To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I have just started reading Stuart MacBride’s “Dark Blood”. It is the next in a series featuring DS Logan McRae, a hardbitten (and multi-stabbed) Scottish policeman who is struggling just to get the job done and keep things together in his personal life. I’ve not got too far into the story yet to know what this one is all about, other than it’s to do with an ex-con who has done his time but ends up on the wrong end of the long arm of the law again. We are still at the scene setting stage which is a little about the main protagonists and catching us up with things that have happened since the last book.
What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Val McDermid’s “Darker Domain” this afternoon. It was a great story and I loved it right up to the end which spoiled it slightly because everything was a bit rushed and rather shot-off, if you pardon the pun. The setting is Scotland (again…hmmm I see a theme here…) and a cold case team who are put in charge of investigating a 20 odd year old kidnapping and disappearance of a local billionaire’s daughter and grandson. Along the way they are involved in revisiting the case of a blackleg miner who disappeared around the same time, at the height of the miner’s strike in the early 1980’s. It was a great story – totally plausible, extremely readable and really well told. Like I say, the only poor thing was that after all the twists and turns the ending was rather too neat and rather too abrupt to do the rest of it justice. Perhaps Val had a deadline looming?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Hmmm….not sure. I have only just started my current book so it’ll be a day or so before I think about what’s next, but, having just visited our BRAND NEW library half a mile away and with a stack of 7 more BRAND NEW books to tackle, as well as a couple of books I’ve got on loan from friends and the ones I’ve got lined up on my Kindle I won’t be short of choice! I fancy reading something a bit different from Scottish crime thrillers, so I think I might be in the mood for a bit of Victorian romance with “The Dressmaker” by Posie Graeme-Evans.
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