Wishlist Wednesday: After the Silence, Jake Woodhouse

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

After the Silence, Jake WoodhouseA murdered policeman, a dead businessman hanging from a hook, a building burnt to the ground in an arson attack and a missing girl - identity unknown.
It's up to damaged, world-weary Inspector Jaap Rykel of Amsterdam's finest to piece it all together. Alongside him he's got an inexperienced female detective wrestling with the ghosts of her past, and a Sergeant with a drugs habit. And then there's the internal affairs investigation . . . 

I am Dutch and always interested how authors will portray Amsterdam. Jake Woodhouse lived in the city for a few years which makes it even more interesting. As I love a good police story too I would really love to read this one!

It's Monday April 21th 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

I am still working on The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. I am really enjoying it but have been really busy and did not have much time to read. You notice when a book has 800 pages that it goes slow. This week I have holiday though so I do hope to make some serious progress.

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton

I am planning to pick up S. by Doug Dorst & J.J. Abrams and I am preparing a pile for Dewey's Read-a-Thon and am not sure about the books I will read yet.

S. J.J. Abrams Doug Dorst

Review: Under a Silent Moon, Elizabeth Haynes

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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
Under a Silent Moon, Elizabeth Haynes
In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, her cottage drenched with blood. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. A car with a woman's body inside was found at the bottom of the pit.
As DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths-a bond that sealed their terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.

Elizabeth Haynes grew up in Seaford, Sussex and studied English, German and Art History at Leicester University. She currently works as a police intelligence analyst and lives in Kent with her husband and son.

I love a good detective story and the synopsis of this book sounded promising. Combined with that cover, a house in the middle of nowhere with a big moon I had a good feeling about this one.
I usually have my hands on a detective story every other book I pick up but it has been a while and I noticed it in how much I enjoyed the book. I was in the mood for a good puzzle.
I liked Louisa but did have some problems with her too. She felt like a strong and ambitious woman, knowing exactly what she wanted but that did not always show in her behavior. Especially in her private life decisions I often felt like slapping her to make her see reality. As this was just a very small part of the book it was easy to overlook though it did leave an impression.
The story itself was a great puzzle. The police investigation is followed on the level of the DCI and you get all of the clues the story has to work with. This makes it easy to follow and puzzle along. I did find it a big risk as it often happens clues are just popping up to give a story an extra surprising factor which was not really possible here. It worked out very well. There were enough possible suspects and stories to make it an interesting investigation.

Under a Silent Moon
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
ISBN-10: 0062276026
ISBN-13: 9780062276025
Harper: eBook | Hardcover
Under a Silent Moon
4 stars

Wishlist Wednesday: Yesterday's Sun, Amanda Brooke

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.
Yesterday's Sun, Amanda Brooke
How could you ever choose between your own life and the life of your child?
Newly-weds Holly and Tom have just moved into an old manor house in the picturesque English countryside. When Holly discovers a moondial in the overgrown garden and its strange crystal mechanism, little does she suspect that it will change her life forever. For the moondial has a curse.
Each full moon, Holly can see into the future – a future which holds Tom cradling their baby daughter, Libby, and mourning Holly’s death in childbirth…
Holly realises the moondial is offering her a desperate choice: give Tom the baby he has always wanted and sacrifice her own life; or save herself and erase the life of the daughter she has fallen in love with.

Yes the cover did catch my attention... obviously. You know by now I am always reading the synopsis of pretty cover books. After reading I started to wonder what she would do having such a piece of information in your hand. Will you talk to your husband or are you afraid he thinks you are just making it up. Anyway, I now need to know what will happen to Holly and Tom.

It's Monday April 14th 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

Next week I will be having a week off from work. I promise I will make up for not being around so much the last weeks. I did read a few books last week though. I think my decision to just pick up something was the right one. I finished Eilanders (The Silver Dark Sea) by Susan Fletcher. This was the book group and it is a good book to open a discussion. I also read Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes. A great detective story.

Eilanders, Susan Fletcher Under a Silent Moon, Elizabeth Haynes

I am currently reading The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. This book has over 800 pages so I will see when I finish.

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
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