I’ve been doing really great with my GoodReads Challenge this year. Since I started the year off strong, I’m currently six books ahead of schedule which is pretty awesome. My goal for the year is 20 but I have a feeling I might be able to pass it. One of the big things that’s helping is the fact I signed up for a Kindle Unlimited. It’s only $9.99 a month and so far I’ve had no issues finding books to read. Here are a few of the books I’ve checked out so far this year!
The Forgotten Girls (Louise Rick #7) by Sara Blaedel
In a forest in Denmark, a ranger discovers the fresh corpse of an unidentified woman. A large scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. After four days, Louise Rick—the new commander of the Missing Persons Department—is still without answers. But when she releases a photo to the media, an older woman phones to say that she recognizes the woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette, like the other children in the institution, was abandoned by her family and branded a “forgotten girl.” But Louise soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates over 30 years ago. As the investigation brings Louise closer to her childhood home, she uncovers more crimes that were committed—and hidden—in the forest, and finds a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.
I was actually sent this book for free some how and really enjoyed it. I hope to try and check out the rest of the series if I can.
Hush by Anne Fraiser
It’s criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap’s job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunts her dreams more than the killer who took her son’s life sixteen years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark. Now an urgent request for help from the Chicago police has reawakened Ivy’s greatest nightmare.
This was interesting and I ended up giving it 4 stars. Anne Frasier is an author I came across via Kindle Unlimited and I am so glad I did. If you take a look at my bookshelf, you’ll see I binged a lot of her books! I recommend all of them. Some of her books read like as series though and then don’t continue. That bums me out a bit!
Hannibal by Thomas Harris (Re-Read)
Years after his escape, posing as scholarly Dr. Fell, curator of a grand family’s palazzo, Hannibal lives the good life in Florence, playing lovely tunes by serial killer/composer Henry VIII and killing hardly anyone himself. Clarice is unluckier: in the novel’s action-film-like opening scene, she survives an FBI shootout gone wrong, and her nemesis, Paul Krendler, makes her the fall guy. Clarice is suspended, so, unfortunately, the first cop who stumbles on Hannibal is an Italian named Pazzi, who takes after his ancestors, greedy betrayers depicted in Dante’s Inferno. Pazzi is on the take from a character as scary as Hannibal: Mason Verger. When Verger was a young man busted for raping children, his vast wealth saved him from jail. All he needed was psychotherapy–with Dr. Lecter. Thanks to the treatment, Verger is now on a respirator, paralyzed except for one crablike hand, watching his enormous, brutal moray eel swim figure eights and devour fish. His obsession is to feed Lecter to some other brutal pets
I always forget how much I actually kinda hate this book until I read it again. The ending still pisses me off. I’m glad the movie changed it and how often are we glad that a movie changes something about a book? To be fair though, the movie is my less favorite out of the trilogy as well. Yes, I know technically there are four books/movies (Hannibal Rising) but really, how often does anyone talk about that one? Exactly.
Sleep Tight by Anne Fraiser
He’s looking for the perfect woman. Someone who won’t disappoint him, like so many have before. Someone who’ll love him. Someone who won’t have to die for her mistakes. Give up, little darling. FBI agent Mary Cantrell has been called to Minneapolis to hunt down a killer. It’s shaking her to the core, and reviving dreadful memories. Years ago, her best friend was murdered. Now the man convicted of the crime, Gavin Hitchcock, is free — and Mary’s own sister Gillian, a local cop, has befriended him. No one can hear you scream but me. As each clue leads them closer to Hitchcock, Mary and Gillian set themselves up as the perfect target — and the perfect trap. Unless Mary’s own past is blinding her to an unimaginable truth….and plunging her into a waking nightmare.
I told you I’m pretty much reading everything by this author. This book was a slow start for me, but it was mainly due to the fact I don’t think I was in the mood to read? Once I got into it though I was hooked. This is one of the books where I hope there’s a follow up because I need to know what happens between the partners! Don’t leave me hanging here Anne!
And that’s it! I’m currently reading “My Sister’s Grave” by Robert Dugoni. I made the mistake of starting it at Midnight and then didn’t end up going to bed until 2AM. That’s how much this book has me hooked and yes, it’s another Kindle Unlimited option! I have plans to re-read “Red Dragon” as well. Since “The Girl On The Train” is being made into a movie that will be out soon, I plan on trying to read that again too.
If you’re taking part in a reading challenge, how are you doing with it? Anyone else doing a few re-reads?