Monday, September 8, 2014
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
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 I read and reviewed the following:
- GO GO GATO by Max Everhart
- THE FALL by Amy Dale
- A CRY IN THE NIGHT by Whit Masterson
Here are my intended picks for this coming week, including what I’ve got on-the-go today:
BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes (I had originally hoped to read this a couple of weeks ago but didn't get the time. I'm nearing the end of it and am enjoying this disturbed police procedural - the serial killer is twisted and the topic macabre - look for a review soon).
In the city that’s become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. The new thriller from Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls.
Broken city, broken dreams.
In Detroit, violent death – along with foreclosure and despair – is a regular occurrence. But the part-human, part-animal corpses that have started appearing are more disturbing than anything Detective Gabriella Versado has ever seen.
As Gabriella works the case, her teenage daughter Layla embarks on a secret crime-fighting project of her own – hunting down online paedophiles – but it all goes horribly wrong…
TK has learned how to make being homeless work for him and his friends, but something evil is threatening the fragile world he’s constructed on the streets…
Ambitious blogger Jonno is getting desperate. The big four-oh isn’t that far away, and he’s still struggling to make his mark. But then he stumbles across some unusual and macabre art, which might just be the break he needs to go viral…
SKINJOB by Bruce McCabe (e-arc provided by the publisher)
SOCIETY IS DIVIDED
Silicon Valley has taken virtual sex to the extreme, encouraging men to act out their darkest and most violent sexual fantasies. Militant feminists and churches are bitterly opposed. Powerful corporations battle for market control. In the midst of a fierce protest campaign, a bomb goes off in San Francisco.
TWELVE ARE DEAD
Daniel Madsen is one of a new breed of federal agents armed with a gun, a badge, and a handheld lie detector. He's a fast operator and his instructions are simple: find the bomber before he strikes again.
A NIGHTMARE AWAITS
Madsen plunges headlong into a sleazy, unsettling world where reality and fantasy are indistinguishable, exploitation is business as usual and the web of corruption extends all the way to Washington, only to discover the stakes are higher than he could ever imagine.