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First Impressions Friday: Lockdown

It’s that time of week, again, which means, it’s First Impressions Friday. For those of you who are unfamiliar, #FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading then, share your first impressions, predict what you think will happen, and say whether you think you’ll enjoy it. “Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: A day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.” A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision. A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns. …

Force of Nature, by Jane Harper

DETAILS Title: FORCE OF NATURE Author: Jane Harper Publisher: Flatiron Books ISBN: 9781250191663 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACK COVER BLURB Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along a muddy track. Only four come out on the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and encourage teamwork and resilience. At least, that’s what the corporate retreat website advertises. Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker, Alice Russell. Because Alice knew secrets, about the company she worked for and the people she worked with. The four returning women tell Falk a tale of fear, violence and fractured trust during their days in the remote Australian bushland. And as Falk delves into the disappearance of Alice, he begins to suspect some dangers ran far deeper than anyone knew. WHAT I THOUGHT Jane Harper has done it again. She has captured lightning in a bottle not once, but twice. With FORCE …

Review Update: Force of Nature

I finished reading FORCE OF NATURE by Jane Harper yesterday evening and I’m still mulling it over before I write my review. But I know this one is going to be a 9.5 out of 10 stars even before I write the review. It was *that* good! So, dear reader, watch this space, I’ll be posting my review in the next day or two.

Sharing Some Linky Love

Okay, because I’m at home today, and I don’t really have a blog post of my own, and I’ve been playing catchup with everyone else’s blog posts, I thought to do a link round up of all my favourite reads. So, here goes—please take a moment to check out these great blogs: Norrie at Reading Under The Blankie had Sunday Coffee Inge at The Belgian Reviewer is reviewing RESIN by Ane Riel Sophie at Beware The Reader did her Weekly Round-up Vera at Unfiltered Tales had some lively Chitter-Chatter Kaleena at Reader Voracious interviewed Maria from Chile So if you are stuck for something to read, grab a brew and go makes some new friends.

First Impressions Friday: Force of Nature

It’s Friday already which means, it’s First Impressions Friday. For those who are unfamiliar, #FIF is a weekly meme created by J.W. Martin. The goal is to talk about a book you recently started reading then, share you first impressions, predict what you think will happen, and say whether you think you’ll enjoy it, etc. “Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along a muddy track. Only four come out on the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and encourage teamwork and resilience. At least, that’s what the corporate retreat website advertises. Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker, Alice Russell. Because Alice knew secrets, about the company she worked for and the people she worked with. The four returning women tell Falk a tale of fear, violence and fractured trust during their days in the remote Australian bushland. And as Falk delves into the disappearance of Alice, …