Two Days Gone

Apparently Two Days Gone is part of a series, the Ryan DeMarco Mysteries. Who knew? I have no idea how it appeared on our library cart. I thought TW picked it up. I also thought she had already read it and left it on the shelf for me to read because it was good.

Turns out, she hadn’t read it yet but it was good.

Dark. Very, very, very dark. Also, heart-freaking-breaking. One of those… what choice would you make if forced to make a horrific and impossible choice. Good lord.

I do kind of want to go back and read some of the other books, to see how DeMarco got to the point he’s at now. I mean, they gave enough backstory to get the gist but I might have to go back and read it for myself. Hold the phone, it IS part of a series but this is the first one? Now I’m frustrated. What do you mean this is the first one? You’ve given us a really dark and flawed character with an #ASSTON of backstory and we don’t get to actually live any of that backstory with him? Now I’m not so sure I want to read another… maybe. Hell.

The Darkness Knows

It’s been awhile since I read a cozy so I really enjoyed The Darkness Knows. 1930s radio, in Chicago — yep, I enjoyed that. I’m not so sure how I feel about either main character and I’m really not sure how I felt about how quickly their relationship progressed. Four days? Really? Hmmmm. I’ll probably read the next one and see how I feel about it after that.

The Nightingale Before Christmas

We needed an audio book and none of our audio holds were in so I turned to Hooplah… but the only thing I could find quickly was The Nightingale Before Christmas… so I downloaded it. I figured since I liked that flamingo one all those years ago, (And maybe we’ve also ready another one?), and it was Christmas, then this would be a fine choice.

And it was.

Meg amuses me and so do the rest of the residents of Caerphilly.

No Wind of Blame

I finally finished No Wind of Blame, which I started on Kindle during the October #readathon. I love Georgette Heyer and this was a fun read, though I really feel like I might have read it before. It all felt familiar to me.

King of Plagues

The problem with Joe Ledger books is that it takes me almost 100 pages to become invested in the story. Before then, I read an “event” and put the book down wondering why I keep reading them. Then I hit page 100 and off I go, not wanting to put the book down at all.

King of Plagues – that’s the stuff of nightmares. Really. All of the horrible things. [shudder] Also, I think Ledger is losing brain cells. He should have figured out the whole Circe thing on his own. [eyeroll]

Lowcountry Bombshell

Lowcountry Bombshell was amusing. Very amusing. It made me want to read Marilyn Monroe biographies and watch Marilyn Monroe movies.

And now that I’m caught up on the Liz Talbot series, I hope another one comes out soon. Totally fun.

Lowcountry Boil

I read the third book in the series early last month and since I enjoyed it, I figured I’d go back and read the first two.

Lowcountry Boil was pretty good. Not as good as book three but not bad. I’m still looking forward to the second book in the series.

Lowcountry Boneyard

TW got Lowcountry Boneyard from Erica at Wild Iris when we were in Gainesville in February. It’s an advance review copy so I’m guessing she had just gotten it at the bookstore conference thing she’d been at right before we came to visit.

It’s the third book in a mystery series set in Charleston (and also in Greenville, oddly enough.) I often find myself picking apart books based in Charleston because they get things wrong and it bugs me. I thought that was going to happen with this one because the protagonist lives on a fake island and that should have bugged me. Turns out, it was a smart move. I can’t pick apart fake islands, heh. And, she got the important things right about Charleston and then made up some other stuff and it all worked for me.

Even the ghost part.

I liked it enough that I reserved the first book in the series and am looking forward to reading it during #readathon in a couple of weeks.

Hell on Wheels

I would very much like to know how I found Hell on Wheels, since it’s like the 9th book in the series, it seems somewhat unlikely that I reserved it based on a series recommendation. Maybe I just picked it up from the new arrivals shelf? I don’t know but I loved it.

I really like Odelia Grey. I like the body positive female sleuth. I like her paraplegic husband. I like pretty much everything about it and will have to go back and read the whole series.

The Witch Hunter’s Tale

The Witch Hunter’s Tale is the third book in the Midwife Mysteries series and it was the best book of the series so far. That’s saying quite a lot since I love this series.

SO much happened and it kept me reading even when I was really tired and wanted to go to sleep. The ending was perfect. So much drama. I loved it.