Hey everyone, how is it going? Sorry I haven`t been posting for a while, I was busy getting some things done. Anyhow, recently I purchased some books from a three day book bazaar in Liberty Book (it is the best bookstore for bookworms) and the prices were reduced to 100-150PKR. So, being a bookworm I hauled as many books as I can carry.
I bought all books by reading the back summery, which is kinda chancy because sometimes a book summery is interesting while the book pace is slow and the story is lacking. But thank god most of them had good reviews on goodreads.com. I don`t normally read reviews on books but since I bought the books mindlessly, I thought it would be a good to get some views.
Enough of my chatter, let`s see what I got:
1. HIDE AND SEEK BY JAMES PATTERSON:
4.1/5 Ratings on goodreads.
Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder- in the celebrity trial of the decade. As one of the world`s best-loved singer-songwriter, she seems to have it all. So how could she have murdered not just one, but two of her husbands?
Will Shepherd was Maggie`s second husband. A magnificent athlete and film star, he was just as famous. But Will had dark, dangerous secrets that none of his fans could have imagined… that his own wife could never have dreamed of.
2. THE BASTARD BOY BY JAMES WILSON:
Ned Gudgeon wakes to find himself in a cell. He has no idea where he is or how he came to be there, but- seeing pen and paper- he begins to write…What follows is Ned`s remarkable story, the story of his quest for his missing nephew, taking him from the corrupt and teeming slaving port of Bristol to the turmoil of the colonies on the brink of revolution. What is the truth behind the mystery of the bastard boy?
3. OMBRIA IN SHADOW BY PATRICIA A. MCKILLIP:
The Prince of Ombria is dying, and already his sinister great-aunt is plotting to seize power. The Black Pearl is feared throughout the land, and the city folk know her reign will be a terrible one. Only the prince`s son can stop her from taking the throne, but he is just a boy. Ombria, it seems, is doomed.
And yet, beneath the streets, in a buried world of shadows and ghosts, a mysterious sorceress is weaving new spells, watched over by a girl sculpted entirely from wax.
4. STINGER BY JOHN NICHOL:
Sickened by the bloody toll of a war that cost lives of friends and the woman he loved, RAF pilot Sean Riever transfers to helicopters and heads for the remote mountains of Afghanistan.
His work there with the mine-clearance teams takes him as close to the shadow of war as he wants to get. But when a British passenger plane is shot down by a Stinger missile over the east coast of America, Sean is forced once more into the cauldron of war.
5. BITTER FRUIT BY ACHMAT DANGOR:
This book had really bad reviews, but I want to give it a try.
The last time Silas Ali encountered the Lieutenant, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the Lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on Lydia, his wife. When Silas sees him again, by chance, crimes from the past erupts into the present, splintering the Ali`s fragile family life.
Now from here the books I brought are all part of a series and had kinda of mixed reviews.
6. LULLABY TOWN BY ROBERT CRAIS:
An Elvis Cole Novel# 3
Peter Alan Nelsen is a brilliant but erratic director who`s been crowned Hollywood`s King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. Surrounded by yes-men and a gorgeous bodyguard named Dani, no one says no to Peter Alan Nelsen- except PI Elvis Cole.
Nelsen wants to find the wife and child he dumped en route to becoming the third most powerful film-maker in America. Its kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep- until it turns out to be a nightmare. For Nelsen`s ex-wife is nothing like Cole expected. Ans she has a dark, threatening secret..
7. THE FORGOTTEN BY FAYE KELLERMAN:
A Peter Decker/ Rina Lazarus Novel# 13
Rina Lazarus and her husband, L.A.P.D Homicide Lt. Peter Decker, are shocked by an outrage that cuts close to the spiritual heart of their family. Rina’s small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. The alleged perpetrator is seventeen year-old Ernesto Golding, a “rich kid” obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather. Then Ernesto is found brutally murdered, along with his therapist, Dr. Mervin Baldwin, at an exclusive nature camp that caters to moneyed, troubled children. For Decker and his wife, unraveling the truth behind Ernesto’s violent death becomes more terrifying with each sinister twist. For lethal secrets with roots in the horrors of a past generation are coming to the surface, propelling Peter and Rina into a ghastly world of ruthless parents and damaged youth—and toward a dark evil and its ultimate retribution.
8. THE MINOTAUR BY STEPHEN COONTS:
A Jake Grafton novel# 4
Former Vietnam pilot and air-wing commander Jake Grafton has been assigned to the Pentagon. His orders are to lead the development of the navy`s new top secret attack plane, the A-12. But before long he finds himself drawn into a hunt for the Minotaur- a mole hidden in the Pentagon who is selling America`s most precious defense secrets.
The FBI`s chief spy-catcher is hot on the Minotaur`s trail- or is he? And just who are the traitors? Four people are dead and a test pilot is near death before Grafton homes in on the shocking identity of the Minotaur- and his even more chilling motive.
9. THE RED HORSEMAN BY STEPHEN COONTS:
A Jake Grafton Novel# 6
As the infrastructure of the Soviet Union crumbles before the world`s eyes, twenty thousand tactical nuclear weapons, once under the command of the Soviet military, are up for grabs. US Intelligence sends Jake Grafton to Moscow. His assignment: to ensure the weapons are destroyed before they disappear into a terrorist pipeline. But someone wants his mission to fail- and will do anything to stop him.
These are all the books I bought from the bazaar. Have you read any of them? Comment below if you have and share your views about them. And for future blog posts follow beauty, books and more on Instagram. Hope you all have a nice day. xoxo