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!


  1. 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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    • 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)

  2. 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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    • 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.

  3. 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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    • 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.

    • 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

  4. says

    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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  5. 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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    • 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!

  6. says

    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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