#WWWWednesday – September 1st | What Are You Reading?

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

This is a book I’m reading for a Halequin Trades mystery/thriller blog tour. I’m starting it today, and I’m not sure what my first impressions are. The cover is kind of creepy since it it’s a face with a lack of expression leaning towards a glare. And the blurb is intriguing 🧐

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

  • Genre: Psychological Thiller
  • Print Length: 400 pgs
  • Publisher: Park Row
  • Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Meet Chloe Sevre. She’s a freshman honor student, a leggings-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be a psychopath. Her hobbies include yogalates, frat parties, and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her. Chloe is one of seven students at her DC-based college who are part of an unusual clinical study for psychopaths—students like herself who lack empathy and can’t comprehend emotions like fear or guilt. The study, led by a renowned psychologist, requires them to wear smart watches that track their moods and movements. When one of the students in the study is found murdered in the psychology building, a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins, and Chloe goes from hunter to prey. As she races to identify the killer and put her own plan into action, she’ll be forced to decide if she can trust any of her fellow psychopaths—and everybody knows you should never trust a psychopath. Never Saw Me Coming is a compulsive, voice-driven thriller by an exciting new voice in fiction, that will keep you pinned to the page and rooting for a would-be killer.

I love this series. Jeff Wheeler, in general, has repeatedly blown away with his imagination for epic fantasy stories. This is the third book in a four book series, and I love where it took the story. It’s a loose retelling of the King Arthur story, which immediately intrigued me. Some stories never grow old.

Lady’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler

  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • Print Length: 459 pgs
  • Publisher: 47North
  • Publication: September 7, 2021
In kingdoms at war, alliances are made to be broken in a thrilling novel of magic and dark conspiracies by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Warrior’s Ransom. Ransom Barton and his wife, Claire de Murrow, have arrived in Legault to reclaim the title that was Claire’s birthright. Claire intends to rebuild a war-ravaged palace to its former glory and to teach Ransom about the magical history of their new home. But when Ransom is summoned to return to King Benedict, his loyalty to Claire is tested. Fealty prevails, however questionable the king’s motives. The ambitious Benedict, who controls his late father’s dominion, must prove his might. The warriors of the East Kingdoms have disrupted the trade routes, weakening every kingdom in their path. Benedict’s plan is to fend off a coming war through strategic alliances. But it’s Ransom’s post to keep the king’s allies—as well as his poisonous enemies—in line, even as Benedict’s defense may be inviting further chaos. As the king’s power grows and Ransom’s rise in the council is secured, a shadowy conspiracy threatens to destroy everything Ransom has worked to build. Now torn between allegiance to the woman he loves and duty to king and country, which will Ransom choose?

I can’t for the life of me remember how I came about getting this ARC. The reviews are very good though and that blurb totally pulls me right in. The cover is what has me spending a little time scratching my head. There’s something about it that just doesn’t sit right with me and I can’t figure out what it is.

The Necklace by Matt Witten

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Print Length: 304 pgs
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
  • Publication Date: September 7, 2021
The clock ticks down in a heart-pounding crusade for justice Susan Lentigo’s daughter was murdered twenty years ago—and now, at long last, this small-town waitress sets out on a road trip all the way from Upstate New York to North Dakota to witness the killer’s execution. On her journey she discovers shocking new evidence that leads her to suspect the condemned man is innocent—and the real killer is still free. Even worse, her prime suspect has a young daughter who’s at terrible risk. With no money and no time to spare, Susan sets out to uncover the truth before an innocent man gets executed and another little girl is killed. But the FBI refuses to reopen the case. They—and Susan’s own mother—believe she’s just having an emotional breakdown. Reaching deep, Susan finds an inner strength she never knew she had. With the help of two unlikely allies—a cynical, defiant teenage girl and the retired cop who made the original arrest—Susan battles the FBI to put the real killer behind bars. Will she win justice for the condemned man—and her daughter—at last?

What are you reading this week? Anything that you’re particularly excited about?

18 Replies to “#WWWWednesday – September 1st | What Are You Reading?”

  1. They sound like great books. I am struggling to read one book. Not because it isn’t a good read, but because there are not enough hours in the day.

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  2. I really need to start that Jeff Wheeler series. The description really grabs me, and the way you rave about it I know I’d enjoy it.

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  3. I like the sound of The Necklace. I think the first one would prove too dark for me, and I’m not sure I could get behind the protagonist.
    I’m currently reading The Dime Museum Murders, book 1 in the Harry Houdini mystery series. So far I’m enjoying it!

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  4. I hope you enjoy all your upcoming reads Tessa. I am reading Under a Whispering Door, but I have had more people stop over to swim in the last few days that I am not very far into it. Maybe tomorrow, I will have more time.

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    1. I say swim and enjoy friends while the weather is still warm. There will be time enough for lots of reading once the weather turns ❤️

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