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Problem Solved, A New Favourite Author!

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After yesterday’s post re me whinging that I didn’t know what to read I had a trawl through the Kindle store and discovered Michael Fowler.  Michael, where have you been all my life?  I started reading Heart of the Demon and I am LOVING it!  There are three more in the series, Cold Death, Secrets of the Dead and Coming, Ready or Not.  I have downloaded those as well.  I also got the first book in a new series called Scream, You Die.  I have plenty of good reading material now.

It feels really refreshing to have found a new favourite author, I think I was getting bored hence my struggle to choose a book.

Here is a synopsis of Heart of the Demon: –

Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr and his partner DC Grace Marshall are called to the scene of a brutal slaying; the victim is a 14 year-old girl. The killer has been disturbed but he has left behind a puzzle. What is the significance of the marks gouged into the girl’s torso and why has a playing card been left with the body?

As Barnwell Major Investigation Team struggle to resolve the mystery they are confronted with another gruesome discovery; the mummified remains of a teenage girl are unearthed from the slurry of a former colliery site. This corpse bears all the hallmarks of the first slaying and yet this body has been buried for well over a decade.

They soon realise that a savage killer is stalking Yorkshire, preying on young girls, and with the discovery of the bodies comes a series of revelations about the past.
For Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr and his team, the race against time to prevent further murders is complicated by the fact that several of his men have been involved on the periphery of earlier crimes, without even knowing it. And as the death toll mounts as more bodies are unearthed and new victims succumb to the murderer’s sick appetites, he finds that this case comes very close to home.

Very close indeed…

To Continue Reading or Chuck It Out?

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Do you battle through a book even though you may not be enjoying it?

I used to, I would be so determined to finish a book even if reading it was as painful as pulling teeth. But whats the point?  Reading should be enjoyable not a chore so why should we keep reading a book if we are not enjoying it.

I guess I used to think that I was at a slow point in the book and it would pick up again and get better, but it rarely did.  I think you know right from the start if you are going to like a book or not. Sometimes I know right from the first page if I am going to like an author’s style or writing or not.

Nowadays I don’t bother to battle through the books I don’t like.  There are so many great books out there why would I bother to waste my time and energy.  If I don’t like a book I simply stop reading and delete it.  I used to keep them in my bookshelf to maybe try again at a later date but I don’t even do that now.

I know what I like to read, I know the style of writing I like and I know the authors I like so I can’t go wrong, right?  Actually I can, there have been times when I have opened my favourite author’s new best seller and hated it.  That is so disappointing after anxiously waiting for it to be released but it happens occasionally.   On the other side of the coin, I have also trawled through the Kindle store or Play Store for hours looking for new authors to try and have found some gems that I have totally loved.

That’s the fun of reading, the excitement of searching and finding a new favourite author, downloading books at the touch of a button and it’s instantly there, hating a book and deleting it, loving a book and downloading more, it is all so great.  I love reading!

E-books are my favourite, love em!   Absolutely love virtual book shopping it is so much fun!   No more waiting for a book until I can get to the shops.  I can go book shopping anytime 24/7.  Yes I know I’m sad but I can’t help it I just love ebooks.  With my eye condition it is really difficult for me to read “paper” books, so Ebooks have enabled me to continue doing something that I adore as my eyesight gets worse.   Doesn’t get better than that!