective.  In the first book Jack is unable to leave the book store but the author has come up with a clever twist in this story to bring Jack in to the outside world. 

Penelope and Jack are hunting down clues to two murders; a young high-society girl and the author of a tell-all book covering that unsolved murder.  This a light and easy read and the Quibblers community is delightful and funny. I read this very quickly as I really enjoyed spending time with Penelope, Jack and all the characters.

Bookworm Blessings.  x