Sunday, 22 September 2013

My Book Haul / Showcase Sunday

This is Books, Biscuits and Tea's Showcase Sunday where I share my lovely book hauls each week. Have a look back at Vicki's link up to see what everyone is up too!

This week was my first week back at work so I was back on the commuter train and back reading. I finished Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer - an interesting historical mystery, Charming by Elliott James a new male lead Urban Fantasy series and finally Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson - a fun comic paranormal romance.

A fairly quiet week after all the goodies from Canada so only couple of books arrived!


The Shining Girls - Lauren Beurkes
Publisher: HarperCollins
Kirby is lucky she survived the attack. She is sure there were other victims were less fortunate, but the evidence she finds is … impossible.
Harper stalks his shining girls through the years – and cuts the spark out of them. But what if the one that got away came
back for him?

I read a couple of good reviews of this book so when I spotted cheap in Asda I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it a try!

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Crown Publishing
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

I'm feeling in the mood for some thrillers at the moment so this one is a top seller that a friend told me to try - so I have!

So what have you picked up this week...?


  1. I confess I didn't like charming but I hope you liked it. Love the cover of the first one! happy reading!

  2. I adore the sound of both of these! I definitely need to get my hands on Gone Girl. I've heard nothing but brilliant things about that book. The Shining Girls sounds amazing too. I'll have to try to get both of them from my library!
    Great haul! Happy reading :)
    My Showcase Sunday

  3. I hope work went okay <3

    I'm very keen to read The Shining Girls and I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think!

    Happy Sunday :)

    Megan xxxxx

  4. I really want to read Gone Girl! Heard amazing things about it

    awesome book haul,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. I'm noticing that Gillian Flynn is very popular right now.

  6. I've heard soo many good things about both of these! I own a copy of Gone Girl but I haven't gotten round to reading it yet. The Shining Girls has received a lot of praise so I'm intrigued by it, though it's not my usual sort of book. Hope you enjoy both of these titles!

    Here's my SS :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

  7. These are meant to be brilliant books. At my work (library) you wouldn't believe how many copies, reservations and rave has been around these books. Even though I'm not one for these sort of books I am interested by their plotline. Brilliant haul, Mel.

    Here's my SS

  8. I bought The Shining Girl a while ago, but haven't read it yet. I've heard mixed reviews, but I'm pretty convinced that I'm going to like it!

  9. I've had Gone Girl recommended to me several times. I'm so going to have to read it. If nothing else, I'm going to have to get it from the library. Can't wait to see what you think of it.