Maybe it’s just me that found this, but for the past two weeks or so, I’ve constantly seen articles about how the evil of all evils that is ebooks are dead (yes, again). That they couldn’t compete with traditional books blah blah blah … I suspect because some sort of results got released and ebook sales are down.
It’s always curious when I read these articles and these comments and it’s always one or the other. Ebooks and traditional books cannot exist together for readers — you MUST be one or the other.
Why can’t they coexist? I wonder if audiobooks keep increasing in popularity they’ll be next?
Every time I think that the idea that ebooks are less than traditional books, or that people who read traditional books are lauded over anyone that read ebooks all I can say is: people are reading. What the hell does it matter what they are reading???
UGH. Am grouchy.
Alright, deep breaths. Let’s focus on something more exciting shall we? Like:
I’m somewhat side-eyeing this, but I can’t help putting it on my list at the same time. Adam has just being diagnosed with schizophrenia and he sees and hears people who aren’t there. And he can’t separate them from reality. One of the people he sees is a nice polite naked guy called Jason. However, when he starts a new drug trial, he starts to be able to ignore his visions, and things get better — like meeting Maya, the uber cool, intelligent girl at school. But then his drug begins to fail and he doesn’t want Maya to discover his secret… why am I side-eyeing this? Because it kind of almost sounds like love might conquer all in this. I might be totally offbase, but the blurb does make me wonder. What do you think?
Who’s read The Widow? Yeah, that one did not turn out like I thought it would but I can’t deny the premise still has me hooked. Which is why I am recommending
Gina is a housewife with two kids and a husband who is a bit of a serial killer. So, when he’s arrested and carted off to prison, she becomes someone else entirely — as the blurb puts it, she’s a warrior mom. I think maybe self-defence classes might be involved? She’s also a mum who wants some peace for her kids and herself, so she changes their name and moves to Stillhouse Lake. The blurb describes it as remote, so you know it’s perfect for someone to come for them there. Which they do because people start dying and turning up in the lake and she starts getting threatening letters. But the buck stops with Warrior Mom Gwen, and I am all for her kicking ass and taking names and protecting her own. But who is after her??
So, who’s listened to Serial? Bc this next book rec seems to have been inspired by it in part.
So, a certain podcast opens up a cold case, and pretty much wrecks the life of the victim’s daughter. Josie has worked hard to build a life for herself after her father’s murder, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister betrayed her. Which, you know is a lot to deal with, and you can’t really blame her for wanting to build something away from that life. Then, the podcast opens up her father’s case and her mother dies, which forces Josie to return home to the town where it happened… where I think her sister might be. The blurb mentions three people other than her, and tells us what happened to two of them, which leaves her sister. So what happened to her sister? How did she betray Josie? And how much do you want to bet I am completely wrong and something entirely different happens???
So. This might be the most interesting way to include a dog in a mystery.
Andy is a lawyer who happens to love running a dog rescue organisation. One day, they find a dog abandoned at their shelter — the same dog that was kidnapped along a with a baby 2.5 years ago. The mum’s former boyfriend was arrested for the kidnapping but the dog and the kid were never found… until now. And Andy and his team try to figure out if the right guy got arrested. Mind you, this is book 16, so this is a long-running series, but I think this sounds self-contained enough to be worth a shot.
Oh man, this one gives me the shivers. BIG TIME.
This gets to me. A woman is trying to escape an abusive marriage with her kids, when she is pulled over by a sheriff and taken into custody. And poof, her kids are gone. Cops say that she never had kids with her — and that she must have done something to them if she says they’re gone. So how do you fight that? Not being believed? And how is a man halfway around the country related to this story? What happened to him in his past that makes him believe her?
I for one cannot get Collared out of my head! That cover! What about you??