The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
My Reading Week
Forget Me Not – my first book this week – I ended up DNFing. I wanted to like it, and I liked the sci-fi aspect of it, but I was never grabbed by the story or the main character. With nothing to hang on to, reading became a chore, so I decided to just call it. I always leave open the opportunity to return, and I may once I get further ahead in my reading. My birthday weekend, with my sister here, was hectic (and my sister is an extrovert, making quiet time to read at a minimum). So it could be that I was just too distracted to really give the book a fair chance. It’s at the top of my second attempt list for sure.
I started The Jigsaw Man last night, and I have really been looking forward to it. I need an excellent thriller right about now, and I have heard so many good things about it. I’m not far enough to really say much about it but will know a lot more as the day progresses.
My next read is The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep. A YA thriller that sounds gripping and intense. I’ve been curious about it as I don’t think it is the kind of book that I would do more than read the back if I saw it in a book store. Or maybe it’s the book that I would keep walking away from and coming back to several times before making the decision to buy it or not before I left the store.
Do you ever do that? Walk away and return to a book numerous times before making the decision to buy or not?
What are you reading this week? Anything that you’re particularly excited about?
The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson
- Genre: Thriller
- Print Length: 413 pages
- Publisher : Hanover Square Press
- Publication Date : March 16, 2021
A serial killer and his copycat are locked in a violent game of cat and mouse. Can DI Anjelica Henley stop them before it’s too late?
On the day she returns to active duty with the Serial Crimes Unit, Detective Inspector Anjelica Henley is called to a crime scene. Dismembered body parts from two victims have been found by the river.
The modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer, who has spent the past two years behind bars. When he learns that someone is co-opting his grisly signature—the arrangement of victims’ limbs in puzzle-piece shapes—he decides to take matters into his own hands.
As the body count rises, DI Anjelica Henley is faced with an unspeakable new threat. Can she apprehend the copycat killer before Olivier finds a way to get to him first? Or will she herself become the next victim?
Drawing on her experience as a criminal attorney, debut novelist Nadine Matheson delivers the page-turning crime novel of the year. Taut, vivid and addictively sinister, The Jigsaw Man will leave you breathless until the very last page.
Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva
- Genre: Sci-fi Thriller
- Print Length: 339 pgs
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
- Publication Date: March 2, 2021
What if your past wasn’t what you thought?
As a child, Linda Russell was left to raise herself in a twenty-acre walled-off property in rural Washington. The woods were her home, and for twelve years she lived oblivious to a stark and terrible truth: Her mother had birthed her only to replace another daughter who died in a tragic accident years before.
Then one day Linda witnesses something she wasn’t meant to see. Terrified and alone, she climbs the wall and abandons her home, but her escape becomes a different kind of trap when she is thrust into the modern world—a world for which she is not only entirely unprepared, but which is unprepared to accept her.
And you couldn’t see a future for yourself?
Years later, Linda is living in bustling Seattle, but she has never felt more alone. With social media more ubiquitous than ever before, she is hounded by the society she is now forced to inhabit. When Linda meets a fascinating new neighbor who might just be a potential friend, and who shows her the possibility of a new escape through virtual reality, she begins to allow herself to hope for more by being sucked into a world that feels safe, but isn’t real.
What would it take to reclaim your life?
Then an unexplained fire at her infamous childhood home jolts Linda back to reality. She must return to the property for the first time since she was a girl, unleashing a chain of events that will not only endanger her life but challenge her understanding of family, memory, and the world itself.
The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep by Laurie Faria Stolarz
- GenreYA Thriller
- Print Length: 336 pgs
- Publisher: Wednesday Books
- Publication Date: March 16, 2021
Trapped in a well, surrounded by dirt, scratching at the walls trying to find a way out. Four days of a thirst so strong, that when it finally rains, I drink as much as possible from the dripping walls, not even caring how much dirt comes with it.
Since my escape. Since no one believed I was taken to begin with – from my own bed, after a party, when no one else was home…
Six months of trying to find answers and being told instead that I made the whole incident up.
Since I logged on to the Jane Anonymous site for the first time and found a community of survivors who listen without judgment, provide advice, and console each other when needed.
A month of chatting with a survivor whose story eerily mirrors my own: a girl who’s been receiving triggering clues, just like me, and who could help me find the answers I’m searching for.
Since she mysteriously disappears, and since I’m forced to ask the questions: will my chance to find out what happened to me vanish with her? And will I be next?
Don’t forget to tell to me about the book(s) you are reading this week (in the comments). ✨ I love hearing about them. ❤️