I am awful when it comes to buying books. I have a tendency to buy them and then forget to read them, so what better way to cure this habit than to buy more books. Right? Maybe not. However, they were doing a deal for 6 books for £10 in The Works, so I couldn’t resist as I want to read 25 books this year and I want a selection to choose from. Last year I read a lot of easy novels and this year I wanted to read some things that were a bit more full-on with gripping stories rather than simple narratives.
“Everything about the man is a mystery… No one knows where he came from, how he made his money or what’s drawn him to the isolated Black Hills of North Wyoming. His generosity has won the locals over, but are his motives above suspicion? After a string of disappearances, Joe Pickett isn’t the first investigator to pursue this enigmatic millionaire, but will he be the first to leave alive? With winter’s first storm closing in, Joe’s about to discover there’s a stone-cold killer stalking the hills – and he’s not alone.”
“After he was caught red handed, Max Cady was sentenced to life with hard labour for rape. Behind bars, Cady obsessed over his hatred for the man who testified against him, Sam Bowden. While Cady plotted revenge, Bowden got on with his life. He married his college sweetheart, brought up his family and became a partner at a law firm. But after fourteen years, Cady is out and he’s heading straight for the Bowdens. With a psychopath on the hunt for blood, Bowden has no choice but to take matters into his own hands…”
“Joe is hooked from the moment he sees Candy. What is it that catches his eye? Is it her hair, her smile, or just the way she’s standing? When they chat over coffee there’s an instant attraction, but can love ever be this sweet? As the bitter truth about Candy’s dangerous world emerges, Joe must decide whether love and hope are worth fighting for.”
“Swimming for his life towards traffickers on the Italian shore, Selim enters a world where refugees disguise themselves as tomatoes, dates of birth are a matter of opinion, and a residency permit is a ticket to paradise. When he ends up in Germany, Selim believes he is finally safe, until the law catches up with him. Selim realises there is only one way to avoid deportation, if he dare try… Years later, in a town hall in Paris, a Registrar receives an unsettling book in the post. The Registrar’s Manual For Detecting Forced Marriages only fuels her suspicions surrounding a Kurdish wedding. Unsure how to intervene, she embarks on an investigation that brings her uncomfortable close to an old friend: Selim.”
“The riverman’s job is to navigate the swirling currents of the Clyde, pulling rubbish from Glasgow’s great river. But occasionally he is required to do something more shocking – such as lifting out corpses. The day he pulls the lifeless body of a man from the river, it looks like a case of accidental death. But DCI William Lorimer of the Glasgow Police is not convinced. And when he digs deeper, he begins to discover that this case is as explosive as they come…”
“The hijacking of a jumbo jet off the Seychelles galvanizes anti-terrorist chief Peter Stride into the action for which he has spent a lifetime training. But even in the hail of bullets which follows, he knows that this is only the beginning of a nightmate. Stride is the one man who might find the twisted genius who holds the world hostage – if only his every move were not anticipated by the enemy…”
Out of all of these, Kevin Brooks is the only author that I’ve read before, and his novel ‘Lucas’ has always been one of my favourites. I hope Candy lives up to expectations! I think I’m most excited for Stone Cold, which I think is part of a series that I haven’t read, but hopefully I’ll pick it up anyway! I also think The Registrars Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages looks pretty good, though I’m a bit apprehensive that it’s going to be quite confusing!
Have you read any of these books before? Are there any that you would like to read?