February book haul #1

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With all the book boxes I’m currently subscribed to, it’s going to be hard to diminish my TBR. I now have a subscription to the Abominable Book Club box (monthly) and a “Thriller abonnement“, where I get a new (not-yet-published) thriller four times a year! So, that’s at least two books a month … Let’s just say these two are an exception to the rule and that the spontaneous book buying has as good as disappeared!

Now, let’s get on with my book haul!

Physical books

Assassin by Shaun Hutson
London is gripped by the bloodiest outbreak of gang warfare ever seen.

Shootings in the street, kidnappings, bombs and car chases have become commonplace. The gutters are running red with blood and the Police are powerless to stop it.

Frank Harrison had ruled gangland unopposed for more than two years and yet someone is out to wipe him and his men from the face of the earth. Who and why?

The answer, when it comes, will test not just Harrison’s courage but his sanity too. For him, there is only one way to fight back against an enemy he can barely believe he faces.

So, into this world of violence, corruption, madness and death comes the Assassin.

A force more powerful than vengeance, more lethal than a lorry full of high velocity weapons and more terrifying than any nightmare

The Lingering by S.J.I. Holliday
Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start. The local village is known for the witches who once resided there, and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history.

When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem. As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution. The Lingering is an exceptionally plotted, terrifying and tantalizingly twisted novel by one of the most exciting authors in the genre.

Providence by Caroline Kepnes
A propulsive new thriller about the obsessive nature of love when an intensifying relationship between best friends is disrupted by a kidnapping.

Growing up as best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe are the only ones who truly understand each other, though they can never find the words to tell one another the depth of their feelings. When Jon is finally ready to confess his feelings, he’s suddenly kidnapped by his substitute teacher who is obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft and has a plot to save humanity.

Mourning the disappearance of Jon and facing the reality he may never return, Chloe tries to navigate the rites of entering young adulthood and “fit in” with the popular crowd, but thoughts of Jon are never far away.

When Jon finally escapes, he discovers he now has an uncontrollable power that endangers anyone he has intense feelings for. He runs away to protect Chloe and find the answers to his new identity–but he’s soon being tracked by a detective who is fascinated by a series of vigilante killings that appear connected.

Whisking us on a journey through New England and crashing these characters’ lives together in the most unexpected ways, Kepnes explores the complex relationship between love and identity, unrequited passion and obsession, self-preservation and self-destruction, and how the lines are often blurred between the two.

I got these books in the Abominable Book Club box – use ROMI10 to get 10% off your next purchase. I was only gifted Providence and I bought the other two (in a box) myself. *

De krokodilvogel van Katrine Engberg
Op een vroege ochtend in het centrum van Kopenhagen loopt de gepensioneerde Gregers Hermansen voorzichtig de trap van zijn appartement af om zijn vuilniszak buiten te zetten. Op de begane grond klemt de deur een beetje. Gregers probeert de deur open te krijgen, maar struikelt en valt door de deur naar binnen. Als hij weer bijkomt, ontdekt hij dat hij boven op het bebloede lichaam van een jonge vrouw ligt. Het is het begin van een nachtmerrie voor de bewoners van het appartementencomplex en eveneens voor rechercheurs Jeppe Kørner en Anette Werner. Vooral omdat er algauw wordt ontdekt dat een andere bewoner van het complex een thriller schrijft over de moord op een jonge vrouw in een appartementencomplex…

Have you read any of the books above? What did you think?

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