logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Mystery
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-08-19 18:00
Reading progress update: I've read 147 out of 240 pages.
Phreak - Denise Danks

enjoying it a lot - and I’m not tech-savvy enough (I hate cellphones..”the Devil’s tool”, I once read them described as, and it stuck with me) to know if phone cloning, phone hacking, is any different now than when this book was published in 1998. the phones have changed, I know that. anyway, I picked the Danks book voted Most Likely To Be Out Of Date, but I haven’t noticed - it’s not getting too technical, regardless - and I like the Mystery content, the characters, the pace, and the style.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-08-19 16:54
Unseen by me
An Unseen Attraction - K.J. Charles

My friends' list has nothing but love for this author and book and I have a bad feeling this could be one of those "Everyone but me" moments. This is the first time I have tried this author, so I'll give it another chance but this really just did not hit the mark with me.

 

The synopsis starts off with stating this is a "slow-burning romance". Our couple have their first sexual experience/play/moment by chapter four; that is not my personal want from a slow-burning romance. What I do like seems to have happened before our story starts off,  Clem and Rowley's relationship has already developed to the point of friendship with attraction and we the reader's are coming in when they are finally ready to act on it. I mostly favor the initial spark and building rather than the finally acting sexually on it. 

 

Another personal dislike was Rowley's taxidermy, the author does a great job describing, explaining, and realistically weaving it into the story but for someone who loves human slasher movies, I just can't read about people wanting to stuff their pets and Rowley explaining the process. Greatly appreciate the research and depth but bowels and skinning animals is not for me, but like I said, didn't seem to bother the majority of people.

 

I think this would be better to be described as a slow-burning mystery, as the building, plot, and pace slowly reeled you in, I also think the mystery dominated the story more. Their chemistry wasn't as sparking as I usually like but missing that beginning building probably hurt this for me.

 

The mystery isn't fully solved in this but I'm not sure I'm going to continue with the series, I think I might try another of hers in a different one. I hope this isn't one of those everyone loves but me authors :/

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-08-19 01:29
Reading progress update: I've read 17%.
Treacherous - Sara Rosett
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2018-08-19 01:13
Reading progress update: I've read 8 out of 340 pages.
Phreak - Denise Danks

I hope Phreak is super.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2018-08-18 18:00
Weekend at Thrackley - Alan Melville

Six people,five of them lucky proprietors of some fabulous jewellery, and one out of job,out of luck outsider are invited for a weekend at a remote and rather gloomy country house by a mysterious, wealthy collector of jewels and precious stones. They are an Ill-assorted lot waited on by a very lugubrious butler. And then things start to happen,of course...one of the servants is not who he seems to be,a guest disappears,there is a very interesting and well appointed cellar...This is not so much a" who done it" but more of a "how is it going to end".

But notwithstanding  the great setting(an isolated country house always works for me) it did not impress me all that much. It feels like a not so successful imprint of P.G.Wodehouse. One expects to hear tally-ho any moment. No,not entirely my cup of tea...

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?