Welcome to another weekly round-up of books that I have read this week. I was desperately trying to remember if there was anything significant that happened this week. Turns out that “nowt much ‘appened” really!
Onto the books I read…
I have had The Dublin Railway Murders by Thomas Moore on my TBR for a while now, I had requested it from Net Galley last year! This is about the murder of George Little in 1856, a murder that confounded many for years. Little was found in a locked office, murdered, though initially it was thought suicide. The investigation is quite rigorous given the setting and it was interesting to see how the investigation then compared to now has come along. There are obvious advancements, but also the legalies of the law have changed. An interesting and enjoyable read, well researched and has an easy reading style to it. Happy to recommend this one.
I have seen good things about Luca Veste‘s books from reading Book Bloggers reviews. When I saw this title on NetGalley it definitely appealed to me. You Never Said Goodbye has various connotations and the author went with a mysterious and dark theme. Sam Cooper lost his Mum and brother in an accident, his dad confesses a secret that stuns, astounds and shocks. It will lead Sam on a journey of discovery he never thought about. An addictive and riveting read and one I would happily recommend.
It was the cover of The Embroidered Book by Kate Heartfield that caught my eye and when I read the synopsis I knew this was for me. Within the first couple of chapters, I knew that not only was it for me, but I was going to love it. Late 1700s Europe is synonymous with being unsettled, the French Revolution is the climax for this story, before that though is the story of how the influential and powerful Hapsburg family arranged marriages for the children to take the most powerful seat in the monarchies of Europe. One you will have heard of, Marie Antoinette. This is a re-imagining of this historical period and it is fabulous. The author has woven in magic, and before you say “Oh no not for me” it has been done wonderfully. It feels fitting and right. I adored this book and everything about it. It is 600+ pages, and I have to say it is worth every page. One I would absolutely recommend. Full review as part of the Blog Tour.
Great reading week, and quite a few pages for that matter.
Have a great week ahead,
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