Showing posts from June, 2017

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Title: My Cousin Rachel Author:  Daphne du Maurier Published by: Victor Gollancz Ltd Publication date: 1951  Read:  June 24 - June 28 2017 Genre: Mystery Thriller; Classic Pages:  351 Mareli's rating: 5 stars Recommend to: If you can read, you have to read Daphne du Maurier's books. They don't come like this anymore. Description:  Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly.  Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose's letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious R

Plaasmoord deur Karin Brynard

Titel: Plaasmoord Skrywer: Karin Brynard Uitgewer:  Human & Rousseau Eerste druk: 2009 Bladsye: 510 (sagteband) My gradering: 4 Sterre Genre: Moord en doodslag, geskiedenis, speur Aanbeveel aan: Afrikaanse misdaad en speurverhaal liefhebbers ( soos Deon Meyer? Ja!) Kort opsomming:  Plaasmoorde het nooit juis vastrapplek gekry in die ylbevolkte Noord-Kaap nie - maar dan word die drie en dertigjarige opkomende skilder Freddie Swarts en haar aangenome dogter aaklig vermoor Speurder-inspekteur Albertus Beeslaar moet die moord oplos., maar kort voor lank word hy en die vermoorde se suster, Saar ingetrek by bisarre gebeure soos die moord op 'n bobbelaan, 'n veediefstal-sindikaat en 'n groep omgekrapte boere wat sake in hul eie hande wil neem.  Goodreads

Friday Meets - 23 June 2017

Greetings! While most of my fellow bloggers are enjoying the summer and sunshine, some of us here in the Southern hemisphere are freezing. No, we do not go to the gym. We read. The brain needs exercise too. 

Top Ten Tuesday - Serious Series I need to read Seriously

It's Tuesday and time to get serious about reading series' with Top Ten Tuesday. Seriously, you need to start reading that series you've been putting off ever since Eskom first introduced load shedding.  Personally, I don't read that many series. The problem with a series is you need to read them ALL, for if you take one out, none of the other bulbs will light up and you will be sitting in the dark.  But I still have the following series' on my TBR list and I haven't started with any of these. Not one book or even book one from anyone. 

It's Monday! What are you reading? #7

The problem with Mondays.... Endless. I was actually looking forward to Monday, but then BAM - it just smacks you in the face with all its demands and oh-here's-another-problem at 08:00 on a Monday morning. But I don't hate Monday. I honestly don't. At least not the part where we can talk about books.  We took a mini-break last week and I spend it reading. The whole time. Came to the conclusion that reading really does solve everything and it's the best therapy. Monday should try reading. We as readers and bloggers should unite and force the world to spend Mondays reading. It will solve an endless amount of world problems. So nice to still believe in unicorns and the tooth fairy. Don't you think?

The Serial Killer's Daughter by Lesley Welsh

Title:  The Serial Killer's Daughter Author: Lesley Welsh Published by:  Bookouture Publication date:  14 June 2017  Read:  June 5 - June 10 2017 Genre:  Thriller Pages:  343 ISBN:   9781786811929 Mareli's rating:  4 stars Recommend to:  PSYCHO (Some new killing tips and how to lie about it here) Description:  Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.  Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.  To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, whose death ten years before in an unexplained and devastating fire broke Suzanne’s heart.  But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?  Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s