This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. In order to get some consistency to my posting I thought I’d jump on board this great idea. As a self-proclaimed bookaholic, I love talking about my books and finding out what others are reading. Having been a long time reader of multiple blogs where the ‘It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?’ post is prevalent, I thought it a natural progression I’d add to the mix.
Last week was a slow reading week as I wasn't able to devote as much time to reading as I would've liked. However I was able to finish a couple of books (click on the link to read my review):
- QUICK by Steve Worland
- MR MERCEDES by Stephen King
Here are my intended picks for this coming week, including what I’ve got on-the-go today:
THE FALL by Amy Dale (non-fiction, copy provided by Random House)
On July 30, 2011 a terrified woman ran for the door of the 15th storey, inner Sydney apartment she shared with her cruel and controlling fiance, desperately trying to escape. She wasn't quick enough. A hidden camera captured him covering her mouth to suppress her screams and dragging her back inside. Sixty-nine seconds later, Lisa Harnum was dead.
This is the case that captured the attention of a nation.
Amy Dale, Chief Court Reporter for The Daily Telegraph covered the case from the very beginning. Speaking to numerous sources including Lisa's counsellor, THE FALL goes behind the headlines of Australia's most captivating court case to tell the suffocating story of how Lisa fell in love but then grew to fear her overbearing fiance. Amy reveals information that wasn't publicly known leading up to and throughout the trial, including the fears for the star witness, Josh Rathemell, how close the trial came to not even happening, and the picture painted by what was found on Lisa's iPhone.
GO GO GATO by Max Everhart
When Almario "Go Go" Gato, a handsome young Cuban baseball player, goes missing mid-season, his agent Veronica Craven hires a private investigator to track down her best client. No police. No press. Enter Eli Sharpe, an Asheville, North Carolina-based ex-ballplayer turned private detective who specializes in investigating professional athletes.
Eli begins by questioning Maria Gato, Almario's roommate and fraternal twin. Maria watched while both her parents drowned on the boat ride from Cuba to America, so she is naturally desperate to get her only brother back. She tells Eli a secret: Almario may have a problem with drugs and alcohol.
Eli tracks down Almario's supposed girlfriend, a rich sorority girl, but is soon led to another woman in his life, Sheri Stuckey, his cocaine supplier and fiancée who works in tandem with a gay bartender named Dantonio Rushing. Stuckey, a drug abuser and single mother, claims Almario split because she wanted the two of them to check into rehab. But Rushing, dazzled by Almario's boyish good looks, tells a different tale: Almario has taken out a $500,000 life insurance policy on himself and named Stuckey as the primary beneficiary.
With the help of his a mentor--a former homicide detective--and five ex fiancées who still care about him, Eli follows Go Go's trail, determined to locate the elusive ballplayer before one of the nasty people in his life--or his own bad habits--do him in.