The Silent Fountain

October has so far been a month of chaos. I keep picking up and putting down The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox. Not because the story is uninteresting, mind you. The Silent Fountain is a tale of two timelines–2016 and the 1970s–with Vivien Lockhart and Lucy Whittaker, their respective protagonists. The story begins in 2016…

The Muse

I wandered aimlessly around the library for two hours looking for a book that will get me out of my reading slump. Finally I gave up and randomly picked one. After which, The Muse by Jessie Burton laid on my shelf for two weeks before I got around to reading it. I had half a…

Dreamless

Woohoo! I’m back!! I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to. I thought a good crime fiction would get me out of this rut. My choice of read this time was Dreamless written by Jørgen Brekke and translated by Steven T. Murray. I did not know this  book was part of series,…

Dreams of the Death

For some reason, my blog doesn’t register when I place space between two points in a list 😦 Putting that aside . . . Dreams of the Death, 13th in the Nina Reilly series by Perri O’Shaughnessy (Mary and Pamela O’Shaughnessy). The story starts off with a mysterious prologue which I liked. It was poetic….

Field of Prey

I picked out one book from various mystery series at the library a while back because I wanted to get a feel of different authors’ writing. One of the books I picked was Field of Prey by John Sandford (Lucas Davenport #24). I had a really hard time getting to read this book for two…

Ice Queen

I’ve been in a reading rut for a while now. I keep borrowing books from my library and keep them sleeping on my table right until the due date then return them without reading them. I thought it would be the same when I borrowed Ice Queen by Nele Neuhaus translated by Steven T. Murray….

Say You’re Sorry

No, I’m not asking you to say you’re sorry, it’s just a book I read. I have been busy with work for the past couple of weeks and have been putting off reading anything that is not related to work. I’m actually still busy with a project but I just couldn’t stay away from reading…

The Crossing Places

Ohh, I quite enjoyed this one. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths is first in the Ruth Galloway series. While I do enjoy the forensic aspect of a crime investigation, I generally steer clear of a story centering around it. As for a story centering around archaeology, it never even entered my mind. A completely…

BONEYARD

I’ve been trying to get the first book of the Kelly Jones series, The Tunnels by Michelle Gagnon for almost a year now to no avail. Recently I decided to give up on the search and read the book that was available to me and that is Boneyard, the second book in the Kelly Jones…

Little Boy Blue [SPOILER ALERT]

By lord, I swear I have never felt so frustrated with a book in my life, especially upon finishing it. Woah! I need some screaming therapy right now. Little Boy Blue by M.J. Arlidge is the fifth installment in the D.I. Helen Grace series. I feel like going on a rampage here but that would…

Liar Liar

Maybe I should give up on reading series. Liar Liar by M.J. Arlidge is the fourth book in the D.I Helen Grace series. The writing style and story development is similar to previous books in the series. I am not sure whether to be frustrated about the consistency or applaud the author for it. Fourth…

The Doll’s House

I did read The Doll’s House, third book in the DI Helen Grace series by M.L. Arlidge since I did have it. ‘Chills to the bone’ (Daily Mail) Indeed. That is how boring it was. Let me try to pick this one apart. Firstly, the characters. There is no one to like; one in every three…