Mailbox Monday – 3/19

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I received two books for review this week.

Mailbox Monday – 3/19The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Published by Gallery/Scout Press on May 29, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
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On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.

Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

Mailbox Monday – 3/19Date with Malice by Julia Chapman
Series: Samson and Delilah Mystery #2
Published by Minotaur Books on April 3, 2018
Source: Publisher
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
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When Mrs Shepherd arrives at the Dales Detective Agency on a December morning, quite convinced that someone is trying to kill her, Samson O’Brien dismisses her fears as the ramblings of a confused elderly lady. But after a series of disturbing incidents at Fellside Court retirement home, he begins to wonder if there is something to her claims after all . . .

With Christmas around the corner, Samson is thrown into a complex investigation. One that will require him to regain the trust of the Dales community he turned his back on so long ago. Faced with no choice, he enlists the help of a local – the tempestuous Delilah Metcalfe.

Against the backdrop of a Yorkshire winter, Samson and Delilah must work together once again if they are to uncover the malevolence threatening the elderly residents of Bruncliffe. Could the danger be perilously close to home?

I picked up a Kindle First book that I’m looking forward to reading.

Mailbox Monday – 3/19True Fiction by Lee Goldberg
Series: Ian Ludlow Thrillers #1
Published by Thomas Mercer on April 1, 2018
Source: Amazon First Reads
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 248
Format: eBook
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When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn't an accident.

Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn't imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done...and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live.

Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight--Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won't stop until Ian and Margo are dead. Ian has written thrillers like this before, but this time he doesn't know how it's going to end--or if he will be alive to find out.

And I purchased one that I’m kind of surprised I didn’t already have around the house.

Mailbox Monday – 3/19A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Series: Time Quintet #1
Published by Straus and Giroux on April 2010 (first published 1962)
Source: Purchased
Genres: Classic, Middle School, Fantasy
Pages: 228
Format: eBook
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It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract".

Meg's father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?


  1. kay

    Oh! The Death of Mrs. Westaway sounds good and I’m definitely a little envious. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of Ruth Ware. And I definitely need to read A Wrinkle in Time, I’m one of the few who haven’t read it. Wishing you a great week and happy reading!

  2. I do have a couple of the Ruth Ware books in my TBR pile and it sounds as though I really do need to dust them off and read them, given the outstanding ratings and reviews they are attracting.

    I am not really into time travel stories, but do like the cover of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, which is a new book and author to me – seriously – although I fear I am in the minority here!!

    Enjoy your re-read and all your new books 🙂


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