Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other bloggers.

I found this author last year, Sam Hayes, her Thriller Suspense novel Tell-Tale was one of my favourites last year, so I ordered more.  :-)

A tense and powerful emotional thriller from Sam Hayes that asks: Do we ever really know our children?

'What would you do if your teenage son was stabbed to death at school?' That's a question chat-show host Carrie Kent can well imagine posing to any one of her studio guests. Her daily morning TV show deals with real life in all it's grubby glory - from underage sex to benefit swindlers, cheating partners to DNA testing. It's a million miles away from her perfect, polished existence. But when she gets a call to say that her beloved son Max has been murdered, Carrie and her ex-husband Brody will have to enter a world of poverty, fear and violence if they want to find out what really happened. And when the shocking truth is finally revealed, will they be able to live with it...?

UNSPOKENA secret is about to destroy a family in Sam Hayes' breathtaking follow-up to BLOOD TIES...

Mary Marshall would do anything for her daughter Julia. A devoted grandmother to Julias children, shes always been the rock her family can rely on. Until now. Mary has a past Julia knows nothing about, and its come back to haunt her Murray French is walking a tightrope. A solicitor struggling with an alcohol problem, hes about to lose his wife Julia and his children to another man: someone successful, someone they deserve. Someone whos everything hes not. Can he ever get his family back? Just when Julia Marshall thinks life is starting to turn around, she stumbles upon the brutalised body of a girl she teaches. And as the terrible present starts to shed light on her mothers past, Julia realises her familys nightmare is only just beginning...

Also, I won books from Book Quoter :-)

  I wanted to read this in order to understand why this was banned and so many bloggers loved it, its ok so far, definitely for fans of YA which I'm not.


I also wanted a Jo Nesbo, my 4 year old laughs at the cover :-)  Can you imagine when she can read Fart, lol


  1. Oh, Speak is so good! The Hayes books look good too. I had no idea Jo Nesbo has written a book like that.

  2. Those Sam Hayes books sound really intense! I did think Speak was a book that all young adults should read. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  3. I think my husband would want your Nesbo book and as for the other three they sound more intense than my usual escapism reading but enjoy your loot Marce!

    My Mailbox contains all the books that have come in since last post in late January..

  4. hi marce! not familiar with these books except for speak but they look really good. enjoy :)

    - michelle

  5. I heard great things about Speak. I know its one I need to read soon. I hope you enjoy it. You can see my IMM here if you'd like :)

  6. Someone Else's Son sounds really good! I look forward to your review of that one....

  7. ohh I hope you enjoy Speak more as it goes on, I love LHA and that's a powerful book I am thinking I"ll reread sometime this year.

  8. Loved Speak!
    I've never heard of Sam Hayes, but really like the sound of Someone Else's Son.

  9. Wow, those Sam Hayes books look GOOD! I remember your review on Tell-Tale and I've been wanting to read it ever since!

  10. I've never heard of Sam Hayes before since I primarily read YA, but Someone Else's Son sounds incredible. I will be on the lookout for your review of it.

    Happy reading!

  11. Nice mailbox. Intrigued by Someone else's Son

  12. Wow Someone Else's Son sounds very good. I have never heard of it though, so I might check that one out. I hope you enjoy it!

  13. I also want to read Speak, but I am a fan of YA books - so maybe I'll enjoy it more!

  14. You got some great books! Look forward to read your reviews!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

  15. I just finished a Jo Nesbo but an adult book of his!! I loved Speak..hope it gets better for you!! Have a great week of reading!

  16. I really enjoyed Speak. Sorry you're not liking it as much. I do like YA books, so maybe that's why I liked it so much! ;-)

    I have something for you:
    I know you're an award-free zone. I don't expect you to post it or pass it on. I just still want you to know yu're one of my favorite book bloggers.


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