Sunday, February 16, 2020

It has been awhile!!

Good morning!!  I know it has been some time since I have written a post here on my blog, After all, if you are going to have a blog.. you should write!! 
Well... I took some time, and I am back!!

Recently, I had a car accident and had surgery on my leg, so I have had some time to myself, I needed to realize I need to make time for the things I like to do!
Blogging one of them! 

Anyway,at the moment I am reading 3 different books!! Never did that before, but I was in such a slump, that I kept starting all these books hoping something would catch my attention.  
Well, all three did!

This is a supernatural type of mystery book actually written by the author Michael Kortya. It took me about 100 pages to fully get into the story, but I just did not want to give up. I usually have a 50 page rule, by page 50, I am either in or out! But here, I needed to make an exception.

This is  book one in a trilogy/series  of mystery/police procedural tgat I have been hearing so many raves about.  I have the physical copy of book 3, so I figured, hey, let’s see what cooking!!
So far so good, only 15 pages in.

legal thriller 
I love this series, it’s an automatic read because the books are just that good. Just started this one, on page 5, but already hooked.

I figured this: if I can keep up with a few different television shows, why not books?!?  Well.. it’s worth a shot!  Let’s see how it plays out!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Book Review

Welcome my fellow bibliophiles!! I am here today to rave and rant about this beauty above!! First, can we appreciate that book cover??? Amazing!!

First and foremost, I want to thank the great people over at WILLIAM MORROW, and imprint of Harper Collins. They have the best people there!!!!

This is the second installment by author Ashley Dyer, I absolutley loved the first book, which I read and reviewed last year.

Here is a blurb:

Detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver, introduced in the electrifying Splinter in the Blood, must stop a serial killer whose victims are the centerpiece of his macabre works of art.

While Britain is obsessed with the newest hit true-crime television show, Fact, or Fable? detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver are tormented by a fiendish flesh-and-blood killer on the loose.

Lured to a “crime scene” by a mysterious digital invitation, Ruth Lake is horrified by what she finds: a bizarre and gruesome tableau surrounded by a crowd of gawkers. The deadly work is the latest “art installation” designed by a diabolical criminal dubbed the Ferryman. Not only is this criminal cold-blooded; he’s a narcissistic exhibitionist desperate for an audience. He’s also clever at promoting his deadly handiwork. Exploiting England’s current true-crime craze, he uses social media to titillate and terrorize the public.

Ruth is joined in the investigation by her partner Greg Carver, who is slowly regaining his strength after a run-in with another sadistic criminal. But Greg can’t seem to shake the bewildering effects of the head wound that nearly ended him. Are the strange auras blurring his vision an annoying side effect of his injury, or could they be something more . . . a tool to help him see a person’s true nature?

In this utterly engrossing and thrilling tale of suspense, a pair of seasoned detectives face off against a wickedly smart and inventive psychopath in a tense, bloody game that leads to a shocking end.

Tell me that alone did not draw you in?

I enjoyed this book so much,  read it in just a couple of days.  DI Carver and Lake, are quite a team, and I cannot wait for the next installment.  I love the investment the author made into the characters and atmosphere.  This is for sure a 5 star read for me. Haunting, touching, and immensley entertaining.
meIt is out in the world tomorrow, June 18th 2019. Pick up a copy, you will thank me! 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Welcome to my new blog!

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to my new book blog! I am excited to be writing again, in an official blog, not only on social media.

I will be writing reviews of books I have read. I am currently finishing CEMETERY ROAD by GREG ILES. Let me tell you... What. A. Book!!! You will get to find out all about it tomorrow. I am going to be doing regular features including “ help me pick my next read”  “book mail” and a few others I have in mind!

As for me, I am 36 years old, I live in Brighton beach, Brooklyn! I have an amazing 12 year old daughter, Angelica, and my amazing husband, Freddy!

I have always loved to read and have a passion for crime fiction and mystery and suspense, even horror and gothic as well.

Please stay tuned !!!

So as you can see, I am really into my family and my books! Check me out on Instagram
My Instagram is Vanessachka_booknerd. And crimefictionlife.