| LAST BOOK I FINISHED READING |
Young juror Maya Seale is convinced that African American high school teacher Bobby Nock is innocent of killing the wealthy white female student with whom he appears to have been involved and persuades her fellow jurors likewise.
Ten years later, a true-crime docuseries reassembles the jurors, and Maya, now a defense attorney, must prove her own innocence when one of them is found dead in Maya’s room.
[Can not see what the fuss was about when this was published. I found it rather meh, with a whole lot of meh on top of it.]
| THE BOOK I’M CURRENTLY READING |
Young sisters, Sophie and Tennant Riggin, are the only two people to withstand a massive explosion that destroys their community, located in the shadow of Oregon’s Mt. Hood.
A team of elite government investigators are sent to research the fallout and the girls – why did only they survive? – but with conflicting objectives. For Dr Martha Chan, a psychologist who analyses large-scale medical emergencies: study them. For Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Fraser, a career military leader with an inherent mistrust of civilians: contain them.
But as the disturbance replicates across the Pacific Northwest, it threatens to topple the chain of command. Dr Chan and Lieutenant Colonel Fraser are caught between the perpetrators of the threat – and those who have the power to resist.
[Not normally a fan of Patterson but I can’t resist something that has Barker’s name on it and boy, is it good so far!]
| WHAT I’M (PROBABLY) READING NEXT |
Teddy Crutcher won Teacher of the Year at Belmont Academy. Everyone thinks he’s brilliant.
Only you know the truth.
They all smile when he tells us his wife couldn’t be more proud.
But no-one has seen her in a while.
They’re impressed when the tragic death of a school parent doesn’t distract him.
Even when rumours start to say it was murder.
You’re sure Teddy is hiding something about what happened that day.
You’re sure you can prove it.
But you didn’t stop to think that when it comes to catching a killer, there’s no place more dangerous than just one step behind.
[Oh, look! It’s For Your Own Good again. Third time’s the charm, right?] 😳
What are you reading this week! Do let me know and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx