~ What’s on Your Bookshelf ~ December

I’ve just managed three books this month! I’ve been watching too much TV again, maybe I should post something like “What have you been watching this month”. Anyway the three I’ve read are all by some of my favourite authors.

Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun—until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel.

Dead? No, nothing is what it seems. 

The woman is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their terrifying leader, who has burrowed his influence deep into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. The mysterious Dendoncker rules from the shadows, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark.

I’ve read all of Lee Child’s books and enjoyed most of them. Like all authors with a series of books there are some I’ve liked better than others. He seems to have made a good return with this book co-authored with his son, they have found their rhythm. I have to say though the acronyms he uses are very confusing. I’ll continue to read him as I love Jack Reacher.

The latest collaboration between Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch. This book is more about Renee Ballard with Harry as the sidekick. I’m still getting used to Renee as the main character. She seems to survive on practically no sleep, working the nightshift and into the day. Renee desperately tries to hang onto her cases but inevitably has to hand them over to the day shift. She gets a lot of stick from the men in her department, but she’s tough and gives as good as she gets. With Harry helping her in secret though, she makes good progress. 3/5.

One of my all time favourite writers. David Raker is back again trying to solve another unsolvable case of a missing person. A man goes upstairs to take his medication and is never seen again. No-one saw him leave, the windows were closed and he didn’t leave by the front door. His wife is at a loss, the police have been no help so she turns to David Raker.

This book is slightly different to the others in that there are four stories. The time line goes back and forth involving his different cases over the years and featuring characters from his past books. If you are new to the David Raker series, then it’s best to start at the beginning.

Every book Tim Weaver has written all have completely different plots. I don’t know where he comes up with the ideas. There are twists and turns in every direction, I don’t think I’ve ever guessed one. 4/5

My Favourite Authors – “C”

Looking back at the books I have read, I realised that C is very popular! I have so many.

Helen Callaghan – Dear Amy; Everything is Lies . These are both psychological thrillers and will grip you from the start.

Louise Candlish – I’ve read seven of this author’s books and enjoyed everyone. Family dramas with a twist.

Diana Chamberlain – This author has written so many books it’s hard to keep up with her. Each book has a different theme running through it. Abusive marriages, kidnappings, mistaken identities, hidden secrets to name but a few. She’s a brilliant writer from the US.

Tamar/Tammy Cohen – Another psychological thriller writer whose many books I have enjoyed.

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  1. My husband rarely reads anything other than the sports news – and by sports news I mean football (UK premier league) news – but when he does it’s on holidays and it’s a Jack Reacher. I’ve never read a Michael Connelly or a Tim Weaver, but they sound interesting. So many books so little time. Thanks for linking up!

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    • Thanks for visiting Jo, I wonder what your husband thinks of the new Jack Reacher books, disappointed is my guess. Tim Weaver is my recommendation to everyone, such brilliant books


  2. You can do a post on what you have been watching Ali, and still link up, so go rogue next year!! Thanks for the update on your reading, I’m very interested to. know what you’ve been watching instead of reading now that you’ve mentioned it! Great to have you link up and I haven’t read any of your ‘C’ authors!! That Mark Twain quote is spot on too 🙂

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    • Maybe I should Debbie, I’m always interested in what other people are watching as well
      I hope you get to read some of those “C”s as they were some great books, perfect holiday reads

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  3. Hi, Alison – Having three books to share is more than enough. I usually limit my reading or I seriously would get nothing else done! I haven’t (yet) read any of the books or authors that you have listed. Thank you for sharing them with us, and for joining us at #WOYBS!

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