February bookhaul #2


Last weekend I went to the thriftshop and to the regular bookshop. And guess what: I bought some books. So, today another bookhaul!

The Doll’s House by M.J. Arlidge

A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.

Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing – her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave.

For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it’s chilling evidence that she’s searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful – a predator who’s killed before.

And as Helen struggles to understand the killer’s motivation, she begins to realize that she’s in a desperate race against time . . .

You may already know that I’m not really good at reading series chronologically. I’m trying very hard to not to do that anymore, because I really want to enjoy the evolving characters of the people in the books a little more. The series about DI Helen Grace is one of the first series I’m actually reading chronologically! And the third book in the series came out for only 10 euros yesterday!

Murder in the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police.

And The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

The placid village of Lymstock seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. But soon a series of vicious poison-pen letters destroys the village’s quiet charm, eventually causing one recipient to commit suicide. The vicar, the doctor, the servants—all are on the verge of accusing one another when help arrives from an unexpected quarter. The vicar’s houseguest happens to be none other than Jane Marple.

A lot of the other bookstagrammers I follow on instagram are a big fan of Agatha Christie, so when I saw these two books (which were in the same edition, and that’s super nice) I just had to have them! I really want to read more of the queen of crime!

The Shining by Stephen King

Danny was only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control.

As winter closed in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seemed to develop a life of its own. It was meant to be empty, but who was the lady in Room 217, and who were the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why did the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

Somewhere, somehow there was an evil force in the hotel – and that too had begun to shine…

The first King book I wanted to buy was The Shining, so I was quite disappointed when I didn’t find it the first time I walked into the thrift shop a couple of years ago. But … today was the day and I finally found it! AND IT WAS ONLY 1 EURO AND IN PERFECT CONDITION! I’ve already seen the movie by Stanley Kubrick and it was really awesome and so GOOD. I really can’t wait to dive into this King story!

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