So, no, The Widow was not read and won’t be in the near future. A ridiculously invention called ARCs suddenly took over my schedule. Will I ever read Fiona Barton’s book? Want to take the bets?
But on a happy note, I survived and ‘enjoyed’ Robinson Crusoe.
∧ Then ∧ In The Days of the Comet, H.G. Wells
A comet rushes toward Earth, a glowing orb filling the sky, promising doom. Humanity is too busy hating, stealing, scheming & killing to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust & vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneath: nations wage wars, bitter strikes erupt, jealous lovers plot revenge & murder. Earth slips past the comet by a narrow margins, but all succumb to the gases in its tail. When everyone wakes up, they are completely & profoundly different.
In the Days of the Comet is Wells’s tale of the last days of old Earth & the extraterrestrial change that is the salvation of the species. An ill-fated romance between Willie Leadford & Nettie Stuart unfolds in a world buried in misery & bent on destruction. After Earth passes thru the comet’s tail, suffering, pettiness & injustice melt away. Willie, Nettie & all around them are reborn. They now see themselves & their world in a dramatically new way.
The author must have loved hearing his own voice.
≈ Now ≈ The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
In a world in which the police have telepathic powers, how do you get away with murder?
Ben Reichs heads a huge 24th century business empire, spanning the solar system. He is also an obsessed, driven man determined to murder a rival.
To avoid capture, in a society where murderers can be detected even before they commit their crime, is the greatest challenge of his life.
This weird cover hides my next sci-fi story! No really, that cover…
∨ Next ∨ Revenge, Nigel May
If you keep dangerous secrets you’ll pay the ultimate price…
In the South of France, playground of the rich and famous, world renowned chef Dexter Franklin is organising a night to remember. As he opens the doors to his exclusive restaurant for the first time, he’s handpicked a list of guests, as hot and dazzling as the St Tropez sun itself:
Mew Stanton: Fashionable, beautiful and a notorious TV chef, Dexter’s ex-girlfriend has all the ingredients for success. As her books fly off the shelves, a secret from her past is about to surface with explosive consequences.
Holly Lydon: Ex girlband star who has fallen on hard times. Forced to make ends meet she’s having to sleep her way to the top. Now she’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Rosita Velázquez: Brazilian actress extraordinaire and girlfriend of Dexter’s brother, Leland. When she’s in town everybody needs to know about it, but this is one show-stopping entrance she’ll live to regret.
Three women have a past with Dexter and a grudge to bear against him. As fireworks ignite in the jet set capital of Europe, there’s murder on the menu. Who will be served their just desserts?
The sun is setting in the South of France. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and sit back for a read of revenge, regrets and shocking revelations that will have you hooked to the very last page.
I can’t resist a story set in France. Add champagne and a murder and I’m convinced.
Have you read any of those books? What is on your list this week?
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