Welcome to another Monday here at _booksarelove! That means that it is time for another It’s Monday! What are you reading? This is a weekly feature hosted by Book Date in which we talk about the books that we are currently reading, what we finished reading last week, and what we will be reading next 🙂 so here we go!
Title: The Mistake
Author: Wendy James
Published: 2012 by Penguin Books
Genre: Fiction; Mystery
Goodreads’ Rating: 3.55 / 5 stars
The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past..
Jodie Garrow is a teenager on the wrong side of the tracks when she falls pregnant, Scared, alone and desperate to make something of her life, she makes the decision to adopt out her baby – and tells nobody.
Twenty-five years on, Jodie has built a whole new life and a whole new family. But when a chance meeting brings the illegal adoption to the notice of the authorities, Jodie becomes embroiled in a nationwide police investigation for the missing child, and the centre of a media witch hunt.
Did something sinister happen to Jodi’s baby the night it was born? The fallout from Jodie’s past puts her whole family under the microscope, and her husband and daughter must examine everything they believed to be true.
Title: In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Published: 2006 by Random House Audio
Format: Audio Book
Genre: True Crime; Classic; Non Fiction
Goodreads’ Rating: 4.04 / 5 stars
On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.
As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerising suspense and astonishing empathy.
Title: Missing, Presumed
Author: Susie Steiner
Published: 2016 by The Borough Press
Genre: Mystery; Fiction; Crime; Thriller
Goodreads’ Rating: 3.53 / 5 stars
A MISSING GIRL – Edith is gone, leaving just her coat, a smear of blood and an open door.
A DESPERATE FAMILY – Each of her friends and relatives has a version of the truth. But none quite adds up.
A DETECTIVE AT BREAKING POINT – The press grows hungrier by the day. Can DS Bradshaw fend them off, before a missing persons case becomes a murder investigation?
Title: The Search
Author: Nora Roberts
Published: 2010 by Piatkus Books
Source: Borrowed from Friend
Genre: Fiction; Romance; Suspense
Goodreads’ Rating: 4.11 / 5 stars
Other than work, Fiona doesn’t ask for much: the peace of the landscape, the companionship f her dogs, the safe haven of friends and family. Romantic entanglements are very far down her list – and certainly not with artist Simon Doyle. But he doesn’t know that Fiona harbours a terrible secret..
Author: Julianne Donaldson
Published: 2013 by Shadow Mountain
Genre: Romance; Historical Fiction; Fiction
Goodreads’ Rating: 4.18 / 5 stars
Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry. Her plan is to travel to India instead – if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. She makes a bargain with Kate: India, yes, but only after Kate has secured – and rejected – three marriage proposals.
Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfil her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?
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