∧ Then ∧ Two Lost Boys, Linda Robertson
Janet Moodie has spent years as a death row appeals attorney. Overworked and recently widowed, she’s had her fill of hopeless cases, and is determined that this will be her last. Her client is Marion ‘Andy’ Hardy, convicted along with his brother Emory of the rape and murder of two women. But Emory received a life sentence while Andy got the death penalty, labeled the ringleader despite his low IQ and Emory’s dominant personality.
Convinced that Andy’s previous lawyers missed mitigating evidence that would have kept him off death row, Janet investigates Andy’s past. She discovers a sordid and damaged upbringing, a series of errors on the part of his previous counsel, and most worrying of all, the possibility that there is far more to the murders than was first thought. Andy may be guilty, but does he deserve to die?
Gosh I had missed a good legal story!
≈ Now ≈ Block 46, Johana Gustawsson
In Falkenberg, Sweden, the mutilated body of talented young jewelry designer Linnea Blix is found in a snow-swept marina. In Hampstead Heath, London, the body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea’s. Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In the midst of the hell of the Holocaust, Erich Hebner will do anything to see himself as a human again. Are the two murders the work of a serial killer, and how are they connected to shocking events at Buchenwald? Emily Roy, a profiler on loan to Scotland Yard from the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, joins up with Linnea’s friend, French true-crime writer Alexis Castells, to investigate the puzzling case. They travel between Sweden and London, and then deep into the past, as a startling and terrifying connection comes to light.
Falkenberg, Suède. Le commissaire Bergström découvre le cadavre terriblement mutilé d’une femme.
Londres. Profileuse de renom, la ténébreuse Emily Roy enquête sur une série de meurtres d’enfants dont les corps présentent les mêmes blessures que la victime suédoise : trachée sectionnée, yeux énucléés et un mystérieux Y gravé sur le bras.
Étrange serial killer, qui change de lieu de chasse et de type de proie…
En Suède, Emily retrouve une vieille connaissance : Alexis Castells, une écrivaine pleine de charme spécialisée dans les tueurs en série. Ensemble, ces deux personnalités discordantes se lancent dans une traque qui va les conduire jusqu’aux atrocités du camp de Buchenwald, en 1944.
Look at the lucky lady who gets to read this beauty in both languages!
∨ Next ∨ Annie’s Lovely Choir by the Sea, Liz Eeles
Prepare to be whisked away to the Cornish seaside, where clear blue skies, crashing waves, and a welcoming choir await you.
Annie Trebarwith has no family to tie her down, and she likes it that way. But when a letter arrives, unexpectedly inviting her to visit her great aunt Alice in her family’s ancestral home, curiosity gets the better of her and she travels to deepest Cornwall to meet the family she’s never known.
Salt Bay is beautiful and Tregavara House imposing – but there’s no phone signal and some of the locals, like the gorgeous but brooding Josh, are incredibly grumpy. But Alice’s poor health compels Annie to stay, so to keep herself busy she relaunches the Salt Bay Choral Society.
Annie is surprised to see how much the choir means to the community, and she even starts to break through Josh’s surly exterior. As she begins to put down roots in Salt Bay, Annie soon realises that there’s a lot to be said for finding the place where you belong after all…
Annie’s Lovely Choir by the Sea is a heartwarming story about family, belonging and the healing power of music, perfect for fans of Alex Brown, Rachael Lucas and Carole Matthews.
And to finish, a little change in scenery. This sounds like the perfect holiday read!