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
I am currently reading Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham. It’s really short compared to what I normally read. I wondered why it was going so quickly. It’s about a cult and ritualistic murders which is gruesomely compelling. So far, it’s an okay read – not great but not at all bad. I’ll see today if the second half ramps it up a notch or two or if it stays the same.
I just finished Curse of the Celts by Clara O’Connor and, wow, am I glad I gave book 2 a read even though my feelings for book 1 were lukewarm at best. Book 2 is an outstanding read. As a matter of fact I think the series basically should have started with book 2 and been a duology of book 2 and book 3, but that’s just my humble opinion. I am just enamored with the depth and complexity of the plot this time.
Next, I am reading The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton. I’ve read the previous 6 books in the series, and I am looking forward to this one. It is so ridiculously funny, though not as popular as Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. Nick Fox is the quintessential conman and Kate O’Hare (did you notice – the Fox and the Hare – the series truly does match the fable in many ways) is a straight lace cop with an ex-military father who likes to blow things up. Their cases are a mix of a con job and a police investigation and the results border on the illegal, are always ingenious, and have me laughing at loud.
What are you reading this week? Anything that you’re particularly excited about?
Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham
- Genre: Mystery/Thriller (Police Procedural – Serial Killer Thriller)
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Publisher : MIRA
- Publication Date : March 23, 2021
On the edge of the Everglades, an eerie crime scene sets off an investigation that sends two agents deep into a world of corrupted faith, greed and deadly secrets.
A ritualistic murder on the side of a remote road brings in the Florida state police. Special Agent Amy Larson has never seen worse, and there are indications that this killing could be just the beginning. The crime draws the attention of the FBI in the form of Special Agent Hunter Forrest, a man with insider knowledge of how violent cults operate, and a man who might never be able to escape his own past.
The rural community is devastated by the death in their midst, but people know more than they are saying. As Amy and Hunter join forces, every lead takes them further into the twisted beliefs of a dangerous group that will stop at nothing to see their will done.
Doomsday preppers and small-town secrets collide in this sultry, twisty page-turning thriller.
The Once and Future Queen: Curse of the Celts by Clara O’Connor
- Genre: Fantasy
- Print Length: 461 pgs.
- Publisher: One More Chapter (Harper Collins)
- Publication Date: March 18, 2021
The Once and Future Queen: Book 2
You are accused of crimes against the Code. How do you plead?
After failing to escape the Roman metropolis of Londinium with Devyn, her lover, and Marcus, her betrothed, Cassandra wakes in inky darkness to find the ground giving way to sand beneath her feet.
All three of them have been carted back to the notorious arena at the heart of the city to stand trial by public vote. Cass knows they must escape at any cost: to warn the Celts of the mysterious blood curse ravaging their kin, to foil the schemes of the imperial council…
To find the fabled Lady of the Lake, the one who could save them all.
But even as the jaws of death close in around her, another threat looms in the shadows, a danger she never could have foreseen, a betrayal that could burn down her entire world.
The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton
- Genre: Humorous Crime Thriller
- Print Length: 320 pgs
- Publisher: Atria Books
- Publication Date: March 23, 2021
FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming criminal Nick Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold in this thrilling adventure in the “romantic and gripping” (Good Housekeeping) Fox and O’Hare series from the #1New York Timesbestselling author Janet Evanovich.
Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O’Hare and international criminal Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest bad guys out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet—a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood.
Directly descended from the Vatican Bank priests who served Hitler during World War II, the Brotherhood is on a frantic search for a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold, untouched for over seventy-five years somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe.
Kate and Nick know that there is only one man who can find the fortune and bring down the Brotherhood—the same man who taught Nick everything he knows—his father, Quentin. As the stakes get higher, they must also rely on Kate’s own father, Jake, who shares his daughter’s grit and stubbornness. Too bad they can never agree on anything.
From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate, Nick, and the two men who made them who they are today must crisscross the world in a desperate scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.
Don’t forget to tell to me about the book(s) you are reading this week (in the comments). ✨ I love hearing about them. ❤️