What’s on my Bookshelf?

I’m celebrating sending back my first round of edits for The Truth Will Out this weekend by indulging in my books.

For me, there is no greater feeling than wandering around a bookshop and picking out a title, casting my eye over the cover art, soaking up the blurb and reading the first few paragraphs. By then, I’ll know whether or not I’m hooked.

I have five bookshelves in my house, all double skinned and stocked with beautiful stories and text that I’ve whiled away some very pleasant days enjoying. The picture above is my favourite one. You’ll see that the books aren’t arranged in height order; they’re stacked haphazardly and laid on top of each other as I retrieve them from time to time and re-read my favourite parts. Oh, I have a Kindle too. I don’t want to miss out on those stories only released in eBook and it is a light and easy method to pack that all important holiday reading. That said, I’m probably not the most efficient reader. I like to revel in the experience, look at the cover from time to time, flick back a few pages to check a point I think I’ve might have missed – especially if I’m reading a thriller with twists and turns aplenty – and a book allows me to indulge in this pleasure. Here are some of the titles I’ve enjoyed recently.


Alex by Pierre LeMaitre is a gripping psychological thriller/ police procedural that kicks off with a kidnapping and develops into a race against time to catch a serial killer. A tale that is both shocking and unputdownable.

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. Haynes tackles the issue of domestic violence head-on in this novel that grips you from the first page and spits you out at the end. A whirlwind of suspense.

Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson features a lead character that suffers from amnesia and loses their memory every time they sleep. A wonderfully executed and heartfelt read.

The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald is a novel that focuses on a missing baby and the machinations of a family at war and is both disturbing and compelling.

Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson. This is my current read and so far living up to the lovely old fashioned police procedural that we have come to expect from Robinson. Detective Chief Inspector Banks leaves no stone uncovered as he investigates the murder of a fellow police officer.


I’d love to hear some of your favourites. Do feel free to contact me or Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads, or leave a message here to share your recommendations. I’m off to continue with Watching the Dark. Have a great week everyone and happy reading!

4 thoughts on “What’s on my Bookshelf?”

  1. I have only two book cases (a third yet to come) but they’re packed and stacked with books yet to be read. I’ve collected as many Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, and Erle Gardner mysteries as I could find throughout the years.

  2. Congratulations. You and I are on different continents and of different generations, still I find it interesting that I don’t recognize any of your favorites. I have some catching up to do. lol. I like Michael Connelly and Ed McBain. They, too, are of different generations. Good luck with your roll out.

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