Friday Finds | 15th – 29th September

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I forgot to schedule this post last Friday, and as I was in Budapest I didn’t get time to post it, so I’m doing a Friday Finds for two weeks worth of books!

Saying that, I haven’t really added many books to my TBR recently as I’ve been trying to cut down my addiction lol. I’ve added three books to my GR to-read shelf over the past week. Read on to find out what there are!

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Synopsis: I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me.

My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn’t a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world.

This final book?

It’s my confession.

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I’m a little sceptical about this one as it’s been written by an erotic / romance writer. But, people are saying this is a psychological thriller… although they all seem to be the authors regular readers… so who knows!

I love the synopsis, so I really hope it’s good.

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Synopsis: There’s something wrong with this family.

Wes Shaw’s different than his siblings—darker, awkward, the perpetual ne’er-do-well. Mary Shaw’s the doting mother, showering her children with gifts from the heart and the pocketbook.

The Shaws have survived divorce and death, but something sinister is in their midst. The truth threatens to tear them apart. The lies threaten to tear them apart.

Which side will each choose?

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This popped up as freebie on Amazon a few days ago. Normally I wouldn’t be drawn to a cover like this one has, but the title and a sneak peek synopsis drew me in.

It only has a small number of reviews but all are looking very positive!

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Synopsis: Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the Lancashire farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep from the moors. Generally, very little changes in the Briardale Valley, but this year things are different. His grandfather – known to everyone as the Gaffer – has died and John’s new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time.

Every year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper but also through the remembrance of folk tales, family stories and timeless communal rituals which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. This year, though, the determination of some members of the community to defend those boundary lines has strengthened, and John and Katherine must decide where their loyalties lie, and whether they are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to join the tribe…

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I didn’t really like Hurley’s last novel, The Loney, but I wanted to give his writing another chance. This one is being met with extremely differing views, some saying it’s utter tripe, others loving it… we’ll see how it goes!

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Synopsis: Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere.

Tamsen Donner must be a witch. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the pioneers to the brink of madness. They cannot escape the feeling that someone–or something–is stalking them. Whether it was a curse from the beautiful Tamsen, the choice to follow a disastrous experimental route West, or just plain bad luck–the 90 men, women, and children of the Donner Party are at the brink of one of the deadliest and most disastrous western adventures in American history.

While the ill-fated group struggles to survive in the treacherous mountain conditions–searing heat that turns the sand into bubbling stew; snows that freeze the oxen where they stand–evil begins to grow around them, and within them. As members of the party begin to disappear, they must ask themselves “What if there is something waiting in the mountains? Something disturbing and diseased…and very hungry?”

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This is a random find from Netgalley. I’ve never heard of the Donner Party before now, but now I’m interested in it! You may all know by now, but I love things about witches – not the paranormal ones, the “real life” ones.

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So there you have it, those are the books I’ve added to my TBR this week!

Let me know what books you’ve discovered this week!

6 thoughts on “Friday Finds | 15th – 29th September

  1. Hmm, interesting. Perhaps because I live in California, but we are raised with stories of the Oregon Trail and the Donner Party being part of our history lessons. I don’t know more than the basic school history stuff, but this sounds like an interesting take on the Donner Party. I won’t spoil it for you if you don’t know what happens to them!

    For No Conscience: I wouldn’t normally buy a book based on that cover, either, but the cover picture and title combination make me curious to get a better look at those gingerbread men. Are they normal cookies? Or subtly misshapen?

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    1. Yeah, I suppose where you live you get to know about different things. I’m sure I know a lot of British bits you probably wouldn’t know too much about purely because I live here 🙂

      Haha, love your cookie curiosity 😛

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  2. This is super random, but I actually got really interested in the Donner Party a few months back and read tons of articles, watched lots of documentaries, and read all the Wikipedia bios I could find. Very, very interesting – and tragic! I wonder how a fictional book would be about them…

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