Thursday, September 29, 2016


With the cooler weather and less time outdoors I am trying to get back into the blogging groove.  So what I love best.. Feel in the blanks!

Reading: Skip Tracer by Meg Gardiner - I am having a tough time with this.  It's giving me some anxiety and that's no Bueno.  In theory it's a genre I love but I don't know.  It might be because it has to do with a kid and people tracking her down that are not good.  Perhaps I should table it but I started it and now I need to get to the end.  I've been on a Lisa Gardner / Meg Gardiner kick this last month.

Loving: how excited my kiddo is to tell me all about her Kindergarten adventures each day. 

Frustrated: with being a working mom.

Thinking: about trying to get rid of crap from my house and how to best do it.  I want to sell some of my nicer clothes but I hate dealing with no shows.  And I just feel bad donating so much stuff that I could try to sell but I don't necessarily want to hold on to it until our next garage sale in May.  hmm

Feeling: cold.  I hate this weather change.

Anticipating: Bridesmaid dress shopping next month for my sister-in-laws wedding

Watching: The Voice.  We are so far behind in our tv viewing.  We didn't even catch up over the summer.  But this will be good since soon we will have lots of cold weekend days to fill with TV watching ha.

Working: on trying to volunteer more in the community.

Sad: that, people are still so racist, sexist and just so selfish

Grateful: for a healthy kid.

Listening:  I have so many podcasts that I am so far behind on.  Some favorites are Criminal, Mom & Dad are Fighting, Fake the Nation, Stuff Mom Never Told You, and Dear Sugar.

Wishing: that I could stay home.

What are you listening to, anticipating and reading?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Devil Sent the Rain

You know when you pick up a book and it kick starts a reading frenzy? This book did that just when I needed it.

The Devil Sent the Rain by Lisa Turner is apparently the second book featuring Detective Billy Able.  It alludes to it but this can be a stand alone novel.

Description: The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience.
Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney’s death exposes illegal practices at her family’s prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city’s social world.

In a tale of the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement, twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he’s drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge—and eliminating the threat Billy poses.

This is a fast moving book with twists and turns.  You've got the messed up Southern family, eccentric family members and forbidden love.  Lies, twists, revenge, backstabbing, and a tad bit of crazy.  I loved it.  I will most likely be tracking down the first book when I'm at my next loss of what to read next.

This is great for those who like mysteries and thrillers.

Have you read any books by Lisa Turner? What is your favorite mystery author?

If you want to buy this book you can get it through HarperCollins!