Reading roundup 17/06/20

This last week, I have been struggling with my health, to the extent that I found it very difficult to read. Instead, I have been entertained by watching Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning. I am astonished that I didn’t watch this at the time!

The Siren by Alison Bruce

Anyway, I did read one book: The Siren by Alison Bruce, #02 in her D.C Gary Goodhew Mystery series. Here is the blurb:

All it took was one small item on the regional news for Kimberly Guyver and Rachel Golinski to know that their old life was catching up with them. They wondered how they’d been naïve enough to think it wouldn’t. They hoped they still had a chance to leave it behind – just one more time – but within hours, Rachel’s home is burning and Kimberly’s young son, Riley, is missing.DC Goodhew begins to sift through their lives, and starts to uncover an unsettling picture of deceit, murder and accelerating danger. Kimberly seems distraught but also defensive and uncooperative. Is it fear and mistrust of the police which are putting her son at risk, or darker motivations?With Riley’s life in peril, Goodhew needs Kimberly to make choices, but she has to understand, the one thing she cannot afford is another mistake.

I wrote a quick review straight away – remember that I had almost lost all memory of last week’s book by the time I came to write the review for the blog post? That was so embarrassing…

The Siren (DC Gary Goodhew Mystery #2)The Siren by Alison Bruce
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I would like to give this book 3.5 stars, if that were possible. This second book in the series was better than the first one, in my opinion. It kept my attention for longer and the author was not quite so obsessed with naming every single street in Cambridge. I was held by the plot and the main characters continued to develop nicely. The ending was exciting, even though a little over the top!

I have decided to read the third book in the series straight away, so I suppose that is some kind of accolade. Our library ebook system has further books in the series and I will probably read those too, after a break.

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The Calling by Alison Bruce

I am enjoying this series, so I am reading the third book now before changing to something else. There are still the ebooks sent by Younger Son for Mother’s Day plus a few others that I have on my list!

Until next week: enjoy your reading!

Love and best wishes,



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