Last week seemed to go on forever! There was always something to do, something to see, someone to talk to. I managed to sneak in some reading late at night (really, it was medicinal – I needed to warm the bed before I could possibly fall asleep). I was also lucky to receive two books in the mail and bought one.
Cuckoo by Julia Crouch is a book in the domestic noir subgenre, perfect for winter nights. It’s about Polly and Rose, old friends – or so Rose thought. Polly’s acting strangely and Rose starts to see her life crumble. Is it Polly or a coincidence? Thanks to Hachette Australia for the read.
The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein was a lovely surprise from Bloomsbury. Two people have had their lives turned topsy-turvy, but Yasha and Frances find refuge in each other under the midnight sun. Midnight sun sounds very appealing in this weather!
I also bought a copy of Favel Parrett’s When the Night Comes. It’s about Isla, living in sadness in Hobart, Tasmania until a red ship brightens everything. A sailor tells her family stories and Isla realises that she can do anything – but there might be a cost.
What did you receive or purchase this week? Do drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies. Overseen by Vicki (I’d Rather Be at the Beach), Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) and Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit), I’m sure you’ll find many books for the wish list!