Showcase Sunday #71

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.


Showcase Sunday #71

Skeletons | Fracture | A Dark and Twisted Tide | The Lost | The Dead Ground

I had another fantastic week book-wise. I met Zarina from Page to Stage Reviews on Wednesday afternoon and she gave me her copy of Jane Fallon’s Skeletons. Zarina was pretty disappointed with it, but I loved both Getting Rid of Matthew and Got You Back so fingers crossed I have better luck with it. Then, the lovely Transworld team sent me a copy of Sharon Bolton’s newest novel, A Dark and Twisted Tide. I’m a huge fan of Sharon’s work (you might remember me raving about the first two Lacey Flint books for WEEKS) so being able to read the fourth one right now and not having to wait another two months or so pretty much made my year. Thanks so much to Alison for the review copy and for making me one happy blogger!

I also got two Claire McGowan books for review from Bookbridgr (Headline’s brand new bookish website – read more about it here). I’m taking part in the official Dead Ground blog tour in April so they were kind enough to send me the first book in the series, as well as The Dead Ground itself. I’ve been meaning to check out Claire’s books for a while now so I’m really looking forward to reading these two.

And last but not least, Fracture landed on my desk yesterday and was a gift from Emma @ Never Judge a Book by Its Cover. I already read and reviewed Fracture two years ago when the American publisher put it on NetGalley, but I loved it so much that I want to read it again some time in the next couple of months. Thank you so much for sending it to me, Emma! :)

That’s my book haul for the past two weeks!

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33 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #71”

  1. Sounds like you had a great week :). I really like the sound of Fracture and want to check out skeletons. Hope you enjoy it x
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  2. Awesome haul! I heard a lot of good about Fracture so I hope to get my hand son it soon and read it myself. :)
    Happy reading!
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  3. Zarina says:

    I really hope it was just me and you enjoy Skeletons!

    I loved Fracture too when I read it a few years ago! It’s such an interesting concept. I think it’s actually part of a series but I never read the other novels, I need to look into that…

    Enjoy all your new reads :)
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    • Vicky says:

      It is, the second book is called Vengeance – I read it a few weeks ago but I didn’t like it as much as Fracture. (It’s still great, just not as good as book #1 was)

  4. Natalie says:

    Awesome haul!! The cover of The Lost is quite intriguing. I joined bookbridgr and find it so good. I love that they include us Irish :) Half the time its hard getting review copies here. Enjoy!!
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  5. Veronica says:

    Great books this week. Some of those covers are really creepy. Happy reading :)
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  6. I have only heard of Fracture which like you I really enjoyed. I hope you enjoy your new books :)
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  7. Jasprit says:

    I haven’t read a book by Fallon in ages, so I’m curious to see what Skeletons is about! I hope you enjoy all your books Vicky!
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  8. You’ve had quite a week, Vicki. A different story from mine, for sure. :)

    I hope you’ll enjoy your haul and I look forward to reading your thoughts on these.
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  9. Great week Vicky. I got approved for Bookbridgr and I’m really excited about it so thanks for your post all about it. I need to pick up a Sharon Bolton book soon, I think I’d really like them. Enjoy your goodies :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Yes you do! The first two are absolutely amazing. Seriously. No doubt the best crime novels I’ve read in my life. If you like crime (the gorier type, not the Agatha Christie-like ‘light’ mysteries) you’re going to love this one.

  10. Leah says:

    Ahhh I loved Fractured too :). Vengeance was good but not as good as #1. The Lost looks really good too!
    Hoping to get approved for Bookbridgr soon, it sounds awesome.

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    • Vicky says:

      That’s exactly what I told everyone. I loved Fracture to bits but I didn’t love Vengeance as much as I loved book #1. It’s still a great book, but it’s not as fantastic as Fracture was.

  11. Your very welcome Vicky. I really hope you enjoy it again, I know I did and I still need to read her next novel, Vengeance. Brilliant Book Haul! Hope you enjoy them all. Happy Reading! :D
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    • Vicky says:

      I hope you enjoy Vengeance! It’s a great book but I didn’t love it as much as Fracture. Although Fracture was pretty much flawless so writing something equally amazing would be nearly impossible, I think. :D

  12. Jessica @ a GREAT read says:

    OOh very nice! These are all new to me! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Jo says:

    Great haul, Vicky! I have Fractured, but I’ve not yet read it. I should really get a move on! I’ve heard great things about both her books! Happy reading! :)
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  14. I’ve read Getting Rid of Matthew & Got You Back too! I actually had no idea that Jane Fallon had a new book coming out this year so I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for Skeleton because it definitely sounds intriguing. I still haven’t read Fracture yet, but I did finally get around to buying it a few weeks ago. I may have to get to it soon though since you loved it. I’m pretty sure I will too.
    Oooh! I haven’t heard of Claire McGowan before, but I’m definitely intrigued The Lost.
    Great haul this week Vicky! Happy reading :D
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  15. Fracture was so good. The rest of your books look really good as well.

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  16. Glad you and Zarina had a great time :) Love your haul this week, I hope you enjoy your books :)

    Are you enjoying BookBridgr? I think it is wonderful :)

    Happy Sunday!

    Meg xxxx
    Megan @ReadingInTheSunshine recently posted..Showcase Sunday #47My Profile

  17. Lovely new books to start off the month with, Vicky! Enjoy!!
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  18. Vicky Hooper says:

    Bookbridgr looks really interesting! Thanks for the information about it. :-) I’ve had to put the blogging on hold a bit because I’ve been so busy, but now that I’m kicking it into gear again I’m going to check out the site.

    Some nice looking books this week! Hope you enjoy them and have a super week! :-)
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    • Vicky says:

      Yes, I know! I’ve been wondering where you were – I haven’t seen you lately. :( But I’m glad the internship went great and you had such a lovely time.

      Welcome back and have a nice week!

  19. Katherine says:

    Looks like a great week! The McGowan covers especially are seriously creepy!
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  20. Missie says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these, I will have to check them out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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  21. Lovely books as always, enjoy. :)
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  22. Brooke says:

    Oh I would love to know how Fracture is! I have been debating on getting that one since it came out! Nice haul. Enjoy your books!
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  23. My 12-year-old has made me promise to read The Fault in Our Stars. She adored it, so at her urging we went shopping to find all John Green’s other books. We’ve started reading Looking For Alaska, and now she follows all John Green and his brother’s You Tube postings.

    Thanks for the list. It was fun!

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