Reading roundup 08/08/18

What with the heat, my concentration issues and a complicated book, I have only finished one this week. Bad Librain!

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

The book was The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver (#10 in The Lincoln Rhyme series). This is the blurb:

It was a “million-dollar bullet,” a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.
The nation’s most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim’s steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.
When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating all evidence–including the witnesses–Lincoln’s investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.

I found the book a bit of a struggle to read and gave it three stars. This is my review on Goodreads:

I mostly enjoyed this book, although it was very over-complicated in parts and could have been cut down quite a lot. It took me a long time to finish it (for me) as there seemed to be many unnecessary fillers. Reading some of the other reviews on here, I perhaps should look for some of the earlier books in the series for sharper plots. The characterisation was still good and I liked some of the plot twists, but this needed a good editor.

The Winter Children by Lulu Taylor

The Winter Children by Lulu Taylor

Now I am going back to my latest book: The Winter Children by Lulu Taylor. Perhaps an odd book to choose in this long hot Summer!

Happy Reading to you all!

Best wishes,


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