WWW Wednesdays (3)

WWWWednesdays

Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, this meme is all about the three Ws:

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

Why not join in too? Leave a comment with your link at Taking on a World of Words and then go blog hopping!


Currently reading

AReluctantWarriorA Reluctant Warrior by Kelly Brooke Nicholls (review copy courtesy of the author & Xpresso Book Tours)

When Luzma’s brother, Jair, unwittingly uncovers the plan by Colombia’s most notorious drug cartel to smuggle an unprecedented cocaine shipment into the US, it puts their family in grave danger. Jair’s kidnapping by the cartel forces Luzma to go face to face with vicious paramilitary leader, El Cubano, and General Ordonez, ruthless head of the military – men who will stop at nothing to protect their empires. But for Luzma, nothing is more important than saving her family – not even her own life.

CourtofLionsCourt of Lions by Jane Johnson (review copy courtesy of Head of Zeus)

Kate Fordham, escaping terrible trauma, has fled to the beautiful sunlit city of Granada, the ancient capital of the Moors in Spain, where she is scraping by with an unfulfilling job in a busy bar. One day in the glorious gardens of the Alhambra, once home to Sultan Abu Abdullah Mohammed, also known as Boabdil, Kate finds a scrap of paper hidden in one of the ancient walls. Upon it, in strange symbols, has been inscribed a message from another age. It has lain undiscovered since before the Fall of Granada in 1492, when the city was surrendered to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. Born of love, in a time of danger and desperation, the fragment will be the catalyst that changes Kate’s life forever.


Recently finished

DarkDawnoverSteepHouseDark Dawn over Steep House by M R C Kasasian (review copy courtesy of Head of Zeus)

London, 1884: 125 Gower Street, the residence of Sidney Grice, London’s foremost personal detective, and his ward March Middleton, is at peace. Midnight discussions between the great man and his charge have led to a harmony unseen in these hallowed halls since the great frog disaster of 1878. But harmony cannot last for long. A knock on the door brings mystery and murder once more to their home. A mystery that involves a Prussian Count, two damsels in distress, a Chinaman from Wales, a gangster looking for love and the shadowy ruin of a once-loved family home, Steep House…

DidYouWhisperBackCoverDid You Whisper Back? by Kate Rigby (review courtesy of the author & Neverland Book Tours)

Set in the nineteen-seventies, Did You Whisper Back? begins with Amanda Court’s longing to be reunited with her estranged twin sister Jo. Following a false lead, Amanda leaves her Merseyside home and family and goes to Devon to work as a chambermaid where she believes Jo now lives. Gradually it emerges that Jo is, seemingly, just a figment of Amanda’s imagination arising from distorted childhood truths. Did You Whisper Back? is a psychological novel about family secrets and a disturbing portrayal of the fragility of the mind.

CitizenKillCitizen Kill by Stephen Clark (review copy courtesy of the author)

When a devastating explosion kills the new President’s young son, her administration seeks to finally end the war on terror. CIA black-ops agent Justin Raines is among the recruits in a new program that targets for assassination U.S. citizens suspected of radicalizing Muslims. Haunted by a botched assignment overseas, Justin is determined to redeem himself through the program. But when he is assigned to kill a mysterious Muslim educator that he believes is innocent, he grows disillusioned. Now he must find a way to prove her innocence and derail the program before they both are assassinated.


What Cathy (will) Read Next

RevenantsRevenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman (review copy courtesy of the author)

A grief-stricken candy-striper serving in a VA hospital following her brother’s death in Viet Nam struggles to return home an anonymous veteran of the Great War against the skulduggery of a congressman who not only controls the hospital as part of his small-town fiefdom but knows the name of her veteran. A name if revealed would end his political ambitions and his fifty-year marriage. In its retelling of Odysseus’ journey, Revenants casts a flickering candle upon the Charon toll exacted not only from the families of those who fail to return home but of those who do.

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14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (3)

    1. A Reluctant Warrior is really good, just finishing it now and should have my review up tomorrow. Revenants is a book I’ve had in my review stack for ages but my plan this month is to concentrate on getting through as many of the review copies from indie authors as possible. I know how precious reviews are to them and I feel slightly guilty some of them have had to wait so long.

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    1. Although it’s based on quite a difficult subject it’s written in the style of a thriller which makes it exciting. It also made me want to find out more about the situation in Colombia.

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  1. I just finished Court Of Lions myself the other day and I’m curious about your thoughts on it. About to start my review as I’m typing this comment… 😉 I hope you enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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    1. I just read your comments about Court of Lions and although I’m not far enough in to make a judgment yet I do recognise what you say as a general point about dual time novels. I nearly always find I prefer the part set in the past to that in the present. We’ll see if the same is the case with Court of Lions.

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